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Miriam T.

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93 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Miriam's Resident Pets

Patches
Labrador Retriever
Male
8 yr 1 mo old
Beethoven
Russell Terrier
Male
7 yr 1 mo old

Miriam's Townhome

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Large Balcony
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Miriam

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
BOARDING RULES, EXTRA FEES AND A LITTLE ABOUT ME:

I love dogs! because of that love, I decided to board and groom them. I am a certified Dog groomer and CPR Dog Certified through American Red Cross. For before and after pictures of some of the dogs I have groomed, please view video: https://youtu.be/AEeTmOfJ_Sk

I am currently pursuing a certificate in Dog Behavior/Dog Training at Leerburg University.

My dog Patches and I have Therapy Dog Certifications through Therapy Dog International. We also volunteer for Hospice Care in the Beaufort County. I have background check through DogVacay, as well as training. I was a school teacher for 22 years. I left the teaching field before moving to SC from my home town in New York. I hold a Master's Degree in Education. Graduated Summa Cum Laude.

My passion is Teaching, Music, Singing, Playing the piano, Children, Animals and traveling to learn about different cultures. I love languages and speak English, Italian, Spanish and have knowledge of Portuguese and Tagalog. I now have my own business under the umbrella of DogVacay. While your pup is boarding with me, why not have him groomed? My grooming services are specifically made available just for DogVacay Boarders. I do not work for a salon, as I like to do quality work and don't like rushing to get to my next furry customer. Please see my price listed under my services.

I promise to care for your dog as if they were my own. Your dog will have plenty of walks in our pet-friendly community and exercise in our large fenced dog park. I report to you three to four times throughout the day and evening. I take plenty of pictures and video clips each day, to let you know what your pup is doing. I also do FaceTime. In addition to dogs, I can also care for your cat, small mammal, such as guinea pig or hamster.

I have had a few dogs and cats in my lifetime and have always done rescue work since I was very young. My mother had nursing training and used her knowledge and home remedies to assist any strays we rescued. She also had a love for animals.

Again, I am multi-lingual. If you do not speak English, you can write me in Italian, Portuguese or Spanish to book your stay.

NUMBER OF DOGS IN MY HOUSEHOLD:

I own a mix Dalmation/Lab who I rescued some years ago, named Patches, He is very loving, calm, well behaved and has a soothing affect on all animals he meets. In June of 2015 Patches passed his Dog Therapy Test in Beaufort, SC, through Therapy Dog International. He is now officially a Certified Therapy Dog. I also have one small Jack Russell dog named, "Beethoven." He is very playful and full of energy.

PUPPY BOARDING:

Due to the extra time and amount of work there is in caring for puppies under a year old, I charge $55 a day.

MY COMMUNITY:

I live in a pet-friendly community and there is a large dog park where I live and exercise is on my top list. I keep my house clean and orderly.

CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENT:

- Drop off and pick up:
If you drop off your dog at 1:00 pm on a particular date, pick up should be no later, or close to 1:00 pm on your pick up date. If your pick up time is 8 hours apart, It is considered a FULL DAY OF DAYCARE, a fee of $28 applies above the normal boarding charges of $40 a night. After the 8 hours, there will be an additional fee of $3.00 an hour.

- LAST MINUTE RESERVATIONS:

If you request same day booking, I charge $10 for last minute booking.

CANCELLATIONS:

I have a moderate booking refund policy for overnight boarding, as it prevents me from securing other bookings. If you cancel within 7 days or less from your booking date, you will receive 50% refund. If you cancel 8 days after your booking date, you will receive 100% back.

REQUIREMENTS:

- Maximum boarding is 2 dogs. (Special consideration will be given to accommodate unusual needs, holidays and repeated customers.

HOLIDAYS:

- There is an extra fee of $15 for each separate holiday added to your published fees.

BEHAVIOR REQUIREMENTS:

- All dogs that board must be well behaved and manageable. Signs of aggression are not acceptable.

- All dogs must be potty and leash trained. In the event that potty training is not evident during their stay, there will be an additional fee of $15.00 a day for the cleaning, removing stains and disinfecting of my home.

DISABLED DOGS OR CATS:

If your dog or cat has any medical issues, please bring diapers or other needed materials. I have a compassion and love for disabled animals. I will work with your special needs dog AT A MINIMAL EXTRA FEE. Blind dogs, three-legged dogs, deaf and mute dogs are more than welcome.

HEALTH & VACCINATIONS:

- All dogs must be vaccinated, free of ticks, fleas and kennel cough before boarding.

- Many folks are so thankful for the extra time, effort, extra pictures and video clips I send so often during the day. I am so touched for their appreciation and their reviews.

FULL DOG GROOMING SERVICES:

(Small and medium dogs only - 25 pounds maximum) Your dog must be used to grooming and be well behaved.

Full grooming includes:

- Ear cleaning
- Ear hair removal
- Nail clip and filing
- Feet trim
- Sanitation trim
- Glands expressed
- Light de-matting

Small dogs (max 15 pounds) $40
Medium dogs (max 25 pounds) $55


IMPORTANCE OF REVIEWS:

- On the last day of your dog's boarding, DogVacay will send you a review request.

- Please know that reviews are very important. It informs not only DogVacay but future customers that I did my job well and that our house is a safe and loving home for their little friends to board.

Looking forward to spending quality time, lots of fun and TLC with your best friend.

Blessings, Miriam



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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues

Miriam T.

Online Now!
93 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 6, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Pack Promoter
Pack Promoters are active members of the community who promote DogVacay and hosting best practices.
Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Miriam's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Miriam's Home
$28 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$45 /half-hour
$55 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$45 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Training
$50 /hour
Grooming
$40 /min
$150 /max
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$45 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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93 Reviews
Wow, Miriam is such an incredible doggie sitter! This was our pup's third stay with Miriam and he did great! She is so attentive to details and tries to keep him on his normal routine and schedule! I am one of those crazy doggie mommies, and she is always so wonderful about sending updates and fun pictures and videos of my little guy's stay. He is a horribly picky/difficult eater, and she went above and beyond to make sure that he was eating properly. This most recent stay, I was totally away from all cell service for a week, so she kindly communicated with my mom while I was unavailable. This was such a comfort to me! She truly loves my little Otis like he is one of her own. I don't ever hesitate to leave him with Miriam, as she is the best around! I will definitely be using her again in the future! Thanks Miriam!
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Louie had a great time with Miriam and her family. He loved her and the other dogs and was in great shape when we picked him up. We know our boy was in good hands and received loving attention while we were gone. We will definitely book with Miriam again!
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Even though Little Man doesn't walk well and has to be put in a stroller, I know he enjoys the strolls that he and Miriam go on.
Another great week
Miriam is great. Little Man has become a part of her family and we are grateful for that.
Miriam and John are always lovely to our dogs.
Miriam is a God send. We have an 18 yr old Yorker Poo, who has special needs. My husband and I are overprotective of him and very wary of who watches him. And Miriam has been wonderful with him. She treats him as if he was her own. We know that when he is with her, he is loved and well cared for. We have been blessed to have Miriam in our lives.
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Miriam did an awesome job taking care of Molly! We got lots of pics showing how happy and relaxed she was while on her vacay. She really cares about your pet so you can go away feeling confident. Would definitely use her again! Thanks Miriam!!
This is the second time we have used Miriam and she is great! Our dog loves her and we feel so relaxed when we leave our dog with her. She kept us updated the entire time and it was an overall great experience. We highly recommend her!
WOW, we are truly Blessed to have found such a wonderful & caring lady. Our dogs Guinness & Reilly loved their stay , I felt like we left them with family ! Miriam would text me pictures that would warm my heart. She also groomed them & when we picked them up they look & smelled beautiful. We will bring our dogs back to her , she cannot be replaced. GOD Bless you
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Buddy had a great time at Miriam's house. He got along so well with her and with her dog, Patches. Miriam was very responsive to our questions and concerns. Our vacation was enhanced by the fact that we knew our Buddy was being well cared-for. I would definitely have her watch Buddy again, if the need should arise.
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Miriam was absolutely wonderful with our (almost) 3yr old Pointer. We were concerned with who we were going to have him stay with since our trip would be almost 10 days. After speaking with Miriam on the phone, I knew she would be the right person for our pup. He's a big lap dog and LOVES to be loved on and wants all the attention he can get. Yes, he's spoiled! As soon as we met Miriam, Gibbs seemed right at home. He was super comfortable with her right off the bat which really eased any concerns we had. He's always been friendly with other dogs but I think after this experience, he will be even more prepared for long stays with other pups. He has learned a lot from Miriam's teachings and how to behave around other dogs! She sent us pictures daily which was very nice. When we would finally whined down in the evening, it was great to be able to check them all and know that he was doing just fine! We love to travel and now know who Gibbs will be staying with for future trips with no worries. Matter of fact, I think Gibbs misses her and her family. And his new doggie friends! Thanks so much to Miriam and Dog Vacay!
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Raja came home happy and seemed to have a great time, as usual!
I would recommend this host to anyone looking for a sitter...! She took my fur baby Sadie last minute over the July 4th weekend... She spent a lot of time helping my baby out with the stairs in her home... My 3yr old dog had never been introduced to step stairs before and was very scared to go down them to go outside... Miriam and her family were very patient with her... Miriam sent lots of updates and pictures/videos... I was sad that my dog was under so much stress but happy that Miriam took the time to help ease Sadie's anxiety...My dog was sad to leave but that just proves to me that she was loves while there....
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First time leaving my babies over night. I really can trust mariam. She loves them as much as I do. A real quality dog lover!!!!!
Indy and Fenway love their visits!!
I apologize for the late review..

I truly know that Odis is loved, taken care of and enjoys going to Miriam's home for doggie vacays.
She is a great neighbor and a true animal lover.
I have no hesitations about leaving him with her and her family. I do not worry about him while I am gone.

Odis has to take 2 medications twice a day. I know that she follows my instructions in order to keep Odis healthy and happy
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We left our dog with Miriam for a couple of days and he had the best time. Miriam is a gem! She sent lots of video and pictures of Baxter while he stayed with her. I knew that he was being well taken care of and I will definitely use her again. Baxter was well loved and cared for while we were on vacation. I highly recommend Miriam.
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Our second time with Miriam was a 2 week stay. It is comforting to know our dog is sleeping on couches just like home. Miriam spoils her like we do
What an pawsome experience!
Miriam is such a great host! She took great care of our dog and treated her like she was one of her own. She kept us updated throughout the weekend with pictures and videos of how our dog was doing. I was very comfortable leaving her with Miriam and we will definitely be using her again. We highly recommend her!
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Great as always! Raja came back very happy and seemed like he had a great time in all photos/videos. Thanks!
Miriam was just great. She was in constant contact with us while we're away. She took Katniss to the dog park, administered her medication and loved on her. I was never uneasy about the care of our dog. I could tell Miriam had experience sitting animals. Katniss is a handful and Miriam did a phinominal job taking care of her.
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Miriam was absolutely amazing! Kocoum loved it! She sent videos and pictures that really eased my mind! She is great quality! I would love to go back and visit her! I would want anyone else! Thanks Miriam! Love and blessings to you!
It was a wonderful experience. Miriam is a wonderful host - very accommodating. Patches is such a sweet dog and he and Kirby did great together. We will definitely use Miriam again.
Wow! I cannot say enough good things about Miriam! This was our second stay with her, and our little Otis was spoiled rotten, lol! She truly loves him like he was her own. This was a longer stay for Otis, and he did great! As always, she sent us lots of pictures and videos throughout his stay to reassure us that he was doing well and having a great time. We are so thankful for Miriam and the excellent care she gives our little guy. We will be sure to use her again for any and all stays in the future!
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Miriam was an amazing host! She took pictures, was a terrific communicator, and even made a video (!!!). She really took the time to understand our pup's needs and make her comfortable.Really exceptional host.
Miriam was a great host for Atlas (five year old golden retriever) and was very flexible with the last minute reservation and arrival/pick up times. Miriam provided videos and pictures throughout Atlas' stay, which gave us peace of mind. Miriam also made a bed for Atlas and offered to provide grooming services as well, all above and beyond what we expected from dogvacay and a much better option than the kennel. We would definitely use Miriam's services again!
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I know that my dog Odis had a great time at Miriam's. She kept me up to date with text messages and photos. She asked questions about Odis before I left. She asked me to write out notes about Odis' routine. I felt very comfortable leaving Odis in Miriam's care. She is a neighbor, so I see her often walking her own dogs in the neighborhood. She is compassionate about all animals and it shows. I would highly recommend Miriam to host your dog's vacay. I tell Odis he is going to a "sleep-over."
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Our dog Penelope (Opi)) was treated like a queen by Miriam and her family. They took her to the dog park, for a ride in the car and on many walks. Miriam's dog Patches is so sweet and gentle that you can't help but love him! We would definitely use Miriam again when we are in the Bluffton, SC area.
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This was our first time using a pet sitter and Miriam was wonderful! We received lots of updates and pictures during his stay. Our little guy was in excellent hands. Miriam goes above and beyond to make sure that your pup is happy and comfortable! She was so understanding of my anxiety about leaving my baby for the first time, and did everything she could to make sure I knew he was happy during his stay. We will be sure to use her again in the future.
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Miriam quickly adopted our dog and made it part of the family. Lots of loving pictures and video updates so we could see how the stay was going. All went well.
Miriam was wonderful and I would highly recommend her services. She loved my 2 furbabies like they were her own. My Lucy is not fond of men and Miriam's husband John patiently waited for her to trust him. Lucy was soon on his lap and the two developed a special friendship. My Lexi rolls with whatever is going on but also got lots of loving from them both. Lucy and Lexi are used to sleeping with me on my bed and Miriam allowed them to do the same. It made me so happy that they were treated like they were at home. I also got lots of photos from Miriam during their stay and that helped me relax about the care they were given. And finally, both of my girls are normally mad at me when I bring them home from other overnight providers. After staying with Miriam and John, both were very nice to me when we returned home. I will definitely be using her services again when I travel.
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Miriam was wonderful! We received daily updates, pictures and videos showing our dog enjoying his stay. Her dog Patches is calm and friendly and Debo loved his company. They became fast friends. Miriam followed all instructions to the T.

When we returned, It was apparent that our dog had fun, was loved and well cared for! We will use Miriam's services again!
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Miriam was great! We were impressed with how quickly she bonded with our dog, Coco. She took Coco for walks and played with her and went out of her way to make our first visit a success. Miriam also sent pictures and videos during Coco's stay so that we could see how she was doing. Our dog has ssome special health needs and Miriam was happy to accommodate those needs. We will definitely use Miriam again when we need a reliable caregiver for Coco. Thanks Miriam!!!.
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I very much appreciate the exceptional care that Miriam provided my English Springer Spaniel, Blake. Because Blake is totally blind, I am always reluctant to leave him with anyone and am very particular about the type of care that he receives. Mariam very kindly accommodated my schedule and I could see how experienced and intuitive she is with dogs. She immediately gained Blake’s trust and made him feel comfortable in her home. Her dog, Patches, is a sweet, well-behaved, and calm dog that made a great companion for Blake while I was gone. The text messages, pictures and videos that Miriam sent me during Blake’s stay made me feel so much more comfortable about the care that he was receiving. I know that he had several walks throughout the day – one of his favorite activities – and that he happily played with Patches and his toys. I would definitely recommend Miriam to anyone that needs a caring, efficient and considerate caretaker for their dog. The next time I am in the Hilton Head area, I will definitely ask Miriam to care for Blake.
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Great. Love Miriam. Dog lover for sure.
Always have a piece of mind that Jordan will be well cared for and not left alone during my travels. Miriam has always gone above expectations, she truly loves what she does. Endorse her with full confidence and will definitely ask for her services in the future. Jordan's home away from home.
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Kinta had a great stay with Miriam and her husband John. She kept me updated with lots of pictures and videos. Lots of pictures outdoors so I know he was taken out for walks and play.
You can tell they love dogs and enjoy watching them. Miriam and John will get to watch Kinta on our next trip out of town.
Also very accommodating with drop offs and pick ups.
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Helpful as always!
Miriam is great! We appreciate her help always!
As always, our dogs were well cared for and loved by Miriam and John during their stay. Lots of walks and attention leaves them begging to come back. Thank you for the peace of mind it gives us while on vacation.
Miriam, Thanks so much for helping with Vienna. I know you took good care. Honestly, I felt the charges were outrageously high. I pay $25.00 a night for the couple that keeps her in Summerville. Shirley
Raja had a great time as always! Thanks Miriam & John!
Miriam and her husband were most welcoming to me and my dog, Cooker. He is a 6 month old lab. Needless to say...he can be a handful! Miriam and her husband were patient and wonderful with Cooker. Pictures and videos were sent regularly so that my wife and I could see that our pup was being exceptionally well cared for. We also very much appreciated that they were able to accommodate Cooker on such short notice.
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Oliver was very well taken care of. We were updated throughout his stay with text messages and pictures. It was outstanding how he was made part of a very loving family. Would recommend Miriam and her husband to anyone wishing to have their pet taken care of while away from home.

Susan Spaulding
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Miriam is obviously a huge animal lover and took excellent care of my dog, Mia! She sent 56 photos showing Mia"s activities and was flexible and cooperative when our time frame shifted. I highly recommend her for pet sitting. Your dog in good hands while you're away....no worries! We'll definitely use her services again and again!
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Miriam was wonderful! She provides updates and pictures and the whole experience is very welcoming. It almost feels like having a family member watch over my dog.
Kate was treated like part of the family for her 2 day stay. 80 pictures were sent and much appreciated. Kate also seemed to enjoy both of their dogs for playtime. Lots of walks, and a trip to the nearby dog park gave her lots of exercise. She even ate well there, which is always a good sign with Kate.
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My Goldendoodle had great time with Miriam and her family. The many photos demonstrated the variety of activities they provided from walking, playing or simply resting. It was fun to watch as he 'adopted' the other smaller dogs and they were good buddies all week. I also appreciate the flexibility of scheduling to accommodate my irregular schedule when I go out of state and need to make sure my dog is well taken care of! Thanks again to you both!
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Our Holly has separation anxiety; Miriam took the time and love to reassure her. She was fine within 15 minutes. We received pictures and correspondance from Miriam and would certainly not hesitate to leave our pup with her again. Miriam has patience and a genuine love that she spreads!
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My second time leaving my Goldendoodle with Miriam for a week. I never had to worry because of the great experience he has earlier this summer! Photos and videos showed he had a good time and he loved playing with the other dogs (just a bonus or him). Miriam continues to be flexible, loves her work and "clients" and has the convenience of both dog and owner at heart. I just signed up for another week as I am going out of state again.
Bill S.
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Miriam T. did a wonderful job taking care of our not quite 4 month old Cavalier. It's hard work keeping up with a puppy, but Miriam accepted the challenge.
Miriam takes pride in providing the owners with daily videos and photos. We felt confident with his care and was not concerned about his well being.
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Many thanks taking the time to groom Jordan he has never looked better!
Really makes traveling worry free, return flight cancelled and Miriam very understanding, caring and accommodating. Strongly endorse her for anyone's sitting needs
Meriam is a caring and loving doggie "mom". She takes Emme in as if she were her own and pays very specific attention to her. She has formed a close bond with Emme and Emme has no hestitation about staying with Miriam for ay length of time. She knows she is loved and well cared for. Emme experiences no stress at all staying at Meriams's houce. She returnes home calm, cool and collected.
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Our dog's stay was great, as usual. He seemed happy to go there and happy when he came back home. We really appreciate everything that Miriam does; it's such a help when you have to travel to know that your pup is in good hands.
This was our pup's second time to Miriam's, and he was extremely happy to go back. He was visibly excited when we pulled up and couldn't wait to go inside. He also came home happy and seemed like he'd had a great time. He actually seemed bored when he came back home and whined like he wanted to go see his friends. He will definitely be back; Miriam takes great care of him!
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My dachshund, who was 17 years required a lot of attention due to extensive arthritis and some dementia. When my husband and I decided to take our two granddaughters on a 4-day cruise, we knew that could go only if we could find someone that could care for my Copper like we did. So I started looking for someone in our area of Savannah/Bluffton/Hilton Head. One of my appointments was with Miriam T in Bluffton SC. I took my dog for a meet and greet and she met me outside. I noticed right away that she started to observe my dog and picked up instantly on his health issues. She invited me in where we sat in her living room and I instantly felt very comfortable. She listened to all my concerns and I listened to her talk about her experiences and became very comfortable with her. I was also able to meet her husband who was very nice as well. He too picked up immediately on my dog’s health issues and after meeting with them for over an hour, I knew I have found the right person to care for my Copper. So when I got home, I booked Miriam for the weekend of our vacation. Sadly, our Copper fell ill almost 2 weeks prior to our vacation. With heavy hearts, my husband and I made the difficult decision to put him to sleep. But I am writing this review for anyone out there searching for a compassionate person that is in the pet care business for the right reasons. I would highly recommend her to anyone and she will be keeping out younger dachshund if we go on another trip.
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Our dog went to stay with Miriam over the holiday weekend, and she was great to him. She couldn't have been better about sending updates/photos and seemed to genuinely care about our little pup. Our dog came back happy and healthy- she even cared for a spot on his neck where he'd been cut at a different groomer. Very pleased; will be back soon!
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Miriam was as amazing as last time. You can feel how much she loves the animals. She sends lots of pictures, and she communicates often. We will continue to use her each time we go her way.
Miriam did an excellent job not only did she keep this brother and sister entertained but she took some wonderful pictures of the pups ... she is an exceptional dog care giver and I will use her again if I stay on Hilton Head Island and happen to be in a beach house that does not allow pets as was the case this trip ... thanks for everything Miriam
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Wonderful! Murphy had a great time playing with the other dogs.Thanks!
Miriam is fantastic!! Always wonderful with Comet and very dependable! She trees Comet like one her own
This was my first experience using DogVacay! Miriam and her husband John were very cordial when we had our first "meet" and she provided a peek at Sheldon's experiences thru daily photos and videos. Sheldon is a high energy dog and they provided more than adequate walks and exercise to keep him busy as well as playing with him, making him feel at home. I plan on using her again in August as I have another out of state trip planned. I felt her sincerity and know he had a good experience. My only problem now is getting him to "readjust" to my home as he seems to miss their puppies!
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Miriam gave my dog Thor a great day, while I went to the beach. I needed someone I felt confident would take great care of my dog and she gave just that. I drove from Charotte and booked last min and had my response under 10 mins which saved me lots of hassle. Very kind lady that listens to your needs and requests.

Thank you Miriam!
Justin, Maria and Thor.
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We would highly recommend Miriam! When visiting the area for a week we left our 2 dogs with Miriam and her husband and felt that they were in good hands from the very beginning. We received multiple pictures and videos of our dogs engaged in many different activities and having a great time. They were treated like Miriam’s own dogs and it was wonderful not to have to worry about them while on vacation. Miriam is a great communicator with quick response time and keeps you involved with how things are going. We recommended her to others already and if we are ever in the area again we will definitely use her again.
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Miriam took very good care of Comet while I was away and sent plenty of pictures/updates to let me know that he was having a good time with her two dogs!
Meriam is very dedicated to taking good care of her charges. She has made my Emme feel very comfortable and loved from the first moment they met. We felt very comfortable knowing that when Emme went home with Meriam she would be a happy dog. Meriam kept a running dialog with us on the phone and sent us numerous pictures and a video while Emme was with her.It certainly eased any concerns we might have had while we were attending a business meeting. Thank you Meriam for a job well done. Emme loves you too.
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Very Nice People.
This was Little Bit's third stay. It is comforting to know that I can leave my "baby" with someone who cares for him like I do. As always she takes great care of him.
This was our second visit with Mariam-our third is in planning. We do not have any concerns about leaving our "baby" with her. She sends pictures and videos to keep up up to date with Littlr Bit's activities. You could not have a better and more responsible sitter.
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Miriam is an absolute angel and our dog had the best vacation ever! Mirian's dog and mine look so much alike and bonded instantly. Our dog was very well treated and although she was happy to see me and my daughter when we picked her up yesterday, she looked dejected on the way home and all day today! I believe she really misses her new pal.
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I have always been reluctant to leave my dogs with anyone for any length of time. But Miriam has changed all that! She makes my dogs so comfortable and they are treated like better than family by her. She left pictures daily on my email and it made me completely relaxed instantly.

I have made my dogs new best friend!!

Thank you!
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As always Miriam takes such amazing care of our pup we couldn't be happier!
Amazing! We love them and so does Clementine. It is a treat for her to be so well taken care of - we don't have to worry for a minute!
TLC Home Boarding provided Jonah a loving and caring environment. When I subsequently went back to retrieve a forgotten item with Jonah, he happily went to their door and rushed in when it opened. A good sign that Jonah liked it there ????????
Oh My Gosh Miriam could not have better in any way. She and husband John are the most attentive and loving people of animals and people ever!!! Bonnie received excellent care and loving.
Miriam must be part dog whisperer because she is very ntuitive about Bonnie's needs. Don't hesitate to use her services. I give her the highest of recommendations.
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Very accommodating, trustful, really exceeds expectations.
She (and her husband) are obviously dog people. Of course I was not present, but from what she says, and from what I saw when I returned, she did an excellent job of caring for my dog, and I expect to call upon her aain.
Little Bit is a Maltese with seperation anxiety. He quickly became comfortable in Miriam's home and around her dog, Patches. Miriam sent pictures and video clips throughout Little Bit's stay. I felt very comfortable leaving my baby with her. We will certainly use her again.
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Thank you for allowing me to travel worry free. Jordan seemed very happy, and I will certainly be using your services again very soon.
Miriam was great with Brooking. She communicated very well both before and during Brooking's stay. She kept us updated by our preferred method & sent abundance of pictures and videos. She even did a few pictures decorated for the holidays.

Miriam was very good to ask questions about Brookings preferences. She carefully monitored her food and water intake due to the fact Brooking can be very finicky when visiting a new place.

Brooking obviously loved it. She pouted very little upon our pick up. Just enough to remind us that no matter how much she loved where we left her, that she is always supposed to be with us ;o)

When headed this way again, we would definitely use Miriam again if she was available.

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Fenway's experience was great. Miriam is great at keeping you updated on how your pup is doing and sends great photos. He was loved and cared for as well as i could have wished. I know he had a blast simply because he was exhausted for 2 days afterwards. Thank you so much for all your love and care.
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Miriam was very kind and caring. I felt confident leaving my dog with her. I appreciated all the photos she sent. I also appreciated the flexibility with times compared to one of the other sitters I had through this site. Since her dog was recovering from surgery and could not play with mine she made an attempt to get other dogs there for mine to play with . Judging from the photos I don't think she played very much as I would have liked but at least she had company and looked relaxed. There was no backyard but there was a dog park on the premises. I would use the sitter again.
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Having just moved to Bluffton and knowing no one we needed a safe, loving and fun environment for our dog. Miriam and her husband and their furry friends were a gem. We are so happy she felt at home and had a wonderful place to call a home away from home.
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Thank you Miriam for a fantastic stay for Ollie. You have a genuine love for animals and my dog looked like he had a great time in your photo updates. I appreciate your accommodations to my schedule and the text messages and photo/video were very comforting to see throughout his stay. It was a wonderful experience!
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Miriam and her husband did a great job with Jackson. He will for sure be visiting them every time we pass through Hilton Head.
First of all I want to say how awesome DogVacay is!! We needed someone to watch our two pups Jack and Charlie while we went out of town with our granddaughter for a trip to Washington DC. We are relatively new in Bluffton, SC area so we were working without any references. I came across DogVacay and after reading all about it, we knew we were "barking up the right tree" in our search for pup-sitters for the guys! Personalized care instead of mass boardings?!? How great is that?!?! Go DogVacay and enjoy your Vacation!!

Now, onto our pup's sitter: Miriam. What can I say except to tell you that Miriam actually cried when we arrived to pick up our guys after their stay with her. She is SO LOVING and SO CARING! Miriam sent us daily pictures and videos of our guys playing and having fun with Miriam and also with her own dogs. They were just like a little family who had relatives in town that they were glad to see and interact with! They entertained one another doing tricks and playing with one another. It was great to see that our dogs were in such good hands. Miriam kept them to their regular routines and everything went so smoothly! We know that the next time we head out of town and Jack & Charlie can't make the trip with us that we will certainly contact Miriam through DogVacay again! She is such a good pup-sitter we just can't say enough good things about Miriam!! :)
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It is very trustable, and very freindly house! Even my dog did not behaved, she would still love my dog and treated my dog as her own dog! It is not that expensive, I personally think that it is great place to keep dogs, and I would rather board my dog there instead of board at the Vet. Really nice place.
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Miriam was great! Very nice and caring. Our dog enjoyed her stay very much and we were updated with how she was with pictures and videos the entire time.
Comet was so excited to go back to stay with Miriam again this weekend! He gets along so well with Miriam's dogs and always comes home tired because he plays so much with them!! : ). She really treats comet like one of her own...
Miriam and her entire family were amazing!! She accommodated my schedule and was great about making sure that comet was treated as one of her own dogs. I will definitely be using Miriam again to keep comet!! She was even kind enough to send me updated pictures throughout the day to make sure I knew he was being taken care of... Such a blessing!
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