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Tara B.

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40 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
German Shepherd Dog, Great Dane, Rhodesian Ridgeback

Tara 's Resident Pets

Shih Tzu
0 yr 9 mo old
Minnie Mouse
Shih Tzu
2 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Chicken, ducks, turkeys, or other birds

Tara 's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Tara

11 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We have two little shih tzu pups already and love looking after animals. We have a very big backyard with a small dog pool, side area with concrete and some chickens. Dog drop off and pickup is between 8am and 7pm. There is definitely more love to go around. Contact Tara with any questions. Have an awesome day!
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Can administer oral medicine

Tara B.

Online Now!
40 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tara 's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
$20 /bath
$30 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
40 Reviews
Tara was very sweet to our precious Izzie! We were very happy with how well cared for she was.
Kali had a great time! This was her first stay with Tara, and she ran right up to the front door when we arrived, was eager to get inside, and was immediately at home. She's usually nervous around new dogs but wasn't at all. I think she knew she was in a safe and happy place!

She was very happy when I picked her up, and tired, so I know she had a good stay.

I will definitely be a repeat customer when I travel to Northern California again!

Thanks Tara!
Tara was great, and Indie came back happy and healthy. Will definitely repeat!
Nice big backyard and posted pictures of Eddie during his stay. Thanks Tara!
Tara was really great to work with. She was very quick to respond to questions while setting up the reservation. When I arrived to pick up my dog, after a week with Tara, my dog was completely calm and content. I could tell she had been well cared for. And she sent pics and updates through out the week.
Nahko had a great time at Tara's. He come home and slept for 2 days straight because of all the excitement (which we love!) We will not hesitate to use Tara again.
Tara made it easy for us to drop off our pup, Sirena, with her for the first time. She took the time to make sure we were comfortable and answered our questions. She sent picture updates to let us know how Sirena was doing. The pictures showed lots of running and cuddling which are our pup's two favorite things. Sirena came home happy and seemed to love being there. We will definitely take our pup to Tara again!
Tara was amazing! It was a last minute reservation for our pup Kona and Tara wa very accommodating. Dogs did small introductions then by the time we left Kona didn't even notice. We will be calling stars again for sure!
Tara was awesome! We had a very last minute reservation and needed our new little puppy to find a home for a few days while we were up north. She has a huge back yard for the dogs and was very responsive. We will definitely go back when traveling up north!
Cooper seemed to love it. Big back yard. Tara was flexible when i ran late. She sent some pics while we were away which was nice. Definitely will call on her again
Will come again!
Tara watched my dog which was the first time he has ever stayed with anyone before and I believe he loved it as she sent me pictures of him every couple of days and he appeared to be happy and content.
Tara was our trusted pet sitter in placer county. She did a phenomenal job.
Always accommodating with our hectic schedule. Always very loving and kind to our little havanese mix, Lolita.
One of the best and caring pet sitter I have ever met.
Tara was very sweet during our meet and greet and showed us where the dogs would be spending their time. She had extremely hot weather to deal with and made an effort to get the dogs outside early before the heat hit. She also sent pictures and updates showing how Tucker was doing which was really nice. I would recommend and use her again.
Tara is amazing! When we came to pick up our dog he wasn't even that excited to see us. That is a good sign. He obviously had a great time! I will use Tara every time we need a babysitter!
Tara is totally amazing and has become my "go-to sitter" for our Cavapoo! I can't say enough about the care that our dog receives every time he stays with her! 5++++ stars from us! Always a positive experience! Thank you!!!!
Tara was awesome! She took my dog on short notice and was extremely flexible with drop off and pick up. Photos were posted each day and my pup was well taken care of. I will definitely use her again!
What an outstanding service. We were able to take a trip and not worry about our Beagle Dewey. Tara communicated well and even sent me a picture showing me his happy face about half the way thru the trip. Highly recommend her spacious place for Dog Vacay's.
Tara was wonderful with our dog, Hope! She was always prompt when returning my messages and even sent a picture to let us know all was ok. Thanks Tara! Hope slept for days when she came home. :)
Outstanding care. Good communication about Spanky while we were away.
It looked like our dog was having fun from the photos that Tara sent.
This was the first time that I have taken my dogs to be taken care of, we have always kept them at home and had someone come over and take care of them, so I was a little worried how they would react, but Tara soon eased my mind by texting and sending photos of the dogs to assure me that they were doing great and having fun. I have already booked Tara for our longer vacation in August and I will not be worried at all when I drop them off as I know they are in good hands with Tara watching my fur babies. I will definitely be referring Tara to my family and friends.
After I had reserved Tara to watch my dogs my daughter had asked me to see if Tara would be willing to watch her dog as well at the same time and Tara was willing to do so. My daughter was very impressed with Tara as well that she left her dog in such good hands.
Tara is fantastic. She took great care of our puppy who had been bit by a rattlesnake the week before. Thanks to her we were still able to get away.
At the very beginning Tara's first text was very welcoming and comforting! I felt that our first dog vacation would be a success and it was! If you know Husky's, you know that they can be very challenging, but Tara showed her loving, calm, Comfortable Spirit from day one! Tara sent pictures to update us on Nova's success in her home... It's really hard to find people good with BIG dogs; we were so pleased and happy that Nova was comfortable in a big backyard and a welcoming home! Thank you so much for allowing us to have a wonderful and peaceful vacation as well!
Tara was wonderful. My plans kept changing and she was so accommodating. My dogs are not the best behaved and she was so kind and loving towards them. She sent me pictures while I was gone. I will definitely use her again (as long as she is willing to put up with my unruly babies).
Tara was awesome! she kept me up to date constantly and took very good care of my puppy! Thanks so much!
Tara was great! She sent daily pictures and videos of our pup to let us know he was in good hands. I would definitely recommend her to anyone else who is looking for a caring home for their dog to stay in.
Tara and Brian were awesome! They welcomed our lab into their home on a last minute reservation. Tara was easy to work with and you can tell she loves the dogs that come to visit. She was very accommodating to our drop off and pick up needs. I would definitely recommend them to my friends and family. Our dog had a great time and looks forward to visiting again!!
First, Thank you, Tara for taking care of my girls!! You accommodated our schedule, the pups had a great time!! Would I recommend you to my friends? Absolutely!! When we go out of town, you will be who I get in touch with to watch the pups!! Again, Thank you!!
Great stay, outstanding care,no concerns,only positive experience. Look forward to using Tara in the future
2 days later, our yellow lab is still sleeping off all the excitement. Tara was easy to talk to and vVery accommodating, even with short notice. Thanks Tara!
Tara was great with our girls! We were a little worried about leaving our resident senior citizen, Jack Russell, but the pics we got in our updates quickly let us know both dogs were feeling at home. When we came to pick them up, they were already in guard mode. The entire experience was little fuss, in fact the only fuss was, this being our first time to leave our dogs with someone other than family, we felt bad for leaving them, at all. Tara was very accommodating to our worries, as well. The acclamation process was explained thoroughly, we were always up to date with pics, and Tara helped us get them settled back into the family vehicle. Good show, Tara and thanks, again!!
Tara is a sweet, down to earth, easy to talk to, beautiful girl and her husband is very kind too. I always get so nervous when we have to go out of town and can't take our baby dog with us. I felt like Tara loved Jocko right from the start, she was so sweet to him. Her home has a nice size back yard that is fenced off, so there was plenty of room for Jocko to stretch his baby dog legs! She sent us pictures while we were gone and she even checked up on Jocko a few days after we were home. I thought that to so sweet! Tara didn't have any problem with our daily routine snacks and food and she even kept my alaskan malamute while he was blowing out his winter coat. That take love right there! Thank You so much Tara!!! We will be coming back!!!
Tara was amazing! She was so flexible and easy to work with, even with our crazy schedule. She sent us pictures and our Duckie came home so happy and tired. Definitely will be back next time we go out of town.
Tara took great care of our Lucy and sent updates and photos while we were away. We will gladly take Lucy back next time we need a sitter!
Tara was very flexible with our drop off and pick up needs. She had a great space for Rocky to play in and also hang out. Rocky seemed happy and worn out from playing with the dogs, which is always great!
We'll definitely be back--Tara was terrific,our dogs had a great time and they didn't need a bath when they got home!

We were in a pinch because the person we were counting on with fell through at the last minute. Tara was terrific... answered all my questions quickly so we were able to get a solid plan in place for our pups quickly and take that last-minute emergency off our plate.

Our dogs liked her right from the get-go and the pics she sent showed how well they were getting on with her and another visiting dog. It was great to see those during the day.

One of the dogs needed medication while we were away and Tara took care of that without a problem. My one concern had been the size difference between her little shih tzus and our standard poodles, but her pups just seem to roll with it all and everything was fine.

Tara has a big back yard with a solid fence. It was one of the reasons we were so happy to find her because our dogs spend a lot of time running around our own yard. It was great to know they had enough room to run and jump and chase a ball.

We loved our interaction with Tara and recommend her without reservation.
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