Tamara J.

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Online Training
Fenced garden
Administering medication
Fully Vaccinated

Attentive and affectionate, with training knowledge and reliable care.

2 repeat guests
8 reviews
Response rate: 98%
Last seen 3 hours ago
About Tamara

With an active lifestyle and a lifetime passion for dogs in particular - having owned them since childhood - I prefer life with a pooch by my side. Whether it’s being down at the beach where I spend loads of time, heading to the nearby park or attempting a downward dog myself, I always cherish four-legged company.

Having recently gone back to university to become a midwife, I work from home as a virtual assistant which provides me the flexibility to balance school and work tasks, while being home heaps to keep dogs cared for and entertained. My partner, Mark, is often sharing in the puppy cuddles as he’s owned many dogs himself and loves their company just as much. We specialise in medium-to-large dogs and run a tight ship... so you can expect your pooch to return home with some new tricks, obedience, or just plain exhausted from loads of adventures!

We live in an inviting single-level home with a private, 10-ft high walled courtyard and a mere 5-minute walk to the beautiful Bruce Comben Reserve, with frequent visits to the amazing Altona dog park and beach. We love opening our home to your four-legged family member(s) to ensure they're happy and healthy while you’re away.

• Over 8 years experience dog minding as a subcontractor for Dr Doolittle in the south-east suburbs (ceased due to moving to the west).
• Knowledgable about breeds and their needs, specialising in medium and large dogs (we even own a large dog bed, we don't have our own dog but we mind dogs so often it just made sense to own a bed for them!)
• 5-min walk to Bruce Comben Reserve and frequent dog-beach goers
• Walled, private courtyard for 24/7 safe outdoor access
• Once minded a dog for an extended 3.5-week stay during which the Staffy lost 2.9kg to both the Mum and the Vet’s pleasure - we live an active lifestyle and bring your pup along for the fun!
Children at home
Owns pets
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Tamara's Home
Medium backyard
Fenced backyard
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
Cancellation: Flexible
A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until the day before the booking at 12 noon. After which Pet Owners will be charged 50% of the total booking value.
Accepts last-minute bookings
Accepts long-term bookings
Reviews & Testimonials
8 reviews
John M.
Pet Hosting - Nov 29, 2021
So happy to have found Tamara to look after our two pugs.. Tamara was so attentive and thoughtful... we highly recommend Tamara and Mark !!!! thank you
Abhijeet K.
Pet Hosting - Nov 17, 2021
Tamara and Mark love dogs and are amazing pet sitters. Mario had a blast and returned home super tired from the long walks. Tamara kept sending us timely photos, videos and updates. I woupd highly recommend her.
Natalie K.
Pet Hosting - Nov 6, 2021
Our doggies had the best time, thanks so much for giving them heaps of time and love!
Kate L.
Pet Hosting - Oct 30, 2021
Big thank you Tamara for taking such good care of Harley. He had a fab time
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
$ 66 / night
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
not offered
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
not offered
House Visiting
not offered
Dog Walking
not offered
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Pick Up - Drop Off
$ 20 / journey