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About Tamsin

As a dog lover I started out doing odd jobs for people, walking their dogs for up to 5 hours each time- I became a dog walker for a pair of Jack Russell dogs, an elderly mongrel and a Labrador - all of them on and off for several years.

But my most notable was a Staffordshire Bull Terrier I met in 2001 - I became his; walker, groomer, sitter and in turn he became my canine best friend until he died at a ripe old age of 16 and a half in December 2012.

Another notable was a dog I looked after for 1 month, he was a young Staff who unfortunately was actually abandoned after his owners refused to take him back after they returned from holidays.

He found a loving home with my aunt's friend who kindly adopted him into their family which includes other Staffies - he has since fathered a litter and is doing really well.

These two Dogs - Ben and Alfie - I also trained in small areas like recall, sitting and a few other things.

I absolutely adore dogs, I am confident and happy around them and enjoy the companionship the most - I enjoy a good walk and run around after a difficult day and who better to share that with than a canine partner?.

I also dabble in photography - when out photographing I like to have a canine companion who usually ends up becoming a model in most of my images.

I am also a writer.

I enjoy long leisurely walks and adventures in the countryside.
My home is a small bungalow with a small garden but surrounded by large parks, fields, woods and countryside. You don't have to look far to find the nearest adventure for the energetic dog or the nearest leisurely stroll for the elderly canine.

There is never a shortage of fun.

Despite the size of the home it is warm and pet friendly, and the garden is lovely to sit out in.

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  • Repeat clients: 3
  • Completed bookings: 10
  • Response rate: 87%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for all services: Flexible
If you have special time requirements, simply let Tamsin know.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: 0
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Debbie

    Taz is a lovely lady who made us feel very happy and confident that our chocolate Labrador Buddy would have a great time in her care. She kept us up to date with his time with her... Buddy had such fun he is going back for a longer stay in a few weeks.

    3rd July 2016

  • Esther, dog sitter in Woodford Green

    Tamsin is a very pleasant young lady. I felt very happy to leave Peggy with her. Peggy was very relaxed and happy. I would definitely leave Peggy with Tamsin again.

    8th December 2015

  • Rachelle

    Scuba got to stay with Tamsin for the weekend and has been sleeping ever since. She took him on multiple long walks and devoted special time to care for him. Taz also made time to keep my mind at ease by sending photos and updates everyday. We don't usually have others watch our dog so we were a bit timid. She made us very comfortable and even recommended we meet ahead of time so that Scuba, my husband and I would all be less stressed. Thank you, Tamsin, for allowing us to relax and trust in your capable hands while we were away. We recommend Taz's Friendly House to anyone looking for a loving, reliable DogBuddy!

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    Tamsin, dog sitter in Essex

    Now that the website allows replies, Scuba was a wonderful dog to look after - really calm and quiet, perfect for the difficult time I was having personally.

    21st July 2015

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