April 2015

Tammy provides top notch care for my dog Max.  She has been taking care of him for almost a year now and I can tell you that you won't find someone who cares more about her clients.  She accommodates any request possible and always has Max's needs at the top of her list.   I recommend

her to everyone I know and will continue to do so.  She is a compassionate person with a heart filled with love , which she shares with Max and all of her clients.

Having someone like Tammy a phone call away, eases my mind when I have to be away for extended times.

Thank you Tammy!

Jill & Max

November 2014

I just want you to know how much I appreciate all you do for my "girls"!   I am very particular and would not leave them with just anyone.  You came highly recommended from the Pampered Pooch and I am grateful to them for helping me find a dog sitter.  I really get a kick out of all the photos you send!    The dogs will miss you this winter while we are in Florida, but we look forward to seeing you in the spring.

Thank You!


October 2014

I can't say enough  how grateful we are that Tammy Zahm and Walking the Dog Pet Service entered our world.  We have two dogs that we consider our children as many pet owners do, but we have a love of travel as well.  Our older girl Bella is 13 1/2 years old and with that comes many worries as she is just plain tired and loves the comforts of home.  Our younger girl is a 5 year old rescue pup from the Charlevoix Area Humane Society who loves to run and hunt and be outside (not always in her own yard).

Tammy has met the needs of both of our "girls" in a big way.  She stays at our home and takes care of it as well as our furry friends.  They are always tired, content and happy upon our return.  She keeps and open line of communication with texts and pictures as needed to reassure us of their comfort and safety.

I would highly recommend Tammy with any and all animals for extended home stays, short term care of letting them out, walks and potty breaks or anything you can dream up that your animals may need.

With Gratitude,

Cathy, Mark, Sassie and Bella

September 2014

Bentley and Sky and Rod and Michele just love the care that Tammy provides.  It is so much fun to see the photos of our dogs when we are out of town.  We know they are happy and safe in Tammy's care.



July 2014

Thank you Tammy for caring for my dogs just as if they were your own.  Love all the pictures you send to keep me from missing them.  My dogs don't even get excited to see me after they are in your care because you give them more attention that I do.  You are the best!


April 2014

I finally found someone to care for my pets the way I do!  There is a great need for Tammy's services.  Tammy truly loves what she does.  So nice to be gone for the day and know that my dog is being taken care of.  Love the text messages and pictures she sends when she arrives at your house.

Mary Jo

March 2014

Tammy is absolutely fabulous!  She gives my dog Kirby the extra attention he needs every time she cares for him.  I highly recommend her services.


January 2014

Tammy and Stella are the BEST!

To say I'm picky about the care my dogs get while I'm gone is an understatement!  My girls, Annie and Livie were boarded one time and had so much trouble with it that they were sick for three weeks after.  When my husband and I decided to go away for two weeks last fall I KNEW I couldn't board them again.  I started asking friends about who they left their dogs with and the same name kept coming up.....Tammy Zahm.

I gave Tammy a call and she came over to meet my girls and talk about what I wanted for them.  After being with Tammy and talking to her on the phone, I knew Ann and Liv would love her and be very well cared for.

When we left, I got pictures, text messages and emails every day to easy my mind.  Tammy and Stella kept them company, they walked every day and were as content as if I were home with them!  It was the best decision I ever made!!!!  Love Tammy and Stella!!!!


October 2013

I greatly appreciate the love and care Tammy gives my dogs.  It is a relief to have found such a positive solution to providing exercise and attention to my girls when I am not able to.  Her texts and photos when she is with them allows me to see that they are happy and attended to.  Tammy is friendly and professional and has always been prompt with her responses to request for service.   I would highly recommend Tammy.  Thank you Tammy for loving my girls and filling a void in Petoskey.


October 2013

I am writing to thank you again for being so great with our dogs, Pablo and Bear.

My wife and I had a crazy schedule with work and the wedding this summer and you were so helpful!   We love the feedback we get from you and feel very safe knowing how well you are caring for our pups.  We are looking forward to having you visit with our dogs many many more times in the future.   Keep up the great work!  Thanks again!

Jim and Stephanie

October 2013

Tammy is amazing!  She truly loves animals, dogs in particular.  Our Lily adores her and we can leave her in Tammy's very capable, caring hands with no worries.  Her frequent texts and pics always reassuring and make us smile

Jinny and Rusty

July 2013

Tammy Zahm of Walking the Dog Pet Services is as good as gold!  100% reliable, honest and trustworthy.  Tammy befriended my dogs, a 165 pound Mastiff and a 26 pound Cavilier mix, and took care of them while I  was recovering from hand surgery.  Her cheerful disposition and desire to help are a winning combination!  I recommend her wholeheartedly!


May 2013

Hello dog friends!

I just wanted to tell all of you about how much I LOVE walking with Miss Tammy!  My mom hired her this winter to come in two days a week to walk me because she was very busy with work and since I am a border collie mix I have to keep active.  I go to work every day with my mom who owns the Pampered Pooch dog grooming salon.  She is super busy making all of the dogs in the area look pretty and I like going to work everyday but it does get a little boring.  Miss Tammy is super fun to hang out with and I look forward to her visits as she takes me on fun walks to very good smelling places.  She also plays kong almost as tirelessly as I do.  It took me a little while to train her how to throw it just right but she is a fast learner and is doing much better now.  I am very excited because now that the weather is nicer she is also taking me swimming, which I LOVE.  My mom says that I am a better dog after my time with Tammy, I am too busy sleeping to wonder what she means by that.  I hope you all get a chance to go walking with Miss Tammy because she is really fun!

A most satisfied customer and friend,


April 2013

Tammy is an absolute God send!  I have two dogs with very different needs.   My older lab just needs a lot of love while my two-year-old "crazy guy" requires a lot of activity.  Tammy keeps everyone happy.  It is a real luxury being able to keep the dogs in their familiar setting when I go out of town.  The pictures and texts from Tammy make me feel like I am right there.  Walking the Dog Pet Services give me a peace of mind that is invaluable!   Thank Tammy!


March 2013

Tammy is a great resource!  I am so happy we found her.  all of our experiences with Tammy have been terrific.  She is kind, caring, organized, prompt and reliable, and our dog loves her.  It's like having that trusted family member or friend take care of your pet.   Don't hesitate to call Tammy, she really does provide a excellent service!


January 2013

"I cannot say enough about Tammy Zahm and her pet sitting service.  She is amazing with our boys!  We have 2 dogs and English Bulldog and a Chocolate Lab, our Bulldog is a needy breed and she does not hesitate to offer the needed love when we are away on a trip!  She is always on time when she states she will be there and actually sends a text message with a picture of your animals so you know she is there and they are enjoying her company!  I am so thankful for Tammy and our dogs are too!"


November 2012

"Several years ago, while living downstate, we became big fans of pet-sitters.  We love being able to leave our animals in the comfort of their own home and know that they are in good hands,  When we moved to Petoskey, we were anxious about whether we would be able to find an equivalent service in the area.  Our fears were quickly put to rest when we had the good fortune of stumbling upon Tammy Zahm and Walking the Dog Pet Services.  We have been thrilled with the level of care Tammy has delivered and feel very good about leaving our animals and our home in her hands when we are out-of-town.  Tammy is not the sort of pet-sitter who just comes in and feeds your pets before leaving again.  We know that, when she comes by the house, our animals will not just receive food, but also exercise, attention and affection.  We love her text message updates and hearing how our animals are doing while we are gone.  Tammy is the pet-sitter we didn't dare to hope for when we moved to Petoskey.  We are so lucky to have found her and we hope that she stays in the pet-sitting business for many years to come.

Tom and Analisa

November 2012

I cannot recommend Walking the Dog Pet Services more!  Tammy's professionalism and reliability puts my mind at ease when the hectic pace of running my own business prevents me from exercising my dog Grif.  She is very responsible as I often put her in the situation of requesting same day service.  Grif loves her and my confidence in trusting her to exercise and socialize Grif while tending to his safety is tremendous.  Thank you Tammy


October 2012

I have had Tammy take care of my dogs several times.  She is very dependable, always on time and has my dogs well being first on her mind while they are in her care.  She follows through with my requests and special needs that my dogs require.   Tammy loves what  she does and is very energetic, trustworthy and ready to go.  I know that my dogs are getting the best of care and love from Tammy while I am away from home.

I will continue to have her come to my home and take care of my dogs and will give her the highest recommendation to my family, friends, and clients.

Christine, Owner of Northern Pet Salon Boyne City Michigan

October 2012

Walking the Dog Pet Services has been a dream for myself and my Newfounland Rosie.  My work schedule varies day to day and Tammy is flexible with time and very reliable.   I know when I leave in the morning for work Rosie will be taken care of and I know she's excited to see Tammy.  I've been told she waits for her by the door.

I highly recommend Tammy and Walking the Dog, she has made my days away at work stress free but most importantly Rosie loves her.


October 2012

My dog is like one of my children.  Unfortunately when I have to go out of town, I cannot take her with me.  I do not want to board her in a institutional facility.  When I found Tammy my problem was solved.

Tammy treated my dog the way I would.  She was tuned into the needs of my dog and more than willing to make as many trips to see her as she needed.  My dog was stress free and well cared for when I returned.   Tammy even found a groomer  for me and went to three different places to obtain my dogs special food.

I would recommend Tammy to anyone that wants a pet sitter.  Tammy is also delightful to communicate and work with.


October 2012

Tammy, Thank you for taking such good care of Chloe!  The text pictures that you sent during her stay with you are a "hit"!   She was a very happy girl when she returned home! You have my complete trust in caring for Chloe!

Thanks again, Mark

July 2015

My husband and I can't be more appreciative of the care that Tammy took in walking our two girls Sophie and Sooner while we were on vacation in Petoskey.  Although we were out of towners who requesed only two walks, Tammy treated our dogs and us like part of her family!  On the evening before the first visit Tammy made a "pre-visit" to meet the dogs and find out the particulars.    We really appreciated receiving a text with photos of the girls during the visits.   Tammy is also a wonderful communicator, as she responded very quickly to texts and phone calls with friendly, clear messages.  We've known many dog walkers and sitters over the past 22 years, and Tammy is definitely one of the very best!


September 2015

Tammy, I can't thank you enough for all your time with Dakota.  He misses you!  How he knows it's Monday, Wednesday and Friday I don't know but wondering where you are is a good guess.   Your dependability, flexibility, and genuine care for Dakota is beyond wonderful.  I truly can't thank you enough for all your time with Dakota and neither can he!  If I can ever be of help in recommending your services I would be delighted to do so.  Thank you again for your terrific help!



Phone:  231.632.7297




September 2015

Tammy has been a wonderful and much needed resource for our dog babies!  As new residents to Petoskey we were thrilled to find Tammy.  She has been very reliable with helping our dogs out and giving them much needed mid-day affection while we were at work.  Tammy is very flexible with the needs of our crazy dogs.  We highly recommend Tammy and her dog walking and dog care services.



Potty Breaks

Dog Walking


Fun for your dog!

One-on-one attention


Improved behavior

Weight loss

A tired dog!

Less stress for pet owner

October 2015

When we moved to Boyne City last year our major concern was the care of Toby and Tara when we are traveling.  We feel very fortunate to have discovered you.  The care you provide our "cat kids" during our travels has been terrific and it is evident that you have a sincere love of animals and are just as concerned about their well being as their own families.    We will be leaving for Florida in a few weeks and I am sure that Toby and Tara will be happy to see you again when we return to Boyne next Spring.