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Mila H.

5 Star Review

"Shape up your pup provides excellent care to our Jack Russell Terriers. They hike once a week and have formed friendships with other pups. They are always very happy to go to their "hike" day and love Tamara and her team!!! They also board during weekends when we are away. I wouldn't trust anyone with my pups but Shape Up  Your Pup. They are the best!!!"


Barbara C.

5 Star Review

"Tamara Meyer is a Godsend. She came into our lives -- my mini Labradoodle Jack & me -- at a challenging time. Her expert and compassionate approach to Jack, and the joy that he experiences EVERY hike day, put the smile back on his face. Hard to put a price on that...If you have a dog that you love, do yourself a favor and spread the joy. Shape Up Your Pup is one of NYC's true treasures."

Cathy S.

5 Star Review

"Our 11 year old Australian Shepherd , Sadie, has been hiking with Tamara and her crew once a week for almost a year. Sadie is a rescue, an alpha female, who had never really enjoyed the company of other dogs. Tamara, with her dog training expertise and innate love and understanding of dogs is able to put together a pack of dogs that matches each dog's personality. We were initially skeptical that Sadie would successfully fit in to a pack, but to our amazement she has flourished! A happier and calmer girl! Love the photos and videos too!"


Melissa F.

5 Star Review

"Tamara and Shape Up Your Pup have provided our pup, Huxley, with the best and healthiest possible life a city dog could hope for. Every week when Tamara arrives to pick up our boy he cannot contain his excitement. (He has literally broken his leash trying to greet her when she arrives). On that note: tiring out our dog is no easy feat, but after every hike he arrives back at home happy, safe, and completely tuckered out. It's incredible! As first time and overly-fussy dog owners we are extremely deliberate about who we entrust Huxley to, and we have never once doubted that he is in the most caring and capable hands with Tamara and the Shape Up Your Pup team. Throughout the days when Huxley is hiking we receive photos and videos of his adventures and we can tell he is having an absolute blast. Tamara is extremely reliable and a responsive communicator. Furthermore, she has helped Huxley with his manners and leash training. She is patient and loving, but also firm and consistent. Finally, we are lucky enough to have boarded Huxley with Tamara on multiple occasions and he always has a great time. I highly recommend trying Shape Up Your Pup! After your first experience I assure you you'll be back every week!"

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Yuanbo L.

5 Star Review

"Tamara is the best! I have a two-year-old golden retriever Luna and she is the biggest fan of Tamara! One day every week she goes crazy when she sees Tamara and just can't wait to hop on a car and go hiking and swimming. I love all the pictures and videos the team sent me. It's the best feeling when you can see your dog having fun without tiring out yourself ;)
We travel a lot, so we've tried dog boarding with Tamara a few times. She is the most caring person I know. My dog is always healthy and happy after I come back from a long trip. She is absolutely trustworthy."


Brianna C.

5 Star Review

"I've known Tamara over a year now and she's a natural with dogs. Her ability to make dogs feel comfortable and to trust her is amazing. I'm proud to be her hiking assistant and be part of this amazing experience for the dogs. I love being able to get out of the city as much as the dogs do! All the running,swimming,and tail wagging is what makes the best memories with our pack! Tamara is the most responsible,honest,and punctual person I know. I admire her for starting her own dog hiking company and providing NYC dogs with an outlet into nature on the daily. The doggies thank us with hugs and kisses each day, and simply cannot wait to get in the SUV. We do it for the dogs! We make a PAWFECT team!"

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Heidi F.

5 Star Review

"Meeting Tamara was the best thing that could have happened for my high energy Lab mix. She hikes one day a week and comes home happy but tired. She can't get that kind of energy out on a quick walk or even at the dog park. I see pictures and videos of my dog in all her glory on her hike days. I also trust Tamara with her vast knowledge of dogs and dog training, I never worry my dog is not in the most capable of hands. Her assistant Brianna is fantastic also and Rosie is crazy about both of them. I have also boarded Rosie a few times with Tamara and after seeing pictures of her while boarding I will never board her in a kennel again. She is just as happy (maybe more!) with Tamara as she is with us.
Shape Up Your Pup is such a great service for your dog, you and your four legged friend will be as happy as Rosie and I are."


Jill G.

5 Star Review

"I don't know what I would do without Tamara!  Or actually what my super energetic mixed breed Ike would do without her.  Ike hikes one - two days per week with Shape Up Your Pup.  Tamara knows exactly which group to pair Ike with so that he has the best experience.  The photos and videos she shares at the end always brighten my day.  She has complete control over the pack and they all seem to listen to her and love her. I know Ike does, he watches the door every day hoping that today is the day. She has my complete trust."

Aude G.

5 Star Review

"Tamara has been taking our beloved golden retriever, Hippie on walks twice a week for the past 2 months. Hippie has lost 8 pounds and is so happy when she comes back from her walks. Having met Tamara is a true blessing, she is lovely, extremely attentive to our dog but also to our family, we could not have found a better care."

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Sheila P.

5 Star Review

"Tamara and her team are simply a bunch of angels.  If you want your dog to be loved, cared for and have a BLAST, call Tamara!  I found Tamara thanks to a parent message board (I was feeling like my pup, Britta, once the only baby, was being neglected post-human baby!) and thanks to the effusive words of a fellow dog mom, reached out to her. Tamara loves Britta as if she were her own.  Her level of attention to detail to who Britta is, what she likes, any differences in her temperament are out of this world - and it all comes from pure love.  Tamara is kind, thoughtful, responsive, super organized, and above all, just so incredibly genuine.  Like everyone else who has posted, Britta goes absolutely crazy with joy when she sees Tamara, Brianna or Alex and when I take her out on mornings when she isn't hiking, she looks all over for Tamara's car.  So the love affair is absolutely mutual and I honestly feel so blessed to have been introduced to Tamara.  She is not just a friend of Britta's but a friend of mine!"


Lauren A.

5 Star Review

"My golden retriever Maxwell has been hiking with Tamara twice a week for nearly a year.  Tamara has magical abilities with dogs.  Maxwell waits by the door every morning for her, whining until she comes, and when she does, flies to her.  Tamara is incredibly professional and responsible. She sends fun pictures and videos of the dogs during and after their trips.  We can't recommend her highly enough."


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New York, NY, USA

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