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Tracy S.
Athens, OH 45701
19 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$22/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Tracy's Resident Pets

Sam
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Male
8 yr 8 mo old
Happy Gilmore
Mixed Breed
Male
15 yr 8 mo old
Blue
Neapolitan Mastiff
Female
2 yr 2 mo old
Tank
Neapolitan Mastiff
Male
0 yr 10 mo old
Scooter
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Male
6 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Tracy's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Tracy

42 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Guest dogs MUST be cat, dog & kid friendly. Knowledge of basic commands & manners would be nice as well.
I have a full-time job out of the house, but we have 5 dogs & 3 cats of our own. So the evenings are devoted to the kids and dogs. We enjoy playing fetch in our 2 acre yard or going for walks on the bike path or visiting 1 of the 2 local dog parks. All of our dogs are indoors. We have a dog room with "cot" type dog beds and fleece blankets so they are cozy and comfy at night and while we are at work. We also have crates of different sizes in case the dog guardian prefers their dog to be crated during unsupervised times.
I have also fostered for several rescues groups. I have taken care of over 60 different dogs in the last 8 years.
We are a smoke-free household.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
Tracy S.
Athens, OH 45701
19 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$22/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 19, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tracy's Home
$22 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
19 Reviews
We will never use a boarding kennel again! We knew Bosco was getting all the attention he wanted in a home environment. He even conned Tracy into letting him sleep at the foot of her bed sometimes, just like he does at home on occasion. That tells me right there he was happy and felt safe as he is very protective of his bed and usually guards it from other dogs. That he abandoned it in a strange place and snoozed somewhere else speaks volumes!
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I can't say enough about how happy we are with our dog's recent stay. Our dog was socialized and cared for like he was at home. Tracy made it very easy for drop off/pick up and was always responsive to questions.

I would recommend Tracy to everyone I meet looking for this service.
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I really enjoyed My Izzy staying with Tracy. She kept me updated on Izzy which made me feel at ease since this was my first time leaving her. Ill deffinately recommend her to friends.
Great experience! Tracey was extremely accommodating and the entire process was super easy. Our pup must have loved his time as well, because he was exhausted when he got back!

The whole experience was so much better (and cheaper) than boarding with a kennel. Will definitely be doing this again the next time we go out of town.
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A loving family who truly appreciate dogs, feels like a second home for my dog now. Tracy kept me updated on my dog's "vacation", at the end of his stay he was happy and relaxed. So great!!
5 STARS!!

My Dogvacay experience with Tracy was absolutely wonderful! We just adopted Bailey from a family in March and have not been separated from her prior to this. I was having some anxiety about leaving her and didn't want her to be kenneled or restricted. DogVacay with Tracy was the perfect solution! Tracy took EXCEPTIONAL care of our girl and treated her like family. She goes out of her way to make the pet and the owner comfortable, and to make the separation as bearable as possible (she even let my dog - a black Newfie-doodle - not a small dog) sleep in bed with her!

We were gone for a week on vacation. Tracy was very flexible with drop-off and pick-up times. She was great about sending pictures and updates throughout the stay. Tracy is an obvious dog lover and has several pets of her own. Bailey made several friends and had a great time. She was completely exhausted the first day back home! I definitely felt our girl was loved and appreciated while she stayed with Tracy.

I will definitely use Tracy again. I can't say enough about our experience and how easy it was, not to mention the peace of mind Tracy gave me. 5 STARS!!
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Tracy and her family (two and four-legged) were wonderful. She was very accommodating and communicative. Bodhi was a happy pup and appeared to have a good time with them. I'd definitely recommend them! Thank you, Tracy!
Tracy is amazing! Not only did she give Tucker a 'home-like' experience which he loved, but she went out of her way to help us during Thanksgiving holiday after we were stuck without a dog sitter and long-standing plans to go out of town. Tucker got plenty of attention from both her family and the other dogs and came back happy and tired.

We can't recommend Tracy enough and will always look to her to help out if we need it in the future.
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It appears that my son's dog had a great time staying with Tracy. We plan to keep her on speed dial via Dog Vacy if we have another medical emergency. Thank you so much Tracy for helping my son and daughter in law.
Iz just got back from '4 Paws Resort' in Athens. She had a wonderful time! I could not thank the lady enough. We usually leave her with the vet when out of town but the dogs at the vet are sick and it's not a happy place. I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for somewhere to leave your dog while away on a long weekend or extended vacation. She doesn't keep them in a kennel, they have free reign of her place as if they were at home. She will give shots and other meds if needed. She has 4 dogs and 4 cats of her own and was sitting 3 others dogs when Iz arrived. Please share if you know of someone who wants to take their dog to a happy caring place. Here is the link for appointments:
DogVacay.com/pro/4PawsResort
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I am beyond satisfied!!! I could go on forever... So I will try and make this quick. If you want a loving home with other dogs and cats this is the way to go. WAY better than a kennel. Tracy was absolutely amazing. When first meeting she showed patience with introducing all the animals. She also welcomed my "crazy dog mom" attitude when I went over a million things about my 2 dogs. The dogs went on walks, car rides, played outside, hung out with Tracy and her husband... Just like home. Tracy was also great about sending updates and pictures and always answering my texts. It was so comforting to know my dogs were in a home and getting lots of love and attention, instead of locked in a crate all day. The boys will be back for sure next time I have to go out of town!!!
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Tracy was a life saver for us traveling to OH for a wedding over Labor Day weekend. She took great care of our pug and sent me updates while she cared for our pug. Great experience and I highly recommend Tracy. Thank you Tracy for your care for Oliver!
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My Casper loved Tracy. With me Tracy was extremely professional and efficient. Because I was out of town, Tracy had to buy more food, etc and knew exactly what to do. I couldn't have been happier
Tracy s. And her family were the best. My 2 pugs were happy as soon as we walked in. All the other dogs there welcomed my dogs with joy and excitement. I did not worry one minute I was away. I ran half hour late getting back, Tracy s was so kind. My dogs had a super fun time. Thanks again for the wonderful day.
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This reservation is absolutely overdue; Tracy was our first experience with dog vacay, and we continue to use it simply hoping to find this experience again and again.
I was traveling into Athens for a weekend, and Bentley decided that he did not like being in a new strange place so we set out to find a place for him to stay. Tracy was so sweet to let us bring him over for a late drop off, and let me pick him up early before I drove back to Texas! We got daily updates and pictures, and he was so well taken care of. I travel back to Athens once a year and if we ever make the trip back with Bentley we will be revisiting! He had so much fun!
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My two big dogs are repeat customers for a reason! They get their exercise and play with the 'home' dogs! Their tails start to wagging the moment we turn on Tracy's street.
Our dog loves to be with people, so being in a kennel really stresses her out. I'm so glad this option exists! Tracy and her family took excellent care of our dog.
We gave Tracy a 5. She did a great job and we would use her again!
Our dogs were very well cared for and treated as part of the family. Her other pets are very nice and helped our herding dog keep busy. She gave thorough updates with pictures and returned texts or calls promptly.
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Kaiyo enjoyed her stay.
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