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Tricia D.

73 Reviews
43 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Tricia's Resident Pets

Rocky aka 'Babaz'
10 yr 6 mo old

Tricia's Apartment

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Large Balcony
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Tricia

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
***Please note: MY NIGHTLY BOARDING RATE COVERS A 24 HR PERIOD FROM THE DROP OFF TIME. Later pickups are available but an additional daycare charge will apply***

Hi, my name is Tricia, aka 'babazmom'.
I'm a very patient doggy mommy. Taking care of your pup is a blessing for me and I really enjoy meeting people that also love these beautiful creatures!
If you choose me as your pupsitter, I will follow your instructions to the "bone," as well as giving them tons of love and plenty of walks around the marina or nearby park! Our complex also has a very nice and very large dog run.
In addition to overnight boarding, I also offer daycare, check-in, baths and pickup/drop off services
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Tricia D.

73 Reviews
43 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 19, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tricia's Home
$70 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Tricia's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$25 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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73 Reviews
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Tricia is a very welcoming host that is sure to give your pup lots of attention and love. Her two dogs Rocky and Spike will definitely enjoy the company. They have a nice open space in their apartment in the marina that comes with a balcony and a very spacious dog run in the complex. If your dog brightens up at the thought of more friends to play with, this is the spot to send them. Tricia has been caring for her own dogs and others for many years. Being very familiar with using DogVacay, she will definitely be understanding and knowledgable of the boarding process to make it as streamline as possible for you and your dog.
Tricia is the best!! We use her all the time when we go away
Tricia was great! She sent a lot of great photos that showed Sophie enjoying herself. She also was really flexible when my husband's flight got delayed. I would definitely recommend Tricia for your doggie daycare.
I would 100% book Tricia again! She was great with my pup, Mosley, and sent tons of pictures throughout the day so I could see what a good time they were having.

Tricia was highly communicative and I could tell she really cared about Mosley's well-being. Tricia was very flexible with pick-up and drop-off times as well. Mosley had a great day and will definitely be back! :)
Tricia is always a wonderful sitter!! Honey loves visiting her!
Though our flight got delayed, Tricia was very accommodating. Thank you so much for taking wonderful care of Taro!
Taro has stayed at Tricia's four or five times now and each time, Tricia has done a little something extra to ensure Taro has a great stay. Last time, she gave him a little red night light on his leash so cars can see him at night; another, she even developed professional portrait photos on him that were just beautiful. Thank you Tricia for taking such wonderful care of our pup.

Also, Tricia lives in a very convenient location for anyone traveling in/out of lax!
We had arranged a Meet and Greet ahead of time, and my dog and I were welcomed into Tricia's home and had all of our questions answered. During my trip, Tricia sent me updates at least twice a day with photos of June that clearly indicated she was having a good time. It was extremely reassuring to know that I'd be getting updates and to have them come at predictable times! When I picked June up, I was greeted by a happy and relaxed dog that clearly had enjoyed her time at Tricia's. I was also provided with a couple of beautiful printed photos of June! This was my first DogVacay experience, and I'd say it would be very hard to top. Tricia is definitely my first choice for when my dog needs a loving place to stay when I'm gone!
Tricia and her husband treat our dog like their own. She sends daily pictures of him and what their activities are for the day!
This was the first time I used DogVacay and Tricia made it an absolutely stress free and wonderful experience. From my first meeting with Tricia, I felt she was the right sitter to care for my dog. We left Molly with Tricia for a week and Tricia sent us pictures each day and Molly looked relaxed and happy. I can never thank her enough. We would definitely recommend Tricia.
Tricia is very caring and responsible with the dogs she cares for. I feel very confident my dog is in good hands!
Tricia was a fantastic host to my 3 month old puppy, Daisy, most of all because I could sense the love and affection she felt for her. I have never used DogVacay before, and was rather nervous about dropping such a young dog off in someone else's home, but I felt immediately comfortable with Tricia and the dogs under her care. She reassured me by sending frequent updates and photos, and I could tell right away that Daisy was having the time of her life, and simultaneously getting some crucial early socialization skills! Tricia also provided me with a very thoughtful thank you card, with the most precious photo of my puppy, taken by her husband, who is a professional photographer. I cannot recommend this sitter more highly.
The perfect host. Our dog had an amazing time. Tricia sent amazing pictures to make me feel confident that our puppy was in good care!
I recommend Tricia for anyone in the MDR/Playa Vista area. She was very accommodating even on short notice. I felt very comfortable having my 11-month old, black lab puppy spend two nights with Tricia due to the caring and friendly demeanor. Likely to repeat!
Had the pleasure of having Tricia watch over my pup for the weekend and she became one of my favorite dogsitter! Tricia and her husband make a great team and they are really great with dogs. You can tell they genuinely love what they do! Tricia sent me lots of pics throughout the weekend and gave me couple of professional shots of my pup when I went to go pick him up. Honestly, do not hesitate to book with Tricia. There is a reason why she has so many positive reviews along with repeat customers. I will definitely use her service again. Thanks Tricia! :D
Tricia was amazing! My dog wanted to stay when I came to pick him up she was so nice to him. She updated me with photos during the stay and made the drop off and pick up super easy. Also, she responded to my booking request right away, even though it was a last minute request. :). I will book with her anytime I need someone to look after Rocky.
Tricia and Ken were hands down amazing. I have a very energetic shiba inu puppy that needs a lot of attention, patience and understanding. I can tel that from the very beginning tricia and ken knew what it entails to have a puppy/doc. They also sent plenty of photo updates so I wouldn't worry and even took professional photos of my pup that I could frame! Adorable! I would go back to Tricia and Ken in a heartbeats
Tricia is amazing!! She is extremely responsive and my dog loves going to see her. She sends numerous updates and pictures showing us how happy our dog is :)
Fantastic! Consistent photo updates, great care, and very nice. I was desperate for a dog sitter at the last minute and accepted my pup gladly. I can't give enough praise, I am very thankful at the great care my pup received.
Tricia was fantastic! Attentive and kind. Honey loved visiting with her!
Patricia is the best . We miss you! Duke says hi.
Chloe was very happy when she came back from Miss Tricia's house. We even received beautiful professional photos of our baby when we returned!
Tricia has been an incredible host. We met her for a quick get to know prior to our booking. Our dog stayed for 2 weeks with her and she updated us with pictures and emails on a daily basis. The dog is a puppy and has learned a lot during his stay with Tricia. The regular walks and loving care taking have made this a true vacation!
This is our dog, Zoe's, fourth time staying with Tricia and we are just as pleased as we were the other times. Tricia treats Zoe like part of her family (even taking her to the Easter celebration with her family!). Zoe always comes home relaxed and happy. Tricia is the best!!
Tricia is great! Very flexible and took great care of my dog Teddy. She even made us a couple post cards of teddy
Tricia was great - very accommodating - sent lots of pictures of Sugar. Sugar looked like she was having a great time. She usually doesn't eat much when at the sitter, but had a great appetite with Tricia, which makes me think she felt comfortable there. Thanks for a great stay!
Another WONDERFUL stay! My girls always have fun on their dogvacay. I get updates and pics at least once day.
Tricia has cared for my 8-month-old puppy since he was only 6-weeks-old and she is one of the only people I trust to care for him. In Tricia's home, Milo is loved very much and treated like a family member. He gets lots of exercise and socialization and loves to see his Aunt Tricia waiting for him in the mornings. It is important to me that Milo have a caregiver who treats him like he is his/her own, and he has that in Tricia. We are always on the same page with Milo's training and I feel Tricia is equally invested in him being a good canine citizen at his young age. She is the best!
Gina loves going to Tricia's house. She gets lots of walks and has fun with Rocky. She feels so comfortable there and at home!
Tricia is amazing!! She is one of those people who just genuinely loves all dogs and loves taking care of them. I was leaving my bulldog puppy for the first time and was so nervous about leaving him (he was only 3 1/2 months old) but Tricia made me feel very comfortable and at ease about leaving him in her care. She could tell I was nervous and made sure to text me updates and pictures of him every day and I saw he was having a great time. It was also cool that she has a little dog of her own and was watching one other dog with mine so he had some playmates (which he absolutely loved). She also had me fill out a little questionnaire about when to take him outside, what to feed him, what treats can he have etc. My puppy also sleeps in the bed with me and she was totally cool with that too!

I will be booking her again next time I go out of town for sure!
Duke is excited when he knows he is going to see Tricia. I receive happy pictures of Duke throughout the day. Tricia is very accommodating with my schedule. Duke and I are very happy and look forward to our future with Tricia.
It is super important to me that not only my pups are safe and well taken care of, but also have fun when they go on their vacays. Tricia was amazing and did just that. The boys had so much fun, she loved them as if they were her very own and she sent me tons of photo updates while i was gone. I will DEFINITELY be using Tricia again.
Tricia was extremely professional and made us feel at ease by having us fill out a questionnaire beforehand about our dog. Wesley had the opportunity to play with many other dogs during his stay with Tricia, so it was like a vacation for him. She kept us updated with pictures and text messages throughout the stay. Wesley came back in good spirits from his fun Vacay at Tricia's.
What a awesome suprise to find someone who cares for your dog as much as you do. I absolutely positively recommend Tricia, she's the best! From the "meet & greet" to the pick-up at the end of the stay, Tricia provided impeccable service. Several times a day she texted me photos of my 2 golden retrievers playing, walking, even asleep with a blanket. She even created a hand-made thank you card using a photo of the 2 pups, it is gorgeous.
The dogs returned happy and healthy from their stay with Tricia.
we are so happy we found Tricia! she took exceptional care of our beloved pup. she followed every special instruction, she took our dog on lots of walks and sent lots of pictures so we could feel confident that our dog was very comfortable and happy. we look forward to using her again next time we leave town.
Amazing as usual!! :) Roxy LOVES her 2nd family.
Tricia did a great job watching Duke
Tricia has watched my pup three times now and it's always a great experience! I plan to continue to have her watch my puppy.
Tricia..you are the best!
Knowing that Pipi is always so well cared for each and every day allowes me to relax when I'm away from her. Thank you for sending me daily pictures. She is always in great hands, being well fed, going on walks, given plenty of attention and tons of love. You are an amazing sitter, and I will be recommending your services to all of my friends.
Tucker liked his first stay with Tricia so much that we decided to go back for a week! It was very comforting to see just how excited Tucker was to see Tricia on only his second stay with her. As soon as he saw her again his tail started wagging and he didn't even look back. Pictures from his stay tell us that another fun time was had. When we got home, we were greeted by a very happy pup, tired from all of his adventures and good times. Tricia treats Tucker like he was her own dog and we are grateful for the excellent care and love that she gives him.
Tucker's first stay with Tricia could not have gone better! Tricia was very flexible and helpful in answering our questions. It was clear from the photos that Tricia sent us that Tucker had a fantastic time. He hardly wanted to leave when we went to pick him up! Tricia is our new go to for Tucker's care needs. She treats him as if he were her own, and he loves her right back! Thanks Tricia!
Sugar had a great time with Tricia. I did not have to worry at all because I knew she was in good hands. Thanks, Ken, for the beautiful pictures. Sugar is looking forward to another five star visit with Tricia, Ken and Rocky!
Lola loves going to visit Tricia and Rocky! Having a new rescue puppy means I can't leave her alone to go to the office just yet. The idea of a doggy daycare center with 50 other dogs seemed way too overwhelming. Tricia knows how to be the pack leader and only has 2-3 other dogs at a time, which works out great for Miss Lola. Thanks, Tricia!
Excellent! This was the first time we had ever left Lucy! She did amazing.
Tricia is so amazing. She's by far the best babysitter I ever had for my puppy. We were able to really enjoy our vacation without worrying about Wall-e. And I think he may have enjoyed his vacay even more than we did, by the look of his face on the many pictures Tricia sent us every day! He looked so happy, it made my day every time we received a picture (and Tricia is awesome for that, she keeps you updated every day with daily pictures).

Words can't express how grateful I am. We love Tricia, she's the best!
Our beloved 12 year old, post-splenectomy pooch stayed with Tricia during our 17 day trip overseas this summer. Tricia could not have been more warm, reassuring and careful with our guy. He received the best attention, easy exercise and lots of TLC. We got many photos of him relaxing and exploring with his canine friends, and he was fit and happy when we got back. It was wonderful not to have to worry about our dog while we were so far from home. I highly recommend Tricia!
Roxy had an amazing stay!! We got pictures sent daily:) updates! She had great walks! We will most definitely be back!!
Amazing! Trooper had such a great time and had nice long walks! We were totally comfortable leaving our pup with such wonderful people! Thank you so much!
I trust Tricia with everything in me and diesel just loves going there. This time he was there for 4 weeks- it's his third time staying with Tricia. The only concern I have with him staying there is not wanting to come home!!!
There aren't enough words to describe how happy I am with the care that Tricia gives me puppy, Milo. She is the best! I love the pictures and videos that she sends throughout the day. Her love for Milo is evident, and he gets so excited when he sees her. On the last day of his first visit, Tricia gifted me with two photos taken of Milo by her husband, who is a photographer. I was taken aback not only by the kindness of this gesture but by the pictures themselves. Thank you, Tricia, for your wonderful care. Milo will be back!
Tricia was amazing with my little Holly. Not only was she really responsive, but she took some amazing pictures of Holly and even gave me a professional-quality picture of her on a card afterward. I would definitely have her take care of my little girl again.
Tricia was a great host. She sent us many cute photos of Dante's activities. He got lots of exercise and seemed to enjoy his stay.
Gracie loves Tricia!!!
We love Tricia!!! The best!!!!
Tricia is the best!!! Cannot say enough great things about this amazing person!!!
Tricia is such a lovely woman and treated our lab, Zoe, like a princess. Her husband is a photographer and took some lovely pics of Zoe that they had printed for us. They are our favorite pics! Wonderful hosts for our precious dog and we would definitely book with her again!!
We are so happy to have found Tricia! She was the best dog sitter anyone could ever ask for. Our pup, Olive, had the best 2.5 weeks with Tricia and her dogs while we were on our honeymoon! Olive always had someone to play with whether it was Tricia, her dogs or the other dogs she was sitting. We could tell Olive had a great time!

Tricia definitely made us feel comfortable knowing that we left our Olive in good hands. We had daily photo updates and videos! It was also sweet of them to give Olive a bath the day we picked her up too!

This is our first time using Dog Vacay too! Happy dog, happy owners! Thanks, Tricia!
Tricia was great with our dog! It was a very active and fun week for him. Tricia was communicative and it was fun for my toddler to watch the videos of our beloved pup while we were away. We are already booked for our dog's second stay with Tricia next month!
Trisha and Ken were great pet-sitters for our Irish Terrier, Finnley. He's 1.5 years old, and it was a great socialization experience for him to get to know and spend time with their 2 older dogs and another Golden Retriever pup they were pet-sitting.

It was our first experience using DogVacay, and honestly I was probably more nervous than Finnley. He did great though and had lots of fun!

Trisha sent us pictures and videos during Finnley's 24 hour stay with them, which we loved! It made us feel more comfortable and glad to see how Finn was doing while in a new experience.

I definitely recommend Trisha. She clearly LOVES dogs and knows how to care for them well.
Tricia was awesome! Highly recommended!
Tricia is the best! We left our baby Olive (1yr old) with her and her husband for 2.5 weeks while we were on our honeymoon. Olive had the best time ever playing with her two dogs and a few others that Tricia the was baby sitting.

It was comforting knowing that Olive was in good hands especially with the daily photos/videos updates. Olive had so much fun, we were afraid she forgot about us ;P

I'm so glad my husband and I have decided to use dog vacay vs leaving olive at a regular kennel boarding house. It was our first time using Dog Vacay and we now know this is the only way to go!
We are so happy to have found Tricia and would recommend her to any parents.

Thank you, Tricia!
Tricia was absolutely the best dog sitter I could've hoped for. She was extremely accommodating with last minute requests, took banjo on a big hike while I was away and took some great photos that I really loved.

I couldn't recommend her more highly. Will definitely come back to her when I need help.
Tricia is great, Wall-e and I loved her right away. She took him to the dog park and sent me pictures, really made me so happy. He seemed to be having such a great time. Really looking to many walks, park outings and WEs with her!
Words cannot describe how thankful I am to have found Tricia and Ken. Diesel just came home after his 5 day vacation with them... He looks happy, healthy and well rested.

They sent daily photos and constantly kept me up to date on his activities.

I know diesel is excited for his next holiday with them later this year :)
This was my first time using DogVacay and I am pleased to say that Pipi, my 6 yr old Pomchi was in great hands with Tricia. Tricia was so welcolming and made sure she had all of my information, she listened as I explained about Pipi's quirks, food ritual and made me feel calm leaving her in her care. I loved that she sent pictures daily of Pipi playing with her dogs, taking walks and how she made herself at home. Tricia also was very flexible when my schedule changed. Pet owners understand that this flexibilty is a stress reliever on what is already a stressful situation. Again, very grateful for her care of Pipi and will definitly be using her again in the near future! -
Tricia and her husband were amazing hosts. From sending us pictures and videos each morning and evening to taking our pup for long walks each day to creating personalized post cards, we were so happy with her care for our dog!

Thank you Tricia, we will definitely look for you next time we go out of town!
Tricia has been incredible - much exceeded my expectations :) diesel has loved his time with Tricia and the other dogs! She provided me with regular updates and pictures... Diesel is staying for a longer period later this month and I feel completely at ease leaving him with tricia.

Would highly recommend for every dog looking for a fun and safe dog vacay!
Tricia doesn't just sit or care for Gina, she really "gets" her. How rare is that to find a sitter who the dog loves! Thank you, Tricia!!!
My dog loves staying with Tricia, and hanging out with the other dogs too!
Tricia was absolutely amazing!! She spent so much time with my little frenchie. She also took the time to update me with adorable photos during my time away! CoCo got her exercise, made tons of friends, and was such a happy CLEAN little camper when I came to pick her up!
Tricia was terrific! She was responsive and communicative both before and throughout the visit. I really appreciated the photos and messages Tricia sent me. It is clear that m y dog Leo was loved and very well cared for by Tricia and her husband.Heo clearly had a blast playing with the other dogs and came home VERY tired! A perfect doggie weekend! I will definitely be bringing Leo back to stay with Tricia in the future.Thank you!!
Kind, Communicative, Honest, Flexible, Pet Loving, the type of environment that is both good for you and your dog.
Tricia was amazing. From the moment we dropped off our dog she was updating us and sending pictures of how he was spending his days from walks, to playtime, to belly rubs to dog park excursions. I felt like he was never really far away from us which made it so much better leaving him with someone I didnt know at first. She even took amazing pictures and printed them for us. Tricia went above my expectations by a long shot.
Tricia is such a life-saver. My loving dog Roxy moved to LA with me. She was having a tough time adjusting but after spending the week with Tricia's dogs she was getting so much attention. I recommend Tricia to any dog owner. She takes the dog in as her own and keeps you updated with pictures! Roxy was having trouble going to the bathroom and I appreciate Tricia keeping me updated on her potty breaks! Roxy looked so happy!
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