Pup-Tastic Retreat of Tracy

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Randy R.

60 Reviews
41 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Randy's Resident Pets

mix... unknown
9 old

Randy's House

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Outdoor area

About Randy

Hi and welcome to Pup-Tastic Retreat in Tracy!

My wife and I have been caring for dogs for over 30 years, we love all breeds, sizes and temperaments, so long as they can hang out with our resident pup, Jack. Jack is a 9 year old fluffy mutt!

Our home has a pup-tastic backyard that is perfect for your pups to lounge in while you are on vacation. Each Vacay day for your pup includes a walk around our neighborhood plus unlimited indoor/outdoor playtime at home.

We are also able to supervise the pups almost 24x7 and provide transportation to a vet in case of a pup-mergency.

We also offer:
- Bathing
- Additional walks
- Care for elderly or disabled dogs

Inquire within about these additional services!

We are a family of dog lovers and currently only have one pup but have had up to five pups at one time. Firm believers of an open house policy. Our dog Jack a 60Lbs mix breed spend majority of his time indoors with us and we treat every dog the same way. Jack loves to make new friends and can't wait to meet your pup.
Please give us a try and we will give your love one a safe and fun place to vacay at.
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Randy R.

60 Reviews
41 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated January 10, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Randy's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
Daycare At Randy's Home
$23 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$25 /bath
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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60 Reviews
Randy and his family were great with our dogs. They played with them daily, and were treated like part of the family. I loved the pictures, and the girls were so happy when we picked them up. We look forward to Randy and his family watching them again.
This is the first time that Chance has stayed with Randy. When I picked up Chance after 20 days I could have sworn that she greeted me at the door laughing her butt off. She looked so happy I hated to take her home. I was told that she did very well with the other dogs that visited and all she wanted to do was play. This tells me that Chance will be visiting again and again. This should also tell you how well your best friend will be treated. Till next time.
Randy and his family welcomed my pup, Abbey, as one of their own. I usually feel a little guilty leaving Abbey behind when having to travel, but she was happy when I dropped her off and happy when I picked her up. I am so happy my usual boarding place was booked up, now that I've discovered Randy I will be trying to board Abbey with him and his family. Thank you so much for welcoming her into your home.
Unfortunately we had to cancel our reservation
Randy was awesome. Mayhem had the best time at his place. Randy and his family are super accommodating and flexible with their time and space. This was our first time using dogvacay and for sure won't be the last. Randy is the best.
We really appreciate the loving care that Randy and his family have provided for our labradoodle. They are very comfortable with caring for large energetic puppies which has been a problem we've had with care providers in the past who lost that they care for large dogs.

The environment is also very nice with a large backyard for play. Our dog definitely returns home content and exhausted from a hard days play :). We have successfully used Randy throughout the year for both overnight care and day visits. A big plus as well is that Randy has been outstanding in allowing us to book far in advance and very last minute down to the night before we need care.

I think it's also important to mention that Randy has excellent communication and easily sends text message updates to put my mind at ease and let me know that our big teddy bear of a dog is safe and happy. Thank you so very much Randy for making our labradoodle a part of your family when ours is away. We greatly appreciate you and your loving home :). God bless
Randy responded promptly, made scheduling easy, and provided a safe, clean, fun environment for my dog while I was away. I've used him a couple of times now, and will continue to do so. :)
Randy was very thoughtful, knowledgable and accomedating. Our dog tends to be on the nervous side which was just fine with Randy & his family; they took care of him as though he were their own. When we met up with Teddy(our dog)he looked wonderful, they even kept his little eye gunk clean and his coat was spotless...I trust Randy & his family with our dog; we will use his services again and I would recommend his services to others.
We had no worries leaving our two doggies with Randy and his family. We knew they would be loved and cared for just as we do. They are our first choice every time.
Thank you Randy and family! I felt so comfortable leaving our dog with you! You cared for and loved her like your own. I appreciate how accommodating you were with our odd drop off/pick up times.
We will definitely be visiting you again. It actually makes it easier to plan getaways knowing we are confident leaving her with you!
This was my first DogVacay experience and first time meeting Randy and family. I would certainly repeat without hesitation. Randy's medical knowledge of dogs was valuable given my dog had a recent surgery and still walking with a limp. I much preferred to traditional kennel experience. Thank you for taking such good care of my best friend!
This was our first time with Randy as well as the first time Dante & Isabella being in a new environment. Initially I was nervous about it, but after a meet and greet with Randy, I was put at ease. Randy kept us in the loop daily with pictures and texts. Pup-tastic Retreat Of Tracy exceeded our expectations. Overall, it was a positive experience. I will definitely use them again.

Lisa & Mary
We appreciated getting text updates and pictures. It was nice seeing him happy and content being in a home. We will definitely be back.
Pup-Tastic was wonderful for my boy! I felt very comfortable with his stay. There is plenty of space for running and playing. Also the home is a comfy family setting where my boy could just fit right in. I am glad I found Randy and his family.
Randy is the best!, and I doubt you could find a better place or people to leave your dogs with. We've used Randy for the last few years simply because he's such a great host and takes such good care of our two pups. This is not only evident by how happy they are when they arrive at his house, but when we pick them up, there not in that "i can't wait to leave" state like your dogs are when you pick them up from most kennels. Whenever we have to go out of town, Randy is always the first choice and we know that are dogs are being very well taken care of. I highly recommend this host if your looking for piece of mind when having to leave your dogs behind.
Very nice open backyard other dogs to play with and a good price
Rugger has made himself part of the family, when I ask if he is going to Randy's my pup gets so excited. This last time he came home he was one pooped pup from all the play time.
Randy was great with Joey. He was patient and understanding with his issues. Thanks for everything.
Thank you so much for the wonderful care you gave Kaiser and Bella!!! They were treated so well and I know they felt like Royalty. I appreciate you sending me pictures of them and updating me!!! They will see you in May!
Our pups stay with Randy was pawsome! From the moment we meet with Randy for the initial meet & greet we felt welcomed and very comfortable. Our pups really took a liking to him and they loved the huge back yard. Randy was more than willing to work with us (since we have a 3 dogs one of which is a pitbull & is deaf) he knew the importance of keeping our pack together. Randy is very knowledgeable and you can tell that him and his family absolutly love animals. We felt confortable leaving our boys with him during our trip, knowing that they would be in good hands. He went above and beyond to make sure our pups were as comfortable as possible. Randy sent us updates and pictures throughout our trip. We will certainly be using Randy in the future and would highly recommend him!
Randy R was a gracious host for our Mrs. Jones. We have had other dog sitters watch her and she comes back to us another dog for a few days a very sad and timid little girl. When we picked her up from Randy R she was so happy and still her sweet little self. We HIGHLY recommend if you are looking for a home away from home for your four legged friend while you are away.
We are very happy with our decision to use Randy for our recent vacation. At our meet and greet we felt so comfortable with him and his wonderful family. You can tell they love dogs and have a heart to make your pet feel like part of their family while you are gone. There house is very dog friendly and they have a large secure yard which I know my dogs loved. We have two elderly beagles and I could tell they were well taken care of when we picked them up after 5+ days of staying with Randy. I would highly recommend using Randy.
Randy and family are great. Bronco always enjoys his stays at their place. I was a little nervous leaving him for the first time because I had never left him with anyone and he has separation anxiety. We used puptastic for a weekend before my long getaway over Christmas. When I dropped him off the 2nd time he practically dragged me to the front door and didn't care that I was leaving him. I think he loves the big back yard, meeting new pup friends to play with, all the attention he gets and story time with the kids. Love getting the picture updates from Randy to know that he's having a good time. Puptastic is a top choice for us and would recommend to anyone. I was really sad I couldn't spend Christmas with my pup but I can't think of a better place for him to have his own vacay while I had to be away. Randy is good about getting back to you quick and accommodating last minute requests.
This was my first time leaving my Marley. Randy went over and above. I even had to drop Marley off early as I had an emergency. I feel I now have a second home for Marley!!!!
Rugger gets excited when I ask "Wanna go to Randy's house?" because he's well cared for and loved like a member of the family. I don't have any worries while we travel, and arranging pickup & drop-off times is always easy, as Randy has been very flexible with our crazy schedule.
This was Fanci's first time away from me. She had a great time!
Rugger always gets excited when I ask "Are you going to Randy's house?" and then when he gets there, my pup is all about getting out of the car, straight up to the door standing with his tail wagging while he waits to go inside. I have no hesitation in recommending Randy's house for a dog vacay, just don't take Rugger's spot ;-)
This is the 3rd time over the last 6 months that we've left our dogs with Randy. Randy and family treat our dogs like their own and I've never felt more comfortable about our dogs welfare and care while we're away. They always go the extra mile to ensure our dogs are well taken care of and provide frequent updates and pictures while they're with them. I can't say enough great things about Randy and family.
They took wonderful care of my baby. They are a wonderful family that loves dogs. They have a huge backyard for your dog to play in. They treat your dog like family. If we need this service again, we will definitely go through Randy and family.
If anyone is looking for a wonderful and caring pet sitter, contact Randy at Pup Tastic! My beagle was treated with TLC while I was away. I was also given daily updates on how my dog was doing including photos. Highly recommend Randy to anyone looking for a pet sitter.
Randy and Lori provide solid peace of mind when it comes time for a trip. They are excellent at keeping up with your dog, even if they have a few little quirks. I'd recommend them anytime they have availability!
Randy and Family were a perfect fit for our dog. She had been recently diagnosed with a (non-contagious) medical condition and they made her feel comfortable and part of their family. In fact, our dog snubbed me on the way home! Samantha is looking forward to our next weekend away so she can return to play with her new friends!
Randy and his family are super nice and complete dog lovers. My dogs had an all around great time playing, sleeping, getting attention, and everything else that makes a dog happy. We received pictures and updates via cell phone so we were always up to date with our dogs. We are so happy we found Puptastic and will definitely be a repeat customer! :)
Thanks Randy and family! :)
Kids in home are quite dog savvy. Dogs seemed to have a great time. Received daily updates on our dogs.
Rugger always loves the extra attention he gets, and how he's treated like another member of the family. When he gets home, he's worn out, snoozes & you can see him running in dreams a lot, so cute!!
As with probably all dog owners, I was nervous about leaving my dogs with someone new for the first time. My two pups stayed with Randy and family for 8 days and I was extremely pleased with the results. Randy sent me photos and updates every day or so as to how my two pups were doing during our entire trip. Not only was I extremely pleased with the updates and the care they were receiving, but the proof of that care happened when I arrived to pick them up. Every other time I've had them pet sitted or put in a kennel during our trips, the moment we arrived to pick them up, they would dash towards us, as if to say "thank god your finally here, I can't wait to get out of this place". It was quite the opposite when I arrived after 8 days to pick them up from Randy's. I came in the door and they both greeted us somewhat lackadaisically, as if to say "hey, nice to see you, we're all good here" haha. In short, I could tell in every aspect that my dogs had been very well cared for (Almost spoiled) by Randy and family and will use him as the first choice from this point forward. Randy is awesome and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a fun and safe place to keep their dogs while they're away.
Always a pleasure to work with. I know that my boy is treated like a member of the family, and I love that he's tuckered out when I pick him up from playing.
Second time leaving our dogs with Randy. Absolutely great time for the pair. They come back, happy and tired. Great to have 100% peace of mind that one's dogs are in good hands. Worth every penny.
I would bring my pup to Randy's anytime! It's a ver loving household, and my little guy is treated like one of the family, highly recommended.
Randy and his wife Lori have an awesome place for dogs. I have a big loving lab and a quite skiddish golden retriever, both had a great time. They are definitely pros.
First time we used Randy to watch our two dogs. Admittedly, one of our dogs has a lot in common with a hand grenade - lots of energy/power and can be destructive. Randy and his clan were GREAT! They were super kind, patient and they have a big back yard. Our dogs loved it there! Randy is now our FIRST choice for watching our dogs.
We were so nervous leaving our pups because it was the longest we'd ever been away from them -- 3 weeks! Randy helped us feel so comfortable with photos of our pups with progress report text messages. :)

We couldn't have found a better host for our long holiday vacation and would trust Randy with future reservations with zero hesitation! We even live in the city but the 1 hr drive to Tracy was well worth it for such a fantastic host. He and his family are so sweet and knowledgeable about dogs. Thanks, Randy!!
Randy was great from start to finish in caring for our dog Busy. He treated Busy like a member of his own family! Excellent experience. I highly recommend Randy & his family.
This is our third time using Randy to watch our dogs. And it won't be our last. Randy does all the extra things to make your absence from your dogs seem less of a gap. He'll send you pictures of them having fun playing with other dogs so you know your dogs are in good hands. Of course, he does all the other things also; like taking them for walks and treating your dogs as if they were his own. Once you use his services, you will never need to worry about your dogs again while you on vacation or out on business or any other reason that separates you from your dogs. He can be trusted and is reliable.
As this is the first time for Lucky to stay away from family I knew it was going to be a big adjustment, not to mention we just moved into the area a week prior. Randy was concerned about making sure Lucky gets the space he needed due to his separation anxiety while I attend a 3 day conference out of town. At meet and greet, I felt comfortable seeing the family and their dog friendly facility! With his updates and pictures, I was confident that Lucky was in great hands and I was able to concentrate on work. When I had my reunion with Lucky, he was even more calm than when I dropped him off. I think he is finally learning his independence!
Randy is a real dog whisperer! He handled the dog like a real pro! I can't thank him enough, he was the savior of the day for me! He went all the way and beyond with my plan to surprise my daughter with reuniting with the dog after 4 months. He helped me with carrying, delivering, pretending, the whole theatrical play we did making sure I was comfortable and had everything under control. I will def use him again and suggest his services to others!
- Awesome Host:
1. Last minute meet-n-greet was possible
2. Randy's Family is great. Esp. his kids love dogs!
3. Lastly....Randy is awesome!

- Awesome Back yard: Well maintained and nice back yard for doggies to run around & sun bathe :)

- Awesome Customer Service
1. Randy communicates through texts with pictures and updates on your four legged child.
2. Almost felt like I left Lu (my four legged child) with my close friends / his god parents (haha yes I know...).
3. My flight was delayed (this put me about 40 mins behind my planned schedule) and he was very understanding and when I arrived at his house to pick Lu up....he was waiting for me with Randy outside.

Randy is great. We have hired him before and everytime we have, he treats our dogs as if they were his own. He takes them for walks and makes them feel loved.

I highly recommend him if you need a reliable caretaker for your dogs who will treat them like family.
This was our first time leaving our 2 year old pointer mix for 7 days. I really appreciated that Randy responded to my Greet-n-Meet and other later questions within a day. I felt better having someone who is responsible and cares to look after our "puppy". After the initial meeting at the park to make sure everyone gets along, we visited his house and big back yard, which is great for dogs to run around and play. We enjoyed our vacation especially after receiving texts, updates, and photos of our dog almost daily. Randy has a great family with kids that are knowledgable and nice to the animals. We would use his service again on our next trip.
My dogs love Randy! He walks them twice everyday. Definitely a vacation for them. That's more than they get in their every day life. He, also, fed my tortoises. All was well when I arrived home. Thank you Randy!
My pup Baron spent 9 days with Randy while I was on vacation. I didn't have to worry about my pup once. Randy is not only professional but he really makes sure your dog part of his family.
Randy was great. He took our dogs for a walk not once but twice each day. If you ever want someone to care for your dogs as much as he cares for his own, then Randy is the answer to your search. I would recommend him to anyone who needs someone to depend on and to trust.
Great experience. I highly recomend.
We were a little nervous leaving our baby with someone we didn't know. After meeting Randy, we really didn't feel that way. He is a great guy and very caring for the doggies! He had his hands full with ours and handled it great. It was really nice to get photo's and updates. We really appreciate the caring and attention given and we are super happy to have a local trustworthy babysitter for our Bosco!!
Our dog Hunter absolutely loves going to Randy's home - every picture we receive from Randy show's Hunter having a great time. And he comes home absolutely exhausted (like my kids after a great time at camp!). Randy sends text messages and pictures to keep us up to date on what Hunter is doing, and even gives us some tips on how to train Hunter through some of his "imperfections" :) We recommend Randy to anyone looking for a quality, caring sitter who will love your dog.
Love Randy and his family. Murphy loves going over there to play with Jack and the kids. Great family and great care!
Randy and his family are awesome hosts. Murphy loved his stay with them and came home in great spirits. He's close to home and reasonably priced. I will definitely make this a regular thing for our family. Thanks Randy!
Randy & his family were great! This was our first time leaving our dog with someone we didn't know. I was a little worried not because we didn't know them but more that our dog was a bit hyper & I was worried she would be to much for them. We met Randy a couple days before & their dog was so well trained I knew he would be perfect. He could totally read our dog & told me the dogs were "talking it out" while ours met. Everyday we were gone he'd send us picture updates of how Roxi was doing. He even got her to not pull on her leash while on walks! Our first night back when we took her out & she did amazing! I couldn't believe how well she did! Randy is amazing & I highly recommend him. We definitely will be using him again!
Randy and his family were great! He sent us pictures and updates to let us know how Boomer was doing. They treated Boomer like he was a part of their family. Boomer had a ball with them! We highly recommend Randy and his family.
Hunter had a wonderful Dog Vacay with Randy and his family! Randy and my husband met up at the park prior to the weekend for Randy to meet our dog and ensure that our dogs were compatible. When we were gone Randy sent us text updates and pics each day to keep us informed of how Hunter was doing. We were able to relax and enjoy our time away knowing that Hunter was in extremely good hands. When Hunter came home at the end of the weekend he was exhausted from having such a great time! Thank you!
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