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Tricia N.

34 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Tricia's Resident Pets

7 yr 6 mo old

Tricia's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Tricia

11 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Need a place for your pup that is like home while you are away? Our 3/4 acre yard and animal loving home is it! We moved here from Maryland summer of 2015 with our 3 kids and 7 year old female Poodle/Golden/Springer mix and are loving it! Chili has her Open Space Tag so we hike off leash all over Boulder.

UPDATE 1/17: 2016 was an amazing year!! We loved meeting so many people and caring for so many amazing pups!! Currently, our home is under renovation so we are needing to pivot our business model a bit for a while. I am leaving the calendar open for when we are in town and will try to accommodate all requests. The best situation now is to have one of us (Eric or I) stay at your home with your dog(s) if you are open to that option. Thanks for your patience while we renovate!

We prefer to take Chili with us whenever we can so we completely understand how important it is to find a comfortable place to leave your pup when you must. Our home has a large fenced yard for dogs to roam free (3/4 acre) as well as a large chain link dog pen for dogs who might need a little privacy.

We will treat your dog like family! Your dog will join Eric, Tricia, and Chili on a daily walk/hike/swim around Boulder - no matter what the weather is like - and be allowed to curl up and rest on a comfy space! Our 2 girls, aged 16 and 13, are fantastic with animals too (our son too but he is off to college most of the time). Chili has been trained only through positive methods and someone is at home MOST of the day!

Special diet? Medications? Your house rules (like no going on furniture)? NO Problem! Tricia has raised ducks to goats and many creatures in between - we love it all and know some need a little more than others!

Please note:
We require a meet and greet before we will board for the day or overnight. Now that pup is covered, happy trip planning. We look forward to meeting you!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Tricia N.

34 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 13, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tricia's Home
$36 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$48 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Tricia's Home
$29 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$45 /hour
$15 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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34 Reviews
Our pup had a great time. We always know when he has a good time, he sleeps for a day and a half when he gets home. Also, the best part, Tricia sent us pictures of him playing with his new friends. I'm pretty sure our dog had as much fun on his vacation as we did on ours! Everything about this experience went as smoothly as it could, from the meet and greet, to the drop off and pick up. It was perfection!
Mikey had a wonderful time with Tricia and her family! They took such loving care of him. I got pics along the way and Tricia was very communicative. I am already booking my next trip and Mikey gets to have another vacay too :).
Philo had a great time on his vacay. He went on family outings and slept in the bed and got to play with other dogs. The large fenced yard was terrific for my gentle giant to play in. He came home and rested after all his fun. Thank you for taking good care of Philo.
Our two labs had a wonderful time with Tricia and her family while we were on our honeymoon. She sent pictures frequently and was very responsive. The pups really enjoyed their spacious back yard and you could tell when we picked them up that they were happy and not stressed. We will definitely use Tricia again for our dogvacy needs.
Echo had a great 24 hours & did not want to leave his new furry friends. He is looking forward to his next visit!
Tricia was a wonderful hosted for my puppy. It was my first time leaving her and Tricia sent lots of pictures and updates. I knew she was getting a lot of love and attention.
Cayenne had a couple days for daycare before my trip and came back happy and had a great day! I knew she would love staying with Tricia and her family while I traveled.
Cayenne had a great day with Tricia, followed Chili around and loved the freedom of a big yard. It was perfect day for her.
Tricia, Eric and their girls are the perfect pet hosts. The dogs are welcome inside and out, lots of room, lots of love. And most importantly, Roux loves his visits. Truly grateful.
Tricia's place was great for Dusty (2 yr 15 lbs terrier). She stayed for two nights. We came over for a quick meet and greet to make sure she got along with Tricia's dog and other day borders. Tricia and her family were very welcoming and flexible. Highly recommended!
This was our first experience with DogVacay. Tricia and her family were phenomenal! After meeting Tricia and her family (including Chili) during the meet and greet, we knew Kipper would be well cared for AND have a fabulous vacation. We enjoyed receiving pictures of Kipper playing during his stay. Kipper would love to return to Tricia's. We definitely will take him there again.
Tricia has been a great host for Decker. She has a huge yard fenced in yard for the pups to play in. She sends regular pictures and takes the dogs on hikes. My pup always makes new friends and comes home exhausted from playing. I recommend Tricia if you have a sociable dog.
We are very pleased with the quality of care that our 9 yr old Golden Doodle received at Dog Vacay. It's clear that he was well taken care of with lots of exercise and TLC. We'll be a repeat customer.
Tricia was excellent!! I have two young dogs that require watching and exercising and she attended to their needs! Her yard is large and she loved my dogs like I would! She sent pictures daily and the dogs were so happy there. I will definitely use Tricia again!!!
Fantastic experience! Our small dog came home tired but happy--they have a big back yard, and (based on pictures) there was lots of play time with other dogs and relaxing time, too. Trish and her family were great. Not only did we receive texted pictures during our trip, but she was also incredibly flexible when our flight was delayed and we had to pick Bruce up the following day. Highly recommend. Thanks again!
Pearl seemed to really enjoy her time with Tricia. She was pooped for several days after, which was a nice bonus. Tricia was wonderful to deal with and her home and property are so beautiful, a perfect environment for dogs to play.
This was our first experience using DogVacay and Tricia and her family have converted me over! At the Meet and Greet I felt very comfortable upon seeing their awesome outside play space and knew my dog would have a blast there. Tricia kept me updated with photos and notes throughout our trip. We were very pleased!
Tricia and her family were amazing hosts. Prior to accepting Penny into their home, we did a meet and greet to ensure that both parties felt comfortable. It was reassuring to know that Penny would be in good hand!
Tricia has a huge, shaded backyard with ample running rooms for the dogs. In addition, Tricia and her family are extremely attentive to the dogs they care for. They even noticed that Penny was eating very little and added some pumpkin to her food... what a treat!
When Penny returned home after her 3 day vacay, she was pooped! I knew she had a great time staying with Tricia and her family. THANK YOU again for watching Penny!
Izzie and Stella (GSPs) had a great time immediately zeroing in on the big back yard with squirrels keeping them occupied and active the whole time. I'll be back with the "pointer sisters"
Tricia and family provided a perfect environment for my pup. Excellent communication and pics during the week. Highly recommend!
Tricia is an outstanding hostess. She took great care of Charlie.. I would not hesitate to leave Charlie with her again. She is great.
Our puppy loved her weekend with Tricia and the family. She got a lot of attention and exercise and loved the chance to play in a bigger yard than we had. We would definitely leave her with them again.
Tricia and family are the best. Cody was so happy playing in their large yard and being loved that he really didn't want to leave. Tricia sent great photos while we were traveling. She is so nice to work with and treated Cody like family.
Tricia and her family were great! We could tell from the pictures she sent that Charlie was enjoying himself. Their large yard was the perfect place for our lumbering Labrador to romp. He did well with the other dogs and came home quite content.
In fact, it appears he's mellowed some since his stay there.

I would recommend Tricia in a heartbeat. She was great to work with and I totally trusted her with our dog. We will definitely use her services again.
I couldn't have found a better place to take my three month old puppy, Arlo! Tricia and Eric are extremely knowledgeable about dogs and took care of Arlo as if he was their own. I highly recommend them without any reservations!
Tricia was very helpful! My normal dogsitter was unavailable, and she took in my pup Yogi on short notice. While Yogi was a bit too exuberant for her dog, she managed to tire him out and leave him happy at the end of the day nonetheless. Highly recommended!
Tricia and her family were amazing! They were so inviting and amazing with Remus and all they wanted to do was learn how we wanted to train him so they could support it.
My dog loved it. They had a huge backyard perfect for energetic dogs like mine. They were very nice and checked in a lot.
Cosmo definitely had his own vacation with Tricia and Eric while we were away. They are wonderful, responsible hosts, and we would return again in a heartbeat. Their backyard is basically a private dog park. Cosmo had so much fun, and I think felt a bit let-down to come back to his one-dog household :)
Tricia and Eric were great with Cayenne my puppy. It was her first stay away from home, so anxious puppy and parent. It was so wonderful to get updates and know she was being snuggled and loved and she loves their dog Chili and lovely daughter.
Tricia and her family were absolutely AWESOME!!! We could not have asked for a more friendly, loving and welcoming family to watch my mother's dog. When my mother and her pup come to visit again we definitely will go back to Tricia and her family. Thank you so much for everything!
My dog was relaxed and chilled out when I picked her up from Tricia's house, which tells me she was very comfortable there. And she slept like a log the next day, which tells me she had a great time playing with Tricia's dog and her kids! Tricia, her husband Eric, and their kids are so warm and welcoming, it makes me wish I were a dog and could hang out with them. ;-) I know my dog is looking forward to her next stay with them.
Tricia and Eric were great to work with. Responded super quickly and sent us updates on our pup. He seemed very happy there and we would highly recommend.
Tricia and her family were amazing hosts - I knew my dog was in good hands, which made a stress-free weekend. He had a wonderful time running around their large yard, playing with their dog, Chili. He came home happy and tired.
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