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Tracey K.

41 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

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

Tracey's Resident Pets

Tina
Mixed Breed
Female
10 yr 11 mo old
Jamie
Rottweiler
Female
8 yr 11 mo old
Oreo
Mixed
Male
3 yr 5 mo old
Bronson
Doberman Pinscher
Male
3 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds or Reptiles

Tracey's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Tracey

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
****PRICE INCREASE for NEW GUESTS beginning OCTOBER 1, 2016: Overnight stays will increase to $45/night. ****

Hello! We provide a home style boarding (no kennels!) and daycare experience where your dog(s) becomes part of our family during his or her stay.

***We also welcome your feathered friends to accompany our 21yo Nanday Conure parrot; other caged animals and those with special needs. **We cannot take cats/rabbits due to Mom's allergies, however. :( Please email me for rates.

Our animal loving family has been actively involved with dog rescue organizations since 2001. We have fostered many dogs over the years, preparing them for their forever homes. Daily training, playtime and frequent human interaction from each of our family members sets us apart from traditional kenneling. Dogs in our home are free to romp, play & explore the great outdoors in our fully fenced, large private yard and/or lounge in the house.

We monitor activities in the yard and home to ensure that all animals in our care experience the comfort and safety you would expect.

*Please note: Contact me for availability as calendar does not always reflect that.

**ALL NEW guests must schedule a meet and greet BEFORE their first stay.

~Pups MUST be house-trained.

~Pets MUST be up to date on vaccinations. Bordetella recommended but not required.
~NEGATIVE yearly fecal exam

DAYCARE rate of $25 per day provides care anytime between 8am-5pm...we try to be flexible around those hours!

***PICKUP TIME is by 10AM or $25 daycare (with pickup by 5pm) charge will apply. Drop off and Pick up times by appointment only. ***








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Tracey K.

41 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 8, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tracey's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Tracey's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
41 Reviews
Tracy and her family were awesome. Their genuine care and concern was evident from the meet and greet itself. The environment is so clean and dog friendly - made Bella's stay the next best thing to home. We are very happy. Thank you Tracy for taking care of our Bella!
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Tracey did a great job updating me on Coopers stay with pictures and texts. It was such a huge relief knowing he was getting taken care of so well.
Our dog is energetic and a little anxious at first when spending time in a new place. Tracey has a large indoor and back yard space for the dogs to run around, so my pup got lots of play time and exercise. Her 4 family dogs made great built-in playmates for mine. She's easy to reach by text which puts my mind at ease when I want to know how he's getting along. Would book again.
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Tracey and family were pleasant when greeting us and kept us informed on how our dog Zeek was doing during his stay their home. Fantastic care and we would contact her in a minute if we needed a place for our dog to stay!!!
Tracey and family went out of their way to make us feel comfortable with their canine family of 4 dogs before even introducing our dog Luke one on one with their dogs. Very impressed with Tracey's excellent handling of all aspects of Luke's overnight stay,including sending us some photos and positive comments of Luke. We feel blessed to have found Tracey on DogVacay and know he will be in a loving,safe, and experienced environment whenever he is with her. Great experience!
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There are no words to describe how great our experience with Tracey and her family was! This was my first time leaving my dog overnight, but Tracey made him feel right at home from the moment he stepped inside. She truly welcomes dogs of all shapes and sizes into her home and loves them like they are her own. She knew this was our first time away from eachother and sent me picture updates throughout the day. I would never be able to say enough nice things about our experience with Tracey. I know in the future this will be a safe, caring, and fun place for my dog to vacation!
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We were very pleased with Angel's stay with Tracey. She got along & even played with the big dogs. We know how much she played because she was very tired when she got home & even the next day!
Angel will definitely go back to Tracey!

Thanks!!
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We picked up a tired, happy doggie. Thank you Tracy and family.
Our Bulldog Dexter loves going on Vacay! Tracey and her family are AWESOME with him and they treat him as part of the family. Dexter has stayed both overnight for boarding and for daycare. It's great!!
Tracey and her family took excellent care of Skipper while we were on vacation during the holidays. Throughout his stay we received many pictures of him having fun with the other dogs. It was great not to worry about him while we were away. He had a great time on his doggy vacation!! Skipper will surely be back.
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Tracey and her family were amazing hosts for Trevor both times they've hosted him! They are professional dog owners and very attentive to the dogs they host. Trevor lived inside their home along with their other couple of dogs, and all were watched pretty much at all times as someone was always at home. Trevor was excited about coming back the second time, and he always came back looking very happy :).
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Tracey was great! We did a daycare for one day in preparation for a longer stay. You can tell she loves all the animals she takes care of! Would definitely recommend her!
Tracey (and family) are tops on our list to leave our very rambunctious Brittany. There's the best!
This was a fantastic experience! We've never left our pack of three anywhere but our own home when we've needed to travel - but leaving them with The Family Pet was amazing! They came home tired and happy and I highly recommend boarding here!
Tracey and her family are absolutely great! We are so glad to have found her on Dogvacay. Tracey texted us pictures of Greta and Chinook (our pups) throughout their stay, and you could tell they were loving every minute of it! It gave us such peace of mind knowing they were being treated just like part of their family while we were away. We definitely plan to have Greta and Chinook stay with Tracey and her family again soon :)
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Our Brittany Belle loves time at Tracey's! So do we because we know she's being well cared for...
Finding Tracey and her family to take care of our dog Sammy was a blessing!
Sammy has not had very much contact with other dogs and tends to be very nervous around them.
Her resident dogs are very well mannered and accustomed to visitor dogs. To our surprise Sammy reacted extremely well for the initial day visit, so we decided that we would leave him with her while we were on vacation. He stayed with Tracey for seven days. He returned home just the same as when we dropped him off- a very happy dog!
It is very comforting to know we have someone we can rely on when we need a sitter for our very special dog!
Highly recommended!
Bridget
Sterling, MA
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We have a one year old English Bulldog Dexter. He has stayed with Tracey and her family both for boarding and daycare. It's so nice to be able to drop him off for a visit and not worry about him. He is cared for as if he's part of their family. Dexter loves it there! He gets to play and socialize with their dogs while we are at work or away for the night. It's really wonderful to be able to drop him off and know he's happy and safe.
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We have a one year old English Bulldog Dexter. He has stayed with Tracey and her family both for boarding and daycare. It's so nice to be able to drop him off for a visit and not worry about him. He is cared for as if he's part of their family. Dexter loves it there! He gets so very excited everytime we pull into their driveway. He gets to play and socialize with their dogs while we are at work or away for the night. It's really wonderful to be able to drop him off and know he's happy and safe.
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Our dogs have stayed with Tracey and her family a few times and have had good visits all 3 times.

Tracey is very dog savvy, which is great for us because one of our dogs can be fearful of strangers. Tracey's experience working with dogs who have issues really helped him feel safe and able to take things at a pace that was comfortable for him. Her family also understands how to read dog behavior, and it really helped both dogs settle in during their stay.

And there was plenty of playtime and affection too.

We also appreciated the updates while we were away, and when a small issue arose she was great at communicating and figuring out ways to resolve it.

We'll definitely use her again the next time we go away!
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Another great visit for Clover. Thanks, Tracey!
Tracey and her family are awesome! They were able to take my 6 year old golden retriever in on short notice and made our last minute trip out of town a possibility. We had an initial meeting to make sure her family dogs and my dog "vibed" and I really appreciated that. It shows a high level of professionalism and concern for the wellbeing of the animals. Our dog felt right at home at Tracey's as evidenced by the daily photos we received. They were also very flexible with drop off/pick up times. I highly recommend Tracey and will definitely hire her again in a heartbeat! Thanks, Tracey!
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Tracey and her family are fantastic - they treated Remy like one of their own and he seemed to thoroughly enjoy his stay with them. We will certainly be leaving him with them again in the future. Mark & Nancy
It was nice too meet Tracey and all her own dogs. It was also very nice to have peace of mind while away that my dog will be cared for like one of her own. I will use Tracey again.
Tracey did a wonderful job taking care of our dog and sending pics while we were away. Our dog fit right and seemed to have no anxiety when we picked her up. Thank you Tracey.
Tracey and family took our little ones in and made them part of the pack. I'm not sure who had more fun! I appreciated the regular updates and overall experience. We added a new puppy to the mix and everyone did really well.
Our Belle loves it at Tracey's. The only problem is that she misses her pooch pals when we get her home!
Superior ...on every level !! You can tell Tracey loves what she does. I had great peace of mind going on vacation, knowing that my pup would be well cared for. Her home is perfectly arranged to provide a safe and loving environment for the pets. I especially liked that there was a large, fenced in area for the dogs to get their exercise and my pup also benefited from being able to socialize with Tracey's dogs. I highly recommend Tracey and will certainly sign my pup up for another Dog Vacay with Tracey in the future.
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Being new to the area, Tracey and her family have truly been a great find for us. I now feel comfortable going away because I am confident that Sadie is in capable and loving hands. We appreciate the pics that Tracey sends as they reassure us that Sadie is happily enjoying her vacation time with friends as well!
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We left our 4 1/2 month old Brittany (Belle) with Tracey and her family for 4 days while away on business. We were somewhat unsure as to how our 26 lb puppy would do with their much bigger dogs but we need not have been concerned.

Tracey sent pictures at regular intervals that showed Belle getting along fine with her dogs. Our concern turned to - 'she won't want to come home'!

The whole family welcomed Belle and she very much enjoyed her stay with Tracey, her husband and daughters. They're a special family.

Tracey is a true professional when it comes to dog care and behavior. We are very thankful to have found her and her family and hope to continue to be able to count on her for future visits.
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Tracey and her family were wonderful to my dog. It was a pleasure to deal with her. She made going away very easy. Thanks!!!
Tracey is an experienced and caring dog owner and dog trainer. Her entire family was very welcoming to Trevor, our goldendoodle, and Tracey kept us up to date regularly about his activities, even sending us photos! I would trust Tracey with practically any dog, and we definitely look forward to having her look after Trevor again in the future!
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I was so impressed with Tracey! I was initially a little concerned with the number of dogs she has, however, my concerns were quickly laid to rest. I must say that Tracey does a wonderful job of 1 on 1 introductions and managing interactions. Kramer has a new best buddy Bronson, Tracey's young doberman, they had a great time playing together. I was well updated during my time away with emails and awesome photos which greatly put my mind at ease - obviously Kramer felt right at home and fit in with her pack! We will be making our reservations for Kramer with Tracey for future trips.
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Tracey and family really made Shelby feel like part of the family. She got all the attention she needed, plus got to play "with the big dogs." She was well-cared for and Tracey even shared several photos of Shelby's mini-vacay. I'm pretty sure she had more fun than I did! I'll definitely be using this option again.
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Tracey and Gregg are fantastic! They have four dogs of their own and you can just feel the love and caring that they share with the animals. We've now had the boys there twice, just for overnights, so I couldn't speak for longer stays. My dogs (brothers) are total sweethearts and are almost never alone so they were a little upset when I dropped them off. But you could tell that they are able to engage them quickly, and they were very happy when I picked them up. I worry about general boarding and they wouldn't keep them kenneled together. Tracey has a separate room with a big futon that she keeps the dogs that are boarding in for the night, it's very nice! And a big fenced in yard for them to play in. Hope this is helpful! I would use their service again in a heartbeat
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I cannot say enough wonderful things about my experience with Tracey and her family in regards to my dogs' stay with them. She was able to have my dog through a long stay through the holidays at the last minute and treated her like a princess. I received constant photos and updates, which I looked forward to during my time away. Even though it was a little distance from my home, it was worth the trip. My lab is actually quite sad since my return, as I am pretty sure she misses her new friends there! Thanks to the whole family for making her part of yours for two weeks and for a wonderful experience!!
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Riley loves going to Tracey's house to play. I have no concerns about Riley while he's there. I know he's in great hands and has other dogs to play with.
Great Experience! Very accommodating host. Riley comes home happy and exhausted from playing with Tracey's dogs all day.
Tracey and her family were wonderful with Riley. We contacted them with a last minute weekend request and they were very accommodating and friendly. They have a fenced in yard for the dogs (theirs and ours) to run around, plus a spacious open concept home where our dog was free to roam and be with the family. They had a separate, large room where Riley could sleep. A great experience for our dog and for us, thanks so much Tracey and family!!
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Tracey and her family were wonderful. They took fantastic care of our two, high-energy, challenging dogs. Tracey sent us pictures and text messages to reassure us that our dogs were happy and comfortable. By the time we picked up our dogs, it was clear that our dogs had been treated with every bit of care as their own dogs. Without a doubt, we will have Tracey and her family care for our dogs again during our next vacation!
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WHAT A RELIEF!! I usually take my German Shepherd and Lab to a kennel, but when I called them on short notice they were full. I started searching Dogvacay but became a bit concerned when I couldn't find a home that I felt would be a good fit. Both the shepherd and the lab are fairly strong willed and require a firm, but gentle hand in their care, so I can't leave them with just anyone. (Like many people, my dogs are more to me than "just pets." Having to leave them in the care of someone else causes me huge anxiety before a trip.)
Then I found Tracey at "The Family Pet." We quickly scheduled a meet-and-greet. Tracey's experience and skill with animals was immediately obvious as soon as I let them out of the car. She took time and care in introducing them to her family and home. (Tracey has two lovely daughters who, no doubt, inherited her love of animals.) Her family includes four 4-legged members, and she knew the best way for my dogs to meet her dogs. It didn't take long for all the tails to start wagging. Her home, too, is EXACTLY what I had hoped for. The family room is spacious, very clean, and doggie friendly. The backyard is huge and secure.
Not having to leave my dogs at the kennel is such a relief! I always picture them laying around, possibly on hard concrete, for hours and hours without any interaction from humans. Now I will leave them with Tracey and her family, where they will get plenty of love and attention. Knowing my "girls" are safe and happy while I'm away makes such a difference!
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