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Tracy Z.

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123 Reviews
44 Repeat Guests
$35/night
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Boerboel, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Great Dane

Tracy's Resident Pets

Romeo
Golden Retriever
Male
11 yr 0 mo old
Ernie
Golden Retriever
Male
9 yr 0 mo old
Sassy Patty
Mixed Breed
Female
3 yr 0 mo old
Izzy
Labrador Retriever
Female
2 yr 0 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Tracy's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Tracy

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
All animals welcome! I have two wonderful Golden Retrievers, one sweet Lab, one crazy Terrier, and four Siamese cats. My Goldens and Lab are very gentle and love to play with other dogs. My Terrier circus dog can out play anyone and rules everyone:) I have also fostered over 76 dogs in the past 8 years with three different rescue organizations. Many of my past fosters still come to stay and play when their owners go on vacation. We all benefit from our foster dogs. My dogs enjoy the non-stop company, and I enjoy watching my fosters leave their past behind while they evolve into the dogs they were meant to be. Fostering has taught me that ALL dogs are great; they just need to have somebody who loves and understands them.

In my youth I worked for a pet store, kennel, and veterinary/emergency clinic. I have made my home as dog friendly as possible. The garage is carpeted and outfitted with agility tunnels and toys for super fun play time. I have a full finished walk out basement where we stay when we're indoors and we are located on 4 beautiful acres in the woods. Perfect tranquil setting for your pups enjoyment. When your dog(s) stays with us, they will be cared for one on one without all the noise, stress, and distraction of a traditional kennel. For your comfort we provide around the clock care making their stay with us as pleasant as possible. Our goal is to provide a fun and safe environment where your pup can let off any excess energy and just be a DOG. We provide the crate, so all you have to bring is food and their favorite bed or blankie. Sounds great, right? Come see for yourself!

I do this because I enjoy dogs! Now that my kids are almost grown up, I find myself with extra time on my hands. Sure I could clean my house more, read, watch television, exercise, or nothing at all, but what fun is that? Caring for and watching dogs gives me brain stimulation and exercise all in one:) No membership to join or monthly fees! My dogs enjoy the pack setting and so do I. When your dog(s) come to stay with us it will be like going to their favorite dog park. There is always a group to play with. If your dog doesn't want to play, that's okay too. There is room to be alone, but still be able to see everyone.

We are a family of two adults who are home full time. Our dogs are alone very little. When no supervision is available, I do crate all pups individually in our walkout basement. It has two french doors letting in natural light and there is always classical music playing for relaxation in the background. The safety, happiness, and well being of all the dogs are our main priorities.

Please note my rate is for a 24 hour stay. There will be an additional charge of $2.00 per hour per dog for anything over that. We are also very flexible with pick up and drop off times in order to meet your schedule.

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Tracy Z.

Online Now!
123 Reviews
44 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 18, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tracy's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
Daycare At Tracy's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
123 Reviews
Joey had 'more' than the 'comforts of his own home during his stay. Super nice and clean and definitely Tracy 'gets' my lit'l best friend and his odd terrier personality. Will be back and thanks!
Bogey had a great time with Tracey and her pups. We got bunches of pix of him playing in the snow and inside the large converted double garage area. He came home and collapsed from all the activity! LOL! ❤️
Finn had a great time with Tracy and all the other dogs. He had a great time socializing. Pictures were sent so I could see how he did on his first time. We will definitely be using her again.
Great communication and fantastic attention to detail. Tracy truly cares about her pooches and I'm embarrassed to say they definately had more fun staying with her rather than our home. She's very quick to respond and gives you great updates while your pet is on vacation with her. I'll likely be using her again in the near future.
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It was our first time boarding Penny and we couldn't be more pleased with the entire experience. Tracy was prompt in her communications with us and even sent daily pictures of Penny. She is extremely professional, I highly recommend her!
Tracy was so efficient at putting my mind at ease. I was really worried to board my dogs at a non-conventional kennel, but it all went great. My dog can sometimes be a pain and she was amazing with him. Would use her again in a second. Thanks Tracy and mom!!
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I have nothing but good things to say about Tracy. I am always so apprehensive to leave my babies but I didn't need to worry. My girls had a blast and the picture updates really put my mind at ease. I have reccommended her to all my coworkers.
Our energetic dog, Annie, had a great stay and plenty of friends to play with.
Tracy does an excellent job. I know that our dog was loved, treated well, and had a lot of fun.
Tracy was amazing! The fun Buddy had was evident in all the pictures Tracy sent us!! We definitely recommend!
We continue to be super impressed with Tracy and how she cares for our dog! Always recommend her!
Tracy did a great job in alleviating my fears of leaving my Katie. She sent frequent photos and Katie seemed happy and healthy when I picked her up. I think she had a good time !
Tucker had a great time away, and so did we. Even though he is a small dog (a 15-lb Norwich Terrier) and there were lots of much bigger dogs staying there, it is clear he got along just fine with all the other dogs and his human hostesses, as well.
Tracy was great! This was our first experience with dogvacay and I have to say, it was amazing! Tracy made us feel at ease with great communication. Tracy is not only a very nice person, she is very knowledgable about dogs. We felt very comfortable leaving our 1 year old golden doodle, Gunner, with her. Before we left he was already comfortable and playing. And we were confident he was is great hands. Thanks Tracy!
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Has a great set up for the dogs and was great about sending picture updates of my dog
My dog loved her vacation with Tracy. She has a great location with lots of space for playing, sleeping and eating. I will definitely use her again.
Tracy was wonderful. We were visiting from out of town and needed a caring trusting person to care for our love Griffey. You could tell immediately Tracy really loved dogs and her location was clean and fenced in for doggies to roam safely. Highly recommend Tracy.
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Tracy was awesome. We hadn't left our dog in anyone else's care since she was a puppy so I was a first time neurotic! Tracy sent me numerous photos and always kept me updated. Would definitely use again.
Cooper seemed like he had a great little vacay, and Tracy was excellent at communicating with me and providing pictures to help reassure me during his first stay. Her facilities are in excellent condition and there was a lot for Cooper to do. I will highly recommend Tracy to anyone.
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Titus loved his stay with Tracy while his parents were out of town! Tracy sent a ton of awesome pictures and it was clear that Titus was having a great time. I would definitely recommend Tracy for your upcoming dog vacay!
Tracy was amazing!!! Our dog, Kevin, had so much fun. She really takes the time to understand the dog. We were so pleased, we will definitely use her again and again!!!
I think our dog, Memphis, enjoyed his vacay more than we enjoyed ours! From the pictures we received you could tell he had so much fun he didn't even realize we were gone!
The stay was great for Drake. Tracy is obviously very passionate about what she does and very engaging towards the pups. She sent plenty of updates to keep us up to date for the entire vacation. It was very helpful given this was our first experience with the dog at a sitter. Furthermore, Drake had copious amounts of play time. Couldn't ask for a better experience.
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I enjoy having my dogs stay with Tracy. I know they are safe and happy. Her home is a dog paradise. My dogs are exhausted when they come home because of all the playing they do at Tracy's house. Tracy keeps me updated on my dogs and I know I do not have to worry about them when they are with her.
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I could certainly tell that Tracy loves what she does. She gradually introduced Sadie to the other dogs and made her feel comfortable. Many pictures of Sadie's activities were sent to me during her stay which was really nice! Thanks again!
Tracey has a great environment for dogs. She cares about them all and ensures they are healthy and happy while staying at her place. She's also very responsive to questions while you're away. She sends pictures and videos of your dog playing and gives status updates. My dog did great away from home and I will definitely use Tracey again! Thank you! Nice to be away and not worry about my sweet girl, Lilly.
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My dogs are my babies and before moving to this area we only left them with a very trusted close neighbor. I was a little freaked out the first time we left them with Tracy M. but there was no need to worry. The first time my smaller dog was a little timid and I know she missed me. We have left them with Tracy three times now and they get so excited as we pull into her driveway. They jump out of the car and don't even glance back over their shoulders to say goodbye! I miss them when I have to travel, but I know they are completely safe and treated with love when they are with Tracy. I really appreciate how often she keeps in touch and sends pictures when they are staying with her.

The last time they stayed with Tracy they plopped down on their beds the minute we got home, woke up briefly to eat dinner and then slept through the night. Tired, happy dogs! It's a real treat for them to stay with Tracy and play with the other dogs.

Tracy rocks! The dogs and I both love her.
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I couldn't be happier with the care that my pups got with Tracy! This was my first time boarding my babies and I was an overly protective mom! She allayed my fears and sent me twice and three times daily picture updates. On top of that, she is an incredibly sweet human being. Well well worth it!
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Tracy was amazing. Her place is carefully designed to ensure dogs are safe and having fun and mine had a blast. Tracy sent tons of photos each day and kept me updated on how my pup was doing. I can't thank her enough for giving me peace of mind that my dog was in exceptional hands while I was away for the week. I will most definitely be back!
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A+ hostess. Have used before and will use again. She's the best.
A friendly, knowledgeable host with a great set up! She has ample indoor and outdoor area for the pets, complete with fun toys and good access to water and shade. She meets every dog where they're at and appreciates them for who they are. There are always other dogs around to play with, if your dog is a player. She's fine to let them chill too if that's more their speed. She keeps in good contact.

My puppy is a serious business player and he comes home happy and exhaustde every time he visits. He's a happier dog for knowing Tracy, her mother, and their awesome pack of foster pups.

Would (and often do) recommend her to anyone with any dog.

We'll be using her services again.
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Tracy was a fabulous care giver! We have an 8 mnth old German Shepherd...that thinks she is a lapdog! She had never been away from us, so we were worried about how she would handle it. Tracy took SUCH GOOD care of her! She kept us informed and sent us many pictures. Her care and communication made us feel so at ease while we were gone. We will recommend Tracy to all of our friends!
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Awesome experience. Great with dogs. Zoey (our Dog) was well taken care of. Photo's everyday as well as text to inform us of her well being. Thanks so much. Danny and Helen
I left my puppy with Tracy overnight and will be bringing him back for a longer stay when I leave town for longer trips in the future. This is truly a doggy heaven! Tracy has built impressive play areas for the dogs where they can run and play outside in the sun or inside her converted 2 car garage if it is rainy out. She pays close attention to the individual needs of each dog and makes sure to keep the dogs that get along well together during play time so they all stay happy. I feel comfortable and worry free while I am away knowing my puppy is in great hands and having the time of his life at Tracy's!
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My soon-to-be 12-year old Golden Retriever had never been boarded, or seen the inside of a kennel, before last weekend...and she absolutely loved staying with Tracy! The facilities are amazing -- new, clean and designed specifically for dogs. And Tracy herself is the absolute best; she treats your dog as if he/she was one of her own, she updates you with photos throughout the day and she is always there to answer questions, concerns, whatever. A++++ Highly recommended!
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I cannot even begin to describe what a wonderful experience it was for my dog, Lucy, to stay with Tracy while I was away on vacation. I have never met a more caring, loving, and concerned pet provider than Tracy. It was obvious from the first minute I met her that she is all about the animals. She has carefully crafted her home and yard into a fun and stimulating place for dogs to play, exercise, and socialize. She has an expansive fenced lot for outside play, and also has a large indoor basement with cots, tunnels, and toys in case of bad weather. This is not a "kennel" environment in the least - it's more like dropping your dog off at a friend's house - a comfort to me since Lucy has great separation anxiety and hates being boarded. Tracy sent me pictures and updates daily, which were so comforting since I was away for over 2 weeks! I could tell from the pictures just how happy Lucy was, so I could really relax and enjoy my vacation. In addition, Lucy was recovering from an injured paw, and Tracy was diligent and patient in administering Lucy's medication, even when Lucy did not want to cooperate. I have tried other providers, but there will be no one but Tracy from now on. Tracy met and exceeded all of my expectations. She is the best you will find. Lucy loves Tracy and so do I! P.S. Tracy's mother helps out with the dogs and she is equally as wonderful as Tracy!
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Our puppy spent a week with Tracy and loved every minute! It was her first time away from home, but she has no trouble at all. She's even more confident and content at home, as she is normally very skiddish. We will definitely use Tracy again!
Really Tracy deserves 100 stars. She was absolutely amazing! When I pulled up to her house it was so inviting and clean, all the dogs were in order, I truly felt like I was in dog heaven! Her dogs are so friendly and got along great with mine. I left knowing my dogs were safe and well cared for. Tracy sent updates throughout the weekend and was very accommodating with my early pick up time. I could go on and on, but bottom line, THIS IS WHERE YOUR PETS WANT TO STAY!!
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Absolutely exceeded our expectations. We checked out a total of 3 places and are glad we choose Tracy. She is the dog person of all dog persons. Our 2 Goldens were well cared for a had a ball and I believe we missed them more than they missed us. We will definitely use her again.
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Tracy was very accommodating and kept me up to date on Duke and how he was doing.
We love Tracy! She is very kind and has a big heart for the animals. I know my dogs are safe and happy when they are with her.
Trying to find the best place for your best friend to stay while you've got to be away? LOOK NO FURTHER. Tracy, owner of Romeo's dog house, is the Very Best there is...
You won't find a more attentive, clean, loving, nurturing and all out fun dog boarding service. The degree of accountability and care provided by Tracy, is simply unsurpassed. Do yourself and your dog a favor and check out her top-notch pooch paradise. You'll never take your dog elsewhere and they'll most certainly be eager to return! Our dog, Dusty, can't wait for his next vacay.
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Amazing!!

I can't say enough good things about our dogs stay with Tracey. I never had so much relief about leaving my dogs with someone. It was a lifesaver for us since we needed an extended stay of almost three weeks. So much personal attention and such a home atmosphere. She is a very kind person who is obviously a pet lover herself. She displays lots of experience with all kinds of dogs and their behavior. She was very willing to accommodate specific wishes for my dogs. If your pets can't be with you then leave them with Tracey.

She has a perfect set-up for the dogs. Dedicated play spaces indoors and outside with lots of toys and well organized for activities. New outdoor play space especially for the dogs has nice decking and secure fencing. It is the perfect mix of professional but warm and homey.

I never had to worry even for a minute. She was constantly available and in contact with me. Saying she sent great updates and photos is an understatement. I got to see what they were up to in wonderful pictures and ended up feeling like the dogs were having a better vacation than me. She tailored their experience to my pups specific behavioral needs and interests. I can't thank her enough for the work she does and will use her for boarding again enthusiastically. Highly recommended by a worrying pet mom. :0)

Best boarding experience ever.
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Tracy is awesome! Tucker (our 2 y/o Golden Retrvr) has had some serious health issues in the past. Tracy made sure that his meds were administered on time...and she went above & beyond to get him eating, which is always an issue with Tucker. He had a ball with her dogs, and Grandma! (Tracy's Mom, Linda) and the other vacationers. ..and she is very cautious about introducing new dogs into the group. It is very apparent that she is very knowledgeable about dogs, as well as LOVES dogs. Tucker came home happy ( & tired!) and just eased back into the home routine much easier than ever before. We will definitely call Tracy for all future trips we take that can't include Tucker.
Elaine C.
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Tracy is fantastic! She is dedicated and I can feel her affection to all dogs. She updates pictures of Mario everyday and I can obviously tell Mario is having a wonderful time in the huge playground. I will definitely come back and visit Tracy soon.
Finding Tracy was a Godsend! First, she helped us out at the last minute because our plans for Tink had fallen through. Second, she has a wonderful country place for dogs. Third, everything was spotless. Forth, she has a happy menagerie of friendly pets that we met when Tink met them. Fifth, she is knowledgable about dogs and inspected Tink's poop and informed us she needed to be wormed and she did. Sixth, she sent us a hundred pictures and updates that put us at ease about leaving our puppy for the first time.

Sorry about all these numbers -- what I really want to say is Tracy is a pro with all bases covered for keeping pets in a friendly atmosphere. Her mother helps her. We're grateful to both of them!
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We have never felt more comfortable leaving our dog before. Tracy is the consummate professional. Her focus is the dogs and their well being. Her fenced in play yard is wonderful!!
Tracy did an amazing job taking care of our Buster. He is scared of most people, but Tracy was very kind and patient with him, and he finally came out of his shell. :-)
We were 2500 miles away, but Tracy sent us pictures and updates daily so we could see how Buster was doing. It improved our vacation immensely to know he was in such good hands!
I would enthusiastically recommend Tracy to any dog owner! Thank you Tracy...you are awesome! :-)
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Tracy provided our young dog Jasmine with a wonderful stay for 8 days while we were away on vacation. Her basement is like a virtual doggie playground with toys, tunnel tubes, and other play equipment, and she supervised the playtime with Jasmine and her other dogs. She also has a large fenced area outside that is a doggie playground. The daily photos she sent of Jasmine showed us a very happy dog, and she will be eager to go back again.
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We are new to the area and have never boarded our two dogs. In the past we had a trusted neighbor sit for us in our home, so I was a little anxious about leaving them. When we went to a meet and greet Tracy put my mind at ease immediately. She was very knowleable about dog behavior and careful about introducing our dogs to hers one at a time.

Tracy kept in close touch by sending more than 50 photos during the four day stay. I could see that my babies were relaxed and having fun playing with the other dogs. It was their first time seeing snow so I was glad to be able to see their reaction through the pictures.

I'm so grateful to Tracy and look forward to leaving the dogs with her in the future when we travel.
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Tracy was very organized and provided a clean environment for my dogs. After meeting her we felt confident that we were leaving our dogs in good hands. Would definitely recommend her to anyone and use her services again.
Thanks for the help. Tracy is always willing to help out for an emergency stay.
Wonderful sitter! thanks Tracy
Awesome! Dogs had fun.
Great stay for the dogs. I really enjoyed the pictures!
There is nothing more relaxing than taking a three day get away especially knowing that your family pet is loved and cared for. That is what we have when we leave our Soxie with Tracy. Soxie loves to play catch and Tracy does not disappoint her. I am amazed when I take Soxie to Tracy's home, she can hardly wait to jump out of the car to get to inside the house. When we pick her up to take her home we know she has had a great time as she goes to her favorite spot and sleeps. I cannot imagine leaving her with anyone else.
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As always, Tracy is the best! I don't know what we would do without her! Indy always has the best time and Tracy always sends us pictures of Indy during playtime!
Tracy was everything we would want and more. This was an excellent experience in every way. Tracy is interested and genuinely kind to dogs. She was organized and her understanding of dog care was perfect. The level of commitment and expertise made my husband and I know that we had made the right choice. We would be very comfortable leaving our dog with Tracy and hope to do so whenever we travel.
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This was my first time using DogVacay and the first time my pup was actually away from my home in the 7 years I have had her. When I found DogVacay, I went through profiles, reading through reviews and contacting only the people who seemed to make me feel comfortable. My first meet and greet was with Tracy and it was the only one I had to have. I chose her right off the bat. She took great care of Wynnie, sent plenty of photos/updates throughout the days she had her and it really made me feel more comfortable. I would recommend her to any friends or family in the area and will absolutely be using her again in the future!
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Tracy was excellent. She really knows what she is doing and is great with the dogs. Look at all her outstanding reviews... She has earned them. Thanks so much, Tracy.
I could make a kind note about Tracy every day, and it would never be enough. She's truly life changing for me and my family by providing a safe, nurturing place for my Great Dane, Atticus. I've never been able to leave one of my dogs with confidence and security until I met her. Not only does Atticus have a blast, but Tracy keeps me updated with pictures and details about their day together. She treats each customer equally and with her full heart (which has to be pure gold)! She's also able to get him to eat a little bit, which is something I never thought would happen while away from home....I cannot express enough gratitude for Tracy and her family and all that they do. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for being YOU in all of your glory because you've proven to me that there are animal lovers out there who are just like me - you are making the world a better place Tracy Z! Keep up the phenomenal job, you have such a positive impact! Much love :)
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Each time the dogs stay with Tracy they come back happy and healthy. They always seem eager to go and she treats them like family! Thanks for the great experiences Tracy!!
Tracy is the absolute best! We always take our little girl Indy to Tracy's when we need someone to watch her. Tracy is without a doubt the most flexible, nicest, caring person you could find to take care of your puppy. I would recommend her to anyone from anywhere.
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Tracy was awesome! I couldn't have asked for a better sitter for my pups during my wedding weekend. She updated me with cute pics throughout the weekend of my boys. This was my first time leaving my boys with someone other then family and it was a great experience for all of us! Next time we leave to go away we will be using Tracy again! Thank you Tracy! You are wonderful! XOXO
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Another great weekend with Tracy!
We have left Tessa in Tracy's care three times now. Each day, we receive an update or a picture of Tessa playing with her puppy friends. When she gets home, she is exhausted!
We are really happy we found Tracy!
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Another great stay at Tracy Z's ... our Golden puppy almost looked sad to come home ... he already misses all of his new friends !!! ... thanks for taking such great care of our fur-baby :)
Tracy was amazing with our 11 month old Doberman! We were worried about him since he is not neutered. Tracy took the time to assess Virgil and see who he paired best with during playtime. Turned out he got along with everyone! This was such an awesome experience for our puppy and we were able to enjoy our vacation knowing he was in good hands. He had the biggest smile when we picked him up and his energetic self was nice and tired!
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Tracy was great! The dogs were happy and I felt this was a great experience. Thanks!
Our dog, Tessa, is a huge part of our family and when I needed to find someone to care for her, I did my homework. We have used the bigger stores to board Tessa and it became too expensive. You have to pay for play time, treats, and any extras!

Tracy Z was my answer! Tracy and her family are caring, fun loving people! Tessa took to Tracy, her family, and her animal friends right away. The care that Tracy gave Tessa was above and beyond what I was expecting. Her home is clean, her yard is nicely fenced in, and her neighbors support her care. I feel confident leaving Tessa in her care for any length of time, and know she will be well taken care of!

Thank you Tracy Z for welcoming Tessa; she had a wonderful vacation!
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My dog can be a challenge as she is often anxious and has a rather loud bark. When we dropped her at Tracy's she was not on her best behavior and I worried that she would not enjoy her stay and that Tracy would need to remove her from the rest of her guests.

Tracy sent me so many pictures that first day of her stay and gave me updates that I began to relax as I knew that Tracy was also feeling as if things were going better. Tracy spent time with my pet, throwing a ball so she could get her exercise. Allowing her to sleep next to her bed, and spending some one-on-one time with her. I looked forward to her daily pictures and her text messages.

I would not hesitate on asking her to take our pet again.
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Before I review my experience with Tracy, I think it's really important for prospective clients who are looking for a safe haven for their fur babies to know that I am one of those "crazy" dog moms who loves her pups as children - which means that I am beyond terrified of the thought of leaving one of my dogs behind for even an hour. With someone I know. So to leave my youngest fur baby, Atticus, overnight with someone I found on the internet for a night?! (I think I've had nightmares about this exact situation) I couldn't have imagined a better, kinder, more loving person to take care of Atticus, than Tracy. I was really in a bind because we had 2 days to figure out where Atticus could stay and when I found Tracy after being referred to this website by a local kennel, I was ecstatic (for about 2 seconds because I noticed her calendar was totally booked). I sent her a message anyways, because her profile had my full interest, even if she couldn't keep Atticus! Tracy asked me to call her and she asked a lot of questions about him, which only verified that she knew what she was doing. Tracy took great care of Atticus and she even managed to send me several photos of him throughout his stay. She had a house full of animals but she made me feel like Atticus was her only pet. I mean that in the best of ways because I have no doubts that she did that for all of her "vacationers". I cannot praise her enough. I am more than grateful that I've found Tracy.
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Tracy and her family were amazing for our pup, Porter. He came home with a smile on his face and tired from playing all weekend. Highly recommend Tracy and will not hesitate to contact her in the future when we need someone to love our pup for a few days.
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I would recommend Tracy to any dog owner ... our 6 month old puppy TJ had as good as a vacation as we did knowing he was in such good hands ... she was careful at our meet and greet to insure our puppy was safe and he fit right in with her family fur-babies :) ... we will absolutely be taking TJ back there for another dog vacay ... p.s. he even learned to swim ... thanks Tracy for taking care of our sweet baby !!!
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Drop off and pick up went smoothly.
I received photos of Mandy several times during the week.
Tracy was very easy to work with.
This was my second time working with Tracy and plan to continue to have her care for Mandy when I leave town.
Overall an excellent experience.
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Tracy has watched our 2 dogs the past 2 years. They love it there! She sends text messages and pics while we are gone and gives them special vacation treats. She is always very accommodating with the schedule and even kept them an extra day both times when we were unexpectedly delayed. Cannot say enough about the care they receive.
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We love the updates from Tracy while we are away. She provides lots of play time, attention, and flexible pick up and drop-off times. Our dog has a great time!
Tracy obviously loves dogs. She had many friends for my Annabelle to play with. Annabelle was happy and well cared for.
Tracy is the BEST! My puppy Gigi stayed with her family for a week while we were vacationing in Florida and she sent updates and pictures to us everyday of Gigi playing with the other pups. I could tell from the first meet and greet that Tracy's family was a perfect fit. She is an animal lover and I could tell that Gigi had a blast on her Doggy Vacation! I will be booking with Tracy again! I strongly recommend her!
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My wife and I couldn't ask for a better place for our girl Indy to stay. Tracy takes such amazing care of the dogs she boards and treats them all like one of her own.

She puts dog parents at such ease with pictures and updates to our email addresses and text messages to our phones. It's almost like you're there with your puppy even though you may be far away.

We would recommend her to anyone that is looking for the perfect place for their dog(s) to stay. Thank you to Tracy, her wonderful family, and to her own lovable dogs for always treating Indy like she's part of the pack and part of the family!
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I love the updates and pictures
Tracy was amazing!! I don't think my pup (who is quite spoiled) ever looked happier! From the moment you meet Tracy you realize she has a real passion and love for animals! We were so lucky to find her last minute when our dog sitter cancelled on us. What a blessing, I now can't imagine having Chester stay with anyone else! She is amazing!!
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My dogs had yet another wonderful stay with Tracy! They always get SO excited when we pull up to the house. Tracey send pictures & videos during their stay so we always feel connected to them while we are away!! We feel so blessed to have found Tracy she loves our dogs like they are her own and we never worry about them while they are in her care!!
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This is the second time Ava has stayed with Tracy. She updated me daily with pictures and texts to let me know how Ava was doing. Tracy is awesome!!
Tracy is great! We are now repeat customers. She will send updates & make sure that your dog has a great time. We will be back!
We Love Tracy Z! We have been using her for over a year now and couldn't be happier. She always sends photo texts and updates on our lil guy. I no longer worry about him while away. Because I know he is being cared for and having a good time.
Tracy took such wonderful care of Indy Anna for us! She sent pictures to us every day while we were on vacation and eased our every concern. We couldn't have found a better place for our puppy to stay and we would recommend her to anyone. Thank you DogVacay and thank you so much Tracy! We'll be calling you again very soon!
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Brought my dogs to Tracy and they had a great time!! She sent pictures, videos and text updates the whole time. They were in the best hands with Tracy! We will definitely be bringing them back
Tracy was great and sent me frequent pictures and updates. I would definitely recommend her!
Tracy is great and always takes my dog when I am in a bind and have to go out of town or something and she's flexible with pick up/drop off times which is great. My dog loves going here.
My dog loves going to Tracy's house. He always comes back tired out and she always sends me picture updates which is awesome!
Top notch experience in all aspects. Would definitely have my dog stay here again without reservation.
Tracy was awesome with my pups, sent me pic updates and let me know how they were doing everyday. And Ava, my husky got lots of playtime.
Annabelle loves Tracy and was well cared for...
We left Murphy with Tracy for a week and it turned out to be a pleasant experience for all. We appreciated her photo and video updates every day. Murphy always looked like he was having a good time, playing with the other dogs.
Tracy is the best. Coco had the best time ever. She has so many new friends and can't wait to see them all again . I think Coco secretly did not want to leave. I would highly recommend Tracy without hesitation .
Harley and I love Tracy. It's so awesome to know we have a place where he is happy when I have to travel. Tracy really loves the animals she cares for and always makes us feel welcome and a part of the family. I love that the animals basically have the run of the house (just like at home) and I don't have to worry about him being cooped up in a crate. I appreciate her flexibility as well. She really is a life saver and I don't know what I would do without her!
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I adore Tracy and so does Harley. We've used her several times and have her booked for several more trips. She is so good with the dogs and so accommodating with my schedule. Harley loves the playtime with his new buddies and the walks he gets to take. I love the pics Tracy shares while he's there and knowing that my boy is in good hands while i'm gone. So thankful to have found her.
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I was very lucky in choosing Tracy! I moved from Europe to the US and needed a place for my puppy to stay while I closed my house in Europe and headed with my family to Chicago. I found Tracy on Dogvacay and was at first nervous and a bit skeptical about who our puppy should stay with, because she is a big part of our lives. She is our first family dog and my kids were very worried about her. That is until I received the very 1st email from Tracy. She totally put our fears and anxiety to rest. She wrote me all the time, everyday, and that is even before she had our puppy. Then we took our 12 hour flight to Chicago and met with Tracy. She instantly makes you feel like you are part of her family and she takes you in and you are hooked! I had to return to Europe and everyday, she sent pictures and updates as to how our puppy was doing. Tracy is great! I cannot recommend her enough. You can just tell how much she loves and cares for your dog when you leave. I highly recommend her to everyone! When I returned to pick up our dog, she almost didn't want to come home with us. I think she was even missing her best friend, Sassy Patty. All the best to you Tracy! You are terrific and totally made my worries go away. Especially in a time when I had LOTS of worries, but, our puppy being with you, was definitely not one! THANK YOU!!!
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Tracy was very attentive and kept me informed every day with photos and texts and phone calls about how my dog, Buster, was doing.
Tracy did a wonderful job with my dog. I looked into several options and I'm very happy that I chose Tracy. She sent pictures & text updates on how things were going. The updates were very helpful and made our time away much better because we knew our dog was well taken care of.
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"As Good As Home". Leaving our Bella with Tracy is the easiest part of going out of town. Bella gets as much or more attention than she does at home and has even learned to like cats thanks to Tracy's
laid back one. Our family has even noticed Bella"s social skills have improved. Tracy is great with sending us texts with Bella's picture so we feel better about being away. We now we have a good fit because Bella is so relaxed when we pick her up as opposed to how she was when we used to board her. Dogvacay is great and our host Tracy terrific!
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Our experience with Tracy was excellent! The initial "meet and greet" helped eliminate any concerns that we had, and the environment was superb for our dog. It's great to know that our dog was well-cared for while we were away. We highly recommend Tracy!!
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Tracy was really great with our dog Champ. We were going on a 10 day vacation and I couldn't imagine kenneling him for those 10 days. That's when I found Tracy. We were able to come and meet her and her family prior to our stay. Everyday she texted pictures and sent updates. Champ was very happy staying with Tracy. We will use her again for our next vacation!
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Tracy was AWSOME!!! We were so lucky to find her. She cared for our dogs like they were here own. The best part was, while we were out, she sent us daily updates along with pictures of them playing so we could see how they were doing. Also, her house is 100% set-up to care for dogs, with how she keeps them separated and they all have a lot of room to play. We will without a doubt be using her again and again. Thanks Tracy !!
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Cubbie, our 3 year old lab had never been away from us since we got him at 8 weeks old. He'd also never really socialized with other dogs. Tracy was amazing with him- she got him through his nervousness and confidence issues, and Cubbie had a ball! He made some friends, and learned some doggy manners by socializing with the other dogs. Tracy sent pictures and a summary of his day every evening while we were on vacation. She also gave him a bath; he looked great when we picked him up. We are looking forward to many more family vacations now that we've found Tracy and her wonderful family of animal lovers :-)
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Love using Tracy Z when we have to go out of town. She is like a 2nd mom to my little dog. She keeps in touch by sending photos of what he is up to. It is so sweet and thoughtful!
Tracy was great! Very flexible with dropping and pick up times, my dogs seemed very happy and comfortable there and we're very tired when they got home :)
Tracy was amazing with Joey and Lady! I would highly recommend her. We got lots of cute photos. Tracy and her family were generous with her love and knowledge for the dogs and birds. They had a better experience with this family than a kennel could ever provide. If you love your dogs take them To Tracy!! :D
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Tracy is awesome. She welcomed Annabelle into her home and made her part of the family. She played well with Tracy's dogs and loved the play area designed just for pups. It actually was like our wheaten was on vacation! Would recommend to anyone who asks where to board their pup. Will definitely use Tracy's services again!
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This was our first time leaving our little pup with anyone. Tracy made our trip stress free by sending updates and pictures every day. Next time we will not be so reluctant and Tracy will be our first choice! Thank you so much for opening your home and hearts to our little pup!
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Tracy was able to help my dogs out again - this time for my short trip. I was able to drop them off and pick them up around my flight schedule, which made it easy for me. Tracy communicated well and was ready for the dogs' overnighter. I enjoy this sitter and highly recommend her.
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Our dogs were very well cared for, we felt completely at ease leaving them for a couple days in Tracy's care.
So happy with Tracy! She made me feel so comfortable leaving my pup with her. She sent daily pictures/texts giving me updates on how Jules was doing. We will definitely use her the next time we go out of town!
Traci was wonderful. Our dog came home happy and exhausted. He loved playing with his new puppy pals. Traci sent us a picture of how he was doing. I highly recommend her. Waffles will definitely be staying with Traci again!
The sitter was very responsive to my initial request and suggested I bring my dogs over a prior date so all the dogs could meet each other. We all enjoyed meeting each other and the sitter was ok with my energetic dogs that are still in training. The sitter and her family are very organized and love dogs! My dogs were at a great place for the 10 days and I got many fun pictures of their activities during the stay. I highly recommend this dog sitter.
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Tracy is great!! My dog came over to her house for another play date. Tracy made sure that she was comfortable and at ease. I know that she is in great hands and plan to continue to have Tracy watch her when ever indeed to be away.
I had such a great experience with Tracy. Diesel had such a good time and it was so nice to get updates while I was away. I would recommend Tracy to everyone who needs someone to watch there dog!
My dogs loved being with Tracy for the day, and Lily, a rescue dog, was calm when I picked them up. I plan to use Tracy to watch them again, because I know they will be in good hands.
I had Tracy watch my dog Zoe for the day to make sure that she would be okay leaving her. Zoe has separation anxiety which also makes me have anxiety when I have to leave her. But Tracy and her family were awesome!!! She made sure that Zoe was comfortable and at ease during her stay. I definitely plan to continue to use Tracy to take care of Zoe when I have to go out of town or need to have someone watch her during the day. Thanks again for being so great!!!
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I had my dog Diesel over for a few hours to make sure he would be fine for when I go out of town over the holiday. I am so pleased to know he will get along with the other dogs and he will be in a safe and loving home. Tracy is awesome she even sent me a few pictures to show me how he was doing. Now I can really enjoy my holiday knowing my dog is in good hands. I would recommend her for sure and will be thinking of her anytime I go out of town or just want my dog to be able to play with other dogs. Thanks again!!
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There's really nothing to say except that Tracy is amazing. Poor woman, I told her I love her! Every night she sent us pictures, and I know she took great care of our boy. As soon as you meet her, you'll understand!
Being new to the area I wasn't sure about leaving my dog for a couple days while away for business. I found Tracy on dog vacay as I wanted to at least leave my pup locally, and I couldn't have picked anyone better! Tracy was so great with Ivy and I made a great new friend. Being a bachelor I didn't have a lot of options but I would recommend Tracy to anyone looking to board their dog...thanks Trace! You're the best!
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Tracy is wonderful!! She was such a great sitter to my two dogs. As soon as I met her I knew right away she had a passion and love for dogs and was extremely knowledgeable about caring for dogs too. Her home was warm and welcoming to both myself and my dog babies. My dogs fell in love with her right away and I knew she was an instant YES!! Not to mention they got to play with her other dogs which is great for socializing! I was away out of town for about 4 days and Tracy was so great about updating me on how they were doing, sending me pictures of the dogs playing and enjoying themselves. That to me is huge and so comforting to know that my babies are being so well cared for while I'm away. I would definitly recommend Tracy to anyone needing a pet sitter. She is the best and I would use her again in a heart beat!!

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