Our Story

Sit. Smile. Wag.

Our History

The Sophisticated Dog’s founder, Tracy L. Wood, began working with dogs professionally nearly a decade ago. Having dogs of her own, she often found herself disappointed over the inadequate care tracy-and-lexi her dogs received at the hands of well-meaning dog lovers who were dog walkers, pet sitters and dog daycare operators.  After relocating to the Sarnia area in 2015, she founded the business in order to make exceptional canine care services more accessible to the area’s residents.
The Sarnia dog owner’s community has been extremely welcoming, allowing the business to grow rapidly in a considerably short time.  In 2016, Tracy brought in help to grow the Sophisticated Dog family.  We employ additional dog walkers to better service our dog friends and offer our quality care to even more dog owners in the area.

Our Credentials

We believe that those who you trust in the pet care industry should strive to be professional to the truest extent.  We are a registered business in the province of Ontario and we are fully-insured and bonded through Canada’s only specialized insurance provider for pet care professionals—PROfur.

Our Philosophy

We always want to put the needs of you and your dog first.  All our services are personalized and private to ensure that your dog has all their needs met and has the full attention of his/her walker.  Not all dogs are suitable for doggy daycare rooms.  Some dogs benefit more from a structural walk and personal time exploring the outdoor world.  This fulfills their needs for both mental and physical enrichment and human bonding.  We are here to service those needs.