My name is Sydney Tracy, and I am the owner and operator of Paw Prints on Woodland.
My grandfather came to Pinetop-Lakeside in 1961 from Dayton, Ohio while my grandmother is from Snowflake, Arizona. They were married in 1964 and that is where my connection to this community really began. I was born in Show Low and grew up attending both Blue Ridge and Show Low School Districts. During junior high my mother and I made the move to Spanish Fork, Utah where I finished high school and attended collage at Utah Valley University for a degree in elementary education. My husband and I were married there and have two children.
In 2019 it was time for a change, which brought me and my family back to my hometown.
My grandfather asked me in November of that year if I wanted to run a pet cremation facility. I told him I'd be open to it and so began my journey in final pet care.
After the arrival of my newly built equipment, I opened my door in September of 2020.
Paw Prints on Woodland is a labor of love for me. I often see people on their worst days. Pets have a special place in our hearts and when people come to see me, they are grieving the loss of theirs. My purpose is to help clients take the first step on their path to healing during such a difficult time. The entire cremation process, from meeting clients and receiving pets, to returning cremated remains is designed to provide confidence in my services and to provide comfort.
I have met some incredible people along the way and cared for some very beloved pets. I didn't know that I could do something like this, nor did I think I would love it the way I do, but I definitely do and more than anything I want to serve this community and it's furry companions for a long, long time to come.