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Santa Cruz Pet Sitters

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  • 23 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Lance T.
Verified review

Elizabeth and Steven did a phenomenal job taking care of our 14 week old labradoodle Monty and our 7 year old Jack Russell Terrier Cooper. Because of Monty's age they stayed in our home which was not something we were initially comfortable with until we met Elizabeth. She immediately put us at ease with her professionalism and friendly nature. While the dogs were under their care we received consistent updates on what they were up to. We had a change of schedule and they were incredibly accommodating. Before they left they changed out sheets, cleaned up and left a really nice note...from the dogs. I would highly recommend Pawsitively Purrfect to anyone who needs pet sitting.

Curie's cleaning service
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen G.
Verified review

Maria was amazing! She spent a great deal of time making sure the place was thoroughly clean! She is friendly and great with my pets! Be sure to allow a lot of time on her first visit. When she says "thorough"... she means it!!

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Your Critter Companions
from 27 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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I found this service extremely easy to use. From set up to the actual pet sitting, everyone we dealt with was really nice and helpful. Our sitter did a great job and was reliable. I would definitely use this service again.

Passion For Paws
from 30 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Joan H.
Verified review

I have known Cathy Rice for many years and have had her dog sit for my two Golden Retrievers. Cathy has a gentle manner with our dogs, and gives them the attention they need while I am away. My dogs have been well cared for in my absence. Cathy has a friendly personality and is very flexible with her schedule. I would highly recommend her for your pet sitting needs.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Mark D.
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Christina did a great job cat-sitting for us while we were out of the country, even extending the time for an extra day on short notice when our flight was delayed.

The Heart of Caregiving
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa S.
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She came over within a day and helped us learn how to teach our puppy and we left with 3 tricks down!

Pet Care Services
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Hanxiao Z.
Verified review

Stella helped us to look after our cat for 11 days when we were traveling outside. Our cat is very shy at the first, because it's not normal that someone else look after him. He always hide behind something and just sleep. However, Stella not only feed him as a task. She paid a lot of time to stay and play with him. Finally our cat showed a great trust to her. I can receive photo and video report every time she came, and I was surprised that our cat was as intimated to her as to us. That's really a great job. We will happy if Stella can sit our cat again in the future.

Erika's pet care
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kara P.
Verified review

Erika is an EXCELLENT pet sitter!! She is extremely responsive, responsible, thoughtful and caring. Erika impressed us immediately at our first meeting- she was thorough in learning about what our cats' wants and needs, personalities and proclivities. For each visit, Erika sends us short videos of our cats; which gives us peace of mind. She is very quick to respond to our requests, even if its short notice. Erika even arranged for a reliable, vetted sub when she was out of town, and we needed cat sitting. We feel very fortunate to have found Erika to take care of our beloved kitties. We highly recommend her!!!

Laura's Pet Services
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Brad K.
Verified review

The first time I met Laura I knew she was a huge animal lover. My sheltie, Charlie, is usually reserved around people he doesn't know, but he took to Laura immediately. In fact, he couldn't wait for Laura to take him on his daily walks - whenever she arrived, he would be at the door ready to go. Charlie also liked to go to Laura's house for pet sitting. I felt very comfortable leaving Charlie at Laura's house because the other dogs she was sitting for were always friendly and never aggressive toward Charlie or toward each other. I highly, highly, recommend Laura Tait for all of her pet services - she's a real gem.

Home Medi-Cat
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Alexander L.
Verified review

Diana is so great with my cat! She cares a lot about him and makes sure to spend time playing with him when she visits. Every time she visits she is great at communicating how he is doing. I will surely continue hiring Diana for cat sitting :) Thank you, Diana!

  • 22 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Krystal C.
Verified review

There is no one better to care for or train your pets. We have left our three rambunctious boys in their care and they always have fun. They are treated like family and always come home well taken care of a little better than when we left them. When we get to Amy's house the boys go nuts! They don't even care when we walk away. If that doesn't speak well I don't know what would! They get one on one care and lots and lots of cuddles. Your pets are in great hands.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mary L.
Verified review

Melissa is the only person I trust with my pet sitting needs. She is professional yet caring and compassionate. She has been able to be flexible and works around my crazy travel schedule without a complaint. The best part is that my dog loves when Melissa is walking him or pet sitting.... it's like having his favorite aunt coming to visit him!

Pawsitively Pet Services
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amber T.
Verified review

We had her come over and walk our dog while we were out of town for a week. She not only walked our dog, but gave her loving attention that she needed. We are very appreciative for everything she has done for us. Will definitely seek out her services again!

Purr-fection Pet Care
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Rhonda S.
Verified review

Julie is the best with our spoiled dogs. We recently added a new puppy and Julie is the only one we will trust with her. If it weren't for Julie we wouldn't go on vacation or take weekend trips. Julie is also very responsible with other household tasks, such as mail, cleaning linens after her stay, and watering plants, all without being asked to do so. We love Julie and highly recommend her. She's become part of our family. She's been with us for approximately 3.5 years.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

Let us pamper your pets with affordable rates. We do: * Feed * Play * Walk We also pet sit cats, and we also house sit while your on vacation.


I get the work done, and do it with care and simplicity.

  • New on Thumbtack

I am efficient, on time, there if you need me to stay later, or leave early.

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack

I don't just see my furry clients as a means to and end. Each dog that I meet and work with is a special individual to me.


I love animals & enjoy taking care of them! I also clean houses on my free time. I take pride in what I do & enjoy seeing the satisfaction on my clients faces!

  • New on Thumbtack

I walk dogs on a park to exercise them and to take care of them.


I am an assistant to a vet tech at an animal shelter. I also have 155 hours this year volunteering at the SC animal shelter. I work with strays to become adoptable. It's my passion !

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