Who We Are

Hello, and welcome to our world of animal care since 2005! We’ve got a lot of experience caring for a wide variety of animals and their unique needs and would love to assist you with your animal care needs. We can provide care for your furry (or scaly or feathered) friends in your home, or in the case of bunnies and smaller critters, in our home. Dog walking, house sitting, caring for animals with medical needs—these are all services we offer.

It’s hard when you can’t take your animal family with you—we know this firsthand. We can offer you a measure of experience and level-headedness, and we love to put your mind at ease in this situation. Heather and Paul have decades of experience caring for and sharing our home with some amazing animal friends—dogs, cats, bunnies, birds, rats, fish, horses, goats, sheep, and a fabulous little tortoise. We’ve volunteered for animal shelters and rescue groups for many years, fostering needy and ill animals and providing onsite care.

Our current animal family consists of: Roxy the small, smart corgi/cattledog mix, a cat princess named Merida, a small French tortoise named Rene, 2 red slider turtles (Roxanne and Rocky), and 3 amazingly opinionated rabbits: Doris, who gives us bunny kisses, and sisters Olive and Daisy who could rule the world if they only had thumbs.

Charities we donated to over the years:

  • Beagle Freedom Project
  • The Rabbit Haven
  • House Rabbit Society
  • Bad Rap
  • Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter
  • CAPE
  • Furry Friends Pet-Assist Therapy

We are insured, bonded, and have a Santa Cruz City business license.

Contact us!

Heather and Paul at the 5K race, Color me Rad
This is temporary…I’m not usually this dusty!

Our email:

padsnpawspetsitting at gmail.com – for dog and cat petsitting and other services

bunandbreakfast at gmail.com – for rabbit boarding or petsitting in your home

Or call us at 831-902-9986!