Independently Owned and Operated, Licensed & Insured
Serving Aptos, Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, and Soquel

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Professional Pet Sitter in Santa Cruz County.


Overnight House & Pet Sitting, Pop-In Visits, and more!


Licensed and insured professional pet sitter for short and long-term bookings.


It’s easy to scheduled using the online booking system!

“Susan is the best!”

“Not only is she very sweet, she cares for our Cooper as if he were her own. She is reliable, flexible, and I love the videos and photos she sends me when I’m at work.

It gives me peace of mind knowing our puppy is in good hands with Susan. She also really “knows” dogs and has given me some helpful advice. I highly recommend her!”

 – Scotts Valley, CA




You can expect a quick response to your message any day of the week. It’s always best to send a text. Messages received after office hours hour will be responded to the following day.

Peace of Mind

Overnight House and Pet Sitting starts when the client texts the pet sitter of departure. Then the pet sitter texts client upon arrival. While away, client receives updates with photos of pet(s) every other day or two!

Updates with Photos

You can expect to receive photos and updates on your pet(s) during overnight pet-sitting every other day or two. Booking Pop-in pet care visits, you will receive information and photo at each visit.

Long-Term in Home Care

I specialize in providing long-term care for your pets while you’re on vacation. My focus is on maintaining your pet’s routine in the safety of their own home.


Theft Deterrent

Making sure that your home looks like someone is home, even when the pet sitter leaves for a few hours. Lights on, window blinds or curtains are opened and closed, etc.

Professionally Qualified

Independently owned, insured and bonded pet sitter. Member Pet Sitters International, National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and Pet Sitters Associates.



What My Clients Say!


After more than 50 “sleeps” with Cami and Simon, I just want to tell you how much Sara and I appreciate your dedicated, professional and personal service.  

Our pets are so well cared for when you are here and our house is always tidy when we return.  But maybe most important to us now is the peace of mind we enjoy while traveling….just knowing you are “on the job.” Thanks so much…you are the best! 

-Santa Cruz, CA


I’ve told Susan many times, I don’t know what we would do without her!  My husband and I purchased our retirement ‘vacation home’ in Hawaii last year, after selling our vacation home in Tahoe.  The only fly in the ointment was leaving our beloved three dogs behind, who werealways able to travel to Tahoe with us.  My husband said, “if we can find a house sitter who will take care of the dogs, will you go on this adventure with me?”  Of course I said yes, but wasn’t that confident about finding someone I felt we could trust, not just to care for our home, but more importantly, to care for our fur babies who were suddenly being left behind, and didn’t like it one little bit. 

We did a Meet and Greet, and then Susan came and took the pups to the dog park a few times, all before our first long-distance journey.  They seemed to bond quickly, and by the third dog park excursion, I could barely contain them when her car pulled in the driveway! 

Our plan is to go to Hawaii at least four times a year now for several weeks at a time; and while the pups hate to see suitcases coming out, I know that while we’re gone, they are ‘living the life’ and being spoiled, pampered, and loved by Susan, and having almost as good a time as we are! 

Susan has now become a member of the family, and even our kids have used her for their fur babies when they visit us in Hawaii, and let me tell you.that’s a houseful of dog energy and Susan has it totally under control!



My husband and I took a week-long vacation with our family and entrusted Susan with the care of our two border collies. Our senior girl requires medication every 12 hours to manage her medical condition. Susan was able to get her to take her medicine and keep her healthy and happy. Our young border collie can be a challenge because of her youth and her anxiety over change and strangers. Susan managed to get our baby to trust her, which is no small feat! Susan stays with the animals and makes them feel safe in their home. I highly recommend Susan if you are in need of pet sitting. 5 stars!!

– Scotts Valley, CA 


I was so relieved to find Susan’s House and Pet Sitting during an online search for other options than to board our two kitties while we are away. After meeting Susan in person at our meet and greet appointment, I was totally at ease with making plans for her to take care of our house and kitties while we are away. Even though our kitties are not really social with unfamiliar people, I am certain they were comforted by Susan’s daily visits. It was awesome to get updates on happenings around the house from Susan and to be assured that all is well. I would absolutely recommend Susan’s services and will certainly be booking appointments any time we will be away in the future.

– Santa Cruz, CA


We used Rover before finding Susan and her pet-sitter colleagues and happy that we did. Susan is more professional and trustworthy. It made this last trip to which was over 3 weeks so much more relaxing know she was there taking care of our two dogs. She even sent photos! Thanks again! 

– Aptos, CA

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