Welcome to our web site! We are Julie Branscomb and Walter Bridwell. We are long-time Sonoma County residents and live in Rincon Valley with our 3 cats—Maxi, Buster and Pumpkin, who we adore.
I (Julie) have loved animals all my life and became involved with them at an early age. Growing up in a big family, I enjoyed riding horses in my home town of Fort Bragg. I was active in 4-H, raising rabbits, and was also a puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind. (My puppy (‘Zil’) graduated as a Guide Dog– 🙂 )
Later, after moving to Sonoma County, I raised another puppy, ‘Lizzie’, for Canine Companions for Independence. She became a breeder and had 5 litters of puppies for them, many of whom graduated as service or therapy dogs. Both were quite rewarding, and fun experiences!
Though I love cats also, Walt is the ‘cat rescuer’ of the house—he has a soft spot for any stray that ventures to our place, and they always end up becoming a part of our family! He also owned many pets throughout his life, and thoroughly enjoys catering to their needs and any specialized care.
We both have vast experience working with all types of pets, and I have of course had much experience with whelping and dog training through my years as a Guide Dog and CCI puppy raiser and breeder/caretaker. I also completed a First Aid and Certification program through NAPPS.
Out of our passion and desire to work with animals, we started our pet care business in 2001 and found it to be the perfect niche for us. We continue to educate ourselves in all areas of pet behavior and health, and are always looking for opportunities to expand our knowledge. We take great pride and pleasure in serving our customers’ and pets’ needs to the best of our abilities, and look forward to continue providing top-quality pet sitting services throughout the Santa Rosa area.
- Licensed, bonded and insured
- Member of NAPPS (National Association of Professional Pet Sitters)
- Pet First Aid Certified
- Owner-operated since 2001
- Member of the Humane Society of the U.S and Sonoma County
- CCI Volunteer and former Breeder/Caretaker
- Experienced with large and small animals
- Experienced with meds and insulin shots
- Excellent references on request
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