Julie’s Pet Care owners Julie Branscomb and Walter Bridwell’s passion and desire to work with animals inspired them to create their pet care business in 2001 and they found it to be their perfect niche!

Julie and Walt, Owners
Walter and I are long-time Sonoma County residents and we live in Rincon Valley with our 3 cats —- Maxi, Buster, and Pumpkin, who we adore.

I 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 breeding dog and had 5 litters of puppies for them, many of whom graduated as service or therapy dogs. Personally raising two puppies as service dogs was quite rewarding, and were fun experiences!

Though I also am a cat lover, 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 has also owned many pets throughout his life, and thoroughly enjoys catering to their needs and providing specialized care.

We both have vast experience working with all types of pets, and I have 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 our professional program National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS).

Walt and I continue to educate ourselves in all areas of pet behavior and health, and we are always looking for opportunities to expand our knowledge. We take great pride and pleasure in serving the needs of our clients and pets to the best of our abilities, and we look forward to continuing to provide top-quality pet sitting services throughout the Santa Rosa area.


  • Licenced, Bonded, and Insured
  • Member of National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS)

  • Pet First Aid certified

  • Owner-Operated since 2001

  • Member Humane Society of the US and Humane Society of Sonoma County

  • Canine Companions for Independence volunteer and Breeder/Caretaker
  • Experienced with large and small animals

  • Experienced giving medications and insulin shots

  • Excellent references on request

The Pet Care Team

Martina brings a lifetime of experience with animals and a has a particular interest and specialty in dog and farm care. She offers daily visits, overnight care, and dog walking. Her affinity for all living creatures, and her strong focus and devotion to all pets under her care make her an invaluable asset to our pet care team!
Grace is a nurturing and devoted animal lover who has been in the pet care business since 2011. She offers overnight stays, daily pet visits, and dog walking, and she loves to put animals at ease with lots of attention, play, and affection. She is an Animal Reiki Master and a lifelong artist who creates beautiful Pastel Pet Portraits


We personally guarantee your complete satisfaction with our services and we will treat your pets like our own. We take great pride in fulfilling our promises and are always striving to excel in providing the best possible care for our clients’ pets.


We are available 7 days a week to respond to any inquiries or update requests, and can be reached by phone, text, or email, at your preference.




Call or email us to schedule a free initial consultation. We will make an appointment to come to your home to meet you and your pet(s) and conduct an interview to determine your specific pet care needs.

We will follow up by sending you a detailed information packet and quotation for your review, containing client references, rates for the services desired, our guidelines & policies, and other pertinent details. When you are ready to proceed, we will provide a service agreement for your signature and arrange to pick up a key.