TreeHouse Pet Care, Santa Cruz Mtns

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Patrick S.

5 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Patrick's Resident Pets

Bichon Frise
2 yr 6 mo old

Patrick's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Patrick

26 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our family is here to help with all pets big and small in the South Bay and Santa Cruz Mountains area, including Los Gatos and Scotts Valley. We offer overnight boarding in our home, in-home pet sitting (at your house), doggy daycare, and dog-walking. We can also help with a variety of other pets.

Our house is in the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 10 minutes from Los Gatos and 15 minutes from Scotts Valley. We call it the tree house, although it really isn’t, because we are surrounded by redwood trees. We live in a very dog-friendly neighborhood and our home is a great place for your pet to relax while you’re away. We have lots of space outside and a large deck where the dogs get to lounge around without getting too dirty. We also have several nearby options for dog walks and longer hikes.

I am a very experienced dog owner/trainer/lover. My wife loves to care for small dogs and my 10 yr old daughter is also awesome with animals. We've always had dogs around the house but we currently just have a 2 yr old shichon (shih tzu-bichon frise mix) named “Chloe”, who loves to play with vacay guests. My daughter also has a 10 gallon freshwater fish tank.

In the past I have owned and trained golden retrievers and German short-haired pointers, and I bred my golden “Makenzie” about 10 years ago. I grew up with a variety of other dog breeds: vizsla, pointer, gordon setter, cocker spaniel, and labrador. I love energetic dogs with a lot of play-drive so there is no breed that is “too much” for me to care for. I am very experienced in basic dog obedience and field training. During your pup's stay with us, I am always happy to work on the skills you are teaching at home. On walks, I work on basic obedience skills and leash manners.

In addition to dogs, I have experience caring for a variety of small animals, from hamsters and chinchillas to snakes and lizards. Please don't hesitate to ask. I love all animals and I’m looking forward to getting to know your pets.

Special Notes:
Overnight boarding is booked in 24-hour increments. A daycare charge may apply if pick-up occurs after the 24 hour window.

A meet n greet is preferred before booking your dog's first overnight stay, although last minute needs can usually be accommodated.

Holiday guests:
An additional $20/day surcharge will be applied on the following days: New Year's Eve, New Year's day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

**I'm sorry we can't take 'pit bulls' due to our lease agreement**
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Patrick S.

5 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Patrick's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Patrick's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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5 Reviews
Our Pyrenees, Zeenat had a great stay. Patrick hosted her for nearly 3 weeks through the holidays. He was in communication with me throughout the duration for clarifications and updates.

He was also flexible about pick-up and drop off times and locations.

Zeenat is back happy and probably misses her hosts and doggie friends.
Patrick and Carrie were great hosts! They kept me updated throughout the day and returned my pup tired out!
Wow! What an experience! Pepper had a 5-star vacation and was pampered during his stay. I loved getting updates on what activities they were doing and it was fun to see that he was getting such great care. I will absolutely use Patrick and his lovely family whenever we leave town. This was my first Dog Vacay experience. Everything went smoothly and best of all, I didn't have to worry about Pepper. I knew he was in the best of hands.
Excellent choice and close by as well...we will certainly want to work with him again!
Amazing host for my puppy! I was in a pinch with a last minute booking and Patrick responded right away and opened his home for my puppy Pablo.
Patrick sent daily pictures of Pablo having fun with his dog and family members, and I would recommend him for any dog. I could tell there was TLC and would highly recommend Patrick and his family to anyone. Will book with him again
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