have a 16-year-old cat with numerous medical conditions and I was
nervous about finding a new pet sitter, so I could go out of town. What a
relief to find such a caring and skilled individual like Debra Seltzer.
She's a registered veterinary technician, so I felt confident about her
administer medications and subcutaneous fluids. When we met to go over Sydney's care, Debra was very punctual, arrived ready to take notes. She did a great job of hearing all my concerns, and making sure that they she understood everything before she left. During my absence, Debra left detailed notes about everything she did and how Sydney was doing, indicating the medications that were given, the food eaten, and attention given. (Debra gives kitty massages!) Debra was very reliable, trustworthy, and extremely kind and gentle with my cat. I will absolutely call her again when I need a pet sitter."
"Over the past 15 years, I've had the opportunity to participate in a variety of dog-related activities with Debra. I consider her a kind and thoughtful caregiver of animals and I would completely trust her to care for my dog."
Mardi Richmond, CPDT-KA
"Having Debra come to our home to take care of our aging cat, Cosmo, has been such a find. She gives him fluid injections every three days and is so compassionate and professional. She is punctual so we can always rely on her being here when she says she will, which is really important. I've also had her come by to feed the little ones when we go away for the day. I recommend Debra to anyone who needs a trustworthy, caring and trained animal aid." Gayle Ortiz "I am a worrier when I need to have someone besides me take care of
my dog as she is definitely "family" and not simply a pet. So when I
heard about Debra's pet care
business I was very excited as I have seen the care she gives her own
dogs... which is incredible. Debra took care of my dog during the work
day for two weeks when my usual dog-walker was on vacation. This
consisted of taking a daily walk, checking her for any stray creatures
that like to tag along home on her fur (fleas, ticks, stickers, etc.),
and then spending some cuddle time with her. Debra left me detailed
notes each day and I could tell my dog did beautifully with her because
she was so content each evening, as if nothing was different from her
usual routine. Debra was very conscientious
in attending to my requests and concerns and I would not hesitate for a
second to call her again. Debra and I have also had many very helpful
discussions about pet nutrition and supplements. She has an amazing
amount of knowledge about keeping pets healthy and what
are available. I have used many of her suggestions with great results
and have a very happy dog! I highly recommend Debra to help
with any pet needs. She clearly loves animals, loves taking care of
them, and sensitively understands what can help you and them feel
comfortable and joyful."
Liz in Scotts Valley
"Debra Seltzer expertly cared for our 4 cats and numerous freshwater fish while we were vacationing in Australia for 3 weeks. Debra visited twice daily to feed, water and spend time with our animals. After a brief instruction, Debra changed our 4 aquariums using a siphoning technique, weekly. Our felines became acquainted over time and will come to her now when they see her walking in the neighborhood. During our time away one of our cats became critically ill, requiring emergency care. Debra, drawing on her professional knowledge and vet tech background, made quick decisions which saved our kitty's life. We are happy to say, he survived his ordeal and is recovering better than expected!
I would recommend Debra to my friends for pet care needs. Debra is now part of our animal's family!"
Donna in Aptos
"We needed to find a new pet sitter to replace our previous
sitter who moved out of state. We found
Debra’s website and we couldn't be happier! Debra cared for our two cats
while we were out of town for
several days. She came to our home twice a day to look after our cats.
us very sweet, detailed emails after each visit describing what had
and even sent cute photos of the cats. She took great care of our cats
(feeding, combing, lots of play time and attention). It was very nice to
know that our cats were
under such quality and competent care. This allowed us to relax and
time away. We will definitely be using her to look after our cats on
trips. We are very happy to have found such an excellent pet sitter and
would recommend Debra to anyone in need of pet care!"
Kathy & Mark of Santa Cruz
"Our almost 10 year old Siberian Husky had to get knee surgery this year & during the recovery we had Debra come to give him massages to relieve his pain and discomfort and also to keep his flexibility. Debra came twice a week to take care of Diamond, and then when he was in need of more exercise, we asked Debra to walk him during the day. She takes care of him as if he is her own dog! She also sends little reports after each visit, so we know what happened and how the dog was doing. We feel Debra's experience as a massage therapist and a vet tech is her great asset, she is not just anyone who loves animals, but is qualified to take care of them. Thank you Debra for taking great care of our dog and help him recover!"
Portia of Santa Cruz
"I hired Debra
to look after my 2 cats, Poppy & June, while I was away for
Thanksgiving. She came over a week early to introduce herself to my
pets, which really impressed me. Before I left she had me fill out a
health care directive, which really helped in making my wishes clear.
Then when I was gone she texted me photos of my babies with a glowing
update. It meant so much to me. I knew my animals were safe and I could
trust Debra completely. I will continue to use her services and refer
her to my friends fuzzy and otherwise."
Kayla Garnet Rose, PhD, Santa Cruz
Seltzer is an exceptional pet sitter. During our recent sudden trip to
deal with a family emergency, she gave great daily care to our beloved
pooch. She provided lengthy reports via texts and phone calls each day
to assure us that all was well. Besides feeding, medicating and watering our Chloe,
Debra interacted with her and assured her that mommy and daddy would be
home soon. She cleaned up poop, brought in mail, and even worked with
our neighbors and us to resolve minor house problems like a noisy smoke
alarm complaining about its battery.
didn't just provide extra special care and communications. When our
monster escaped the yard one day, she helped coordinate rescue efforts
and rushed to pick up Chloe when she was contained at a local retail
shop. Debra truly stepped up to help save our little girl's life.
is an outstanding pet sitter and person. We most highly recommend Debra
Seltzer's Pet Home Health Care. She's absolutely 100% awesome."
Richard & Kuby McCarty of Capitola