The Company

Welcome to the Happy Paws Sant Cruz Family!
It is the goal of Happy Paws Santa Cruz to form a personal bond with each and every pet that is in our care. We want to learn what keeps your pets happy and motivated, and to help them when they feel anxious and stressed. Happy Paws Santa Cruz is a force free pet care company that uses positive reinforcement to connect with your pet and we believe that this lends to a happier pet as a whole.  We believe in a respectful relationship between human and animal and aim to keep your pet safe and secure while keeping an open and honest dialog with you, the pet owner. 
About Melissa
I am the owner of Happy Paws Santa Cruz and a long time animal lover.  I began my journey three years as a pet care provider when I was given the opportunity to work for a well establish company in Campbell California.  I knew within the first week that I had found my calling and have worked hard to find my voice with the pets I cared for and their owners.  I was trained as a veterinarian assistant and then as a veterinarian tech in Kirkland Washington.  I am capable of administrating medication, changing dressings and doing CPR.
I absolutely love what I do and it shows in my day to day interactions with clients.  I feel incredibly lucky to do what I do and when Monday morning rolls around I am ready for another active and fun week. 
I have two cats, Miss Sophie and Simba, and a dog named Ziggy, all are rescues. 

Melissa is completely reliable and trustworthy.  She never once let us down, always turning up as expected..... Lou H. via Yelp!

Melissa runs a great and professional business, but her ability with animals (even the photos) are perfection and love! Jan N. via Yelp!

Ready to become a part of the Happy Paws family?

Call us at 831-201-4188