About Paws & Purrs

We celebrate our pets and how they make our lives better, every day.

Based in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Paws & Purrs services areas around Saratoga, Los Gatos, Scotts Valley, and Santa Cruz. Paws & Purrs services are broken out into two main areas: Photography & Pet Care. You can have full confidence in our nurturing care and services; your pets will always be treated with the love and respect we naturally give to all animals (including our own)!

Paws & Purrs Photography is fully insured.

"You can judge the morality of a nation by the way the society treats its animals."
-Mahatma Gandhi


Pet Photography

Capturing memories to last a lifetime | Because we adore and treasure our pets

Paws & Purrs Photography seeks to capture the personality and presence of your pets in their natural states: at ease and in comfortable, familiar environments. Because of this, we do not have a studio base, as we prefer natural environments and lighting. We offer various types of packages for single-subject shoots, family & pair shoots, mini-sessions, & grouped packages so be sure to take a look at our available Packages or feel free to Contact Us with any specific inquiries or requests! Paws & Purrs Photography is fully insured.

Standing Discounts:

Discount packages are available when photo sessions are combined with Pet Sitting reservations.
Pet Photography discount of 10% is also available to any new rescue/adopted pet (within 3 months).
Client referral program is available to receive a free photography session.

Pet Sitting & Care

While you are away, let us step in and provide that personal care your pets need! From long vacations to long days at work, we can help. Paws & Purrs Pet Care is a member of Pet Sitters Associates and is fully insured and bonded. We offer a variety of service options to meet your needs from simple day visits and dog walks, to vacation coverage (with Photo Paw Package options), pet taxi services, medical support/vet visits, or even overnight stays. We can administer medications and provide care for pets with special needs and/or diets as needed. We understand how hard it can be to leave our pets behind, which is why we are also most happy to send free daily updates and photos to you via email, upon request.

For more information, visit our Pet Care site and our list of available Services & Rates. Discounts & Special Offers are also always available!

Animal Rescue & Resources

As animal lovers, we appreciate the sense of community and resources within our networks. Because of this, we also feel that it is important to share, educate, and connect with others who are just as passionate about animals and their pets. Visit our Pet Care Resources page for a list of helpful links & articles on commonly asked questions & basic information about pet care, health, nutrition, etc.

Animal rescue and adoption events are very important causes to us, and we are involved with various local organizations whose goal is to rescue more and euthanize less. We like to encourage local rescue by also providing discounts on some services to recently rescued pets, so be sure to check our policies to see if you qualify! We're also always on the lookout for others who may be interested in volunteering or fostering (in any capacity), so don't hesitate to reach out to us if this is something you've ever considered!


Meet Saira

Saira has spent her life loving pets and animals of all kinds, from cats & dogs to dwarf hamsters, mice, birds, lizards, frogs, fish, turtles, and snakes (never had the tarantula though). In 2008, Saira began volunteering, photographing, and fostering cats & dogs for various SPCA's and local animal rescue organizations. Specializing mainly in pre-weaned kittens, she started the Saira's PurrBuckets Facebook page in hopes to reach and connect with potential adopters online. Giving people an inside glimpse into her kittens' lives and personalities from their comfortable surroundings helped spare them from the stress of adoption events and provided an easy community for pet parents to stay in touch, ask questions, and get support when needed.

Saira's passion for photography began in 2007 and quickly expanded beyond landscapes to focus on all animals that surrounded her, and she is now pursuing her love and interest in working with animals through Paws & Purrs Pet Care / Photography.

Saira serves as the Director of Public Relations for a new animal rescue group, Four Paws to Love. She and her partner continue to volunteer and foster; they have a house full of fur-babies including a 65 pound terrier-mix & Hurricane Katrina rescue Ginger, the feline pack of Moka, Zoey, Maxwell, Dawn, & Lumi, and a few extra frogs and fish.

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