Testimonials

Thank you for the wonderful reviews! We love what we do! :)

Our goal is to go above and beyond for each human guardian and animal we have the pleasure of spending time with. We offer the very best care for your animal friends and are so happy that you agree!

Our reviews can also be found on our Yelp Business Page and Thumbtack profile. 


"There truly aren't enough stars to rate Cara and Healing Hands Animal Care. I was referred to Cara because my dear kitty Bailey was approaching the end of her life, and I chose to allow her to transition naturally and I needed guidance and support. Cara couldn't have been more loving, gentle, knowledgeable, sensitive, and intuitive. She stayed with Bailey when I had to leave the house and provided frequent check-ins and updates (with photos), which gave me peace of mind while I had to teach. She offered me guidance and advice and everything she suggested was spot on. And she helped me to give my little girl the most loving, peaceful and perfect transition. I am so grateful to Cara and I would recommend her to anyone. She truly is gifted."

— Melissa T., Santa Rosa, CA


"Thank you Cara and Frank for your wonderful care of my animal family. Cara and Frank are loving, caring people with great animal energy. Extra special cheers for their expertise with my horses and my very old special needs dog. I was able to go away for a weekend and have fun with no worries. Cara also sent me pictures of my happy animals! Cara & Frank love what they do and it shows!!"


"I cannot say enough about Cara and Frank and Healing Hands. I found them online when I was looking for a dog walker for my Dad, who is getting on in years and not able to take his dog out for her much needed walks. These two are very committed, professional and caring. The dog looks forward to her walks, waiting by the door expectantly on the appointed days. Recently, my Dad was hospitalized for a few days, and they were able to stay overnight with the dog on very short notice. Cara and Frank have been wonderful to my Dad, even calling me when they thought he might be unwell. They are very good people, and good at what they do."

— Karen S., San Jose & Petaluma, CA


"Cara and Frank are exactly the people you want caring for your pets. A great mix of professionalism, compassion, and attention to detail. They are just as concerned with our pets emotional needs as well as physical. Couldn't ask for more!"

— Kathy G., Santa Rosa, CA


"I am so glad I met Cara and Frank. Their patience and expertise have helped my dog immensely. I have a rescue dog who is very shy with strangers and will not let just anybody walk her. Cara and Frank have gone the extra mile to allow my dog to get to know them and now my dog walks alone with them! I trust Cara and Frank immensely and will use them in the future for an overnight stay. I recommend them to all my friends."

— Jacquelyn E., Santa Rosa, CA


Cara and Frank are extraordinary animal caretakers who have become an important part of our lives. They came to our house for an initial visit and not only took notes on our elderly and special needs animals (several need daily medication), they took time to interact with each animal. Since then we have used their services numerous times and do so with confidence, knowing Cara and Frank will not only feed and exercise our animals, but lovingly tend to their overall well-being.

Upon returning from our travels, our animals are always content and obviously well cared for. We also appreciate the full report Cara gives us when we get home. The tenderness she shows towards our animals (and to us) is priceless. On occasion, Cara and Frank have stayed overning at our home, respecting our living space and leaving it clean and tidy (sometimes more so than we left it!). We highly recommend Healing Hands Animal Care.

— Michelle G., Cazadero, CA


I hired Cara and Frank to walk my dogs while they stayed at my father's house in Santa Rosa. They were great with the dogs, very reliable, and really helped him out a lot. I would definitely recommend them for dog walking, pet sitting, or any type of pet care they provide. It was a great relief to go on vacation and know the dogs were well taken care of. The dogs really bonded with them and they usually take a while to warm up to new people. I will definitely use them again.”

— Karen F., San Mateo & Santa Rosa, CA


"When my dog, Katie, was diagnosed with cancer I began looking for someone who could help us make the best life possible for her as she coped with this disease. Cara DeLaRosa was that person. Since she and Frank have started their business I have used their services for dog sitting & walking, grooming and helping me cope with changes in Katie's condition. Their ability to connect with animals makes them an invaluable asset. Katie and I highly recommend Cara & Frank for the care of your pet."

-Helen O., Petaluma CA


"Cara and Frank are wonderful people and will take excellent care of your pets while you're away. They go well above and beyond the call to ensure your pets feel loved and taken care of. They spent extra time with my cats because they were a bit shy at first. It was so great not having to worry while I was out of the country. I highly recommend them!"

-Darin K., Rohnert Park, CA


“I always find it difficult to leave my animal family members in someone else's care, particularly my dog with anxiety difficulties. When a recent family trip had everyone out of the house, I felt that by leaving them with Cara and Frank I was leaving them in good hands. From the moment they walk through the door, you can see their quiet dedication to and affinity with the animals. From the dogs to the goats, they took the time to greet each animal and be sure they understood their individual needs and personalities.

In terms of practicalities, it was a straightforward pleasure to communicate and plan with them. I especially loved getting and adorable picture text while I was away, showing my dogs happy and relaxed at home!”

-Rebecca L., Sebastopol, CA


I had Frank and Cara feed and walk my four animals while I was away for a week.  I came home to the happiest animals ever.  Sure they missed me, but they weren't anxious and depressed like they usually are when I go away.  Not only that but my aggressive cat was mellow around them and my shy cats were in love with them from the start.

-Darryll G., Santa Rosa, CA