Redwood Romps! provides individualized attention and exercise for your dog.

I offer walk/play sessions appropriate to your dog’s energy level and temperament.

My goal is to reduce stress and increase well-being for your entire household.

I am also happy to provide guidance regarding basic care & training. I’ve had dogs at my side for over 25 years, in two different countries and through many adventures.

I have continued to expand my knowledge base through volunteer opportunities and formal seminars and courses in canine health and cognitive development.

I’ve been very fortunate to learn from some of the most knowledgeable trainers and behaviorists in our region including Trish King (Canine Behavior Associates), Mardi Richmond (Good Dog Santa Cruz) Lori Katz (Kindred Spirit Dog Training), and Joanie DeNeffe (Fresh Start Dog Training).

I have learned first-hand the value of a strong canine-human bond and I am here to support you on your journey.



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6 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Deanna,
    It was such a pleasure to meet you, and both my pups are looking forward to seeing you again.
    It’s obvious you have a passion for pooches!

  2. Deanna,
    Thank you very much! You did a wonderful job caring for my dog and Comet is always happy to see you. I was very impressed with the attention you gave him and extra effort you made to help us out. I will recommend you to anyone!

  3. Hi Deanna,

    You are a godsend, or (should that be dogsend?). Your flexibility, enthusiasm and attention to detail set you apart from any other pet care person I’ve worked with. Our dogs love you and our chickens would too, if chickens could love. You have our trust and gratitude.


    Matthew, Cassandra, Wombat, Penelope, Nymeria, Tiamat, and Bella.

  4. To all prospective clients/customers of Redwood Romps!:

    We called to schedule visits with Deanna when we got our precious Corgi puppy, Banjo.
    He was just 3 months old, and that was two years ago. He had a senior dog for a companion, but really enjoyed and benefited from the socialization he got when Deanna visited with her dogs or took him for walks or on outings. Banjo got used to running, jumping, and fetching the ball; he has become a master at it. Thanks to Deanna and her crew, Banjo does really well with other dogs – his size and smaller. I’ve never had a well socialized dog whom I could take to parks and the beach and watch him play. It’s a whole new thing and I love it.

    Now our senior dog is the one who really needs Deanna’s special TLC. We adopted the sweetest 3 legged Mexi-mutt from CAPE over 12 years ago. Peque is still as sweet as ever, but can no longer walk. We feel confident that Deanna can attend to his special needs, which is a rare gift. Deanna bathes Peque, and pays attention to his general health and hygiene. Additionally, Deanna tries to accommodate our schedule and keeps in close contact when necessary. We can leave our dogs with no reservations when they are in Deanna’s care.

    I highly recommend Deanna for puppies, senior dogs with special needs, or any pets who need her care.

    Lori Colman

  5. Dear Future Redwood Romps! Client,

    You have come to the right place if you are looking for doggie care for your critter. Deanna is simply the best, paws down. This is obviously more than a job for her, it is her passion, her mission to take care of animals. She understands them, and has a wealth of experience to bring to the task (not to mention a lot of recommendations and referrals). I have seen her go so far above and beyond for our new little rescue dog, Daisy. Being a rescue dog, she has her share of little challenges, perhaps from hard times that came before, but Deanna has worked with me and Daisy’s trainer to work together to find solutions. It is such a comfort to know that when I am at work, Daisy is getting the very best care and attention, and is in good hands. So, if you are searching for doggie care, search no further, you have found it right here with Deanna. I would recommend her to anyone without reservation.

    ~Melissa, Larry and Daisy

  6. Deanna of Redwood Romps! is an ideal dog walker: sensible, loving, careful, and very professional. My dogs always look forward to seeing her and come home tired and happy. Her rates are reasonable and scheduling is easy and fairly flexible. She goes the extra mile to bring joy and ease to our multi-pet home.

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