Meet The Owner
My name is Eddie, owner of Toby’s Pet Care. My deep passion for animals prompted me to start working as a pet sitter back in 2010. Originally, I didn’t think I’d end up doing this for so long, but as time went on, I realized just how much fun and fulfilling this unique job is.
Having had animals my entire life, I also know the stress that is associated when it comes time to travel and we can’t take our beloved fur kids with us. I’m a huge advocate about pet sitting because as the current owner of a spoiled chihuahua named Betsy, I couldn’t imagine taking her to a kennel! And most dogs do much better staying home in a familiar environment, anyway.
Over the course of five years, I have worked with countless animals all throughout Fresno ranging from cats and dogs, to tarantulas and snakes. Our extended family members come in all shapes and sizes, and I don’t discriminate on whether your pet has fur or scales 😉
Let's go back in time...
This is me & my childhood dog, toby circa 1997
Toby was the name of the lovely Jack Rusell Terrier I received for my birthday at the young age of seven. A playful little guy at heart, I recall many fond memories of my buddy and I playing outside and spending our summers in the shade and by the pool to keep cool. He was quite stubborn, loved to bark at everything and everyone, and despite sometimes jumping on me to steal food from my hands, Toby was the greatest friend a young boy could ask for. He showed me that dogs really are man’s best friend, and that you don’t need to be overly big to have a big personality. I decided to name my company after him, the very first dog I ever owned and who also sparked my lifelong passion for animals. Toby represents everything my company stands for - friendship, love and care to animals, just as I once did with him.
This is me and one of my two dogs, Waldo
This picture was taken back in 2015 when I officially launched Toby's Pet Care. Oh, how time flies! I was already 25 here but I look like a kid, don't I? The dog on the left is my dog, Waldo and the one on the right is a client's dog named Max.
Working for Creature Care in 2011
And this picture here was taken waaay back in 2011 when I worked for a dog training company here in Fresno. It has now been over a decade that I have worked with animals. It feels like I started just yesterday!
Feel free to browse around the site and ask me any questions you may have. I look forward to working with you and your furry pals,
Knowing Eddie is taking care of our animals is the only thing that allows me to relax when I'm on vacation.
Meet Owner Ruben
Ruben Jr. Santos joined Toby's Pet Care in 2019 and grew up with a wide range of pets which consisted of dogs, bunnies, birds and horses, just to name a few.
He considers himself an avid animal lover and they do as well! Ruben is able to win over even the shyest of dogs and cats. He looks forward to working with you and your pets!
Ruben currently co-owns Sweets Con Amor, a bakery that provides delicious baked goods to people and their four-legged friends.