About Us

Marilyn and Bob with Friends


We miss our dear Patrick Zentner who worked so hard for us at RunAmuck . He passed away Sept 17, after just 17 days of being ill. Didn’t know he had cancer. Good way to go, but we miss him every minute. He was so good with the dogs and the most cheerful man.

Adrienne has not fully recover from her torn shgoulder so we miss her too!


Bob and Marilyn Taylor are located at the bottom of Hecker Pass  on the ocean side of the mountain. We are on a beautiful 3+ acre property with multiple large dog areas for run and fun. Dogs love a large open space. It’s something they rarely experience.


Marilyn has been caring for dogs and horses since 1963. As a youngster she won awards for her dog training. At the age of  10-13 she worked for  Dr Karasoff  DVM.She has also shown Hunters and has evented and mock fox hunted with Los Altos Hounds.  . .  Now it’s a dream come true. Dogs dogs dogs…


WELCOME BACK ADRIENNE! She really took one for the team! Adrienne had been gone for 17 months.  She had a shoulder  injury on the job and had shoulder surgery. All that time away from us  was too long for all of us. We and the dogs are glad she has recovered enough to be back with us.  

Adrienne and her husband STEVE HAGER also are busy with their wonderful HAGER and HAGER used furniture and Art Gallery on 17th Ave, Santa Cruz near Simpkins swim center. MOST of the furniture in this house is from their wonderful business.  

Lanette  did a great job while Adrienne was away and we will miss her. Thank you Lanette.


We have  added  to our staff.:   Megan , Davis, Chuck  and Jacob  will be assisting us part time through this autumn and holiday season.  .  The dogs love them and so do we! 

Chuck will be doing the pick ups and deliveries. he has a good driving record and the dogs really respond well to his easy going nature. Chuck is a musician as his real job. He does sing to the dogs and they howl along. Quite somehing.

Jacob is 16 and we are glad to be his first real job. He is soft and kind to the dogs and is a great member of our weekend team. Welcome Jacob.

Megan will be here most weekends and some weekdays too. She is so lovely with the dogs and they respond to her with love! We are all lucky to have this place to care for dogs and get by in the world.


Bob, Marilyn and son Ricky at Giants game.