About Us

Marilyn and Bob with Friends

Be sure to go to our FACEBOOK page RUN AMUCK FARM to see current photos of your dog enjoying their time with us . We also have some video posts too. Nick is doing a great job taking care of that for us.   His role here is to shoot pix of all the dogs and post them  while you are away so you can see your dog having fun here while you are still away.


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…

NEW STUFF September 2015. Marilyn is back on the air at KPIG 107.5 fm. It’s a fun job for a music lover and Sunday afternoon 1-6  is  the regular scheduled show. It’s been 9 years since she was last on the air, so there will be lots of goof ups for sure!

Re Adrienne’s injury: 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.  WE missed her!

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. 


We have  added  to our staff.:   Megan , Nick,  and Chris  will be assisting us part time through 2015 .  The dogs love them and so do we!

Megan and Nick  will be here most weekends and some weekdays too. They are  so lovely with the dogs and they respond to them with love! We are all lucky to have this place to care for dogs and get by in the world. They really really saved  us a lot of stress by working extra days and nights while Marilyn was ill and unable to be present for the dogs. WE CANNOT THANK Adrienne , Megan and Nick enough for making Run Amuck a priority.  WOW!!! we are lucky to have such a devoted staff.

Ricky , pictured here, is GRADUATING from MC GEORGE LAW SCHOOL May 16, 2015. He will find out if he passed the bar by November 2015. It’s a long wait for such big life changing news. Good luck Ricky!

Lizzie is living in San Francisco and  busy busy busy. She  turned 30 this June and we are all surprised at how time flies.

I am proud of my children who are no longer children! How did that happen??


Bob, Marilyn and son Ricky at Giants game.