About Gary

Welcome to Chico Paws and Claws, my name is Gary Swietanski.  I'm a California native whom moved from Truckee to Chico permanently in 2005.  I started the business in 2010 and I've always been a magnet for animals so the decision to start this business was easy.  Over the years I've had cats and dogs and even learned to board and care for horses while attending high school.  Now as a husband and father it is exciting to share this passion for animals with my family. Over the years I've found myself in the position to take care of family and friends animals while they were on vacation or out of town.  In 2014 we moved to a larger property, close to town, perfect for dogs to run and play and sleep comfortably at night.   In addition to volunteering for the Butte Humane Society, I also enjoy hiking, skiing, bike riding, golf and boating with my family.

Chico Paws and Claws is Licensed, Bonded and Insured