Perri Combs-Taber has been a professional in the equine industry, raised chickens and been a life long animal lover and owner of many beloved cats and dogs. After graduating from the U of O, Perri moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. She managed a 70 horse training stable in Alamo, CA. In 1986 her career as a pet sitter began when a small stable owner from the neighborhood asked her to care for her horses when she was away for business. This first client told her friends and soon Perri had a dozen regular clients whose horses, pets and stables she cared for while they traveled. She moved to another stable where she became head of the riding school. She taught 50 – 75 students each week and continued to horse sit in the morning and evening. Her students included equitation instruction to World Cup participants competing in Holland and several physically & mentally challenged students. Those many years as a professional in the equine industry are the “country” of Town & Country.
After moving back home to Portland to raise her daughters, she continued to pet sit for friends. She decided to officially open Town & Country Pet Sitting when a good friend brainstormed with her to have a positive career change. Perri, a Portland native lives in southwest with her daughter, adopted dogs and indoor cats.