creatures pet care of kalamazoo

About Us
Since 2017

Serving the Kalamazoo Community

about us

Creatures Pet Care of Kalamazoo is a full-time, insured and bonded pet care service in Kalamazoo, MI. Our exceptional team of pet care providers is led by Certified Professional Pet Sitter and former zookeeper, Tami Guy, MS, CPPS.

​Our exceptional team offers drop-in pet sitting in your home for both domestic & exotic pets, plus dog walking, dog training walks & dog adventures. ​​

creatures pet care of kalamazoo

Our Team

Tami Guy, MS, CPPS

Owner & Team Leader

I’ve spent my life fascinated by, caring for, and learning about all kinds of creatures. After a childhood filled with domestic and exotic pets (and my mother’s infinite patience), I pursued an education in biology, with emphasis in zoology and animal behavior.

While earning a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Grand Valley State University, I spent three summers zookeeping at John Ball Zoo. Then completed my Master’s degree in Animal Behavior from Bucknell University, followed by an internship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Animal Center in Maryland, studying squirrel monkey behavior.

I’m passionate about enriching the lives of pets and their people, providing animal companions with loving care and activities that enhance their physical and mental well-being.

My work with dogs goes beyond providing physical exercise, to include manners training, enrichment games and socialization, helping dogs live more harmoniously within their human families.

My goal is to give your pets the very best care, and provide you with peace of mind when you’re away from your pet family.

ABBEY THOMPSON, MS, CPPS

Team Member

Abbey is a long-time animal lover and animal welfare advocate. During a trip to Australia in 2016, she visited a cat café, and was inspired to action. She brought the concept back to Kalamazoo, and founded the Kzoo Cat Café & Rescue, an organization that, since its inception in July 2017, has placed 600+ cats in loving, forever homes. Abbey also has substantial pet sitting, fostering and rescue experience with both cats and dogs.

Abbey is Fear-free Certified, a program that educates pet care providers in improving the emotional well-being of companion animals by helping to reduce their fear, anxiety, and stress. She has completed the PetTech CPR & First Aid Course. Abbey regularly attends professional conferences on best practices in pet welfare and enrichment, and is a University of Wisconsin alumna.

Abbey has many creatures at home, including dogs, cats, rabbits and birds.

ERIN STRAUBE

Team Member

Erin loves to spend her time caring for animals. She volunteers at a local animal rescue, and fosters pets in her home. She grew up around dogs and cats, and has also cared for small pets, including a hedgehog!

Erin is Fear-free Certified, a program that educates pet care providers in improving the emotional well being of companion animals by helping to reduce their fear, anxiety, and stress. She is skilled in socializing shy rescue animals, to build their confidence while they await adoption. Erin has completed the PetTech CPR & First Aid Course. At home, Erin has five cats of her own, Oren Ishii, Marley, Bella, Pecan and Pistachio.

creatures pet care of kalamazoo

Our Mission

Enriching the lives of pets and their people

CREATURES PET CARE

Professional pet sitting, dog walking and training in Kalamazoo, MI.
Insured & Bonded

CONTACT US

Call or Text: 269.686.6004
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Service Hours: 7am - 9pm

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