Pet Sitting, 
Dog Walking & Training

Proudly Serving the Kalamazoo Area
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Licensed * Insured * Bonded
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Call today! 269-686-6004

​​Creatures Professional Pet Care, LLC
 In-your-home pet care for domestic & exotic creatures
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About Us

Creatures  is a full-time, insured and bonded pet care service in Kalamazoo, MI, owned by Certified Professional Pet Sitter and former zookeeper, Tami Port. 

Offering customized in-your-home pet sitting and enrichment services for both domestic & exotic pets, plus dog walking, manners training & socialization. 
Tami Port, MS, CPPS - Owner, Certified Professional Pet Sitter


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 pursued 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.
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Tami Port
MS, CPPS
 

MS, Animal Behavior

> Certified Professional Pet Sitter (CPPS).

> Dog Walking Academy Graduate


> PetTech CPR & First Aid

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Creatures Pet Care!

I am passionate about enriching the lives of pets and their people, providing animal companions with loving care and

activities that enhance their physcial and mental health.

My work with dogs goes beyond provinding physical exercise, to include manners training, enrichment games and

socialization, helping dogs live more harmoniously within their human families. 
 
As a pet owner, I know how important it is to find someone who is responsible, and can be trusted, not only with the


care of your animals, but also with access to your home. 
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 - 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

400+ 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 wellbeing of

companion animals by helping to reduce their fear, anxiety, and stress. She has completed the Pet First Aid Course

offered by the American Red Cross.

She regularly attends professional conferences on best practices in pet welfare and enrichment, and is a University of

Wisconsin alumna. 

Abbey Thompson
Team Member
 

MS, Psychology


> Animal Rescue Entrepreneur  

> American Red Cross Pet CPR & First Aid

> Fear-free Certified​​
Erin Straube
Team Member
 

> Animal Rescue Volunteer 

> American Red Cross Pet CPR & First Aid

> Fear-free Certified​​
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.

Erin 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 also completed American Red Cross Pet First Aid training.
 
At home, Erin has five cats of her own, Oren Ishii, Marley, Bella, Pecan and Pistachio.
   Do you get
 
separation anxiety

when you're away from
your pet? 
 Our clients receive electronic 
Visit Report Cards
at the end of every session!


Including photo/message updates, arrival/departure time stamps, 
and GPS tracked dog walks.
"Clearly, animals know more than we think, and think a great deal more than we know."

― Dr. Irene M. Pepperberg

Pet Waste Removal
You love your pets. But cleaning up pet waste? Not so much. With our Waste Removal Service, you can say adieu to the poo! A poop-free lawn is friendlier to your feet and healthier for both your human and pet family. We also provide cleaning and sanitation for litter boxes, pet cages, tanks & enclosures. Freshwater fish tank maintenance is also available.
   Do you get 
separation
anxiety
when you're away from
your pet? 
 ​  Our clients receive electronic 
Visit Report Cards
at the end of every session!

Including photo/message updates, arrival/departure time stamps, 
and GPS tracked dog walks.