Our History and Inspiration
My name is Abby and I am the founder, owner, and operator of Chirp N' Dook LLC.!
This journey began in 2015 with an idea. Armed with a large "business" of ferrets, and following seven years working in a veterinary setting, I realized that there was a need for a pet service that was truly dedicated to knowledge about the care, handling, and health of these unique creatures. I were so afraid that if I left my little ones at a kennel, or with someone who's main knowledge is focused on dogs and cats, that they would be locked up all day with little to no interaction except to refill their bowl. Ferrets require daily out-of-cage playtime. In a worst case scenario, the caretaker might--perhaps through no fault of their own--not know how to handle a ferret, or identify if one is sick, and a mistake like that can have serious and fast consequences.
Surely bird, reptile, chinchilla, rabbit, mini pig, sugar glider, fish--whatever!-- moms and dads encountered the same challenges!
Your baby should never have to spend all its time in its cage while you have to be away (unless, perhaps if your babies are aquatic!). Having someone around who knows how to handle your pet, understands their basic needs, and can identify when a pet needs medical attention, should be standard.
Ever since hatching this idea, I've been researching, brainstorming, volunteering, and learning. In addition to being more than happy to take care of Fluffy and Fido (yes, I do see cats and dogs too!), I want exotic owners to know that we are here for their unique family as well!
The fuzzies who inspired me.
"Dook" is the sound that a ferret makes when it is playing happily.
Hundreds of pets cared for!!
Seven years in veterinary kennel care (I am not certified in veterinary or vet tech practices and cannot give medical advice)
15 years of in-home "hobby sitting" prior to taking on the title of professional pet sitter!
Four years in specialty pet retail, with a focus on educating pet parents about better nutrition.
Two years as a former volunteer for The Perch parrot cafe and adoption center.
BUSINESS LIABILITY AND COVERAGE
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING
Trained in Pet First Aid and CPR through PetTech
Completion of PetSaver course through PetTech
Attendance of lectures related to avian wellness and first aid.
Prepared procedures for various natural disasters