Patt Doyle ~
Purr-fessional Cat Sitter in Battle Ground
I must have been training to become a cat sitter all of my life, I just didn’t realize it.
My naturalist, law enforcement and maintenance experience in the National Park Service combine with my pet sitting experience make me uniquely qualified to be a Purr-fessional Cat Sitter in Battle Ground, Washington.
I began Pampurred Pet Care as Forks Washington’s only Professional Pet Sitter in 1998.
I cared for cats, dogs, occasionally horses and even a walking stick.
In 2012 we packed our bags and moved to Ilwaco, WA for my husband’s job. I worked as National Park Ranger at Fort Clatsop and interned for Arnicadia Farms Dog Training. Then we transferred to Battle Ground. I figured it was time to get a “real” job. I got that job, then learned that I like working for myself better.
I have been house sitting for my clients in Forks and had added clients from Hillsboro, Oregon and Ilwaco. I finally realized re-opening Pampurred Pet Care was what I needed to do, except a little differently I want to specialize in caring for cats and their companion pets.
Dr. Dunbar’s SIRIUS® Dog Training Academy, April 2012.
Coaching People to Train Dogs with Terry Ryan, June 2010.
Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) training 1999.
Pet First Aid 1999.
Bachelor of Science in Recreation from the College of Agriculture and Forestry, West Virginia University.
Professional Pet Sitter, Pampurred Pet Care, Forks, WA – November 1998 to March 2012. House Sitting March 2012 to present.
Park Ranger, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park (Fort Clatsop), Astoria, OR – May 2012 to May 2013. I lead nature hikes and kayaked for the summer then collect fees for the winter on weekends. I have worn many hats in the National Park Service, permanent twice (law enforcement and maintenance) and seasonal (interpretation, fees, law enforcement). I’ve worked all over the country from Boston National Historical Park, Massachusetts to Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona. I’ve been a fire lookout on the Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho and I began my Park Ranger career as a seasonal for the U.S Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake National Recreation Area in Pennsylvania. In total I’ve lived and worked in Fourteen different areas across our great country.
Dog Trainer Intern, Arnicadia Farms Dog Training, North Coast of Oregon & Southwest Washington – April-July 2013 Work with a positive dog trainer during private in home lessons, assist and teach dog training classes.
Volunteer, In Forks I was very active in the community on many levels. As a pet rescuer, my friend Pam and I worked with the City of Forks to care for and transport the dogs and cats in the shelter to rescues for adoption. I recruited the Forks Lions Club to remodel the shelter. I also had three seniors do their senior project to create a better environment for animals at the closed facility. I worked with West Olympic Council for the Arts (WOCA) for years. I helped bring arts to Forks with many different programs. My project was bringing the AIDS Memorial Quilt to Forks three different years.
My husband has been a Washington State Park Ranger for over 30 years. I quit my maintenance job at Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado to move to Forks and marry him. I couldn’t find a year-round job, so I began my Professional Pet Sitting business in 1998.
We have had many pets go over the rainbow bridge. They have all been unwanted and they went over the bridge well loved. Today we have three cats Beth, Ginger and Izzy. Duncan our Scottie Terrier went over the rainbow bridge January 2015. We adopted a five-year-old Papillon/Chihuahua, Daisy, in February. She is doing well.
Was given to me by one of my first clients. Her Mom was going into a nursing home and her Dad to an assisted care apartment. I needed to find her a good home. Well, she moved into our home in Forks, with our four dogs and two other cats and found her new home. She is our official guard cat.
Appeared in our yard a few months ago. I finally realized she was living here. I borrowed a trap from the Feral Cat Coalition. I fed her in the trap for a week then it was spay or neuter time. They found that she was already spayed. So, we had a new cat! Everyone is adjusting. She has moved from the bathroom to the cat room, under the desk to being out and asking for attention. In this picture you can see her ear is tipped (removed). If Izzy had been feral this would let people know she is altered. Since she is tame she has become apart of our family.
Were left behind when someone moved. They filled a void left by Myrrh Rees and Genesee, who had just died over the last few months. Maggie went to rainbow bridge summer 2014. Beth is the cat in charge of our bedroom.