MY STORY

Owned & Operated Since 2003

Welcome to Animal House Critters. My name is Linda Bloomer and I'm a resident of the Powell Community.

 

Animals have always been a part of my life. I grew up on a family farm in the Karn's community.  From an early age, I helped my sister with her horses, sheep, cattle, and pigs. Showed horses, including draft horses, in 4-H shows. Showed cattle and sheep at local fairs.

 

I have owned and have a lot of experience with various pets, including dogs, cats, squirrels, chickens, draft horse, guinea pig, chinchilla, chameleon, salt water and fresh aquariums, mice, snakes, domestic rabbits, opossums, etc.

I am the proud owner of 4 dogs, 2 cats (rescues), a sulcate tortoise , and a non-releasable opossum.  

Rescuing and caring for all types of animals is my passion and runs deep in my blood. I have dedicated many hours to diversifying my knowledge and continued learning within this field. See what I've been up to below: 

TWRA permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator and Wildlife Educator.  Small mammal – no RVS.  (Rabies Vector Species)  Great love for the OPOSSUMS!

Previously volunteered at local animal shelters.

Certified Pet First Aid/CPR 

Certified K-9 Wilderness First Aid for Dogs

Certified Fear Free Shelter  (working on Fear Free Veterinary certification)

PSI – CPPS Certified  

Certified Reptile First Aid

Better Business Bureau A+ rating

Attended Grooming School (Level I) 

Attended Pet Massage School 

CPR/AED Certified for Adults

LICENSED with Knox County and INSURED thru Business Insurers of the Carolinas  

Current learning: I am currently taking courses to help with animal abuse and putting away the animal offenders.  

Previous certifications:  ABKA Level 2, NAPPS Certification. These are no longer active.

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