"Before I started Parrot Hope, I had been actively volunteering with parrot rescues since the ‘90s. My passion and love for animals is shared by my husband, Bruce, and our children, Branden and Shanie. Together we built a bird room and several outdoor aviaries for surrendered birds to call home.
We did this all on our own before we founded Parrot Hope Rescue. Our goal was to create a safe haven and help the ones that needed us the most; the unwanted, neglected, abused, abandoned, and ones with behavioral issues.
I never thought that taking in those parrots would flourish into what the rescue is now. We work so hard on rehabilitating these parrots -- getting them on the road to recovery, regaining their trust, and working through their troubled past to find wonderful new homes.
Our belief was and still is ‘no bird is unadoptable’ because all parrots deserve love and great care."
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"My journey began with Parrot Hope before Parrot Hope was even a thing. I grew up in the household with my Mumma and founder of the rescue, Tammi Kraynak. Little did I know, that little 7 year old boy growing up would still have the same bird hombre hangin’ on his shoulder over 20 years later.
I also didn’t know that one day I’d play a much greater role in the health and well-being of parrots. Having gone through the woes of Crohn’s Disease, it has led me on a journey to finding alternative therapies and understanding health on a much deeper level.
Having experienced drastic health improvements through my own body, I couldn’t help but extend my heart to help parrots who also have health issues. My mission is to not only help humans with severe digestive issues but to also help our feathered friends! Although illness begins with prevention, all animals are equipped with bodies that self-heal and regenerate. When given a healing environment on a mind-body level, I believe anything is truly possible."
"I am very passionate about educating people about proper nutrition and diet conversion for their parrots. I am also knowledgeable about behavioral training which can help form a bond between an owner and their parrot for life.
My specialty is working with smaller parrots including parakeet species, cockatiels, and conures. I am still knowledgeable with large species, but I have a special place in my heart for the ‘littles'."
"Hi! I am Jaymie, my husband is Ben, and our son is Brady. We joined Parrot Hope in 2018.
We found Parrot Hope after we had lost our quaker, Tutt, and wanted to rescue again. Little did we know we would fall in love with PHR and we wanted to help out anyway we could. It has be an amazing journey so far and beyond rewarding for our family!"
"I volunteer because I love animals and want to help in anyway I can. I believe Parrot Hope Rescue is very important in helping people learn about birds and how to properly care for them. I love being a part of this!
I thoroughly enjoy taking care of the birds at the sanctuary. It gives me a sense of accomplishment even if it's just cleaning cages. Plus, I love teaching my kids to give back in anyway they can."
"I always grew up with pets at home and I got my lovebird when I was in 4th grade. She has since passed away and I am currently unable to own another parrot. I began searching for a rescue to be around birds and found Parrot Hope!
Since I began volunteering I have been utilizing my communication degree and minor in marketing to bring Parrot Hope to the public’s eye through marketing, social media, and advertising."
"My husband Eric and I joined Parrot Hope in 2019. The decision came easy as we both share a love for parrots and we've made friendships at the rescue that I hope will last a lifetime.
My love for parrots started at a young age when our neighbor had an Amazon named Pedro. I would ride my bike past just to see and hear him. Pedro's owner of 46 years passed away and I was blessed to bring him into our home.
Everyone at PHR puts their heart and soul into it! Volunteering and fostering has been nothing short of rewarding as we have seen many parrots go to amazing new homes!"
"We became part of Parrot Hope Rescue when we adopted a quaker and cockatiel who needed new homes. We visited plenty of events and bird fairs and fell in love with the rescue.
We have a growing flock of our own and foster birds for the rescue until they find their forever home.
Rescuing gives us the satisfaction of helping each bird transition smoothly into a new home. We also love to learn and grow with different parrots, their specific needs, and personalities."
"I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and from age 15 to 19 I worked at the Historic Animal Kingdom on Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago. I moved to Ohio in my early 20s and I currently live in Ravenna with my four dogs and 15 birds.
I graduated with a Bachelors in Social Work from Akron University and have been working in animal rescue for the past 10 years ranging from domestic to farm animals, and now, birds!
Animals are my passion and I would love to establish a rescue of my own one day."
"I've been with the rescue for a while now. I really enjoy helping out the birds and spending time with all of them.
I myself have birds and always loved them. I also enjoy fostering and getting to know everything there is to know about the different parrots that come into the rescue.
I have done animal rescue in the past and wanted to get back into it. That's when I found Parrot Hope."
"I found Parrot Hope Rescue a few years ago. I enjoy baking and provide some of the baked goods for the rescue's events. For years my motto has been 'saving the world one cupcake at a time'.
At the rescue I can be a part of the difference for these amazing birds. If everyone spent just a couple minutes out of their day to help someone the world would be a fantastic place.
To look into a birds eyes that has seen hate and see the hope in their eyes when they have been rescued and know they are going to be okay is worth every second spent volunteering."
"I started volunteering with Parrot Hope when I was 11 years old. I love all animals.
My first interaction with a bird was our first bird, Charlie, an Umbrella Cockatoo. I got her for my eighth birthday and we shared a special bond and became best friends. She passed away a few years ago and that's when we found Parrot Hope!"
"I have a passion and deep love for all animals. Lollipop, my Moluccan Cockatoo, inspired me to seek out a rescue to assist with her extreme requirements and demanding nature; I have a soft spot for the more special needs parrots. I have been a volunteer with Parrot Hope since February 2015.
Volunteering at Parrot Hope rescue has allowed me to achieve my dreams of being an advocate for animals who can't speak for themselves and educating the public about exotic pets and their high maintenance requirements -- enrichment, nutrition, exercise, and foraging, along with exposed toxins and dangers most families utilize regularly but may not realize could be dangerous or harmful to their birds."