Meet The Pack

The inspiration for Bobo’s Pets came from these guys – Grubbiss, a lazy English Bulldog and Marcel, a French Bulldog that specializes in running amuck and being the perfect little lapdog.

The Founders

Grubbiss

Health-Challenged Lovebug

Grubbiss is a 7-year old English Bulldog who loves to just lay around, eat treats and get pets. Unfortunately, Grubbiss suffers from some breed-specific & non-specific health problems. Along with the typical weight & breathing issues that English Bulldogs struggle with, Grubbiss has had chronic allergy, skin, paw and ear problems. Grubbiss also struggles with a dry snout which the vet says is due to his eye surgeries he had when he was younger.

With all of these health issues, his pawrents have had their fair share of experience in treating and maintaining his various ailments with medications from the vet as well as natural home remedies. That’s how the idea of Bobo’s Pets was created. Our goal is to provide information for other dog parents to ensure that their pup leads a happy, healthy life.


Marcel

Chief Socializer & Treat Tester

Unlike Grubbiss, Marcel is a dream when it comes to his health. In his 5 years on this planet, he has only had one set of ear infections and has only been rushed to the vet once after sneakily eating an entire bowl of grapes.

While Marcel is a health dream, his challenges are more of the behavioral nature. Marcel really enjoys barking at everything and anyone out of sheer excitement, jumping on people because he really feels the need to be inside people’s faces – not close to faces but actually inside faces – crying when he doesn’t get his way and pulling on his leash because he needs to see and smell everything.

Marcel also happens to be a mama’s boy and the best cuddle buddy in existence.


Dad Mark

Mark Perlman

Founder

Mark has been Grubbiss & Marcel’s guardian since they were wee little puppies. He’s been through the ringer when it comes to handling and managing Grubbiss’ health issues as well as Marcel’s behavioral challenges. The experience he’s gained over the years is what drives the engine behind Bobo’s Pets.

Contributors

Dr. Chyrle Bonk, DVM

Veterinary Contributor

Dr. Chyrle Bonk, DVM has been a practicing associate veterinarian in Orofino, Idaho since 2010 where she focuses on small and large animal medicine. Dr. Bonk attended the University of Idaho where she received her Bachelor of Science and Masters in Animal Science. She then went on to Oregon State University where she received her DVM. When not treating animals or educating owners about their pets, Dr. Bonk spends her time with her cats, dogs, horses and human family. Dr. Bonk has been a veterinary contributor to Bobo’s Pets since January of 2021.


Dr. Erica Irish, DVM

Veterinary Contributor

Accreditations: Dr. Erica Irish, DVM attended University of Florida for her Bachelor’s degree and graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Irish also has certifications from the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions, the American Veterinary Dental College and she is an accredited veterinarian through the United States Department of Agriculture in Lake County, Florida. Dr. Irish currently practices as a veterinarian in Lake County, Florida.   Dr. Irish has been a veterinary contributor to Bobo’s Pets since December of 2020.


Dr. Sara Redding Ochoa, DVM

Veterinary Contributor

Dr. Sara Redding Ochoa, DVM is a small & exotic animal veterinarian based out of Texas. Dr. Redding Ochoa attended Lousiana Tech University for undergrad and attended veterinary school at St. George University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Redding Ochoa was raised in Calhoun, LA and had dreamed of becoming a vet since she was a little girl. She currently lives in Texas with her husband and pets, dog Ruby, cat OJ and Monkey the tortoise.


Kate Howard

Veterinary Technician

Kate Howard is an Upstate New York native and received her degree in Veterinary Technology from Alfred State College of Technology in Western NY in 2010. She has been a veterinary technician for 10 years, and has worked in general/wellness practice, a spay/neuter clinic, and even a large emergency and referral hospital in the Fingerlakes region. Companion Pet health and wellbeing has always been her priority and passion, but pet health and wellbeing cannot be achieved without educating pet owners! Kate has 5 animals of her own at home- 2 hounds, a boxer mix, a Malanois mix, and a long-haired cat.