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STEPHANIE SORENSEN – OWNER/DOG WALKER/PET SITTER/ANIMAL MASSAGE THERAPIST

I currently live in Peachtree Corners, Georgia with my husband, three dogs (a female pit bull, a female Labrador Retriever, and my new adoptee – a male pit mix) and a tuxedo cat. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University, and a Masters Degree in Biology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a concentration in herpetology. I completed my coursework and certification at the Northwest School of Animal Massage and plan to continue

I am currently a member of the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, and Pet Sitters International organizations. I am fully insured through the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork and am fully insured and bonded through Business Insurers of the Carolinas.

To say I have loved animals all my life is a bit cliché, but it is the truth. I have had dogs ever since I could remember. I raised gerbils in grade school and junior high, had goldfish and bettas, and even had a bunch of snakes, lizards, and frogs in college. I loved, cared for, and enjoyed them all! My wildlife studies helped me gain a deeper understanding of many of the wild critters in our world, as well as the domestic ones in our homes. 

I started pet sitting in the summer of 2009 for Pampered Pet Care of Atlanta. I spent a few years sitting for a wide variety of furred and feathered clients – including hermit crabs, sea monkeys, and other interesting critters amongst the dogs and cats. In 2011, I started Zen Dog as solely a small animal massage company, offering dog and cat massage to the Atlanta metro area. In 2013, I added pet sitting services to my company. I absolutely love pet sitting, dog walking, and animal massage – both give me the opportunity to connect deeply with animals other than my own, which is a true gift.

I cannot wait to meet you and your furred, feathered and scaly crew. I am sure I will love them as my own in no time!

Namaste,
Stephanie Sorensen

 

STEPHEN SORENSEN – DOG WALKER/PET SITTER

I have always had an interest in wildlife since I was a youngster growing up on the west bank in New Orleans. I received a degree in Wildlife Management from LSU and am the resident ornithologist of the family. I have also always been a dog owner, and also love cats, even while being mildly allergic! I left the corporate world of consulting in January 2015, deciding to work for the family business instead. I currently have several happy clients and haven’t looked back. I look forward to meeting and caring for your critters!

Sincerely,
Stephen Sorensen

 

SCARLET (ZEN DOG I) – ZEN MASTER, MASSAGE DEMO DOG, FIELD MANAGER

Hi, my name is Scarlet, and I am the field manager and demo dog. That means I get to travel with Mom, and she gives me short massages while people watch. I also accompany Mom on public outings and to events. It is a tough job, but someone has to do it. I take it very seriously. I have had years of practice in being a mellow, “zen” dog, and I love my job!

I hope to meet you soon!

Namaste,
Scarlet

 

RIPPLE (ZEN DOG II) – ZEN DOG MASCOT, ZEN PADAWAN, OFFICE MANAGER, BLOGGER

Hey, folks! Ripple here, and I am excited that Mom is letting me be a part of things! Skills I bring to the table are enthusiasm (a LOT of enthusiasm), energy, and a zest for life! I am currently the face of Zen Dog as a virtual mascot. Mom also has me blogging about all kinds of topics – stuff Mom gives me to blog about, as well as my own rants and raves. I have my own Facebook page! You can find me here:facebook.com/ZenDogRipple

Mom looks forward to meeting you (and so do I because she comes home and tells me all about you)! 

Much Zen,
Ripple