STEPHANIE SORENSEN – OWNER/DOG WALKER/PET SITTER/ANIMAL MASSAGE THERAPIST
Stephanie currently lives in Peachtree Corners, Georgia with her husband, two dogs (a female Labrador Retriever and a male American bulldog mix) and a tuxedo cat. She holds 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. She is certified in animal massage through the Northwest School of Animal Massage as well. She also has a certification in canine nutrition through Dogs Naturally Magazine.
To say she has loved animals all her life is a bit cliché, but it is the truth. She has had dogs ever since she can remember. She raised gerbils in grade school and junior high, had goldfish and bettas, and even had a bunch of snakes, lizards, and frogs in college. She loved, cared for, and enjoyed them all! Her wildlife studies helped her gain a deeper understanding of many of the wild critters in our world, as well as the domestic ones in our homes.
She started pet sitting in the summer of 2009 for Pampered Pet Care of Atlanta. She 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, she started Zen Dog as solely a small animal massage company, offering dog and cat massage to the Atlanta metro area. In 2013, she added pet sitting services to the company. She absolutely loves pet sitting, dog walking, and animal massage – which gives her the opportunity to connect deeply with animals other than her own, which is a true gift.
Stephanie cannot wait to meet you and your furred, feathered and scaly crew. She is pawsitive that she will love them as her own in no time!
STEPHEN SORENSEN – DOG WALKER/PET SITTER
Stephen has always had an interest in wildlife since he was a youngster growing up on the west bank in New Orleans. He received a degree in Wildlife Management from LSU and is the resident ornithologist of the family. He has also always been a dog owner, and also loves cats, even while being mildly allergic! He left the corporate world of consulting in January 2015, deciding to work for the family business instead. He currently has several happy clients and hasn’t looked back. He looks forward to meeting and caring for your critters!
RIPPLE (ZEN DOG II) – ZEN DOG MASCOT, OFFICE MANAGER, BLOGGER
Ripple is the current face of Zen Dog, appearing on Zen Dog’s website, in Facebook posts, Instagram posts, and blog articles. He brings a lot of enthusiasm for his job (especially if it involves food/treats/toys) and a zest for life! He even has his own Facebook page! You can find him here: facebook.com/ZenDogRipple
or on Zen Dog’s Facebook page: facebook.com/ZenDogLLC