Sorace received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in animal behavior and worked as a zoo keeper, caring for a variety of exotics including monkeys, lemurs, bats, bears and large cats. Her zoo experience included an internship at the
After leaving the field, she decided to pursue her MBA and spent several years quickly moving up the corporate ladder as a national accounts manager. Despite her success, Sorace soon realized that corporate America was not as fulfilling as she had hoped.
“I began to think about combining my two passions—animals and business,” explained Sorace. “After six months of living in
Sorace returned home to open
Many pet owners in
Their praise does not go unappreciated by Sorace.
“I’m thrilled that our clients and our local veterinarians, as well as other pet sitters in our area, reached out to nominate us and to share the experiences they’ve had dealing with Zoo Sitters,” Sorace said. “It shows me that we have promoted professional pet sitting in a positive manner and have become an asset to our community.”
The 2012 Pet Sitter of the Year award is sponsored by Business Insurers of the Carolinas, pet-sitter insurance provider and pet-sitting industry supporter for nearly two decades.
Sorace will serve as the public face of PSI’s more than 7,100 independently owned member businesses and represent the pet-sitting industry throughout 2013. She will be officially crowned at PSI’s Quest for
“The number and quality of nominations received for the 2012 award is a testament to the increased role pet sitters play in their clients’ lives,” noted PSI President
The other top-five Finalists in the 2012 Pet Sitter of the Year competition were:
• Judy LaFave,
• Colleen McDonough, Barks and Blooms,
• Gina Patrick, Tall Tails Petsitting Service,
• Lyn Sykes, Thoughts4Paws,
To learn more about PSI’s Pet Sitter of the Year award, locate a PSI member pet sitter in your area or request more information about pet sitting as a profession, visit PSI’s Web site at http://www.petsit.com or call (336) 983-9222, option 1.
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