Sarah Zimmer - Owner / Manager
Sarah's vision for Philadelphia Pet Care combines professional client relationships, community involvement, and personalized care for each pet. This vision was shaped during her two and a half years as a dog Caregiver with the original Philapets. With up to 14 walks a day, in rain, snow, and blazing heat - Sarah never missed a visit. The experience taught her what the pets needed – a reliable person that is just as dedicated as their owner. She founded Philadelphia Pet Care Company in 2012.
As an only child, Sarah’s siblings included a German Shepard named Schnapps and her two rabbits, Oreo and Brownie. Her deep connection with animals grew when she rescued two Pit Bull type dogs - Ladybug and Seven.
Sarah has volunteered at the Animal Care and Control Shelter (ACCT) and the PSPCA. As a volunteer, she learned a great deal about dog handling from the resident animal behaviorists. She applies this knowledge to help her clients dogs overcome fears, anxieties, and other on-leash issues.
In addition to her love of animals, she earned her MFA in 2008 from The University of Pennsylvania. She creates digital, interactive installations with collaborate partner Kim Brickley and other programmers and makers at The Hacktory and Department of Making and Doing (DMD).