Hi and thank you so much for visiting our site! My name is Julie Rachlin and I created petzooms.com out of a love for animals, a passion for photography, and a strong desire to use my creative skills to do something for the greater good.
the rat race
For the past 25 years, I raised a wonderful son and worked in corporate America, where I had to travel signifcantly. So I never allowed myself to have a dog because it wouldn't be fair to always be on the go. Fortunately for me, my family has always had dogs so I could see them whenever I wanted to.
and then life happens
After a lifetime of work habits, everything changed in the last two years. In 2009, my son gave me an 11-month old English bulldog named Peaches. She is the light of my life! And yes, that is me and Peaches in the footer of my site.
The following year, I got married and even if he only married me because he loved Peaches, I don't care. We are happy! A month later, we moved our primary residence from NYC to the Chicago suburbs, where I grew up and where my family (and all their dogs) live.
a dream come true
And now, thanks to my wonderful husband, I am finally able to be a good "dog mom" by working from home with Peaches never far away. Working has never been more fun. I get to pursue my passions for animals, fundraising, and photography. I wouldn't even call it "work". It's more like a dream come true.
Thank you so much for reading and happy petzooming!
I hope you'll join the petzooms.com community and share your passion for animals with us.
- Julie R