Dorie grew up on a working farm in upstate New York surrounded by farm animals that included her goat “Goober” and thoroughbred horse “Velvet Flight”. Raising litters of puppies and caring for horses has always been a passion of hers. Dorie received a BA from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a MS from Portland State University. When she is not caring for animals, pet sitting, house sitting, or managing properties, you can find her skiing in the mountains or kayaking rivers.