Meet Karyn & the Team

Hello, I’m Karyn Soergel, owner of Wisconsin Pet Care. WPC was founded in 2008 with the goal of providing a level of pet care where clients would NEVER have to think twice if their pets were being properly looked after and loved. Our entire team understands what that commitment means:
Our high standards for pet care will never be compromised.

Animals instinctively know whether a person possesses warmth, compassion and a caring nature toward them. It is our first order of business to select and match caregivers who embody those traits and form a real connection with the pets in their care. Add to that the proper mix of skills and training and you have defined our highly qualified staff members.

Our Extraordinary People Have a Passion for Pets

The Wisconsin Pet Care team is comprised of skilled professional caregivers. Each team member is chosen for their pet experience, compassion and knowledge. They have passed an extensive background check, a personality assessment test and a security interview. In addition, each employee is given 2 weeks of specific WPC training, including First Aid and CPR, before they are assigned a route. Since we work as a team, your pets will get to share their love with more than one person.

Alyssa

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

Alyssa worked as a vet tech at MADACC for 4 years, a valuable asset for WPC clients as she is accustomed to comforting shy or stressed animals and is a pro at administering medications to your pets if needed. In addition to working for WPC, she is a tech assistant at Waukesha Veterinary Referral Center (WVRC) emergency vet clinic. She has an American Bully dog named Mila (who’s shy at first with new people but loves every dog she’s ever met) and a Saddlebred horse named Johnny.

Amy

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Amy has always loved animals; however, her passion and empathy for them has really expanded over the last 15 years. She has adopted many senior cats during this time and her family fosters dogs and cats for various southeastern Wisconsin organizations. Amy is also a volunteer dog walker at MADACC. Amy and her family currently have a MADACC alum named Ellie Mae and two rescue cats, Silverbell and Mew! She believes that all animals deserve to be treated with love and compassion, and she prides herself on treating your pets as if they were her own.  If she isn’t busy with an animal or working, you will find Amy watching her son on a baseball diamond.

Angela

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

 My home has always had at least one furry friend in residence since I was a child; from Owen the Maine Coon to Leo the Jack Russell, and more. There were also a few years with fish, birds and lizards. I was a professional dog walker for several years before joining WPC and became comfortable with many sizes and breeds of dogs. Building a mutually respectful relationship between the parent, the dog and me is my main goal. I pride myself on my excellent work ethic, my many years of customer service experience and being able to handle any challenges that may occur.

Brandi

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

As soon as my family got our dog, Moose, I started learning how to take care of furry family members! I started dog walking during any free time I had as an undergrad in Cincinnati, where I studied biology and played soccer. With Wisconsin Pet Care I can have a more consistent schedule and build relationships with the dogs and cats in my care. I will be going to physical therapy school in the future, and have learned about a field of physical therapy that involves animal rehabilitation. I can see my future taking me in that direction someday!

Brianna

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Brianna grew up with animals in the house and on the farm, and from an early age she learned to show compassion and love towards all animals. Brianna currently has a dog, Niko, and a cat, Aja, that she adores and loves. She understands the love pet owners have for their animals, which is why she treats all clients’ pets like her own. She joined WPC after changing career paths and rediscovering her passion for animals, customer service and safety. When not caring for pets, you can find Brianna watching any Wisconsin sports games, camping with her husband, or baking something sweet.

Cathy

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

After leaving her career in the corporate world, Cathy decided to really focus on what made her passionate. The leap to work with dogs wasn’t a leap at all. People like Cathy were meant for this type of work. Meeting her it’s clear that you’re speaking with a down-to-earth, fun-loving person who will always do what’s best for you and your pets. Cathy has a natural ability to go above and beyond in customer service, and showering affection on your pets – we’re very fortunate to have her on the team.

Ellie

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Ellie has loved animals for as long as she can remember so she knows firsthand that they truly are a part of the family. She’s always had a special connection with animals, and even at a young age was asked to take care of pets for family friends and neighbors. She has a kitty of her own now named Stinkbug. “I love taking care of pets because I love making them happy, and finding a job where I can do that has been so amazing!”

Heather

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Heather covers Brookfield, NW Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls. She has been an animal lover since childhood and her love of them was something she and her mother always shared: “I remember rescuing many lost animals with my mom!” Pet sitting is a great complement to her day job – she can get still get her animal fill when she can’t have house full of her own. It also gives her a chance to play with kitties because her current dog doesn’t love the idea of a feline sibling (or any sibling for that matter!). “Working at Wisconsin Pet Care allows me to care for other’s animals in the way that I’d want my fur child cared for.”

Isaiah

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

I have always grown up being around pets and enjoy being with them as much as possible. I always love animals in the biggest ways and treat every pet as if they were my own. This job has helped me to enjoy time with a variety of pets and have fun with them! It has also been a great match for me with my college schedule by being flexible and meeting my necessary needs.

Jeanne

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Jeanne grew up with all kinds of pets. She’s always had a love for dogs, but has also learned and enjoyed caring for horses, alpacas, cats, reptiles, fish, and other small animals. Jeanne has a very calm personality and is able to connect with pets easily. “Joining Wisconsin Pet Care allows me the joy of spending time with your precious family members. It gives me complete satisfaction seeing happy pets and spending time with each one.” Over the years, Jeanne has rescued many of her own family members. She and her husband have welcomed Boss, a 4-year-old Cane Corso, and Gypsy, a red/blue Heeler Beagle mix.

Jennifer

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter  

Jennifer grew up in a home where pets were always a big part of the family. Their pup Coco was with them for 18 years!  Jennifer currently shares her home with a sweet cat named KitKat. She loves meeting new people and discovering their pets’ different personalities and quirks. Her favorite part of working for Wisconsin Pet Care is being greeted at the door by excited pets. “There’s nothing better than a happy pet waiting for you, and I can’t wait to meet yours!” Jennifer is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and has her NAPPS Pet Care certification. This in-depth course covers all topics relevant to pet sitting, including pet care, health, nutrition, and behavior for a variety of animals.

Julie

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter  

Julie has been working with pets since 2002, when she had her own pet care service in New York City. She is a graduate of Animal Behavior College, having earned her certification in the Karen Pryor Positive Reinforcement Training. Julie has cared for pets of all kinds, from Chihuahuas to Mastiffs, Siamese to Shorthairs, and everything in between including birds, bunnies, and even an iguana or two. She returned to her Native Wisconsin in 2020 and brought all her skills, experience, and love for animals with her.

Kali

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

I love to say, “if it’s got paws I awe!”There was never a moment in my childhood where I didn’t live with pets. Always multiple of them too! I’ve always cared and loved each of them with my whole heart! I’m the type of person who can’t keep my eyes off any pet I see in public. A home has never felt like a home without a sweet furry one. They’re family. They bring happiness to us and we bring happiness to them! I can’t imagine a life without them.

Kim

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

I grew up in the country near Appleton, and we had two black Labs. I’ve always loved dogs, but don’t have any pets at the moment. I am a recently retired social worker, and enjoy working at Wisconsin Pet Care where I get to take care of animals (and cuddle!) as a dog walker, pet sitter and yard tech.

Lisa

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Lisa grew up with dogs and since becoming a mom herself, has had dogs, fish, hamsters, gerbils, and a Guinea pig at various times. After recently losing her bull terrier, Diesel, Lisa wanted to reconnect with pets as a way to give love, without the commitment of taking care of a full time pet.

Louise

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

Louise always had pets at home growing up. Originally from Stockholm, Sweden she is a dog trainer and has an extensive background working with animals…especially dogs with high anxiety. She has incredible experience working with many anxious and even aggressive dogs and is one of the most skilled people to ever grace us with their presence. We’re extremely fortunate! Louise is actively involved with the Wisconsin Humane Society’s Milwaukee campus and fosters both dogs and cats. Louise also has a rescue dog and cat in addition to a therapy dog who she trained and takes him to visit schools and work with children. “I will treat your pet with respect and lots of love!” Louise has 3 children that keep her busy, and (as if that is not enough) founded a business called Hoodiepet which combines two kids favorites a blanket/stuffed toy into one great item.

Lynn

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

Lynn grew up having dogs in the family and as the years went by, began welcoming cats into her home when her work schedule was no longer dog friendly. She recently retired after 31 years in the Wisconsin public education system as a teacher and administrator. Lynn has always had a fascination with animals, and meeting her it’s clear that she’s a down-to-earth, genuine person who will always do what’s best for you and your pets. Her attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and customer service shine through in everything she does. “The favorite part of my job is being greeted by pets when I first come in the door. They keep me active and brighten up my day with their affection and cute faces.”

Megan

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

Megan has been an animal lover since she was young. Caring for animals is one of her true passions in life. She spends a lot of time with her terrier mix, Tara, and also fosters puppies through Fetch WI Rescue. When she’s not teaching or with her husband & kids, she spends her free time with animals. She enjoys working with clients to make sure their pets are happy, healthy, and well-cared for!

Melanie

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

Melanie previously worked at Wisconsin Pet Care for four years. In addition, she also worked with both dogs and cats at veterinary clinics for over 10 years, drawing blood and giving medications, including fluids. Her own pets include Liza, a domestic shorthair who is 18, and Pebbles, a 12-year-old seal point Siamese. When she was younger, she also worked with horses for many years. Her love and care for animals always extends for any who cross her path.