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.

Alexia

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

I’ve always had a love for animals of any kind as I grew up in a family who adores them. I have two dogs, Storm and Luna, a cat named Bobo and a bunny named Stanley. I have fostered kittens and also Luna who we adopted from the Wisconsin Humane Society. I am so happy to be on the WPC team and excited to care for our clients’ animals as my own! Getting my steps in with long dog walks is definitely a favorite hobby of mine as well as always being greeted by an excited pet!

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.

Ayanna

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Ayanna is a huge animal lover and has four pets of her own. Animals are a shared passion for the whole family. Her parents are actively involved in foster care, and were busy during the pandemic working together to care for animals. Ayanna has a very calm personality and is able to connect with pets easily. Nothing seems to rattle her! We can give her the most exuberant, energetic, dogs and she handles them easily. She loves staying active and thinks that “nothing is more enjoyable than spending time with an animal, especially while enjoying the outdoors too.” She is currently working toward a degree in surgical technology.

Cathy L

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

Previously a speech/language pathologist in the Elmbrook School District, Cathy has thoroughly enjoyed her pivot to dogs. Working with dogs wasn’t really a pivot at all, people like Cathy are meant for this. She began volunteering at the Elmbrook Humane Society walking dogs. Through her work at the shelter, she met her pup Dixie and the two adopted each other. Dixie & Susan are a certified therapy team conducting “Read-to-Me” programs, visiting assisted living/hospice communities, and actively involved in the humane education program at EBHS. In addition to her work with us, she continues to volunteer at the humane society. Cathy has incredible experience working with anxious and even aggressive dogs and is one of the most skilled people to ever grace us with her presence. We’re extremely fortunate!

Cathy O

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.

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.”

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.

Julia

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter  

Julia loves the pitter patter of pet feet. Nothing makes her happier than to see wagging tails and to hear friendly woofs, excited meows, and contented purrs. She grew up in a rural area, riding horses and observing wildlife. She has owned pets her entire life and will cherish your pets, knowing they are important members of your family. In addition to working at WPC, she is a naturalist for Milwaukee Public Schools where she teaches children about Wisconsin ecology by taking them hiking in the woods and providing hands-on experience with small wild animals such as snakes, frogs, turtles, birds, and insects. She is also an adjunct professor at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design where she teaches classes on anthropology and environmental topics.

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.

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.

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 very 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 the pets when I first come in the door. They keep me active and brighten up my day with their affection and cute faces”.

Matthew

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

Matthew’s passion for animals started at an early age. His family was actively involved in foster care and regularly shared their home with pets in need, quite often with momma cats whose kittens often needed bottle-feeding or German Shepard puppies through German Shepard Rescue. He is a natural with pets, and his love for animals is apparent in his interactions with them. Matthew is equally caring and compassionate with people. He is currently in graduate school studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling. We’re happy to have him on the team, and spending time with all the special pets we care for is the perfect fit for him. “Animals have had a huge and positive impact on my life. I want to help others experience the same joy I’ve had with my pets.”

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!

Molly

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

Molly is our resident Cat Whisperer; she has a way of enticing even the shyest cats out of hiding. She is a joy to be around, her positive “can do” attitude is infectious. Meeting her it’s clear that she’s a genuine, intelligent person who will always do what’s best for you and your pets. She has a natural ability to go beyond customer service. “I love this job and have learned new ways to take care of my own cat, Jiji! I feel like I’m prepared for anything now. Plus, it feels good to have a position where I know I’m directly helping other people in the community!”

Monica

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

Monica grew up in Shorewood and has always lived with dogs. In February 2023, she had to say goodbye to her sweet pup Lily. Her cat Lola, who joined the family in 2018, will be turning 5 in July – Monica’s first cat ever! When not working her other job as a Mental Health Social Worker, she always looks forward to caring for your pets.

Renee

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

My husband, Troy, our three kids and I have been involved in dog rescue for over six years; I love the opportunity it gives me to meet such a diverse range of dog personalities. I spend my free time working on various art projects, watching one son wrestle and the other play baseball. We have three dogs of our own: Brewer, Brock and Ellie, whom along with our kids keep our lives very interesting!

Sarah

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

Hello, I’m Sarah! I’ve grown up having multiple pets in the house and they never fail to brighten my day. Which is why I like working for Wisconsin Pet Care – more brightness to my days!

Stefanie

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

Stefanie is a warm-hearted friend with a heart-warming touch! Born in Germany, a military spouse and world traveler, Stef has lived in many places, and worked with animals most of her life. Relocating to WI from the south, she transplanted her family and two dogs and built a life here alongside family friends. She is a licensed groomer and over the years has opened her heart and home to foster, adopt, rescue and train more critters than we can count. Stef is a mom of two and recently became a grandma. In Germany, she worked as a pediatric nurse and enjoyed dog walking and grooming there as well. Stef most enjoys the silly antics of the animals she cares for and delights in their unique personalities.

Troy

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

I have had pets pretty much my whole life. As a kid we always had a dog. We also had cats, birds, and fish. When my wife Renee and I moved in together, one of the first things we did was get a dog from the Wisconsin Humane Society, a Beagle we name Charlie. We now have 3 dogs. Brewer is a Pitt/Pom, Ellie’s a Golden/Lab, and Brock (not pictured) is a Staffordshire/Pyrenees. We have volunteered with Lucky Mutts Rescue for about 8 years, and fostered many dogs, helping them find great homes.