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.

Abigail

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

Abigail has been a caregiver for pets of friends and family for years, but started working with Wisconsin Pet Care this summer. She’s always looking to get her steps in, so she absolutely loves dog walking! When Abigail is not teaching elementary students, she enjoys going to concerts and cheering on the Badgers with her husband in Bay View.

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.

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.

Caitlin

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

Caitlin has worked in pet care for over 6 years as a dog walker and animal caretaker in the cities of Philadelphia, PA, Portland, OR, and Milwaukee, WI (her hometown). Working with animals in tandem to her career as a writer and instructor of visual arts and humanities has been paramount in terms of influencing her creative practice and ideation. Caitlin believes that great care for animals begins and ends with empathy, compassion and an acute attention to detail! When not at work, Caitlin enjoys spending time with her loved ones (including her beloved dog Bear, a very sweet St. Bernard), working in sculpture and creative writing, as well as developing her garden or enjoying & playing music.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.