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.

Ainsley

Territory Manager, Dog Walker & Pet Sitter  

Ainsley has always had a passion and love for animals and has four rescue pets of her own. In addition to her work with Wisconsin Pet Care, she is currently getting a Masters Degree in Human-Canine Life Sciences at Bergin College of Canine Studies. “WPC has given me the opportunity to care for others’ pets as though they are my own. I’ve gained experience with new breeds, and am able to use what I’m currently learning both in school and with our clients.”

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.

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.

Ben

Field Trainer & Territory Manager 

Ben joined the Wisconsin Pet Care team after moving to Milwaukee from Savannah, GA where he worked as manager at a holistic pet store for several years. As our Field Trainer his role is to train, support and lead all staff in the field, while communicating with all clients to keep them a part of the pack. He’s got a big position and he’s earned it. He’s a natural leader, someone who leads by example and earns many followers because he’s quiet but not shy, hardworking, amiable, kind, and confident Ben is also just an all-around nice guy. Clients go gaga for him, and luckily, he’s there for everyone. His background includes education in training, pet care and animal behavior. Ben knows pets are family members and enjoys spending time getting to know each pet’s personality. He is an avid film and music lover, plays in local band FuzzySurf (he encourages everyone to check them out) and is married to Kim, his favorite person in the world.

Billy

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Billy covers a wide territory including Bay View, 3rd Ward, and Walkers Point. Prior to joining WPC, Billy enrolled in our “Boot Camp” where he learned the tremendous demands of the job, the high standards we expect from our staff and how to expertly take care of the pets under our care. He did so well, we hired him immediately after he graduated. He’ll love yours like he loves his own (and they’ll love him right back)!

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.

Brittany

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

Brittany has had a deep love for animals her entire life.  As a child, she and her family had almost every kind of pet imaginable, including cats, dogs, birds, fish, frogs, lizards, hamsters, and chinchillas. Brittany currently lives with two incredibly loving cats of her own, Guapo and Cici.  In addition to being an exceptional pet caregiver, Brittany is an incredibly talented actor, director, writer, teaching artist, and yoga guide in the Milwaukee area.

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.

Chelsea

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Chelsea’s personality is as sweet as pie. She’s thoughtful and a great listener with a peaceful, calm disposition. A very caring person, she loves to make others happy (including dogs!). She has excelled in her training with us; the love she has with dogs is very visible in her interactions with them. Chelsea is the perfect fit for timid dogs, but works well with all of our dogs! Her attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and customer service shine through in all her communications, and clients love to hear how their dog’s day went, or how their weekend sitting went. In addition to her canine talents Chelsea is currently finishing her masters in theater education.

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.”

Jennifer

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter  

Jennifer covers Kenosha, Mount Pleasant and Racine for pet sitting and dog walking. She is a retired vet tech and we always look to Jennifer if we have a medical issue (her nickname is “Dr. Jennifer”). She has a passion for horses and all types of birds. She will take amazing care of four-legged and feathered friends. (By the way, she’s also a bird groomer!)

Karey

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

I have always loved animals and have had parakeets, then cats my whole life. I seemed to find strays (or they found me!). I volunteered at the Humane Society and was attracted to WPC because we help people care for their pets, much as we care for our own.  I love meeting new people, and their pets, of course. I have 3 cats I adore: Wednesday (queen of the house, shown in photo), Rasta and Bailey. My husband Mike, is great too!! I also love to cook, read, and shoot pool.

Kayt

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Kayt covers Shorewood and Milwaukee’s East Side. Her ideal job is  working for Wisconsin Pet Care as a pet sitter and dog walker. With an art background, clients can look forward to great sketches come holiday time from a professional artist! Her own babies include Milo, a fluffy white cat with different colored eyes, and Oy, an adorable new pup.

Kim

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Kim grew up around large dogs so they hold a special place in her heart, but cats (especially picky ones) have always liked her. In college, she began her pet care career taking care of pets of friends and family when they traveled or needed a little extra help. She also works as an actor at Milwaukee County Zoo, educating children about conservation and how small steps in our daily lives can reduce our environmental impact. She and her husband Ben have Dolly, a rescued American Bulldog/Hound mix who loves taking her parents for long walks along the Riverwalk.

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!

Mehra

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

Mehra has had a passion for animals since her childhood and has had four dogs of her own. She gained experience dealing with many different breeds while working at doggie daycare, and respects all the animals in her care, treating them as her own. She currently has three naughty cats – Simba, Dinker and Sylvester.

Nellie

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Nellie has over 10 years of experience caring for pets and has had the pleasure of taking care of dogs, cats, reptiles, small mammals, and even farm animals! Nellie connects with animals easily and the love she has for them is very visible in her interactions. She adores them all as if they were her own. She landed her first job in pet care when she was 13, volunteering to help an elderly couple care for their four horses. Since that time, she has worked many jobs caring for animals including a stable hand at a horse boarding facility and two doggy daycares. She applies all this experience to handle some of our rowdiest pups, and makes it look fun and easy. “I absolutely love getting to know each animal’s personality and seeing their excitement when I come to play, train, exercise or just hang out with them.” Outside of pet care she enjoys hiking, riding her horse and traveling with her significant other and their German Shepherd.

Sam

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

Sam’s love for animals began when he was surrounded by animals growing up – first Muffin and Bear, then Clementine, and now Tiger Lily and Beauty. He recently returned to the U.S. after teaching English in Indonesia and China. We were fortunate to discover him because his mom Julia is a former (and returning!) employee who recommended working at Wisconsin Pet Care. His calm and gentle nature soothes even the most anxious of pets. “I love to see the different personalities of the animals shine through, from a dog who is very excited to see you to one who is shy and reserved.” Sam has an innate curiosity and enjoys learning about people, cultures and languages. He has a WI teacher’s license and hopes to continue his teaching career in the future.

Susan

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

Susan’s lifelong love of animals brought her to Wisconsin Pet Care when she retired. Though this is her first pet care job, she is an advocate for rescue and has experience in both fostering and transport for a Wisconsin breed-specific rescue group. The pets in her care are happy she landed here!

Tracy

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter 

Tracy’s love and passion for furry, feathered and finned friends grew from her years caring for guinea pigs, two dogs, a rabbit, many freshwater fish, and her childhood pet parakeet. She has previously cared for a variety of farm animals as well, including goats, chickens, ducks and turkeys. Her warmth and empathy help her bond and care for your pet until they become life-long friends. When she’s not caring for your pet, Tracy works as a farmhand, baker and artisan. When relaxing, she enjoys cracking jokes with her husband, playing fetch with her puppy Sofia & and observing her fish tank alongside her rabbit Moo.