Meet Karyn & the Team 2018-07-17T15:22:36+00:00

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

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter   Ainsley has always had a passion and love for animals and has 4 rescue pets of her own. She is currently getting a Masters Degree in Human-Canine Life Sciences at Bergin College of Canine Studies. She says of working with Wisconsin Pet Care, “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 in school with our clients.”

Alyssa

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter  Alyssa’s territory includes several neighborhoods in Milwaukee, including the East Side, Third Ward, Fifth Ward and Bay View. Alyssa worked as a vet tech at MADACC for 4 years, a valuable asset for WPC clients as she is comfortable administering all sorts of medications to your pets. In addition to working for WPC part time, 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.

Ann

Territory Manager, Dog Walker and Pet Sitter
Ann has been with WPC for over five years and covers both Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie. She will provide the very best care for not only cats and dogs, but also rabbit and aviary clients. She is the shining example of what WPC is all about…love, peace of mind and the very best care for your furry ones.

Aubrey

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter
Aubrey covers the North Shore suburbs of Shorewood, Fox Point, Glendale, Bayside, and Whitefish Bay. Before coming to WPC, Aubrey worked at a doggie day care where she became expert at reading canine body language. This is such a great asset in reading what pets are trying to communicate. In addition to delivering excellent pet care, she is developing her skills as a massage therapist.

Ben

Territory Manager, Dog Walker and Pet Sitter
Ben joined the Wisconsin Pet Care team when he moved to Milwaukee from Savannah where he worked as manager at a holistic pet store for several years. 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 and Pet Sitter
Billy covers a wide territory including Bay View, Cudahy, 3rd Ward, East Side, 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!

Diana

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter When she was little, Diana wanted to be a veterinarian, but she learned at a young age that she couldn’t handle the “sad parts” of the job so she didn’t pursue it. However, her love for animals didn’t diminish! She has had cats of her own, and cared for family pets. She has a Black Lab mix who is about 5 years old, and both graduated from a PetSmart dog training class with honors. Diana loves hiking and the outdoors and being a part of the WPC community where she has the opportunity to meet and care for so many different animals with unique personalities.

Emily

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter Emily has been pet sitting since she was 12 and was also lucky to grow up with Nero, the sweetest black lab. She has loved pups especially since then. Unable to have a pet of her own right now, spending time with all the special pets we care for is the perfect fit for her. Her favorite part? Being greeted at the door by excited pets. She said, “There’s nothing better than a happy pet waiting for you, and I can’t wait to meet yours! Just know I will probably carry on full conversations with them.”

Heather

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter
Heather covers Brookfield, NW Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls. Heather has been a loving pet owner her entire life. She works for WPC as a sanctuary from her day job in HR. She lives to see your furry family and will always treat them like her own.

Holly

Holly Dog Walker in Milwaukee AreaDog Walker and Pet Sitter
Holly covers the western suburbs. Holly is semi-retired after an exceptional career in leadership inclusive of marketing. In her spare time she volunteers for several rescue organizations and walks dogs at MADACC. She is a people pleaser but animals are her zen. Your pets will be thrilled when she comes to shower them with love and kindness.

Jennifer

Dog Walker and 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. (BTW, she’s also a bird groomer!)

Julia

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter Julia grew up on a family farm and has enjoyed being around animals as long as she can remember. An environmental educator for Milwaukee Public Schools for the past 11 years, she takes children hiking to teach them about Wisconsin plants and animals, and to the MPS animal museum where children are able to touch live animals including snakes, turtles, frogs, birds and insects. Julia has always lived with cats and now shares her home with Beauty and Tiger Lily. She has been delighted to meet so many wonderful pets while working for Wisconsin Pet Care!

Kayla

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter  Kayla loves caring for animals and working for Wisconsin Pet Care. She has had many pets in her life, from chinchillas and hamsters to dogs, cats and horses and can’t wait to help care for your pets.

Kayt

Territory Manager, Dog Walker and Pet Sitter
Kayt covers Shorewood and Milwaukee’s East Side. Her ideal job is that for working for Wisconsin Pet Care as a pet sitter and dog walker. With an art background, our clients can look forward to great sketches come holiday time from a professional artist!

Kim

Dog Walker and 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.

Kimberly

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter
Kimberly provides services on Milwaukee’s East Side. While Kimberly comes to WPC from the doggie day care industry, she is also an expert care giver for rabbits, cats and birds. She adores the pets in her care and is always on the lookout to save and rescue another animal in need!

Mehra

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter Mehra has had a passion for animals since her childhood and so far has had 4 dogs of her own in her lifetime. She has worked at a dog daycare, and respects all the animals in her care, treating them as her own. She currently has three cats – Simba, Dinker and Sylvester.

Melanie

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter 
Melanie covers South Milwaukee, Greenfield, Greendale, Franklin and Oak Creek. Prior to joining WPC, sheserved as a veterinary tech at cat hospital on Milwaukee’s East Side. She adds a compassionate heart to her vet tech experience which provides the love and care your pets deserve.

Sandie

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter  Sandie’s love for animals started when she was growing up in a rural community in southeast Illinois. Her father owned 22 acres where she cared for two horses, a farm dog and several cats. She now has a sweet 13-year-old Lab named Sam. Sandie recently moved back to the Midwest after living in Dallas for 22 years. She found Wisconsin Pet Care and felt it was a perfect match because of her love for animals. In her words, “Their professionalism and true passion for the animals in our care have made it an honor to be part of this team.”

Sarah

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter 
Sarah provides care in Shorewood, Fox Point, Glendale, Bayside and Whitefish Bay. She comes to us with extensive doggie day care experience. In her spare time, she volunteers at an animal sanctuary in Madison every Sunday.

Susan

Dog Walker and 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!

Teah

Milwaukee area Dog WalkersTerritory Manager, Dog Walker and Pet Sitter
Teah covers Brookfield, Greendale, Greenfield, Wauwatosa and West Allis. Before coming to WPC, Teah was a manager for one of the pet retail giants and has extensive skills in handling even the most challenging clients. With her sunny, upbeat and optimistic personality, you and your pets are sure to love Teah!