About The Pet Gal Central Austin | The Pet Gal

Who we are

The Pet Gal is the top rated, most trusted and caring professional pet care provider in Central Austin. We offer a complete line of pet care services including Pet Sitting, Dog Walking, Pet Taxi, Pet Wedding Attendant and Ranch Sitting. Every Pet Gal is an animal lover first so you know all our visits come with loads of love and personalized attention. We strive to be the best pet service provider we can so when you choose The Pet Gal, you really can go guilt free.

Our Philosophy

We believe a locally owned business can provide better and more personalized care than large franchises. We built our reputation for outstanding service one client at a time, by meeting the needs both you and your pets expect and deserve.

What is a Pet Gal?

The Pet Gal does more than just hire dog lovers, we hire educated, smart, motivated and highly responsible caregivers. Pet Gals come from all walks of life, some hold master degrees, several are veterinary technicians, dog trainers, all are passionate about their own personal charities and they all have their own pets. We strive to have designated sitters for each service area to ensure your pets can create a bond with their Pet Gal.

Meet Our Owner

Susan Anderson
Susan AndersonOwner
I worked in telecom, banking, and semiconductors; however, my passion is pets! I quit the corporate world to follow my dream of owning a business tending to the welfare and advocacy of animals. Since I was little, I always brought home bunnies, cats and dogs. I spent hours during summer breaks looking for critters under […]
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Meet Our Team

Joy Viscomi
Joy ViscomiPet Gal
A retail and customer service leader by trade and originally a New York transplant, I currently serve as manager of The Pet Gal’s Wedding Pet Attendant services, a highly unique set of services that enables brides and grooms to have their pets be part of their wedding, guilt free. The team and I have partnered […]
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    Bernie Garcia
    Bernie GarciaPet Guy
    My name is Bernie and I just moved to Austin from Mexico City. I had a corporate job in the Consumer Products industry. I have always loved being around animals, so this is a natural step for me. I grew up having all kinds of animals: snakes, salamanders, tarantulas, scorpions, a rooster, birds and of […]
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      Becca Santana
      Becca SantanaPet Gal
      I’m Pet Gal Becca! I was born and raised in Texas! I moved to Austin from West Texas in 2000. Austin is such a beautiful city & so very animal-friendly. I have loved and cared for many animals growing up and throughout my adult life. My pup in the photo is Kimber. She is an […]
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        Lesley Mantle
        Lesley MantlePet Gal
        Hi there Austin Animal Lovers! My name is Lesley. I have lived in Austin for the last 12 years. I am a nurse by trade and I love to care for animals as much as I love to care for people. One of my favorite things about Austin is how animal friendly it is and […]
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          Sara Faigen
          Sara FaigenPet Gal
          Hi, my name is Sara and I’m so happy to be a part of the Pet Gal team! For the last five years I was working in New York at a desk job and decided that lifestyle was just not for me; it left me feeling trapped and unfulfilled. I decided to escape the grind […]
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            Joellee LeClair
            Joellee LeClairPet Gal
            I have cared for animal friends of many varieties for the past 15 years. Since a young age, I have felt a special bond to critters of all kinds. I have cared for birds, bearded dragons, cats, chickens, dogs, fish, goats, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits and turtles. My pet care experience has been for private […]
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              Kirstie Lard
              Kirstie LardPet Gal
              Hi fellow pet parents! My name is Kirstie and I am a proud dog mom to two wonderful, adorable dogs- Roka & Shasta. Shasta is a feisty, cuddly chihuahua who loves to play with her ball and Roka is a friendly, fun lab mix who has the funniest facial expressions and can play fetch for […]
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                Jackie Nevarez
                Jackie NevarezPet Gal
                Hello fellow pet lovers! My name is Jackie Nevarez and I’m so delighted to be a Pet Gal! I was born and raised in the beautiful desert & west Texas city of El Paso. I moved to Austin 7 years ago and I brought my two toy fox terriers, Patches and Bonita, with me on […]
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                  Kellie Shuey
                  Kellie ShueyPet Gal
                  My family moved from Cali to Texas when I was just a wee Kel. I have lived in Central Texas all my life. When I was small I loved animals so much I either wanted to be one when I grew up or work with them as a vet. Though I didn’t do either, something […]
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                    Jennifer Reck
                    Jennifer ReckPet Gal
                    I’ve always loved companion animals. My two dogs are rescues who, in turn, rescued me right back. Henry is my schnauzer and he never met anyone he didn’t love. Ginney, my black and white mix, is MUCH more skittish around new people. Henry and Ginney permit me, my husband and son to live in their […]
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                      Ginger Awmiller
                      Ginger AwmillerPet Gal
                      I grew up in a small town in Oregon before moving to Mexico for ten years and finally landing myself here in the Austin area. I am a very busy mother of three wonderfully outgoing energetic human children. I have always loved animals of all shapes and sizes. Growing up I actively participated in 4-h […]
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                        Katelyn Milam
                        Katelyn MilamPet Gal
                        If you were to ask the people closest to me in my life about my one defining characteristic, their first answer would be my love and empathy for animals. I was raised on my grandmother’s farm, where I was privileged enough to care for animals of all types, and I have been lucky enough to […]
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