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

Samantha Nielsen
Samantha NielsenPet Gal
Hello! My name is Samantha, I’m originally from Foxborough, Massachusetts, home of the New England Patriots. I spent most of my 31 years in Massachusetts with some time spent in NYC and New Jersey. I moved to Austin during the summer of 2014 to be a Search Engine Marketing Manager. Similar to Susan, after one […]
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    Julie Walls
    Julie WallsPet Gal
    I moved to Austin during the fall of 2015 and loved every minute exploring this amazing city! I visited prior and fell in love with the people and the mentality… don’t forget about the food! I was born and raised in beautiful Colorado with a loving family who’s always adored rescues of any kind! My […]
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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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        Hessy Derman
        Hessy DermanPet Gal
        I was born and raised in New York where my passion for animals started. At the age of 5 my parents started me horseback riding. That was it! From then on my world evolved around all animals. I competed for years in equestrian show jumping and worked at stables to help pay the horse bills. […]
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          Jen Kopp
          Jen KoppPet Gal
          Hi! My name is Jen and I am so thrilled to be a part of the amazing Pet Gal team! I have been passionate about helping and caring for people and animals for as long as I can remember. It is incredibly exciting to have a job doing what you love! I was born in […]
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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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              Nicole Berlin
              Nicole BerlinPet Gal
              Hello, my name is Nicole, and I’m excited to be a part of the PetGal team. I moved to Austin from Kansas City with my husband and two kitties, Fiona and Avery, shortly after getting married in 2014. I’ve never lived in a house without animals, except briefly during college, and can’t imagine a home […]
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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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                    Joy Viscomi
                    Joy ViscomiPet Gal
                    Born and raised in Buffalo, NY and moved to Texas from Long Beach, California. I’ve been around animals my entire life. Bingo was my calico cat my mom got me at the age of 3, she was my best friend. Bingo was in our lives for 19 years since then I had many different animals […]
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                      Jessica Roberts
                      Jessica RobertsPet Gal
                      I was born and raised in upstate NY and attended college in Connecticut. I am a licensed massage therapist and although I enjoy what I do for my Clients, I was looking for more balance in my professional life. I have always enjoyed spending time with animals, and becoming a Pet Gal has given me […]
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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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