About The Pet Gal | The Pet Gal

OUR STORY

The Pet Gal is an Austin based professional sitting and dog walking company with a tremendous passion for the welfare and advocacy of animals at the local level. Founded in 2009, the company started with one client and today works with more than 4000 happy clients supported by more than 60 pet sitters and walkers (known as “Pet Gals and Guys”). We offer a full line of services including Pet Sitting, Dog Walking, Pet Taxi, Wedding Pet Attendant, and Ranch Sitting for clients in the Greater Austin area, Colorado Springs, and Kailua-Kona. When our clients are away from their pet, our want for them to go guilt-free, knowing their pet is being taken care of like they are at home.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe you love your pets as much as we love ours. We believe in developing a trusting relationship with our clients and a unique bond with their pets. We believe in creating a guilt-free experience for our clients when they’re apart from their pets. We believe a locally run business can provide better, more personalized pet care than large franchises. We believe it is our responsibility to ensure you feel confident leaving your pets and home in our care by backing each visit with a $2 million insurance policy.

WHO WE ARE

Professional dog trainers. Veterinary technicians. Animal rescue volunteers. Our pet sitters and dog walkers come from all walks of life, but all have one thing in common – an unbridled passion for animals. Pet Gals undergo a rigorous interview process, a thorough background check, and one-on-one orientation before taking on their first visit alone. Every Pet Gal sitter is required to continue their education by attending animal behavior classes and renewing their pet CPR and first aid certification annually. This stringent hiring and education process means our clients are partnering with professional, smart, motivated, and highly responsible pet sitters and dog walkers.

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

Danielle G.
Danielle G.Pet Gal Round Rock
Hello! My name Danielle and I feel so blessed to be a part of the Pet Gal team! I moved to Texas for university after living in Minnesota and California before settling in Round Rock with my husband a few years ago. Over time our little family has grown in the from of one clumsy […]
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    Suzanne H.
    Suzanne H.Pet Gal Kona
    Hi my name is Suzanne and I’m super excited to be part of the Pet Gal team! After over 30 years I was finally able to retire from my rewarding career as a school counselor and I am looking forward to being able to work in the pet industry, a true passion of mine! I […]
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      Stephen J.
      Stephen J.Pet Guy Colorado Springs
      Hi – I’m Stephen, here to help take care of your pets. I like interacting with animals of all kinds and have experience ranging from aquaponic and smart horticultural systems to working as a paramedic. I hope to meet your pet soon! Certifications and Continued Education: Pet CPR and First Aid – Renewed Annually
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        Nancy D.
        Nancy D.Pet Gal Kona
        While growing up, I had so much love for animals that many people assumed I would become a veterinarian. I certainly have had a constant stream of the BEST dogs and cats (and occasional fish and hamster) and yet, somehow, I became a real estate agent/broker! Among the many skills from that occupation that translates […]
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          Tamara S.
          Tamara S.Pet Gal Tamara Colorado Springs
          Hi, I am Pet Gal Tamara. My husband and I moved to beautiful Colorado Springs almost 5 years ago. We have been married 21 years and have 2 kids, Brenna, 20 years old and Reece 15 years old. I love skiing, hiking, swimming, cooking, animals, and most of all dogs. I have been volunteering at […]
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            Devin K.
            Devin K.Pet Gal Cedar Park
            My name is Devin, I’ve worked with animals of all shapes and sizes for most of my life. I have a blind lab chow mix named Nikita, who has been a part of my family for about nine years. I love helping each client know that their pet is in good, caring hands. Certifications and […]
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              Debbie M.
              Debbie M.Pet Gal Cedar Park & Scheduler
              If there were ever a time in my life when I didn’t have a pet, I don’t remember it! As a little girl, I had a dog and a goldfish. (Probably more than one, but I didn’t know the difference!) As I grew up, I added more dogs, parakeets, and cats. In recent years, I […]
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                Allison R.
                Allison R.Pet Gal South Austin
                Pets have always been a huge part of my life. At 12 years old, I started working at my dad’s veterinarian clinic during the summers to discover my compassion for animals. I was born and raised in Sugar Land, TX, and after graduating from Texas A&M with a teaching degree, I moved to Austin in […]
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                  Amy G.
                  Amy G.Pet Gal Round Rock
                  My name is Amy Gautreaux and I have lived nearly all my life in Central Texas. My family and I have had a total of eight rescue dogs over the last several years, so I have a background with my own pets as well as helping friends family with their pets. I have a lifetime […]
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                    Tiffany B.
                    Tiffany B.Pet Gal Colorado Springs
                    My name is Tiffany Brault. I have two boxers named Lou and Maddox. They are 10 and 4 years old. I also have a 4 year old horse named Cerus. I love animals have all my life!! I’m also a vet tech full time and have been around animals my whole life!! Continued Education and […]
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                      Tiffany J.
                      Tiffany J.Pet Gal North Austin
                      My name is Tiffany and I have lived in Williamson County for the last 26 years where my husband Shane and I have raised our daughter Kaylei 21yrs old. We also have 3 Great Danes Vivian 5yrs old, and her two sons Beau 3yrs old and Zeus 2yrs old who is deaf and has some […]
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                        Brooke W.
                        Brooke W.Pet Gal North Austin
                        Hi, I’m Brooke and I was born and raised in Austin, TX. I truly love all animals and they have always been a part of my life. I grew up with dogs, cats, hamsters, fish, horses, cows, and goats. Right now, I just have 1 cat, but I hope for more cats and dogs in […]
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                          Tammie B.
                          Tammie B.Pet Gal Round Rock
                          My name is Tammie Brandon and animal lover doesn’t begin to describe how much I adore animals of all kinds. I grew up in East Texas. Our family always had cats, dogs, rabbits and even horses. My family and I moved to the Round Rock area in 2014 from Houston and fell in love. I […]
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                            Susan S.
                            Susan S.Pet Gal Hutto
                            Howdy! My name is Susan and I am thrilled to be a Pet Gal. I grew up in the bayous of South Louisiana but have lived in the Austin area for 20 years. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Health Education and love learning and sharing ways to be physically, mentally […]
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                              Nikki C.
                              Nikki C.Pet Gal Round Rock
                              Hi, my name is Nikki, I live in Round Rock, Texas with my husband Robb, my teenage son, Jack, and my two sweet pups, Murphy and Annie. I graduated from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma with an accounting degree and have been working in that field for the last 20 years. In my free time, […]
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                                Noreen B.
                                Noreen B.Pet Gal Waikoloa
                                Certifications and Continued Education: Pet CPR and First Aid Training – renewed annually Cat Behavior Certification – 2 hours – Pawsitive Karma Rescue (renewed every 5 years)
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                                  Lori W.
                                  Lori W.Pet Gal Kona
                                  Hello fur parents! My name is Lori, and I’m originally from Virginia. After a decade in sunny Southern California, I moved to the Big Island in Hawaii. I have worked with a variety of animals in my career, including sea turtles, seals, dolphins, birds of prey, reptiles and, most importantly, dogs and cats! I rescued […]
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                                    Maria L.
                                    Maria L.Pet Gal North Austin
                                    I moved to Austin in 2014 and am proud to call it home! I was born in the USSR and my parents migrated to the USA in 2000. I grew up with pets in our household and have always been around animals. I love getting to know each of their personalities and their funny quirks. […]
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                                      Breanne C.
                                      Breanne C.Pet Gal Waikoloa
                                      Aloha! My name is Breanne and I am originally from Texas. I am now living on the Big Island with my cat (and best friend), Oliver, and loving every minute of island life! Animal behavior and training have always been a passion of mine. I started my career in the animal care field in college, […]
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                                        Tabitha G.
                                        Tabitha G.Pet Gal Round Rock & Scheduler
                                        I was born and raised in Austin and have been an Austinite ever since. Animals are my passion. I started an animal rescue in 2011 to help animals that are often overlooked in high kill shelters. Our rescue also specializes in special needs and behavioral cases. I love working with animals that just need a […]
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                                          Kathleen S.
                                          Kathleen S.Pet Gal Hutto & Scheduler
                                          My Okie heart is full of love for all fur creatures big or small! After marrying a Texan, I relocated to the Austin area from Southern Oklahoma 5 years ago. We were blessed when we found our Anna Bell at a shelter and have enjoyed having her as our fur-child for the last 4 years. […]
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                                            Lorraine G.
                                            Lorraine G.Pet Gal Colorado Springs
                                            Hey there! My name is Lorraine and I’ve been with The Pet Gal since January 2018. I’m a Texas native; born in the small town of Laredo Texas. I recently moved to Colorado Springs in late October for a change in pace, I’ve always been an outdoors kinda gal and Colorado has such beautiful spots […]
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                                              Ann O.
                                              Ann O.Pet Gal Cedar Park
                                              Hi, my name is Ann, and I’m looking forward to meeting your pet family! I’m a long-time Austin resident, having remained here in Central Texas after completing undergraduate and graduate school at The University of Texas. My full-time job as a clinical social worker supports my mission to provide service and care to others . […]
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                                                Patricia M.
                                                Patricia M.Pet Gal - Pflugerville
                                                I recently moved here from Illinois and I would love to look after your fur babies. I moved down here to go to school but I’m available almost every morning and early afternoons. I have spent my whole life taking care of animals and I am looking forward to doing so again for you! Certifications: […]
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                                                  Bree L.
                                                  Bree L.Pet Gal Kona
                                                  Aloha! My name is Bree and I am a Pet Gal in Kona, Hawai’i. My husband and I moved to the island of Hawai’i from Seattle, WA. In Seattle, I managed a small private school where I also taught art and coordinated the special education program. I now work at an elementary school in a […]
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                                                    Elizabeth B.
                                                    Elizabeth B.Pet Gal - North Austin
                                                    Hi, my name is Elizabeth Bono. I was born in Austin then moved to North Carolina, but I moved back to Austin in 2014. I have grown up with at least one pet in the house at all times. I currently own an adorable puppy named Oahu who is the most energetic dog I have […]
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                                                      Carolyn B.
                                                      Carolyn B.Pet Gal Colorado Springs
                                                      Hi everyone! My name is Carolyn and I am so excited to be a Pet Gal! I grew up in Milwaukee and am thrilled to now call Colorado Springs home. I am a senior at Colorado College and am passionate about the environment and building community relationships. I have been pet sitting for three years […]
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                                                        Kimberly S.
                                                        Kimberly S.Pet Gal North Austin
                                                        I have over 10 years of experience working with and caring for animals. I grew up on a homestead in west Texas with lots of different animals. I moved to Austin in 2017 where I currently have 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a very diverse garden. I started working with animals at a grooming shop […]
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                                                          Joy V.
                                                          Joy V.Wedding Pet Coordinator
                                                          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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                                                            Lynsi M.
                                                            Lynsi M.Pet Gal Colorado Springs
                                                            I’m Lynsi-Anne from Louisiana, raised in the beautiful four corners of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. Where I’m from, you could travel twenty minutes north and be in the Great Colorado Mountains, thirty minutes east and at our Farmington Lake, drive two hours south to view the Continental Divide, or an hour to the […]
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                                                              Tara H.
                                                              Tara H.Pet Gal Cedar Park
                                                              Hi! My name is Tara, I was born in Austin and raised in Lake Travis. I cannot imagine a time when I didn’t live in a zoo. Taking care of animals has always been a part of my life! I have had big dogs, small dogs, hound dogs, cats, hamsters, fish, birds, chickens, even a […]
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                                                                Andrea H.
                                                                Andrea H.Pet Gal Kona
                                                                Aloha! My name is Andrea and beyond excited to have become part of the Pet Gal family! I was raised in Oregon and currently am lucky to call Hawaii my home. I grew up with all kinds of animals that I cared for at a very young age from sharing a bottle with a piglet […]
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                                                                  Danielle D.
                                                                  Danielle D.Pet Gal Colorado Springs
                                                                  Hello, fellow humans! My name is Danielle, and I’m excited for the opportunity to get to know the pets in my community. I grew up in the mountains in the tiny town of Divide, and that’s where I discovered my love for animals. While in 4-H, I owned chickens, horses, goats, ducks, a llama, and […]
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                                                                    Barb D.
                                                                    Barb D.Pet Gal - Colorado Springs
                                                                    Barb Dodge is a Buckeye, but is very happy to be living in Colorado Springs! She began dog walking and pet sitting in 2013 after retiring from teaching. Labradors, Mastiffs, cats, bearded dragons, various pocket pets, and even a squirrel monkey have been part of her life from a young age! When asked why she […]
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                                                                      Susan D.
                                                                      Susan D.Pet Gal North Austin
                                                                      Hi! My name is Susan and I’ve grown up around dogs all my life. I am a true animal and nature lover! I’m attentive, responsible, and nurturing. Your pet will receive the utmost care from me during our time together. I will always give extra love and attention to your fur-baby taking great care to […]
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                                                                        Ana B.
                                                                        Ana B.Pet Gal Pflugerville
                                                                        Hi! My name is Ana and I was born and raised in Texas. Right after High school I joined the Army and spent 6yrs away from home. Finally made it back in 2019 and I am fortunate to settle in Austin and be a part of The Pet Gal. I have a pug named Bruitis, […]
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                                                                          Leigh-Ann G.
                                                                          Leigh-Ann G.Pet Gal North Austin
                                                                          I am a compassionate, positive, spiritual soul who loves animals so much that in 2010, I decided to become a vegetarian. In 2019, I started transitioning to a vegan diet as a way of advocating for these precious beings who I believe feel pain and emotion as deeply as we do. My first puppy love […]
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                                                                            Sara S.
                                                                            Sara S.Pet Gal South Austin
                                                                            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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                                                                              Kristin V.
                                                                              Kristin V.Pet Gal Pflugerville
                                                                              Hello, fellow animal lovers & pet parents! I’m Kristin. I spent most of my life in southeast Michigan before my spouse and I moved to Austin, Texas in 2016! We found that we loved the area so much, that we bought a house & settled in Pflugerville in 2017. We currently reside with 3 wonderful […]
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                                                                                James C.
                                                                                James C.Pet Guy Round Rock
                                                                                I was raised in Houston and have lived in Austin since 2001. Animals have always been a part of my life having dogs throughout my childhood, but as an adult, I became involved in animal rescue and have been heavily involved since 2014. The rescue I am involved with, Pawsitive Karma Rescue focuses on rescuing […]
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                                                                                  Nicole F.
                                                                                  Nicole F.Pet Gal Georgetown
                                                                                  As the saying goes “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as i could!”. After spending many childhood summers with family in Orange and Seguin, I got a taste of ranch life and fell in love with this great state. Originally from Chicago, I’ve lived in the Austin area for a […]
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                                                                                    Supna S.
                                                                                    Supna S.Pet Gal Central Austin
                                                                                    I was born in northeast Texas and moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area as a young child. I then moved to Austin to attend The University of Texas at Austin for my undergraduate and graduate work. In fact, I have been in Austin nearly 21 years! I grew up with the most amazing and loving […]
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                                                                                      Michelle W.
                                                                                      Michelle W.Pet Gal Leander
                                                                                      I have worked in HR and Leadership Development for global restaurant/retail, technology and health insurance corporations for the past 20 years. I have also had the benefit of traveling the world for work and pleasure. After consulting for the past two years and making the conscious choice to leave corporate- I am now living the […]
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                                                                                        Rebecca R.
                                                                                        Rebecca R.Pet Gal Cedar Park
                                                                                        I moved to Austin in 7th grade and have been here since! I have lived in Cedar Park for the past 13 years. I have my wonderful husband and two children. We also have our schnoodle, Mavis, that we got at a local rescue. She brings so much joy to us daily! I have been […]
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                                                                                          Lorie T.
                                                                                          Lorie T.Pet Gal Kona
                                                                                          Hi, I’m Lorie and I’m so thankful to now be part of the Kona Pet Gal team! I recently retired from 30 years in law enforcement in Los Angeles, CA and moved to Kona to enjoy an entirely different environment and pace. I have always loved and had many animals in my care, so I […]
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                                                                                            Andres G.
                                                                                            Andres G.Pet Guy Austin
                                                                                            35 Architect, HealthCoach, Artist, & Yoga Teacher Trainee Own a 4-year-old rescued pitbull girl & 6-year-old kittie. Great communication skills with animals. I love animals and animals love me 🙂 Second Year as a Pet Guy Certifications and Continued Education: Cat Behavior Certification – 2 hours – Pawsitive Karma Rescue (renewed every 5 years)
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                                                                                              Donna C.
                                                                                              Donna C.Pet Gal Cedar Park
                                                                                              Hi! My name is Donna Cagle and I am a native Austinite. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Nutrition 37 years ago! I’ve been married just as long and have 4 children, 3 grandchildren, and a senior pup from Austin Boxer Rescue, named Lyric. My life has consisted […]
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                                                                                                Bernie G.
                                                                                                Bernie G.Pet Guy Central Austin
                                                                                                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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                                                                                                  Jason F.
                                                                                                  Jason F.Pet Guy South Austin
                                                                                                  Hi! My name is Jason. I am a native Austinite, former small business owner, entertainer, meditator, ordained minister, and animal fanatic! As you might have guessed, I have many passions and interests, but nothing gives me greater pleasure and meaning than giving lots of love and care to animals in need and the beloved pets […]
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                                                                                                    Kirstie Lard
                                                                                                    Kirstie LardPet Gal Central Austin
                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                      Malene P.
                                                                                                      Malene P.Pet Gal Austin
                                                                                                      Heey! My name is Malene and I am from Copenhagen, Denmark but have resided in Austin, TX for the last two or so years. I am super excited to be part of the Pet Gal team and to take care of all your sweet companions! Since I knew how to crawl, I have loved animals […]
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                                                                                                        Shelly S.
                                                                                                        Shelly S.Pet Gal Round Rock
                                                                                                        Hello to all my Pet Moms and Pet Dads, my name is Shelly. I’m a proud owner of three dogs I have a 10 pound little Snorkie named Shadow, a Pugalier name Crumpet and an Eurasier named Nanook. All my dogs have been found and rescued. My dog Crumpet only had the ability to walk […]
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                                                                                                          Claudia C.
                                                                                                          Claudia C.Pet Gal Lakeway
                                                                                                          Hi, my name is Claudia and I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. I had the privilege to live on a big property in Lima and be surrounded by many different animals including dogs, cats, bird, llamas, and snakes. When I moved to Texas, I decided to continue my love for animals; however, it […]
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                                                                                                            Shelbie C.
                                                                                                            Shelbie C.Pet Gal Austin
                                                                                                            Hi, I’m Shelbie! I grew up caring for farm animals, and I have years of experience handling cats and dogs. Spending time with animals and getting to know their personalities brings me joy! At home, I have two kitties who love to play and watch birds out the window. I look forward to meeting your […]
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                                                                                                              Ginger A.
                                                                                                              Ginger A.Pet Gal Cedar Park
                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                Lesley M.
                                                                                                                Lesley M.Pet Gal Central Austin
                                                                                                                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 how […]
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                                                                                                                  Lindsey O.
                                                                                                                  Lindsey O.Pet Gal Leander
                                                                                                                  I was born and raised in the great city of Austin and now reside in Leander with my wonderful husband, my precious little girl Kenzie and our 4 amazing dogs/babies. I also serve in leadership with other non-profit animal organizations, so it is my whole world and passion. I know the feeling of wanting to […]
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                                                                                                                    Bre C.
                                                                                                                    Bre C.Pet Gal Kona
                                                                                                                    Hey there pet parents! My name is Bre! I’ve spent most of my life right in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. This island has always been my home. I live with my fiance and my doxie/terrier (Freddie) and my large black cat (Hades). Taking care of animals gives me a passion and a drive that I haven’t known […]
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                                                                                                                      Nancy E.
                                                                                                                      Nancy E.Pet Gal Colorado Springs
                                                                                                                      Hi, I’m Nancy Ellis and I have lived all over the United States except for the Pacific Northwest. I am originally from New Jersey and have lived in Colorado Springs for 16 years. I worked for Merrill Lynch for 15 years and now have my own photography business. I have an eight year old Golden […]
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                                                                                                                        Suzy E.
                                                                                                                        Suzy E.Pet Gal Round Rock
                                                                                                                        My name is Suzy Elledge. My love for pets is what sparked me to enter the wonderful world of pet sitting and dog walking. As a kid, I grew up with a household of furry friends – from lots of cats and dogs to having had bunnies at one time! I completely understand how much […]
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                                                                                                                          Jennifer I.
                                                                                                                          Jennifer I.Scheduler
                                                                                                                          The Pet Gal’s first full-time employee, Jennifer, is a Wisconsin native, animal-loving, country girl at heart. Growing up on her family’s pig farm, she had every type of pet in her house from their family dog, Jake, to multiple hamsters, and even turtles! Jennifer remembers weekend trips to her aunt’s house where she would spend […]
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                                                                                                                            Jasmine H.
                                                                                                                            Jasmine H.Pet Gal South Austin
                                                                                                                            Certifications and Continued Education: Pet CPR and First Aid Training – renewed annually Canine Body Language – 3.5 hours – K9Workingmind, Training by Tara
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                                                                                                                              Holly A.
                                                                                                                              Holly A.Pet Gal Leander
                                                                                                                              Hi! I’m Holly and I grew up about 3 hours south of Dallas. I am a single mom of 2 daughters Gabriella (19) and Cameron (17) a. I have a license as an occupational therapy assistant. Currently in my home we have 3 cats – Lola(8),Ginger (16),Oliver (1) and a pet dog Named Ari (5) […]
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