About The Pet Gal | The Pet Gal

Who we are

The Pet Gal is the top rated, most trusted and caring professional pet care provider in town. 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

Audrey Starks
Audrey StarksPet Gal
Hello animal enthusiasts! My name is Audrey and I’ve been living in Austin for about five years now. I just graduated from Texas State and will be starting a teaching certification program soon! I also received my certification from The Pet Gal Academy in understanding dog behavior and reading dog body language. My boyfriend and I have a […]
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    Ann Evans
    Ann EvansPet Gal
    My name is Pet Gal Ann and I will be servicing the Georgetown/ Round Rock area. I have been a vegetarian for 35 years- ( so the piggies and bunnies can relax!) and I believe in natural remedies for myself and my pets whenever possible. I also work in the fitness industry coaching strength and […]
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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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        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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          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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            Gina Molitor
            Gina MolitorPet Gal
            Originally from the midwest, I have been a lifelong pet momma– from gerbils to the family dog as a child, to cats as a single gal through college and my working career, then raising two pooches from pups during my 20-year marriage. Our sixteen-year-old Pekingese-Shih Tzu, Buddy, is thankfully still perky, healthy and oh so […]
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              Suzy Elledge
              Suzy ElledgePet Gal
              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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                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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                  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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                    Chrissy Hopkins
                    Chrissy HopkinsPet Gal
                    I was born and raised in Austin and remember when it used to be a small town. I am fortunate to still live in this great city with my husband, 11 year old daughter, and our rescue cat Orange Kitty. I’ve been a teacher for 18 years and love watching how much my students grow […]
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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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                        Lynsi McCarthur
                        Lynsi McCarthurPet Gal
                        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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                          Susan Smith
                          Susan SmithPet Gal
                          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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                            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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                              Jess Osgood
                              Jess OsgoodPet Gal
                              I consider myself extremely fortunate, because there has never been a time in my life when I was not surrounded by animals. I grew up in beautiful Upstate New York in a home that always had dogs, cats, and other smaller critters, supplemented by the injured (and not injured) birds, toads, mice and other assorted […]
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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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                                  Renee Auguste
                                  Renee AugustePet Gal
                                  Growing up in Southern California, I had the opportunity to work with, care for, and be the pet mommy to, many fuzzy children. I volunteered at the Lang Foundation for homeless-domestic dogs and cats, and also The Wildlife Waystation. Then, joyfully, for four years, I worked at the Santa Barbara Zoo where I cared and […]
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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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                                      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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                                        Siobhan McClafferty
                                        Siobhan McClaffertyPet Gal
                                        My name is Siobhan, I am an Irish pet lover who has just recently moved to Austin, Texas. I have traveled extensively throughout the world, living in Ireland, Austrailia, Los Angeles, Spain and most recently, Chicago. I feel the Texas people are very like the Irish, friendly and welcoming… for that reason, I felt right […]
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