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 2,000 happy clients supported by more than 30 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 and Colorado Springs. 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 pet. We believe in creating a guilt-free experience for our clients when they’re apart from their pet. 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 $1 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 prior to 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 Gore
Danielle GorePet Gal
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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    Jennifer Immel
    Jennifer ImmelPet Gal & Scheduler
    If you are looking for someone to be there and spoil your pet with love when you have to be away, I’m your gal! I’m a huge animal lover who’s come all the way from Wisconsin to my new home in Round Rock, TX. The special girl in my life is a lab-mix named Callie. […]
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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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        Tabitha Galeana
        Tabitha GaleanaPet Gal
        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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          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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            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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              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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                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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                  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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                    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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                      Tammie Brandon
                      Tammie BrandonPet Gal
                      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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                        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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                          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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                            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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                              Kathleen Standefer
                              Kathleen StandeferPet Gal
                              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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                                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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                                  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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                                    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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                                      Debbie MacCarroll
                                      Debbie MacCarrollPet Gal
                                      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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                                        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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                                          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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                                            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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                                              Lindsey Ortiz
                                              Lindsey OrtizPet Gal
                                              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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                                                Amy Thomas
                                                Amy ThomasPet Gal
                                                Hi, my name is Amy! I am a native of Colorado Springs, and I love pets! My cat, Boo, is 14 years old. Boo likes to play fetch and cuddle. I work full time at a software company, and I am just about finished with my master’s degree in organizational psychology. July can’t get here […]
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                                                  Beth Kirtley
                                                  Beth KirtleyPet Gal
                                                  I moved to Austin in May of 2016 from Louisville, Kentucky with my husband and 6 rescue pups. My love for all animals has been strong since a very early age. I can remember like it was yesterday, dressing up our pups and cats in all my cabbage patch doll clothes and pushing them around […]
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