The Pet Care Professionals

Our Team


Lanette Yingling

EXPERIENCE: Previously worked at an emergency vet clinic, pet store, Cosley Animal Farm, Brookfield Zoo’s Children’s Zoo

EDUCATION: BS in Biology and an Environmental Science minor from Northern Illinois University

HOMETOWN: Sandwich

PETS: Maggie (Golden Retriever), Roo (Podenco), Sonny (cat), Doc (horse), and a canary

FAVORITE CHARITIES: Willowbrook Wildlife, Wild Tails, Kendall County Animal Control

“My goal is to be as knowledgeable as I can about all aspects of animal care and to provide the best possible care for your furry (or scaly!) family members.”

Linda Race
Linda RaceOffice Manager
JOINED MDP: June 2012

HOMETOWN: Somonauk

PETS: Aleena Lee (Aussie Mix), Stark (Border Collie), and three cats (Miss Kitty Meow Meow, Michael Westen, Jessie Porter)

FAVORITE CHARITY: Best Friends Animal Society

“Animals have always been a part of my life and I’m truly fascinated with animal behavior and body language. I love our fur-ever growing family at work and here at home.”

Michelle Piotrowski
Michelle PiotrowskiDog Handler
JOINED MDP: November 2018

HOMETOWN: Sandwich, IL

PETS: 3 Dogs (Tibetan Spaniel, Black Lab Mix, and a RedCoon Hound), a bearded dragon, and a rabbit

FAVORITE CHARITY: Best Friends Animal Society

“Growing up we always had animals in our house. In fact, I wanted to be a zoologist when I was a child. I love kayaking and taking my dogs for a hike.”

Matt Roberts
Matt RobertsDog Handler
JOINED MDP: January 2019

HOMETOWN: Yorkville, IL

PETS: None anymore, but I spend all day with your pets.

FAVORITE CHARITY: American Civil Liberties Union

“I love animals because of how genuine and validating they are. If you’re ever looking for me at a party, I’m probably hanging out with the dog.”

Deb Samuels
Deb SamuelsDog Handler
JOINED MDP: August 2018

HOMETOWN: Sandwich, IL

PETS: 1 Dog – Great Pyrenees/hound mix named Maverick

“I have been around animals my whole life. They are my passion along with family and friends.”

Harmoni ML Vincent
Harmoni ML Vincent Dog Handler
JOINED MDP: March 2019

HOMETOWN: Sandwich, IL

PETS: Marley a cat & Spike a snake


“I have always had some form of a fur baby! Animals are an important part of my life!”

Melanie Vegrzyn
Melanie VegrzynDog Walker
JOINED MDP: July 2018

HOMETOWN: Sandwich, IL

PETS: 3 Rescue dogs; Angus, Barney and Scampi


“I live in Sandwich with my husband and daughter and our 3 dogs. I have 2 college age boys and a daughter in Chicago. I just love animals and I treat every animal as my own!”

Jenna Guthrie
Jenna GuthrieDog Walker

HOMETOWN: Lake Holiday

PETS: 2 Dogs, Reagan & Truman

FAVORITE CHARITY: Tails Humane Society

“Living out my dream of working with animals. I love living by the water in Lake Holiday. I also love art, pottery & interior design. I grew up in Byron, IL.”

Anna Davies
Anna DaviesDog Walker & Pet Sitter
JOINED MDP: March 2016

HOMETOWN: Lake Holiday

PETS: Mixed Black Lab; Gracie AKA Princess Grace

FAVORITE CHARITY: Best Friends Sanctuary

“I am newly retired, I love dogs and enjoy walking. Perfect combination for this phase of my life. I treat our clients’ dogs like I would my own.”

Jessica Plante
Jessica PlanteSummer Dog Walker & Pet Sitter
JOINED MDP: June 2017

HOMETOWN: Somonauk

PETS: Knox (Cattle Dog Mix)

“Since adopting Toby two years ago, I have become obsessed with taking dog training classes, reading up on dog behavior, and learning about everything dog related! I love walking, so getting to walk with a dog is even better.”

Annie Reaves
Annie ReavesDog Handler


PETS: 3 Dogs; Buddy,Brandy & Dexter, 2 Cats; Lulu and Mavis and 2 Guinea pigs; Peanut and Panda

FAVORITE CHARITY: Barn on Baseline Animal Shelter

“I have a love for all things Dog! My favorite activities are dog training and hiking with my 3 dogs!”