My Team 2018-02-20T18:01:48+00:00

The Pet Professionals

Our Team

Lanette Yingling
Lanette YinglingFOUNDER

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.”

Anna Davis

EXPERIENCE: Two years with Mid-Day Play. Retired from nearly three decades in the logistics industry.

HOMETOWN: Lake Holiday

PETS: Gracie (Mixed Black Lab)

FAVORITE CHARITY: Best Friends Animal Society

“I am newly retired. I love dogs and enjoy walking. It’s the perfect combination for this phase of my life. I love what I do. I treat our clients’ dogs like I would my own.”

Kim Young

EXPERIENCE: 2 years at Mid-Day Play

HOMETOWN: Rural Sandwich

PETS: Three dogs, two cats, one horse, nine chickens, two mules

FAVORITE CHARITY: Any that help out animals!

“I have been an animal lover my entire life. I have been breeding Boxers for 20 years now and that is my passion. I also enjoy riding my horse and mules every chance I get. I love being outdoors with all of my fur babies. My dogs are my kids and my best friends.”

Linda Race

EXPERIENCE: 6 years with Mid-Day Play

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.”

Angela Murray

EXPERIENCE: Over 20 years of experience teaching pet obedience classes, private lessons and working with canine behavioral problems.

EDUCATION & TRAINING: Certified in Principles and Techniques of Canine Behavior Modification from Purdue University, CPR certified for dogs and cats from both the Red Cross and Pet Tech.

“I have conducted observational canine research at Wolf Park in Battle Ground, IN and have completed courses in Dog Sledding, Animal Tracking, and Psychology. I also provide continuing education units through seminars and classes for my peers.”

Rylie Schrek

EXPERIENCE: New to Mid-Day Play, previously at Timber Edge Horse Farm

EDUCATION & TRAINING: Student at Kishwaukee College

HOMETOWN: Shabbona

PETS: Four dogs, five horses, three cats


“Hello, I am one of the dog handlers at Mid-Day Play and I love it! I have four dogs myself, all Australian Shepherds and Blue Heelers. I live on a farm with my family in Shabbona and I am currently a student at Kishwaukee College.”

Jessica Plante

EXPERIENCE: Dog foster care

HOMETOWN: Somonauk

PETS: Toby (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.”

Amber Delo

EDUCATION & TRAINING: BS in Kinesiology, over a decade of Navy service

HOMETOWN: Lake Holiday

PETS: Faith (Rescued Pit Bull mix) and two cats (Daisy, Stella)

“I have been bringing Faith to Mid-Day Play for about five years and she has always received the absolute highest level of care! Rest assured, I will take care to your fur babies and take care of them as if they were my own!”

Kait Fowler

EXPERIENCE: New to Mid-Day Play, previously owned a dog walking and pet sitting service in the UK

EDUCATION & TRAINING: Courses in Dog Behavior and Dog Psychology

HOMETOWN: Lake Holiday (Originally from the UK)

PETS: Poppy the cat, Dexter (Weimarott), Cato (Chipinsu)

FAVORITE CHARITY: RSPCA (Britain’s version of the ASPCA)

“Working for Mid-Day Play is my dream job! I get to work with dogs every day and treat them all as if they are my own. I love their quirky personalities and the affection each dog brings. I get very happy when I can steal a kiss and a cuddle!”

Jacque Worthington
Jacque WorthingtonDOG WALKER

EXPERIENCE: 6 months with Mid-Day Play

HOMETOWN: Sandwich side of Lake Holiday

PETS: Kiana (Jack Russel Terrier)

FAVORITE CHARITY: Best Friend Animal Society

“What’s there really to say about me besides I like to have fun and enjoy working and getting to know animals and their unique personalities.”

Brian McGuire

EXPERIENCE: New to Mid-Day Play

HOMETOWN: Sandwich

PETS: One Boa Constrictor

FAVORITE CHARITY: Best Friends Animal Society

“I have always loved animals and I wanted to be a Zoo Keeper when I was little. I started working as a groomer in 2017 and have been working with dogs ever since and loving it! I wake up excited to go to work!”

Leslie Byrne

EXPERIENCE: Started at Mid-Day Play February of 2018

HOMETOWN: Sandwich

PETS: 3 cats and 4 chickens

FAVORITE CHARITY: World Wildlife Federation

“Love all animals!! Enjoy spending time with my pets and my kids. Love reading, dancing and jewelry.”