The Pet Care Professionals

Our Team



Founder

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.”

Carrie Rogers
Carrie RogersDog Handler
JOINED MDP: November 2018

HOMETOWN: Sandwich, IL

PETS: 3 Dogs, 6 cats 1 bird and a lot of pigs

“I have lived on a farm in Sandwich my entire life, I have always loved animals and I am planning on becoming a Vet Tech.”

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

FAVORITE CHARITY: It’s a Pitty

“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

FAVORITE CHARITY: Newman Nation

“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!”

Hailey Warren
Hailey WarrenDog Walker & Pet Sitter
JOINED MDP: March 2019

HOMETOWN: Somonauk, IL

PETS: 1 dog, a cat, a bunny & a hamster

“I love to work with animals and would like to rescue animals in the future.”

Julie Johnson
Julie JohnsonPet Sitter
JOINED MDP: July 2018

HOMETOWN: Plano, IL

PETS: 2 Dogs Hanna and Sherlock

“Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration but recently decided to fulfill my dreams working with animals. I truly enjoy the company of pets and providing peace of mind and care for your four legged family members.”

Deb Bartholomew
Deb BartholomewPet Sitter
JOINED MDP: June 2017

HOMETOWN: Yorkville, IL

PETS: Lucy (Bichon ) Katie (Kitty Cat)

FAVORITE CHARITY: Kendall County Animal Shelter, all rescues and shelters

“I recently retired from my full time job and decided to do what I love, taking care of animals. I love spending quality time walking, sitting and playing with the fur babies. I spend my spare time learning more about animals, golf and gardening.”

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

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.”