With over thirty-year’s experience owning and working with both dogs and cats, Katie joined Wagg’nPurr in August of 2014. She quickly became a valued member of our team and now manages daily operations.
Formerly, she worked with the Arizona Humane Society and was promoted from Adoption Counselor to Shelter Coordinator, due to her outstanding dedication to the well-being of the animals in her care. In 2013, she moved with her family to the Brushy Creek area to be closer to her husband’s family. She received her B.S. in Journalism from the University of Portland and uses this foundation to provide excellent communication to our clients and her organizational aptitude to provide the best possible care for the family members in her care.
Currently, her furry brood includes: Buddy, a 4 year old, terrier/beagle mix; Maggie, a 10 year old brown/black tabby; and, Hazel, an 11 year old cow kitty. She shares the love of her pets with her 13 year old son and her husband, David. Katie provides her nurturing care in the western Round Rock/Avery Ranch area.
Originally from Philadelphia, Betty spent most of her adult life in Indiana helping many people, working as a nurse. After retiring from nursing, she moved to Round Rock to be closer to her son, daughter-in-law and grandson. Being in Round Rock for the last six years, Betty has really come to enjoy the area and the time spent with her family. Betty has owned pets, large and small, her entire life and is currently owned by two mature female cats and a middle-aged Pug named Charlie – who is definitely a big part of her family. She recently adopted a found stray that her grandson named jack. Betty is excited to bring her nurturing personality to the Wagg’nPurr Family and is looking forward to providing excellent service to Northeast Round Rock!
Candy moved to Round Rock, from the San Francisco, California area, fall of 2015 with her husband and three furry babies. Although Candy has spent the majority of the past fifteen years in California, she grew up in Minnesota and is a Midwest gal at heart. She has cared for friends and neighbor’s pets for years. She has an incredible ability to put pets at ease during stressful situations and her attention to details make her a great fit for our pet sitting team. Candy has a special soft spot in her heart for senior pets. She has taken in several pets during their “golden years” and has gone above and beyond to ensure they have had incredible lives till the end. Candy’s current furry crew includes three kitties, Callie, Muffin and Biscuit. She’s looking forward to adding a rescue dog soon!
After 30 years in government service in the Dallas area, Kim retired and moved to Round Rock in 2013 to be an in-town grandmother. She is an avid pet lover and a "doggie grandma" to five dogs ranging from 8 to 98 pounds. She definitely knows what it's like to need someone you can trust to care for a pet family while meeting work or travel obligations. Kim enjoys spoiling the fur babies in the Northwest area of Round Rock.
Karen retired to Round Rock in 2004 after 20 years of federal government service. Her last government posting was Mexico City, and she drove north to Round Rock with two cats in the backseat of a very small car. Those two cats have since moved on to the Rainbow Bridge, but there has been no shortage of animals in her life. Karen presently lives with three cats - Joy, who is blind and deaf - Minnie, who is fat and cuddly - and handsome tiger striped cat Fred, who is three.
In past years, Karen has walked dogs, washed bedding, and cleaned cat cages at the county shelter. For the past three years, she has fostered many litters of kittens helping them grow from wee balls of fluff to happy, healthy adoptable kittens. She has always been available to tend to friends’ pets when the need arises. Karen is passionate about animal care and well-being and looks forward to caring for your fur-babies.
Susan is originally from Hawaii, but moved to the great state of Texas in 1989. She's enjoyed a career of customer service as a pharmacy technician for 25 years. Her love of all animals began when she was very young and she's had the pleasure of raising dogs, cats, chickens, horses, goats, sheep, pigs, donkeys, peacocks, ducks, rabbits, Guinea pigs, fish, mice and even a mongoose!! She would love to have the opportunity to care, share and play with your furry, feathered or finned loved ones!
Julia is originally from Texas, but she spent 30 years in the Midwest where she worked for a few years as a computer programmer. She was also privileged to enjoy staying at home with her three children and variety of pets.
Julia returned to East Texas in 2014 with her 9-year-old Eskimo Mix pup, Wubbie, and 22-year-old tabby, Miss Kitty. She lost both in a matter of months, but she has since welcomed 5 precious cats (1 at a time!) into her home: Arwen, Jax, Biscuit, Bobbo, and Bernadette. She loaded everyone up and brought them to Round Rock in early 2018. She is thrilled that her kitty family seems quite happy here! Her adult children live in Chicago, New Orleans, and Oakland, so Julia knows firsthand what it's like to leave her cats in someone else's care.
Julia has occasionally worked as a substitute teacher and sold ladies' retail. However, she much prefers the company of animals, whether they be dogs, cats, birds or fish. She also finds reptiles fascinating and would be delighted to care for one. She is very much hoping to provide the same excellent service to you that she herself has come to expect.