The History and The Owners


Linda Waggoner established Wagg’nPurr Pet Sitters in 2007 to provide service to other animal lovers who needed in-home care for their pets. She built a loyal following of clients by providing exceptional care for pets while their parents are away at work or on vacation. When Linda retired in May 2010, she transferred ownership to Joanna and Joe Ternus, who continue the tradition of dedicated pet care.

Joanna and Joe Ternus

Joanna and Joe Ternus

Joanna and Joe Ternus, both native Austinites, moved to Round Rock in 1997. After a few years of working in a cubicle (aka the human crate), Joanna was ready for change. Her passion had always been her pets. Joanna began working at Great Oaks Animal Hospital in December 2000 to pursue a career nurturing pets and assisting the families who love them. She made many two and four-legged friends in her 10-years of service.  Every day brought new faces, challenges and inspiration. Her love for helping pets and their people flourished.  She concluded her time with Great Oaks in May 2010 to devote her full attention to Wagg’nPurr Pet Sitters. Joe handles the day-to-day marketing and business operations as well as providing occasional pet care. Both Joanna and Joe are Pet First Aid and CPR certified.  

Joanna and Joe are proud parents of a 8 year-old daughter and enjoy sharing their love and responsibility for pets with her. They love to spend their free time hiking and camping.  They are also the parents of two dogs and three cats — Wilbur, a handsome, spoiled Rat Terrier; Lola, a Chiweenie, a sweet snuggle bug found wandering the streets on Christmas night; Grandmother’s precious kitties:  Rosetta and Chula; and Bumble, a rescue from Sonic drive-in. Bumble still craves the occasional chili cheese tot!