Our Story

PawSau Pet Sitters started in March of 2017 when a friend asked if we wanted to watch cats over a weekend.  Soon after, that friend referred us to another friend, and as of  2019, we’ve cared for over 150 households in Central Wisconsin and have expanded to eight Pet Care Specialists and two Co-Owners.

We have over 90 five star reviews on Facebook which we would love you to read here.   After all, there’s no better recommendation than your friends and neighbors, right here in Central Wisconsin.

We care for just about any domesticated animal you can think of, including farm animals such as horses, chickens, goats and sheep.  From puppies to Super Seniors, Health Nuts to Medicated Couch Hoggers, we promise to provide complete, focused care while respecting your privacy and personal space.

Meet the Team!

Shannon Thomas, CPPS
Owner, Office Manager and Pet Care Specialist

Hi, I’m Shannon!  I’m the Co-Owner and Office Manager of PawSau Pet Sitters. I manage our team from my Victorian home by Marathon Park. When you e-mail, call or set up a new client meeting with us, I’m the one you’ll meet.

I’m a Certified Professional Pet Sitter through Pet Sitters International, and am fortunate enough to dedicate my work to pets full time. My role in the company is support to our human clients and assist our Pet Care Specialists.

I’m the mom to one 15 year old boy and engaged to PawSau’s Co-Owner and Pet Care Manager, Breydan.  We have a house of rescued pets; cats, dogs, rats and guinea pigs. In my free time I volunteer, cook and bake, read and enjoy a good True Crime podcast

Breydan Goebel
Owner, Pet Care Manager and Pet Care Specialist

Hi, I’m Breydan!  I’m the Co-Owner and Pet Care Manager of PawSau Pet Sitters.  I have been with the company since March of 2018, and am engaged to the Boss Lady, Shannon.  I’m a full time Pet Care Specialist, providing care six days a week for a wide variety of domesticated animals.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and years of experience in security.   I love working with all types of animals and seem to have a talent for befriending those with anxiety or aggression issues.

At home, we have dogs, cats, rats and guinea pigs.  In my free time, I enjoy working on our Victorian home and playing video games.

Emily Champine
Pet Care Specialist

Hi everyone! I’m Emily.

For me, animals are life. I have three cats of my own- Gotham, Arkham and Oracle. I’m blessed to be a part of this amazing team. I love all animals big or small and I love teaching my son to do the same. My husband has been my biggest supporter and cheered me on in taking this new endeavor on.

My love of all animals doesn’t stop there! I am also the Volunteer & Event Coordinator at the Humane Society of Marathon County. The things I have learned in my position at HSMC have prepared me for all types of scenarios to keep your pets safe, happy and healthy!

I’m honored to have the opportunity to take care of your fur, feathered and scaly babies!

Nicole Radtke
Pet Care Specialist

Hello, my name is Nicole and I am thrilled to be a Pawsau Pet Sitter!

I’ve grown up around animals and through the years my passion for animals has continued to grow.

I’m going to school to become a Veterinary Technician and then transferring to pursue a career as a Veterinarian.

I currently own two bunnies, a rat and a 150 pound dog named  Bella.

I’m experienced in taking care of mainly furry small animals like hamsters, bunnies, guinea pigs etc. as well as the more common pets like dogs and cats. I’m not familiar with reptiles or farm animals but I’m always willing to learn!

I am looking forward to taking care of your pets in the near future.

Valerie Bastian
Pet Care Specialist

Hi, my name is Valerie!  I’m a Correctional Officer for Lincoln Hills School, and have assisted the PawSau Pet Sitters for over two years.

For as long as I can remember I have had a passion for animals, and have always had pets of my own and watched them for other people as well to ensure they’re getting the best care possible when their owners are away.

I currently have a cat,  Meowilyn Monroe and a Golden Retriever named Maggie.

I am most experienced with small animals such as dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, etc. but am always willing to learn! I am also well versed when it comes to administering medications to animals that may need it, and giving older pets and pets with special needs the extra care they require.


Sarah Joss
Pet Care Specialist

Hello! My name is Sarah and I have been a PawSau Pet Sitter for over two years.

I love animals of all kinds (well, snakes are questionable). Growing up as a child, my family always had a dog, and when my children were young we always had animals … dogs, cats, birds, rats, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, we even had a mini horse, donkey, goats and pigs at one time.  So I definitely had have had my share of caring for and establishing my love for animals.

My partner is the owner of “The Bark Academy”, her dog training business where she works mostly with dogs with anxiety/behaviors, so we always have multiple dogs around us.

I love animals and I will care for your pet with the love and consideration that I would give to my own.

Ayla Hakes
Pet Care Specialist

Hi, I’m Ayla!   I love all the pets small and big alike.

I’ve always had a small pack of animals of my own from rodents to horses and in between. I have a passion for helping and caring for all animals in need or otherwise.

Bully breeds, timid/aggressive/special needs animals, especially hold a dear place in my heart.

I’m currently  a momma to two human babies along with a needy pitty named Jaxson, an energetic Lab mix named Skyler, and a lovely mixed breed named Daisy as well as Lima the cranky parakeet.

Nicole Guite
Pet Care Specialist

Hi, my name is Nicole Guite!  I have been a client with PawSau Pet Sitters since 2018 and am thrilled to join the Pet Care Specialist team!

Being able to give other pet owners the same amazing care my dogs have received for over a year is truly special to me.

I have owned dogs my entire life – my pack currently consists of 3 wonderful dogs, a black lab and two maltipoos.  For several years, I worked at a guide dog school in New York, where I helped volunteers train and socialize puppies destined to become guide dogs for the blind.  Personally, I have raised 14 puppies for service work.  I also taught obedience classes for several years in Wausau.

Your pets are an extension of my pet family and I look forward to taking care of them and showering them with love!


Let’s meet yours!

We would love to come to your home for a complimentary meeting.
Let us know what services and dates you’re interested in, and we’ll arrange a time to meet!


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