The Team

April, Vino and Lola
April, Vino and Lola

April Long – Owner and Pet Lover

I worked as a springboard and platform diving coach for the past 12 years in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  My true passion has always been pets.  I have had pets in my life since the day I was born.  I have now moved to Austin and am following my dream of owning my own business loving and caring for pets in the community.

For as long as I can remember, I loved animals.  I would sit in my backyard in Amarillo, Texas and just talk to all the animals on our land.  I named all our cows, brought carrots out to the bunnies, and watch all the different birds chirp back and forth to each other.  As I grew older, I started volunteering at local pet stores to help set up kennels and bathe the animals to get them ready for adoption.

When I am not working with animals, I still enjoy coaching.  I also love to spend time on Lake Austin wake surfing.  My boyfriend and I have two Chihuahuas who believe that they are as big as any other dog out there.  Lola is the girl and Vino is the boy Chihuahua.  They are so fun and loving to everyone they meet.  They are my babies.

Wag Westlake started a couple of years ago with a simple goal; To love your pets as much as we love ours! A few years later, we have a great team of pet care professionals, have reached almost 100 clients and are growing each month.

Thank you all for your business, for allowing us into your homes, your families and especially for trusting us with your precious pets!

I read a quote one day that really stuck with me.  “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.”  I believe this to be true with all pets.  Coming home from a long day of work just to have your pet so incredibly happy to see you, is a joy that can’t be replaced.  I strive to give all my clients a piece of mind.  Knowing that Wag Westlake will care for and love your pets as we do our own.

Pet Care Team

Gabriel Kesler

My name is Gabe and I was born and raised in right here in Westlake!

I have a 3-year-old half husky and half wolf (Riggins) that means the world to me. I love dog and love fitness. I believe in living an active/healthy lifestyle and chasing your dreams whatever they may be…

I look forward to loving your pets as I love mine.

Bethany, Sophie and Leo

Growing up in East Texas after moving from Dallas, my family always had pets—cats, dogs, bunnies and even a mouse. In 2009, my mom adopted a Coton de Tulear. Because she traveled a lot for work, I started pet sitting for her. From there I went to work for a professional pet sitting company in 2012, and I’ve been caring for other people’s fur babies ever since.

We’ve always had cats and dogs, but currently have two Cotons de Tulear, Sophie and Leo.

I take care of your fur babies as if they were my own.

My specialty is overnights.


Jessica has had a deep passion and love for animals that have been driving forces in her life since early childhood.

She started professionally getting working with animals in 2006 and continued to pursue her interest in the veterinary field for several years.

She eventually started pet sitting on the side in 2010 and shortly after that began doing animal communication.

Aside from her love of animals Jessica is is an elemental sensualist, dancer, and artist. She inspires joy and love into the hearts of every human and animal she meets.