These are the wonderful faces who have a hand in the day-to-day functions of taking care every dog who uses our services. We carefully hand pick each individual who represents our values in order to exceed your expectations when it comes to customer service. We are proud to be black owned & woman owned.


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    Tara Robertson

    My name is Tara. I have been working in the animal care field for over 20 years experience. Half of my experience consists of assisting veterinarians, and the other half managing kennels and my own pet care business. I have a passion for animals of all kinds. I take pride in what I do and the services I provide. With an array of animal knowledge from many angles, I aim to cater to each individual pet to make sure they get the care they need.

Meet the Staff

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    Sundiata Williamson

    My name is Sundiata Williamson, and I’m a proud manager at PupStars. I've been with the PupStars family since late 2018, and I have always loved and respected all kinds of animals.

    My own dog Xinny is seven years old as of 2022, and she’s the first dog I’ve had the chance to call a family member, and it has absolutely been the best decision I’ve made. A fun fact about her is that she has a minimum of seven different veggies in her bowl every day, along with supplements and a different kind of meat every week! Caring for her has been an experience I’ll never forget, and one I look forward to continuing. 

    A little more about me…I was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, my favorite movie is Interstellar, my favorite TV show is Avatar the Last Airbender, and my favorite animals are dogs!

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    Elmer Paz

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    Yasmine Thompson

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    Marcos Meraz

    I'm from Chicago Illinois born and raised.  3 things about me is i'm outgoing, love dogs and love to learn new things.  I love to play video games.  1 big goal of mine is to maybe open up my own dog daycare facility in some future.

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    Khalil Crump

    Hi my name is Khalil! 

    I'm proud to be a new member of the PupStars team! I've grown up around pets my whole life and absolutely love the joy animals bring.  I currently have a pet cat names Mars.

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    Lindsey Dianocki

    I joined the PupStars team in January 2023.  I grew up just north of Chicago.  I have worked in various ends of the pet industry, primarily in retail, sales, marketing, and e-commerce.  I currently have two dogs.  Bella is a 14-year-old pitty who I rescued when I lived in Philly.  She taught me what it means to be a dog momma.  Caia is a 2-year-old Rottweiler who knows how to open the refrigerator on her own and keeps me on my toes. 


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Vet's Assistant

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    Hi, I'm Joyce I am from an animal-loving family.   I went to school and became a vet's assistant at 20 years old.  I now have a variety of animals all rescues.  I have birds, cats, dogs, fish, and a turtle.  I've had everything from snakes to pet rats,  My daughters were allowed to have any pet they desired because I enjoyed them as much as they did, maybe more.  A preschool teacher used to bring her class to my house so they could dance and talk to my cockatoo.  I love animals of all kinds. My mom once told me that all humans are born with a chance but some animals are born with no chance at all.  I just want to make sure more animals get a chance at a great life like us.


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    Mary Kate


    My name is Mary Kate, born and part-time raised in Dallas, Texas, and moved up north to the Chicago ‘burbs for high school and attended and graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2018 and have been in the city since!

    I have always had a love for nature and animals since I was little. Growing up with Three chihuahuas and now a cat mom to three amazing kitties!

    I interned and volunteered at PAWS Chicago during college as an adoption counselor and kennel staff. I have also worked at a major animal hospital, walked dogs and pet sat!

    I love caring for animals and can’t wait to love on your furry friends at PupStars!


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