About Us


Each K9 Caregiver has been chosen for their passion, which is proven through educational courses, workshops, volunteerism, and previous work experience.  They are highly trained in understanding and managing dogs and group dynamics.  In addition, all K9 Caregivers hold their Pet First Aid Certificate.


Our Pledge.

To give our client’s dogs the utmost care for their safety and well being by constantly educating ourselves in the most current scientific information on dog behaviour and group management skills.


Raising the Bar with a Higher Standard of Care


Owner ~ Jamie Patterson


Kelsey ~ Manager & Trainer

Kelsey has been with K9HQ since October 2012. She was born and raised in Victoria and has always had a passion for dogs. Her experience consists of in-home pet sitting, group dog walking, volunteering for the SPCA and fostering  orphaned puppies. At home Kelsey lives with her two rescue dogs Chia & Kasey, who always make her smile. Kelsey holds a Diploma in Exercise & Wellness from Camosun.

Kelsey is certified in DogSafe Canine First Aid, and holds a Certificate for Training & Counselling (CTC) from The Academy for Dog Trainers. 

 Kaylyn ~ K9 Caregiver

Kaylyn has been with K9HQ since March 2018. Bio coming soon!

Justine ~ K9 Caregiver

Justine has been with K9HQ since September 2016. She was born and raised in Ontario but moved to the Island in 2012 to study social work at VIU in Nanaimo. She has a huge passion for all animals and has 2 dogs and 3 cats of her own. Pictured with her is her dogs, Noah and Millie. She also has experience working in a grooming salon and a pet store and eventually wants to start working with therapy dogs. We are excited to have Justine a part of the K9HQ team!




Megan ~ Asst. Manager & Asst. Trainer 

Megan started with K9HQ in June 2014. Pictured with Megan is her 7 year old Chocolate Lab, Timber. Her most recent adoption is Mya, her sweet St Bernard pup. Meg was born and raised in Victoria and attended Camosun College for a year, where she studied Psychology. Megan also is a Gymnastic coach for kids on the weekends at Lions Pride Gymnastics. We are excited to have Meg part of the team. Meg also does in-home boarding.
Meg is certified in DogSafe Canine First Aid.

Amber – K9 Caregiver

Kelsey has been with K9HQ since April 2018. Bio coming soon!

Amber is certified in Dogsafe Canine First Aid.


Paige ~ K9 Caregiver

Megan started with K9HQ in February 2018. Bio coming soon!

Paige is certified in DogSafe Canine First Aid.

Karren ~ Groomer

Karren joined K9HQ in April 2016. She has been grooming dogs since she was 18 years old. Before coming here she worked at Pet’s Choice in Langford for over 15 years. When Pet’s Choice closed down, Karren knew she wanted to continue grooming dogs, and felt that K9HQ would be a great place to move her clientele to. She enjoys grooming dogs of all breeds and sizes. Karren is married with 2 sons and 2 grandsons. Besides grooming dogs, Karren likes relaxing at her home in Sooke and walking along the beach with her Bichon/Maltese cross, Ozzie. She enjoys working with her family of fellow dog lovers, and we are excited to have Karren part of the K9HQ team!

Founder – Deborah Sanders.