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 / Dog 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!

Emily ~ Assistant Manager

Emily has worked with us at K9HQ since June 2018. She has always felt a strong connection with animals and has worked with turtles, birds and species at risk in a conservation capacity and has also worked at a veterinary clinic. She is working towards a degree in biology and hopes to continue working with animals throughout her career. Emily was inspired to work with dogs after helping her newly adopted rescue puppy, Nala (in picture), develop past barriers she was given in life. We are thrilled to have Emily a part of the K9HQ team!

Emily is certified in DogSafe Canine First Aid.


Somer ~ K9 Caregiver 

Somer has been with K9HQ since September 2018. She has grown up in Metchosin surrounded by nature and animals. As a youngster her family would take her to Wild Arc where she realized how much she cared for animals and their well being. She has always had dogs and truly loves them. Somer is amazed at the bond that can be created with and animal that you can’t actually speak with. Dogs have a special place in her heart because of their unique personalities and character traits. Somer enjoys getting to know all of the dogs at K9HQ and loves having a job that she looks forward to each and every morning. We are excited to have her a part of our team!

Jordan – K9 Caregiver

Jordan has been with K9HQ since September 2018. She was born and raised in Victoria, and had always had a passion for animals big and small. Her plans for her future are to become a massage and chiropractic therapist for both dogs and horses as well a dog trainer. Pictured with her is her 9 month old dog Kairo and her horse Scoot. At home she also has her two senior rescue cats Max and Tobi. Previous experience Jordan has is working at a pet and feed store and volunteering at a private dog grooming salon with basic training, and hopes to further her knowledge and experience as a groomer. Jordan is also experienced in house and pet sitting and has taken care of animals from dogs and cats to bearded dragons, sheep, pigs and horses. We are excited to have Jordan with our K9HQ family!



Sarah ~ K9 Caregiver

Bio coming soon!


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!

Shelbie ~ K9 Caregiver

Shelbie started with K9HQ in November 2017. She was born in Victoria, but was raised in Alberta. She has many family dogs – Bella and Diesel are Rottweilers, and Jessie (in the picture), Chevy, and Beans who are Yorkies. Shelbie also has her own kitten named Luci. K9HQ is the perfect job for Shelbie, as she plans to take schooling for the animal field in the near future. We are excited to have Shelbie a part of the K9HQ team!


Shelbie is certified in Dogsafe Canine First Aid.

Founder – Deborah Sanders.