Since 2004

About Us

MAINTAINING THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF CARE

BY STAYING CURRENT IN CANINE BEHAVIOUR AND POSITIVE HANDLING SKILLS FOR GROUP PLAY.

WE PLEDGE TO USE EVIDENCE-BASED METHODS TO ENSURE THE SAFETY AND WELL-BEING OF OUR K9HQ FAMILY.

OUR TEAM

JAMIE PATTERSON, Owner

Kelsey - K9HQ trainer in Victoria

KELSEY Manager, Trainer

Kelsey has been with K9HQ since 2012. She was born and raised in Victoria and has always had a passion for dogs. Her experience began with in-home pet sitting, group dog walking, volunteering for the SPCA and fostering orphaned puppies. She was thrilled at the opportunity to pursue a formal education in evidence-based dog training, which she completed in 2016. She strongly values treating animals humanely and listening to their needs and she feels fortunate to be in a position where she can make a difference in the lives of so many dogs. At home Kelsey lives with her two dogs, Kasey and Autumn.

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

LOTTI (JENNA) Assistant Manager

Jenna has been with K9HQ since spring of 2019. She has always loved being surrounded by animals, and has lived with birds, cats, dogs and horses, and currently spends all her time not at work with her labradoodle, Athena. Having worked with dogs and horses for most of her life from local farms to working and volunteering in Costa Rica she feels quite at home surrounded by all the furry faces at K9HQ.

Jenna is certified in DogSafe Canine First Aid.

Kelsey - K9HQ trainer in Victoria

TAYLOR Lead K9Caregiver

Taylor has been with K9HQ since February 2019. She was born and raised in Victoria and has always had a love for animals. At home she lives with her Catahoula, Beau, who keeps her busy and has been her greatest teacher in understanding dog behaviour. Her experience consist of pet sitting and dog walking. She is excited every day to be spending her time with the wonderful dogs at K9HQ.

Taylor is certified in Dogsafe Canine First Aid.

 
Kelsey - K9HQ trainer in Victoria

RACHEL Groomer, K9Caregiver

Rachel has been with K9HQ since December 2019. She grew up in a grooming shop and has been a dog lover ever since she was young. She has a French Bulldog x Boston Terrier named Tubby who she spends most of her time with outside of work. Rachel’s favourite thing at work is to give kisses to all the dogs, she enjoys putting in the extra time to make each dog feel special. Her prior experience includes dog walking and in-home pet sitting. Rachel has apprenticed under a Certified Master Groomer and when she’s not working in the daycare she can be found in the grooming room making dogs look and feel amazing.

Rachel is certified in Dogsafe Canine First Aid.

 

SAVANNAH K9Caregiver

Savannah has been with K9HQ since Spring 2021. She grew up in Parksville, BC, and has always been involved in dogs. Her love of dogs started with learning agility with her golden retriever, Bella, and her passion for working with dogs and competing in dog sports grew with her current German Shorthaired Pointer, Piper, who is active in many dog sports and is working toward becoming a certified cadaver dog. As a K9 and handler team they love to dedicate their time to helping others. Savannah’s prior experience with dogs includes volunteering at dog events, dog sitting, dog walking and attending many training seminars and classes.  At work Savannah can be found getting all the puppy kisses and snuggles from the dogs.

Savannah is certified in Dogsafe Canine First Aid.

DANICA K9Caregiver

 

 

Testimonials

Love this place! The staff is amazing and treat my French Bulldog puppy, Ricky Bobby, amazing! He is so happy when he gets there in the morning, he can hardly contain himself until he goes through the doors with the other dogs! I would recommend it highly to everyone!

Ricky-Bobby's Owner

Renly loses his mind every time we pull into the parking lot. We’ve been going to K9HQ for a year now and we can’t stop raving about this place. Everyone who works here are so amazing, we couldn’t imagine going anywhere else.

Renly's Owner