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.

 

KATE K9Caregiver, Training Assistant

Kate has been with K9HQ since September of 2020. They grew up in the Okanagan and dreamed of living on and endlessly exploring Vancouver Island. After spending a few years in Ontario studying nursing in university, they packed up their bags and started a new adventure alongside their furry travel companion, Summit, a Golden Retriever x Bernese Mountain Dog. Their experience includes dog walking and in-home pet sitting both independently and through Rover. Kate can’t wait to start their journey studying dog training through The Academy for Dog Trainers in January 2021 and looks forward to a fun-filled future in dog training with K9HQ!

Kate is certified in Dogsafe Canine First Aid.

MACKENZIE K9Caregiver

Kenzie has worked at K9HQ since August 2020. She was inspired to work with us after bringing her Miniature Labradoodle, Presley, to K9HQ. She loves learning about dogs and their behaviour, discovering their unique personalities and playing with them every day. When she’s not at work, she’s almost always spending time with Presley and her two Yorkshire Terriers, Marshall and Rosy. Kenzie looks forward to seeing the dogs every single day she’s at K9HQ.

Kenzie is certified in Dogsafe Canine First Aid.

JORDAN K9Caregiver

Jordie has been with K9HQ since 2018. She has always had a passion for animals big and small. Her love for animals has allowed her to thrive while working in the dog industry. Jordie is experienced with in-home boarding and fostering. When not working, she spends her time with her two dogs, Badger and Kairo, and her pony, Scoot.

Jordie holds an Intermediate Pet Stylist Grooming Certification and is certified as a Fear-Free Groomer. She also holds a DogSafe Canine First Aid Certification and has completed the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council Canine Specialist Program.

 

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