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. She strongly values humane, science-based animal training. 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. 

 Nasli ~ K9 Caregiver

Nasli has been with K9HQ since September 2019.  She has always had a passion for the wellness and safety of every animal from a young age. Originally from Victoria, she grew up with many animals around her—from birds, fish, rabbits and even frogs. Currently at home she has a dog named Chili who is her pride and joy. Her experience consists of doing a variety of volunteer work, including the SPCA, dog sitting and dog walking.

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.

Rachel ~ K9 Caregiver

Rachel has been with K9HQ since December 2019. She has grown up in a grooming shop and has been a dog lover 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 hopes to continue getting smooches from all the fur babies at K9HQ for as long as possible. Her experience includes dog walking and in-home pet sitting.

 Taylor – Lead K9 Caregiver

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 two labs who constantly keep her busy. Her experience consist of pet sitting and dog walking. She is excited spending her days with the wonderful dogs at K9HQ.


Founder – Deborah Sanders.