Liz Patterson, Owner

Liz was born loving animals. One of her earliest encounters with dogs was a very slobbery boxer who watched over her as an infant. Though she spent many years in the telecommunications industry as an operations specialist and training coordinator, she currently has thirty plus years of experience working with animals. Liz has been active in cat and dog rescue since the early seventies and has even worked for the Fairfax County Department of Animal Control. She became a wildlife volunteer and has helped rescue and place many creatures, from cats and dogs to birds and reptiles. Her first German Shepherd (Gertrude) excited her interest in dog obedience training. Now one of her passions in life is terrier racing at trials, fairs and horse shows. Her dogs Liz, Arthur & Tilliehave made mom proud by winning lots of ribbons and even appearing on the George Michael Sports Machine. Her dogs also enjoy “go to ground” (an earth dog activity), “lure coursing” and agility. Liz has done extensive research on feline and canine nutrition and would like to become a licensed canine massage therapist. Recently she became an American Red Cross Volunteer taking courses in Disaster Preparedness. Liz is currently owned by Arthur and Joya, two Jack Russell Terriers, and Jazzi, a calico cat from the animal shelter.

 

Liz, Arthur & Joya

 

Joya & Jazzi