Our story

About us

Our Story

Owned and operated by Christine and Ross Snyder. The Snyders have been involved locally in the pet care industry since 1993. Chris has been training and competing with dogs since the early 70’s when she took her first Collie Duke to the top of his division.

Chris is a Certified Master Groomer, Member of the National Dog Groomers Association of America, and the National Kennel Association.


Chris & Ross Snyder

I knew at a young age that this was my calling.  I wake up every day thankful that I am able to do what I love best!
Christine Snyder, Paw Patch Owner

Who We Are

The Team



Hi, my name is Chris I’ve been training and competing in obedience with dogs since I was eight years old. I have 5 dogs currently. Two black labs two Fox red labs and one miniature American shepherd. I also have several cats and a horse named Montana.



Hi, my name is Ross. I am a retired high school science teacher. I am the cog behind the scene that keeps the wheel going at The Paw Patch. I handle pick-ups and drop-offs, landscaping, and helping with all the training puppies. I share 5 dogs, multiple cats, & 1 horse.



Hi, my name is Chloe. I have always been a serious animal lover. Currently, I am a senior in college majoring in general biology with plans to go on to UGA Veterinary School. I plan to dedicate my life to helping animals. I have two kitties at home with a puppy coming soon!!



Hi, my name is Ben. I have been an animal lover my whole life, especially dogs! I am a very gentle and patient person even when I get frustrated. Besides animals, I love playing and composing music in my free time.



Hi, my name is Marcell. I am a recent empty-nester and I have always loved animals, especially dogs! I have 4 dogs of my own: Lily 14, Cayman 4, Darcy 4, and Nina 1 1/2. I love coming to work every day because I get to enjoy and love on everyone else’s furbabies!



Hi, my name is Megan. I am currently a high school senior. When I graduate in May I will be going to college to be a certified special needs educator. I have 4 dogs at home: Bandit and Snowman 10 months, Lady May, and Alphie 9 weeks. I enjoy being at the Paw Patch to see all my furry friends.


Hi, my name is Dalton. I adore animals and their unconditional love. I enjoy rescuing and fostering animals in my free time. I have 3 dogs and 1 cat of my own: Chevy 8, Enzo 2 ½, Willow 1 ½, and Cricket 2. I am also fostering a sweet dog named Ginger.

Chloe with Training Puppy
Riley's Puppies
Ben with Training Puppy
"Bear" Super Star Training Puppy
Chloe with Training Puppy "Luna"