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Becky Dickson, Founding Member


We would not be here without the incredible vision of Becky Dickson. Serving as the Goochland County Administrator from 2009 until April 2016, Becky formed a team of residents who wanted to help with this vision. It was Becky's dream to form a public/private partnership between Goochland County and an organization to celebrate the human-pet bond. Goochland Pet Lovers (GPL) was formed in 2016 and it is our mission to make Becky's dream a reality. GPL is now the fundraising and community outreach organization in support of the shelter.  Her family and friends remember and honor her every day by supporting these efforts.



The Team

Sara Grattan
Lori Elliott, DVM
Vice Chairman
Stacy Puckett
Erica Ditzler, DVM
Richard Verlander
Member At Large
Jennifer Leigh Myers
Operations Director
Diana Barden
Fund Manager
Sarah Marshall
Bo Nelson
Jennifer Newton
Randy Hagan
Dudley Luck
Jim Riggs
Kathy Verlander
Mark Ames
Donna Fetrow
Deb Weymouth
Wayne Dementi
Tom Winfree
Cindy Pryor
William Quarles
Derek Stamey
Interim County Administrator
Tim Clough
Director Animal Protection
Julie Lawrence
Shelter Supervisor