About Us

The History of Goochland Pet Lovers


  • Florence Ogdon, Animal Activist. In 1986, the land at the corner of Fairgrounds Road and Hidden Rock was donated to Goochland County in Ms. Ogdon's memory to build the first Goochland Animal Shelter.

  • Corky Marks, first Animal Protection Officer in Goochland. Served for 30 years until his retirement in 2013.

  • Becky Dickson, Goochland County Administrator. In 2013, Ms. Dickson began laying the groundwork for where we are today.


This page is under construction. Please check back for updates as we compile the story of all the people of this great County who have come together to make Goochland County a wonderful place to raise a family and celebrate the joys of being a pet owner.

Old Shelter