Patrick’s Pet Care founder, Patrick Flynn, has been an animal lover since before he could walk. He grew up in a household known for taking in unwanted pets and providing a safe, loving home for them. There was rarely a time growing up when Patrick’s house didn’t have an extra animal (or five). Often the visitors were dogs and cats, but there were also appearances by other species like birds, hamsters, fish, snakes, and once a very large snapping turtle. Patrick’s family even took care of horses a few times – but they didn’t stay with them! Not all of the animals that Patrick’s family cared for were cute, cuddly and well behaved. Some had been abused, some had been taught bad habits, and some were just mean.