Marla Patrick is the owner of Smoky Valley Dog Center. She alternates living between her home on a farm near Lindsborg, Kansas, and her island home on Caye Caulker Belize. In Marla’s spare time, she grooms for island dogs in need at no cost; is an ambassador for the Beagle Freedom Project; collects supplies for the Caye Caulker Humane Society; and school supplies for the island’s school children. She recently started collecting eyeglasses and hearing aids for the elderly of Caye Caulker. She lives with her husband, Jeff, and they share three children, five grandchildren, three dogs, and two granddogs.