The Pet Tailor

Happy Tails Camp Resort

Staff / Personal Information

Our Staff

Our 24/7 family staff has consistently been the owner/operator/founder Kay, her husband Larry 


In 2022 Kay semi-retired and moved her residence to Florida. The Pet Tailor was listed for sale but was unsuccessful in finding the right buyer so it was taken off the market in 2023. Larry and Kay now travel back and forth as needed to insure the pets continue to be happy and get the best care while visiting the facility. 


 In 2022 Teresa joined the Pet Tailor family and is a real blessing to the pets.


During 2023 Barbara retired due to health issues and the efforts to find additional help began. We appreciate all those that held on as we went through several failed attempts to get good personnel to help us care for your pets.


In 2023 Casey moved in across the street and has now become the latest addition to the Pet Tailor family and is a answer to prayer. She will be the new kennel manager, taking care of all aspects of boarding pets and will also help out with basic bath & nails needs as well.



In 2008 we were blessed to have the very talented Certified Pet Stylists Lora join us. Starting 2024, after 15 years at the Pet Tailor she has moved her grooming services to her home in Culpeper so she can spend more time with her family. We are thankful for her years of service and will miss her. Please note her new phone number for appointments with her is (540) 827-7669

Personal History for owner/operators Larry & Kay Nolan

Before Larry and Kay met, their pet and woodworking related businesses were doing great but their private lives had become a mess. It was Christmas time and the season when Christians celebrate God’s graceful gift of the savior’s birth, by giving gifts to each other. They felt sad in the happiest season of the year and each turned to God for help.

Both of them wanted God’s will above all and knew that being alone was ok if God would grant them the ability to handle it. On Christmas night they met but it was some time before they learned that they had each prayed the same type prayer to God and He had answered it by giving them the gift of each other to help them grow in His Love. They were married 4 years later.


Photos above show Afghan Hounds at Conformation Dog Shows, Obedience & Lure Coursing trials and at home with Katie the cat


Larry and Kay on vacation; Beachcombing, Scuba Diving, Playing ball with the natives, visiting the animals of the Caribbean and acting like a birdbrain.


Pictures above are some of the pets that have shared our home


Pictured above are a few pets that are sharing their lives with us

Kay, Larry & Barbara on Vacation 2011

2022 Photo while traveling on the road in our Newmar Motorhome with our traveling companion "Sugar"

Kay’s Personal Testimony

I was raised in Norfolk Virginia by my grandparents from the time I was 9 months old. It was an active Christian home and I received lots of love but being a child of divorced parents was frowned on in the community. During elementary school I was picked on because I was bigger than the other kids and was living with older Grandparents. Feeling like I did not fit in with anyone, I became a loner.

I witnessed prayer removed from school, the teaching of an evolution theory taught in school like fact and The Bible being removed from any truth in school teaching. I remember Middle School and the freedom issues, the sexual revolution, flower power and drugs. I was a very rebellious child and at the age of 15 I married and moved to Florida against my family’s advice.

It would be a couple years before I returned to Virginia, now hardened by lessons learned in the world. At this point in my life I saw religious people as weak and helpless and I saw myself as tough enough to handle the fact that life was just a gamble. I remembered contradictions between what I saw and what was taught from the Bible in my youth and set out to prove that the Christian religion was a fraud. I started out thinking that it was either written by educated men to help control the weaker or by superstitious men to make them feel better about the subject of death. In 1977 I could no longer run from the question, what if I was wrong and the God talked about in the Bible was real? I figured I could settle this question once and for all if I could prove that the Bible was not the inspired word of God.

I started digging into the facts of history for proof. Well, to make a long story short, I ended up proving to myself that the Bible is true. I then cried out to God for forgiveness and help. Slowly but surely I started to change from the inside out. Things did not always go smoothly but I continued to learn and my faith grew stronger. I witnessed many miracles after that and saw too many things to list here.

I testify that I am thankful for the Truth of God’s Love and the Grace of Jesus Christ. It is my hope that others will seek the truth and experience the comfort of the Holy Spirit in their lives.