Originally from Easton, Maryland, Lois grew up around all different types of domestic and farm animals. Her house always has been a safe haven for strays or anyone needing a temporary place for their dogs. There have been cats, hamsters, goldfish and rabbits along the way, but mostly dogs.
Lois served in the US Navy as a Water Safety Swimming Instructor at the WAVE boot camp and then as a dental technician at the recruit training center in Orlando, Florida. She met her husband, Marty, while they both were serving in the Navy. Lois and Marty moved to Hagerstown in 1982 and she spent the majority of her career working for the Washington County Board of Education in the field of special education.
Following her retirement, Lois began searching for volunteer opportunities that helped dogs. She began attending FOS events and learned more about the organization eventually assisting with fundraising events. Little by little she became more involved and decided to foster. As retirement afforded her more time to assist the organization, she assumed responsibility for coordinating supplies as well as assisting with transport of dogs.
Lois enjoys traveling especially to North Carolina and Maine to visit her daughters, Amber and Lauren, as well as the eastern shore of Maryland and Northern Ireland to visit family. Lois and her husband, Marty, still live in Hagerstown with their dog Chloe.