Member of the Samoyed Club of America
Updated April 7, 2020
My name is Heather Galloway and I am the founder and owner of Snowshoe Samoyeds. We are located in Rivesville, West Virginia. I was born and raised in Morgantown (Westover), West Virginia where I graduated from University High School. After attending West Virginia University for four years as a pre-vet major, I chose to move to Morehead, Kentucky where I obtained an associate and bachelor degree in Veterinary Technology.
After working with and fostering Golden Retrievers for an assistance dog program, I purchased
my first Golden in 2003 and began showing her in 2004. It was there in the show ring that I
discovered Samoyeds. I was drawn to their beauty and grace as they glided around the ring
effortlessly, smiling as if they were having more fun than they thought possible. After doing my
research and learning what I could, I purchased my first Samoyed in August of 2004 from
Sharon Wazney of Bluestorm Samoyeds in Alberta, Canada. As she grew into the multi
champion she has become, Am./Can./UKC/Multi BIS Intl. Ch.Bluestorm A Wink and a Smile RN,
HIC, my love and appreciation for this breed has also grown. Sophie has been an incredible
addition to my family and is now the foundation for Snowshoe Samoyeds.
It is my goal to learn, understand, and appreciate and further this breed through research, patience, and using every resource available to me to insure that I am doing what is best for the future of this already spectacular breed. I would like to give special thanks to some of the breeders who have helped me along the way: Sharon Wazney (Bluestorm), Jan Warner (Echo), Mary Jo Willdigg (T-Snow Star), and Linda Johnson (Dushanbe).