Happy Tails Pet Resort and Spa
is a locally owned, family run business.

The Bennett family is known North America wide from their involvement in training, breeding and showing dogs for over forty years!

Celeste manages the day to day operations and has assembled an amazing team of experienced animal lovers that treat our guests like their own family members.

One visit to Happy Tails and you will see the difference in not only our state of the art facilites – but also the friendliest most knowledgable staff ready to care for your family member’s every need.

Below are some of our key team members…

Celeste Bennett

General Manager

Hi! My name is Celeste, I am the General Manager and one of the owners at Happy Tails. I have been working in the pet care industry since 2013. I am a third generation CKC registered breeder of English Setters and have always been involved in dog sports and raising puppies, and I recently had my first Miniature Long Haired Dachshund litter. I am owned by two English Setters; Venus and Elektra and two Miniature Long Haired Dachshunds Phoebe and Wunder. I also have a daughter named Blayke. Before HappyTails, I was managing another pet care facility in Winnipeg while in university for Animal Sciences. After a few months in the industry, I knew I found my calling! When I’m not at work you can find me spending time with my family, camping, binging Netflix or researching anything dog related! I am so thankful for my amazing team and clients for making my job never feel like work, if you ever have any questions about anything dog related please ask, I love to discuss anything dog! My mission is to offer the best pet care facility with full transparency. 

Shawn Bennett

 

Partner

Shawn has been involved in purebred dogs most of his life, and has bred, raised, trained and handled some of Canada’s top English Setters. He is also a licensed Canadian Kennel Club dog judge. Shawn apprenticed under some of Canada’s most well known dog handlers and trainers including Mark & Tad Dakin and Sonny & Bobbie Tougas. He is also the founder and publisher of Canada’s largest dog magazine, Canadian Dog Fancier.

Nadeen Bennett

 

Partner

Nadeen is our human resource and training guru! With her years of experience in the recruiting industry, Nadeen is responsible for assembling the team here at Happy Tails. She is recognized in the business community in Winnipeg for her unequaled level of customer service.

Lexus

Manager – Samborski

Hi! My name is Lexi and I am the Manager at the Samborski location. I have been managing doggy daycares since 2013 but joined the Happy Tails crew in 2016. I am proudly owned by my Airedale Terrier named Zia and my Welsh Terrier Zak. I am also a mom as of March 2021 to a baby girl named Madeline! Outside of work I’m most likely just relaxing, unless it’s summer time… then I’m relaxing poolside. I enjoy helping clients with their pets, so please feel free to ask me any dog related questions you might have!

Samantha

Senior Pet Stylist 

Chelsey

Senior Pet Stylist

Hi I’m Chelsey! I am one of the Dog Groomer’s at the St.Anne’s location! I graduated from the Apex Academy of Professional Grooming and Animal Art in Saskatchewan in 2015. I grew yp with pets in my home my entire life and always knew I wanted to work with animals. I cannot imagine pursuing any other career! My favourite dogs to groom are ShihTzu’s, Poodles, and Border Collies. I have three amazing dogs at home, Smokey, Billy, and Bria! In my spare time, I enjoy taking my dogs to the dog park, going to concerts, travelling, and snowboarding and skating in the winter! I also enjoy horseback riding and taking care of aquarium fish!

Laurie

Senior Pet Stylist

Laurie has been an Accredited Professional Pet Groomer since 1989. She attended The Midwest School of Dog Grooming in Chicago to become an accredited groomer. Her experience ranges from working in big corporate salons, small salons, vet clinics, boarding and training facilities. Her love of animals has been life-long and stems from her childhood; at 14 years old she began volunteering with the Winnipeg Humane Society where they later hired her on as a kennel attendant. Laurie has also been involved in showing dogs since 1985 starting out in obedience and then in conformation. She has bred and/or shown Collies, Poodles, Chihuahuas, Pomeranians and Airedales over the years. She currently has a Miniature Poodle named Roxy. She takes great pride in her work and is very much a quality over quantity type of groomer. She keeps up to date on the latest grooming trends, equipment, and products by attending trade shows, participating in grooming competitions and is working towards her Master Groomer Certification. A big part of being a professional groomer is knowing what products can help get the look and feel that clients want. Laurie is a believer that there is always something new to learn in the grooming industry and strives to learn new ways to keep your dog happy and healthy.

Paige

Senior Pet Stylist

Hi! My name is Paige, and I am one of the groomers at our St Anne’s location. I’ve been working at Happy Tails for just over a year now, although I’ve been working in the dog industry just shy of 11 years! 

I own a 6-year-old Golden Retriever named Hazel, a 9-month-old Border Collie named Kaizer, along with a bearded dragon, and a leopard gecko. 

Our summers include lots of camping trips, hiking, beach days, and bonfires, and our winters are mainly reserved for skijoring training and racing.

Marty

Daycamp Attendant & Intake Specialist

Hi my name is Marty and I am a Sales Associate at St.Anne’s! I’ve grown up with several dogs, currently I have my 10-year-old Lab mix named Ali and a 3-year-old Shih Tzu named Charli, a 4-year-old rescue cat named Lincoln and a Mini Long-Haired Dachshund named Turk.

I began in the dog industry almost five years ago at another daycare facility and started at Happy Tails in 2017! I have always had a passion for animals, especially dogs and I plan to work towards a career in the animal industry!

When I’m not at work, I am probably on the ice playing hockey or gaming with my friends!

Tegan

Daycamp Attendant & Intake Specialist

Hey! My name is Tegan, I’m an intake specialist and daycare attendant at St. Anne’s and I’ve been with Happy Tails since April 2017. I have a black and white medium haired kitten named Winston who I found living in my backyard. We took him in and and he’s turned into such a goofball! I also get to spend a lot of time with my boyfriend’s 2 American bulldogs, Brody and Lily. Some things I like to do when I’m not at work include traveling and working out! I also started a career in the financial industry where I get to spend time helping families better prepare for their futures!

Jenna

Daycamp Attendant

Hi! My name is Jenna and I am a Daycare Attendant at our St. Anne’s location. I’ve been working at Happy Tails since August 2018. I have two other jobs, one in homecare, the other in housekeeping. I’ve grown up with three dogs, two American Cocker Spaniels, and a rescue Springer Spaniel. I’ve also had many other pets growing up. I love animals and caring for others. When I’m not working, I enjoy the outdoors, camping and spending time with my family and friends.

I love to care for the Happy Tails’ four legged friends like they are my own fur babies!

Holly

Daycamp Attendant

Hello! My name is Holly and I have been a Daycare Attendant at the St-Anne’s location since 2018. I started my career in the pet care industry in 2008 at another doggy daycare and my love for the job only continues to grow. I have a one-year-old Cockapoo named Rosie who loves to play with her big dog friends. When I’m not at work you could probably find me at the dog park or planning my next travel destination! 

Kelly

Daycamp Attendant

Hi, my name is Kelly and I am a Daycare Attendant at St.Anne’s! I’ve been in the dog industry for 7 years and have spent the last 2 years at Happy Tails! I also have experience in grooming. I started as an Apprentice Dog Bather and worked my way up! I have a Pug-Beagle mix at home name Mugsy and I love him very much! When I am not at work, I enjoy going to music festivals!

Jessie

Daycamp Attendant & Intake Specialist

My name is Jessie, you may know me as the one who loves Golden Retrievers! I am a Daycare Attendant and Sales Associate at the Samborski location. I have been with Happy Tails since July 2018 and have been working with animals since I moved to Winnipeg from Ontario in 2017. At home I have an 8-year-old Husky mix named Maggie, who is my entire world. We also have her best friend Hazel, who she met at daycare, come over frequently for sleepovers. In my spare time I enjoy reading, and anything outdoors that I can do with Maggie and Hazel like biking and hiking!

Nikkole

Daycamp Attendant & Intake Specialist

Hello! My name is Nikkole, I am a Sales Associate and Daycamp Attendant at the Samborski location. I have been with Happy Tails since August of 2019 although starting working in the dog industry in 2018. At home I have a 13-year-old long hair Chihuahua named Charlie. He’s a sweet old man who loves his naps. I’ve always had dogs in my family and my best friend was Tessie, a Miniature Australian Shepherd. Outside of work I spend most of my time painting with my friends, catching up on Modern Family or working on the never ending list of projects on my car. 

Kirsten

Daycamp Attendant 

Hello! My name is Kirsten, I started working at Happy Tails in November of 2018 as an Overnight Attendant but am now a Daycare Attendant at Samborski.  I have a two-year-old Dalmatian named Aerys who loves joining me in daycare and getting to play with his friends. I also have owned birds for most of my life including budgies, cockatiels and lovebirds and would love to own a large parrot one day.  A few of my favourite things to do are playing video games, reading, traveling, and horse riding.

 

Cat

Intake Specialist & Daycare Attendant

Hi! My name is Cat, I’m the Assistant Manager at St.Anne’s and I’ve been with Happy Tails since October 2019. Although, I started volunteering with dogs in 2016 at the Humane Society. I have a 2-year-old Mini Aussie named Lord Hudson at home and he LOVES to play fetch. I love to wander and travel as much as possible! I also love surfing, volleyball, and working out! I am currently a student obtaining my Bachelor of Arts and aspire to be a travel journalist!

Destiny

Daycamp Attendant & Intake Specialist

 

Hi there! My name is Destiny and I am a Sales Associate and Daycare Attendant at the Samborski location. I have been working at Happy Tails since December 2019. I have two Persian kittens that are 3 years old named Amelia and Ember. They are obsessed with me and my fiancé but are also obsessed with each other. I also have a 1-year-old Miniature Shar-pei at home named Oakley. He loves to come to work with me so he can play with all his friends and demands his Puppuccino afterwards! Outside of work I love to travel, play baseball, and work out. I also have danced for 15 years and teach it on the weekends! 

Ashley

Daycamp Attendant & Intake Specialist

Hi, my name is Ashley and I am a Daycare Attendant at Samborski! I have lots of pets of my own at home! I have a dog named Faith, she is a 12-year-old mutt! I also have three cats; Diesel, Ivy, and Georgie. Some of my hobbies include hiking with my boyfriend, binge watching Netflix and hanging out with my 3-year-old niece Breanna!

Leandra

Daycamp Attendant & Intake Specialist

Hey, I’m Leandra! I’m a Daycare Attendant and Sales Associate at the St. Anne’s location. I’ve been working at Happy Tails since July 2020 and absolutely love it! I currently do not have a dog of my own, but I used to have a Lab named Sam growing up and I plan on getting another lab (hopefully) sometime soon. In my free time I enjoy reading, crafting, playing my ukulele, hiking, and snowboarding. 

I aspire to eventually become a dog trainer and working at HappyTails has been a great way for me to further my knowledge of dog behavior! My position here recently allowed me the opportunity to shadow Debbi McArthur – head trainer, CEO and Founder of Prairieburn K9 Academy – at her training facility in Portage La Prairie. I look forward to continuing my work with dogs here at Happy Tails and, of course, snuggling with all the adorable pups in daycare.

Becca

Daycamp Attendant & Intake Specialist

Hi! My name is Becca and I am a Daycare Attendant and Sales Associate at St. Anne’s! I’ve always had a love for all animals. At home I have a dog named Max, two cats named Taz and Widget, a bearded dragon named Rigby, and a 75-gallon fish tank with a variety of tropical fish. Outside of work I enjoy camping and hiking, as well as traveling in the winter months to escape Winnipeg winters for a bit to sit on a beach!

Alyssa

Daycamp Attendant & Intake Specialist

Hi! My name is Alyssa. I am a Sales Associate and Daycare Attendant at Samborski. I have one dog at home. Her name is Zoe and she is a 12-year-old Shepherd-Collie mix. She loves living at the lake and going for boat rides. I like playing sports and spending time at the lake with my family and friends!

Sydney

Daycamp Attendant

Hi! My name is Sydney, I’m a Daycare Attendant at St.Annes. I’ve been with Happy Tails since July 2019 although started in the doggy daycare industry in 2018. I’ve had dogs in my life since I started walking. Currently, I have a Yorkshire Terrier American Eskimo cross, named Poncho! I am in my final years of university for my biology degree. One day I hope to be working in conservation and travelling the world.

Naomie

Daycamp Attendant

Hi! My name is Naomie and I am a Daycare Attendant (and the designated boxer breed lover) at the Samborski location. I have been with Happy Tails since September 2018. I have 3 dogs of my own at home; Charlie an 11-year-old Mini Aussie, Valentin a 12-year-old Pug, and Miki a 1-year-old Shepherd mix! When I’m not at work I love to do anything hockey or video game related and spend time with my pups!

Gabby

Daycamp Attendant

Hey! My name is Gabby, I’m a Daycare Attendant at Samborski and I’ve been with Happy Tails since July 2020, although have worked in the industry since July 2019! I have three adorable pups at home named George, Shaggy and Moby, also known as the “Black Dog Pack”! I’m currently a university student working towards a nursing degree, but in my spare time I love to travel, hike and go camping with my friends! Between school and my social life, hanging out with your sweet fur-babies is my favourite thing to do!

Meghan

Daycamp Attendant

Hi! My name is Meghan, I am a Daycare Attendant at Happy Tails St. Anne’s. I am a third year University student getting my Bachelor’s degree in biology, to then apply for Veterinary school after graduation. I have 2 dogs, a German Short-haired Pointer named Bailey and a rescue Lab Husky mix named Sadie. I spend my spare time volunteering at Arrowwood Animal Hospital, going to the cabin, traveling, snowboarding and other activities!

Sydney

Daycamp Attendant & Intake Specialist

Hey! My name is Sydney I’m an intake specialist & daycare attendant at St. Anne’s, I’ve been with Happy Tails since December of 2020 and I also work in the restaurant industry. I’ve never been allowed a dog at home because of family member allergies so working in the pet industry has definitely fulfilled my cravings for a pup! When I’m not working, you can find me either at the beach, watching movies, or grabbing a bite to eat with some friends!

Brooke

Daycamp Attendant & Overnight Attendant

Hi! My name is Brooke and I am a Daycare Attendant and an Overnight Attendant at both locations! I currently have 2 dogs, Gizmo, a Pomeranian Sheltie cross and my big boy Blaze, a border collie Great Pyrenees cross. I also have a white cat named Marshmallow! I’ve had lots of animals throughout my lifetime and I plan on adding more fur babies to the family. In the warmer seasons I enjoy gardening with my dad and in the winter I like to stay inside with a book and wait patiently for Christmas!

Jaime

Overnight Attendant

Hi, my name is Jaime and I’ve been an Overnight Attendant at the Samborski location since 2019. It is very rewarding and I get unlimited kisses from the dogs – can’t get better than that! I don’t currently have any pets of my own so I love to give extra attention to client’s and staff’s dogs! 

Skyelar

Overnight Attendant

Hello! My name is Skyelar, I’m one of the Overnight Attendants at the St. Anne’s location. I’m new to the pet industry but I grew up on a farm, so I have found a love for animals at a very young age. Currently, I have a cat named Echo. When I am not working, you can find me studying towards my Bachelor of Science at the University of Manitoba.