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

VP – Operations

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 a Miniature Long Haired Dachshund Phoebe. 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! I am thankful to have completed the shadow program at Prairieburn K9 Academy. My mission is to offer the best pet care facility with full transparency, you can find me at any of our three locations.

Nadeen Bennett


VP – Human Resources 

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. You can find Nadeen at any of our three locations.

Shawn Bennett



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.