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…
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.
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 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.
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!
Assistant Manager – Samborski & Kimberly
My name is Jessie, you may know me as the one who loves Golden Retrievers! I am a Daycare Attendant, Sales Associate and Assistant Manager at the Samborski and Kimberly locations. 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. I have completed the shadow program at Prairieburn K9 Academy where I furthered my knowledge on creating calm and communicating effectively with owners. In my spare time I enjoy reading, and anything outdoors that I can do with Maggie and Hazel like biking and hiking!