In 1999 my mom created Cornerbrooks, which my husband, 3 children, and I took over in 2008. She watched her dream flourish, pouring her heart and soul into the idea of creating a safe, loving place for pets to go to when their parents were away. As time went on, her love and pride in the business she had created grew until she chose to retire in 2008, faithful in my ideas for the future. At 74, she still comes to visit, spreading love & cheering us on from the sidelines.
We all have unique ideas to share, and I wanted to bring my vision to life. With the strong support of my family and the incredibly skilled hands of my husband, it became a reality. Today when you see Cornerbrooks Pet Bed and Breakfast, you can see my individuality and dream. I continually work to bring new ideas and strive to make Cornerbrooks the best we can be in all ways.
I have always loved spending my time with animals and can say I was indeed born a nurturer. Growing up, my family had all sorts of pets, which only strengthened my bond with animals. Today we have 4 of our own. 2 Dogs and 2 cats. All of whom I love very much.
Adding to this, I am a very creative person. This creativity leads me in many exciting ways to enrich our guests' visits, from neat activities to making fancy-spoily things, planning pet parties, and other fun ideas.
We provide our guests with individualized, loving care while incorporating social, physical & sensory enrichment. This is my definition of what perfect pet care should involve. Of course, no one can replace mom & dad, but while you are away, our team of Aunties brings so much positive energy, our guests absorb like furry little sponges and this brings everyone joy!
How do we keep our guests so happy?
Absolute dedication. It also takes an experienced, well-educated, loving team who share a common goal to focus on every guest's physical and mental well-being entirely. This is our team! For that, I have to say, "Yay, Us! High five!"
"Here at Cornerbrooks, I am in my happy place with my fantastic team of aunties whom I love. The work we do together is what makes us who we are—a group of professionals who genuinely love what they do and whom we do it for.
Beyond my numerous years of experience personally and as a small businesswoman, I am Trained in First Aid, C.P.R., Dog Language, Animal Behavior, Obedience, Group play, Animal Communication, and Professional Grooming. I take part in educational seminars & continuing education online routinely. I am committed to providing our guests with the best care possible and continually strive to bring our V.I.P. clients the very best service available."
"Who loves animals? I do! When I was growing up, we had pets. Both cats and dogs of various breeds. A shepherd cross, a cocker spaniel, and even two precious Pitbulls. I tear up when I think of them today. They passed due to old age but were very impacting on my life. I now have a beautiful Boxer-American Bulldog that my husband and I adopted from the Humane Society. To us, he is our son, even though he is very furry. We adore Louis, and he does everything with us.
I joined Cornerbrooks back in 2015, after moving here from Ontario with my husband, who was posted with the military. Since coming to Cornerbrooks, I have grown such an appreciation for the positive impact that animals play in the lives of everyone. Animals truly grow our hearts in unique ways.
I have training in Pet First Aid, CPR, Dog Language, and I am very knowledgeable of pet play styles. There is a lot to be said for understanding the importance of dog language. The fact is that they have a language of their very own, and if we stay attuned, we can learn so much more about them."
"I am originally from Quebec, but in 2018, after completing my education in Animal Health Technology, I chose to move to Cold lake to be with my boyfriend. In the fall of that year, I began working at the Bonnyville and District SPCA, where I worked for the next two years. I loved working there, and it confirmed that I wished to continue working with pets for the rest of my life. However, I did find it difficult in this environment—that of abandoned and often not well cared for pets. We cared for them, but they had no home. I wanted to work where I could spoil and love animals that came from and would return to loving homes.
This is why I love being part of the Cornerbrooks team!
I am very passionate about dog training, behavior corrections, and low-stress handling. Since I moved here, I have enjoyed hiking at the Cold Lake Provincial Park with Pepsi. He is my a handsome black golden-lab cross. I also have two cats, one of which came with me, from Quebec and the other one is a tri-pawed that I adopted here in Alberta.
I love meeting new pets, and I want to know everything about them! For me, there is no such thing as <<talking too much>> of your pet.
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Sienna’s first became a Cornerbrooks Auntie in 2008, when our family took over Cornerbrooks from my mom. She dove in with both feet, excited to be involved in every way.
She is our Incredible daughter, and
she is currently working towards becoming a Veterinary Technologist.
Throughout the years, Sienna
has worked with us caring for guests, throwing pet parties, renovating, helping come up with great ideas, and has also taken our first aid and CPR training.
She is an all-around fabulous Auntie.
Sienna’s pride and joy is her little golden Pekinese named Juliet.
The two of them have a special bond and are inseparable. Together they go hiking, kayaking, garden, and have taken on some amazing adventures together. What a duo!
With her warm heart and kind spirit, she brings comfort and warmth to our guests.
Regardless of the breed, she sees each guest as an individual and takes the time to get to know everyone. She is attentive and maintains a watchful eye for
any needs our guests may have, and
works to make their visit the best it can be.
What about Auntie Tina? Well, she joins us from Thunder Bay, Ontario. She has a delightful internal tool kit that she brings with her. She is a certified Reiki practitioner, an accredited crystal healer, and is trained in animal communication. Every person that is part of our team must have the right energy. Tina has this in spades. Her positive, peaceful energy radiates. Before coming to Cold Lake, she worked at a Veterinary hospital in Ontario. Now, she works here with us as well at a Veterinary Hospital in Cold Lake.
Tina has been blessed to have many.
While Tina keeps her hands full, they are busied with what she loves—caring for animals. She is passionate about the overall well-being of animals on a physical and emotional level. She is highly intuitive and quickly identifies the needs of our guests. She is kind, dedicated, and compassionate. Her fear-free training has given her the ability to recognize, prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in animals. Most of them were girls, and all those girls were redheads. Ellie, an incredible chestnut horse, Adah a darling fawn boxer, Aerial, a precious fawn Bulldog, she has also cared for some very silly ducks and a happy little fish. All of which have touched her life in significant and lasting ways. The bond she creates with those in her life is genuine and dear.