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 loving professionals who genuinely embrace what we 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., Fear-Free, Dog Language, Animal Behavior, Obedience, Group play, Animal Communication, and Professional Grooming. I take part in educational seminars & continuing education routinely. I am committed to providing our guests with the best care possible and continually strive to give our V.I.P. clients the best service available. I feel blessed every day to be able to have the best job ever!"
"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 all-around fabulous Auntie.
Currently, she is studying Environmental Restoration.
Through the years, Sienna
has worked with us caring for guests, throwing pet parties, renovating and helping come up with great new fun ideas. Sienna is trained in first aid and CPR.
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, and camping. They have gone on many amazing adventures together. What a duo!
Her warm heart and kind spirit bring 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, maintains a watchful eye over our guest's needs, and tirelessly works to make their visit the best it can be.
" Hi there! That's me in the middle! I am originally from Wainwright, but my dad was in the military, so my family moved around quite a bit. From Wainwright to Cold Lake, to Morinville, to Yellowknife. At 15, I started working at a greenhouse—learning about different plants and flowers. I found it so fascinating and peaceful that I decided to learn even more about it, so I went to school for my Horticultural Technologist Diploma.
Growing up, we always had family pets. We had a black Lab named Ranger, a Brittany Spaniel named Scout, and Gypsy, our chocolate Lab. Unfortunately, they are no longer with us, but they will always live in my heart. We also had a beautiful grey kitty, Sydney, who travelled everywhere with us for 22 years! Now have 2 lovely cats of my own, Oscar and Clove, both from the humane society. I also have a Heeler/ Pyrenees/Lab X, Frank, whom my boyfriend and I adopted.
My boyfriend's family has a cow farm and gifted me an adorable baby cow for my birthday! Her name is Iggy, she is a pure Charolais, and is a beautiful snow-white colour. I raised her bottle feeding her twice a day for months until she was old enough to eat hay, grass, and other cow things. But, adorably, since she also grew up with my puppy, she seems to think she's more of a dog than a cow."
"My name is Royce, and no, I'm surprisingly not named after the car! I am a full-time air weapons system technician in the RCAF And employed here in cold lake working on the guns. I am also a part-time Auntie here at Cornerbrooks. Despite what they say, diamonds are not a girl's best friend unless your fur baby's name is Diamond - then I'm wrong! I have a dog of my own, who goes with me everywhere. She's my best buddy. I came to Cornerbrooks by happenstance. Have you ever seen something and thought wow, this was made for me? That's how I felt when I saw the ad for becoming an Auntie, and let me tell you, I wouldn't have it any other way. They say that if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. I often get asked how I can have two jobs and still have so much energy, and the answer is simple - being an Auntie doesn't feel like work at all. The team here is more like family; even on the coldest days, the warmth of going to work as an Auntie makes it all worth it. My favourite part of being an Auntie is when we get new clients, who, just like people, can be shy at first, but with much love and a few treats here and there, we get full-body tail wags and excited slobbery kisses. Each animal is different, and I love watching their personalities shine through with each visit. We get to know them by name, and with each memory, they leave paw prints on our hearts and smiles on our faces (and a little slobber too)"