About Us

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 A Country Getaway For Your Pet

Piper Creek Pet Resort is located in the countryside just five minutes south of Red Deer. We are a family owned and operated business that has been serving Central Alberta for the last ten years. At Piper Creek, our goal is to serve the individual needs of our customers while providing kind and friendly service. We are open for boarding 365 days a year and open weekdays for grooming. Our philosophy is built around providing a safe and comfortable place for your pets to stay and provide peace of mind for you while you’re away. At Piper Creek we don’t just look after your pets, we care for them.

Brenda Wyntjes – Owner

Growing up I always had a strong love for all animals from cats and dogs to bunnies, budgies, fish and the list is endless. This led me to work in a vet clinic in High School and then to pursue schooling in Animal Health. Marrying a farmer and living in the country has allowed me to embrace my love for animals. I am fortunate enough to be able to take in animals including rescuing barn kittens and raising miniature ponies for the last 20 years. It was always in the back of my mind to one day open an animal care business and that day came in the Summer of 2006 when I took the leap. We broke ground on the building of Piper Creek that fall and have been growing for the last ten years. I love coming to work each day and meeting all the animals that come to stay with us. I treasure all the relationships that we have been able to create with our valued customers and the personalities of all the animals we get to know.

Caitlin Wyntjes

I have been working with my Mom, Brenda, at Piper Creek since we opened in 2007 when I was 14. We always had animals growing up and my Mom always rescued and took care of animals from orphaned barn kittens to a whole litter of newborn rottweilers. I developed a love for animals over the years and learned how to take care of them and tend to their needs from my Mom.  Our family pets growing up left a huge impact on me and I felt their loss when they passed away and I knew I needed to be around animals. I have two dogs of my own, a shih-tzu puppy named Millie and a senior shih-tzu named Gideon who I recently adopoted from ARTS Senior Rescue. I also recently began fostering rescue animals and I want to do my part in helping animals in need. I love working at Piper Creek because I get to meet new dogs and cats each week and provide comfort and love to them while their owners are away.

Kandice Pyper

It has been great working at Piper Creek for the last five years. I work with animals because there is no other job that is as rewarding or brings as much joy. My job here is to make sure that your pet receives the care, love and attention they deserve as a guest with us.

Charlotte Janes

Hi! My name is Charlotte and I started working at Piper Creek Pet Resort in the Summer of 2016. I love getting to know all the animals that come in. It is my job to make their day and you know what, they definitely make mine!

Rachel Brett

Rachel grew up on a farm near Red Deer, surrounded by animals of all kinds. She currently has three dogs and two cats. She has loved working at the kennel since summer 2015. Rachel also attends college, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Danielle Smith

Hi my name is Danielle Smith, I’m from Squamish B.C. I am a dedicated animal lover and I’ve been working with dogs for about 6 years now. I was a groomers apprentice for a year and a half and I hope to go to school to become a professional groomer myself. I am also a rescue supporter and I have a few pets myself. One dog named Shelby who is a red tick coonhound and one black cat named Bagheera.

Johane Nieuwoudt

Hey there! My name is Johane Nieuwoudt. I’m 15 years old and I work here at Piper Creek. I obviously love dogs and cats, any animal really, and have a great passion for them! I grew up with cats and then my family got a dog! We had a small boston terrier, unfortunately she passed away in the summer of 2015 at age 8, but we now have an amazing little girl who is a Bostralian, she is a beautiful Boston and Australian Shepard mix. But it doesn’t stop there! My sister and I also have our very own corn snakes! So I guess you could call me an animal type of gal! I started to volunteer at Piper Creek in September 2014 for my school religion hours. I was then privileged enough to get a part-time job offer here in the summer of 2015, and I’ve been here ever since! I cannot express how excited I am every time I show up at work and get to meet all our new clients, and the returning ones and their amazing companions! I love seeing all the amazing and different breeds of animals that stay here and I always make sure each one gets my love, attention and kisses! I enjoy working with the amazing staff here and my awesome boss, Brenda!! Can’t wait to see you and your wonderful companion soon!


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