The Kelowna Pet Resort staff
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Brad has always been an animal lover. Brad can usually be found in the main office and loves his puppy cuddles and conversations with the pawrents. “Mr. Fix It” around the pet resort and the farm, we are lucky Brad is such a handyman. Brad may joke about having too many animals at the house with his wife Diana but he is pretty smitten about his own 4 dogs, cat, rabbit, chickens and fish at the house. Brad and Diana also have two daughters- Norelle (13) and Gillian (11)
Diana has had a passion for animals since she was a child. Working at the pet resort and living on the farm is an absolute dream for her. You may find Diana in the office but she also enjoys her shifts in the cattery. Her favourite thing about her job is seeing the pets truly happy and having fun each day. At the end of the day she loves to spend time with Brad and their two daughters. They also have their own 4 dogs, cat, bunny, chickens and fish at the house. It’s a zoo!
Joan moved from Richmond to Kelowna 15 years ago and has been working with animals ever since. She loves them all equally but really enjoys giving a little extra TLC to the seniors. Joan can quite often be found in the Lapdog Lodge with the small pups and she takes great pride in her work with all of the pets big and small at the resort. Joan would be proud to tell anyone that there is nothing more rewarding than helping a nervous dog that hasn't been socialized come out of his/her shell. To show all of the pets that they are safe and that they can just relax and enjoy some playtime with a friend or two. Maybe that pet just needs some cuddles from her and she is always happy to accommodate cuddles. Joan loves to see each pet having fun, this is the most rewarding part of the job.
Sarah has lived in Kelowna for over 7 years working in various areas of mental health. She realized very early on in her studies the therapeutic impact animals have on humans. She has 2 mini dachshunds of her own and absolutely loves all animals big to small. Sarah is very excited to be a part of the KPR team so that she can spend even more time surrounded by fur babies.
Eileen operates the Kelowna Pet Resort's dog training. She was born and raised in the Okanagan & has always had a passion for working with canines. Eileen has spend the last 5 years working with dogs to help create a balanced, healthy and loving relationship with their owners. Before working at the Kelowna Pet Resort, Eileen spent some time in Calgary where she worked with dogs with behaviour issues and specialized in dog body language. Her favourite classes to teach, but not limited to, are agility & trick classes!