The Little Dog House Team

Cindy HildebrandSocial Media Coordinator

Cindy's educational background is in law (assistant) but her passion for all animals has her spending most of her time advocating for them. Cindy & her husband Jeff started Popcorns & Binkies Rescue Haven in 2017, after volunteering in various rescue groups in Winnipeg.

Cindy & Jeff have 2 dogs (Serena & Aaron) who attend The Little Dog House regularly, and they also have cats, rabbits and guinea pigs as pets at home. ​In her spare time (which clearly there is not that much of) Cindy loves to travel.

Cindy's passion and creativity in social media and writing make her a natural at coordinating our social media platforms.

Garth & Lee adopted their first dog, Chewie, in 2009. Soon after came Brandie – and it was decided –
​a dog's life was for them! Garth & Lee have a companion relationship with their dogs – built on mutual respect, positive reinforcement, repetition, routine, and of course love.

Garth has been supervising dogs in groups since 2012 when the daycare opened its doors. He is a quiet man with a calm energy that draws all dogs to him and promotes a playful, but easy-going atmosphere in the daycare.  All Garth wants is for the dogs to have fun when they are under his watch and he makes an effort with every individual dog to give them attention and affection on the level they prefer.

Lee is the business manager at The Little Dog House and is involved in all aspects of operating the center. In her spare time, she volunteers for various rescues whenever she can and has attended spay & neuter clinics in Manitoba communities with various rescue groups. 

Lee & Garth make a great team and are proud of all that The Little Dog House has accomplished!

Brenda RossDaycare Attendant

Brenda has lived with dogs her entire life, which explains her natural calm and gentle demeanour with all our daycare dogs. She is especially comforting to shy, quiet dogs who share her special energy.
Brenda and her husband Dave have 2 grown sons (Sheldon & Rob), and their family includes 3 dogs (Leroy, Chevy and Jasmine) and 1 cat (Reggie). Throughout their lives together, they have raised several dogs from puppyhood, and have fostered and found homes for many strays - even adopting a few of them.  
Brenda is a human and animal rights activist who supports organizations such as Amnesty International, Mercy For Animals, and Animal Place, to name just a few.

Rob RossDaycare Attendant

Rob joined our team in Summer 2018. He opens up the daycare bright & early every morning, and helps our daycare dogs get their day started.

Rob has had dogs in his family his entire life, and it shows in the way he relates with them! He is so comfortable around them, and they really appreciate his calm & quiet demeanour.

Rob is a bona fide animal lover. In his spare time, he enjoys gaming, music, camping, exploring the wilderness, golfing, and watching tv & movies.

Garth & Lee Wilcox, Owners

Jasmine LayDaycare Attendant

Jasmine joined our team in fall 2018 and very quickly became one of the family. Her love for all animals (especially goats) gave her the perfect background for working in a doggie daycare.

Jasmine's hobbies include photography, learning and trying new things, and "McGyver-ing" – she can fix things, create things, and overall loves figuring out how things work.

Jasmine has 2 rescued rabbits, Cassie and Ollie, and a rescued goat, Augustus. She hopes to be able to rescue more animals in the future, and we pretty much love that about her.

Daniel MeubDaycare Attendant

Daniel is currently in grade 12 at Fort Richmond Collegiate and works at the daycare after school assisting with pickups. He really loves working with dogs and learning about their behaviour. 

Daniel enjoys playing sports such as football, basketball, and volleyball. He loves all animals (except for ostriches!) 
and has 3 cats as well as a dog. He has 2 brothers and a sister and has lived in Winnipeg all his life.

Daniel brings a wonderful calm cheerful energy into our daycare and we are so happy to have him as part of our pack!

Photo credit: Kayla-Marie Hoskins

Lisa McCaffreyGroomer, Grooming Salon Manager, Daycare Attendant

Lisa and her husband, Greg, share their home with 2 yorkies – "The Balboas" – Rocky & Adrian.

Lisa is an expert on supervising dogs' play – and she really enjoys encouraging good interactions and building their confidence as they learn to play with others. Lisa is especially skillful at soothing anxious dogs at daycare. Many dogs spend their first day with Lisa and are put at ease by her gentle demeanor.

Lisa is the main groomer & manager of our new Grooming Salon! Her method of grooming dogs is gentle, low stress handling without restraints whenever possible. Her overall knowledge of dog health & physical wellness provides her with a great knowledge base for dog grooming. Her training is extensive and you will be leaving your dog in great hands with her.