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Our Caring Staff

At VIP Kennels, we take care of all breeds and ages of cats and dogs. With our great location, we offer convenience for those who live in Winnipeg and surrounding areas. With a knowledgeable, mature and experienced staff, you can depend on us. We will care for your pet as if they were our own. Whether you are away on an extended vacation or a short overnight stay, when you get back, you will see that we have provided the best care possible for your beloved pet.

Meet Our Staff

Geri, Owner Operator

Geri Thompson is the owner/operator of VIP Kennels. In addition to a rewarding career with a major Winnipeg law firm, she has garnered respect and acclaim from her fellow professional dog handlers (member of CPHA) and grateful clients.


Geri has travelled all over Canada and the US to show dogs, including the premier shows in both countries. In addition to her informative seminars, she has conducted handling classes for many years that are always eagerly anticipated and well-attended.


Geri was the popular Manitoba columnist for the Canine Review Magazine.


Irenne, Pet Stylist

Irenne has enjoyed being a professional Pet Stylist for over 40 years, being a founding member of the PPGAM and its first President. She has worked in veterinary clinics in Canada and the US in varied positions, including as an Animal Health Technician. Irenne is active in the Manitoba dog community, owner of the acclaimed Manitoba Dogs website, list and Facebook site, as well as being a CKC Conformation Judge.

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