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Woodley Acres Pet Boarding (est. 2016) was founded on what is known by many locals as the Woodley farm, located directly north of the town of Indian Head, Saskatchewan. Walter and Clara woodley settled on the property during the great depression of the 1930s in search for better farmland.

They built many outbuildings on the property including the barn where our current facility stands today. Walter Woodley was an examplary Saskatchewan farmer with over 1960 acres of farmland. He and his two sons, Norman and John Woodley, were known for growing and selling registered seed grain and for their method of summerfallowing (used to halt drifting soil during the drought).

Walter was very involved with the local community and passed this trait off to his sons who carried on the farming operation until the 1970s.


Norman and John were known in the town for their generosity. They gave back to the community by giving away their home grown produce to friends and neighbours and lending a hand where possible. They developed the land and planted much of the mature trees seen on the property today.

Woodley Acres Pet Resort was built on the foundation of true Saskatchewan perseverence and prosperity. Our business strives to reflect the hard work and care that the Woodley family presented for so many years. In 2012, Jim, Josh, Ben and Steph Royal purchased the farm and by 2013 they started resurrecting one of the last remaining out buildings left from the Woodley family. The construction and renovation lasted until the facility was opened in 2016.

Our Purpose

Woodley Acres Pet Resort offers our community a second home experience which provides a safe, clean and enriched environment for dogs and cats.

Our Mission

We provide an innovated facility design, chemical free cleaning, trained staff and standardized systems which foster peace of mind to our clients and their pets.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a preferred facility through continuing education and leading by example in our community.

Meet Our Professional Team


Benjamin Royal

General Manager

Ben Royal co-founded Woodley Acres Pet Resort with his father Jim and brother Josh. He is a Registered Nurse and also works in Critical Care. He was pleased to join his father Jim and brother Josh to establish Woodley Acres Pet Resort in 2013. Ben was excited to welcome his newlywed wife Steph Royal to join the team in 2014. Ben has a passion for animals and making a difference in the care they receive. He loves taking the time to meet all of our guests and ensure they have a safe and enjoyable stay at Woodley Acres.


Joshua Royal

Josh Royal co-founded Woodley Acres Pet Resort with his father Jim and brother Ben. He is a Registered Nurse and also works in Critical Care. He was equally as pleased to join his father and brother in establishing Woodley Acres. Josh is caring and devoted to making sure our guests have a memorable stay. His love for animals extends into his childhood with memories of always being around the family pets.


James Royal

James Royal co-founded Woodley Acres Pet Resort with his two sons, Josh and Ben. He is a former Registered Nurse and has many years of diverse experience in health care. Jim has been around pets since childhood and extends his love for animals with every guest stopping for their holiday with us.


Stephanie Royal

Office Administrator

Steph Royal is a co owner of Woodley Acres Pet Resort. She continues to practice as a Physical Therapist and as well as fills the roll of Office Administrator. She has a deep and genuine love for all animals. She enjoys spending time with her husband Ben, 2 daughters (Isabella & Evangeline), dog Taiya, and cat "Buddy".


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PO Box 1018 Indian Head,

Saskatchewan, Canada SOG 2KO