Our Story

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 setelled on the property during the great depression of the 1930s in search for better farm land.

They built many out buildings on the property including the barn where our kennels stand today. Walter Woodley was an examplary saskatchewan farmer with over 1960 acres of farm land. He and his two sons, Norman and Jhon Woodley, were known for growing and selling registered seed grains and for their method of summerfallowing (used to halt drifting soil during the drought).

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


Norman and Jhon were known in the town for their generosity. They gave back to the community by giving away their home grown produce to friends and neihbours 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 boarding 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 steve royals 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 Mission

To provide a unique, memorable, exciting, and captivating boarding experience for both pets and their                       families.

Our Vision

We envision woodley acres pet boarding as a welcoming and charming boarding accomodations for pets and their families to enjoy.

Our Dream Team


James Royal

James royal co founded woodley acres pet boarding with his two sons, Josh and ben royal. He has recently retired from working as a registered nurse to pursue this new venture. Having spent years as an operating room RN from coast to coast. He always dreamed to starting a business with his two sons and it's only make sense to include his passion for pets.Jim has been around pets since childhood and extends his love for animals with every guest stoping into leave their pets to board with us.


Joshua Royal

Josh Royal co founded woodley acres pet boarding with jim and Ban Royal. After graduating with his bachelors degree in science in nursing in 2010, Josh work critical care at the ragina general hospital with previous experience locally as a Home care RN in a town of montmarte, SK. In 2013, he and his brother Ben joined with their father Jim to start to start the construction of the facility as its stand today. Josh is caring and devoted to making sure our guets have a memorable boarding stay at woodley acres. His love for animals extends into his childhood with memories of always being around the family pets.


Benjamin Royal

Benjamin Royal co founded woodley acres pet boarding with his father Jim and bother Josh. He graduated from the university of alberta with his baccalaureate degree in science in nursing in 2009 and relocated to be close to family in saskatchewan soon after. He works in critical care as an RN at the genral hospital in Regina and in 2013 joined with Jim and Josh to establish woodley acres pet boarding. Ben was excited to welcome his newlywed wife Steph Royal to join the team in 2014. Ben loves to the around animals and has found memories growing up with family pets. He loves taking the time to meet all of our guests and ensure they have a safe and enjoyable at our facility.


Stephanie Royal

Steph Royal is the co owner of woodley acres pet boarding along with Jim, Josh and her husband Ben. Speth Graduated from the university of Regina with Baccalaureate degree in science in 2008 and a master of physical therapy in 2010 from the university of saskatchewan. She works as a physical theraphist at the Regina general hospital. She has a deep and genuine love for all animals. Steph devotes her extra time to woodley acres to ensure our guests get special attention and that our customers leave their pets knowing they will receive the utmost care during their stay.


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ABOUT Company


PO Box 1018 Indian Head,

Saskatchewan, Canada SOG 2KO

Contact Us


T: 306.660.PETS (7387)

E: wapb@SaskTel.Net