Meet our Team

RoseWood Pet Resort is committed to providing the best possible care for your dogs and this starts with ensuring that we have the most knowledgeable and experienced staff that the industry has to offer. Here are some of the people caring for your dogs.

Sandy Nonnewitz

Sandy began her career in the canine care industry in 2003 as a professional groomer. After enjoying her career for several years, she wanted to expand her knowledge and graduated as a Certified Canine Trainer.

In 2013, Sandy expanded her canine career and became part owner of RoseWood Pet Resort in Stouffville and in 2017 purchased a second location in Scarborough/Markham.

After selling the location in Stouffville in 2019, Sandy is now the sole owner and operator of the location in Scarborough/Markham.

All new team members at RoseWood Pet Resort receive one-on-one training to enhance their existing skills and receive further knowledge through seminars and practical handling experience.

Sandy is also a proud mom of 2 dogs and sister to 1 dog: Beau (German Shepherd/Malinois), Engel (Black German Shepherd) and recently adding her Mom's rescue dog, Lucky, to the pack.

Sadly, Rudy (mini Australian Shepherd) passed away in 2020. He was a big part of RoseWood from Day 1 and is greatly missed by staff and clients. Ripkin, retired GSD bomb sniffer from overseas, is also greatly missed. He was adopted at 13 yrs old and had his best last year with Sandy and her pack with the help of the Private RoseWood Dog Park where he learned to run free and play for the first time. Rudy and Ripken are surely still running around in spirit, each with a ball in their mouth!

Sandy's extensive background, experience and exceptional team ensures that RoseWood Pet Resort is able to meet all of your dog's needs, and all of your needs as well!

Manager of Operations

Tracey worked as a Recreation Therapist in Geriatric Rehabilitation for over 35 years facilitating patient leisure involvement and community reintegration for older adults after they experienced life altering health challenges.

She has had a lifelong passion for dogs and is absolutely thrilled to have launched her second career in 2021 as a Pet Care Specialist at Rosewood Pet Resort and is now RoseWood's Manager of Operations.

Tracey has been the proud dog mom to many, many rescue dogs including Spinnaker, the miniature pinscher, Betty and Rocky her sweet Dobermans and Bongo, a Great Dane.

She is currently owned by Archie, her 150 pound blue Great Dane.

Tracey’s philosophy, values, high standards and accountability ensure that she always provides the best possible care to each and every dog she works with at Rosewood Pet Resort.  

Kirstin Marchand
Sr. Pet Care Specialist

Kirstin began her career in the canine care industry as an Animal Care Technician, caring for sick and injured pets in veterinary clinics since 1990.

As Kirstin gained experience and knowledge, she secured a coveted position as the Head Animal Care Attendant at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Referral Centre South (VEC) for over a decade. In this position, Kirstin was responsible for managing a team of 50 Animal Care Attendants, including overseeing their small animal handling and delivery of care during emergency situations.

Kirstin is the proud mom of Mason, a miniature Dachshund. She has lived with this breed all her life so is the resident Dachshund expert!

Kirstin has been with RoseWood since 2014 and is responsible for overseeing RoseWood Pet Resort's daily operations, including the health and safety of all the dogs.

Leslie Artindale
Sr. Pet Care Specialist

Leslie began her career in animal care in the 1980's as a Dairy Farmer caring for her beloved Jersey cows. After 18 years she moved to the Briars Resort, spending 15 years building lasting bonds with owners, guests and staff.

In 2017, Leslie started at RoseWood Pet Resort, in Stouffville, along with her English Mastiff, Tyson, who passed in 2018. Leslie was also the proud owner of Camille who she adopted in 2019. Sadly, Camille is no longer with us and a great loss to Leslie and RoseWood.

Leslie is responsible for overseeing RoseWood Pet Resort's daily operations, including the health and safety of all the dogs.

As with all of the team members, Leslie makes sure to provide all dogs with plenty of human TLC time!

The RoseWood Team

We are very proud of the team we have built at
Rosewood Pet Resort!

All of our Pet Care Specialists are passionate animal lovers
and great contributors to help ensure your family members
are well taken care of!