Our Team

Judy and Don Ellis, owners of Creekside Cats Boarding Hotel, founded this unique “home away from home” for the comfort and quality care of their feline clients. Judy was born and raised in Abbotsford on a 10-acre hobby farm. In 1978, she married husband Don Ellis and resided in a hobby farm, raising two sons Robert and Dustin. After 10 years if being a full-time mom, Judy resumed her career and was employed as a small 15-bed psychiatric care facility for 8 months, she then accepted a position at Mission Memorial Hospital in extended care and later to medical lab assistant.

In 2003, they purchased 3.15 acres in Clayburn village. The beautiful serene property was perfect for a feline boarding facility. A year later, one of the buildings on the property was converted into 5 private walk-in suites.

In spring 2005, Creekside Cats Boarding Hotel was established as a commercial business with a goal to creating a home-like, safe environment. We continue to build around our solid reputation due to our high standards of care and service to the community. We have well-trained, caring staff who provide loving care to our kitty guests. As of 2016 we have 15 very generous suites, 9 studio suites and 6 executive suites.


Our senior staff member Eliza started in March 2014, bringing with her past experience of interacting with feral and otherwise shy cats, and not to mention bringing love and appreciation for the species. She currently attends Kwantlen Polytechnic University, working towards her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In her spare time, Eliza likes to paint and make art, here she is with resident cat, Mally
Cameron started at Creekside in November 2016, he is a part-time feline care specialist at our facility and a full-time student at The University of the Fraser Valley
Leah started at Creekside Cats in 2015, she works part-time as our hotel’s office manager and is a full-time student at The University of the Fraser Valley