415 Prado Rd.,

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


Monday-Friday: 7:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday & Sunday: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Tours available: 10am - 4pm

Contact Information

Phone Number: 805-546-0587

Fax Number: 805-543-8963


About Us

Happy Tails was founded in 1991 by Diann Burchak, a Cal Poly Animal Science/Pre-Vet graduate. In those days kennels were a dark and dreary place. Dogs were rarely let out of their enclosure to potty and group play was simply unheard of.

23 years later this type of kennel, thankfully, no longer exists and "pet resorts" have gone to the extreme end of luxury. At Happy Tails we simply started with what makes a dog happy and that is still our number one goal today.

An amazing staff of 20 has plenty of time and space to facilitate just what dogs love: play, eat, and nap! It has always been about our love for dogs at Happy Tails and still is! And of course cats too!!

Services Offered

Boarding: We offer a variety of boarding accommodations depending on the size and personality of your pet. Please note that during the major holidays we typically fill up months in advance.

Daycare: Daycare not only gives the owner some rest after a long day at work but also gives dogs an opportunity to socialize and just plain be a dog. Even if your dog is not social, they still love to come and run through the yards and pools.

Bathing: We do not offer professional grooming, however we can bathe your dog either the day it is going home from boarding or during daycare. Please see our bathing page for pricing and information.


  • Please be sure to check out our "Latest News" page to be kept up to date on the latest developments at Happy Tails regarding possible future relocation, updated pricing, and holiday rates.
  • Recently voted #1 Boarding Facility in New Times.
  • Currently we are only taking new doggie daycares on a limited basis. We are not taking any new overnight boarding clients until January 2016. Please call anytime and check for the occasional available boarding openings mid-week and during the fall when demand is lower.