Happy Tails Kennel


SINCE 1991

About Us

Happy Tails was founded in 1991 by Diann Burchak, a Cal Poly Animal Science/Pre-Vet graduate. In those days kennels were dark and dreary places. Dogs were rarely let out of their enclosures to potty and group play was simply unheard of. Cats were kept in small cages and rarely received any special attention or exercise.


Thirty 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 dogs and cats happy and that is still our number one goal today.


An amazing staff of 15 has plenty of time and space to facilitate just what dogs love: playing, eating, and napping! They also strive to make cats comfortable, giving special attention where needed and giving each cat time to exercise and explore. It has always been about our love for dogs and cats at Happy Tails Kennel and still is!


  • We're currently accepting new daycare clients!  


  • We are not accepting new clients for boarding at this time during Summer 2021.


  • Please call and check on boarding availability or to be added to our waitlists!

  • Please be aware boarding spots fill up FAST, especially during holidays, spring break and summer months.

  • We have waitlists going year round for Christmas and Thanksgiving.




Mon-Fri: 7:30am-6:00pm

​​Sat/Sun: 8:30am-6:00pm

Ideally, please drop off before 4:00pm so your pet has time to acclimate under our care!

Tours available daily: 


No appointment necessary!


Our address:

415 Prado Road

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


Phone Number:

(805) 546-0587


Fax Number:

(805) 543-8963




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