© 2018 Happy Tails Kennel

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.


Twenty-seven 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 20 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 and still is!

Phone: 805-546-0587


Fax: 805-543-8963


Email: happytailskennel@gmail.com

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

​​Sat-Sun: 8:30am - 6:00pm

Tours are available from 11am-4pm.


415 Prado Rd.,

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

  • We are currently on a waitlist for new daycares.


  • Occasionally we do have a waitlist for weekends especially during the summer months and/or holidays


  • Feel free to call and check on boarding dates or be added to our waitlist.

  • Please be aware that we fill up fast especially during holidays. We do have waitlist year round for Christmas and Thanksgiving.