Our Staff


Diann has been the proud owner of Happy Tails Kennel for 29 years! She is a Cal Poly alumni who has been working with animals her whole life. Diann's side kicks are two malinois - Ranger and RaiRai. Diann likes to spend her free time outdoors & at her vacation house in Shaver Lake. 


Jess is our FOH Manager. She oversees both staff and pets that come in and out of our facility. Jess is proud to be part of the Cal Poly alumni and graduated with a degree in Animal Science. Jess is a fur mama

to her dogs Sadie and Kane and a cat, Stella! When she isn't in the office, she's in the kitchen cooking delicious meals or outside hiking!


Jenna is our Assistant Manager.
She's a SLO native with an extensive background in the Veterinary field. Jenna is a proud dog mama to her Chiweenie pup, Rainy! Jenna's passion has always been animals and holds a very special place in her heart for senior dogs. (fun fact - she's wildly obsessed with cows!) Outside of work Jenna loves to go on adrenaline fueling adventures! She also plans on opening up her very own animal rescue/boarding facility in the near future!



Also known as "Vero" is our BOH Manager.
She is in charge of making sure our facility, kennels, yards and every nook-n'-cranny are in tip-top shape! She also ensures that all our doggos are getting along, being well taken care of and getting lots of play time in the yards! Vero is a Costa Rican native! Back in Costa Rica she owns a farm with lots of animals. Vero moved to SLO a little over 3 years ago and has been working at Happy Tails ever since! Vero is the proud momma her red nose pitty Kalila and Lady Ezra the cat.


Joanna is the Happy Tails employee that has been with us the longest! At age 15, Jo started working as a kennel tech. Now, 5 years later, she is still with us and working both in the back with the dogs and the front office! She loves art and is taking classes at Cuesta College while she figures out her next step!


Camryn is a kennel tech! And is also a SLO local! When she's not at work she enjoys the outdoors, gardening, traveling and spending time with loved ones. Camryn has a huge heart for all animals and her dream job is to rescue animals in need!


Meagan is a kennel tech and office assistant.

She is a Cal Poly grad. Meagan has a passion for working with dogs and hopes to continue pursuing a career in pet training! She is also a proud dog mom to her best friend, Bruce. They enjoy hiking, camping and traveling together!


Lili is a kennel tech! She is a 4th year student at Cal Poly studying animal science. Lili has always had a strong passion for animals and hopes to pursue a career in animal research and conservation! When Lili isn't working she loves spending time in nature, practicing yoga, drawing and painting!


Tseten is a kennel tech! She is an Animal Science major at Cal Poly with goals of becoming a veterinarian and specializing in emergency medicine and rehabilitation! She is a proud mama to her dog Charlotte, her cat Autumn and her horse Callaway + lots of fish :) When she's not working or studying she enjoys shadowing an equine veterinarian, baking and going to the snow!