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 the Office Manager here at Happy Tails. 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 animals. Jenna soon plans to open up her very own animal rescue/boarding facility!



Also known as "Vero" :) is our Kennel Manager.
Vero's 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, her family owns a farm that she helps manage. 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 Blue Nose Pitty Kalila, Lady Ezra the cat & two guinea pigs, Timmy and Bobby!


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 one of our kennel techs. She is 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!


Eden is one of our kennel techs and bathers. She has a passion for animals and has a Calico cat named Mimi. Eden is also an English major at Cuesta College. When she isn't working at HT, doing school work, or hanging out with Mimi, she enjoys writing her own fantasy fiction short stories!


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 another one of our wonderful kennel techs! 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!

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