Our Staff

Diann: Owner

This year Diann is celebrating 29 years of owning Happy Tails Kennel! She is a Cal Poly alumni who has been working with animals her whole life. Diann's side kicks are Ranger, RaiRai, and Lady. Two Malinois and a German Shepard. Di likes to spend her free time at her vacation house in Shaver Lake. If she isn't here, she is probably there!

Alisha: On-Site Manager

Alisha is our second Manager and also our on-site resident here at HT. Alisha does night check almost every night. She hands out bedtime biscuits then tucks in all the dogs for bed. She is the fur momma to a sphynx kitty named Kiki and two pups, Mia and Keela! In her free time, Alisha likes to go swimming. She also loves shopping, especially for makeup! She is so artistic and very creative.


Hailie: Kennel Supervisor

Hailie is our Happy Tails Kennel Tech Manager. She ensures that all the doggos are getting along, being well taken care of and getting lots of play time out in the yards! Hailie is a graduate from the University of Pacific and has a degree in Environmental Studies where she also played on their women's basketball team. She is the proud mom of a dog, Mowgli, and a cat, Mister. When Hailie isn't at work, she is probably watching sports or outside exploring Los Osos with Mowgli.


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


Eden is one of our kennel technicians 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!


Jenna is another one of our office assistants here at Happy Tails. She also is the proud dog mommy to Cody and Rainy. Jenna loves all animals and has a strong passion for their well-being. In the near future, she wants to have her very own animal sanctuary/farm up and running!


Camryn is also a kennel technician and bather her at Happy Tails Kennel.

Jess:  Manager

Jess is the Manager here at Happy Tails. She oversees both staff and pets that come in and out of our facility. Jess also a Cal Poly alumni, graduated with a degree in Animal Science. Jess is the fur momma to two dogs: Sadie and Titan, and a cat: Stella! When she isn't in the office, she is in the kitchen cooking delicious meals or outside hiking with her dogs.

Liz: Assistant Manager

Liz is our Assistant Manager here at Happy Tails. Liz was a vet tech for many years and utilizes that experience here at HT by helping ensure all the pets are healthy and happy. Liz is also our kitty whisper. Liz has three cats of her own! Nana Moo, Bagheera also know as Kitten, and our retired office, cat Chester! Liz also adopted her very first dog this past year! His name is Socks.

Veronica: Cleaning Supervisor

Veronica is our Cleaning Cupervisor. She is in charge of making sure our facility, kennels, yards, and every nook and cranny in between are in tip-top shape. Vero is also a Costa Rican native. Back in Costa Rica, her family owns a farm that she helps manage and run. She has a business degree with a concentration in hospitality. She moved to SLO a little over a year ago and has been working at Happy Tails ever since. Veronica is the proud momma of two guinea pigs, Timmy and Bobby. 


Shelby is one of our office assistants, kennel technicians, and bathers. Shelby use to bring her son, a Great Dane named Finn, to doggy daycare at Happy Tails when he was just a puppy and before she even worked here! Shelby has now been with us for a over a year and Finn is now over 135 pounds.


Natalie is another one of our kennel technicians and bathers. Natalie works with cats, dogs, and horses! She is currently attending Cal Poly and is majoring in Animal Science. Not only is Natalie going to school and working but she is also on Poly's Polo team and is the team's Horse manager too!


Caroline is another one of our Cal Poly Animal Science student employees! Before becoming a kennel tech and bather here at HT, she was a vet tech at an animal hospital. Caroline has amazing work ethic and great values. She currently volunteers raising puppies that are being trained to become guide dogs for the blind!


Kyla has been working with dogs for years! Before joining our Happy Tails team, she use to work at a humane society. Thats where she fell in love and adopted her dog, Honey. While working behind the scence at HT as a kennel tech and bather, Kyla is also going to school to get her real estate license!

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