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.


Jenna is our office assistant here at Happy Tails. She is a SLO native and is a proud dog mom to her Chiweenie, Rainy. Jenna's passion has always been animals. She has a strong background in the veterinary field and holds a very special place in her heart for senior pets.

Jenna plans to open up her very own animal sanctuary in the near future!


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!

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. 


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. 


Meagan is one of our office assistants and kennel techs here at Happy Tails. She recently graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Environmental Science. Working part time through school and in pet care for the elderly she found her passion for working with dogs and hopes to continue to pursue a career in pet care, dog training, and behavior therapy! Meagan is also the proud dog owner of her first pup and best friend, Bruce! They enjoy hiking, swimming, camping and traveling together :)

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