Our Staff

Diann: Owner

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: Office Manager

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: Assistant Manager

Jenna is a SLO native with an extensive background in the Veterinary field. Jenna is a proud dog mama to her Chiweenie pups, Rainy + Jack! 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!


Veronica: Back Kennel Manager

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: Kennel Tech

Joanna is the Happy Tails employee that has been with us the longest! She started when she was 15 and going on 6 years with us! She loves art and is taking classes at Cuesta College while she figures out her next step!

Camryn: Kennel Tech

Camryn is also a SLO local! When she's not working at Happy Tails 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: Office Assistant/Kennel Tech

Meagan is a Cal Poly grad. Her passion is 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!

Sami : Kennel Tech

Sami was born in a small town in Jackson, California and attended Chico State! She's been working with dogs since high school and her dream and goal is to train service dogs for people who suffer from PTSD and mental disorders. She loves everything Harry Potter, has a cat named Luna and enjoys sitting at the beach with a good book!