In 2009 I was a sophomore in high school and working at a local kennel in my hometown of Daphne, AL. I absolutely loved my job but a new manager with poor leadership skills soon lead me to rethink my decision to continue working there. After leaving I couldn’t get over how much I missed hanging out with the pets I used to care for in the kennel, I had built relationships with these animals and really missed them!
My own dog Reggie had terrible separation anxiety and never did well at the kennel, his neuroses got my wheels spinning… What if I started watching my neighbors dogs, but with the twist of I’ll be the one who does the traveling, the pets can stay home and enjoy their normal surroundings, routine, and have fun in their own space.
As it turns out there are a lot of pet owners who hate dropping their best friends off at the kennel, they know their pet is uncomfortable during their entire stay.
It’s been a little while since I first hatched the idea to create pet care options that focus on your pet’s comfort and happiness, in the past 10 years I’ve created a team of animal loving staff in two locations that share my mission of keeping pets happy, active, and stress free. My goal has and always will be for each pet that we care for to be as happy as possible, and for each fur parent to enjoy a stress free vacation confident in their choice of pet care.
I started Happy Hound August 9, 2009 when I was 15. It started out all fun and games, but people took me seriously... It's been one adventure after another, and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
Since starting this business, I've been blessed with unimagined success in the forms of friends, mentors, life lessons, and best of all a profession that makes me look forward to getting out of bed everyday.
Thank you all for making this dream a reality!
My name is Heaven! I am 22 years old with a 3 year old son. I have been working with animals from very young, and knew that I loved all animals by the time I was 10! I love hiking, swimming and spending time with my little family! I'm very happy to become a part of the Happy Hound Team!
THIS IS WHERE OUR HEART IS IN. WE LOVE ANIMALS AND THE PEOPLE THEY BELONG TO. LOVING ANIMALS, PEOPLE, AND OUR COMMUNITY COMES NATURALLY TO US.
COMMUNITY SERVICE IS ROOTED IN THE HEARTS OF THE HAPPY HOUND FAMILY. EACH OF OUR PET SITTERS ARE INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES LIKE MEDICAL MISSIONS, YOUTH GROUP OUTREACH, SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAMS, AND ANIMAL RESCUE PROJECTS.
WE'RE PROUD TO SAY THAT 10 PERCENT OF ALL HAPPY HOUND PROFITS GO DIRECTLY TO LOCAL MISSIONS AND ANIMAL RESCUES! BY PARTNERING WITH HAPPY HOUND, YOU'RE NOT ONLY PARTNERING WITH A COMPANY THAT VALUES YOU, BUT YOU'RE INVESTING IN A COMPANY THAT VALUES YOUR COMMUNITY AT LARGE.