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!
Hello fellow pet lovers! I am so excited to be a part of Happy Hound! I am happy to be able to bring with me many years experience grooming and walking doggos. I am one of those people who grew up with multiple pets in and out of the house. I cannot remember a point in my life when I didn't have kitties and doggies (as well as various other critters) around. Being able to go to work and spend quality time, in the outdoors, walking happy puppers, or taking care of other babies, is definitely my idea of the perfect job. I cannot wait to make more furry friends!"
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.