I started Happy Tails after eight years in the horse industry. During that time, I worked at several farms and stables doing everything from:
teaching beginner lessons
administering meds (including IM & IV)
equine physical therapy
grooming for Grand Prix riders
With the horses came dogs, and tons of them! I was always being asked to dog, cat, even coatimundi sit on the side. Caring for animals is my life’s work and calling. When I was little I fully expected to grow up to be a cat! Not sure I ever got over how that turned out, but getting to spend my days with animals is the next best thing!
I've worked for Happy Tails since 2008. I’ve always loved animals. I've had pets since I was in diapers and will probably still have pets when I'm in diapers again! When my girls were young they would bring home all sorts of creatures. And who gets to take care of them? MOM! I have cared for just about every kind of pet; dogs, cats, newts, hamsters, parakeets and fish. Right now I have a dog, Addy, an Australian Cattle Dog mix, the toughest, best big barn cat, Waffles, and a couple of horses. I love meeting new pets and learning their personalities and stories!
"Kylie and Barb are amazing ... don’t know what we’d do without them. They have provided excellent pet care for us for many years ... very dependable and professional ... great with our pets!"
- Pat Beauchamp
"Happy Tails has been our cat sitter for several years. Very reliable! It is a comfort to have someone dependable to care for our furry friends!"
- Gwen Jackman
"We have been using Happy Tails for more than a year and have always been well taken care of. Our kitties give Happy Tails two tails up!"
- Jessica B