Meet The Team

Meet Our Fantastic Team of Professional Pet Care Providers!


Courteney owns and operates Happy Tails. She has a B.S. in Veterinary Science from the University of Arizona and worked as a veterinary technician for 5 years. She is a native El Pasoan and is proud to service the people and pets of El Paso. Courteney services some Anthony, Westside and the Upper Valley areas of El Paso.


Travis also owns and operates Happy Tails.  He currently takes care of our office’s administrative duties and is available to Happy Tails sitter’s in an emergency. Travis also has an EMT training background.


Kristin is an avid animal lover and caretaker. She is our “pug expert” and mom of 2 sweet pugs! She came to El Paso with her husband, who is with the US Army. She worked as a professional pet sitter when stationed in Hawaii, and also volunteered at the SPCA there. Kristin currently services the Westside of El Paso.

Christine (Chris)

Chris owns two cats and one bird. She has worked as a professional dog groomer and veterinary technician. She was also employed at Pet Emporium. Just prior to joining the Happy Tails team, Chris owned and operated a professional pet sitting service in El Paso named Pet Stop Pet Sitting Service. She understands the importance of professional pet sitting, and treats every furry, feathered, and scaled client as her own! Chris currently services Santa Teresa and Upper Valley of El Paso.


Ebony has been pet sitting for Happy Tails since 2011 and is currently enrolled at EPCC. She has experience with normal house pets and unique or exotic pets. Ebony currently services Kern, some Westside, and Downtown areas of El Paso.


Lacey was brought to El Paso through the US Army. She has owned dogs most of her life and she has taken care of cats, snakes, fish, guinea pigs, and a bearded dragon.  She is very family oriented and believes a pet should be treated as a member of the family. Lacey currently services the Westside of El Paso.


Paula has lived in El Paso since 2001. When not pet sitting she works as a clinical psychologist and loves using animals for her personal “therapy”. Paula is an active foster home for From the Heart Rescue. She is also involved with other local community associations to help animals and people in need.  Paula currently services the Mesa Hills area of El Paso.


Stephanie has never met an animal she didn’t love. She has been pet sitting since she was a young teenager and full time sits with Happy Tails. Stephanie has experience with a variety of animals. She absolutely loves working with pets and strives to serve families well by caring for their furry family as they were her own. Stephanie currently services the Westside of El Paso.


Leah has always had a passion for animals . She is currently working towards her life dream of becoming a Veterinarian and is enrolled at NMSU. She spends her free time with her family and pets, being outdoors and volunteering at the Animal Services Shelter. Leah currently services the Eastside of El Paso.


Kevin grew up in El Paso and has a strong passion for animals. He has had employment with the Humane Society and Animal Services of El Paso. He aspires to be a service animal trainer in the future. Kevin currently services the Westside area of El Paso.


Sabrina grew up in El Paso and has cared for animals her entire life. Sabrina has been happily sitting with Happy Tails since 2011. She began pet sitting to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She now enjoys taking care of client’s pets. Sabrina currently services Northeast El Paso.


Lindsey is from South Dakota and loves all animals, especially dogs and cats. She knows she will love yours too. Lindsey is a military spouse with degrees in Nuclear Medicine Technology, Healthcare Management, Geography, and Geospatial Information Science (GIS). She is professional and reliable, and has previous pet care experience. Lindsey knows you will have peace in your mind knowing your loved one is going to receive the best care. Free ear and belly rubs! She looks forward to meeting you and your precious pet(s). Lindsey currently services West and Northwest El Paso.


Mary has grown up with animals her entire life and enjoys caring for all pets as if they were her own. She also has many years of experience as a tax professional and has lived in El Paso for over 40 years. Mary currently services the Eastside of El Paso.


Suyapa moved to El Paso in 2015 with her husband, who is currently in the US Army. She has been around and taken care of animals her entire life. When she is not substitute teaching or pet sitting, she is spending time with her four dogs and two cats. Suyapa currently services Santa Teresa and Upper Valley area of El Paso.


Donna recently moved to El Paso from Connecticut where she was involved in many animal rescue organizations that took care of cats, dogs and most recently a horse /donkey rescue that also handled farms animals.  She is a lifelong animal rescuer and caretaker having had many fur babies of her own. She now shares her home with Jazper, a Cocker Spaniel from a rescue in NYC.  She is an Operations Business Manager by profession but her passion has always been caring for the health and well being of animals.  Donna services the Westside of El Paso.


Jennifer has over 20 years of pet sitting experience and has loved every minute of it. She is an ESOL instructor at El Paso Community College and UTEP and has an M.A. in Linguistics. Jennifer is also a licensed speech therapist assistant.  She and her husband have two sweet, but naughty kitties (Sam and Bea) who are their fur babies. She understands how important people’s pets are to them. Jennifer currently services the Westside of El Paso, Kern and UTEP areas.


Judy was born in Buffalo New York, but raised in El Paso. She enjoys the weather here. She has always had a deep respect for animals and enjoys caring for all types of pets. Judy volunteered at a pet sanctuary for two years and has experience administering medications to dogs and cats. She has years of pet sitting experience and has serviced dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, birds, hamsters, horses, donkeys, iguanas, snakes, and fish. Judy currently services the Eastside and some Lower Valley area of El Paso.


Bridget brings experience to the Happy Tails team through working at a dog sanctuary.  She has worked with both healthy and sick animals,  and is experienced with convalescent care. Bridget also has experience with ferrets, dogs, cats, fish, reptiles, and other exotic pets. Her passion has always been animals, and she looks forward to meeting and servicing her client’s pets. Bridget currently services the Eastside of El Paso.


Alyssa was raised in a military family and has lived several places, but is originally from Colorado. She has owned dogs her entire life and truly enjoys spending time with pets. Alyssa has over four years of pet sitting experience from other duty stations, before her move to El Paso. She believes pets have a lot to offer people. Through this position she is able to fulfill her passion of being attentive and caring to our four legged friends. Alyssa currently services the Northeast & Kern areas.


Emily is originally from the state of Colorado. She came to El Paso with her family, through the US Army. Emily has several years of pet sitting experience, gained from other duty stations. She is familiar with all types of pets and has the most experience with dogs. Pets have always played an important role for her while growing up and she understands how important they are as family members. Emily currently services the Northeast & Kern area.


Cynthia was born and raised in El Paso. She grew up in the El Paso High area and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Cynthia has been surrounded by pets her entire life and currently owns four dogs. She has two dachshunds, Jagger & Axl, that were rescued from the Animal Rescue League, one Weimerainer, Violet, and little Jolie who she inherited after her mother passed away in 2016. Cynthia is passionate about caring for animals and treasures the joy that they bring to our lives. She looks forward to meeting clients and their furry friends and promises to give them the TLC that they deserve. Cynthia currently services the Westside & Kern area.


Jessica services the Westside & Kern area of El Paso.


Katie is a Sun City native and has grown up with animals her entire life.  Since she was young she would pet sit for her friends and family.  Katie has a degree from UTEP in Communication Studies and soon plans to get her teaching certification.  She lives an active lifestyle, whether it be hiking with her beloved Border Collie, Roscoe, camping or cooking for her loved ones.  She is proud to be part of the Happy Tails team and looks forward to taking care of your beloved fur babies! Katie services Mesa Hills and Kern area of El Paso.


Jamie is a lover of and an advocate for all animals. She has a BA in English, but also has 10 years personal experience as a petsitter and professional experience as a veterinary assistant and a kennel technician. She loves to spend her extra time with her husband and two teen boys as well as her two pugs, Hammy and Pig Pig. Jamie services the Eastside of El Paso.


Katherine found her way to El Paso in 2016 as an Army wife. She has two human children and two fur babies. Katherine brings years of pet sitting experience from previous duty stations and is passionate about being apart of the Happy Tails Pet Sitting team. She has experience with both farm animals and house pets. She looks forward to meeting you and your pets! Katherine currently services the Upper Valley and Northwest areas of El Paso.


Tami is an animal lover who has been pet sitting for almost a decade. She believes all pets are family members and currently has one dog, a handful of cats, fish and turtles. She has volunteered at local shelters as a foster to neonatal kittens. She also rescues and fosters kittens and puppies. As an animal lover, Tami understands the importance of finding someone to care for your pets when you can’t be there. She believes that every furry family members has a distinct personality with specific needs, likes and wants. Tami services the Far East and Eastside.


 Josie is originally from Lawrence Kansas. She worked in the dental field for many years, and was a pet sitter on the side. She moved to El Paso with her husband, son, 3 English Bulldogs, and rabbit in 2018. Josie is a compassionate animal lover & caregiver. Josie currently services the Westside area of El Paso.


 Annae has been a volunteer, rescuer, and a foster mom for animals since 2013. She has a wide variety of experience with everything from reptiles to horses, and enjoys meeting new animals. As a psych student she hopes to one day incorporate different animals into her clinical work as a therapist. Annae currently services the UTEP & Central areas of El Paso.


Amanda is a native of the El Paso area who has been an animal lover her entire life. She has been pet sitting off and on for 14 years. She has an accounting degree, but she plans to return to school to become a nurse. She is a dog mom to Lyla and Kobe. In her spare time, she loves to read, listen to music, and watch sitcoms. Amanda currently services the Westside of El Paso.


Jacquelyn has experience volunteering and assisting with various kinds of animals. She enjoys interacting with them, and raises her own pets in a loving environment. Jacquelyn currently owns one dog named Duke and two cats named Zazu and Nala. She believes all pets should be nurtured and always feel loved. Jacquelyn also has enjoyed pet sitting for family and friends years before joining the Happy Tails team. She has a strong passion for working with animals and looks forward to meeting and servicing her clients pets. Jacquelyn currently service the Westside of El Paso.


Lia is an experienced pet sitter who has been helping families with their pets since she was young. She has a deep connection with pets. Pet sitting in her free time sparked her to take on a professional pet sitting role with Happy Tails. Lia grew up on a farm in Kansas, moved to Virginia, then Arizona and now enjoys her time living in El Paso servicing clients here. She is comfortable working with all breeds and types of pets, including scaled friends. She is a mother of three (two humans and one German Shepherd). Lia currently services the Far East area of El Paso.


Celina has been an animal-lover her entire life. She has grown up on a farm with many animals in her home and was taught how to care and love them by her parents. Celina feels as animals have always been her “escape” because they are comforting and listen in their own way. Having lived on a farm, and an experienced rider, she has extra experience caring for horses and farm animals. Celina also has experience with caring for and riding horses with the racetrack. She has been pet sitting for friends and acquaintances for several years before joining the Happy Tails Team. Celina currently services Anthony, Northwest, and Upper Valley areas of El Paso.


Holly is from Tennessee but made El Paso her permanent home in 2015. She is an active foster home for From The Heart Animal Rescue, and has taken care of dozens of dogs with special needs. She also has owned and cared for cats, rats, fish, and bearded dragons. When not pet sitting or taking care of her own pets and foster dogs, she is a music teacher for LCPS. Holly services the Upper Valley and the westside of El Paso.


Robin recently retired after 25 years of federal employment as an Animal Health Technician/Mission Support Specialist with Customs and Border Protection-Canine Center El Paso. She has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the State of Texas since 2002. Robin is originally from Madison Wisconsin where she spent 15 years in Law Enforcement with 9 years as a canine instructor/handler in patrol and explosive (bomb) detection. Robin and her husband have 4 furry companions Darby, Dean, Dutch and Ivory, the retired CCEP breeding female. As a client of Happy Tails, Robin’s passion after retirement was to join the team and continue her love of animals by providing pet care for the community. Robin services the Upper Valley and the Westside of El Paso.


Jennifer was born in Korea, she moved to El Paso when she was a baby. She has lived all over but calls El Paso home. She worked WBAMC/Fort Bliss for 7 years as a CNA, Medical Technician and a Chiropractic Assistant. Her last job was the Nursery/Preschool Director at her church in Midland, TX (4 years). Jennifer loves all animals and people! She has two children and two English bulldogs who are definitely part of the family. She looks forward to helping care for your pets and promises to treat them like her own. Jennifer services the Westside.


Randi has lifelong experience with a wide array of animals. When she was younger she worked in her mother’s backyard rabbitry. Randi also has experience handling cows, goats, a pig, chickens and roosters from her family’s home. Growing up she lived with dogs, cats, hamsters, a bird and a ferret. Randi joined the military at 20 yrs old, but began a different path after injury. She is currently attending classes at the University of Texas at El Paso. Today, Randi lives with her own dog and cat, and also looks forward to servicing clients pets and loving them as one of her own. Randi services the Northeast area of El Paso.

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