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”. She is also involved with many 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 is currently a full time student. She has been pet sitting since she was a young teenager. Stephanie has experience with a variety of animals. She absolutely loves working with animals and strives to serve families well by caring for their pets as if 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.


Peter was born and raised in El Paso and has always had pets growing up.  He is bilingual in both English and Spanish. Peter has some college experience and plans to finish his degree in the coming year. Peter currently services the Westside and Central areas of El Paso.


Kelly has lived in El Paso since 2006.  She is currently enrolled in EPCC to become a veterinary technician and currently full time pet sits for Happy Tails.  Kelly currently services the Mesa Hills, Kern, and Central areas 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 Eastside of El Paso and Horizon.


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.


Martina is originally from Germany, but moved from Georgia to El Paso 2 1/2 years ago. She has a B.S. in Biology and always loved animals. She enjoys being outdoors and going on hikes with her two fur babies. Martina currently services the Eastside of El Paso. 

Ross & Maria Dolores

Ross & Maria Dolores have been residents of El Paso since 2002. They are passionate about their three dogs, Chelsey, Jerry, and Anubis, and often find themselves herding escaped neighborhood dogs back to their homes when on their daily walks. They are eager to meet your furry and scaly family members and to treat them as their own. Ross and Maria Dolores currently service the Upper Valley area of El Paso.


Melissa is an Army veteran and has lived in El Paso for over 23 years. She owns three cats and three dogs. Melissa brings experience from working at a doggie day care and boarding facility and is currently employed full time with The Humane Society of El Paso. She is well equipped to handle high anxiety pets and understands their need of a familiar environment. She is also in pursuit of continuing her education to become a veterinarian technician. Melissa services the Eastside of 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.


Sarah recently moved to El Paso with her husband, who is in the US Army, and three fur babies. With years of experience in zoos, the veterinary field, and pet sitting, Sarah has an immense passion and love for all animals. She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Assistant program with UNC Pembroke and has a degree in Biology. Sarah currently services Northeast El Paso.


Suyapa moved to El Paso in 2015 with her husband, who is currently in the Army. She has been around and taken care of animals her whole 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.


Julie is originally from Kansas City, MO, but moved to El Paso in 2011 with her family.  She is an avid animal lover and has five rescue pups of her own.  Julie has worked with rescue facilities over the years and has always had a dog, cat or bird as a part of the family. Julie has had experience with special needs dogs and cats. She considers all furry friends a part of your family and will take care of your loved one as if they were one of her own. When not pet-sitting Julie works with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program. Julie currently services Northwest and Upper Valley El Paso.


Sally has recently moved back to her hometown of El Paso after working and raising her children in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in business marketing. However, her true love, after her children, is owning and taking care of animals. In Tulsa, she took an assistant veterinarian course, worked in a large veterinary office and  worked in a large dog daycare and boarding business. Sally has experience taking care of dogs, cats, rabbits, sugar gliders, ferrets, hedgehogs, turtles and various rodents. She has 2 fur babies of her own: a Bichon/Poodle mix who she has raised since she was a puppy and a calico cat who she has raised since she was a kitten. Sally currently services the Northwest and Westside of El Paso.


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.


Erica is originally from Georgia and the Army brought her and her family to El Paso in 2014. She has been taking care of pets her entire life, everything from cats and dogs to goats and horses. She currently has two dogs and a cat and working toward completing her B.S. in Human Services. Erica enjoys hiking with her family and her furbabies in the mountains in El Paso and surrounding areas. Erica currently services the Northeast area of El Paso.


Taylor is a native El Pasoan and UTEP graduate. She earned a Bachelors degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Theory. Taylor has always rescued animals, and has experience with a variety of pets; from dogs and cats to iguanas and African dwarf frogs. She has a passion for animals and loves gardening and caring for house plants as well. Taylor currently services the Westside of El Paso.


Alex moved from Kansas City to El Paso 6 years ago, he graduated from Franklin and is currently studying Digital Media at UTEP. He has grown up around several different types animals his whole life. He also has experience with special needs pets.He currently has 6 dogs and enjoys walking his German Shepherd. Alex currently services the Westside of El Paso.


Melanie grew up in Galveston, TX were she was surrounded by dogs, cats, parrots, horses, snakes, & a Partridge in a pear tree.  She made her way to El Paso with her husband through the Army in 2016. Melanie has never met an animal she didn’t love and looks forward to loving on yours. Melanie currently serves the Westside of El Paso.


Aidan was born and raised in El Paso. She graduated from University of Arizona in 2013 with a Degree in Psychology. She recently moved back to El Paso to work for her family’s business. While in Arizona, she did some hobby pet sitting. Her family has always had several dogs and currently has 8 rescued dogs and 3 cats. Aidan loves taking care of them and loves all sizes of pets.  She regularly travels with her dogs and brings them to the family business.  Her pets are a priority and understands pets are important parts of every family.  Aidan currently services the Westside of El Paso.


Jasmine is an El Paso native. She is an animal lover and enjoys volunteering at the Humane Society in her spare time. Jasmine is a US Army spouse and loves to also spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys exploring new places, and learning new things! Jasmine is enrolled at UTEP hopes to become a physician assistant. She looks forward to caring for your fur babies as if they were her own! Jasmine currently services the Eastside of El Paso.


Dawn and her husband are originally from Massachusetts. She has 7 children and 7 grand dogs, and has been surrounded by dogs and cats throughout her life. Her 24 years of military life brought her to the El Paso area.  Dawn brings experience from hobby pet sitting for friends and neighbors at many of previous duty stations and volunteering at the local shelters. Her pets are a part of her family and she feels all pets should always be treated as such. Dawn currently services Fort Bliss.


Leslie was born and raised in El Paso and has always had a soft spot for animals.  She enjoys spending time with animals and is fascinated by their unique characteristics.  Leslie has been pet sitting for family and friends for years and is known to be gentle and kind to their pets.  She has three precious dogs – Kiki, Marker and Twinkie and Ms. Good Morning – her turtle.   Leslie has been in the Hotel Industry for 11 years and has 19 years of customer service experience under her belt.  She looks forward to caring for your pets and providing them companionship while you are away. Leslie currently services Northeast 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 Fort Bliss area.


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 Fort Bliss 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.


Barbara is an El Paso native. She has lived here for 40 years.  She worked at Valley Feed when she was younger, has experience with many pets, and has a strong passion for animals. Barbara owns four dogs, two chickens, a guinea pig and a cat. Her pets are family. She enjoys meeting new people and looks forward to treating your pets as family too! Barbara currently services Northwest El Paso.


Kristi, originally from Virginia, has grown up with animals her entire life. She has experience from domestic pets to farm animals and has enjoyed being around them all! As a dog owner herself (her babies pictured above), Kristi understands how hard it can be when owners need to be away. She looks forward to caring for your pets as if they were her own, so they will be comfortable right at home in her care. Kristi services Northwest El Paso.

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