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.

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.


Laura is new to El Paso, originally from California. She use to work as a Veterinarian Tech, but is currently studying to be an American Sign Language Interpreter. She has always had a love for animals and is a mama to a 3yr old German Shepherd/ Belgian Malinois named Xena. Laura 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.


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.


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.


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.


Michelle currently services the Westside 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.


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.


Jenny grew up in Indiana and moved to El Paso with her husband, who is in the Army. She grew up with dogs and cats and currently has two dogs of her own. She is an animal lover and can’t wait to meet and spend time with your pet(s). She has a degree in Criminal Justice and enjoys spending her free time with her family, crafting, and taking long walks. Randi services the Westside area of El Paso.


Julie services the Westside & Upper Valley area of El Paso.


Jennifer is a huge animal lover and grew up having all kinds of animals as part of her family. She currently has 3 dogs. Jennifer has experience fostering and homing service dogs as well. She believes the best behaved dogs are not just well trained, but well exercised. Jennifer currently services the Upper Valley.


Krista was born and raised in El Paso and graduated from UTEP in 2013 with a BBA in Marketing. She owned a retro modern inspired women’s clothing online shop for several years. She has a lifetime of experience caring for doggies from growing up in a dog loving family. She always had doggies to love and care for. Not until she met her husband in 2012, did Krista discover how much she loves cats because of her husbands love for them. She now blames her husband for turning her into a “crazy cat lady” and is loving every second of it. In 2017, she humanely trapped an injured feral cat in need of surgery which sucked her into the world of cat rescue. She is an active team member for the local non-profit Cat Rescue Corporation group. Krista is highly experienced in the Trap-Neuter-Return program for feral cats and has personally trapped close to 175 feral cats to get them spayed/neutered, vaccinated and/or receive medical treatment. Aside from TNR, Krista also spends her days fostering litters of kittens. Since April, Krista has screened hundreds of people interested in adopting and found over 200kittens and cats homes with the help of lots of amazing fosters parents. She also manages and cares for 4 cat colonies daily on the westside and manages the social media accounts for Cat Rescue Corporation all while caring for her own 8 cats and 3 dogs at home. With her efforts and the efforts of many others, Krista hopes to help reduce and stabilize the feral/stray cat population in El Paso through the TNR program, to educate people about the TNR program and how to properly care for these cats that need our help. She looks forward to meeting and servicing her clients pets and loving them like her own. Krista services the Westside of El Paso.


Isabel is a native El Pasoan who grew up in the north east side of town. Isabel has a bachelors in Corporate Communication minor in Sociology. She loves all animals and has been around dogs all of her life! She has pet sit for family and friends prior to happy tails and understands pets are family. She currently has a fur baby named Kendrick and is excited to care for your babies! Isabel currently services Central and Northeast El Paso.


Pam currently services Kern, UTEP, and Westside areas of El Paso.

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