The Pack Leaders

With a passion to provide the best possible facility and service for your pet the Happy Tails Team will care, supervise and cuddle your pet whilst in our care at daycare.  Happy Tails provides a cage free, off-lease dog daycare so your pet will learn to socialise in a safe, friendly environment.


JANINE - With a background career in sales and over 30 years experience working in the freighting industry it was time for a change.  As it turned out a dramatic change.  Having a love of and passion for our 4 legged friends I found myself setting up a dog daycare business in 2007.  Within a very short time Happy Tails was inspired.  Thanks to our loyal client base we now provide a unique, quality service for our customers.  Seen here with my precious pooches Bogart and Chester.

VICKI - Joined our Happy Tails Team in 2009 - Vicki has worked as a veterniary nurse for approximately 7 years, run her own pet shop business in Tawa and assisted in running kennels for several years.  Vicki mainly covers Titahi Bay through to the Northern and Western suburbs.   Seen here with her K9 family - Inka, Xena and Samson.

DANIEL - Joined our Happy Tails Team in 2010 - After spending many years as a bus driver he then became a driving instructor for the buses and heavy vehicles.  He picks up and cares for our Kapiti K9s - Seen here with his K9 family Teddyboy and Egypt.

PAULINE - Joined our Happy Tails Team in 2012. She has worked for many years in kennels. Pauline assists in supervising our yard Monday to Friday and is our senior dog cuddler (especially with the small dogs). Seen here with her family of dogs, Gypsy, Elle and Syd.

SUZANNE - Joined our Happy Tails Team in 2014 - Having been a home maker for many years it was a very steep learning curve getting back into full time employment and having the K9s showing her the ropes.  Seen here with one of our HT K9s - Shakia.

JEMMA - Joined our team permanently last year to assist with supervising the dogs on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays. She also covers some administration duties which includes sending out the invoices on Fridays. 
Jemma has been apart of the Team over a number of years casually she is a jack of all trades with experience in a number of jobs some being Retail, Security, nursing & child daycare experience but now is busy caring for our 4 legged kind.  She has an old K9 boy called Baldy at home.

CAIN - Joined our Happy Tail Team in October 2017 -  Cain works part-time for us on picking up & dropping off our dogs a couple of days a week.  Cain also manages his own personal training business.  Cain has an Alaskan Malumute called Myla who comes to school every day.