Born and raised in northeastern New Jersey. Graduated from Holy Trinity High School and Fairleigh Dickenson University with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. Moved to London in 1978 and married my husband Rocky in London in December 1980. Moved to New York in 1983 and joined Chemical Bank in 1983. Chemical Bank eventually became JPMorgan Chase through a series of mergers. Rose to the level of Vice President and transferred to Chase Bank Texas in 1998 and took early retirement in 2003. Started Happy Tails Pet Sitting upon retirement in 2003. My husband and I currently reside in Katy, TX.
About Happy Tails Pet Sitting
I am a retired VP from JP Morgan Chase. I took early retirement in 2003 and started Happy Tails Pet Sitting. I have always loved animals and being in the company of animals. Our goal has always stayed the same: To make travel stress free for pet owners and their pets. We believe that pets are more comfortable and less stressed when they can stay in their own homes while their owners are at work or out of town. We believe that also reduces the stress and the anxiety of the pet owner knowing someone responsible is taking care of their pets and watching out for their homes while they are away. We take care of our customer's pets and their homes just like they are our own. And that doesn't mean just coming to your pet and your home for a short visit just to feed them. We will do everything that you do when you care for your pet. We make sure they get not only fresh food and water but also affection, attention and play time. We administer any necessary medications at no additional cost.
ââââWe charge a flat rate. There are no "extra charges" for any service.
We are happy to:
Provide fresh food and Water at every visit
Clean litter boxes or cages
Prepare special meals for pets finicky tastes or medical conditions
Provide attention and affection to ease loneliness and anxiety
Administer medications at no additional cost
Mid-day potty breaks for dogs whose owners work long hours
Bring in any packages or newspapers left on your property
Collect your mail
Alter lights and blinds
âTake out garbage and return emptied bins
Water plants - indoor and outdoor
Clean up pet messesâ
Services Not Offered:
Boarding of any type
Grooming of any type
We do everything we can to make it look like everything is normal at your home.
Katy Pet Sitters
Maddy - She's so cute
10%% off Your first pet sitting job for new clients only
Happy Tales has been caring for our dogs for many years. They are wonderful! Our dogs are happy to see us when we get home, but they are calm and happy within 15 minutes. Nothing like the behavior we have seen when boarding, they are anxious, nervous and panting for an entire day afterward. Happy Tales are very competent giving medications and taking good care of my sick dogs when I was in Europe. They communicate well and give my dogs the same care and love I do.
- Doreen D. 0/14/2020
Richelle has been watching our 3 dogs for over 5 years with great service. She's very responsive and attentive to the dogs and their needs.
- Alek Schott. 0/14/2020
Richelle has been watching my three pups for 9 years now. It’s wonderful having someone who I know truly cares about the pups, and they love her. She’s so helpful when I have last minute requests, and gives them extra love when I’m on long trips.
- Bonnie Tyler. 0/14/2020
Happy Tails Pet Sitting owners are true animal lovers that provide excellent, caring and dependable care of my cat Lucy and even my Koi fish when I travel. I highly recommend them!
- Ron McDonald. 0/14/2020
Happy Tails has spoiled us and our pets for over fifteen years. Susan and Rocky have had to handle such a variety of issues for us. They are experts at what they do and the proof is how relaxed our pets are when we get home.
- Robin Thornton. 0/14/2020
I know my kitties are always in good hands with Richelle.
- Tim Wood. 0/14/2020
Happy Tails has looked after our pets on two occasions and did a fantastic job. Susan and Rocky were very thorough and took excellent care of our cats. I highly recommend Happy Tails for your pet sitting needs!
- Tressa Procter-King. 0/14/2020
Since we found Happy Tails, we’ve never felt more secure leaving our fur babies at home. Makes getting away a lot more fun and stress free!
- Kelley Owen. 0/3/2020
Richelle, has been taking of our fur babies for years. I’m always happy with the service she has provided. I trust her with my cats and my home. Always leaves me a hand written note letting me know how the week went. Richell is very kind and caring.
- Darlene Zielke. 8/15/2019
I am so thankful for finding someone as wonderful and caring as! Richelle! My dogs get lots of attention. I can travel knowing they are well taken care of- peace of mind makes my time away enjoyable and worry free. Thanks Richelle for taking great care of my babies!!!
- Stephanie Pitre. 8/10/2019
Richelle loves animals and it shows in her care for our 3 cats, she always leaves s note for us and follows up make sure we're back from our trip. We love her!
- Chela Gillott. 8/9/2019
Happy Tails is reliable, affordable and thorough -- very accommodating of our senior cats who have special dietary needs. Kind and friendly and the ones we trust with our precious furbabies!
- Susan Rovegno. 7/27/2019
This was our first time using Happy Tails Pet Sitting for our vacation. Our dog and cat were happy and healthy when we got home. It really helps when you know that your pets are well taken care of while you are away. We plan on using their services again.
- Karen Miller. 7/27/2019
Great team of caring sitters. Our pets were very happy!
- Greg M. 7/14/2019
Happy Tails Pet Sitting has been part of our family for more than 5 years and we couldn’t lead our busy lives without them. We started out having one older golden who immediately fell in love with Rocky and Susan and looked forward to their two a day visits every work day. Then we added our golden girl Maddie, a rambunctious puppy to the mix and they gave her the time (and patience) that a new puppy needed.
Their flexibility of adding an additional visit or giving them a medicine was always met with a “sure no problem”. Never once in the 5 years have they had to cancel a visit. Almost unheard of in the service industry!
We would highly recommend them to take care of your fur babies!
- Brenda Lehman. 7/13/2019
Trustworthy and friendly service.
- Anu Heiskanen. 7/13/2019
I use Happy Tails Pet Sitting a lot! They are kind, flexible and make it possible for my pets to stay at home while I travel. I recommend them to my friends all the time.