About Happy Tails

Happy Tails Pet Resort is an independent, family-owned and operated pet boarding and daycare facility on a two-acre site in Cedar Park serving Central Texas. Brenda Tatro is the owner and on-site manager. The facility includes 137 climate-controlled suites for dogs with private outdoor patio and a large open-air interior courtyard for group play. The climate-controlled cat room provides 23 condos and a spacious free-roam and play area. Happy Tails Pet Resort was founded in 2001 by Dr. Jeff May and his wife Debra, founders and former owners of Crossing Animal Clinic. Brenda purchased the business in March 2015.

Brenda Tatro


Brenda brings more than 20 years of experience to Happy Tails Pet Resort as a professional pet groomer, the co-owner of Two Chicks Grooming for 10 years, a show dog handler, and a life-long pet owner. Brenda holds an associate degree in business management. After graduation and before following her dream to work with animals, Brenda was employed as a department manager for a grocery store chain. In addition to her love for dogs and cats, Brenda owned horses for a number of years. As a teenager she trained in hunter/jumper, competed in local shows and worked at a boarding stable to earn money for riding lessons.

Happy Tails Pet Resort is a member of the International Boarding and Pet Services Association (IBPSA) and adheres to IBPSA professional industry standards and code of conduct. Brenda is certified as an IBPSA Pet Care Specialist. She is a member of the board of directors of the Staffordshire Terrier Club of America and the Texas Gulf Coast American Staffordshire Terrier Club. Brenda owns and trains six American Staffordshire Terriers that have reached champion and/or grand champion status, with several being nationally ranked. Brenda shows her dogs and those of several other owners in national competition.

Brenda is passionate about her commitment to provide a safe, comfortable environment and a fun home-away-from-home experience for your pets. Her goal is to maintain the highest professional standards of operation and consistent, caring services for clients.

Meet our Lead Staff

Employees receive a thorough orientation training and Happy Tails Pet Resort provides ongoing training for all kennel techs to increase their knowledge and reinforce our standards of operation. Managers and lead employees hold a certification in First Aid and CPR for Pets.


Mike Sells

General Manager


Tammy Leonelli

Lead Receptionist


Sherry Sadler McDonnell

Community Relations/Marketing

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