Our JHH Team is anxious to meet you and your best friend so you can enjoy the amenities at Just Happy Hounds. Please take time to get to know us!
The Just Happy Hounds Staff has over 65 years of dog training experience!
Meet Sarah Mills, our General Manager!
Sarah joined the JHH Team from the ground up. With joining Just Happy Hounds, she brings years of experience with her.
Sarah grew up in Guntersville, Alabama and then moved to the Birmingham area in 2007. She now lives in Moody with her loving family.
Sarah is a part of the Birmingham Auxiliary in which she loves.
She says that this is not a job, it is her passion for she loves every fur baby that comes through the door as though it was her own.
Sarah is an instrumental part of making Just Happy Hounds the best place in Birmingham for both you and your dog!
Sarah is a proud member of IACP - International Association of Canine Professionals.
Meet Erica Janda, Assistant Manager!
Erica Janda is not only new to Birmingham, but is also new to Just Happy Hounds!
Erica grew up in Atlanta where her passion for animals began at an early age.
She has volunteered for different humane societies for the last five years, fostered for the last year, and also worked for a doggie day care in Atlanta until she moved here in May with her husband Scott, her dog Daisy, and two cats Percy and Bailey.
Erica loves her family very much and is excited to be part of the Just Happy Hounds team!
Meet Brittney Bate, Handler Supervisor!
Brittney is 26 years old and her passion is animals.
Brittney has 2 dogs - an American pit bull, Chocolate, and a boxer named Tiger.
She has been working with animals for about 5 years.
Brittney always has a smile on her face and is a joy to be around.
"I'm excited to be a part of the JHH Team!"
Meet Terri, Certified Dog Groomer
Terri is 49 years old, has a 13 year old, a 27 year old, a granddaughter who is 2 and six kittens. She has always loved animals.
Terri worked for the transportation security Administration at the Birmingham Airport for 9 years, but was not happy there. She had a passion for animals and wanted to work with them. At the end of 2012, Terri got the opportunity to learn dog grooming. She trained and became a certified dog groomer in 2013.
Terri loves grooming and would love to meet your fur baby!!!!
Meet Ladale Kennedy, Dog Trainer!
Ladale joined the Just Happy Hounds Team in 2016. He began training dogs in the Army and has trained dogs for over 30 years.
Ladale has put together a comprehensive dog training program for Just Happy Hounds with all types of obedience training, group and private sessions as well as resort dog training. He loves dogs and wants each pup to live up to his or her potential.
Ladale and his wife live in Tarrant.
We're proud to have Ladale Kennedy, Experienced Dog Trainer, as part of the Just Happy Hounds Team!
Ladale is a proud member of IACP - International Association of Canine Professionals.
Ravin is a 2014 grad from St Clair County High school.
She has been doing animal rescue since she was 13 with her mom.
If you don't see her helping with rescue animals, you will find her at Church Of The Highlands serving as a greeter.
JUST HAPPY HOUNDS Midtown is your #1 choice, conveniently located for dog loving professionals doing business in and around the UAB-Kirklin Clinic area, Railroad Park, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham’s Financial District, I-65, I-20/I-59 & the Red Mountain Expressway providing doggie daycare, boarding, grooming, bathing and training.
Please call us today at 205.777.3699.