Our Team

The team at Just Happy Hounds is excited to meet you and your best friend so that you can enjoy the amenities at Just Happy Hounds.  Our staff is dedicated to the health and happiness of your dog.  Beyond a passion for dogs, our vet techs bring over eight years of combined experience caring for canines.  We take great pride in the job that we do.  Please take time to get to know us!

Sarah Mills, General Manager

Sarah became a member of the JHH team from the ground up, bringing with her years of experience and expertise.  Sarah is an instrumental part of making Just Happy Hounds the best place in Birmingham for both you and your dog!

"This is not a job for me, it is my passion. Loving every fur baby that comes through door as my own is what brings me the most joy."

Sarah is a part of the Birmingham Auxiliary, which she loves deeply and a proud member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) where she is certified in behavioral training.  Her other credentials include certifications via Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program that serves as a model for programs around the world and is a good starting point for more advanced training and consideration as a therapy dog.  Specific CGC certifications include AKC CGC, Urban CGC, Puppy CGC Trainer and AKC Good Citizen Evaluator.


Franchon Franklin, Trainer

Franchon has been with Just Happy Hounds from the beginning and describes herself as a lifelong "dog lover".   She has over 18 years of hands-on experience working with dogs of all breeds.  A teacher and a problem solver at heart, Franchon also spent some time mentoring students in their pursuit of hight education where she received "The Circle of Excellence Award" for her efforts.  Her love for dogs, however, brought her back to Just Happy Hounds.  Franchon is currently pursuing aspirations in areas of dog training, rescue & placement, and helping emotional canines better connect with their owners.