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. 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 grew up in Guntersville, Alabama, and then moved to the Birmingham area in 2007.  She now lives in Moody with her loving family.

She is a part of the Birmingham Auxiliary, which she loves deeply and a proud member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP).


Katelyn Albert, Operations Manager

Katelyn Albert joined the JHH team in late June. She currently has two dogs, Maya and Whitey. She has a wide spread of love for all animals. Katelyn hopes to one day open her own doggy daycare business with a small rescue for beaten and abused animals. She is finishing up her biology degree with a minor in business at UAB to become an animal behaviorist. “Animals are my life, and I wouldn’t change it for the world”

Operations Manager
Katelyn Albert

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.