It has been said that when you rescue an animal, they’re really rescuing you. Being a voice for the voiceless is one monumental way we can give back to the world around us.
One organization that never turns away a canine in need is the group of highly dedicated dog enthusiasts at Yorba Linda’s own Happy Tails Ranch.
To date, the Happy Tails team has answered every rescue call that has come their way, offering all of their services to best assist the situation.
This family-owned, dog-loving group serves pets and their pet parents alike throughout the Orange County area.
Answering and assisting with a multitude of rescue calls means Happy Tails serves as a safe haven for dogs who have found themselves on their own.
With the help of her daughter, who works alongside her each day, owner Mary Dozier has been on a mission to help dogs out of their current plight, setting them on the path to finding their “furever” homes since 2019.
Happy Tails also extends its services to new pet owners after the adoption is in place, taking them under their wing to ensure the brightest future possible.
This assistance includes offering mentoring, training, and one month of free daycare for extra help during such an exciting, yet transitional time.
Dozier cites her mentor, world-renowned dog trainer Cesar Millan, as her source of inspiration in starting her business, mainly due to his love and respect for all living beings.
Dozier is also certified through Millan’s training program, Training Cesar’s Way: Achieving Balance & Harmony.
“When I asked Cesar about starting this business and asked with hesitation about our outcome,” she recalls, “he said to me that ‘you have to want it more than you fear it,’ and that has always stuck with me.”
In addition to finding these sweet souls a place to call home, Happy Tails also provides dog-walking services to individuals who want to ensure their pets have the proper exercise, mental well-being, and social interaction they need, even with a busy schedule.
Regular walks (especially with their playful peers) boast a bevy of health benefits for dogs—not to mention their human counterparts—including lower blood pressure, improved cardiovascular strength, and less stress.
On the weekends, pet owners are encouraged to join in on a large group play and walk event to give dogs a dose of extra bonding time.
Want to get involved and make a deserving dog’s day (or life?) Dozier is happy to announce that Happy Tails Ranch will be hosting adoption events every weekend during the month of August.
She invites you to stop by and spend some time with their available dogs—but be warned—you’re guaranteed to fall for at least one of the four-legged, furry friends you’ll meet.