Owner and Operator of Happy Dog Inn brings more than 35 years experience with dogs. He began his professional career as a USAF Police Dog Handler in 1976. In 1982 he founded Canine Behavior Consultants in Barrington, IL to assist people with Dog Behavior problems. Part of his training included a pack behavior study and wolf study. Tom spent a week at The San Francisco SPCA to observe their Animal Behavior program. In 1992 Tom and Canine Behavior Consultants moved to Scottsdale. Tom is a court approved expert on Dog Behavior in Scottsdale, Phoenix and the Maricopa County court systems. He also taught Continuing Education classes for the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association. In speaking with many clients through the years Tom learned of the need for a high quality Boarding facility. In 2002 The Happy Dog Inn opened for business. Tom and his wife Ilana have an Australian Shepherd named Ruby, a Terrier mix named Lewis and a Miniature Schnauzer named Frank.
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Donna considers The Happy Dog Inn a pleasant place to spend her days off. Her full-time role of zookeeper demands her attention to: 7 horses, 6 dogs, 2 goats, 2 cats, 2 birds, 1 chicken, 1 ferret, and 1 fish named Shark. Donna was gifted with a heart 3 sizes too big, and thus needs HDI so as not to smother her brood at home. Her work ethic is on another level, which is why you will often find her kneeling at dog-eye to embrace your fur babies with a hug.