About Us

An Expert, Loving Touch that Brings Out the Best in Your Dogoakland and east bay dog daycare

At Happy Hound, we are dedicated to giving all of our dogs the quality care that promotes health, happiness, and well-being. And that dedication has been 30 years in the making!

Suzanne Golter, Happy Hound’s owner and manager, has been raising dogs, horses, cows, goats and other animals for over three decades. It is her great love of dogs that makes Happy Hound the ultimate play adventure and nurturing environment for your canine companion.

Understanding Dog Behavior

With over 14 years of experience managing and training dogs at Happy Hound, Suzanne has passed on this expert knowledge to all of our doggy supervisors. She has gained a great understanding of dog behavior, pack behavior, and dog body language. The result: Happy Hound is a place where every dog gets the treatment he or she needs to grow and flourish.