Our Story
Our Story

Pet sitting & dog walking since 2000

Happy Tails pet sitting and dog walking was established in 2000. We provide quality pet care when you’re not there. When you can’t take them with you we are here to help. We know how important your pets’ care is and when you trust them with us they will be treated as part of our family.

We offer an array of services from mid day dog walks, scheduled hikes, in home boarding, and pet sitting! We realize every pet and home environment is different and may require a unique combination of services. We are flexible.

We have been providing quality and professional care for 20 years. Happy Tails is bonded and insured.

Tracy Altmaier

Hi! My name is Tracy Altmaier and I am the proud owner of Happy Tails. I am originally from Nantucket, Massachusetts and moved to the valley 27 years ago. I grew up in an animal loving household. We had dogs, chickens, a dwarf rabbit, hamsters, ducks, and a lamb. I also spent a lot of time at my grandparents dairy farm and loved being outdoors with the animals.
After attending Florida State University I moved to Colorado to be a ski bum and fell in love with the mountains. My passion was to hike with my dogs. I decided to start Happy Tails to live the life I always dreamed of, being in nature with all my four legged friends.

“If you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life”

Jennifer Richards

I’ve worked for Happy Tails since 2016. I grew up in Aspen, attended Aspen Schools and upon graduation from Aspen High School I attended The University of Colorado in Boulder and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature. After earning an Associates Degree in Merchandise Management and Marketing I went on to manage several Gap Stores in San Francisco, Denver and Aspen. In 1994 I returned to the Roaring Fork Valley full-time and have lived here ever since. After 10 years of retail work I transitioned to a rewarding receptionist position at The Aspen Animal Hospital in 1998. I was a stay-at-home mom for the next 10 years raising 2 daughters, 2 sets of Labradors, numerous cats, hamsters, guinea pigs and fish! My current paw patrol consists of a chihuahua terrier, a schnoodle, and a white longhaired Princess kitty. In 2016 I was very blessed to be hired by Tracy and her “Happy Tails”! I currently work 2 days a week in retail but my heart has officially gone to the dogs, cats and other critters we are privileged to care for.

We would love to hear from you!

Please call, text or email Tracy to learn more.