About Us

Professional Pet Care and Dog Walking since 2002

Happy Trails Professional Pet Sitting & Equine Services 

Owned and operated by Stephanie Brown, who lives with her husband and two boys in Long Valley, NJ.

 Happy Trails is now celebrating 17 years of service to the animal-loving community!  The company is fully insured by PSA and a member of PUPs and PSI, both professional pet-sitting organization. Stephanie is Certified in Domestic Animal CPR and First Aid and is a Certified Professional Pet Sitter (CPPS).  As Owner and Founder of HAPPY TRAILS, she is diligent about staying current with the demands of the pet industry, while still enjoying learning new things! 

Stephanie Brown


Happy Trails began during Stephanie’s college days as a way of helping family and friends when they had to leave their beloved pets for work or vacation.  Initially, Happy Trails was mainly focused on horse care and professional riding, ensuring that client’s horses were kept in top condition.  As time went on, Stephanie managed a small horse farm in Far Hills, NJ while she was employed at a renown equine medical facility.  Working in veterinary medicine for some of the best veterinarians in NJ increased her desire to offer the best care possible for her own pet-sitting clients.   Some of these services included post-surgical cases, as well as basic puppy visits.  But soon there was a growing need to offer daily dog walks to clients who worked long hours and felt guilty leaving their furry family member home in a crate all day, and so HAPPY TRAILS was off and running!!

Stephanie meets all potential clients prior to service to ensure that all requested needs can be met,  and that the caregiver assigned to the task is the best fit possible.    Her animal experience is broad and varied,  based not only on her background as a Veterinary Technician in both large and small animal practices for over ten years, but also her  exposure to barn life and livestock as a young child.   

Stephanie shares family life in Long Valley with their 11-year-old Boxer-mix rescue, Zoey, their 3 yr. old Westie Rescue, Grayson, and their rescued cat, Tini, saved at 3 weeks old after she was abandoned by her mother.