Welcome to Steph’s Happy Dogs!

Hello to all Doggie Mom’s & Dad’s from Stephanie and David Gladhill! We created Steph’s Happy Dogs, a home away from home for your fur baby here in Simi Valley 17 years ago!

We started our stress free environment for your doggie to come stay with us overnights or just during the day. Our inspiration was from neighbors that needed a place to leave their two Yorkies for the holidays. This led us to open Steph’s Happy Dogs in Simi Valley.  We love animals and hate to see dogs put in cages when their owners aren’t available to take care of them.  Steph’s Happy Dogs has a huge corral surrounded by a six foot fence for daycare dogs and dogs who need boarding.

It’s also great to have some help from the daycare dogs and the dogs who are boarding when I am on the computer!




We send home the doggie daycare guests exhausted. Nothing wears them out more than playing with their doggie friends for hours!  Lexi is a daycare dog who has lots of energy and loves Steph’s Happy Dogs!  Even though Lexi doesn’t live in Simi Valley, her Mom brings her and her two doggie siblings to Steph’s Happy Dogs every day for daycare and overnight sleep overs.

Each one of the dogs has a unique personality and at Steph’s Happy Dogs we love getting to know every single one.  Some dogs come for daycare Monday through Friday and some come to Steph’s Happy Dogs randomly for daycare.  No matter when dogs come for daycare, the staff at Steph’s Happy Dogs in Simi Valley welcomes them and makes sure they have a great time!

Steph’s Happy Dogs is open for daycare 7AM to 7PM Monday through Friday and is closed on Saturday & Sunday for daycare. We are open for boarding 7AM to 7PM Monday through Friday and 7AM to 4PM Saturday & Sunday.  Dogs can be dropped off or picked up for dog boarding and dog daycare anytime during these hours during the week, on the weekend dogs must be dropped off or picked up by 4:00pm.  Steph’s Happy Dogs feeds dogs breakfast at 8AM and dinner at 4PM.  Sometimes daycare dogs or even boarding dogs get lunch and we are more than happy to add a meal to the schedule.  All dogs are separated for meals at Steph’s Happy Dogs.  We have lots of different feeding areas for the daycare and boarding dogs so no one gets distracted during mealtime.

Steph’s Happy Dogs also makes special accommodations at no extra charge for dogs who need medical attention.  Our pet sitters give shots to diabetic dogs and we adjust meal times for dogs who need medication to make sure they get everything at the right time.

We can offer referrals for pet sitters not affiliated with Steph’s Happy Dogs,this is great for cats, fish, birds, and some dogs who may be more comfortable at home. They are independent from Steph’s Happy Dogs and we have no knowledge of their rates or services that they provide.

Steph’s Happy Dogs is licensed, bonded, and insured.  We don’t charge extra for Holidays or for the little extras your dog or dogs might need while visiting for dog daycare, pet sitting, or boarding.

The small kiddie pools are doggie pools on hot days.  Brooks and Max will demonstrate below how much fun Steph’s Happy Dogs can be!  Also, a very important note, when it is really hot outside we insist all doggies come inside the house to enjoy the air conditioning.