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Happy Bark & Tails is a bespoke dog chaperone service based in Somerset, New Jersey. This company offers transportation, care, and a lot of fun for your dog during your wedding event. The team is made up of a number of highly-trained and responsible staff who are dedicated to ensuring that your dog receives the best care. Each member of staff is trained in basic canine behavior and language, puppy basics, pet CPR, and pet first aid. The team will ensure that your best friend gets to and from the event safely and will help with every aspect of their participation during the event.

Services Offered

Happy Bark & Tails offers a selection of bundles that can be tailored to suit your wedding day plans and your dog's needs. They are fully insured, pet first aid trained, and have over six years of experience. This business offers transport for your dog, walks and feeds throughout the day, help with photo posing, styling, on-leash exercising, and aisle escorting. These professionals are eager to help include your furry friend in your wedding celebration and ensure that every family member gets to be a part of the big day.

  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • Woman-owned
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Megan Married on 05/29/2022
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Wonderful Company for your Pet

Booking the Wedding Day Dog Attendant service through Happy Bark & Tails for my 11-month-old puppy was one of the best decisions I ever made. My now-husband and I were in the midst of planning our wedding when we decided to adopt our beautiful puppy, Oreo, and we wanted to ensure that he could be a part of our wedding. Thank goodness we found Happy Bark & Tails.

From our first meeting, the owner, Madeline, was informative, and caring, gave us a clear idea of what to expect on our wedding day, and took the time to answer all our questions. Every step of the way, Madeline was patient, responsive, and put us at ease. We even scheduled a meet-and-greet a few weeks before the wedding with Madeline and her husband, Gabriel, who is also a co-owner of the business. We were certain that they would not only care for Oreo but treat him like their own baby.

On the day of our wedding, Madeline and Gabriel arrived at our hotel and immediately took care of Oreo. They put on his cute “best dog” scarf and bow tie and handled him while my husband and I got ready for our wedding. They walked him, fed him, played with him, helped him pose for pictures with us, and treated Oreo like family. They transported him to the venue, took him back to our hotel, and stayed with him until we got back. We couldn’t have asked for a better company or people to work with! They also documented our wedding day with photos from Oreo’s perspective. The gallery of photos was beautiful and something we will cherish for the rest of our lives.

I highly recommend Happy Bark & Tails for all your wedding pet care needs. They were great to work with and we have already recommended them to another couple!
Mathew A. Married on 05/19/2023
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Happy Bark & Tails

I don’t know how Madeline got our puppy to behave so well, but she is absolutely incredible. We could not have gotten the pictures we did with our pup without her. THANK YOU SO MUCH! 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking to include their dog in their wedding!
Dana Married on 04/23/2023
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Madeline is the best!

Madeline was the best dog caretaker for my pup Addie! From our initial phone call all the way to our actual wedding day, Madeline answered all of the questions I had. I knew from the beginning that I could trust her taking care of Addie. She is very professional and sweet. She also took amazing photos from Addie’s point of view! I will cherish these photos forever. My wedding day wouldn’t have been complete if Addie wasn’t there and Madeline made that possible. I am so thankful for her kindness and care for Addie. She made sure she was well fed and walked her when needed. She was always right by her side. She even had the white flower leash and collar for Addie that matched perfectly with my floral wedding arch! Madeline also assisted in walking Addie down the aisle. She was able to take a few steps and then got distracted by our guests, so Madeline stepped right in to help guide her down the aisle. Madeline, thank you so so so much! I seriously can’t thank you enough. You made my dream come true of having Addie on my wedding day!

If you are thinking about hiring someone to take care of your dog, look no further! Madeline and her team are the best in the business! :)
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Madeline  Best
Madeline Best

Madeline Best is the owner of Happy Bark & Tails, a top-rated wedding pet care company that is dedicated to providing excellent care to each and every dog.

Madeline has a background in Business, Events Planning, and five-start five-diamond hotel management. She brings her wealth of experience and knowledge to the table when it comes to ensuring that each dog entrusted in her care receives the royalty treatment they all deserve.

Madeline is also the proud mom of three dogs, named Lola, Winter & Summer.

Gabriel Best
Gabriel Best

Gabriel is the co-founder of Happy Bark & Tails, a wedding pet care business that he started with his wife Madeline. Gabriel is an animal lover through and through, and he's dedicated to providing the best possible experience for all of his clients' pets. Gabriel is the lead operations manager for Happy Bark & Tails.

Juan  Burgos
Juan Burgos

Juan is the manager at Happy Bark & Tails and he's also Madeline's brother. He is the heart and soul of their daily operation. Juan loves to cook in his free time and also loves to spend time with his dog, who is the light of his life.

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