About me

Thank you for taking the time to visit!  My name is Sarita Gibbs, and I am the owner and sole operator of Happy Trails Pet Buddies.  I have lived in the beautiful community of Painted Trails in Mission Viejo since 2000. I live with my husband, our 2 funny and fantastic kitties (adopted brothers) Miso and Mori, and our adopted pups,  Ernie, Pete and Ted.   I started HTPB in 2015, shortly after we had to say goodbye to my beloved sweet senior pup, Tallulah.  We had almost 13 wonderful years with her, and she will remain in my heart as long as I am here on Earth. I started this service because I want to spend my days doing something I love and am passionate about. There is not much I love more than animals, and I have a vast array of experience with my own pets and professional  pet sitting. I’ve worked for a professional pet sitting company in my past, caring for a large variety  of dogs,  from teacup yorkies,  to 120 pound Newfoundlands, lots of cats and kittens, a pair of pygmy goats and even a family with 3 gorgeous  parrots!  I've cared for  “special needs” dogs including my very special yorkie-poo, Pepper,  who needed twice daily insulin shots in her last years of life. I have said goodbye to 5 of our babies, 3 of which we've had the privilege of loving and caring for since puppyhood.  


Senior dogs (and cats) do hold a special place in my heart, but I love caring for puppies as well! Energetic puppies and dogs are fine with me!  I have plenty of energy to give them a fast paced walk or run if that's what they need!  I have been loving and caring for animals my whole life, and I have yet to meet an animal that didn't leave a mark on my heart. 


One of my biggest concerns when I needed to be away, was leaving our beloved pets behind. Having a caring pet sitter in our home gave me such a peace of mind, that I decided this is exactly the kind of service that I want to provide for others! I will love and care for your most precious family members, and give you the peaceful knowledge that I will take care of all their needs! I will make sure they are safe and happy until you return!


I am insured, bonded and background check verified.


Please give me a call, text or email me if you have any questions!





Tallulah Gibbs  April 4, 2003 - October 1, 2015  

Rest in Peace my angel pup


Miso and Mori, brothers, born in San Francisco, January 2012

Ernie Gibbs

Adopted November 2015



Pete Gibbs

Adopted January 2017


Teddy Gibbs

Adopted November 2018