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  •   David took a group of us up to Pilot Mountain for a hike with our dogs followed by some wine tasting at some dog friendly wineries. He was very attentive to our needs. He provided snacks, water and lunch. He made sure we enjoyed ourselves...More

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      We loved our kayak adventure with David and his team! They made the experience even more fun than expected. They provided snacks and drinks throughout our journey and made each stop exciting. They were patient and helpful as we learned to kayak and provided advice...More

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      The tour was a lot of fun! We were able to kayak up the Catawba River in the moonlight and enjoy the quiet and serene landscape. Tours duration was good and David, the tour guide, was knowledgeable and well versed in the territory. He is...More

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      I took my dog Rogue on the Howl at the Moon Tour and it was an awesome experience. The water is so calm at night and you really feel in tune with nature on this tour. It was a great way for me to get...More

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  •   We had a wonderful time on our full moon tour! As first-time kayakers, the tour guides helped us all along the way and were kind even when our pup got a little too excited. Our pup had so much fun meeting everyone and getting out...More

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      My wife and our dogs went on the Winery Tour with a group of friends. From the very beginning of the tour, everything was very well planned and thoughtful. We loaded up into the van which had plenty of space for all of us and...More

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      We took our work family (dogs included) on the Howl at the Moon Tour and it was such a great experience. Some of the people and some of the dogs had never been on a kayak before so we were a lil worried but it...More

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      My husband, myself and our two Aussies had a blast being part of David & Claudia's inaugural trip to Pilot Mountain! We did a beautiful, yet challenging, hike then followed up with two wine tastings at two different wineries. The best thing about this day...More

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  •   My friends and I went on a hiking and winery tour with Happy Tails Tours and we all brought our pups. Taking tours with your dogs is a great concept that is executed perfectly by the owners and guides David and Claudia. I can’t wait...More

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      Happy Tails Tours is amazing. My pup and I had an awesome time hiking and doing wine tastings at various wineries. Not having to plan things myself and being able to bring my pup with was fantastic. An amazing company with phenomenal people at the...More

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Happy Tails is a new tour concept that is dedicated to taking you on fantastic transformational adventures that focus on sharing great experiences with your dogs. Everything is about you and your dog having fun and building relationship. We are creating a number of fantastic international itineraries.

Why We Do It


From the first time Max jumped up on the back of my motorcycle, the looks of joy on the faces of all the people who saw us for the next 20,000 miles of our North American odyssey mirrored my own. I knew then that I would find a way to share that with everyone.

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Dogs are amazing beings and our relationship with them is a spiritual gift. We used to think that we value them so highly because they always give us unconditional love. But we have come to realize that their real gift is that they give us the opportunity to love unconditionally.

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David provides professional, top notch tours tailored to his clients individual interests. His in depth knowledge of areas and relationships with community members makes for a tour that leaves you feeling like part of a family. If you are looking for an off the beaten path adventure that you will not forget, David is your guide!

Jason & Molly Pfeiffer ★★★★★

Hey David,   Thanks for making the last day of our holiday perhaps the most memorable. We really appreciated your insight, knowledge, candor, professionalism, kindness, and all the extra little things.

Wade & Nadine Wilson ★★★★★

I had a great time in panama thanks to you.  I must say I have never had such a great, fun & caring tour guide in my life. Please keep my e mail address so you can write when you are up & running.

Darla Lantz ★★★★★


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