Jennifer Cheng – full-time, hands-on owner. Jennifer has made caring for dogs her life’s ambition after working all over the world as a corporate mergers and acquisitions lawyer – including years practicing at top global law firms Davis Polk and Simpson Thacher in New York, London, and Hong Kong. She’s been active with animal-related non-profits for years, including as a volunteer dog walker for the elderly in London and New York and as an advocate for animal rights with the New York City Bar Association. Above all, Jennifer loves to make dogs happy. Jennifer is a graduate of MIT and UC Berkeley law school.

Katya – director of member operations. Katya‘s instantly recognizable at the front desk with her signature eye makeup, quirky fashion sense, and ever-present flower crown. She intends to meet every dog in New York so she can tell each of them how wonderful they are and give them a belly rub.

Paul – director of pack operations. Paul’s experience with dogs has spanned the better part of a decade. In that time he’s developed a great rapport with all the people and dogs he’s encountered especially the ones at Happy Dogs. You will find Paul actively training the next generation of Happy Dogs pack leaders or giving well deserved pets to some amazing pups.


Ien Cheng – owner. Ien, an experienced business executive, is Jennifer’s husband and helps out behind the scenes. He has worked at Google, Bloomberg L.P., and the Financial Times in various senior product and executive roles.