Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Lucky Dog Enterprises, Inc
I can’t think of a job that could bring me more joy than the one I have. It’s hard to stay in a bad mood when you’re surrounded with a pack of playing dogs.
I opened Lucky Dog Doggie Daycare in 2003. We have two locations in Colorado Springs with 32 employees.
I’ve always wanted to work with animals and I am so proud, not only of the success of my business, but the non-profit arm that has found homes for more than 150 dogs.
I can help you learn how to start and maintain a healthy facility that will not cost you more to run than you earn. You have to make money while living your dream!
I go to work each day with the knowledge that my company provides loving and humane care for our customers’ beloved cats and dogs.
We are daycare group specialists. In addition to winning “Best Dog Daycare of Colorado Springs” for the last four years, our dog trainer has also won “Best Canine Trainer in Colorado Springs.” I am proud of the awards my kennels and staff have won in the local canine care community.
I designed my canine care business from scratch so I have not had to follow the lead of a franchise organization. This is important to me. I use all positive canine reinforcement techniques with the dogs I work with because I believe they are the most humane and most effective.
To care for dogs in large groups, you must have adequate supervision within the groups. We have a unique rest/play rotation system that has won us awards, including Best of Colorado Springs for the last four years.
Canine rescue work was always important to me, and I developed "Lucky Dog Rescue" an independent, non-profit organization. We’ve saved more than 150 deserving dogs. Lucky Dog Resorts provides free housing for our rescues while they wait for their forever homes.
Prior to starting Lucky Dog, I owned my own pet-sitting business and worked for several veterinarians. My background in the veterinary field has helped me immeasurably in my current business.
The dog-care industry is growing and there are lots of opportunities for work in this field, but you must be prepared for the many rules, regulations and veterinary issues that come along with your career.