About Lucky Dog
Lauren, owner of Lucky Dog, has been a dog walker and animal lover alike for over 20 years. Lauren was raised in Southern Oregon and attended Southern Oregon University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in marketing. Her work brought her to the Midwest where she fell in love with Kansas City. Lauren now calls Kansas City her home.
Some of Lauren’s favorite activities include going to the dog park, dog walking, hiking, exercising, snowboarding, scuba diving, and traveling.
Lauren was inspired by her dog Simon to start the business venture of Lucky Dog. She often found herself travelling and working long days, and was unable to give her little buddy all of the attention he needed and deserved. She decided to offer a solution to pet owners – a convenient and quality pet care service that promises to love and care for your pets just the way you do.
So, what can you expect when trusting Lucky Dog with your pets? You will receive adorable photos and updates of your furry loved ones. You will also enjoy the peace of mind knowing that when using Lucky Dog, a trusted and experienced dog walker or pet sitter will be at your home, on time, every time! Here at Lucky Dog, we understand that all pets are unique in character, and we tailor our services to meet your needs and your pet's needs.
Simon, the inspiration for Lucky Dog, is a handsome, energetic, and fun-loving 8 year old Boston Terrier.
Some of Simon’s favorite activities include going to the dog park, peeing on everything (outside only!), eating treats, playing fetch, napping with Lauren and rolling down the car windows.
Emily was born in Springfield, Missouri and currently lives in Lenexa, Kansas. A variety of animals have always occupied her home since she was young. She has two cats and two dogs of her own who keep the house incredibly entertained. Playing fetch, cuddling, and just running around the house are typical day-to-day activities.
Emily will soon be graduating from Johnson County Community College with two associates degrees. She plans to attend the University of Kansas and will pursue a degree in social work. Since the age of 16, she has worked with children of all ages and enjoys being a part of their lives.
Along with working for Lucky Dog, Emily works at a before/after school care program for Johnson County Parks and Recreation. She is in her fourth year working there and appreciates helping the kids in any way possible, along with some coloring and game time!
Joining the Lucky Dog team has been very exciting and fun for Emily. She loves spending time with her furry friends and taking care of them. Whether it's taking a walk, playing with toys, or giving belly rubs, it's always a good time!
Monica was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri and currently resides in Overland Park, Kansas. Growing up Monica wasn't allowed to have pets because her parents had different beliefs on pet ownership. However this didn't stop little Monica from convincing stray dogs to follow her home and occasionally sneaking the neighborhood cat into the house - in hopes that her family would let her keep them. Now as an adult, Monica has a cat for a companion and soon hopes to add a loving dog to her furry family. Monica spends her days at Lucky Dog busily walking dogs, playing with puppies, caring for cats and much more!
Aside from working at Lucky Dog, she serves as a lead teacher, working with kids for Johnson County Parks and Recreation before and after school program. Monica recently received her associates degree in liberal arts and is planning on attending the Kansas City Art Institute in the Fall of 2015.
In her spare time, Monica enjoys drawing and painting. She is very passionate about creating and admiring artwork, and aspires to become an art teacher. Some of her other hobbies include swimming, exploring the city, being outdoors and traveling.