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About Us 2017-01-09T03:04:57+00:00

ABOUT US

Lucky Donkey is an indoor space where dog owners can safely take their dogs to roam off leash.

All dogs over 7 months must be spayed/neutered. For your first visit, please bring in proof of vaccinations.

GABRIEL TAY

I learned the value of having a four-legged pal when I was 14 years old and my parents surprised me with a little black and white Shih Tzu we named Lucky. He was the most precious family member. Lucky taught us how to love and spoil unconditionally. He died in May 2007 and forever left a void in our hearts.

I worked as a dog walker and sitter for 2 years while I was in University. Like most adults, I decided to get a real job. I was working in the fast paced travel sales industry for 8 years when I finally decided to surround myself with furry friends again and pursue a concept that had been brewing in my head for a couple of years. 6 years ago a little Chihuahua entered my life and bust through the doors of my heart like a hurricane. I named him Donkey. I wanted to find a job where I could work with him every day. I have been building on this concept and worked out as much as I could to make my vision come to life. I am so proud to introduce Lucky Donkey to our city.

DONKEY

I was given to a small child as a Christmas present in 2009. In the spring of  2010 I was admitted to the Edmonton Humane Society as a little nervous wreck. I did not like anyone to come near me and I would attack anyone who tried to pick me up. The EHS sent me out as a foster dog and my foster mom Sarah tried to make me adoptable. One day Sarah was feeling very sick and her friend Gabriel came and picked me up to take care of me for a few days. Long story short Gabriel adopted me and became my permanent mommy.

We spent a lot of time our first summer out at the off leash parks where mommy taught me many tricks and commands.  I’m an extremely confident dog now, and it seems like no one sees me as how I see myself in the mirror – a Rottweiler. Mommy taught me not to bite anymore, but I still growl when I’m not feeling safe, or if a stranger tries to pick me up. I don’t like going out when it’s wet or cold outside – even with clothes or boots on, you can’t trick me, winter is winter. I am so happy to have my own place to run around in with a picture of me on the door! Come see it and meet me, please note that like most small dogs, I don’t like to be picked up!

THE BIRTH OF LUCKY DONKEY

I was looking for a place to walk my little Chihuahua “Donkey” during our bitter winters. On really cold days I would come home to a mess because Donkey would be restless and it was too cold for him to do his business outside, leaving me with a daily mess to clean. I wanted an indoor space where I could comfortably take Donkey to release his energy and relieve himself. I searched, but to no avail.

My need for an indoor space grew and grew as I worked longer hours and even in the summer, by the time I got home from work it would be too late to take Donkey off leash – We had seen coyotes enough times to scare me from taking him off leash in dim light.  I decided that if I needed such a place, I was going to have to open it myself. This has been the source of great pride as well as tremendous pain over the last year, but I am overjoyed to welcome you to Lucky Donkey.