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Amy and Patrick Schiek Unwind With Black Labs, Cocktails and the Great Outdoors

The owners of Lucky Dogs in Skaneateles, NY, work and play together to create their own luck.




Amy-&-Patrick-Schiek-image Photography by Evan Whitney

Amy & Patrick Schiek

Amy Schiek founded Lucky Dogs in 2008, working solo at her pet sitting and dog walking business. She has since added mobile dog grooming — in the adorably named Bubble Bus — as well as a pet boutique and five employees. Husband Patrick joined the company in 2018, and the couple now shares their work and lives with black Labs Caoimhe and Saoirse. They consider themselves lucky, but hard work and business savvy deserve much of the credit.



NASC Media Spotlight

At first it was just an idea: Animal supplements needed the same quality control that human-grade supplements receive. But that was enough to start a movement and an organization —the National Animal Supplement Council — that would be dedicated to establishing a comprehensive path forward for the animal supplements industry. In this Media Spotlight interview, NASC’s president, Bill Bookout, talks to PETS+ interviewer Chloe DiVita about the industry today: Where it’s headed, what’s the latest focus and why it’s vital to gain the involvement of independent pet product retailers.

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