Gretchen and her husband Jason purchased Lucky Paws on January 7, 2014, after cashing out her 401K.  It was a big change for Gretchen as she left the Western PA Humane Society after almost 12 years to take the leap into entrepreneurship.

It has been a labor of love ever since. Gretchen is at Lucky Paws in some capacity almost every day. The staff and dogs are her pride and joy, but the Gardens at Lucky Paws are very near and dear to her heart.

Jason has a job in the computer/tech industry but is thankfully very handy at fixing things that need repaired, as well as shoveling snow and mowing grass. Be sure to say hi if you see him helping keep the facilities in shape!

Whether playing with puppies or graduating therapy dogs, Krista says, “I have the best job!” She is a trainer at Lucky Paws who gets to help dogs exceed their potential. On her days off, she goes on adventures with her husband, two amazing sons, and two great dogs.