Waggleview® with Maggie Rold, CEO and Founder of Lucky’s Closet
A waggleview® reveals the incredible bond between the human and animal connection. These special interviews remind us to mindfully live in the moment, as our pets do every single day. Read our featured waggleview® with Maggie Rold, CEO & Founder of Lucky’s Closet, to find out how her dogs inspire her and how they have changed her life.
The Dog Owner: Maggie Rold,CEO & Founder of Lucky’s Closet and mother to two adorable rescue pups and a huge lover of all animals.
She has watched her pups enjoy the comfort and warmth of different clothing and accessories throughout the years. Being their personal stylist, Maggie was often unsatisfied with the available selection found in stores and online. The quality varied, sizes never matched up correctly, and the overall selection was minimal.
Speaking with tons of other dog parents, she learned she wasn’t alone. Thus was born Lucky’s Closet – a personalized styling subscription business that provides the best fashionable options to your furry friend to keep them feeling good and looking good. We collect specific information on each pup to ensure the best styled and fitted clothing and accessories, while focusing on high quality and affordable products.
Dog type and Name: Yorkie mixes. Ella and Levin.
Q: Why did you choose these dogs?
Looking at different dog adoption sites, I came across these two adorable puppies. They were perfect. Obviously, so were many of the other pups in need of good homes. I found myself constantly bringing these two up in conversation as if I already knew them. My husband (boyfriend at the time) finally couldn’t hear about them anymore and surprised me with a drive to meet them at The Amanda Foundation. It was love at first sight!
Q: Do you talk to your dogs? If so, what do you talk about?
How can you not talk to your dog?! 🙂 I talk to them about everything — how they enjoyed their dinner, what kind of clothes they want to wear, let them know when to play with other pup friends and say hi to nice people on the street, and sometimes have to let them know to play nice with each other. Ella likes to let Levin know when he’s allowed to eat (I think she must be the older twin).
Q: If they could talk to you, what would they say?
Having very different personalities, I think Levin and Ella would each have their own things to talk about.
Levin would want to talk about going outside and running freely, playing with his bff, Ziggy, and most often asking when I’m going to hold him again (usually every 5 minutes).
Ella would want to know when she can go to sleep again, if she can bask in the sun all day, and if she can lay in your lap (any lap that is!)
Q: If your dogs had a job or career, what would they be doing?
Ella would either be a housewife or a model. She’s very very comfortable at home but also loves being pretty and dressing up.
Levin would be an elementary school teacher. He adores little kids and is funny and expressive.
Q: What lesson in life have your dogs taught you?
They have taught me to not take life so seriously. The small things in life matter. When things get tough or life gets you down, it’s great to take a step back and realize the small things — a hug, a walk, some play time, or a delicious treat — can make a huge difference.
Q: How do your dogs inspire you?
The love they constantly have to give is inspiring. When I’ve had a rough day, they can always put a smile on my face. It’s inspired me to be a happier and more loving human. If that love and adoration can make each day brighter for me, maybe I can help inspire someone else’s, or at least try.
Q: Where is your dog’s favorite place to go with you?
They love going to their grandparents houses. Living in the city, they miss grass. Going to either of their grandparents houses, they get to run freely in the backyard, bask away in the sun, and go for runs in parks and on trails. Pure pup heaven!
Q: Who or what do your dogs find the most interesting?
They love children. I’m not sure if it’s because they are also small or because they sense their easy-going happy spirits, but they light up when kids come around. They also get very excited/riled up when they see horses but oddly only on tv, not in person.
Q: What is the most annoying thing other dog owners do?
For the most part, I have actually gotten along very well with other dog owners. I’ve found that the people who don’t have dogs are the ones with the loudest voices. As long as dogs aren’t harming anyone and are just going about their business, people shouldn’t tell others how to handle their dog.
Q: What does being a responsible dog owner mean to you?
I think love and respect go a long way in life. I think when you treat others the way you would want to be treated, better relationships form. In my opinion, this works for dogs too. There’s obviously a “dominance” role that needs to be established (similar to parenting) but I believe there is a trust you build with the love and respect that helps them to behave better. Letting them know who to listen to and when, teaching them skills such as staying near you, come when called, house training and how to behave around other dogs and humans are all necessary responsibilities we should teach our pups.
Q: Do you ever dress up your dogs? If so, as what?
Of course! Levin and Ella are avid subscribers to Lucky’s Closet 🙂 They have a ton of different outfits. Lots of dresses, tanks, sweatshirts, one pieces, halloween costumes, christmas outfits, jerseys, scarves, coats, and more. Always fashionable, warm, and comfy.
Q: How have your dogs changed your life?
These dogs have shown me a different kind of love than I’ve ever known. Sounds cheesy, but their consistent warmth and affection they show me as well as other humans and dogs has helped me see the world in a slightly different light. If I’ve had a bad day or something went wrong, they remind me that life can be more simple and sometimes it’s the little things we need to remember. And, of course, they were my inspiration for doing what I love in Lucky’s Closet!
Q: Does your dogs have a philosophy of life?
Sleep, cuddles, playtime, and more cuddles. What else does one need?
Q: I love my dogs because they simply make every day better. I don’t know how anyone lives without a furry friend.
WAGGLEVIEW®: These interviews are focused on leaders in business, the community, or at home. My hope in doing this is to present remarkable and respected people in their community with their beloved pets. Who can resist reading about pets and what these people do? This is a platform for people to display their talents; their own business, a new book, a deeply loved passion for a charity or their own job. It also shows their love for their pet!
Thank you Maggie for taking the time to participate in the Waggleview®.
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