Sandi Hochman Top Dog and Founder of Lucky Puppy
Giving back comes naturally to Sandi. She started at an early age by donating some of her Halloween candy to kids in the hospital who couldn’t go trick or treating. In high school she was a founding member of Planned Parenthood’s very first Teen Council. The program is still active and Planned Parenthood now has many teen councils throughout the country. Later Sandi volunteered with the American Red Cross working hands on in many local and national disasters. She went on to become a board member for the Santa Monica, CA chapter.
Once Sandi became a dog mom, adopting her dog Maddie from a local shelter, she got involved with dog rescues and helping dogs in need. It’s not uncommon for her to stop and save a dog running loose in the street. She is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the Lu Parker Project, an organization founded by former Miss USA, journalist and actress, Lu Parker. LPP helps at risk youth and shelter dogs in the Los Angeles area.
The idea for Lucky Puppy came naturally to Sandi. “It all goes back to my love of dogs. My dog is my child. She is my family. She bounds into the room with such energy, ready for anything. Whenever she came into the room I would say, ‘Hello, Puppy.’ It finally struck me that there wasn’t anything out there for dog lovers who wanted to wear their love for their doggies. Kids and puppies just seemed like the natural match.” She took the idea one step further and decided to create a line that helps dogs in need. A percentage of sales is donated to select dog organizations to help make every doggie a Lucky Puppy.
After working as a Producer in television for many years, Sandi is now dedicated to making Lucky Puppy a success.
Currently, Lucky Puppy is proud to be partnering with The Grey Muzzle Organization. Grey Muzzle is dedicated to helping homeless senior dogs. Their goal is to enable animal welfare organizations to improve their ability to provide care, comfort, and loving homes for older dogs. In the past, the brand has partnered with Animal Haven, Much Love Animal Rescue and Paws and Learn Humane Education Center.