You Lucky Dog

You Lucky Dog moving off Washington St. in Hoboken

Five years after opening up at 932 Washington Street, doggie boutique You Lucky Dog is relocating to another location “off Washington,” which will be announced soon.

We wonder if the rents were set to increase – or was it the constant trashing of the roads which led to the decision to move their shop. Who knows, maybe there is another spot in town that isn’t half a block from an already long-time established pet store? We do know this – there are many retail spaces in new “up and coming” areas of the city (especially to the north). Perhaps it’s a sound business decision!

Either way, good luck to, uh, You Lucky Dog on the next chapter.

You Lucky Dog Hoboken NJ Moving off Washington Street

Grooming services at You Lucky Dog in Hoboken

10/13/2011 Update:

A quick update for You Lucky Dog (932 Washington Street).

Owner Danielle has transformed the store quite a bit from when she first opened last year. One noticeable change is that she’s re-structured the layout, and shifted product offerings with less regular food, and more toys, leashes, and a pretty big selection of dog outfits (both functional and decorative / costume). The bakery-style homemade dog snacks are still available.

Additionally, a full-time dog groomer was added on-site. See the You Lucky Dog grooming menu here.

With grooming options like You Lucky Dog, Hoboken Dog Wash (211 4th St.) and Cozy Cuts Grooming (508 5th St.) doing well in this economy, it’s clear that there is a strong love of pooches in the Mile Square!

You Lucky Dog officially open in Hoboken

4/8/2010 Update:

The new dog “boutique” You Lucky Dog (932 Wash) is now pretty much open (officially on Friday, April 9th).

While they carry a few of the items that you already buy at your usual pet store in Hoboken – they seem to be more focused on the specialty products for your four-legged best friend. Products like cutesy t-shirts and organic treats which are kept in a case by the register.

Doggies don’t suffer during the recession

1/25/2010:

Replacing the doomed Volonte Shoes at 932 Washington Street is “You Lucky Dog,” a place where you can pamper your canine best friend.

Dogs are amazing! Other than guard dogs, seeing-eye dogs, rescue dogs and “show dogs,” a majority of the dog population does NOT work! Yet they have a billion dollar industry just for them. Mind-boggling!

You Lucky Dog Hoboken NJ in the old Volonte Shoes

Description: Pet store, dog supplies, toys, outfits, leashes, dog grooming available
Address: 932 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)653-4004
Web: http://youluckydognj.com/

35 Responses

  1. anoki says:

    Its going to be a dog boutique! Im actually excited about it!

  2. ohnoivotedforher says:

    Its a training center for Hoboken Dog Owners. They will offer a two week course on the importance of picking up there dogs waste.

    • plywood says:

      They also offer a 2 hour mini-class in dog waste management. Session begins with a staffer asking to borrow one of your shoes. They head into a back room and violently dip it in a troth of dog droppings. The then come back out hand it to you and announce there are no paper towels or water source available, ask you to put it back on for remainder of class. A heckler is usually employed at this point with a raucous “just because your paranoid doesn’t mean we aren’t watching” routine. Discussion of heckler horror stories follow. At this point there is a panel discussion of “The Golden Rule”, with a 3 piece string section lilting strains of “What the World Needs Now….” in the background. Then it’s a brief slide show about operation of a plastic bag to pick up droppings and graphics of basic garbage can types and where to find them. You are then giving a certificate while the instructor shakes your hand, looks you right in the eye and asks “Are you willing and able to responsibly walk a dog now”. There is about a 25% success rate . It’s a tough racket.

      In response to ohnoivotedforher who said:

      Its a training center for Hoboken Dog Owners. They will offer a two week course on the importance of picking up there dogs waste.

  3. sookie says:

    Definitely excited to check it out, but I wonder how they’ll do with Cornerstone so close. Does anyone know if it’s exclusively clothes/toys or if they’ll be catering to other (more practical) needs like food?

    • anoki says:

      Its going to be differnt than cornerstone pet. I know there is going to be a doggie bakery case, treats, food, leashes, beds, clothing and other cool stuff. also the place is bigger so you might actually be able to go in there with your dog. I was walking by and met the new owner. Super nice and she told me a bit about what they will be carrying. Sounds really cool. Wont be your avaerage dog store. Hope that helps. =)

      In response to sookie who said:

      Definitely excited to check it out, but I wonder how they’ll do with Cornerstone so close. Does anyone know if it’s exclusively clothes/toys or if they’ll be catering to other (more practical) needs like food?

      • lhoward222 says:

        Cornerstone has plenty of room for dogs to enter — mine does all of the time, and eagerly (turns the corner from Wash to 9th to go in)! And sometimes plays with other dogs inside. Their merchandising is not only attractive (this Xmas they did it up especially very pretty), but has the breadth of supplies I need, and some I don’t, but get sucked into buying b/c they are so attractive.

        I know I probably pay a premium buying at Cornerstone vs. BIG BOX, but I feel good about patronizing a local merchant PLUS the convenience can’t be beat. Further, owner and staff are delightful and knowledgeable. And Cornerstone staff if dedicated to helping shelter/orphaned pets.

        Though I wish no harm to a new business in Hobo, I do question the wisdom of opening a dog-store so close to an established business that is rewarded with return patrons. I hope the new biz is focused on grooming/bathing (which I could use) to differentiate from Cornerstone. Else, I can’t envision a reason to change my shopping habits — i.e., will be loyal to Cornerstone.

        In response to anoki who said:

        Its going to be differnt than cornerstone pet. I know there is going to be a doggie bakery case, treats, food, leashes, beds, clothing and other cool stuff. also the place is bigger so you might actually be able to go in there with your dog. I was walking by and met the new owner. Super nice and she told me a bit about what they will be carrying. Sounds really cool. Wont be your avaerage dog store. Hope that helps. =)

      • anoki says:

        Im sure that they have loyal customers and I understand some poeple will stay loyal, but for for people like us that have dogs you must admit its nice to see a store like this opening up than the same old pizza places or clothing shops. dont you think? =0)

        In response to lhoward222 who said:

        Cornerstone has plenty of room for dogs to enter — mine does all of the time, and eagerly (turns the corner from Wash to 9th to go in)! And sometimes plays with other dogs inside. Their merchandising is not only attractive (this Xmas they did it up especially very pretty), but has the breadth of supplies I need, and some I don’t, but get sucked into buying b/c they are so attractive.

        I know I probably pay a premium buying at Cornerstone vs. BIG BOX, but I feel good about patronizing a local merchant PLUS the convenience can’t be beat. Further, owner and staff are delightful and knowledgeable. And Cornerstone staff if dedicated to helping shelter/orphaned pets.

        Though I wish no harm to a new business in Hobo, I do question the wisdom of opening a dog-store so close to an established business that is rewarded with return patrons. I hope the new biz is focused on grooming/bathing (which I could use) to differentiate from Cornerstone. Else, I can’t envision a reason to change my shopping habits — i.e., will be loyal to Cornerstone.

      • DEADMAU5 says:

        Anoki

        How long have you lived in Hoboken?

        In response to anoki who said:

        Im sure that they have loyal customers and I understand some poeple will stay loyal, but for for people like us that have dogs you must admit its nice to see a store like this opening up than the same old pizza places or clothing shops. dont you think? =0)

      • anoki says:

        5 years.

        In response to DEADMAU5 who said:

        Anoki

        How long have you lived in Hoboken?

      • DEADMAU5 says:

        That is quite interesting. 5 years is what Anoki? Something like 1825 days right? 1826 with a leap? And today is the 1st day you sign up for 411, 1st post is to crap on someone (twice…) and then by the miracle of the Lord you have so much to contribute in a positive direction about other happenings in town? Call me the biggest schmuck in Joisey but f’ing A baby, who are you truthfully? 5 years in Hoboken and all of a sudden a new commenter with the flow of an aged veteran? Were you in a coma? You just awoke? Please share. Merci

        In response to anoki who said:

        5 years.

      • anoki says:

        what are you talking about? Yes I just signed up for hoboken411. what does that matter? and who did I “crap” on? are you reffering to the person I replied to that was bashing and calling someone else a dumbass? Do I not have a right to voice my opinion? Like I said I met the owner. We talked I posted what she said she would be carrying. Whats wrong with that??? and I did not crap on anyone. Why dont you go back and read my replies. If you have anything negative to say why dont you come down on people that have nothing better to do than call people names. I thought it wasnt nice or fair to say that, but just like he stated his opinion so did I! All I was saying that I once again I think its nice change to see a place like this opening. Where is the harm in that? and cornerstone and beowoof are good store why cant there be another?? enough said.

        In response to DEADMAU5 who said:

        That is quite interesting. 5 years is what Anoki? Something like 1825 days right? 1826 with a leap? And today is the 1st day you sign up for 411, 1st post is to crap on someone (twice…) and then by the miracle of the Lord you have so much to contribute in a positive direction about other happenings in town? Call me the biggest schmuck in Joisey but f’ing A baby, who are you truthfully? 5 years in Hoboken and all of a sudden a new commenter with the flow of an aged veteran? Were you in a coma? You just awoke? Please share. Merci

      • anoki says:

        PS… this is a perfect example of why I dont join sites like this.

        In response to DEADMAU5 who said:

        That is quite interesting. 5 years is what Anoki? Something like 1825 days right? 1826 with a leap? And today is the 1st day you sign up for 411, 1st post is to crap on someone (twice…) and then by the miracle of the Lord you have so much to contribute in a positive direction about other happenings in town? Call me the biggest schmuck in Joisey but f’ing A baby, who are you truthfully? 5 years in Hoboken and all of a sudden a new commenter with the flow of an aged veteran? Were you in a coma? You just awoke? Please share. Merci

      • pawzclawz says:

        I live on Garden btwn.13th & 14th. I walk home from The PATH Station everynight. I shop at both Beowoof and Cornerstone. I will continue to. I don’t think a new pet store is a bad idea. I will definately check the store out. When it opens. If she has products that would benefit me to purchase. I will become a customer of Beowoof,Cornerstone and You Lucky Dog.

        In response to lhoward222 who said:

        Cornerstone has plenty of room for dogs to enter — mine does all of the time, and eagerly (turns the corner from Wash to 9th to go in)! And sometimes plays with other dogs inside. Their merchandising is not only attractive (this Xmas they did it up especially very pretty), but has the breadth of supplies I need, and some I don’t, but get sucked into buying b/c they are so attractive.

        I know I probably pay a premium buying at Cornerstone vs. BIG BOX, but I feel good about patronizing a local merchant PLUS the convenience can’t be beat. Further, owner and staff are delightful and knowledgeable. And Cornerstone staff if dedicated to helping shelter/orphaned pets.

        Though I wish no harm to a new business in Hobo, I do question the wisdom of opening a dog-store so close to an established business that is rewarded with return patrons. I hope the new biz is focused on grooming/bathing (which I could use) to differentiate from Cornerstone. Else, I can’t envision a reason to change my shopping habits — i.e., will be loyal to Cornerstone.

  4. DEADMAU5 says:

    Sounds exciting, I look forward to this place. And thanks for ohnoivotedforher who pointed out they will have a 14 day class that teaches you the importance of picking up dog dung. On the contrary, if you need to take classes for 2 weeks to know that picking up doggy fribbles is a good thing then something may be seriously wrong with you

  5. tinman says:

    I think this is amusing. Could someone give me money to burn? What kind of retard opens a pet store in between two already established stores, one being only a half a block away. I mean really, someone give me a loan and I will open one downtown where there isn’t one. as Red Foreman would say (DUMBASS)

    • anoki says:

      Hoboken is all of a mile long. Why is ok for there to be numerous clothing stores, nail salons and restaurants? they all offer the same as the rest of the places, but its not ok to open a dog boutique because its around the corner? they might offer different things that the others dont have. I think its a good thing or would you rather have another dry cleaning store there??!! why would you bash a place before its even open? and why is that such a dumb idea? So I guess everyone in Hoboken is a dumbass for opening all the same places?? So yeah open a pet store downtown so now it will be 4 blocks away and near beowoof. whats the difference??? Im glad there will be more places to take our dogs now.

      In response to tinman who said:

      I think this is amusing. Could someone give me money to burn? What kind of retard opens a pet store in between two already established stores, one being only a half a block away. I mean really, someone give me a loan and I will open one downtown where there isn’t one. as Red Foreman would say (DUMBASS)

  6. hoboken411 says:

    anoki – commenting on a popular and tight-knit community site like Hoboken411 requires that you have a somewhat thicker skin.

    While I am not too happy with questioning a user’s motives like what happened here, they may have a point.

    Your first comment was on the Volonte Shoes thread (which I hadn’t gotten to / approved prior to publishing this post), and it might seem odd to readers that someone comes out of nowhere to give props to a coming business like that.

    If you’re the owner of the new business, it’s best to be up front about it, and deal with the largest online collection of your potential new Hoboken customers. Nine times out of 10, when a business owner interacts with their customers on all fronts, it usually ends up positive (provided the store, product, service doesn’t suck outright).

    If you’re not, I apologize.

    Just remember, even though these are (mostly) anonymous screen names, sometimes people can “read between the lines” very clearly, and even worse, your words can even be misconstrued.

    So that’s that. Have a nice day!

    • anoki says:

      Hello. Just to make things clear. I am not the owner. I was not trying to crap on anyone! All I was doing was giving an opinion. Sorry that I was trynig to express feelings. wasnt everyone else on here doing the same thing? If I owned a business Id have no problem mentioning that. Sorry if things were taken the wrong way.

      In response to hoboken411 who said:

      anoki – commenting on a popular and tight-knit community site like Hoboken411 requires that you have a somewhat thicker skin.

      While I am not too happy with questioning a user’s motives like what happened here, they may have a point.

      Your first comment was on the Volonte Shoes thread (which I hadn’t gotten to / approved prior to publishing this post), and it might seem odd to readers that someone comes out of nowhere to give props to a coming business like that.

      If you’re the owner of the new business, it’s best to be up front about it, and deal with the largest online collection of your potential new Hoboken customers. Nine times out of 10, when a business owner interacts with their customers on all fronts, it usually ends up positive (provided the store, product, service doesn’t suck outright).

      If you’re not, I apologize.

      Just remember, even though these are (mostly) anonymous screen names, sometimes people can “read between the lines” very clearly, and even worse, your words can even be misconstrued.

      So that’s that. Have a nice day!

  7. sagemike says:

    I’ll be happy to try out Your Lucky Dog, assuming the owner doesn’t have the same opinion of responsible dog breeders that Cornerstone’s expressed some time ago. Prevented me from ever patronizing that store.

  8. interested says:

    While I would not open another pet boutique, I wish those who are doing so all the best. Yes, I have a dog, frequent both Cornerstone and Beowoof equally, and clean up after the dog when we take walks. Even if I did not have a pet, I would welcome a new business in town. Each business supports the others in that they collectively draw shoppers to our streets. Empty storefronts are no good for any of us.

    I am somewhat troubled by the tone of some recent posts here on 411. The length of a person’s residence in our city does not validate his or her opinion! Are we going back to the “Yuppies Invade my House at Suppertime” era? Born and Bred vs. Yuppies vs. New Yuppies? We all live here, presumably because we like it. Cut the class warfare; it helps no one and hurts us all.

    • H_convert says:

      Great post. There is no reason how long a person has been living in Hoboken constitutes why and when they post on this site. Some, like myself, find some things educational and most of the time other discussions entertaining.

      Being a dog owner myself I frequent all the dog stores, so opening another is fine by me and my poochie! good luck to any new store that opens in Hoboken.

      In response to interested who said:

      While I would not open another pet boutique, I wish those who are doing so all the best. Yes, I have a dog, frequent both Cornerstone and Beowoof equally, and clean up after the dog when we take walks. Even if I did not have a pet, I would welcome a new business in town. Each business supports the others in that they collectively draw shoppers to our streets. Empty storefronts are no good for any of us.

      I am somewhat troubled by the tone of some recent posts here on 411. The length of a person’s residence in our city does not validate his or her opinion! Are we going back to the “Yuppies Invade my House at Suppertime” era? Born and Bred vs. Yuppies vs. New Yuppies? We all live here, presumably because we like it. Cut the class warfare; it helps no one and hurts us all.

      • nacholibre says:

        Mind bottling.

        In response to H_convert who said:

        Great post. There is no reason how long a person has been living in Hoboken constitutes why and when they post on this site. Some, like myself, find some things educational and most of the time other discussions entertaining.

        Being a dog owner myself I frequent all the dog stores, so opening another is fine by me and my poochie! good luck to any new store that opens in Hoboken.

  9. Stabone130 says:

    I won’t go anywhere but Cornerstone pets — the selection is great, the staff is ridiculously friendly & knowledgeable, prices are fair — why go anywhere else (unless you want like cupcakes for your dog and this new place offers them).

    • Furey says:

      I have been to Cornerstone & Beowoof. I like them both. But if another store comes in (no matter where they open) and offer competitive prices and a varied selection, i’m all for it. Let the best store win.

      In response to Stabone130 who said:

      I won’t go anywhere but Cornerstone pets — the selection is great, the staff is ridiculously friendly & knowledgeable, prices are fair — why go anywhere else (unless you want like cupcakes for your dog and this new place offers them).

  10. mooshu says:

    What genius thought of opening up ANOTHER doggie shop not even one block away from Cornerstone?

    I’m sorry. I love dogs and dog-related business owners. But You Lucky Dog can be cute as buttons and I’ll still think it’s a crappy and incompetent move to open up right around the corner from a Hoboken favorite. You’d think that it would somehow differentiate itself from the existing doggie shops, but noooo. That would involve logic.

    As for raining lessons,… Yeah, Elks Club also offers them, it’s a huge space, and they’re just steps away from this place.

    Shoulda done your research!

  11. mooshu says:

    Um, “training” lessons, not “raining” lessons. Thanks.

  12. iforgotmymantra says:

    Looks like cute enough stuff by my dogs aren’t fancy epicureans. To them, the occasional forbidden pizza crust nibble on the street is the best thing ever. As for the frosted cookies and the like, my guess is that they could soon to become the Hoboken sidewalk’s worst enemy.

  13. rao611 says:

    I say “Good Luck”!!! It looks much different than Cornerstone and it never hurts to have a little variety in town. I agree with the other posters in that people should be thankful its not another nail salon or dry cleaner! I’ll certainly be by to check it out :)

  14. mooshu says:

    I thought that this place would be unique. It’s cute but it resembles other foofy boutiques in town that are now on the doomed list or have merged with other foofy boutiques.

    I can’t believe I’m typing this, but I wish the owners luck in spite of the not-so-well-thought-out decision to open up a place like this. Wow. Could have been such an amazing spot if creativity were applied somehow. It’s a nice size!

    Too bad. Gonna stick with Cornerstone myself…

  15. mooshu says:

    The photos came out pretty nice, though, 411.

  16. animal_lover says:

    Pets have it good in Hoboken… I hear the YMCA is being turned into a pet hotel with agility training for dogs. Water therapy extra:). A program using Therapy Humans will include visits once per week.

    • mooshu says:

      Get. Out!

      In response to animal_lover who said:

      Pets have it good in Hoboken… I hear the YMCA is being turned into a pet hotel with agility training for dogs. Water therapy extra:). A program using Therapy Humans will include visits once per week.

  17. lhoward222 says:

    You Lucky Dog probably could have taken business from exiting dog stores by locating in that strip mall on Adams and 14th b/c loads of dog owners up here in the NW corner. Also, the rent is probably cheaper than Wash. Of course, would have to invest in marketing b/c no foot traffic which could off-set cost of rent. But lots of grass roots could have been done with flyers, pro dog walker drinks/snacks meetings, etc. That’s my marketing mind thinking. As it is so close to my friends at Cornerstone, can’t foresee changing shopping habits.

  18. midtownauthentic says:

    I still think it is a good idea to get pets dna taken so when someone doesn’t clean up after their dog, the town can ID the dog and owner and give a fine. Good source of income for the town. They do this in Europe and now Europe has clean sidewalks

  19. pawzclawz says:

    I walked by last evening. I was on my way home from work. It was before 8:00p. I wanted to see what the store was like. They were closed. I was hoping and I am hoping they’ll allow me to leave some of my business cards.

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