Liberty Pooch founder and owner, Helga AuYeung, had a successful career in the Technology Sector for close to a decade. Managing up to 30 employees across Canada, Helga has had first hand experience with the demands placed on Professionals today and the difficulties around maintaining a work/life balance. Many feel guilty for not being able to dedicate more time to their families, furry or otherwise. Subsequently, Family is what motivated Helga to change careers and follow her passion for dogs and animals through Liberty Pooch.
Over the course of a year, Helga lost 6 members of her family - one of which was her beloved cousin Michele. When Michele first got ill, she entrusted Helga to look after her fur baby, Poyo.
"Michele trusted me with what she loved most, knowing I would love him like he were my own. I thank Michele every day for giving me Poyo. He has been a blessing."
Poyo was the light of Michele's life: the apple of her eye. She loved him more than anything in the world. Six months after her diagnosis, Michele lost her courageous battle with cancer. It was her wish that Helga keep Poyo.
"I made a silent promise to her, that I would honour her everyday by loving Poyo as much as she did and that he would want for nothing.”
After losing Michele and having suffered through so much other loss in such a short time, Poyo helped Helga through the deep sorrow and grief. Taking him for long walks and visiting the dog parks daily was not only her therapy, but it filled her with passion and joy. Having experienced so much grief, she realized that sage lesson that "life is short and DO WHAT YOU LOVE:" this is how Liberty Pooch began.
"I love this little man with all my heart."
Helga started Liberty Pooch not only to fulfill her personal passion for animals, but also to provide professionals, like her, a trustworthy, reliable, and professional "dog mom" who would treat your Furry Family Member like her own.
"I put myself in your shoes. Who would I trust to take care of Poyo?? What things would give me peace of mind so that I know he will be well taken care of?"
When you trust Liberty Pooch with your Best Furry Friend, you can be at ease knowing they are being cared for by a trustworthy and reliable person who is thankful everyday for being able to do what she loves!