Another business in the heart of Historic Folsom has announced it is closing its doors this week that is unfortunate news for patrons of both the two and four-legged nature. Lucky Dog Bakery has announced that Sept. 30 will be its last day. 


Located at 722 Traders Lane in Folsom’s Historic District. This week, owner Kathleen Hemphill-Pacis announced the plans to shutter the business on social media. While she didn’t disclose specific reasons for the closure in the posting, Hemphill-Pacis shared that the closure is due to the combination of personal reasons as well as financial challenges. The company plans to continue serving customers at the El Dorado Hills Farmer’s Market up until Oct. 30. 

“With a heavy heart lucky dog bakery will be closing their doors on September 30, (our) website will be not available after this date,” read the statement to customers issues on Monday.”Thank you for all the support throughout the years. Happy Tails, Kathleen and Riley,”


After originally opening in El Dorado Hills, Lucky Dog Bakery became part of the Historic Folsom community in 2021 after a year off during the period of COVID-19 restrictions. The business was built on the owners love of animals, in particular, an 8-week-old Siberian Husky Puppy many who patronize know all about.  When Hemphill-Pacis first got Riley, it was discovered the pup had a sensitive appetite, which prompted his owners to learn how to prepare small batch homemade eats and treats as opposed to factory made products. 

Like many businesses, rising costs of goods and overall expenses have taken its toll on the Lucky Dog Bakery. The continued challenges with inflation have also affected sales in many novelty type businesses like Lucky Dog. 


The news of the closure comes just days after it was announced that Escape Folsom Bar and Grill was closing Sept. 30 due to failed negotiations with its lease renewal. Escape Folsom is just next door to Lucky Dog, leaving two voids in the Trader’s Lane section of Historic Folsom.  After closure of select locations nationwide, Therapy Store on Sutter Street has recently closed as well.  

Kayla Thomas
Author: Kayla Thomas