When Sheila was just five years old, she took a neighbor’s St. Bernard for a walk, and she was hooked. Soon after, the friend bought Sheila a puppy, and for the next 15 years, she and Tag were inseparable. He went everywhere with her, including on hikes through the Wissahickon, where she and her pals would get lost, and Tag would show them the way home. Sheila also cared for a feral stray cat she named Roy Rogers after her childhood hero. Roy was befriended by Tag, and he lived safely in her back yard for a number of years.
Through the years, Sheila has had a myriad of cats, parakeets, fish, and hamsters. She continued to walk friends’ and neighbors’ dogs on occasion, especially her granddogs, Ozzy and Luna. She and her husband now live in Roxborough with Sofie, a rescued Tabby cat, who rules their household with an iron paw and makes them laugh with her silly antics.
After her retirement from the Human Resources field, Sheila’s love of animals led her to decide she wanted to be a pet caregiver. She joined Queenie’s Pets, and she hasn’t looked back since. Sheila loves caring for and playing with all of Queenie’s Pets®. They make her smile, and often laugh, and that makes everyday a good day.
Sheila has been on Team Queenie’s since 2015.