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Wellington’s Siobhan Gallagher Is On A Mission To Find Homes For Shelter Animals BY MIKE MAY

Wellington resident Siobhan Gallagher enjoys making a living as a real estate agent, but her true passion in life is helping animals, specifically rescue dogs. Loving dogs and providing a home for them has been a lifelong passion for Gallagher since her childhood growing up in Connecticut and Massachusetts. “We always had golden retrievers in my family,” Gallagher recalled. Now, she is looking to connect with other like-minded people in Palm Beach County who share a similar passion for homeless dogs and cats. Gallagher agreed with the sentiment that dogs are your best friend. “Dogs are great,” she said. “They are always happy to see you, and they always wag their tail with excitement.”

For the last 18 months, Gallagher has been volunteering eight to 10 hours a week at Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control (ACC), which is located on Belvedere Road just west of the turnpike. “I’m there every Monday and Thursday morning,” Gallagher said. “While there, I spend time with the dogs, take them for a walk, play ball with them, give them a bath and really just give them some attention.” It was Gallagher’s love of a different animal that first brought her to Wellington. “My interest in horses is what brought me to Wellington,” Gallagher explained. “I have always ridden horses, managed barns and conducted training. I always had a horse to ride in my life.”

Now, she does not have a horse in her life. To fill that void, Gallagher is focusing on rescue dogs. ACC, meanwhile, has far too many dogs to find homes for — and Gallagher is there to lend a helping hand. She is on a mission to recruit more dog lovers. wellington the magazine | november 2023 45

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