Elizabeth A. Bradley-Shea, Springfield HS alum and owner of Lucky Dogz in Wyndmoor, has passed away

Elizabeth A. Bradley-Shea, longtime owner of Lucky Dogz in Wyndmoor, passed away on Wednesday, April 10. She was 57 years old.

Bradley-Shea is a 1985 graduate of Springfield Township High School and an Erdenheim native. At the peak of Lucky Dogz, she welcomed over 100 dogs a day, according to her obituary.

From her obituary:

Elizabeth was incredibly hardworking and devoted her life to helping people and animals. She started a house cleaning business and taught aerobics, all while completing her Associate Degree from Montgomery County Community College, taking classes at Arcadia, and raising her first two boys at home with their father Paul. After her third son, Corey, was born, she pursued her passion of dog behavior and graduated from Animal Behavior College (ABC) to become a certified dog trainer. In 2011, one of her biggest dreams came to fruition, and Lucky Dogz, a doggie daycare in Wyndmoor, was opened. Lucky Dogz was a sanctuary for employees and an amazing place for dogs. Elizabeth took the time to get to know the people working with her. She valued her employees beyond who they were at work and sought their perspective in how to ensure Lucky Dogz was a wonderful place to be. At the peak of Lucky Dogz, they welcomed over 100 dogs a day and she was extremely hands-on with the care of every dog. She knew each dog by name and their owners personally. When COVID hit, she kept their doors open and continued to offer hours to all that needed them even when client numbers dwindled. She was the reason Lucky Dogz was the extraordinary place it was. 

She was an active member with the Delaware Valley Pug Rescue, fostering many pugs over the years and helping to re-home them. She hosted many fundraising events including Pug-O-Ween and pictures with Santa. She also worked with hospice programs by assisting with pet therapy and brightened the days of many patients. You could always find Elizabeth volunteering with her children’s schools and attending events in Chestnut Hill to meet other dog lovers. One year she had a local Brownie Troop come to Lucky Dogz and helped them earn their Pets Badge by teaching them about dogs and what care and training they needed. She provided a home for two children in the neighborhood after their house burned down, lending a hand when tragedy struck their family. Her endless energy and compassion touched countless lives in her community. If you were lucky enough to be gifted some of her goodies and holiday treats, you could taste how much love she put into everything she did. 

A memorial service was held on Friday, April 19 at 2:00pm at George Washington Memorial Park chapel, Plymouth Meeting.

The full obituary can be found here.

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