Name: Sylvia Gallagher

Store: Liffey Valley


  • What are your interests and hobbies:

I’m a big gamer. I also love dog training.

  • Have you any hidden talent or unique skill:

I’m good at art and have drawn for some Indie game companies.

  • Why did you choose to work with Maxi Zoo:

I love animals, if I can help someone give their pet a better life then that’s an achievement.

  • What is the most enjoyable aspect of what you do:

The people I work with, they are amazing. Everyone is so different.

  • What is your greatest life or career achievement:

My greatest life achievement is my 7 children. My greatest career achievement would be recently graduating college.

  • What motivates you:

Being happy. Life is short, don’t wait for things to happen. Make them happen.

  • When are you at your happiest/How do you like to switch off:

I’m happiest when I’m with my family and pets. Either walking the dogs or art with the kids.

  • Who has been the biggest influence on your life:

The biggest influence on my life is my son.  He has autism but he never lets it hold him back, he sees the world so differently.

  • What is your favourite Maxi Zoo memory:

The Maxi Zoo Christmas Party in 2019.

  • Have you any pets? If so what breed and name:

I have two German Shepherds called Bear and Thor, A Collie mix called Scruffs, A Dachshund called Slinky and two Rats called Gonzo and Rizo.

  • Tell us the funniest thing your pets does:

They all try to squeeze onto the armchair together.

  • How does your pet make you laugh:

When Slinky goes on Bears back.

  • Did you adopt your pet? Do you know his/her story:

I adopted Scruffs, he and his sister were found in a Black bag next a canal so I was glad I could give him a better life.