Hi! My name is Shelly DeLaney, and I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. I decided to make a big life change this year and move away from my hometown for the first time. New York City was my top choice! It’s my first home away from home and I couldn’t be happier!

I’ve studied literature, editing, and comedy writing. I chose NYC in part so that I could pursue my sketch comedy writing dreams, as my twin passions have always been pets and writing.

I’ve been obsessed with dogs since I was a kid, so I worked in the pet industry for six years, managing retail stores and operating online sales. In my neighborhood, I was known as Pet Shop Girl, and I was relied on in my stores for my particular expertise in pet nutrition. I was sought out by my customers to walk and sit for their dogs, because they trusted me and my passion for animals. I garnered lots of experience quickly with a variety of dogs, which has behooved me in the new city.

I’m thrilled to work with RuffCity–getting to know lovable dogs, meeting fantastic dog people, and exploring this beautiful city–while I pursue pet nutrition and sketch writing studies. I look forward to meeting you and your awesome pup!