#PeopleOfWilmDE: Lisa McGrath

Lisa McGrath is the Founder of Thorin’s Promise, the Owner of Weather or Not Dog Walkers and Kitten Sittin’ of Delaware, and is this week’s #PeopleOfWilmDE! Read her story below. 

“I’ve lived in Wilmington for 9 years. I bought my first house in Claymont in 2004. I moved to Old New Castle in September 2008 where we stayed for 5 years. I kept my children in the Brandywine School District while we lived in New Castle and moved back to the N. Wilmington area as soon as I got the chance. We moved back in February 2014.

I’ve done a lot of volunteer work with local animal groups, including Animal Rescue transports with Mutts & Mittens Manor Rescue and Transport, The Mary Ann Morris Animal Society, and Faithful Friends

Three fun facts about me are:

  1. I’m a Delaware State Woman’s Bowling Champion (Doubles Event) (2003).
  2. I’ve been playing softball for 44 years – most recently with Heyday Athletics.
  3. I love traveling to Barcelona.

While running three businesses doesn’t leave a lot of free time,  I discovered Constitution Yards Beer Garden this summer and love the live music that is played there, so I’d consider them my favorite Wilmington attraction.

My proudest moment as a Wilmingtonian was launching our non-profit in Oct 2021 and being able to help our first pet in January 2022. The support of our Wilmington community has been awe-inspiring and humbling. Being in Wilmington has brought us amazing success and it’s because of our wonderful clients and their pets. I’ve met so many wonderful people that are doing big things and that energy keeps me going.

My advice to Wilmingtonians is to get out, explore, and enjoy Wilmington. This year alone we’ve been to Milk & Honey, Constitution Yards, Kid Shelleen’s, and Tex-Mex Burrito for the first time! We’ve held events at Bellevue State Park and Valley Garden Park in the past and can’t wait until Spring 2023 to have a few more.”

You can follow Thorin’s Promise on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, folow Weather or Not Dog Walkers on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, and follow Kitten Sittin’ on Instagram

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