About Sharon Cree
Sharon Cree grew up in Harrisburg, PA, the middle child of three girls. Her family practiced Ukrainian customs such as making pysankies, or Ukrainian Easter eggs, and polka dancing. Sharon was quite sickly as a child, and she was diagnosed with an immune deficiency. But this did not stop her from living life to the fullest. Sharon excelled in academics and had the opportunity to advance to college during her senior year of high school. Her love of beagles began when she owned a beagle named Barney while attending Penn State Campus at Middletown and majoring in elementary education. She taught first through third graders for twenty-nine years. Her passion was teaching her students to write, even at their young age.
In 2002, a call from her younger sister to help rescue dogs changed her life. She has fostered more than fifty beagles since then. One dog in particular, Louise, made a profound impact. This scared little beagle has captured the heart of many, and she will affect yours.
When she is not consumed with her rescue work, Sharon enjoys baking, traveling, and flea marketing. She serves her community by volunteering at the local food bank. She and her husband Ray live in the small town of Dauphin, PA, with their grown daughters, Alicia and Jessica, residing nearby. Ray and Sharon are now proud grandparents of a grandson. As if her schedule is not busy enough, Sharon helps Ray in his welding business by doing part-time office work. But on any given day, you can find her doing what she loves best – walking her beagles.