Lucy and Ethel Woodward were beloved pets–and the Gallery’s special Greeting Committee! They were Chinese Shar-Pei sisters. Their pedigree mother Vantage is a retired, winning show dog. Lucy was born on December 6th 2004; and her baby sister Ethel arrived from their mom’s next litter on November 14th 2006. Lucy and Ethel were the local neighborhood mascots, having been photographed for international magazine articles, album covers, The Daily Dog, The New York Sun— as well as by countless visitors.
When Lucy passed away on May 16, 2012, Betty joined the Gallery’s greeting team and Woodward family. Born in Maine on May 16, 2012, Betty is a rare, blue, female Shar-Pei. She too comes from a line of pedigree, award-winning parents.
On March 6, 2015 Ethel peacefully passed away of natural causes (memorial article here). Betty was missing her big sister when fate brought news of baby Rose, born on March 16th, 2015 in Illinois.
Rosie followed in her big sisters’ paws to become an attraction with photos, blogs and a Facebook page dedicated to her! Rose is an adorable fawn Shar-pei from the Grand Champion Underdog line. She has very quickly become a confident and loyal member of the Gallery team and loving addition to the Woodward family. Puppy photos of Rose have reached star status on social media already. You can follow her daily adventures on Instagram @sharpeirose
Betty and Rose look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Woodward Gallery!