Creativity Connects Newtown: Meet Cori McNerney, Owner of Divine Dogs

Creativity Connects Newtown

What fuels a vibrant, connected, and creative community? What makes people feel good about living in Newtown?

When locals share the creativity that they uncover in the nooks and crannies of their community it brings about connectivity and makes us all feel good. Believe it or not, you discover creativity every day as you walk, shop, work, and play in Newtown. 

Creativity connects us. 

Meet Cori McNerney, dog lover, owner of Divine Dogs.

Is there an organization in your community that makes you feel good?

I am very fond of the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation and do whatever I can to support them. Their work with senior pets as well as the way they help people care for their pets is very admirable. The nonprofit was created to honor Catherine who died at Sandy Hook School in 2012. She loved animals and is a little hero.

Where do you go for inspiration and creativity?

Everywhere. Hiking on some of the open land, the grocery store, St. Rose of Lima Church for spiritual feeding and my shop Divine Dogs! It’s a really cool place to take your puppy to be groomed and their humans can shop for unique collars and fun jewelry!

What do you love about your community?

I love the people and Newtown’s beautiful countryside. I would say one out of 100 of my clients is a grouch. I work with really nice people and dogs every day. On my way to work the sun is coming up and it feels great! And, after work, as I travel home, there is a point on route where the sun is setting over the hills - it is just so beautiful!

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