About Shelagh MacDonald

Are you looking for a Realtor® with integrity, who is honest, knowledgeable and patient, and who puts her clients’ needs first?  That is the kind of professional you need when you are making such important decisions as buying and selling real estate.  And that is what you will find when you work with me.

I take the time to listen carefully to understand my clients’ needs, wants and concerns.  And I will be ready to take quick action when required or spend more time with those who aren’t quite sure what direction to take.  I am always available to address any issues or concerns the moment they arise.

I truly enjoy getting to know my Buyer clients and working hard to find that perfect home for their lifestyle, or maybe buying an investment property.  Some people know just what they are looking for, whereas others need to see many homes to really know what kind of home and location is right for them.  With my Seller clients, I ensure their home is well presented and properly priced to get it sold as efficiently and profitably as possible.  I bring my energy, integrity and attention to detail to take the stress out of buying and selling real estate and to ensure my clients’ interests are protected every step of the way.  My passion for real estate and genuine desire to help others are what make me stand out.

I come to real estate after a long career in the charitable and non-profit sector.  For almost two decades, I was a Director for the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, a cause very close to my heart.  My compassion to help others – both 2-legged and 4-legged – makes it natural for me to puts my clients’ needs first, providing personal, caring service.  I also have a long background in competitive sports, specifically cross-country skiing and running.

Another passion in my life is dog training.  I find the special bond that develops through the training and teamwork extremely rewarding.  I have been involved in the competitive dog world in Ottawa for about 30 years in obedience, conformation, retriever tests and a little agility​.  My current partner is Quinn, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.​

In addition to providing referrals for my clients to mortgage brokers, lawyers and home inspectors, I also have an extensive database of doggie daycare and boarding facilities, groomers, training schools, veterinarians, etc.  Visit The Dog House for more information.

If you are interested in buying or selling a condo, townhome, house, or acreage, I would love the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your real estate needs. I don’t measure my success by sales, but by the happy customers I help along the way.


As a leading real estate professional in my community, I am dedicated to providing the finest service available while breaking new ground. The real estate industry today is constantly evolving, and you need a professional who understands this diversity and is positioned to stay ahead of the game.


  • Hard Working

  • Dedicated

  • Reliable

  • Honest

  • Knowledgeable.



200 -1335 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Z 8N8

Phone number:

Direct: 613-262-0588
Office: 613-725-1171



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