Category Archives: Pet Memorials

“Chloe”- July 2016


“She loved bounding through the deep snow, greeting everyone and everything she could. Chloe was always the first dog to meet our new foster dogs, as she had no prejudices. She loved sneaking little kisses to the young children she met at Pet Expo. Her happiest moment was jumping on the back of the couch and sprawling across it like the other dogs did. Her doggy smile lit up the room. She’d achieved her goal in life.”

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I got my Hudson dog through beagle paws 9 years ago. He was 6 at the time and had had a rough start to his life. His nose was crooked, his ribs had been broken and healed a few times and he was missing his tail. We called it the Hud nub. I even trimmed his long “nub” hairs. It didn’t stop him from wagging that bit of tail as hard as he could when he saw me.

When I picked him up he escaped out of my car within 10 minutes and all I could think was “so this is how it’s going to be.” I chased him through bush and even dove through a fence to catch him. I didn’t care because he was much Hud and I knew his nose meant trouble.

Hudson got free range of the farm and was with me everywhere I went. We moved and grew but it always the two of us. When I first got Hud I was going through a really rough time. Last month I landed my dream job and finally started figuring my life out. Today I had to put Hudson down after a tumor ruptured in his gut. He was 16. I guess he figured I could take care of myself from now on. I am having a hard time with him going because when I had to deal with death in the past I had his fur to comfort me. I would hold him close and smell his dusty warm fur (he was always in stuff and dusty) and I felt safe.

Hudson was family and if anyone can give love to these special dogs they should. My life is better because of my sweet, kind, chicken loving mutt.


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March 24, 2012 to June 5, 2015

He did everything in a BIG way – his way & in his own time.

His personality was certainly memorable: a bit stubborn, singular, somewhat bossy as he got older, and most definitely his own. And I loved every bit of him & that BIG personality of his.

He loved his food dispensing toys and treats, especially when they were hidden & he could find them to be rewarded for the effort. He’d dance for people food, his favourites roast turkey and vanilla ice cream.

Basil loved to go to the park. So many different smells to sniff, balls to run after, dogs & people to say hello to. In the summer he liked to swim – he wasn’t great at it, with his big body and short legs, but you could tell he liked it, so long as you didn’t rush him or the current wasn’t strong.

He fought his cancer in a big way too. Basil went into a remission 4 times – twice the average – but the 5th time was too much for his beagle body to take on. He had the heart of a lion, he really did.

With that tremendous heart, Basil showed love and devotion in the way only a dog can: circling around my feet whenever I came through a door, licking tears away when I was upset, kisses and kisses and kisses to wake me up to face the new day together.

Basil lived 13 wonderful, playful, squirrel chasing years. He was a good boy. He will be missed by many. But especially by me. His Mom.

Jackie Cochrane
Calgary, Alberta

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“Mika” (November 11th, 2004-June 12th, 2015)


To Mika, a beloved dog…
My family and I adopted Mika when she was 9 months old from a family who adopted her at Beagle Paws, Newfoundland in 2004. The first time I saw her little face I fell in love with her. When we were heading back home, Mika and I had an immediate connection between the two of us, as she peacefully fell asleep on me. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
As I was a young girl at this time, Mika was my first dog and she meant the world to me. I saw her growing as she did with me too. Mika followed me during a rough time of my life, the teenage one! She was by my side everyday waiting for me after school and always there to make me laugh even if I had a bad day. Mika was a playful beagle who loved to play with her toys, taking long walks, riding in car and to cuddle a lot.
Then when I turned older and moved from my parents’ house, I wasn’t able to bring Mika with me, so they kindly kept her with them. Mika was suffering since she was young from epilepsy and early this year she started getting sicker and she finally passed away on June 12th, 2015. I already miss her really much but I hope she’s in a better place now.
Mika was the best dog I could ever have, she marks my life with joy and she gave me the love of dogs, especially for Beagles. They are wonderful dogs and the best of friend a person can have. I hope that we gave her the good life she deserved. Mika will always have a special place in my heart, she’s an irreplaceable dog and she will be missed every day.
You will always be loved and never forgotten…

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“Murphy” (smurfy) unknown – May 2014

I am so glad to have spent the time that I did with Murphy. From those earliest days, I knew that Murphy would make a loyal and faithful companion. He just needed a tiny bit of love and faith to blossom, as does anyone, whether a dog or a human being. Murphy, I love you, and I will always remember you for the unconditional love that you offered me. May you rest in peace my faithful friend. I miss you more than words can say.
Love Mom, Bailey, Emma, Hayley and Gracie
Sandra Woito

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“Tuppence” 2014

Tuppence came to Beagle Paws three years ago. She was old and her family didn’t want her. This little dog found a loving foster home with Richard and Tammy Colborne, where happiness was a warm bed by the fireplace and by Tammy’s flower garden. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to Tammy and Richard for opening their home and hearts to this lovable girl. Tuppence has found her final resting place by the flowerbed she loved so much. May your soul soar high and free, Tuppence.
Beagle Paws Volunteers, Edmonton

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“Dolly Pops” (June 2014)

It is with a very heavy heart that we have to tell you all that one of our long time shelter beagles, “Dolly” passed away yesterday. “Dolly Pops” as most people know her as, was abandoned at our shelter one New Year’s eve over 3 years ago. Although Dolly spent most of her days at our shelter she had many outings and sleep overs with the volunteers and as of late was in a shared custody foster home situation. She had 2 foster Mom’s, now it couldn’t get much better than that. Dolly had been struggling with illness for the past few months, she made a successful bounce back the 1st time round but sadly her little body couldn’t keep up the fight this 2nd time. We estimate that Dolly was 13+ years old. We want to extend our thanks to the staff at the Topsail Road Vet clinic for providing such great care for Dolly and thank you to all the volunteers who showed her so much love over the years. Dolly Pops, you will be missed.
Beagle Paws Volunteers

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“Chloe” (May 2014)

With heavy hearts we had to say good-bye to our beloved beagle Chloe May 30th after a short but incurable illness. We adopted Chloe from Beagle Paws in October 2005, she was 5 months old. We were fortunate enough to love her all these years and she brought us great joy.She has no great claim to fame. She did not do any fancy tricks,rescue people, or protect our property, but what she did do was give us her unconditional love, always pleasant and loving, docile, quiet and beautiful. She spent joyful hours with us content with a long walk, a good belly scratch and a good meal,and she greeted us and all visitors with a wagging tail, content to be in our company.

Good bye Chloe, we will forever miss you.

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“Brownie” (March 2014)


It is with great sadness that we said goodbye to our beloved Brownie girl in March 2014. We joked for years about the little beagle’s innocent photo on the BeaglePaws poster we noticed at Starbucks back in May 2004 which brought Brownie as a foster to us, although we knew in our hearts the first day she came for a visit we would always have a home for this hound. Brownie we will always remember the MANY times we ran after the independent beagle you are at the off-leash park, we miss you travelling in the middle perch of the vehicle, you sleeping under a blanket next to us watching TV, and how you always turned running from the camera.

You touched so many hearts and we miss you more and more every day Brownie girl. XOXO

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It is with sadness that we said goodbye to foster dog Bagel. Bagel was a rescue from the city pound almost two years ago. He was pretty old at the time and no-one wanted an old dog so Beagle Paws became his family. He was a sweet, happy little boy who still liked to take himself for the occasional walk without his foster mom. He touched the hearts of everyone who knew him. He is greatly missed by all.



God’s Garden

God looked around His garden
And He found an empty place
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your precious face

He put His arms around you
And lifted you to rest;
God’s Garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain
He knew you’ d never ever
Get well on earth again.

So He closed your weary eyelids
And whispered “Peace be thine ”
Then He took you up to Heaven
With Hands so gentle and kind.

It broke our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God welcomed you home.

You will be missed Bagel,

The volunteers at Beagle Paws

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