Category Archives: Pet Memorials

“Buster” January 2013

Buster was a senior dog when he arrived at Beagle Paws and he also came with some heath issues but that did not stop him from enjoying his life. Affectionately known as Buster Brown he was a goofy old boy with a bark that sounded like a seal. His foster mom took him home with her and gave him the best three years of his life where he was loved and he dearly loved her.

We wish we could have told you,
in words you’d understand,
We wanted you to stay with us.
This wasn’t what we’d planned.

We wish somehow to tell you,
How empty we now feel.
A part of us went with you,
A part that time can’t heal

We wish we’d once more hear you,
in your funny little bark,
and look into your eyes again
that were always full of spark

We wish we had you back again,
to fill this empty space.
But one day we’ll be together
in a far, far better place.

We will miss you sweet boy. Your foster mom Shirley and Volunteers at Beagle Paws.

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“Rosie” (December 2012)

Rosie was one of the most unique beagles we have had the honor to share our lives with. This little girl was the most grumpiest dog we had ever met. You could not pick her up and cuddle her like you normally would with any other dog. But even with such a strong personality she won her way into our hearts. For almost 7 years we shared our home and lives with this special girl. As she entered her senior years she mellowed and would allow me to sing to her without her getting upset (maybe she didn’t like my signing and finally gave in!) and eventually she would allow us to pick her up as she let her guard down. She even began a routine where around 9pm every evening she would do a little play dance come over for a rub and run on. That was a big deal for Rosie. Over the years Rosie had a lot of health issues but as far as we can estimate she lived to be at least 14 years old. We consider ourselves very lucky and privledged to have shared our lives with “Rosie Girl”.

You are missed every day,
Mom and Dad (Sheila and Chris Lewis)

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“Kelly” (October 24, 2012)

On Oct.24th 2012 we lost our beautiful girl Kelly. We only had her for a short time, but she captured our hearts from the moment we brought her home. We hope we were able to give you the life that you so deserved. We miss you every day,but know that you are now in a better place.

All our love,
Dad & Mum aka Earl & Yvonne

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“Saralee” (May 14, 2012)

On Dec. 3, 2011, I picked up Saralee at the city shelter to foster her through Beagle Paws.

I knew she wasn’t well from the very beginning. She would only walk a few feet and then she would stand motionless for a long time to the point that I would have to take her up in my arms. Her heart was bad and later she was diagnosed with pytroma and operated on. She did well for awhile and I was so happy for her. She gained back her weight, was eating well, loved just hanging out in the house and on the patio and especially snoozing in her bed. Life was good, for both of us. She seem to be so content, I loved just looking at her. When I would put my arms around her, it was like she didn’t know what to do, she would just be so still, but I felt she got great comfort from it in her own way and that she was glad that we were together.

Then gradually her health started failing again to the point that I had to let her go. I wasn’t able to be with her those last few days of her life but I hope during that time that she was able to hold onto all the comfort and love that we brought to each other and that it brought her through to her last breath from this life.

Your foster mommy, Linda Rowe
The feeling of embracing you and your loving trusting eyes looking at me, will always be with me.
Rest in peace, my darling little doggie.

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“Jake” (June 2012)

It’s with a heavy heart that Matt and I tell you that the light of our lives, Jake, passed on Sunday. He had an undetected tumor in his spleen that ruptured suddenly and thankfully didn’t suffer as much as we are right now. Jake was the first dog either of us had ever had. He made his way in a houseful of cats and even trained us on how to be good dog people. He was pure love and gentleness on four legs but knew how to trick us into getting a second round of treats! He never did get used to riding in the car, but he tolerated it long enough to get to Bowering Park, and occasionally to the grandparents for a visit (and unprotected catfood). To say that he changed our lives is an understatement.

Jill Kennedy
Matt Hickman

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“Astro” (March 20, 2012)

How do you say goodbye to someone who was always at your side? We weren’t sure of the life you lived before us, but once you came into our home we knew we couldn’t let you go, and you gave us 5 great years!

Love you and miss you little buddy, hope all your pain is gone now. Mommy will never forget your hugs. xxoo

Love Glenda, Albert, Meeko and baby Nathan

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“Roy” (May 12, 2012)

I feel in love with Roy during my very first shift as a volunteer for Beagle Paws. His cute little face melted my heart as soon as I walked through the door. Roy enjoyed going for walks, laying in the warmth of the sun, belly scratches and treats, especially treats! His bark was unmistakable, it always made me smile.

Roy enjoyed a little vacation at our home a week before it was his time to cross the Rainbow Bridge. Although we didn’t know his time had come while with us, Terrence and I take comfort in knowing that some of his last days were spent in our home where he was welcomed and loved as one of our family. He will always have a special place in my heart.

Roy was very lucky to have been cared for and loved by so many of the volunteers at Beagle Paws. I’m so grateful that he got to spend his last months in a place where he was warm, safe and loved.

You’ll be missed Roy.

Love, Melissa

All of the volunteers at Beagle Paws miss you so much sweet boy!

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“Spencer” (March 2012)

Spencer Fahie 2007-2012
Spencer joined our family as a young puppy and just stole our hearts. He was such a good boy and never tore anything up other than the three pairs of shoes and one pair of boots that he was trying to train me into putting in the closet that we got him a little brother we named Oscar. It took him about three hours to calm down as he was in awe that this friend came to stay for good! But one sat morning in march it all went downhill and very quickly, our boy that never had any health issues lost the use of his backend this was on St. Patrick’s Day, and on the Mon morning following we knew we had to make the hardest call of all, but we never left his side through the entire process when he just closed his eyes and went peacefully to sleep. We took him to my husband’s childhood home and he has a spot where he can still keep a watch over the house and family . We were just down there this Sun past and I was able to visit him. I miss him but I’m grateful for the 4 years we had with him.

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“Odee” (April 2012)

Tribute to Odee Dixon Aug 2003 – April 2012

With heavy hearts and tears in our eyes, after only 3 short years we must say goodbye.
The doctors have done all they could, if we could find a miracle you know we would.
While sitting with you in my arms with daddy gently rubbing your ears.
While we talk to you softly, with Aunties, friends and loved ones trying to hold back their tears.
The memories you gave us, we will never forget – especially the ones of the day we all met.
With one last hug and one last kiss, you have no idea how much you will be missed.
While I look into your eyes this one last time, you tell me with those eyes – ‘it’s ok’ – you know it’s your time.
Close your eyes now and go to sleep, we will pray the lord your soul to keep.
Go in peace Odee – Graydee’s best friend, we will stay right here with you until the end.
So with a heavy heart and tears in our eyes, just for now our little boy we say goodbye.

Thank you to Dr. Finora and his staff and everyone who has touched Odee’s life during this journey.

Heart felt thanks from the Dixon family

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“Biggie Smalls” (February 2012)

Dear Biggie Smalls, I pray that although we never met you that in your heart you knew that we were trying to save you. Sadly your life ended too soon. May you forever be remembered by the people that cared for one special little beagle.


Unlike most of the sun filled days at the Rainbow Bridge, this particular day dawned cold and gray, damp as a swamp and as dismal as any day could be imagined. All of the recent arrivals had no idea what to think as they had never ever experienced a day like this before. But the animals who been waiting for their beloved people, knew exactly what was going on and started to gather at the pathway leading to The Bridge to watch.
The first animal thought about this for a minute and then asked, “So what will happen now?” As he was about to receive his answer, suddenly, the clouds parted swiftly, and the gloom lifted with a mighty wind. Approaching The Bridge could be seen a single person and among the older animals, the whole group was suddenly bathed in a golden light and they were all once again, young and healthy, just as they were in the prime of their life.

“Watch, and see,” said the second animal. A second group of animals from those also waiting came to the pathway and bowed their heads ever so low as the person neared closer. As each bowed head, the person offered a pat on their head or scratch behind the ears.

One by one, the newly restored animals fell into line and followed him towards The Bridge. And then, one by one, they all crossed The Bridge together.

“What just happened?” asked the first animal.

“That was a rescuer. The animals you saw bowing to the rescuer in respect were those who found new homes because of all their work. They will all cross over to The Bridge, when their new families arrive. Those you saw restored were those who never found homes. When a rescuer arrives they are allowed to perform one, final act of rescue. They are allowed to escort all those poor animals that they could not place on earth across The Rainbow Bridge.

“I think I like rescuers,” said the first animal, “So does GOD, “was the reply from the second animal, “so does God.”
Author Unknown

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