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 We introduced our first ever BEAGLE WIGGLE WALKATHON at WOOFSTOCK 2014! As you can see, it was a HUGE success!

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Our Beagle Wiggle Walkathon Walkers!
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Grandpa Louie at Woofstock
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Hope at Woofstock!
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Our West-Side Contingent headed by Sir Duke!

 

We Love Beagles, Yes We Do!!! 

 

We did it.

We came together at WOOFSTOCK and we saved this little beagle repair shop.

In fact, we raised more money than we have EVER raised at an event.

 

You helped us raise $13,000 and we cannot thank you enough. 

That money has saved some very special beagles. We were able to cover several life-saving surgeries because of YOU. We want to keep on doing what we do so please don't forget us. We are in constant need of your support so we can continue to come to the rescue of abandoned beagles. There really is no greater miracle than ourselves when we come together for a cause near and dear to our hearts. Thank you for your continued support.

  

 

  

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A Boy and his Beagle at our 8th Annual BEAGLE BASH FOR CASH

 

 

 

 

There's a word for how we're feeling right about now.

Earlier today, we made a bank deposit to our Big On Beagles Account.

It was a very big deposit.

 

Because this year at the 8th Annual BEAGLE BASH FOR CASH, you helped us break a record.

 

This year, we raised close to $4,500 for our homeless howlers!!!

 

 

 

Yep, there's a word for this alright…

 

JOY

 

 

 

 

 

From the bottom of our beagle-lovin' hearts,

 

Thank you…

 

 

 

Your Friends at

BIG ON BEAGLES (B.O.B) Rescue

 

Smile…and the whole world smiles with you!

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On behalf of our homeless howlers

THANK YOU

for supporting the Rescue Me Walk at WOOFSTOCK this year!

 

 

We may be small

But we're BIG

Big on Smiles

Big on Heart

BIG ON BEAGLES

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According to our calculations, we raised a tail-spinning, bum-wiggling

 

$8,200!!!

 

Now that's worth howling about!

 

 

Endless thanks to all who supported our efforts including…

 

Those who pledged our Walkers!

Those who bought BOB gear at our booth!

Those who contributed and hand-made pawsome BOB Merchandise for our booth (you know who you are!)

Those who made muffins for us BOBateers (you also know who you are!)

Those who fed our Donation Box!

Those who sent us special donations in advance of the Walk!

 

And of course those who BOBateered at the event:

 

Janet & Doug Donnelly

Candice Forrest

Lori McCuaig

Gunjan Kahlon

Danielle Taplin

Lorna MacGillivray

Carol Wallace

Carole White

Nancy Boljkovac

Rebecca Daniels-Bastmeyer

Angela & Nick Jager

Andrew Barkhouse

Jan Gale

Board Members: Erica Murray, Debbie Parry, Mary Connolly & Deanna Barkhouse

 

We had a blast with all of you & your Beagles!

 

 

Last but not least…

 

We Thank Our Walkers:

 

Bill Gale with Sooner

Angela & Nick Jager with Olive

Janet & Doug Donnelly with Wilson

Kathleen Litzenberger with Bella & Millie

Deanna & Andrew Barkhouse with The Barkhouse Trio

Keith Hill with Cressie

Shana Hillman with Penny & Cooper

Beth Spigelman with Beowulf

Tasha with Bailey (Tasha was home sick but they were there in spirit!)

 

We LOVE to watch you strut for our beagles!

 

*If I've left anyone out, please let me know!!!

 

 

 

Speaking of our wonderful Walkers, we've got not one but two Top Walkers to recognize this year!

 

But first, we want to thank ALL our walkers for begging friends, family & co-workers on our behalf

and coming out to WOOFSTOCK to strut for our homeless howlers!

Some of you drove a long way to do this for us and we cannot thank you enough.

 

 

Now, for our Top Walkers! Please note, Sooner doesn't qualify 'cause she's related to the boss.   (  ;

 

Drum roll please…

 

The Walkers raising the most money this year for the Rescue Me Walk at WOOFSTOCK are:

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Photo Courtesy of Jasmine Wang Photography

 

Olive & her doting humans, Angela & Nick!

(this is Olive's second win!)

 

and…

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Wilson & his doting humans, Janet & Doug Donnelly!

 

 

 

Olive raised $1,005 just by batting her eyelashes

and

Wilson raised $1,000 by looking so good in his BOB gear

 

They both deserve TOP DOG status!

What's $5 between friends, right?

 

Wilson & Olive,

you've won your parents

a BOB T-shirt of their choice

& a BOB baseball cap!

 

Don't worry, we've got something for YOU too!

A bag of your favourite treats!

You name it, you got it!

 

Oh, and Sooner said she'd be happy to give you each a kiss as a bonus prize

Introducing Mr. December...

In Celebration of Our 7th Annual BEAGLE BASH FOR CASH!

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Bubba - accepting his trophy for Baddest/Bestest Beagle in the Universe 2012!

If I had a tail, it would be spinning out of control
Why?
Because you're PAWSOME, that's why
You helped us raise just over $3,000 at this year's
BEAGLE BASH FOR CASH!
But there's more...
We're friends with fellow rescuers at T.E.A.M. Dog Rescue...
And they're friends with a very special company by the name of
Vigorate Digital Solutions...
T.E.A.M. Dog Rescue told Vigorate about us
Emily from Vigorate came to the Bash with her beagle, Smeagol
They both had a great time!
Emily made a video of the Bash too and she'll be posting it on Facebook!

And so Vigorate has decided to make their traditional end-of-year charitable donation

 to BIG ON BEAGLES
Add Vigorate's generous corporate gift to your amazing gift from the Bash
and we've got us a tail-spinning
$4,500
 for our homeless howlers!
Things like this don't just happen
They happen when people come together for a cause
They happen when it's obvious how much that cause matters to everyone
They happen when LOVE Rules!!!
So I just want to say, on behalf of our beagles,
WE LOVE YOU
We really do
It's not too late to top up that TOTAL to maybe a dreamy $5,000!!!
If you couldn't make it to the Bash, you can still help us!
Make a HOWLiday donation in someone's name TODAY! We'll send them a card!
Or make your year-end, tax-deductible donation now!

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PUPDATE on our 2nd Annual TEN DOLLARS TO FILL COLLARS Tail-End of Summer Campaign!!!
Our thanks to everyone who contributed to our Collar Campaign this year! You helped us raise over $1,000 for our homeless howlers! That should keep us going until our BIGGEST, BESTEST, MOST IMPORTANT FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR...our 7th Annual BEAGLE BASH FOR CASH on Sunday, Dec. 2nd at PAWSWAY!!! Stay tuned for all the dazzling details!

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Boy...did you ever walk for us!
But first...
Announcing the Top Walker for BOB in the K9 Rescue Me Walkathon at Woofstock 2012...

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Raising over $900 in pledges,
put your paws together for
Angela & Nick and, of course, tasty little Olive!
Thank You for all your efforts!
We're delighted to award you with a free Pet Portrait courtesy of Murals By Marg!!!
Olive, that face is gonna make one beautiful portrait to hang over the fireplace!
Congratulations to you and your family!
And now...(drum roll)...
We want to pay tribute to ALL of YOU!!!
It's time to reveal
our RUFF Estimate on TOTAL MONIES RAISED this past weekend on behalf of our Homeless Howlers...
The closest we ever came to the staggering amount we raised this year was back in 2009 when we brought in just under $7,000!
We thought that was just the luck of the Irish beagle...
So we didn't wanna dream too big this year.
We set our Goal at a reasonable $5,000, held our breath and crossed our paws!
We exceeded our goal, good people...
and then some!
This year, YOU raised close to $9,000!!!
Yes, beagles are like potato chips!
And Yes, we're never gonna stop at one!
Because of you, we don't have to stop at all.

 

If only there were words good enough to express how grateful we are for you. In the meantime, we'll thank you with this beautiful beagle face!!!

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I'll Show You MINE if You Show Me YOURS!!!

Our thanks to everyone who participated in 
Global Pet Foods' SHOW US YOUR HEART fundraising campaign!
My friends at Global say the campaign was a huge success! We're ever so grateful! Once we receive the donation from Global, we'll let you know how much was raised for our homeless howlers! Every dollar is going to matter to us right now. Thanks again for showing us your heart!!!

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Little did we know just how important our BEAGLE BASH FOR CASH would be this past November.
Thanks to you, our supporters, and to all our corporate sponsors, we raised just enough to cover some very hefty veterinary bills we were about to incur in December. The Bash brought in $3,130.69. Our total veterinary cost in December was $3,138.46. Every dollar was put to extremely good use. That's because it was spent on some very special beagles indeed - one of whom we've chosen to wag in the New Year as our Miss January 2012! Yep, Miss Clementine took the lion share of those earnings. She needed life-saving surgery to remove some mass cell tumours.
And then there was Beowulf needing a few touch-ups of his own to ensure his golden years are golden.
Then, there was our adorable Christmas (the beagle, not the season) who became terribly sick and needed our financial support. As it turns out, she has Cushings but we're delighted to see a vast improvement with her already after starting her treatment through our vet!
Lastly, there was our beloved Luke who needed comfort in his final days. We tried all we could medically to keep him with us for Christmas, but his body had simply worn out and we had to bid him farewell.
As you can imagine, these costs have put quite a dent in our funding given the fact we spent all the Bash money already but we'll keep soldiering on for the beagles that mean so much to us. Like we've said before, we share the eternal optimism of the beagles we save. We just know there's a miracle right around the next corner to keep us going!
In the meantime, we want to thank the sponsors that got us through the last bit of 2011. We owe you a great debt for the miracles you made happen for our homeless howlers. Like Jakey says in his sign above...THANK YOU with all our hearts.
Introducing ~ Our Beloved Corporate Sponsors for the 6th Annual BEAGLE BASH FOR CASH:
Alpha Pet 
Beagle Bakery 
Buddy Belt
Dr. Maggie
Face Painting Fun (by Ester!)
For the Love of Animals
Global Pet Foods
Gordon Stimmell - Gord On Grapes
Lake Edge Cottages
Muddy Paws in the Guild
Murals By Marg
Pet Pointe
Pets In Motion
Sadie's Diner And Juice Bar
Sleeman Breweries
Wellington Brewery
Also, individual sponsors ~ our friend, Karen McLachlan, for her lovely Spa Basket, the lovely & talented Tina for her glorious Beagle Bash for Cash People Cake, and the equally talented Debbie Parry for all her hand-made treasures!
As always, BIG BEAGLE THANKS to our BOBateers for playing and working so hard at the BASH:
Erica & Rob
Deanna & Andrew
Tina & Dave
Anita & Arnie
Barby
Kathy
Debbie
Mary & Jan
Rocky
Robin
Last but never least...my darling husband Bill!
And, of course, the wonderful staff at PAWSWAY!!!

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A while back, I bought a dozen Mod Dog collars for future beagles we rescue. This one is aptly named "Home is Where My Dog Is".
It's been a bit of a ritual from the start. You may notice we ask for donations of many things - previously loved doggy coats, beds, leashes. But we never ask for paw-me-down collars and that's because we decided it's the one thing we wanted to bestow upon our homeless howlers that's shiny and new and all their own. It's a personal expense I enjoy spending. Finding the cutest collars and imagining them on all the adorable beagles we save each year is part of the fun.
But having the means to fill these collars with beagles in need can be a challenge when our funding gets low. It's not that there are no beagles in need. There are always beagles in need. But we must be sure we've got the funding to fill their needs completely. Since Woofstock, we've been faced with some heavy hitting veterinary bills. With the shocking loss of 4 of our palliative care senior beagles (Becky in May and Nicky, Elizabeth & Clarky in July) along with Lukey's recent mystifying medical emergency, it's been enough to make our tails wilt. Lukey is doing better, by the way, but still on treatment and under close observation.
As for the yard sale up at my farm, it kinda tanked. I put on two yard sales and made less than $200. Maybe we're too far out from town with only the cows next door and they don't shop at yard sales. Perhaps we'll try setting up in the Town Square before summer is out but that'll mean you'll have to have an August meetup without me and I love our beagle meetups!
So for all these reasons, I'm clicking away at my keyboard on this blue sky day to tell you that we need your help. And the nice part is, it's painless! Thanks to just how many wonderful beagle-lovin' members we have in our BYOB Social Club, we can be back in the beagle rescue business in no time! That's important to us and to the sweet old fella pictured below. I think Jake would look pretty spiffy sporting the "Home is Where My Dog Is" collar just waiting to be filled...don't you think?
Here's how we can connect collar with beagle...
Introducing our First Annual TEN DOLLARS TO FILL COLLARS Tail-End of Summer Campaign!!!
We've got 229 BYOB members! If each member made a $10 donation through our Paypal Account, we'd raise $2,290 for newbies like Jake from Napanee! He's in a shelter there. He's about 10 years old. He's got little chance of adoption and space at this small town shelter is an issue. His days are numbered unless we come along and adorn him with one of our brand new welcome collars! We want to do that more than anything, but Jakey is gonna need veterinary care. He'll need a senior blood profile, neutering to protect him against prostate cancer, and dental surgery. His teeth are a bit nasty and nasty teeth can hurt. We don't want those teeth to hurt especially when he needs those choppers to gain some weight with the introduction of a tasty nutritional new diet to go with that spiffy new collar.
Please help us bring Jakey HOME by making your $10 donation TODAY!
If we can raise what we think we can raise in short order, we can bring Jakey home to us by next Monday! 
  
***Click on the Paypal link at the bottom of this page
In an instant, you'll be saving a little beagle boy well worth saving.
On behalf of Jakey, thank you from the bottom of our beagle-lovin' hearts...

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Jakey from Napanee, Pre-Rescue

We've got good reason to be sad right now with the loss of 4 of our palliative care beagles in quick succession starting with Becky in May and St. Nicholas, my Elizabeth and Clark in July. We need to heal our hearts and that takes time. But rest assured, we'll be reaching out to more beagles in need before long. That's what we do and that's what you make possible year after year. The results are in from the K9 Rescue Me Walkathon at Woofstock.
We reached our dream goal of just over $5,000 thanks to YOU.
So you can bet your beagle butt we're not going to keep our tails down for long. There are other tails out there that need to wag again and we're just the folks to make it happen. Although we've been hit with hefty veterinary bills following our losses together with Lukey's medical emergency, we're topping up our funding right now with our First Annual TEN DOLLARS TO FILL COLLARS Tail-End of Summer Campaign! Our thanks to everyone for helping to make this new campaign a tail-wagging success!!!

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These Paws were made for Walkin'

And that's just what they'll do!

One of these days, these Paws are gonna walk all over...

WOOFSTOCK!!!

Is YOUR beagle ready to WALK for our homeless howlers in the K9 Rescue Me Walkathon at Woofstock this year?

OUR beagles are counting on it!

 

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Sheba - Woofstock 2010

Click Here to set up your own on-line pledging site for this year's Walk!

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Did you attend our...
 5th Annual BEAGLE BASH FOR CASH?
There is no better way to support our special rescue work! Our signature event is held every year in November. It's our most important fundraising event of the year. Between the K9 Rescue Me Walkathon at WOOFSTOCK in the summer and our BASH, we manage to keep coming to the rescue of beagles in need. We cannot thank our supporters enough for participating in these two very important fundraisers each year. Without your help, we couldn't do what we do for these deserving beagles. You're the wind beneath our paws.

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Posters & Pics of Previous Beaglicious Events Below!!!

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Pupdate as of May 4, 2010!
We just received the cheque from our friends at Global Pet Foods for this year's Show Us Your Heart Program! We are beyond grateful for this incredible donation to our homeless howlers of $946! Special thanks go out to Donna & George who run these three Global Pet Food stores for choosing Big On Beagles to be the recipient of their fundraising efforts. Our thanks also go out to the Global Pet Foods customers for giving so generously. Global Pet Foods is head and tails above the rest! Show them YOUR heart by shopping for your beagle at Global!  

Global Pet Foods matching donations to Big on Beagles

for Show Us Your Heart 2010 

From now until February 14th, Global Pet Foods stores in the Beaches, Danforth, and York Mills have once again decided to generously support Big on Beagles and send donations from these three stores to our Rescue!! To support SUYH 2010, Global head office also has a Facebook page for this.  Please tell anyone you know to come to our stores to make donations, and also please send the following Facebook information so that Global head office and Hill's can match donations: http://www.facebook.com/globalpetfoods 

For more information on Show Us Your Heart,

please visit the Global Pet Foods: http://www.globalpetfoods.ca/deals/index.php

 

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