Here's Matthew and his long-time OBSESSION - my rescue partner, Erica,
all smoochy smoochy on the Boardwalk that day!
Yes, one KISS
from Matthew and the rest of the world fades away…
Too bad my other rescue partner, Kelly, didn't receive the same appreciation.
Apparently, Matthew mistook her for a tree.
All kidding aside,
there was so much more to SLOBBERFEST and our 2nd Annual BEAGLE WIGGLE WALKATHON than Matt and his charming
The weather held up beautifully - blue skies and sunshine…at
least until 2pm when rescue groups & vendors all got soaked tearing down our tents.
But that's okay. It was worth it.
The results are in!!!
But first, we want to thank everyone
who made this day so special!
We thank the wonderful organizers at Community Centre 55 for putting on such a great event!
We thank our fellow rescue groups for making a little Rescue Village of
We thank Karen the Dog Tailor for joining our booth raising more support for our beagles with the sale
of her adorable personalized doggy bandanas!
And we thank the talented Elizabeth Abbott for joining us too and
sharing the proceeds of a few sales of her new book - "Dogs and Underdogs"!
And of course, we thank all of YOU!
Whether you attended Slobberfest or you sent your pledge to one of our Official Walkers
--- you made this day PERFECT!
Speaking of our Official Walkers, we thank all of you for collecting pledges on behalf of our homeless howlers!
Grad, Honey-Apple, with Deanna!
Laura-Bell, with Kelly!
The lovely and talented
Lilly, with Lorna!
Carol and the ever notorious
Karen and BOB Miracle Beagle, Dukey
(Walking in the West!)
and Tommy in spirit thanks
to his devoted mom, Shereen, who raised money again in his memory
We also thank the BYOB members
who came out in support of our Walk with their beagles!
We enjoyed all of your company and even reunited with BOB Grad Wesley and his new little beagle sister!
Pencil came out too with his fabulous family and enjoyed a dip in the lake!
are all so important to this cause, but only ONE Walker could win Top Walker!
Congratulations to Shereen
in memory of her Tommy for once again raising the most pledges with a whopping total of
Not only did Shereen win the Grand Prize - a beautiful orthopaedic doggy bed courtesy
of GLOBAL PET FOODS - but she donated it back to our rescue!
Guess who will be enjoying that new bed?
than Darla upon her arrival to our rescue family tomorrow afternoon!
The time has come to announce the TOTAL MONIES raised for this year's BEAGLE WIGGLE WALKATHON!
Between merchandise sales, donations & pledges…
Now you may recall, we raised over twice as much last year at WOOFSTOCK but Fear Not!
We received a little more support from other sources just around the same time…
Saturday's BEAGLE WIGGLE
WALK led us to GLOBAL PET FOODS' door!
Store Owner and avid supporter of animal rescue groups, Donna,
and her staff were anxiously awaiting our arrival!
goody bags for all our Walkers!
And they had a couple cheques for
The cheques represented the monies they raised for our Beagle
Rescue from their SHOW US YOUR HEART Campaign back in February!
Those cheques amounted to
The day before the Walk, a cheque came in my mailbox.
It was a United Way cheque representing contributions
made by employees of various participating companies.
That cheque amounted to $755.91!
And finally, with our announcement
of Canada Helps' "Great Canadian Giving Challenge" throughout the month of June,
a $1,000 donation from one of our supporters
and a $25 donation from another supporter the day after that!
Keep them coming throughout June, beagle friends! Every dollar represents a chance
for us to win $10,000!
Yep, as far as we're concerned,
our Spring event was a HUGE TAIL-WAGGIN' SUCCESS!
If you add it all up, we've raised a Grand Total of
a way to kick off the Summer!
Howling it from the mountaintops in our hearts…
Wanna know what you did that makes
us love you so much?
You came to our 9th Annual BEAGLE BASH FOR CASH!
And you helped us raise…
close to $5,000 for our homeless howlers!!!
On behalf of Pencil (booking
his surgery with the money in our pockets), Jude (receiving his heart meds every month), Wulfie (due for some bloodwork in
December), our perma foster gang at Sheba's Haven (fulfilling all their needs), and the beagles yet to come…
You! Thank You! Thank You!
We introduced our first ever BEAGLE WIGGLE WALKATHON at WOOFSTOCK
2014! As you can see, it was a HUGE success!
|Our Beagle Wiggle Walkathon Walkers!
|Grandpa Louie at Woofstock
|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.
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.
|A Boy and his Beagle at our 8th Annual BEAGLE BASH FOR CASH
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…
From the bottom of our beagle-lovin' hearts,
Your Friends at
BIG ON BEAGLES (B.O.B) Rescue
Smile…and the whole
world smiles with you!
On behalf of our homeless
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
According to our calculations, we raised a tail-spinning, bum-wiggling
Now that's worth howling about!
Endless thanks to all who supported our efforts including…
Those who pledged our Walkers!
who bought BOB gear at our booth!
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
Angela & Nick Jager
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
But first, we want to thank ALL our walkers for begging friends, family
& co-workers on our behalf
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:
|Photo Courtesy of Jasmine Wang Photography
Olive & her doting humans, Angela
(this is Olive's second win!)
Wilson & his doting humans, Janet
& Doug Donnelly!
Olive raised $1,005 just by batting her eyelashes
raised $1,000 by looking so good in his BOB gear
both deserve TOP DOG status!
$5 between friends, right?
Wilson & Olive,
you've won your parents
a BOB T-shirt of their choice
& a BOB baseball cap!
we've got something for YOU too!
A bag of
your favourite treats!
it, you got it!
Oh, and Sooner said she'd be happy to give you each a kiss
as a bonus prize
In Celebration of Our 7th Annual BEAGLE
BASH FOR CASH!
|Bubba - accepting his trophy for Baddest/Bestest Beagle in the Universe 2012!
If I had a tail, it would be spinning out of control
you're PAWSOME, that's why
You helped us raise just over $3,000 at
BEAGLE BASH FOR CASH!
But there's more...
friends with fellow rescuers at T.E.A.M. Dog Rescue...
And they're friends with a
very special company by the name of
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
BIG ON BEAGLES
generous corporate gift to your amazing gift from the Bash
and we've got us a tail-spinning
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!
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!
Boy...did you ever walk for us!
Announcing the Top Walker for BOB in the K9
Rescue Me Walkathon at Woofstock 2012...
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!
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
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...
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!!!
I'll Show You MINE if You Show Me YOURS!!!
Our thanks to everyone who participated in
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!!!
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
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:
Face Painting Fun (by Ester!)
For the Love of Animals
Global Pet Foods
- Gord On Grapes
Lake Edge Cottages
Muddy Paws in the Guild
Murals By Marg
Pets In Motion
Sadie's Diner And Juice Bar
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!
always, BIG BEAGLE THANKS to our BOBateers for playing and working so hard at the BASH:
Erica & Rob
Deanna & Andrew
Tina & Dave
Mary & Jan
Last but never least...my darling husband Bill!
of course, the wonderful staff at PAWSWAY!!!
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.
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
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
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.
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
In an instant, you'll be
saving a little beagle boy well worth saving.
behalf of Jakey, thank you from the bottom of our beagle-lovin' hearts...
|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.
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!!!
These Paws were made for Walkin'
And that's just what they'll do!
of these days, these Paws are gonna walk all over...
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!
Click Here to set up your own on-line pledging site for this year's Walk!
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.
Posters & Pics of Previous Beaglicious
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
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
Big On Beagles is fortunate to have a very lively and involved
community of friends and supporters. Please join us at one of our many events!