Hoots & HOWLS for our 5 Contestants!!!
The Results are In for our BADDEST BEAGLE IN THE UNIVERSE Contest 2021!
Once again, you didn't make it easy for our Judges!!!
The competition was FIERCE!
And the entries were so wonderfully written!
You should all publish books about your adventures
with your bad-to-the-bone beagles!
You had us howling with laughter the whole
that just what we all need right about now?
A little laughter.
With that in mind, we are so happy to be sharing with you the
stories of these 5 worthy Contestants (as written by their humans!) and announcing the Winner of this year's Contest, of course!
Are you ready to laugh?!!
As we say every year, only ONE Beagle can be named…
THE BADDEST BEAGLE IN THE UNIVERSE!
And only TWO Beagles can score 2nd & 3rd Place!
But all 5 Entries were DELICIOUS!
Let's first make Honorary Mention to the other 2 worthy Candidates this year…
Long-Suffering Human: Carole
do I love thee? Let me count the ways:
All the times you steal and devour wee old Bentley’s food after wolfing down
missing cat dish that I searched days for, knowing that YOU were the one who stole it; but did you eat it??!!
on the ground that you feel the need to snack on, in spite of the delicious home-made food I cook for you to keep you healthy
(???!!) howling vocals as you attempt to wake up the neighborhood every now ‘n again
The way you dig in your heels on our
walks (6 times a day, no less!) and refuse to cooperate and go in the direction I’m asking…pleading…you
to go in
I even talk about the “several” times you’ve had an “accident” on my bed? But best of all…that
so very stubborn look that you get in your eyes when I just know that there’s no way in heck that you’re going
to do what I’m asking!!!!!
you so deserve Honorary Mention!
Keep giving Mom the Stink Eye!
Contestant: Previous Winner of our Longest Tail Contest,
Long-Suffering Human: Dj
done anything SERIOUS since his Christmas parcel mining last year.
Oh, he does still
claw the covers off furniture and fling cushions around.
And his nose seems to be getting sharper
as his eyes fade and his ears largely don’t work.
He can be very determined about a smell!
Like climbing up the furniture and pulling down anything in his way when he decides he has to find the
source of a very enticing sniff - often a treat I've wrapped and stashed out of reach, then forgotten about.
But these don’t
really qualify as any sort of Dudley-caliber badness.
Still, for Dudley, I will regale you with the one thing Cosmo has developed.
It isn’t “bad” as in trouble-making bad, but it is “bad” as in attitude.
In the past year
or so, he has learned to tap his foot when he wants something.
Not a rat-a-tat-tat sort of tapping.
Just a regular, spaced tapping (nail click): tap - pause - tap - pause - tap - pause …. Etc!
Usually when he wants some sort of
food. When I'm getting something in the kitchen, or he thinks HE should be eating. Whatever is happening, I get this annoying
“water-torture”-like accompaniment. And, since he is now pretty much deaf, telling him “no” accomplishes
nothing - except that I look at him, which he takes as partial success!
When in a situation where the tapping will not work, like in
the evening when he wants a treat, he will demand to go outside - because he gets a treat after the last 'out' time. However,
he will now start this around 7pm! The demand involves stomping feet, throwing toys around, and low woofs.
If he does get put
out and does NOT get a treat, then he goes and lies down in a sulk. If he DOES get a treat, he still expects another
later that night, of course.
Cosmo, once again, you deserve Honorary Mention
Keep Tap Dancing, baby!
our 3rd Place Winner!!!
(You better not be scrolling ahead of us here,
dear Reader! Good things and BAD! come to those who wait!)
Contestant(s): Jenny & Jewel (mostly Jewel!)
Long-Suffering Humans: Pat & Mike
A paragraph isn't long enough to cover the three years of misdemeanors but I've tried
to condense some of the most recent!
Here is my entry.
Our 2 beagles - Jenny and
Jewel - came to us via the "underdog railway" from Kentucky 3 years ago.
Energetic and stubborn, they have been reluctant to lose their naughty
"stray dog" behaviour.
Every walk is accompanied
by enthusiastic baying that one neighbour declared "echoes down my chimney and into the fireplace!"
They continue to forage both indoors and out.
This fall, Jewel ate an acorn.
(This resulted in an expensive
trip to the vet)
She also swallowed an empty but entire Hershey bar wrapper.
(It re-appeared a week later during a stoop & scoop, with
H-E-R-S-H-E-Y lettering somewhat twisted but still perfectly readable!)
have stolen so many muffins and cookies from our two-year-old granddaughter that she has learned her first sentence "Go-Way!
They are not always naughty though. This December, both dogs
gave me a birthday present!
From Jenny - an overnight puddle on the mat inside the front doorway.
From Jewel - a few strips
of icing missing from the birthday cake that had been foolishly left too close to the edge of the kitchen counter.
After 51 years of owning beagles, I can truly say that the team
of Jenny & Jewel are the Baddest Beagle Team I have ever experienced .
P.S. We love them dearly!
Congratulations Jenny & Jewel aka The Kentucky Duo!
You've won Third Place in our BADDEST BEAGLE IN THE UNIVERSE Contest!!!
For your efforts, you'll receive a 3rd Place Ribbon and a $25 Gift Certificate from PetsMart!!!
Place Winner again this Year!!!
(Always a bridesmaid, never a bride…sigh)
Contestant: Madison (also known as BADison!)
Long-Suffering Human: Monthly BOBefactor, Margaret
Madison Badison has been considering whether or not to enter this year's Baddest Beagle in the Universe contest.
it was time to give the younger generation of bad beagles a chance to strut their stuff.
But consider this:
(as do I) that since last winter, she has been severely restricted by joint inflammation. She could not spend the summer
barking at our cottage neighbour's cats, or even at another cottage neighbour that she disliked for some reason (they didn't
really mind the tranquility), or swipe cupcakes from toddlers at the local Regatta (which didn't happen anyway) or break out
of the cottage by smashing her way through a screened window and leaping five feet to the rocky ground to get to the Regatta,
or trash the bathroom so thoroughly that it looked like a cyclone had been through it on the one occasion she was prevented
from getting to the Regatta- her teeth marks are still in the toiletries table.
The neighbour's BBQ was safe this year, although she still struggled over for Sunday brunch when there was bacon.
Her only real
crime was the concealment of a very dry fish-bone skeleton from the shore, which she did by swallowing it like spaghetti.
did like to steal cherry tomatoes by bobbing for them in the vegetable garden.
She could not lord it over my son's Shepherd
puppy, could not steal his toys as she used to do, and sit on them so he could not find them,
at him like a Mean Girl.
In the country, where I live now, she could not annoy the passersby by barking at them maniacally from
behind the fence, as neither are there. She barks at the deer but they just ignore her: they are outside, she is inside, so
is only disturbing people.
As she can no longer go down stairs without help, she cannot hide her excretory indiscretions in the
basement. So unless supervised vigilantly, she chooses the livingroom rug, then tries to conceal the evidence by eating it.
edible is left on the floor, actual foodstuffs are safe from predation: or so we thought…
Late last winter, my brother and his
girlfriend came here for a walk before the lunch I was planning to serve, which included a jumbo box of croissants, which
were set on the kitchen table, out of sight and out of reach of the arthritic dog.
When we returned,
the box was on the floor and most of the croissants were gone!
I grabbed for
the one still in Madison's mouth and had a vigorous tug-of-war as she tried to hide under an armchair, which ended only
by ripping the croissant in half: the other half quickly disappeared down her gullet.
Then we did the Croissant Caper Count: the
little beagle had equalled, if not surpassed, the fabled count: Seven (nearly eight) At A "Go"!
Madison hopes that her record will
stand as her entry as the Champion Baddest Beagle of the Universe 2021.
CONGRATULATIONS, Madison the BADison the Croissant Caper Queen!
You've scored 2nd Place (again!) in our BADDEST BEAGLE IN THE UNIVERSE Contest!!!
For your efforts, you'll receive a 2nd Place Ribbon & a $25 Gift Certificate from PetsMart!!!
*Madison has announced her Retirement from entering our Contest! We wish her all the best in her golden
years!!! Stay bad, baby!!!
And now, for the Title of BADDEST BEAGLE IN THE UNIVERSE 2021…
Long-Suffering Humans: Alex & Family
Junior the Beagle hates
water....it's his Kryptonite.
He loves to play, attack
and snuggle with his Chocolate Lab big brother Rolo, but when it comes to wet stuff....nope.
fact, when a family member is wearing a swimsuit to use the pool, Rolo gets excited, but Junior....quietly disappears.
What we all like, however, is a walk on a nice sunny day at
the Cherry Beach dog park.
this beloved past-time is
shared by a good many fellow Toronto residents too, judging by the busy beach on the "people"
side of the dog park's fence.
Some playing watersports, swimming, enjoying the weather,
and picnicking!!! ....Can you guess where this story
The fence is secure and it extends into the water. Rolo was trotting along next to us and as usual, Junior
was bombing around running with other young dogs. As we approached the beach, Junior picked up a scent! It was coming from
the people's side!
He was locked on, but
the fence was in the way…thankfully.
Not one to give up so easily however, Junior explored this annoying fence.
We watched him travel one way....the perpetually never-ending side and then the
other which lead into that cold icky wet stuff.
was thinking...we could practically see the gears turning in his head....then to our amazement and horror!
He lunged into the water and swam around the fence!!!!
The prize was a family happily cooking up hot dogs on a portable BBQ!
he didn't dive-bomb and snatch anything (this time)...
but the wet Beagle sort of joined this family
by squeezing in between the children and waited to be served!
By then, my quick-acting wife Cynthia was already over the fence and closing in on the trickster.
The family was amused, or at least pretended to be.
We were not!!!!
thanks. .. I hope you enjoyed my story.....Alex
Sent from Looneyville
We really did enjoy your story, Junior!
By the powers vested in our Esteemed Panel of Judges, we pronounce you
THE BADDEST BEAGLE IN THE UNIVERSE 2021!!!
For his bad boy efforts, incredible bravery, and just giving us
that hilarious image of him joining a brand new family all cozy by the campfire for the love of hotdogs,
Junior receives a 1st Place Ribbon, a $50 Gift
Certificate from PetsMart and The BADDEST BEAGLE TROPHY for his fireplace mantel!!!
TWELVE THIRTEEN DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2021 ON-LINE AUCTION was a HUGE SUCCESS!!! We raised over
$1200 for our Homeless Howlers! Thanks to all who participated in this fun-filled event and Congratulations to our Top Bidders!
Enjoy your Fabulous Items!
The Show Must Go On
This hasn't been easy for any of us, but the beagles
we save each year have somehow managed to save us in 2020 and straight into 2021.
We're not about to let them down.
Check out all the fun we came up with for the HOWLiday Season with much funds raised for our Homeless
BADDEST BEAGLE IN THE UNIVERSE 2020 Online Contest!!!
The Results are In!!! ARRROOOO!!!
Big Round of Applause for our 8 Contestants!!!
didn't make it easy for our Judges!!!
The competition was FIERCE!
But in the end, only ONE Beagle can be named…
THE BADDEST BEAGLE IN THE UNIVERSE 2020!
And only TWO Beagles can score 2nd & 3rd Place!
But first, let's make Honorary Mention to the other 5 worthy Candidates
Long-Suffering Human: Caroline
Picture a lovely summer evening. Mom has a date. She makes a romantic dinner and sets up a table in the
Organic chicken is on the menu. Just enough for two. Charlie has other
plans. While mom's date gives her a kiss over the table, Charlie makes his move. In no more than 3 gulps, Dinner for Two was
reduced to Dinner for One. At least he left the salad.
Charlie, you so deserve Honorary Mention!
Contestant: BOB Foster Beagle, Portia (formerly known as Connie)
Long-Suffering Foster Parents: Lori & Bernard
You may recall Portia winding up in the Emergency Room last Christmas for stealing a box of chocolates
from the Kitchen Table!
Besides being a Table Dancer, her other priors include ransacking
the linen & bedroom closets.
While we never want you to be hospitalized again for the consumption of chocolate, you definitely deserve Honorary
Contestant: Previous Winner of our Longest Tail Contest, Cosmo!
Long-Suffering Human: DJ
is allowed to lounge on all the furniture, protected by covers of course, EXCEPT for one particularly nice chair.
It should be obvious that chair is off limits. Daddy piles books, weights, pillows, even an exercise ball
on top of this chair when he goes out.
This is where the stubborn, determined nature
of a beagle shines through!
When daddy gets home, all those things have been flung to the
floor and there's a very content beagle curled up and fast asleep on the forbidden chair every time!
worth mentioning, last Christmas --- 12 year old Cosmo unleashed his inner puppy on parcels ready to send to relatives overseas!
Somehow, Cosmo, despite your BADNESS, you escaped
the Title this year but we salute you with Honorary Mention!
Contestant: Foster Turned Forever Beagle, Zack
Long-Suffering Humans: Bob & Karen
Your humans think you
only deserve a lump of coal this Christmas but we're going to sweeten the pot with our Honorary Mention!
Zack hates All Creatures --- fellow dogs, cats, birds, squirrels,
rats, raccoons…he doesn't discriminate…
with the exception of ONE RABBIT.
Why, do you ask, has this rabbit won his affections?
Because he leaves these
tasty little 'chocolate' balls behind whenever he visits Zack's backyard, of course!
As an aside, Zack also serenades his humans when they're at the dinner table.
I think we can collectively agree that we could all use the sweet singing of a beagle right about now.
Zack, at the very least, we owe you this Honorary
Our Final Honorary Mention!
Long-Suffering Human: Samantha
Sally, you came soooo close to scoring Third Place!!!
Have you ever been
publicly embarrassed by your beagle's bad behaviour?
It's that much worse when it involves an Animal
Said AC Officer was called to the park that Sally was attending
to remove a deceased raccoon.
While Sally's sister was interested in the cadaver removal proceedings,
Sally focussed on the park garbage bins in the opposite direction and hit paydirt when uncovering a mouth-watering mountain
of stale bread!
Sally instantly transitioned from Dr. Jekyl to Mr. Hyde. That's
when the kindly Officer turned to her human and said, "Do you need some help, ma'am?" With the aid of his trusty
catch pole designed to capture "dangerous dogs", Sally was rescued from her Bad Self while Mom turned a million
shades of red.
And Now…for our 3rd Place Winner!!!
(You better not be scrolling ahead of us here, dear Reader! Good things - and BAD! - come to those who
Humans: Ben (our
talented Calendar Designer!) & Catherine
Ben says Roxy's purpose in life is to find and inhale FOOD.
on this occasion, she settled for something else.
Daddy heard some beagle mischief going on in
We beagle owners have a built-in Beagle Radar system for shenanigans
but we're almost always late to the party.
Dad arrived in the bedroom to find $10 &
$20 bills strewn across the floor, along with all his credit cards.
His wallet, however,
was missing in action.
It's a good thing Roxy decided not to eat the money.
It came in handy at the vet's later where she ultimately pooped out what remained of her leathery snack!
You've won Third Place in our BADDEST BEAGLE IN THE UNIVERSE Contest!!!
For your efforts, you'll receive a 3rd Place Ribbon and a $25 Gift Certificate for REAL FOOD courtesy
of Ren's Pet Depot!!!
Contestant: Madison (also known as BADison!)
Long-Suffering Human: Monthly BOBefactor, Margaret
Madison, you came so close to winning the GOLD!
There's a reason her nickname is BADison!
The nextdoor neighbour can attest to that given they are the primary
victims to Madison's crimes!
At 6 months old, she
stole a striploin steak from the neighbour's BBQ.
At 1 1/2 years old, she stole a box of cheese
biscuits from that same neighbour and returned wearing the box on her head as evidence.
a grownup, she chased a racoon into the neighbour's garden, in the wee small hours of the morning of course.
While the racoon got away by jumping over the garbage bins, Madison plowed right into them.
Thinking they were being burgled, said Neighbour called the police.
about when Madison relieved herself right in the middle of their immaculate lawn.
When not terrorizing the neighbour, Madison is busy committing crimes at home.
in-house jobs include using the cellar as her personal latrine,
stealing a bag of marshmallows,
of which she hid what she couldn't finish in the back of a closet, and devouring 3 torpedo shrimps!
admits there are more crimes & misdemeanours but we did say to only submit ONE paragraph.
CONGRATULATIONS, Madison the BADison!
scored 2nd Place in our BADDEST BEAGLE IN THE UNIVERSE Contest!!!
your efforts, you'll receive a 2nd Place Ribbon & a $25 Gift Certificate courtesy of Ren's Pet Depot!!!
And now, for the Title of BADDEST BEAGLE
IN THE UNIVERSE 2020…
Long-Suffering Humans: Emily & Andrew
Dudley's list of Priors are longer than Cosmo's Tail!
His humans have kindly categorized his Crimes Against Humanity for us:
1. Consumption & Distribution of a White Powdery Substance (aka
vital wheat gluten strewn across the floor/rug)
Overdose (Do NOT try this at home! 14 days worth of antibiotics in one dose! He survived, thank goodness!)
3. Consumption of Illegal Substance
(Well, at least in our opinion poop eating should be considered illegal!)
4. Destruction of Personal Property - including but not limited to oven
mitts, tupperware, ski jackets, backpacks, lunch bags
Disturbance of the Peace - the complete annihilation of the bathroom
6. Break & Enter - we're talking about the Fridge, of course
7. Assault & Battery - Victim:
a defenseless Jack-o-lantern resulting in emergency dental work on poor pumpkin
8. Grand Theft - 300 grams of semi-sweet chocolate (Once again, he
survived - thank the Lord!)
*Rest assured, mom &
dad have padlocked medicine cabinets & fridges for Dudley's future safety and longevity!!!
Because let's face it, Dudley is a BAAAAAD Dog!
And so, Dudley Do-Wrong, by the powers vested
in our Esteemed Panel of Judges, we pronounce you
THE BADDEST BEAGLE IN THE UNIVERSE 2020!!!
For your efforts, you'll receive a 1st
Place Ribbon, a $50 Gift Certificate courtesy of Ren's Pet Depot and The BADDEST BEAGLE TROPHY for your fireplace mantel!!!
Check out the mugshot…there's a reason God made beagles
12 Days of Christmas 2020 On-Line Auction!
Our first online Auction which ended on Dec 12th was a success!!! We raised over $1200!!!
We may not have been able to
get together for our Annual BEAGLE BASH FOR CASH this year, but our Auction was loads of fun AND it resulted in more much
needed funding for the 23 beagles
in our long-term care.
So, on behalf of our beagles, THANK YOU for your support!!!
Calendar Drive was also a Big Success!!!
Our 2021 BOB Calendar will go down in history as the one that followed the most difficult year of our lives.
This time, we're paying tribute to the beagles that rescued us throughout 2020.
kind support of this very special Calendar Drive is helping our little beagle repair shop as we continue to face the challenges
of these strange times. On behalf of them...THANK YOU.
Our Best Most Meaningful Calendar Ever…
The photos are stunning
and the rescue stories amidst a global pandemic…INSPIRATIONAL!
BIG thanks (& virtual
hugs!) as always to our big-hearted friend, Ben Sanderson, for designing it for us.
And special thanks to fellow Board Member, Kelly, for helping with the Bios and to Deanna - our Calendar Girl
- who takes all the orders and prepares all the deliveries with a constant smile, and a little help from Norman of course!!!
On behalf of our homeless howlers, Thank You for your Support!
wish you and your families the Happiest of HOWLidays and the Best for the New Year ahead.
Hugs. Stay Safe.
When: Saturday, May 25th from 10-6pm & Sunday, May 26th from 10-5pm
Where: Woodbine Park,
Beaches - Toronto
us at the BOB Booth in the Pet Rescue Area!
DOG DAYS OF SCUGOG 2019
Scugog Shores Museum Village Port Perry
July 20 & Sunday July 21 9am - 4pm
|Jacoby Pippin wins BADDEST BEAGLE OF THE UNIVERSE 2018
Biggest, Bestest Fundraising Event of the Year was ONE HOWL OF A PAWTY!!!
want to thank EVERYONE who supported this very important fundraiser!
raised a Record-Breaking $7K at this year's BASH 2018!!!
We hope to raise another
$3K for the Holiday Season!
Thanks to our incredible friends and supporters, we just know our
little beagle repair shop will be back on top in no time!
We could not be more grateful
to all of you.
On behalf of
the beagles we're here to save...THANK YOU.
We're kicking off the Dog Days of
Summer 2018 with
TWO FUR-FLYING EVENTS
IN A ROW!!!
WOOFSTOCK is celebrating
its 15th Year and the Theme is GROOVY!!!
Dress up in your best 60s &
70s Funky Fashions for this fun-filled event!
When: Saturday, May 26th from
10-6pm & Sunday, May 27th from 10-5pm
Woodbine Park, Beaches - Toronto
***Visit the BOB Booth in the Pet Rescue Area!
To set up your own on-line Giving Page for the Walk OR to pledge Haley-Grace, click HERE! Thank you!!!
I think Gunner, our "BEST HOWLER 2017", said it all!
The 12th Annual BEAGLE BASH FOR CASH was a HOWLING Success!
We put the BOW WOW! in Bowmanville on Sunday!
We raised over $5,000!!!
We had a HOWL of a good time at WOOFSTOCK!
BIG HOWL-OUT to our BOBATEERS
who helped us out at our booth!
Board Member - Erica Murray (She had me laughing the whole weekend long!)
- Debbie Parry (Deb not only volunteered all weekend but made a ton of dog beds that sold like hotcakes!)
Foster Parent - Beth Spigelman (We
bought Moe a brand new Buddy Belt while we were at it!)
Carol Wallace (who shared more hilarious stories about Bowzer including his invitation
to Woofstock's High Tea event!)
Lorna MacGillivray (with sweet Lilly in tow!)
Paul and Lisa Gilbert (We'll never be able to thank Paul enough
for making the ever popular Prize Wheel for these events!)
Malki & Gary (Your smiles are contagious!)
Emma Hickey (Prize
Murray (Our MUSCLE at Closing Time!)
***Speaking of muscle, special thanks to the two Security Guards for
helping us lug our stuff from parking lot to tent on Friday afternoon!!!
and of course, my husband for looking after our beagles at home
Together, we raised over $1300
for our Beagles!!!
BIG THANKS to All
Who Supported our 4th Annual BEAGLE WIGGLE WALKATHON!!!
From our Walkers
for Walkin' & Wigglin' on behalf of homeless howlers,
To our hosts at
Community Centre 55 for giving us the perfect venue (Slobberfest!) for our Walkathon,
To our wonderful sponsors at Global Pet Foods in the Beach for handing out goody bags and the Grand Prize to our
And of course to YOU, our supporters for keeping our Beagle Repair
Shop in operation year after year!!!
It was a
Beagle Miracle! The rain stopped! The sun came out! And we had a beagle BALL at Slobberfest!!!
As of Saturday, we raised
just over $4,000!!!
|Algernon - following TPLO surgery
Our Summer events meant a lot to us this year. It's been a
tough one with so many medical emergencies, the biggest one of all had to be for Algernon. We call him our $20,000 Beagle!
After spending $10,000 for emergency surgery due to a life-threatening case of dietary indiscretion just
prior to his timely rescue back in the fall to another $10,000 for TPLO surgery to repair bi-lateral cruciate ligament injuries
also sustained prior to rescue just this spring.
But you know he's worth it.
Love & Grateful Kisses,
$20 Grand Al & The Rest
of the Gang at
BIG ON BEAGLES (B.O.B) Rescue
In a world filled with uncertainty…one
thing is certain
There's No People Like Dog People Like No People We Know!!!
You did it again!
saved our Beagle Repair Shop!
We raised over $6,000
at our 11th Annual BEAGLE BASH FOR CASH!!!
There's no People like Dog People…
behalf of the beagles we've saved and those we're about to save --- THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
We kicked off the Giving Month of June 2016 with a
HOWL thanks to WOOFSTOCK & SLOBBERFEST!!!
Check out what we raised at both events!!!
We think Rigo (top) and Billie Howliday said it all with
their big beautiful beagle smiles!
We raised the WOOF at WOOFSTOCK, ya'll!
$3,333.00 for our homeless howlers!!!
Our thanks to everyone who supported the event!
Our beagles thank
But you know
we needed more funding with all the medical costs as of late!
Our 3rd Annual BEAGLE WIGGLE WALKATHON at SLOBBERFEST really helped to top it up!
"The Greatest Thing You'll Ever Learn is Just To Love and Be Loved in Return."
at Big On Beagles Rescue, we're taught that every day.
From the beagles we rescue.
From our tireless volunteers who
never stop smiling, or scavenging, or wiggling, or building prize wheels.
our Board Members and all the talent they bring to our Board.
From the Shelter
Care Workers that reach out to us before giving up.
From our Veterinarians that charge
less so we can save more.
From our Foster Families.
From our Adopters.
We raised over $4,000 at SLOBBERFEST
Somehow, some way, LOVE always sees us through.
From All of Us to All of You…THANK YOU for all the love in your hearts
Our 10th Anniversary BEAGLE BASH FOR
CASH was a TAIL WAGGING SUCCESS!!!
You helped us raise over $5,000 for our Homeless Howlers!
Because of you, we're going to keep on repairing beagles in need!
our Christmas Wish come true!!!
Wishing you all the very happiest of HOWLidays!!!
Here's a HOWL-OUT to everyone
who made this BASH the BEST!!!
Special Thanks to…
Marna & Erica –
Dave & Bill – 50/50 Draw
Lori M. & Carol – Doggy Spa Ladies
Kelly – Calendar Girl
Rob, Gary & Andrew – Security Guards
Helen/Paul – Prize Wheel
Jan & Malki – Welcome Table
Tina – Cake Lady
Jon & Deanna– Photographers
Anita & Robin – Raffle
Mary, Lorna & Lori R. – Silent Auction
Lottie & Jessie – Floaters
Debbie, Rachelle (aka Rocky), Maria & Lorna – Our Shop
Lisa – Caricature Artist (Lisa also led
our Memorial Tribute with a beautiful rendition of "We'll Meet Again")
Kathy – Slide Show Operator
Ben - Videographer
Away in the County
Rai Cheng - Mad Dog Treats (wigglewaggle.ca)
Global Pet Foods
Gord on Grapes
The Dog Market
Hair of the Dog Pub
The Wine Expert
End of the Thread
to Karen the Dog Tailor and of course…our wonderful hosts at PAWSWAY!
Congratulations Goes Out To:
Our Spot Prize Winners!
Archer - BEST PARTY ANIMAL
BOB Grad Elton - BEST
(Elton announced his Adoption to his foster
parents, Denise & John, at the BASH this year!)
Sidney the Sheep
Dog - BEST UNDERCOVER AGENT
Our Baddest Beagle Contestants!
Consolation Prizes went
Lola - for gobbling down
$100 Cash (Loved by Mariel & Eduardo)
Soca - for eating a bag of moldy bagles
(Loved by Malki & Gary)
Jewel - for dabbing on a little Skunk Musk and then
rolling on the couch (Loved by Karen & Bob)
Quinn - for being a Runaway Expert! (Loved
Our Prize Winners!
3rd Place Winner - Ace
(for stealing Mom's panties and displaying them for all their guests on Thanksgiving!)
*Loved by Tanya
Place Winner - Amber
(our Marathon Swimmer to Nowhere!)
*Loved by Dawn & Julie
BEAGLE IN THE UNIVERSE 2015
The Trifecta of Trouble!
For performing 3 Award Worthy Acts of BADNESS
in just ONE DAY!
Morning - Broke into Green Box
Afternoon - Broke into cupboard and decorated the kitchen floor with Jello powder mixed with doggy drool
Dinnertime - Stole the last Souvlaki off the dinner table!!!
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD!
Our Baddest Beagle in the last 10 years...
*Loved by Carol
Last but never least...
HOWL-OUT to YOU for keeping our Tails Forever Wagging!!!
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!