It is with great sadness and tremendous difficulty, we made the decision to end the suffering of our wonderful animal companion, Roxanne the Wonder Beagle. Roxanne came to our family in April 2005. She was a 4.5 year-old nose with four legs and a body.
Roxanne was recently diagnosed with advanced bladder cancer. Sadly, within the last couple of days of her life the disease outstripped her body's ability to function and for her to be comfortable and happy. While our sadness is deep and the quiet that her absence creates is profound, we take comfort that her last weeks were full of sunny days, at least one good squirrel chase, strident woofs at the mail carrier, walks around the neighborhood with Toby, and sunny naps in the front window watching dog TV as it played out on the street below.
She was a sweet and endlessly patient dog, never complaining about anything . . . except the absence of endless quantities of food. Her loving and self-effacing character will be missed and I strongly suspect squirrels will now maraud in our yard with impunity. Think of her with a smile and thank you for petting her, scratching her ears, or just laughing at her antics.
Thank you for rescuing Roxanne. Indeed, thank you for rescuing all beagles. They are wonderful companions whose purpose seems to make us laugh and remember to stop, smell the roses, and chase the squirrels.
Erin & Fritz
We adopted Lexi 9 years ago from the Seattle Beagle Rescue. She was a mild mannered, wonderful family dog. Lexi loved to eat, nap, howl with fire trucks and go on walks. Her favorite game was "find the treat." The kids would hide a dog treat and have her track it down somewhere in the house. With three kids, she feasted on many foods that were dropped at the dining room table. She was our "after meal vacuum cleaner." Lexi loved to be with her family. Besides her walk, her favorite time of day was when we sat down to watch tv. She sprawled out on her bed and enjoyed our company, snoring loudly. Lexi also loved the beach and snow days. It snowed on her last day. Lexi died of old age in March. She was a faithful companion and will be missed! Thank you, SBR, for rescuing these dogs and adding joy to our families!
We started fostering Patty in October of 2010, a month before she turned seven. It was a year later when we decided to officially adopt her. There were families that came to meet her but we decided her home was with us. Patty loved to have all of the attention but learned to put up with her beagle brother Farley and our cats Bob and Belle. She liked to get snarky with all of them but they knew she was all bark and no bite. Patty had a lot of health issues at an early age but that made her all the more special. She had high blood pressure, Cushings and had to have a third of her teeth removed. We don’t know what the first six years of her life was like but she always had a bit of a worried look on her face. We reassured her constantly and we grew to love her sweet personality. I like to think that she adored us as well. I think she knew how good she had it with us :=)
Patty’s biggest passion was eating! She would eat anything, anytime. The boys and I were amazed at how she could inhale food in just seconds. Patty loved to sleep on pillow beds. We had them all over the house. She snored so loud (and made an assortment of other sounds) that we always knew exactly where she was. She also had this cute ritual of jumping on the pillow beds to flatten them. It looked like she was hopping like a bunny, it was the cutest thing! Patty always looked forward to her time with Pete Bowen (Seattle Beagle Rescue volunteer) because he always brought her food and treats. She preferred to leave the hiking and camping to Pete and Farley.
Patty passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 29th after Beaglefest. She had a stroke or heart failure on the way home. An hour earlier she was perfectly fine and having a great time at Beaglefest. We just wish we could have saved her somehow. It was so quick and she didn’t suffer but we just weren’t ready to lose her this soon. We lost our 10 year old beagle, Farley, last October and Patty was there for us during that hard time. I feel so lucky that we had her to love.
The boys and I miss her so much! Our lives were made better because of her. Thanks to the Seattle Beagle Rescue we had almost 3 amazing years with Patty! She will always be our sweet girl and we will never forget her.
Tina, Alec, Wyatt, Garrett and Alec Waters
In Memory of Mr. Lou Sears
In Memory of Mr. Lou Sears. December 16, 1929 - March 29, 2013
My dad had a great love for all animals and shared his life with many cats and dogs throughout the years. In his last few years, he and mom lived with kitty Tabitha but decided they were at a point in their lives that they shouldn't take on another dog. Almost 7 years ago dad went along with me to pick up my 10 week old beagle puppy Maggie. For the next 6 months, dad came to my house every day while our family was at work. At first he visited three times daily...letting Maggie out, playing with her, napping on the couch with her. There was probably not a week in the last seven years that dad didn't come to see Maggie. The last few months when he couldn't drive he would tell mom that he needed her to drive him to visit Maggie. In November when dad was in a nursing home recuperating from a stroke, he asked to see Maggie. Maggie picked up dad's scent in the hall where dad had been walking as part of his therapy; she tracked dad to his room, pulling me along behind and jumped up on the bed. They visited for an hour with Maggie mostly on top of dad and dad insisting that I not take her down.
Dad was always interested in Seattle Beagle Rescue, asking about the stories behind our beagles and celebrating each adoption as he saw the beagle disappear from the website. We are thankful to family and friends who honor dad's life with their donation to Seattle Beagle Rescue. He would be so pleased.
Maggie and I love you very much dad.
Friends and Family who have donated on behalf of Mr. Lou Sears
“In Memory of our dear friend Edgar Louis Sears”
David and Janet H
“In Memory of our Dear Lost Friend – E.L. Sears, Brem, WA”
“Memory of Lou Sears, From Barbara, Judy, Tommy”
Connie W and family
In Memory of my dad, Lou Sears. He loved beagle Maggie
Floyd and Colleen E
In Memory of Edgar Louis Sears, passed 3/29/13
Marla B and Kerry G
“In Memory of “Grandpa Lou Sears” from Bandit Brady”
Gary and Alberta R
“In Remembrance of Lou Sears”
“In Memory of Lou Sears”
Cheryl and Terry S
“In Memory of Edgar Sears”
West Hills Elementary School Social Committee
“In memory of Edgar Louis Sears”
Chris S & Sheila K
"In memory of Sammy Lu!! Love, Cameron"
Nearly nine years ago, I adopted a 5 year old male Beagle named Willie through your organization. I wanted to write this letter to you in thanks of the service you provide. I am very sad that we were forced to say goodbye to Willie last week due to him being sick with Lymphoma.
The day I picked Willie up I was with my girlfriend at the time, who is now my wife of 6 years. Willie was such a big part of our lives and became a favorite among our nieces and nephews, each of which has a beagle doll named Willie. I have never seen a dog that was as much of a character. From his moaning to burrowing under blankets or his constant need to cuddle on the couch he really added a ton of joy and happiness in the time that we had him.
He was there at the beginning of our relationship, he was in our wedding and he held on long enough to see our first child who just turned 4 months old.
Again, thank you for doing what you do and thank you for bringing Willie into our lives, he will never be forgotten.
Sometimes a dog comes into your life and you just know they’ve chosen you. We adopted Daisy Mae in August 2011
when she was 5.5 years old, after falling absolutely in love with her before we even met!
We had a few hard months where she was sick with worms and also having a lot of accidents in the house, which
resulted in me pulling a few all-nighters to let her out when she needed. But after all that, she was the sweetest, most appreciative
dog I know. Every morning before breakfast she would show her belly, as well as after every meal. She always showed us how happy she was!
Daisy had her naughty times of course, like all beagles. Above all, she loved to sleep, and we never thought anything of it since
she was like that from when we adopted her. We never suspected there was anything wrong and all her vet checkups never indicated anything either.
Daisy began to decline in August, one year after we got her. The vet told us it was arthritis, even though she was
only 6.5 years old. The medication given worked for a time and we were hopeful as she talked to us again, showed her belly, and gave
us kisses which were a rare occurrence since she didn’t like to lick. It didn’t last as she quickly declined at the end of September.
We took her to a neurologist, who discovered the terrible truth. Daisy had Multiple Myeloma all over her body, along with multiple
enlarged discs that he’d never seen before. We were devastated to hear she was dying and we were powerless to change that.
So we made that heart-wrenching decision to put her to sleep. She died as she lived; by our side and pampered with love.
We’ll never forget you Daisy. And thanks for all the lessons you’ve given my husband and I for you taught
us so much over the course of a year. We loved you so much and look forward to adopting another dog in your honor, whether it will
be another beagle or not. Thanks for letting us spoil you with kisses, hugs and special Friday night treats!
We adopted Farley, five years old, from the Seattle Beagle Rescue in April of 2007. As soon as we met him, my three sons
(Alec, Wyatt and Garrett) and I knew he was the dog for us! He was my first dog ever. We loved his positive energy and his love for life!
Farley even loved our family cats. He really only had two moods, happy and happier. He brought smiles and joy to our everyday lives.
Like any other beagle, his favorite activities were eating and barking. Farley always looked forward to his time with Pete Bowen (Seattle Beagle Rescue volunteer)
that took him on amazing hiking and camping adventures.
Farley was diagnosed with a nasal tumor last February and went to WSU (even though I am a Husky) for cancer treatment in March.
It put the tumor in remission but not for as long we hoped. The tumor is very aggressive and Farley had been rapidly deteriorating the past few weeks.
He stopped eating and drinking and we had to let him go earlier this week. It was one of hardest, saddest things I have ever had to do.
I was with him and he was very peaceful.
The boys and I miss him so much but our lives were made better because of him. We still have another Seattle Beagle Rescue dog, Patty,
that is almost 9 and is also the love of our lives. Thanks to the Seattle Beagle Rescue we had 5 amazing years with the best beagle ever!
Farley will be in our hearts forever.
Tina, Alec, Wyatt, Garrett and Alec Waters