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Celebrating the Animal  Human Bond

Beautiful Joe Heritage Society

Pop Up Tours in July and August 2019

SUNNY SUNDAY TOURS

of Beautiful Joe Park!
from noon to 2 p.m. (162 Edwin Street, Meaford) 

But remember - Tour guides are available on sunny Sundays only!

Enjoy a Tour with one of our Board Members
What to expect

  • Approximately a 20 minute walkabout tour*. 
  • Learn about Canada's most famous dog & the woman who told his story to the world
  • History of Beautiful Joe Park & the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society
  • Special anecdotes & stories

Experience the magic of Joe's backyard!

*The terrain is very level and several benches / picnic tables are available should you need to take a rest.

Interested in a scheduling a Private Park Tour? 

Contact us!   Leave a message 519-538-5895 OR Email us info@BeautifulJoe.org

 (Donations gratefully accepted)

ANNUAL "Pooch Pool Party"!

Always the Saturday of Labour Day Weekend

2019 DATE: Sat., August 31, 2019 Time: 11:00 to 1:00

It's happening again! Meaford's Blue Dolphin Pool (at the corner of Richmond & Marshall) 'goes to the dogs' for Meaford's splashiest event! 2 dogs 3 balls

2 dogs 3 balls 500Competitions, contests and prizes for you and your pooch pals.

Tell your friends! By the way - No Dog Required!  Join us for lots of laughs and support Beautiful Joe at this "by donation" event!

Presented in partnership with Muncipality of Meaford's Parks & Recreation department and BJHS.

Bring your water-loving pooch for an early swim, followed by competitions - with PRIZES!

Schedule of Events: TBA

 

Past Events have included: Dog / Owner Look-a-Like, Biggest Splash & Fastest Swim

Safety First:

Pooch Life Jackets encouraged
Chlorine is reduced prior to this fun event
Stair access and submerged bench make for easy pool entry & exit

Sorry, no humans in the pool - after all, this is a Pooch Pool Party!

Tricks For Joe

Hi, and welcome to the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society website. I’d like to share a story with you. This is Brownie, and Brownie lived in Meaford, Ontario. She is seen here admiring the statue of her friend, Beautiful Joe. Joe was a real life dog from Meaford whose story of abuse and rescue captured the hearts of millions of people in the 1893 best-selling novel “Beautiful Joe” by Canadian author, Margaret Marshall Saunders. Joe’s story helped change the world's view of dogs from mere animals to beloved companions. The Municipality of Meaford has a whole park dedicated to their hero Beautiful Joe. Brownie often likes to visit and pay her respects to Joe in Beautiful Joe Park to thank him for the wonderful life she and other dogs enjoy today. Brownie used to live in the house of the family that rescued Joe and she’d like to honour him with a trick and raise donations for the goals of:
• Promoting and celebrating the humane treatment of all animals
• Establishing Beautiful Joe as Canada's Most Famous Dog, and
• Meaford becoming known internationally as the Home of Beautiful Joe

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CONTACT US

Enjoy reading and participating in my website and if you would like to tell us your animal companion story or volunteer for our Society we’d love to hear from you (you should see my tail wagging just thinking about it), please send us an email or friend us on Facebook,
or if you’re old fashioned like Margaret Marshall Saunders, you can write to us at:
Beautiful Joe Heritage Society
PO Box 3304, Meaford, Ontario, Canada N4L 1A5
Tel: (519) 538-5895 Email: admin@beautifuljoe.org

 
Beautiful Joe Heritage Society preserves and promotes the historical legacies of both 'Beautiful Joe' and
Margaret Marshall Saunders and celebrates the natural bond between animals and humans.