Pets for the Elderly

A couple of months ago, our board made the decision to donate the money that we had raised on to another organization. Given our slow start during a pandemic, we felt that was the best way to get the money that we had raised to animals and seniors in need of help by putting it…

Gizmo Goes West

In mid-February, our friend and old neighbor Kohl shared with us that he has found himself down on his luck, and was planning to move back out west and try to check into a community called Camp Hope in Las Cruces, New Mexico. We had known Kohl and his little dog Gizmo for around 4…

Dwoggie Twalk

Jon, James, Rebecca and Doug talk about their loving and living with dogs, and we manage to fit in a little bit of cat talk while we’re at it.

Dogs in Christmas Movies

Join us as we chat with Rebecca and James about Christmas movies that involve dogs but are not explicitly ABOUT dogs!

Meeting Truffles in the Park

In this segment, Doug talks about finding Truffles in Prospect Park and the heartwarming efforts of a couple of other passers-by to help comfort her until he could bring her home, where she lived with his family for 15 years until passing away earlier this month.

A Little About Beckett

Doug and Jon chat about their dogs in two brief podcast segments. In this one, Jon talks a little about what it was like to meet and get to know Beckett through his now-wife, and shares a few stories about his adjustment to living with cats and some of the travels he took with us…

A Thanksgiving Message

Dear Friends, This is a Thanksgiving post. If you read the whole thing, it’s going to involve a sad story, but I truly do feel thankful while I post today‚Ķ for good friends, good family, good fortune, and a good community. If you’re not interested in reading the story, but would like to help some…

Her Dog Rescued Her. Then Strangers Rescued Him.

From the hometown of the Beckett Foundation comes a very touching story that stems from a scary incident with a relieving ending: Sinclair Larson was struck by an SUV while walking her dog across a crosswalk in Chapel Hill NC on Nov 8, 2020. As onlookers and helpers gathered around her to help care for…

The Beckett Foundation

And we’re off! The Beckett Foundation was started in October 2020 by a small group of dog-lovers who wanted to save shelter dog lives while enriching the lives of seniors in our communities. The vision? Make it more logistically feasible for our older neighbors to responsibly adopt dogs by facilitating the formation of local caretaking…