Butch (Doggie Angel)

German Shepherd/Labrador Retriever
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Home:Philadelphia, PA  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Mr Butch

Rainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog

Participating in all my activities

Favorite Walk:
Appalacian Trail

Arrival Story:

Butch was a faithful companion and hiking partner for 5 years. He travelled with me to Alaska 5 times. Sadly he was hit by a car on I-15 out in MT as we were returning from our 2000 Alaska trip. He`s always in my thoughts and prayers.

Forums Motto:
Bucks County SPCA explorer

The Groups I'm In:
Animal Lovers Of Alaska, Dogster & Catster COMMUNITY Forever!, Dogster Guardian Angels, Dogster's Angels, Losing A Beloved Pet, The Pound Puppy Project, ^*^Over The Rainbow^*^

The Last Forum I Posted In:
March 3 - D Day!


over the rainbow:

my pictures:
My earthly adventures are pictured in the first photos on my page followed by my later adventures after crossing the Bridge.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
August 9th 2004 More than 11 years!

I Was In The:
See me in Dogster's 2005 Holiday Picture Party!
2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
Doggie Angel
Lady (
Doggie Angel)
WesleyWesley 1

Meet my Pup Pals
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Butch`s adventures with his dad 1995-2000

My Best Friends Memorial

January 22nd 2013 2:25 pm
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Shortly after my arrival at the Rainbow Bridge,Dad had a memorial stone placed for me at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab,Utah. This animal sanctuary is the largest no kill shelter in the US. Dad has visited Best Friends several times over the years and sometimes he would leave a memento on my stone. This past fall he found a very nice polished rock at a Utah rock shop and thought that it would look nice at my memorial so he placed it there. Some photos of it have been posted to my page.

Love from across the Bridge,


Montana Rainbow Bridge Crossing

January 11th 2013 8:48 am
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I crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on Oct 6 2000. My Dad and I were coming home from a trip to Alaska that year(it was our 5th trip up there together)and he stopped to give me a walk at a rest area along Interstate 15. We walked for a bit,then my Dad went in to use the rest room and left me outside. This was northern Montana,a very deserted place,and traffic on the interstate was sparse so he felt safe in leaving me outside for the few minutes that he was in there. The Angels must have been calling me,however,and for reasons still unknown to my Dad,I decided to cross the interstate. I was struck and killed by a car. As my spirit was departing the area,I witnessed Dad crying over my body by the roadside. It was ironically a beautiful,crisp fall day. The mountain scenery was spectacular,thus Dad decided to bury me there. In the following months it just so happened that Dad`s sister was traveling out to see a friend in Montana. Dad had thought that he shouldn`t have left my body there and asked his sister to retrieve it if possible and have it cremated. This was done in Feb 2001. My urn now sits in Dad`s house thus my spirit feels closer to him. Dad just scanned the pix that his sister took at the rest area accident site when my body was recovered. They are displayed here on my page. I`ve had a great life here across the Rainbow Bridge since that fateful day at the Craig,MT rest area.


100th Anniversary Bucks County SPCA---Lahaska PA

December 18th 2012 3:09 pm
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Today was a very special day for my alma mater---the Bucks County SPCA. They were founded on Dec 18 1912 making today their 100th anniversary! It was on an early summer evening---June 6,1995---that my Dad drove to the Bucks SPCA to adopt me. His old dog,Lady,(also an alumni of this shelter)had arthritus and wasn`t up to long hikes anymore. Dad had an Alaska trip coming up in just a few months and needed a hiking companion. He adopted me and over the next 5 years we shared many adventures together,trips along the Appalachian Trail,one trip out to the Grand Canyon,and 5 trips to Alaska. Sadly I had to leave my Dad due to an unfortunate accident on our 2000 Alaska trip when I was struck by a car in Montana as we were coming home. I am forever grateful to Dad for the wonderful years that we had together and also grateful to Bucks SPCA for making my adoption possible. I`ve posted some anniversary pix on my page.
Love from across the Bridge,

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