In September of 2011 we adopted the sweetest little nine-week-old beagle from Midwest BREW. She was one of the Midwest BREW puppies fostered by Jane. She was called Killian but to us she was our pretty Penny. She loved us all and we loved her dearly. Penny was especially attached to me (mom). She followed me everywhere and was always most content when she could be with me. Penny always went with us on family vacations and eventually became a pretty good traveler. She hardly ever barked but would communicate very clearly what she wanted (usually food). No one ever came to our house without a friendly greeting from our sweet girl.
In the summer of 2022 she was diagnosed with cancer and by April 2023 it had spread to multiple areas. The dear little girl was so sweet and patient but when she was no longer able to eat or drink we knew it was time to let her go. She crossed the rainbow bridge on April 21st. There is a huge hole in our family now. We miss her so much.
Thank you Midwest BREW for blessing our family with such a precious gift.
~ Kathy Finkbeiner
We adopted our Dolly on January 10th, 2009 and we helped her crossed the
rainbow bridge on June 24th 2023. In the 14 1/2 years we had her in our
lives she was sister to our Libby who left us 5 years earlier and the
best girl any family could ever ask for. We miss her badly and our
hearts are broken but we long for the day that 2 more beagles rescue us!
And are beginning that process now in Dolly’s memory.
~ Ken and Laura Maxa
It’s with a heavy heart to share that my beagle, Allie, passed away
peacefully on December 10, 2023. I adopted Allie from Midwest BREW on
October 10, 2020 and her foster dad was the wonderful Bill Chamberlain
in Pennsylvania. Allie was 6 years old and she had a very aggressive
bladder cancer. On July 25th, the doctors at the MedVet Oncology center
in Chicago, gave Allie days to weeks. To everyone’s surprise, Allie
stayed with us 4.5 more months!
Allie lived a life full of love and adventure in the heart of downtown
Chicago. She enjoyed walks to her favorite parks, the lakefront, and to
the dog food truck. Allie had an exuberant amount of friends throughout
the city whether they were fellow pups, neighbors, or employees of a
local store. She enjoyed car rides in the city, adventures to relatives
homes nearby, and many plane rides to visit our family in Arizona.
Wherever Allie went, she always had a smile on her face and a pep in her
step. If you would like a peek at all our adventures, this was the
Instagram that I made for her. https://instagram.com/windycit
I will forever be grateful for Midwest BREW for providing me with the
best beagle I could have ever had.
~ Jeanette Bravo
We sadly said goodbye to our sweet, beautiful Audrey on December 29, 2023. She had a large spleen tumor and her vet thought it was likely cancer due to her bloodwork and symptoms. We felt it was best for Audrey to let her go peacefully and without pain.
Audrey became a part of our family on February 21, 2015. After speaking to Becky, Audrey’s 2nd foster mom, I knew Audrey was meant for us. I can still hear Becky saying, “there’s something special about Audrey”, and she was so right.
Audrey had a bright, sparkly spirit, just like her namesake Audrey Hepburn. I think she really thought she was a glamorous movie star. Well, that’s how we treated her. Audrey made us laugh with her adorable personality and silly antics. She radiated so much love, as if that was her purpose, to give love. And we gave her so much love in return. Audrey filled our lives with immense joy, every day making our hearts smile.
Thank you for rescuing Audrey. We’re incredibly grateful to all of you and her foster moms for the love and care provided to Audrey. It was truly a blessing and honor to have her in our lives. Audrey will be forever loved and missed.
~ Teresa Aguilo