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Celebrating the Animal  Human Bond

Beautiful Joe Heritage Society

Donate Now Through!


Welcome Animals and their Humans

Beautiful Joe here. This website is all about me and the Society that bears my name, the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society. It was formed in 1994 to help preserve, honour and showcase my life and the literary and humane achievements of Margaret Marshall Saunders (1861-1947), the author who very kindly wrote a best-selling book about my life and gave me a voice so that I could tell everyone about how important it is never to lose hope, even when the odds are stacked against you. There’s even a play that’s been written about me and everyone tells me it’s fantastic too!

When you look through the pages on this site, you’ll see all the work that’s been done, so that animals everywhere will never have to suffer the way I did. Don’t worry, I was rescued by the kind Moore family from Meaford, Ontario in Canada and they gave me all the love and security that the people at the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society want for all animals the world over. By retelling my story, my friends at the Society are able to keep my hopeful and rehabilitative message alive.

The Society is always enhancing and maintaining the wonderful 8.5 acre park known as Beautiful Joe Park, which is in my hometown of Meaford, Ontario, Canada and is also where I am laid to rest. I love my park and am very proud of the other monuments in it, which commemorate K9 officers, service dogs and a tribute to 9/11 to name a few. By keeping this beautiful park alive, we hope to make Meaford, Ontario an international animal-lovers destination. When you think about what my kind give to their human companions, it’s worth going to all this effort to make sure that everyone shares in a healthy and happy animal / human bond.

So often, it seems that the ones who want to do so much are given so few resources and the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society is no different. They rely upon the kindness of strangers, like I had to, through donations and volunteering work, to get their message through to all.

There are many ways you can help us; you can:

 beautiful joe heritage society edition book   memorial plaque 

Buy the Book


Memorial Plaque

Buy the bestselling and heartfelt book about my life.   Purchase a memorial plaque to honour
the memory of a loved companion


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:

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.