Donate Now Through!



Celebrating the Animal  Human Bond

Beautiful Joe Heritage Society

All 2021 events are subject to Covid19 protocols:

Volunteers wanted!

2021 Beautiful Joe Park Gardens CLEANUP

DATE SAT., June 12    TIME: 10:00 a.m.  to noon  (Rain Date Sun., June 13)

LOCATION:  Meet at the pavilion at Beautiful Joe Park -162 Edwin St., Meaford.

Tasks include:

  • Weeding
  • Digging compost / Topsoil and adding mulch
  • Tidying of Gardens
  • possible transplanting / planting
  • General Cleanup

Bring your favourite gardening / work gloves.  Other tools will be provided.

Thank you for any help that you and your friends can provide!  Students welcome.

Contact us at for other volunteer opportunities!

Pop Up Tours in July and August 2021

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

Tour guides are available on sunny Sundays only!  Tours are free - but donations are gratefully accepted.

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

  • Approximately 20-30 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

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

For Private Park Tours & Group Tours  Contact us!   Leave a message 519-538-5895 OR Email us

ANNUAL "Pooch Pool Party"

 Pool shake 2016Sat., September 4/ 21 - Time TBA

at Meaford's Blue Dolphin Pool (Richmond / Margaret Streets)

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

JOIN THE WINNER's CIRCLE  ....  your pooch will want to compete at Meaford's Splashiest event! 

See you poolside in 2021

 Past Events have included: Dog / Owner Look-a-Like, Best Trick for Joe, 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!


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.