In Memory Of Arlo Arlo Guthrie


Cute Boston Terrier

(04/18/2009 – 12/28/2018)

By: Chris from Sacramento, California

My husband grew up with Boston Terriers, I grew up with Golden Retrievers. I didn’t think Bostons were real dogs (my mistake), so I always talked him out of getting a Boston instead of rescuing Golden’s. 

My husband suffered a health crisis and was no longer able to work. I bought him a Boston for the company, and the journey began. 

“Arlo” was named long before he arrived. He was the most dedicated and loving dog, as all Boston owners know. He spent most of his time in hospitals and rehab facilities with my husband over his way too short life.

My husband passed 6/2018, and I moved from Seattle to Sacramento with Arlo.

That Christmas Eve, Arlo started having seizures, and three days later, having been diagnosed with a brain tumor and uncontrollable seizures, I allowed him to peacefully cross Rainbow Bridge to seek his master. 

I cry as I write this for the loss of not only my husband’s sweet boy but my rock.

Arlo is forever in my heart because he took a huge piece of it with him.

Wings of light to my sweet, sweet boy! 

Because of Arlo, I became active in volunteering with a Boston Terrier Rescue in Washington State. Arlo had a Rescue buddy named Woody Guthrie. 

I will post about Woody separately. He is with Arlo now.


Losing a Boston Terrier is like losing a member of the family. The sorrow you feel is a natural process of grieving.

This space has been created as a safe place for Boston owners to share stories about their Boston and memorialize them since going to doggy heaven.

Create your own memorial to celebrate the life of your Boston Terrier.

The resources for grief page includes three helpful videos as well as links to great articles outside of this website covering pet loss.

Donnie Gardner

Donnie Gardner is the owner of the Boston Terrier Society. He has been raising Bella the Boston since 2010. He resides in Kansas with his wife, daughter, and Bella. His favorite activities are hanging out with family, traveling, running (but has bad knees), and reading non-fiction books.

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