WATCH: Hurricane Florence Rescue Pup with Cancer Checks Marrying His Best Friend off Bucket List
In addition to a few slobbery kisses, the bride and groom—beagles Marge and Rogers—exchanged collars.
Guests literally howled as the newlyweds walked down the aisle following Sunday’s wedding ceremony at Compass Rose Brewery in Raleigh. In addition to a few slobbery kisses, the bride and groom—beagles Marge and Rogers—exchanged collars.
The canine nuptials fulfilled a bucket list wish for Rogers, a six-year-old Hurricane Florence rescue pup living with terminal cancer.
Rogers was taken in by Triangle Beagle Rescue when his shelter in Pollocksville, North Carolina, flooded during last summer’s storm, The News & Observer reports. The poor pup didn’t even know what toys were. In the care of the Raleigh-based nonprofit, Rogers was treated for heartworm and unfortunately had to have a rear leg amputated due to an old injury.
Then, after other mysterious symptoms popped up, Rogers was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bladder cancer. Now, unavailable for adoption and living out the remainder of his days as a hospice foster, Rogers is busy checking experiences off the bucket list his foster family made for him. His list includes car rides, a camping trip, lots of Starbucks puppuccinos, and marrying his best friend, adoptable Marge.
Rogers and Marge, a stray from Person County, met at an adoption event and instantly bonded.
“Before we knew he had cancer, they were both together at adoption events and they just always wanted to be together and snuggle together,” Leann Tenbusch, a Triangle Beagle Rescue board member, told The News & Observer. “Their fosters are friends so they have sleepovers when one of the fosters goes out of town and they see each other a lot.”
After a reception, which included treats from On Point Pupcakes, the couple spent a (chaperoned) night at the dog-friendly Embassy Suites in Cary.
Best wishes to this adorable couple!