Teddy – In Our Hearts Forever

On behalf of Teddy’s mom, Michele, our hearts are shattered today to share the sad news that Teddy has peacefully crossed the rainbow bridge. Even though we worried that his time was approaching, there was simply no way to be prepared for the reality and absoluteness.

Teddy meant the world to everyone who knew him. He was a good friend, not only to his best buddy, Harley, and his best girl, Gwinnie, but the love and friendship he showed Michele was the deepest and most profound … and she loved him back, equally as much. He was her constant companion and her trusty sidekick.

Teddy was a fighter; a little warrior who learned early on that life can be a struggle, yet through tenacity and perseverance you can make a difference – and not only in your own life, but also in the lives of others. Quiet and loyal, he often sat in the shadows, waiting for the more opportune moment to make a statement. And he used those moments in such memorable ways that will always stay with us.

We can’t imagine a world without Teddy, but that is what we are faced with now. He will forever be in our hearts, never to be forgotten. And he will continue to inspire us.

Rest in peace, Teddy. I know without a doubt that Gwinnie and Harley were there to greet you. We love you beyond measure, and you will always be our little hero. 💔

~ Rudi Taylor

P.S. As you can well imagine, Michele is heartbroken and needs time to grieve. She will post again when she is able, and we respectfully ask for your understanding in giving her whatever time she needs. Please keep Michele and her family in your thoughts and prayers – I know she appreciates them very much.

Sympathy cards can be sent to:
Michele c/o Harley’s Dream
PO Box 64
Berthoud, CO 80513

Michele has asked that those of you wishing to make a donation in Teddy’s memory, please support Harley’s (and Teddy’s) Dream to end puppy mills. Donations can be made here: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/harleys_dream


  1. Oh the world just got darker, and sadder. A prayer for comfort for Michelle, rarely without her tiny boy,and her family, all who knew and loved Teddy well every day. I wish the for all the comfort, peace of so many memories. Teddy was loved and loved perfectly.

  2. Teddy and Michelle…you were the first ones on my feed each morning and last every night….you inspired me all the way here in Chicago…..your sweet fierce little self will be missed always…..<3 <3

  3. I don’t have words to express how sad I feel about Teddy’s passing but I know it doesn’t compare to the devastation felt by those closest to him. Sending my heartfelt sympathy to them in their time of immense loss. Teddy was a giant and his earthly presence will be terribly missed but he’ll live on in my heart and that of millions who only loved him from afar. Roll in the clover fields of Heaven, sweet Teddy. I’ll look for you on the other side ❤️

  4. ..
    ..my heart too is broken..
    precious little TEDDY..
    ..you are so so loved..
    am crying so much
    ..I can write no more..
    run free..
    ..angel boy
    with sweet HARLEY..

  5. I am So Sorry, My Darling…HEAVEN is Beautiful and needed another ANGEL <3

  6. I’m crying as I read this. My heart is crushed for everyone. I know their pain , big hugs. Teddy you was a rare treasure to all. You will be as missed as all the furbaby are.

  7. Words cannot express my sadness but I’m sending prayers for comfort and peace for Michelle and the rest of Teddy’s family. 🙏🏻 ❤️🐾🐾

  8. There are no words to express how deeply saddened we are for the passing of this sweet little angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with Teddy and his family during this difficult time and always. Teddy will be greatly missed and we will love him forever.

    Mark, Glenda and Peanut

  9. I’m so sad to hear this news. What a special little dog he was. He and Harley were a dynamic duo. I know how much this hurts and how hard this is. Little by little you will feel comforted knowing how much he was loved. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  10. I am just heartbroken… Gentle Journeys Teddy…. I will always treasure my little piece of art by Teddy, his pawprints in pink on a blue sky….. :'(

  11. Bye sweet, beautiful and brave Teddy. I’ll miss you very much. You’re in my heart for always. I’m sure Harley is waiting for you over the rainbow bridge…🌈

  12. Teddy, you will always be in my heart right next to Harley and my own two pups. You have been an inspiration to me to fight against puppy mills. You will forever be my hero!

  13. Dear Michelle, My heart breaks for you. There are no words that can make Teddy’s passing any less heartbreaking. I never met Teddy, but was a huge fan of his on Facebook and feel as though I knew him in my heart, and that’s where he will stay forever. I truly believe we will be together again with all our fur babies in Heaven. RIP Sweet Teddy. I will truly miss seeing your sweet, angelic face and loving postsRun healthy and happy with Harley and Gwinnie ❤️🐾🐾 😢💔

  14. When I read the news this morning of Teddy’s passing, it felt like I had lost one of my own pets. I have been crying most of the day. I never actually got to meet Teddy or his best buddy, Harley but it is because of them that I became aware of puppy mills and wanted to get involved in trying to get them all shut down. Teddy was a special dog, but he was so much more than that. He was an inspiration and a superhero. To Michele and her family, Thank You for allowing us to be a part of your little Teddy’s life. God bless you for adopting him and giving him an amazing life. My deepest sympathies go out to you. I hope you will keep his Facebook page active. He will live on in all of our hearts and we will continue his mission. We prayed so hard for him to be able to recover from this health issue, but I guess Harley and Gwinnie was tired of being without him. Now the 3 of them are together again, the 3 Amigos, 3 tiny superheroes running healthy and free at the Rainbow Bridge, and yet still carrying on their mission here on Earth. I love you Teddy. You will be missed, but never forgotten.

  15. when I first saw this today – I could not put into words what Teddy has meant to me – he was an inspiration, a hero, a happy little face on my facebook page – I who never cries – spent a good deal of the day tearing up. I want to thank Michele and the Burchfield family for sharing such a sweet soul with us.

  16. Dear Michele. I am thinking of you and of your great loss in sweet little Teddy. He truly made a big impact in so many lives. Thank you Michele for taking such good care of Teddy and his Gwyinnie.

  17. Teddy will be missed , but never forgotten for all he done.hugs and ❤💜

  18. Precious Teddy will be missed much!! Much love , hugs and especially Prayers to his lovely mommy!

    • Sweet Teddy finally back with your partner Harley . I love you both so much <3 Prayers going up for all of their loved ones <3

  19. We love you forever Teddy. So happy Harley is there for you. You are meant to be together forever. Fight the fight from above God bless so sorry

  20. Teddy – always so sweet and loving to everybody, and especially so to his nearest and dearest ones. He stood by Harley and Harley’s Dream day in day out and made personal appearances for his fans too. Another little wonder dog born of puppymill restraints and yet, anyone would think he had been born to the belated freedom he so enjoyed. His precious face and cheeky tongue out smile are etched in our hearts forever. RIP Teddy, run far, fly free to enjoy your best life ever with your best mate and your little lady friend too.

    My Deepest Sympathy to Michelle and Family and sending Loving Thoughts and Prayers for Peace and Comfort to sustain you through the difficult days ahead. My Mum had a saying she’d use when any of us were downhearted “Just take one day at a time.”. There’s no more valuable time to follow that advice than when your heart is overwhelmed with grief.

  21. So sorry to hear about the passing of sweet Teddy. Prayers for Michele, I know her heart is hurting. We’ll all miss that cute little fellow!

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