Our hearts are shattered today with the news of the passing of a dear friend, Doug Peebler, affectionately known as “Bear”. Doug was a Colorado-based Harley’s Hero for the past few years. He was especially kind, gentle, honest and humble, and everyone who knew him loved him. Doug loved animals very much … and they loved him. He volunteered at the Harley’s Dream office, he regularly protested a nearby pet store and he attended and helped at many events. Recently Doug helped Dan build the giant puppy mill cage for our parade float. He was always reminding us that he’s available if we needed his help with anything. He and his wife, Brooke, adopted one of our of Harley’s House of Hope dogs, Billy (pictured here with Doug). We were so fortunate to have had Doug in our lives.
As we have time to collect our thoughts, we’ll plan a special way to honor Doug. But meanwhile, please hold Brooke and the rest of Doug’s family in your hearts. The coming days will be particularly difficult for them.