Dog Names Ending in 'oe' in Pop Culture
Animal abuse and cruelty is a crime throughout the United States, and most forms of animal abuse are felonies. In fact, animal cruelty has been linked to other types of violence, and although most animal cruelty and abuse go unreported, at least 2000 animal abuse cases are reported every year. In 1890, a dog named Beautiful Joe was rescued from an abusive home by a man named Walter Moore. Beautiful Joe was a brown dog of medium build that people referred to as a cur, but he was really an Airedale-type. Some said he was part Fox Terrier and part Bull Terrier, but that does not matter. It is his story that matters.
For the first few months of life, Beautiful Joe was mistreated by the man who “owned” him, Jenkins. He was kicked, thrown, beaten, and starved on a daily basis. One day, a young man (Walter Moore) who was riding down the street on a bicycle heard a ruckus and went over to see what was going on. Moore was so angry when he saw what Jenkins had done to Beautiful Joe that he beat him up. Then he took Beautiful Joe and walked away with him, taking him home.
After cleaning up his ears and tail, Moore put antiseptic on the wounds and wrapped them in cotton. Beautiful Joe was allowed to rest in a stable with some other animals, a rabbit, rat, guinea pig, and some pigeons. Moore asked his cousin Louise, who was good with sick animals, to look after Beautiful Joe. She was appalled by his appearance and chided Moore for not reporting Jenkins for what he did so he went and reported the crime to the police. The brothers of Moore, Billy, Jack, and some others, were playing in the stable and decided to name this new dog who was so funny looking. They wanted to name him Ugly Joe because he had no ears or tail, but they knew that Louise would be mad, so they named him Beautiful Joe.
The story of this poor pup was soon known all over the world because the Moore’s sister in law, Margaret Marshall Saunders, found out about him and wrote an autobiographical version of his life and titled it, Beautiful Joe. Although she changed the names of the people in the story, the name Beautiful Joe stayed the same, and her book was published in 1893. Seven years later, in 1900, more than 800,000 copies had been sold in the United States. The story also won a writing contest run by the Humane Society, and it was the very first Canadian book to sell over a million copies.
In 1963, a park in Meaford, Ontario right next to the Moore house was dedicated to the brave pooch and was named Beautiful Joe Park. In addition, a Beautiful Joe Heritage Society was started in 1994 to commemorate Beautiful Joe’s legacy, and they ended up making the Moore residence a museum to preserve his history.
Dog Name Ending in 'oe' Considerations
Once you choose the right dog, you need to pick out your new little buddy’s name. Since you are reading about names ending in ‘oe,’ these letters must be important to you somehow, so we will try to help you find one that fits. Many dog owners like to name their new pup for their coat color such as Brunoe, which means brown in German, for a brown dog or Aumoe, which means midnight in Hawaiian for a black dog. You could also name your dog according to their fursonality. For example, a playful pooch could be named Gizmoe, which means playful in Old English or Natoe for a lovable dog because it means gentle in Old English.
Another way to choose a name is to get to know them and look for unique habits and quirks or just see if a name comes to you when watching them. You can also think of a name that represents their breed such as Loboe, which is Spanish for wolf, for a Siberian Husky or Alaskan Malamute. And Minnoe is a cute choice for a water dog like a Portuguese or Spanish Water Dog. Whatever you choose to name your new poochie, make sure it is something you like because you will be using it for a long time to come.