Savage River Lodge Bodhi
Bodhi the Lodge Dog

Bodhi Lodge Dog

3/8/1995 - 3/18/2008

We lost our beloved Bodhi Lodge Dog
on Tuesday, March 18, 2008

His heart, mind and spirit were strong, but his body was too weak and tired to go on.

He died peacefully in our arms while we said our tearful goodbyes.

We were blessed to share our lives with him for 13 wonderful years and have so many joyful memories to recall.

His passing has left a huge hole in our hearts, our home and the Lodge. But his spirit is still with us and we are so fortunate to have his book and calendars to vividly carry on his memory.

We know that those who knew him all hold him dear in their hearts and miss him greatly also.

Many have asked how to honor his memory. We would love for you to share with us any special thoughts or memories you have of him, or photographs (Click Bodhi Rembered to see some of the memories our friends and guests have shared with us).

We have also established the Bodhi Lodge Dog Relief Fund to help pets and owners less fortunate with health care or cremation costs. To date we have raised over $9,000!

If you wish to contribute, checks can be made payable to:

"Bodhi Lodge Dog Relief Fund"
c/o the Savage River Lodge
1600 Mt. Aetna Road
Frostbrug, MD 21532

We take comfort in knowing how much he was loved and how his memory will live on in the hearts of so many people whose lives he touched.

We honor a life well lived and loved - Bodhi Lodge Dog

-Mike and Jan

Bodhi comes to life in two new eBooks!

Bodhi & the Friendly Forest and Bodhi the Christmas Helper are now availble for puchase on iTunes for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. See the original Lodge dog in two new publications by our friend Middleton Evans. To learn more about Middleton, visit
The books feature favorite scenes and people from around the Lodge!


Bodhi and the Friendly Forest


When Bodhi’s best friends go to the beach and leave him all alone at the lodge, he pouts. Then a forest creature catches Bodhi’s attention, and the adventure begins. Bodhi discovers a world of new friends who are different from him and yet very much like him in the ways that count the most. Sound effects create a sense of being in the forest with Bodhi, and the multi-voiced narration further enhances the appeal of this light-hearted story about a dog you can’t help but love.

View on iTunes:
Bodhi & the Friendly Forest

Bodhi the Christmas Helper

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Even a dog knows there’s a lot to do at Christmas! So when Bodhi wakes up one Christmas morning to a winter wonderland of snow, he determines to be the best Christmas helper ever! Roads need plowing, firewood needs fetching, skiers need rescuing, and so much more! Sound effects (screeching eagles! rumbling snow plows!) and narration add a “you are there” vividness to this tale of one loveable dog’s outburst of Christmas spirit.

View on iTunes:
Bodhi the Christmas Helper

Bodhi - The Book

Bodhi - The book
Bodhi: The All American Lodge Dog
book captures the life of Bodhi in stories &amp photos. Middleton Evans has outdone himself on this 192 page, hard bound, lavishly illustrated book. It is an inspiring portal into the heart and soul of the most unique spirit affectionately known as Bodhi Lodge Dog.

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1600 Mt. Aetna Road
Frostburg, MD 21532
Phone:   301-689-3200
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