Adoption Process FAQs

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[toggle style='1' title='Does BREW ever have pocket beagles?'] Pocket beagles were very, very small beagles popularized back in the days of Queen Elizabeth I. Measuring only 9 inches at the shoulder, these beagles were short-legged and had somewhat pointy noses. In the days of Edward II and Henry VIII, even smaller beagles, referred to as "glove beagles" because they were small enough to to be held in a gauntlet, were much in favor with the Royal Family.

However, today, while there may be a few really small 13" variety beagles which may approach heights of around 10", they are not a breed or variety of beagle as such, and are not recognized by either AKC or UKC.

Quite often beagles of this size are often only short by virtue of shortened legs caused by poor breeding or the dwarfing of chondodystrophy with its ensuing health problems.

It must also be noted that many times it is impossible to predict mature size of a puppy, even when both parents are under 13". Birth weight may be a good indicator of final size, as is size at around 8 weeks, but they are no means reliable.

If you want a beagle that will be small get one at around 9 months when the dog has pretty well finished growing, or from a breeder who has never produced a beagle over 13". In this way you will have a much better chance of getting a small dog. However, be also aware that usually the smaller the beagle, the more hyperactive it is. But, there are exceptions.[/toggle] [toggle style='1' title='Will BREW hold a beagle for me while I go on vacation?']

No. For every day we foster a dog, another shelter beagle will be euthanized.

Also, the rescued dog has been 'in limbo' and he/she is waiting for his forever home. We place our beagles in the BEST first home.

If you are planning on traveling or you anticipate a "move", then wait until you are settled to find your new beagle. It'll be easier for you and less stressful for the beagle.[/toggle] [toggle style='1' title='Where is the BREW facility?'] BREW does not have a facility.

The majority of our beagles are in foster homes where we can better evaluate their temperaments and personalities. Some of the beagles are in a vet clinic to be spayed or neutered, treated for a medical condition or simply because there are no available foster homes. BREW must pay for the boarding of these dogs. Naturally, those beagles are given priority when a foster home becomes available. There is nowhere for you to 'stop by' and meet our beagles.

If you want to meet BREW's beagles, you must submit an adoption application. You will then be interviewed by telephone and put in touch with the foster family(s) who has the beagle(s) you are interested in. We do not have the ability to take a beagle you no longer want. You may fill out the evaluation and release forms and then continue to house the beagle while we search for a new home.[/toggle] [toggle style='1' title='How long does the adoption process take?'] That will depend on how long it takes to find the perfect beagle for your family. The more prerequisites you have, the longer it will take. Normally it will take about 2 weeks to find a companion beagle.

However, if you're looking for a "housetrained, obedience trained, less than a year old, good with kids, good with cats and other dogs, never barks and doesn't need to be crated" beagle, it'll take us a while!

If you're simply looking for a beagle who will make a wonderful family companion, you may find that beagle right now!! In order to begin the search for the right beagle, you'll need to submit an adoption application. While you are meeting beagles, we will be scheduling a homecheck, and contacting references (if necessary). Hopefully, when you've found your new best friend, the process will be near completion.[/toggle] [toggle style='1' title='What is the difference between Available and Available and Looking for a Foster Home?'] Available means that the beagle is currently in a foster home. These dogs are ideal for folks who are new to dogs or new to beagles since we know more about them than non-fostered dogs.

Available and Looking for a Foster Home means that the beagle is being boarded or kenneled until a suitable foster home becomes available. These beagles are best for applicants with beagle experiences since, usually, these are strays that we know very little about.[/toggle]

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