Standards for Adoption

What We Expect from Adopters

  • Currently owned dogs must be up-to-date on heartworm preventative.  All dogs and cats in the home must up-to-date on vaccinations and spayed or neutered.  Your veterinarian will be contacted to verify your pet’s health record; failure to meet these minimum standards will result in disqualification of the adoption application. A veterinarian-confirmed health issue is the only possible exception to meeting these requirements.
  • Adopters will allow for a minimum of 30 days adjustment period for their adopted beagle to adjust to its new environment and family.
  • Beagles will be placed with adults to be kept as companion animals. They are to be accepted as family members, receiving proper nourishment, medical care and attention. Continuous outdoor confinement is not acceptable. Doghouses, pens, and runs are unacceptable.
  • All male and female beagles and beagle puppies will be neutered or spayed prior to adoption.
  • We discourage the adoption of puppies to homes with children under the age of 6 years because of the nipping and chewing tendencies of puppies.
  • We will not place puppies under the age of 6 months old into homes if no one is home during the day. It is cruel and inhumane to leave puppies home for long periods of time unattended. If you are considering a puppy and are away from home for more than 4 hours at a time, you will need to make arrangements with a dogwalker. Exceptions will be taken into consideration.
  • A fenced yard is ideal for all dogs but not a requirement for adoption. This protects the dog from roaming and owners from liability their loose animal may cause. Dogs should never be left unattended in a yard. Chaining is not acceptable. Dogs will not be placed in homes where they will be allowed to run at large. Beagles must remain leashed at all times while outside, except in a secure, fenced-in area. An invisible fence does not qualify as adequate containment for a beagle. A BREW representative will visit your residence to confirm proper confinement requirements.
  • Adopters must be at least 18 years of age. All adults in the household must agree to the selection of the chosen beagle: including parents, relatives, roommates, etc.
  • Beagles cannot be adopted as gifts. Beagles shall not be given away or sold to another individual. They must be returned to BREW if the adopter can no longer care for the beagle properly.
  • All beagles must have collars with owner identification tags, rabies and license tags. If your beagle is lost, a tag may be the only way to have him/her returned to you.