Adopting from Seattle Beagle Rescue
Thank you for choosing to adopt a
If you do not live in the Seattle area
or are not able to come to Seattle to adopt a beagle, please
map to find the beagle rescue closest to you. We do not
We all know beagles are cute, just the
right size and have quite the personality, which is why we
follow a process to determine what might be the best fit for
the beagle and the best fit for your family.
Just call us your very own beagle matchmaker!
Every family is different and every
beagle is different.
Some beagles are escape artists while others are quite
content just staying at home.
Some beagles can be very talkative and others might
have just a few words.
ALL beagles love food, and as scent
hounds, they are determined to get to whatever it is you are
trying to hide.
That is why we have volunteers who do home visits.
Following our adoption procedures will
help us get to know you, and you to know the beagles. Let’s
Beagles come in many shapes and sizes,
personalities and temperaments! Do you want a hiking buddy?
Or perhaps just a companion?
Maybe some of both…
Maybe you don’t want an escape artist
or a beagle that raids the garbage can.
Perhaps you want a dog that will listen to you.
Do your research
beagle is not for everyone.
Complete our on-line adoption
Filling out an application or going
through the screening process
does not obligate you
to adopt from Seattle Beagle Rescue nor does it guarantee that
Seattle Beagle Rescue will be able to adopt a beagle to you.
If at any time you want to stop the process, please let your
Adoption Counselor know.
The entire adoption process can take up
to two or three weeks, maybe more if we don’t have the right
match for you.
Please remember that all Seattle Beagle Rescue's volunteers
have other jobs and families that require their attention
....so please be patient with us. Seattle Beagle Rescue has
been very successful with this adoption process, and look
forward to helping you find the right beagle for your family!
If we approve your application, you will be assigned an
Adoption Counselor. Your Adoption Counselor will contact your
reference and your veterinarian (as appropriate) to ensure
pets were well taken care of. Please contact your veterinarian
and give the staff permission to release your pet’s
information to Seattle Beagle Rescue.
If you have a landlord, they will be called to make sure
that pets are allowed in your home.
After this information is verified your Adoption Counselor
will contact you to discuss your application.
You will receive a call from a volunteer Adoption Counselor
to discuss your application and the type of dog you’re looking
for. Working with you, our Adoption Counselors can help
identify a good fit for your family and your living
Your Adoption Counselor will find out
more about the beagles that are in our care and research which
beagle(s) could be a match for you and your family.
The foster family will contact you to discuss their
foster beagle and your situation.
If you both think there is a match, you and your family
(4 legged and 2 legged) will meet the foster beagle on at a
mutually agreeable date and time at the foster beagle’s home.
It is important for everybody in
the family to meet the dog to find out if it is a good match
for everyone. In some cases, the dogs don't get along, in
other cases, someone might be allergic or maybe it is not a
If we approve your application and have
found a match for your family, one of our volunteers will call
to schedule a home visit. Please have everyone in your
family home during this visit.
During this visit we look for areas that may be a
safety hazard for a new beagle, inside and outside of your
home. We will suggest areas of needed repair, if
any. This is also an opportunity for you to ask questions
about the breed and our process. Upon completion of the home
visit, a report will be given to the Adoption Counselor you
were assigned stating whether or not your home is suitable for
Spend a day or two to think about if you are ready for this
commitment and if this is the right match for you at this
During this time our foster family will take the time to
make sure you are a good match for the beagle too.
No…This beagle is not a good match. Now what?
We will continue looking for the right match. We may find
one today or we may find one in a few weeks. It's ok to be
patient for the right buddy to come into your family. We just
want to make the right match for everyone involved.
YES! This beagle is for me!
Great! If the foster family agrees, your home passes
inspection, and your references are fantastic, we can move
forward with the adoption.
Seattle Beagle Rescue is a
volunteer organization and all donations and adoption fees
contribute to the vet and foster expenses of our beagles in
need and allows us to keep saving these orphans.
This is a long process, but well worth the time and
effort we all put in to make sure this is a forever match. At
a mutually agreeable time and date, you will get to meet your
dog again and if you’re sure you want to proceed, the adoption
paperwork will be completed right there on the spot.
Adoption fees are collected and the dog is handed over
to you. Congratulations on your new addition!
Within a week of your adoption, someone from our team will
check in with you to make sure the transition is going well.
Sometimes there are questions and we are always here for
Here to see Beagles currently available through Seattle