If you're like most of us, falling in love with a beagle is really easy. And it is no wonder because they are adorable! Sharing your home with a four-legged friend can be one of life's greatest joys. Dogs give us unconditional loyalty and acceptance, provide constant companionship, and even help relieve stress after a hard day's work.
And beagles are great dogs, but they are not for everyone! Our dogs are not perfect and some require lots of patience and/or training. Adopting a beagle is a big decision and there are a variety of situations to consider before adopting a life-long friend. Beagles require lots of time, daily exercise, money, and commitment - over 15 years worth in many cases. Beagle ownership can be rewarding, but only if you think through your decision before you adopt. If you have never owned a beagle, please read our page titled “The Beagle” and research the breed BEFORE applying.
Our goal is to make the best match by taking into consideration the beagle’s background and your family’s needs. Every dog is different: personality, temperament, energy, comfort with kids and other animals, medical needs and more. We consider all these items when making a furever-home decision. We are very careful about the placements we make. We do our best to place the right beagle with the right adoptive home, because we want this to be the dog's forever permanent home.
Seattle Beagle Rescue will consider adoptive families from all over the Pacific Northwest, as well as other states if you are willing to come meet a beagle in person. We will NOT fly dogs out of state to an adopter. We do not work on a first come, first served basis and we usually have a list of applicants waiting to be matched with a dog. If you are willing to wait for the right rescue beagle, you are an ideal candidate for SBR. As our success rate proves, these precious dogs are well worth the wait. If acquiring a dog is a time sensitive issue for you and/or your family, or you desire a perfect dog as soon as you walk through the front door then a rescue may not be for you. Rescue dogs take time to settle in and adjust to their new homes and new families. Patience and understanding is golden in the rescue world.
Sure, it's a long list of questions. But a quick stroll through any shelter will help you understand why answering them before you adopt is so important.
Many of the shelter's homeless dogs are puppies, victims of irresponsible people who allowed their pets to breed. But there are at least as many dogs at the shelter who are more than a year old-dogs who were obtained by people who didn't think through the responsibilities of pet ownership before they got the dog.
Please, don't make the same mistake. Think before you adopt. Sharing your life with a companion dog can bring incredible rewards, but only if you're willing to make the necessary commitments of time, money, responsibility, and love-for the life of the pet.
If you're ready to adopt a companion for life, please visit our Available Dogs to see our many wonderful dogs available for adoption at the Seattle Beagle Rescue.
If someone tugs at your heart and you would like to meet him or her, please fill out an Adoption Application by clicking on the link below.