Getting a dog is a big decision.
When it comes to adopting a beagle
there are some things you need to know.
My husband and I got our first beagle
when we were first married.
I decided after my beagle
Hunter passed away, that the next beagle I got would
That’s how we got our beagle Candy. We originally named her Sheba, but changed it,
because Candy suited her personality so well. There are some things you need to ask
before you adopt.
Ask about the animal’s background if it’s not clear from the cage card. Did the pet arrive as a stray or was she given up by her previous owner? If so, why? How long has the animal been at the shelter?
Medical and/or behavioral assessments
Shelters continue to raise the bar in terms of their testing and vaccination protocols, as well as their behavior modification programs to make animals more adoptable. Inquire about any medical or behavioral evaluations and make sure you understand what type of treatment is required for any problems that have been identified. In addition, you may want to ask about the animal’s behavior at the shelter and how it may be similar to or different from what you can expect at home.
Things to Consider Before You adopt your Beagle
1. Are you ready to have a dog in your life? This will require a lifelong commitment
to your new beagle. Get to know this new beagle. Be patient, this is a new home,
and a new beginning for both of you. Get a professional trainer to help you
build a very good bond and trust with each other.
2. Do you have a good place to live? Beagles can live in apartments some
places have restrictions on the breeds you can have. Beagles are known to howl,
when left alone.
3. IF your going on a trip do you have someone who can watch your Beagle? Do you have
a suitable pet sitter, for your beagle. It has to be someone you can trust. If something
serious happens, they can take your beagle to your vet, walk them, and give them the care
they need while you are away.
4.Are you a responsible pet owner? If your beagle needs medical care,
or has some past behavioral issues, due to maybe neglect or abuse, are you
prepared to help them? They may need professional dog training or medical care.
You have to be prepared to make a lifelong commitment to your new companion.
Tips from Your Dog Guru Picking the Perfect Dog to Adopt
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What you will get out of it?
You will be rescuing a beagle, and giving them
a new lease on life. Its a wonderful experience, to adopt
a beagle. When we adopted Candy, we found a good companion
for our family.
She is happy to see us, loves to go for walks, and
great to snuggle with, for family TV Night. We all
have to build trust with her. When we first got her,
the other beagle she was with, had hurt her. He was very
Her owners had neglected her and given favor to the other
dogs in the house. Encouraging the other dogs to attack her.
This was her history. She needed attention, and a calm
balanced family. This is what we gave her.
I’m happy to say that, she had a good Christmas, and
gave use some fun laughs. She got out, one day.
We had built trust with her, and when we called her
she came back to us. and didn’t run off.
Ask the right questions, and look for the right beagle,
and you won’t be sorry when you adopt. Its a very rewarding
In addition we recommend reading, Bow_Wows-Of Holly a Novella about the life changing role, a rescued beagle can have in your life. This book benefits many dog rescue groups,
but especially the Beagle Freedom Project
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