|First of all, are you sure you want
to give up your Beagle? People give up their dogs for many,
many reasons, but often there are better solutions, such as
training and education. Please read the articles and
links on the right before you make that decision.
If you're still sure that giving up your Beagle
is the only solution, we can offer assistance. We ask that you continue to keep your
dog while we help find a home for your pet.
Although we do take owner-surrenders into foster care, our
main focus is on the shelter dogs, who are slated for
Please, do not advertise your pet "free to a good home."
This will rarely result in finding an appropriate home for
your hound and might even result in sending the dog off to
some very unscrupulous people. HBHR can help you with
pointers on effective screening of potential adopters.
HBHR cannot list a dog as available for adoption unless/until
the dog is spayed or neutered. We will gladly arrange for the
surgery and will PAY FOR IT if you will take the dog to one of
our approved vet clinics! In fact, we are happy to help with
the spay/neuter even if you later decide to keep the dog. A
dog which has been altered is a healthier and better pet!
If you cannot afford to keep your dog due to health or wefare reasons, we may be able to assist you with that situation as well.
Due to limited foster space, we are usually unable to
take in a new dog on just a day's notice. We do not have a
shelter facility, but rather we rely on foster homes to
care for the dogs until adoption. We appreciate your
patience and understanding in holding onto the dog until
we can find an appropriate home.
Of course, a donation to our organization is very helpful
because we may need to board the dog for a period of time
until a foster home is located, plus the dog may require
additional vet care before adoption. A donation is not
"Giving Up Your Dog"
"Can We Help You Keep Your Pet" on Wonderpuppy Site.
Could You" - An essay written in the eyes of an
unwanted dog. Written by Jim Willis -
Statistics on shelter animals
on National Council on
Pet Population Study and Policy
For getting your dog accepted into HBHR:
STEP 1: send digital photos of the dog
along with as much info as possible including the
height of the dog (from top of shoulder to floor),
age, sex, name, weight, spay/neuter status,
characteristics and special needs of the dog, etc.
Also please be sure to include your location and contact information.
STEP 2: Fax or email any vaccine and health
records on the dog to our secretary, or ask your vet
to do it. Please request the fax number via email to
the "info" contact link above.