The Beagle Club of Queensland Inc. operates a rehoming service. This program relocates Beagles that are unable to be kept in their current environment to a new home.
What dogs does the club rehome?
As we are affiliated with Dogs Queensland, the Beagle Club of Queensland’s rehoming program will care for and relocate any purebred Beagle in Queensland that needs a new home. Evidence that the beagle is a purebred must be provided.
If you have a Beagle that needs rescuing, complete our Rehoming Request form.
What does the club do?
Depending on the circumstances, the club will either act as broker for the previous and new owners or will take the Beagle into foster care until a new owner can be found.
If the Beagle has a current owner, the club will act as a broker to locate a suitable home for the Beagle. The club will match the details of the Beagle to those of a person on their list looking for an older Beagle and put the to parties in contact with each other.
Fostering and caring
If the Beagle is from the pound or the RSPCA, the club will take the Beagle into care, get the dog into a suitable condition for sale, which includes having the dog desexed where necessary, wormed, vaccinated and examined by a Vet. These Beagles will then be sold to a suitable owner at a minimal cost to recover expenses.
Finding a new owner
The club often gets enquiries from families that would like to own a Beagle but do not want a young puppy. The club endeavours to locate a suitable older dog for the family. In some cases the club knows of a suitable dog and can place the Beagle in their new home. Other times the family may need to wait until a suitable Beagle is found. People interested in rescuing a beagle can complete the Offer to Rehome form.
Why get an older dog?
There are several advantages of getting an older dog over a puppy
- You get what you see . Young puppies can change quite considerably from 8 weeks to adult. Older dogs are usually either fully grown or close to being fully grown. Their size, colour and structure will remain largely unchanged.
- No puppy problems . Many people love raising a Beagle from a very early age but owning a puppy is more demanding than owning an older dog. Toilet training, lead training and general obedience, teething and general puppy behaviour are all things that a new puppy owner will need to work at. These may not be needed for an older dog.
- Less feeding . Some people may not realise that it is easier to feed older Beagles than young puppies. Puppies need to be fed at least three times a day until they are six months of age and at least twice a day until they are adult. Older dogs need only one meal a day.
There have been many successful rescues by the Beagle club over the years. Here are a few.
- A family had to move to a smaller home due to personal reasons. They owned a nine year old Beagle and were unable to take pets to the new residence. Their only alternative was to find a new home or have the Beagle put down. The Beagle Club of Queensland put the family in touch with a person who was looking for company for his old German Shepherd. The Beagle is now living in the new home with his new family after being saved from almost certain death.
- A single man owned two Beagles. One of the Beagles became very ill and died as a result. The remaining Beagle became very depressed. The club was able to locate an ex show dog looking for a new home. The two Beagle are now living happily together.
- A Beagle was found roaming the streets over the Christmas holidays. It was picked up by a resident who contacted the Beagle Club of Queensland. The Beagle was taken into care. After extensive attempts to locate the owner through local pounds, Vets, RSPCA and councils, a new home was found for the Beagle who would have otherwise been taken to the pound and perhaps put down with many other dogs that are found over the Christmas break.
- A Beagle was saved from a cruel home environment by the RSPCA. The Beagle Club was notified of the situation and took the eight month old puppy into care. The puppy was in poor condition and required socialisation, Vet care and above all, a loving environment. The puppy is now living in a good home with a loving family.
How help to rehome a Beagle?
Before you contact the club to rehome a Beagle, you need to think about a few things. You need to make sure your house is appropriate for a Beagle. A good secure fence, a loving family with lots of time to give attention and exercise to your new family member are a must. You also need to think about the following things:
- Do I want a boy or girl Beagle?
- What colour Beagle would I like?
- How old can the Beagle be that am I prepared to bring home?
- Do I want a desexed Beagle or am I prepared to have the Beagle desexed?
Once you have thought about these questions go to our Current Beagles for Rehoming Beagles page to find out about beagles that currently need rehoming or contact the Beagle Club of Queensland Beagle Rehoming Service at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.