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Adopt a Beagle

This page lists dogs currently looking for their new home, who are either in foster care with Beagle Rescue NSW, or who are offered for Private Rehoming by their current owner. Beagle Rescue NSW does not place time limits on the dogs in foster care with us.

Dogs for adoption

BRN facilitates the rehoming of dogs in one of two ways:

 

Dogs in foster care

These are beagles who have come into care with us and are currently living with one of our amazing volunteer foster carers. We spend some time getting to know them before embarking on the search for their new homes. All our foster dogs are vet checked for general health and, if needed, brought up to date with vaccinations, flea/tick and heartworm medications. We’ll also ensure we carry out any vet work for specific ailments if needed. We will also ensure any dogs not already spayed or neutered are desexed before they leave our care.
Beagles in foster care are adopted via an application process. Applications are collected and assessed to try and match the individual dog to the applicant we think they are best suited to. This gives our beagles the greatest chance of success in their new home. All beagles in foster care are adopted on a 30-day trial basis – this gives the beagle and their new adoptive family an opportunity to really get to know each other. If at any point during the trial period, the family feels it’s not going to work out, they just need to let us know and arrange for the beagle to be returned to their foster carer. It’s ok if that happens, sometimes, things just don’t work out the way everyone hoped. We know that each dog’s perfect match is out there, and we are committed to finding them.

Assisted Rehoming

These are beagles who will stay in the care of their current owners until they find their new home. The current owners field enquiries from potential new families and make all decisions regarding their Beagle’s new home. BRN advertises these beagles to our many followers to help connect the beagle in need with those looking to add a beagle to their family. As these dogs are not in our care and we haven’t assessed them, BRN is entirely reliant on the information provided by the dog’s current owner. BRN’s policy is that any dog listed for rehoming must be desexed before listing, and must be registered in the name of the person requesting the rehoming.

Beagle X (other breed unknown)

Kody

PR002-2021 Loki Jan 2021
PR003-2021 Cali Jan 2021

Microchip #: 953 010 004 174 389

Adoption fee: $350

Current location: TBA

Age/DOB: 1 year 9 mo / 14-10-2019

Sex: Male (desexed)

Colour: Tri-colour

Last Vaccinated: October 2020

Heartworm/flea/tick/worming: Yes

Health: No known issues

House Trained: Yes

Allowed Indoors: Yes

Usually sleeps: Previously crate trained, may need a refresher

Background: Kody was surrendered to us at the end of 2020 due to a sudden change in circumstances for his owner. While he was initially placed in in-home foster care, it became apparent that we did not have an available carer with the capability to manage his behaviour and as a result he is currently being cared for in kennels. We do not know what other breed(s) Kody is crossed with, but he is a larger dog (c.20-25kg).

Temperament:

Kody has a number of positive qualities – he is personable and well-liked by both the humans he interacts with. He learns easily and wants to please, so should take to further training well. He is playful and affectionate.

There are also some elements of Kody’s personality that make him a more challenging dog – he is currently on medication for anxiety. We are unsure at this stage if he will need to be on medication longer term. He becomes excited easily and takes some time to settle down (this includes jumping on people when he meets them). Kody can also become over-excited in situations where there is a larger number of dogs or where he is in the company of other dogs for long periods of time.

Kody will need further training in basic manners, lead walking, resource guarding and manners around food. His new owners will need to devote considerable time to his training. Kody will need help to learn healthy ways in which to expend his energy and may do well in sports such as NoseWork or Rally Obedience. Kody does pick things up quickly and seems eager to please, so he may take to training well.

Kody is not the dog for everyone, but we believe he has great potential in the hands of the right person. We have been very specific about the requirements for his new home, because  he is still a young dog with a lot of promise and in the right home we feel he will do very well. He needs someone who has the time and patience to help him grow and develop into the best dog he can be. BRN will be available to support his new owner as much as possible. Given Kody’s tendencies towards anxiety and over-stimulation, he is best suited to a quiet ‘rural’ home – this gives him both a quiet and relaxed environment in which to learn, but also the space to use his considerable bursts of energy. Kody will not be rehomed to the inner city.

Kody’s new home will need to be an all adult household – he is not suited to a house with children. Kody finds confidence in routine, so his new home needs to be stable and quiet, with routines he can predict.

Kody needs a home where he is the only dog in residence. He is dog social, however he becomes overwhelmed in the constant company of other dogs and at this stage needs to have his humans to himself at home.

Kody has not been tested with cats, however we feel it is best if his new home does not have feline or other pocket pet residents.

Kody is a relatively large boy and has a tendency to ‘zoom’ at random. Kody’s owner will also need to be able to manage his size in situations where he becomes over-excited – being handled, walking on lead, around other dogs and in new situations, for example.

Kody may need ongoing support from a vet with a special interest in behaviour, a veterinary behaviourist and a qualified dog behavioural trainer. 

Further Information: Kody is not the dog for everyone, but we believe he has great potential in the hands of the right person. We have been very specific about the requirements for his new home, because  he is still a young dog with a lot of promise and in the right home we feel he will do very well. He needs someone who is experienced and has the time and patience to help him grow and develop into the best dog he can be. BRN will be available to support his new owner as much as possible.

If after reading all of this, you believe yours fits the mould for Kody’s ideal new home, please first submit an Application Form – the more detail you provide us in the form, the better. We will assess all applications submitted and contact those we feel may be a good fit for Kody to discuss his needs and your home further. 

Kody will also have an extended trial period, to ensure everyone is comfortable with the suitability of his new home.

Beagle X (other breed unknown)

Archie

Archie F004-2021
Maxie PR022-2021 #2

Microchip #: 900 164 001 939 344

Adoption Fee: $350

Current location: North Rocks NSW 2151

Age/DOB: 1 yr 1 mo / 10-04-2020

Sex: Male (desexed)

Colour: Tri-colour

Last Vaccinated: July 2020

Heartworm/flea/tick/worming: Yes – Elanco

Health: No known issues

House Trained: No

Allowed Indoors: Supervised – highly active

Usually sleeps: Laundry / indoors – with nothing available in reach to chew. Previously slept outside in a kennel.

Temperament: No known issues

Used to cats: No

Used to children: Yes – given his size, strength and energy level, he is best suited to a family with older children/teens

Other dogs: He likes other dogs, but can be too exuberant when interacting with smaller dogs, therefore would suit a home with either no other dogs, or another larger breed

Training: He has learnt some basic obedience commands but requires a family that can devote time to provide further training

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We do not know what other breed Archie is crossed with, but it is definitely something tall. He is quite a bit larger than an average purebred beagle. 

Archie is not your typical cuddly puppy. Rather, he loves to chase balls and keep active. He likes to dig and chew everything as most puppies do. Archie becomes excited easily and can jump on people when he meets them. He travels well in the car.

Archie would suit an active family who do not leave him alone for extended periods. He would not suit a household with absent workers, as he tends to bark when left alone for long periods. Due to his size, strength and energy level, he would suit a family with older children/teens, as he is very strong on a lead. He has not been tested with cats. He currently spends most of the day outdoors and comes inside to sleep.

To learn more about Archie and to introduce yourself, please contact his foster carer ANNA on 0423 271 808. Please bear in mind that our carers are also volunteers – they have jobs, families, households and pets to manage – you may need to leave a message for them to call you back. Please be patient.

As usual for any dog in foster care, anyone interested in adopting Archie must also submit an Application Form. An application is not binding it helps us to assess each potential family to help us find Archie’s perfect match.

All applications will be assessed, following which a meet and greet will be arranged with Archie’s potential new family. Please note it’s important as many members of the household attend the meeting as possible. It is essential that our foster dogs meet any other dogs in the family at the meet and greet.

We do not operate on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. All our beagles are individually matched to their new families to try and achieve the best chance of success in their new home. All our foster beagles go to their new homes on a 30 day trial basis to allow everyone to get to know each other better. If, for any reason, during that period it looks like it won’t work out (hey, it happens, and that’s ok), BRN must be notified and the beagle returned to their foster carer.

If your application is not successful, please don’t feel that means we don’t think yours is a great home for one of our foster beagles. It merely means that in this instance, we felt there was a stronger ‘match’ in another applicant.

Beagle

Wicket

PR031-2021 Wicket
PR031-2021 Wicket

Microchip #: 991 001 001 525 162

Current location: Collaroy NSW 2067

Age/DOB: Approx. 4-5 years

Sex: Male (desexed)

Colour: Tri-colour

Last Vaccinated: 20 September 2021

Heartworm/flea/tick/worming: Yes

Health: No known issues

House Trained: Yes

Allowed Indoors: Yes

Usually sleeps: In his crate, indoors. He loves his crate, and knows he gets treats there. He is trained to stay in there while we’re eating as well – otherwise he would love to sneak food from the table.

Temperament: When Wicket was a young dog he was attacked by another dog in a boarding kennel. Prior to that he was a lovely socially active boy. From that experience, he developed a profound fear of other dogs. After the incident at the boarding kennel we worked extensively with a behavioural trainer (specialises in beagles, and other docs with fear issues) over the last two years and had a lot of success in our previous home. In our new home there are dogs surrounding us and constantly passing our small yard – many are off leash. His behaviour has deteriorated so fast. He’s miserable and beside himself with anxiety most of the time. We are constantly concerned that he will be engaged in an incident with a dog, and we’re worried that this path will lead to him having to be euthanised. We are still trying to employ the techniques and management strategies that worked in our previous home (including behavioural modification training, Adaptil and Thundershirts) and we have started him on anti-anxiety medication (Lovan). He is responding well to the Lovan, and it makes him easier to soothe, but he still demonstrates very noticeable anxiety every time he goes out for a walk or a comfort break

Used to cats: Yes

Used to children: Kids now 12-16, but he has had regular contact with kids from age 7 (and occasionally with younger kids). He is good with kids

Other dogs: We have a Shih Tzu and they are great friends. He can be with other dogs he knows and is gently and politely introduced to on neutral ground. His undesirable behaviour is only directed at strange dogs and those that come up on him suddenly. He particularly reacts to kelpies, staffies and bulldogs and some labradors, and will yelp and bark loudly. He is far more worried when dogs are off leash (and in our area – lots are left off leash). He will bark at any strange dog. He doesn’t display any aggression to humans – including the human holding the leash, even when he is very upset. He’s fine with cats (he might be inclined to give a curious sniff, but cats usually sort that out fairly fast)

Training: He has had extensive training to walk to “heel”, “sit”, “down”, “look”, “wait” (which means wait for a treat and focus on us – we use to try to keep his attention away from a passing dog, in combination with very tempting treats), “back” (to remind him you go through doors or gates first), “no” or “ah-ah”, “yes” (encouragement or acknowledgement that he can eat the treat you’re holding in front of him) , “stay” (not quite so good, but improving), he’s getting pretty good with “go pee” and “find your spot” (#2), “into bed” (he doesn’t need much encouragement – he loves his crate or a snuggly dog bed) and “leave it” (come) – although that doesn’t work if there is another dog or an alternative food source. We are currently teaching him “away”, as we walk him calmly away from a dog he has reacted to. He does need treats to reinforce compliance – without them, he is less reliable with commands if there is some distraction. After the behavioural issues started – we sent him to a behavioural trainer who specialises in dogs (particularly beagles) with fear aggression problems. He requires us to use a special collar with Wicket, to ensure we can never lose control of him – and he recognises it as his “working” collar (with a regular collar he thinks it is just playtime, and won’t respond as well to commands). We have had a lot of success employing the techniques the trainer taught us but Wicket is just too overwhelmed in our current house to get him focused on us. He is very food motivated, and in a quieter environment, is very quick to learn new commands when a treat is offered. He absolutely loves his training sessions, if we can find a space without interruption from passing dogs

We have recently moved suburb into a house that fronts a very busy dog walking path. We face dogs everywhere when we leave the house. We cannot get him outside of our gate without an altercation with another dog and each bad experience is reinforcing his reasons to react to other dogs. He is a very active boy and we are struggling to exercise him as there is no space nearby without dogs. We feel his inability to exercise is exacerbating his behaviour. He is constantly aroused and unsettled. He is a much loved boy – but he is becoming so unhappy.

Wicket is a gorgeous tricolour boy – he’s very pretty, and we’ve kept his weight under careful control, so he is fit and healthy. He’s adorable, affectionate and gentle with everything other than a strange dog. He would thrive somewhere with more space and fewer dogs but here he is melting down. He’d do really well in a farm or a quiet semi-rural area. He is wonderful with children – especially older kids who enjoy a dog who loves to run, and he loves cuddles. He will woof when he sees a stranger, but then fawns all over them as soon as they come close and offer a pat. This is breaking my heart but I don’t know what else to do. Wicket deserves to be happy and he’s just miserable here.

To learn more about Wicket please contact his owner SHANNON on 0428 894 002. Shannon will field all enquiries and make all decisions regarding Wicket’s new home.

 As a private rehoming, we know only what Wicket’s owner has told us. He is not in care with Beagle Rescue NSW and we have not assessed him. Wicket’s current owner will field all enquiries and make all decisions regarding his new home.

ˆOnce Wicket’s new family has been chosen, his current and new owner will need to complete a C3A form to transfer his ownership (both need to sign the same form) and submit to council to have ownership transferred (no cost). Alternatively, transfer of ownership may be completed online via the NSW Pet Registry (with both parties creating an account, Wicket’s current owner ‘claiming’ him and then transferring him to his new owner, who must ‘accept’ him). 

Hi Future Owner!

Welcoming a new member of the family is an exciting time for everyone. Please remember though, that for the dogs, it can also be a scary and anxious time. They leave behind everything they’ve known so far to go to a new place with strange people, strange dogs, strange sights and smells. It may take them a little while to settle in.

While each dog is an individual, generally try to remember the ‘Rule of 3’ when welcoming a new dog into your home:

  • In the first 3 days your new dog may be feeling overwhelmed; may be scared and unsure of what’s going on; may not be comfortable enough to be ‘themselves’; may shut down and want to curl up in their crate or hide under a table; and may test some boundaries.

  • After 3 weeks your new dog should be starting to settle in; they are feeling more comfortable; they are realising this could possibly be their forever home; they have figured out their environment; they are getting into a routine; they let their guard down and may start showing their true personality; and any behaviour issues may start to emerge.

  • After 3 months your new dog should be completely comfortable in their new home; should be building trust and a new bond with their family; should have gained a complete sense of security with their new family; and should be set in a routine.

Source: Rescue Dogs 101

 

Give your new dog space and time to work at their own pace during this initial settling in period.

 

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