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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.

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Kody

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We hope to reach as many people as possible with this message. We need your help with Kody, a dog we have had in care for a very long time now. We are facing a couple of challenges with him, and while we do believe in him in the long-term, we are struggling to find what he needs in order for us to help get him into a proper home environment. We hate having to put out a message like this, but it’s become apparent that we need to try something different for Kody.

We have really struggled with this boy – he believe in him, but we’ve come to know that we don’t have the skills or setup within our current organisation to help him the best way he needs. Many rescue organisations in the state are struggling at the moment with a huge number of animals being surrendered. We understand that everyone is under pressure. But we also can’t continue on without trying something new for Kody, nothing changes if nothing changes.

So, what’s the ask? Well, it’s 2-fold – we need a carer for Kody, and we need some fundraising for him.

Ideally, we’d like to find Kody the right foster carer so that we can reintegrate him into a home environment before finding his forever home. To be honest, trying to reintegrate him directly from where he is now is going to be a hard ask for even the most resilient family and we’re not sure it’s a fair ask of him or them.

Being comfortable with the people and the environment he’s in, Kody has been weaned off the anxiety medication he was previously on. To be honest though, he would need to go back on it in order to be moved. It’s also possible the medications may need to be tweaked to ensure he’s on the right ones – but we cannot know entirely until we get him somewhere stable to properly assess him.

We may be looking for a unicorn, but ideally Kody needs someone with some training and behaviour experience. He’s going to be a rough ride for a little while. The good news is that all our experience with him says that if you can stick it out through the initial period he comes good as a lovely and loving boy. 

Kody is a big dog – his healthy weight range is in the high 20kgs. If we’re honest, we do not have the carers or adoptive families within our network to really handle a boy of this size. While he has some beagle-like looks and some of his traits are beagle-like, we think he needs a ‘big dog’ person, rather than a ‘beagle’ person.

Kody is dog social, but he’s got a history of anxiety and lacks some confidence. He may be happiest as an only dog so he doesn’t have to share the affection and safety of his people, but he may be able to live with another dog who is calm and confident, and a handler who can manage the integration of a dog that may need some further work on living full time with others. Given his size and penchant for ‘zooming’ and jumping/mouthing when over-excited, he needs an adult-only home. 

 Kody can be vocal when he’s stressed. While he has never looked to jump a fence in kennels, he has made it over a 6-foot colorbond fence when in a state of high arousal. He is likely to be best suited to a more rural or remote setting – the hustle and bustle of the inner city, or noise of close neighbours is alarming to him as he is used to the more quiet and relaxed environment where the kennels are situated.

As many of you may know, we have had Kody in care for over 18 months. Due to a combination of circumstances, he’s spent almost the entire time he’s been with us being cared for in kennels. We’ve had Christmas times and lockdowns combine to create large chunks of time where we were not really able to do much to get Kody moved into a new environment. 

He is well loved by those who care for him and to be honest he loves them back. He gets some training, some special trips out to the beach, play time with other dogs and when it’s quiet he’s able to come and go to the exercise yard at his leisure. 

The reality is though that the cost of kennelling him is significant for a small organisation like ours, and if we need to continue to house him in such an arrangement, we need to do some fundraising to help us cover those costs. We are a registered charity, so any donations above $2 are tax deductible. We also have the ability for people to create an automatic regular donation through PayPal (or you can schedule it through your internet banking platform). We are also registered on the Benevity platform for payroll giving and matching through your employer, where available

If you think you can help at all, please get in touch. At this stage, we are not looking for someone to adopt Kody, we are looking for a carer for him.

If you think you can offer foster care for Kody, please complete the form here and we will be in touch to chat further: https://beaglerescuensw.org.au/apply-to-become-a-volunteer/

To donate, please click ‘Donate’ at the top of the page. If you’d like to set up a donation via direct bank deposit, please contact us at treasurer@beaglesrescuensw.org.au so we can provide details and set up to send you a tax receipt.

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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