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.
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’s ideal home will:
- Have no other dogs or other pets
- Be an adult only household (preferably female only), no young children
- Be in a rural/regional setting – not in the inner city
- Have secure fencing – at least in part if on acreage
- Be experienced dog owners
Kody has been in care with BRN since Christmas 2020 and is being cared for in kennels as we have been unable to find an in-home carer with the right set up for him. Kody has been assessed by a qualified trainer and deemed suitable for rehoming.
Kody has previously been medicated for anxiety, however has been weaned off his medication once comfortable in the setting he’s in. We believe this demonstrates that in the right environment, where he can feel safe and secure, Kody is able to manage without medication on an ongoing basis.
Kody forms strong bonds with people and is best suited to a household where he doesn’t have to compete with others for his favourite humans’ attention. Kody is ‘dog social’ in terms of play sessions, but finds the full time company of other dogs overwhelming. Thus, he needs to be the only dog in the house.
Kody feels most at ease in an environment with predictability and routine, and would suit a quiet household in a quiet area.
As a young dog still, Kody has plenty of energy and he does like to play and run, so some room to move would be great for him.
Kody has been responding well to the training he has been receiving (our thanks to the staff at the boarding kennels for the work they have been doing with him). He walks well on his harness, but will still pull if walked on a collar only. Kody still has a tendency to jump up on people when he is excited and will need to keep working on that. Kody loves to swim in the dam. Please bear in mind that Kody does not recall well and will need to be an on-lead dog if in unsecured areas.
Kody needs someone he can bond with and attach to, who will give him boundaries and teach him what’s expected of him. Kody’s people need to have the time to hang out with him and be committed to spending time on his training and confidence building.
Kody has ‘character’ and is ‘loved’ by the staff. Kody is a complicated dog, and having spent so much time in kennels (including through months of lockdown) he will find adjusting back to home life stressful at the outset. We do believe that he is, at heart, a good dog. As a rescue, we are committed to supporting Kody’s future family and will provide any and all support we can. We have been very specific about Kody’s requirements and these elements are not negotiable for him. We are more than happy to discuss Kody’s needs and background in further detail with potential applicants for him. Kody deserves his own home, the sooner the better, but it must also be the right home.
If you think you may be able to tick all the boxes for Kody’s ideal home, please complete an application form (see contact section) and we will be in touch.
Microchip #: 953 010 004 174 389
Adoption fee: $350
Current location: NSW mid South Coast
Age/DOB: 2 years, 3 mo / 14-10-2019
Sex: Male (desexed)
Last Vaccinated: December 2021
Heartworm/flea/tick/worming: Yes – NexGard Spectra
Health: No known issues
House Trained: Kody was previously house trained, he will need a refresher
Allowed Indoors: Kody was previously allowed indoors, he will need a refresher
Usually sleeps: Previously crate trained, will need a refresher
Size: Kody is a large dog. We do not know what he crossed with, but he weighs over 25kg and is not overweight. Kody displays many Beagley traits (he loves to follow his nose!).
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. Please note that having spent so long in a very structured environment, Kody is going to find the initial period in a new home scary. We expect him to take at least a couple of weeks to settle in and become comfortable with where he is. These first weeks won’t be easy for anyone. We firmly believe that with perseverance and patience, Kody will form strong bonds and feel comfortable with the right people in the right environment.
Beagle X (other breed unknown)
We are currently taking some extra time to work with Archie before looking to place him in his forever home.
Microchip #: 900 164 001 939 344
Adoption Fee: $350
Current location: Kingsgrove NSW 2208
Age/DOB: 1 yr 8 mo / 10-04-2020
Sex: Male (desexed)
Last Vaccinated: July 2021
Heartworm/flea/tick/worming: Yes – Elanco
Health: No known issues
House Trained: Toilet trained, but still has work to do on being inside the house (he tends to find things to chew on after being in the house for a while)
Allowed Indoors: Supervised – highly active and will chew on things after a while. More work to do here.
Usually sleeps: Laundry / indoors – with nothing available in reach to chew. Previously slept outside in a kennel.
Temperament: Archie struggles a bit when left on his own. It is possible that having another friendly canine (with similar energy level to him) may help with this. He’d also prefer to have his humans home with him most of the time.=
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. May benefit from a canine companion at home with him of similar size and energy levels
Training: He has learnt some basic obedience commands but requires a family that can devote time to provide further training
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 [enquiries paused] . 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.
Microchip #: 953 010 002 749 060
Rehoming Fee: $300. Simba will come with his crate
Current location: Thurgoona NSW 2640
Age/DOB: 3 years 6 months / 06-07-2018
Sex: Male (desexed)
Last Vaccinated: > 2 years ago
Heartworm/flea/tick/worming: Yes – Advocate
Health: No known issues
House Trained: Yes
Allowed Indoors: No. Was allowed indoors in previous home
Usually sleeps: Outside in a covered crate, which he likes. We would supply this crate to a new owner. He is crate trained very well.
Temperament: Simba does not get on well with other dogs, this a main reason we can’t continue to have him too much longer. We also live in a house with a yard that backs on a reserve with a wire fence. Simba sees every person and dog that walks past and unfortunately barks at many of them. He recently was cared for in a more private backyard and barked far less. Also, we don’t allow dogs inside but Simba’s previous owners did and the recent carer did also and it suited him very well. He is clearly house trained and did not have any accidents instead at all. He also doesn’t like having his nails clipped and will nip at you if you try
Used to cats: No
Used to children: Yes – 8, 10, 12 16 years old
Other dogs: He does not get on with our other dog well and when our other dog wants to play Simba does not. The recent carer of our dog said the same thing in regards to her dogs. Simba would not share the lounge with the carers dog either. So he’d be best without other dogs I think….
Training: When we first got Simba we took him to a dog training school, to learn following directions and getting on with other dogs. The latter did not seem to work well
We adopted Simba from his previous owners when we was about 18 months old. The previous owner had him inside and that suits him well. He would do well in a yard where he can’t see other people walk by and without other dogs.
To learn more about Simba or to offer him a new home, please contact his owner BRAD on 0450 246 256. Simba is a private rehoming, he will stay with his family while looking for his new home, they will field all enquiries and make all decisions regarding his new home.
Please note that as a private rehoming, we know only what Simba’s owner has told us. He is not in care with Beagle Rescue NSW and we have not assessed him. Simba’s owner will field all enquiries and make all decisions regarding his new home. Once Simba’s new home is chosen, his current and new owners will need to complete and sign a Form C3A together, then lodge the completed form with council (no cost) to transfer his ownership details. Alternatively, ownership can be transferred online via the NSW Pet Registry – this requires both owners to create a profile, the current owners to ‘claim’ the dog, then transfer them to the new owners, who will need to ‘accept’ the dog.
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.
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.