Welcome to Beagles to the Rescue!

About Us

We are Beagles to the Rescue a non-profit animal rescue located in Chesapeake, VA. BTTR was founded in 2008 and has placed over 1,000 dogs and counting since then.

Our beagles come from shelters, hunt clubs, stray pickups, and families across south eastern Virginia and north eastern North Carolina. We are a no-kill organization placing dogs as indoor pets in a home that matches them perfectly. 

We are a 100% volunteer run organization and we are funded solely by donations.

We are not a traditional brick and mortar shelter, our dogs live in foster homes or at an open boarding kennel (think giant dog park). The kennel has acres of fenced in grassy fields for the dogs to run and play on while searching for a new home.

How to Adopt One of the 4,000 Beagles

 You may have heard about the 4,000 beagles from a breeding facility that was closed in Cumberland, VA. We have had tons of calls and emails about these dogs. These dogs are not at BTTR and we will not be receiving any of them. The Humane Society of the United States is handling placing all of the dogs in rescues all across the country. of  The dogs will be adopted from individual rescues and the adoption requirements will vary from group to group. Many of these organizations 10-20 applications for each dog or have people on a waiting list.  Please consider the thousands of beagles not from this facility that are being overlooked in rural shelters desperately in need of homes. Below are several links to help find a beagle in your area. 

Here are some organizations within a few hours of BTTR that have some of the Envigo beagles

Homes Fur Hounds, Williamsburg, VA

Virginia Beach SPCA, Virginia Beach, VA

Richmond Animal Care & Control, Richmond, VA

Triangle Beagle Rescue, Raleigh, NC

Homeward Tails Rescue, Fairfax, VA

To see the national list of rescues and shelters and updates check out the HSUS's website below. 


CHECK OUR OUR FACEBOOK PAGE! Our Facebook Page has the most up to date information on adoptable dogs, new arrivals, puppies, and whats going on behaind the scenes.

Looking to Adopt a Beagle?

Adopting a BTTR Beagle

BTTR is a small rescue run by volunteers. We usually only have a few dogs at a time and we focus on getting to know each dog and matching them with the perfect home.

We also keep a "Looking for Dogs" list for people searching for a new pet. If BTTR doesn't have a match fill out a Pet Match Form to be added to our list. Many of our dogs get adopted off this list before ever making our website.