Adopting a BTTR Beagle

Want to meet one of the dogs of Beagles to the Rescue? Wondering what our visiting hours are? We are not your traditional shelter so we don’t have set visiting hours. There is someone here 24 hours, a day 7 days a week, 365 days a year making sure things run smoothly, this allows us to be flexible in scheduling meet and greets with potential adopters. However, we do ask they everyone makes an appointment before coming out to make sure that we can have someone available to answer any questions you may have about the dog you are interested in adopting. You are welcome to bring your other dog to make sure that they will get along, again just give us a heads up so we can make sure we have a quiet place available for them to play. If you are interested in meeting a BTTR dog please email us at or give us a call at 850-380-3891. For info on our adoption fees and adoption perks see the the tab off our adoption application

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If your interested in adopting a BTTR beagle check out our Adoption Policies and info about Puppy Adoption below.

If you don't see a dog that looks like a good match send us an email or Adoption Inquiry with the gender, age, and any personality traits you are looking for. Email

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Adoption Policies

  1. Beagles will be placed with adults to be kept as companion animals, not as guard or hunting dogs. They are to be accepted as family members and must receive proper nourishment, medical care and attention.
  2. All beagles will be neutered or spayed prior to adoption without exception. Dogs too young or not healthy enough to be spayed or neutered will be placed in homes on a “foster to adopt” basis until spay or neuter
  3. We discourage the adoption of puppies to homes with children under the age of 4 because of the nipping and chewing tendencies of puppies
  4. Young puppies will need someone able to come let it out during the middle of the day. This can include a dog walker, or doggie daycare.
  5. A fenced yard is a requirement for adoption because it protects the dog from roaming. BTTR can make exceptions depending on the beagle you’re considering to adopt. Dogs should never be left unattended for extended periods even in a fenced in areas.
  6. An invisible fence does not qualify as adequate containment for most beagles. BTTR can make exceptions depending on the beagle you’re considering to adopt.
  7. Chaining or tethering is not permitted. Dogs will not be placed in homes where they will be allowed to roam unsecured. Beagles must remain leashed at all times while outside the home, except in a secure, fenced-in areas.
  8. Adopters must be at least 18 years of age. All adults in the household must agree to the selection of the chosen beagle: including parents, relatives, roommates, etc.
  9. Adopters must be at least 18 years of age. All adults in the household must agree to the selection of the chosen beagle: including parents, relatives, roommates, etc.
  10. Beagles cannot be adopted as gifts. Beagles shall not be given away or sold to another individual. They must be returned to BTTR if the adopter can no longer care for the beagle properly, without requesting a fee. The adopter will receive a refund of the adoption fee if they surrender the dog to BTTR within the given trial period of the adoption (generally 7 days).
  11. All beagles must have collars with owner identification tags, rabies and license tags. If your beagle is lost, a tag may be the only way to have him/her returned to you.
  12. All BTTR beagles will have a microchip inserted. The microchip with be registered by BTTR; however, the adopter is responsible for keeping the information up-to-date and for any fees associated with updating
  13. Currently owned animals should be up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed and neutered and on heartworm prevention (Unless a medical condition prevents doing so). Your veterinarian will be contacted to verify your pet's health record.
  14. A BTTR representative will make arrangements to come to your home and complete a yard check to ensure your fencing is beagle proof
  15. All future veterinary care, including but not limited to vaccinations, city/county licenses, injures, and any genetic/pre-existing conditions are the responsibility of the adopter unless pre-arranged with BTTR.

Puppy Adoptions

Adopting a puppy from BTTR
Here at BTTR we don't breed beagles but we do occasionally get pregnant beagles or beagle mixes from animal control or sometimes individual puppies from owners who can no longer keep them. However as is often the case with rescue dogs we don’t usually know the parentage of the puppies we have. Many hound puppies (such as Beagles, Treeing Walker Coonhounds
and Foxhounds) look very similar in size and coloration from birth to around 4 months old. What this means is we can’t guarantee the size of a puppy, how the puppy will look as an adult, and any personality or breed traits. 
While a litter of puppies can only have one mother puppies of the same litter can have different fathers. In a past litter born at BTTR the mother was a 30 lb beagle and the father was unknown, of the 8 puppies born (all looked very similar at birth and at 8 weeks) 4 grew to be the same size as mom, 2 grew to be 40lbs and have very long bodies, and 2 grew to be 55lbs and very tall. This does sometimes happen with puppies from breeders (more often in hunting litters than AKC breeders) when the mother has access to other males after the intentional breeding in the same heat cycle (which last 21 days plenty of time to make new friends). 
When we do have litters available we post them on our website as early as 4 weeks but the puppies aren't ready to go home until 8-10 weeks old. We will post FAQs about puppy adoption and have a window for submitting applications, we always receive more applications than we have puppies. Generally puppies 8-16 weeks old are in higher demand and we see fewer of them than puppies 4 months to 1 year. 
Requirements for Adopting a Puppy
-Adopters must live within 1.5 hours driving distance of zip code 23322 (Chesapeake, VA)
-Adopters must have a fenced in yard
-Adopters must be willing to have a BTTR volunteer make an inspection of their fencing and be willing to make any repairs (and provide proof of) deemed necessary to contain the puppy safely before picking up the puppy 
-Adopters must make arrangements so that the puppy is not crated for excessive periods of time while they are at work or school (rule of thumb a puppy can hold it for 1 hour for every month old they are) 
-Adopters must be willing to provide the puppy with appropriate training, and exercise that a young beagle needs 
-Adopters must be willing to bring the puppy back to BTTR twice, once for a booster vaccine and to be spayed or neutered. Adopters may NOT do this through their own vet. 
-All puppies that are not spayed or neutered at pick up will be considered Foster-to-Adopt until the puppy has been sterilized at which point the adoption will be completed. 
-We discourage adoptions of puppies to homes with children less than 5 years old since puppies nip, scratch, and chew 
-Puppy Adopters must also comply with all our other adoption requirements 
Our Adoption Application is Now Online!!!
See our "Online Adoption Application Tab" at the top!

For more info about BTTR, Fostering or Any Dog:
Intake/Adoptions-Christine Kroh: 850-380-3891
Kennel Manager-Rita Phoenix:  757-204-4411


Dog Adoptions: 850-380-3891 (Christine)
Dog Intake: 850-380-3891 (Christine)
Volunteering/Fostering: 850-380-3891 (Christine)
Vet Records/Paperwork: 850-380-3891 (Christine)
Dog Boarding/Daycare: 757-204-4411 (Rita)

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