Surrendering a Dog or Puppy to BTTR

We are Beagles to the Rescue a small 100% volunteer run rescue located in Chesapeake Virginia. Being so small, we usually only have 3 or 4 adult dogs at a time in our rescue and often there are 100s of beagles all across Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania needing a place to go each month. We take in dogs from shelters, hunters, and families when they have a beagle in need. Beagles to the Rescue has a unique set up that is not suited to every dog. We strive to make sure that every dog in our care is happy and healthy until the find their forever home. Please check out our Thinking About Rehoming Your Pet? Page and our Finding a New Home for Fido  Page before contacting us.

If you’re interested in seeing if BTTR has a place for your dog please submit our Online Intake Request Form and email us some pictures of your dog (see the photo guidelines/suggestions below) to please include your dog’s name and your contact info along with the photos in the email to make matching photos to request forms easier. 

BTTR cannot intake dogs that: jump fences, are dog aggressive, have separation anxiety, are aggressive/have a bite history, can not be crated, or can not be spayed or neutered by our regular vet (dogs over 6y that are heartworm positive, or have severe medical issues). We do not purchase dogs to re-home and we prefer to take in dogs within 2 hours of our location in Chesapeake, VA

BTTR can take dogs with some medical issues, under socialized or shy dogs, pregnant or nursing moms, and entire litters of puppies

Once you have submitted a request one of our volunteers will contact you with-in 48 hours 

For Urgent requests please call 757-447-7773 to speak directly with our Adoptions and Intake Coordinator Christine, please leave a message if you get her voicemail she will return your call as soon as possible. 

Photo Guidelines and Suggestions 

Photos help us determine how big your dog is and what breed your dog is (if your dog is a beagle mix). There are many sizes of beagles so a good photo helps a lot. 

Please include photos of: Your dog standing from the side, your dog’s face.

Photos of your dog, laying down, in a costume, or that a zoomed in really close or from really far away are not particularly helpful. Below are some examples of good photos and some that are less helpful



Examples of Good Intake Photos (Note these are Adoption photos not actual intake photos)

Examples of Bad Intake Photos (again these are adoption photos not intake requests)