Adopting a Beagle
Please understand that we are
ALL VOLUNTEERS doing this in our spare time,
and our dogs are fostered in private foster homes. We
unfortunately do not have
a kennel facility for you to visit. All adoptions will follow the process below for the
safety and best interests of the dogs in our care, and the volunteers of
Fill out our
online adoption form.
will contact your personal reference and also your veterinarian if you
have current or past pets. We do this to determine if you have provided
appropriate medical care for your animals.
(Please note that all of your own pets must be spayed/neutered.)
Applications may be declined based on references alone. Otherwise,
within a few days, an Adoption Counselor from CBR-East will contact you to set up a
telephone interview, and possibly an in-home visit. Please note
that the interviews last at least one hour, so if you are not willing to
spend this time discussing beagles and adoption, then please do not
submit an application.
NOTE: We do not have a blanket policy regarding fences for our rescue
dogs. That said and all things being equal, those homes with secure
fencing are likely to have a significant edge, and some dogs will be
excluded for consideration without one. You should also note that most
of our rescue dogs are not good candidates for “invisible” (electronic)
After your application has been processed and approved,
we will try to match you with one of our available beagles.
It is our responsibility to place each of our dogs
with the home best suited for them,
regardless of the order in which applications are received. Rescue is
not a “first come, first serve” situation, and we appreciate your
understanding that our goal is always to provide the best possible home
we can for each dog we have, so that they never have to come into rescue
again. Not every dog is suitable for every home, no matter how good or
loving a family is. That is why our goal is to get to know both you and
our dogs as well as we possibly can, to make sure that EVERYONE lives
happily ever after.
While we completely understand how easy it is to fall
in love with a photo or a sad story, we hope that you will also
understand our commitment to our dogs is our sole purpose for doing this
work. Please understand that the match, or lack thereof, is no
reflection on you as an adopter. We will collaboratively schedule convenient dates
and times for meetings, but if you are not ready to bring your new dog
home within a week or two, please do not expect us to hold the dog for
Depending on your criteria and setup, we do not always have a match for
you, but we may present the dog that is closest to what you are looking
for. If you are not interested in learning more about that dog,
then we can put you on a waiting list for another dog that may meet your
criteria. Please note that CBR-East RARELY gets puppies (under 9 months),
and young females are not in the rescue very long, so we may not process your application if that is
the only type of dog you will consider adopting.
After a match has been found, you will be presented with
detailed information about the dog, and will be put in touch with the
dog's foster home. You will be able to ask questions and learn more
about the dog from the foster home. Please note that approval to adopt does not
guarantee that every Beagle in the program will be available for you to
adopt. *Applications for specific dogs will be considered, but may
not be honored if the match-up is not "right."*
Potential adopters, including all household members and current dogs are required to travel to the foster home of the
Beagle with whom you have been matched. These homes are throughout
NJ and eastern PA, so it may be a factor in whether or not you can
travel to the home as to whether the meeting and adoption can proceed.
We need to make sure that all household members are on board with the
adoption, and that the dogs get along with each other. We CANNOT ship our Beagles!
Our adoption fee is $200 for adult Beagles, and $250 for Beagle puppies.
All of our Beagles are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations,
heartworm tested negative, micro-chipped, and started on heartworm
preventative and flea/tick preventative.
POST ADOPTION SERVICES: Cascade Beagle Rescue has
an online support group for all adopters. In addition to meeting
fellow adopters of rescue beagles, many of our volunteers - including
pet trainers and behaviorists - are in this group, and are there to answer questions and to guide you as you
introduce your new Beagle to your life!
Congratulations on completing
the first step to adding
a Beagle to your family!
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