Make a difference...become a CBR Volunteer!

Volunteers are the heart of our rescue program. They are the ones who do nearly all of the essential but time-consuming jobs associated with rescue. There are many types of jobs for those who want to get involved with rescue! We are currently recruiting volunteers for: Transportation, Fostering, Home Checks, Reference Calls, Publicity, B.A.R.C. Agents (Beagles Across R Country) and Fundraising.

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Do I Go Home Today?

by Sandi Thompson (1991)


My family brought me home cradled in their arms.
They cuddled me and smiled at me and said I was full of charm.
They played with me and laughed with me and showered me with toys.
I sure do love my family, especially the girls and boys.
The children loved to feed me, they gave me special treats.
They even let me sleep with them - all snuggled in the sheets.
I used to go for walks, often several times a day.
They even fought to hold the leash, I'm very proud to say.
These are the things I'll not forget - a cherished memory.
I now live in the shelter - without my family.
They used to laugh and praise me when I played with that old shoe.
But I didn't know the difference between the old ones and the new.
The kids and I would grab a rag, for hours we would tug.
So I thought I did the right thing when I chewed the bedroom rug.
They said that I was out of control, and would have to live outside.
This I did not understand, although I tried and tried.
The walks stopped, one by one; they said they hadn't time.
I wish that I could change things, I wish I knew my crime.
My life became so lonely, in the backyard, on a chain.
I barked and barked all day long to keep from going insane.
So they brought me to the shelter but were embarrassed to say why,
They said I caused an allergy, and then they each kissed me goodbye.
If I'd only had some classes, as a little pup.
I wouldn't have been so hard to handle when I was all grown up.
"You only have one day left", I heard the worker say.
Does that mean I have a second chance? Do I go Home today?

Some of the jobs may include:

  • Administrative Support

  • Putting together packets of information to be mailed to those who wish to place a Beagle.

  • Putting together packets of information to be mailed to those interested in adopting a Beagle.

  • Screen applications for both of the above for accuracy and completeness. Verify references.

  • Make follow-up calls to those who have adopted a new Beagle. Assist with questions, training ideas or concerns. This type of follow-up will ensure that the new owner know they are not alone. We are available to help make this a successful outcome.

Field Support:

  • Perform onsite inspections of potential adopters

  • Visit the home of those wishing to place a Beagle in rescue to verify breed, temperament, obtain records, obtain photo for web site.

  • Transport emergency rescue cases.

  • Foster Care Givers. Please fill out our online form. We never have enough foster care available!

  • Help set up displays and information tables at dog related events (when appropriate).

  • Join the Rescue Mentor Program and help folks learn how to keep the dog they rescued!

Fund Raising/Donations:

  • Solicit local pet related vendors for donations of need (food, supplies, books, discount coupons)

  • Contact AKC, AHAA to acquire informational pamphlets to be included in our packets. Maintain adequate supply to be included in our mailings.

  • Contact dog trainers, groomers, veterinarians and other service providers to see if they would be willing to donate services or offer a discount for rescued Beagles. It is important that no one vendor be inundated with requests & there are many in our area.

Volunteering doesn’t have to be a full time job! If you would like to volunteer but your time is extremely limited we can still use your support. If you are interested in supporting this worthwhile cause, go to our online form and fill out the application!


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