the available dogs section of the website. Read about
the different beagles available. The location at the
top of each posting tells what city the beagle is being
fostered in. Once you choose a beagle that sounds like
a good fit for your family, call or email the person
listed as the contact for that particular dog. The contact
person will ask you questions regarding your particular
situation and about pet ownership in general. They will
ask you to fill out an adoption application (see link
at top of this page) and email it through the form's
Submit by Email button (form can also be sent via fax).
If it seems like your family is a good fit, the contact
person will then set you up with the beagle's foster
parents. They will arrange a visit to their home or
nearby park for you and your family and any other dog(s)
you currently own. While you're there, you can see how
both dogs interact and get more information from the
foster parents about the beagle. If you decide this
is the beagle for you, you will then take it him/her
on a sleepover. At this time, a check for the adoption
fee will be collected. The sleepover is a two-week trial
period. If for some reason the dog does not work out
then you can return it to the foster parents and get
your donation check back. If this is the dog for you,
then congratulations! You have successfully rescued
note: Frequently, we may receive many inquiries on the
same beagle. Interested
persons will be contacted on a first-come, first-served
basis, but there is no guarantee that all candidates
will be approved to adopt.
To Keep In Mind:
understand that we are all volunteers. We appreciate
every call we get and make every effort to return them
promptly, but please be patient if we take longer than
you'd like to get back to you.
you are interested in adopting a beagle, the best thing
to do is to meet with your family before calling us
to make sure that every family member is ready
to welcome your new beagle and provide for it's care.
We do not adopt to children as, all too often,
the child loses interest and the responsibility falls
to the parents. If you'd like to give a beagle
as a gift, we suggest that you give a beagle rescue
gift certificate instead, so the person adopting
the dog can choose the right beagle for them (contact
us for more information).
rescue dogs are in shelters throughout Northern California
or in foster homes. We do not have adoption centers.
You can arrange to meet a beagle at the foster home
or the shelter's convenience, only after a brief, but
thorough, screening process.
expect your call with a beagle rescue volunteer to take
about 20 - 30 minutes. We'll ask questions about
your family, your yard, if anyone is home during the
day, the ages of your children, the hours you work,
if your other pets are spayed and neutered (we generally
do not adopt to families with unaltered dogs), what
made you interested in a beagle, what you know about
the breed and most importantly, and what questions
you have for us about beagles.
goal is to unite beagles into loving homes, where they
can live out the rest of their lives happily. We take
extra time in talking with you to make that happen.
Our adoption fees are an average of $250 - $300, depending on
how much medical attention the dog needed before it
was ready for adoption. Also, for young dogs, a refundable
training deposit may be required.
Older Dogs a Chance
viewing the adoptable dogs list, make sure to keep an
open mind about the age of the dog you would like to
adopt. Most people immediately look for puppies because
they are cute and cuddly and they would like a puppy
for their children to grow up with. What many do not
realize, though, is that puppies require an enormous
amount of time and dedication to turn them into well-behaved
dogs, almost as much time and energy as taking care
of a human baby. And you will have the bulk
of the resposibilty to take care of the puppy, not your
children. Do you have the time and patience required
to house-train, crate-train, clean up after, chase,
distract from destruction, and play with a puppy? If
so, you are ready to introduce a puppy into you life.
If not, then you will have a wonderful assortment of
adult and older dogs to choose from.
of the adults and older dogs that we get are already
house-trained, do not chew things up, have good manners,
and great personalities. If you are wondering what kind
of joy you may get from having an older dog in your
life, please read this article, In
Praise of Older Dogs - it may change your
perspective on how older dogs can contribute to the
NCARF Needs Foster Homes
continually have a number of beagles coming into rescue
and need foster homes. This job requires only patience,
love, and dog food and can literally mean the difference
between life and death for a beagle in need.
Need to find a new home for your beagle? This
article has some great hints - just substitute
'beagle' for Chow-Chow when reading.
NCARF out of business!
is committed to finding homes for unwanted beagles and,
just as importantly, helping members of the Bay Area
community find access to spay and neuter programs. If
you haven't had your pet spayed or neutered, please
help put NCARF out of business by doing so now!
could save your pet's life by preventing a wide variety
of costly illnesses and will surely save lives by ensuring
that additional unwanted pets aren't brought into the
ALL dogs placed by NCARF are spayed or neutered
prior to adoption, per state law and our commitment
to controlling the pet population.
to the generous donation of time and code by Laurie
Kramer, the NCARF Adoption page is now updated continuously
by our volunteers. Thanks, Laurie!!