Beagle911 Refuge

State College, PA

Our Mission

Beagle911 Refuge and Rescue is a place where abandoned, unloved, old, sick, injured or `out of time’ beagles might find a safe refuge, and with a bit of wonderful luck, a new forever home. Generally, we do not have puppies. What you can expect is a beagle who has been abandoned, mistreated, neglected, injured, or with a health issue that is now under control and now is ready to find a family. All are spayed or neutered, unless there are extenuating circumstances. In those cases, a spay/neuter clause in the contract is enforced. All have their shots up to date. We use one of the best vet practices in the area: Metzger's Animal Hospital.

About Beagles: The Beagle is a gentle, sweet, lively, and curious dog that just loves everyone. A happy little tail-wagger. Social, brave, and intelligent. Calm and loving. They do have minds of their own and are determined. They require consistent, gentle training or you can break their spirit. Beagles have a distinctive bark/howl that is considered harmonious. If not left alone outdoors, they do not bark any more than any dog does. Energetic and possessing great stamina, the Beagle needs plenty of exercise but a reasonably sized fenced yard with a daily brisk walk should do. They will follow their nose so cannot be trusted off leash in an unsafe area. Being an average shedder an occasional brushing will suffice. Give proper attention to the ears because they are prone to infections. Keep their nails trimmed. Do not let them become overweight. The average lifespan is 15-18 years. Beagle911 recommends obedience training for your dog – why is that? Most dogs available through rescue groups have not had the easiest life. Many have been ignored, abused, or just not treated kindly. They need a lot of love, but they also need training. Beagle911 recommends Mt. Nittany Dog Training Club for your training needs.

We Want to Help ALL Adoptable Companion Animals At Risk Beagle911 is a rescue and refuge that focuses on beagles, but we may also accept into our care umbrella animals that need to be relocated for reasons beyond the owner’s or sponsor’s control. The animals do not have to be beagles, let alone dogs, but for perhaps one of many reasons the owners/sponsors do not or cannot surrender them to any of the local shelters.

Adoption Policy

Our application form must be completed in its entirety. It can be downloaded, saved as a word document, and then emailed to us at beagle911@aol.com. The application is not a commitment. It provides information that helps us to recommend suitable dogs.

The whole family, and any current dogs, must meet the prospective animal to make sure everyone gets along.

A home visit is required. If you do not live in the area, we will make arrangements with a local rescue group to conduct the home visit. This is to ensure that your home is safe for a beagle.

Reference checks – we check personal and vet references

As long as everything goes smoothly, you will have your new family member in about a week. Filling out the application first can actually speed up the process as we can get all the references and home visit completed in advance of you meeting the dog.

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