Before filling out an application, read the guidelines to make sure you are ready to adopt a beagle.  If you are interested in adopting a puppy, please read our Puppy Guidelines.

Browse the list of available beagles and find a few that you and your family may be interested in.  You can also browse our Guest Dogs.  Guest dogs are not the property of TBR but are still in need of good homes.

Fill out the Adoption Application completely and honestly. We want to make the best match between our beagles and your lifestyle. While we understand that you may be interested in one or two dogs in particular, it is very possible that another adopter is also interested in that same dog and is currently further along in the approval process.  We ask that you try not to get your heart set on just one dog.  Pick a few and keep checking back; we are getting new beagles all the time.


Once you’ve submitted an application you will be contacted within 7-10 days for a phone interview.  During the phone interview we will discuss your attitude toward dogs, your family and home situation and what type of dog would be a good fit for you.  Any questions or concerns we may have about your application and/or suitability for a beagle will also be discussed at this time.

Once the phone interview in completed, a volunteer will contact you to schedule a home visit (again within 7-10 days).  During the home visit, we will ask to see your home and meet your family to help us guage which beagle is a good fit for you.  We will also answer any questions you may have and make recommendations to prepare you and your family for a beagle.

If you make it this far, you are finally ready to adopt. With the help of our adoption coordinator, you will find the best beagle for you, the Final Adoption becomes official and you can proudly say that you are the rightful owner of a new beagle!  For help with your new furkid, check out Petfinder’s “Tips for the First 30 Days of Dog Adoption“.

NOTE: The length of time between steps in the application process is a product of being an all volunteer organization.  We do our best to process your application in a timely manner and appreciate your patience.  We do not encourage people to try to rush through the application-  adopting a beagle is a lifetime commitment and we want to be sure that the decision to adopt is not made on a whim!  However, if there are more than 7-10 days between steps in your application process, please email us at [email protected] to be sure that you do not slip through the cracks!  Also, please be aware that not all families are approved as our guidelines are fairly strict. Many times applicants are denied, not because they will make poor dog owners, but rather because they are not particularly suited to meet the needs of a beagle.

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