Why foster beagles?

Triangle Beagle Rescue is a foster based breed specific rescue. Every day we receive requests to re-home beagles. These requests come from caring people who have found a beagle on the roadside, and, overwhelmingly, from shelters throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and states even more distant. Many of these dogs are labeled in shelters as “rescue only” due to some very treatable medical conditions. Reality is that many die by injection or in gas chambers because we simply do not have enough foster homes for them.

Any beagle that has ever been adopted from Triangle Beagle Rescue is a TBR dog for life. If their adopted family can no longer care for them they are always welcome back to the rescue. These beagles returning to the rescue also need to be placed in foster homes until a new home is found.

We also have needs to foster beagles in hospice care. Some TBR beagles who have chronic medical conditions need special care. Because of our lifetime commitment to our beagles, TBR provides hospice care for dogs with serious medical or behavioral needs. These dogs often require extra love and attention as well as expensive medical care.

What You Can Do to Help

Long-term fostering

Long-term fostering is our greatest need. You can expect a dog to stay with you for 1-3 months or longer.

Short-term fostering

Short-term fostering is a much lower commitment, lasting typically between 1 day – 2 weeks.

Hospice Care

TBR provides hospice care for dogs until the end of their life.


This includes helping take dogs between the vet and their foster homes, picking up dogs for adoption days, or picking up dogs from shelters.

Fostering Saves Lives

A common reason people often give for not fostering a rescue dog it that they feel they would never be able to give the dog up to an adopter. The sadness you feel from giving your foster beagle to its new family can be offset by the fact that you can now help another beagle who needs you.