Adoption Application

Thank you for your interest in adopting a Beagle through Arizona Beagle Rescue (AZBR). AZBR is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, no-kill, and all volunteer organization dedicated to Beagle rescue. We provide rescue, education and referral services for Beagles from area shelters and Beagles from homes that can no longer keep their dog.

AZBR does not have a shelter; all of our dogs are fostered in volunteer homes or kept in their current home until a new home is found. AZBR’s adoption fees range from $125 to $350, depending on the age, health and adoptability of the dog.

The adoption fees help pay for the healthcare, spay/neuter, and vaccinations of the Beagles we rescue. The adoption fee does not necessarily cover AZBR’s cost to get a dog ready for adoption; we rely on donations to cover the rest!

Please know that most of our adoptions are in-state (Arizona) due to the need for a home visit and our commitment to take back any of our alumni should the need arise. In some cases neighboring states may be considered. This is for the safety and well-being of our dogs.

AZBR is not a source for Beagle puppies. Young healthy puppies are not usually turned into rescue. Most of our rescue dogs are 1 to 8 years old and desperate for a loving home to care for them forever. If you are interested in a puppy or if we do not find an immediate match for you from our available dogs, we can put you on our waiting list after we receive your application fee, completed application and have also completed your required home visit. If you are set on a young puppy, we can offer tips on selecting a quality breeder, and avoiding the numerous casual Beagle breeders in Arizona. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE A PUPPY FROM A PET SHOP; these dogs are bred in out-of-state puppy mills in horrific conditions, and they can have serious health problems. People who purchase puppies from pet shops and casual back-yard breeders, support an industry that is interested only in profit, not the health or well being of the animals.

If you are interested in adopting a Beagle, please fill out the adoption application and send it to AZBR, preferably via email or fax. A $5.00 non-refundable application fee is required to process any adoption application. AZBR volunteers cannot answer detailed questions about the current available dogs until your application and home visit have been completed and approved.

The average length of time from application through adoption can be up to 2-4 weeks. The more open you are to age, color, gender, physical condition or Beagle mixes, the likelihood of us finding a match for you is higher. We are an all-volunteer organization. Our first priority is to bring needy Beagles into a foster home as quickly as possible, and provide them the care they need. A handful of volunteers handle intake and fostering activities, as well as adoptions, home visits, website updates, voicemail and email checking, public outreach, fundraising, events and other critical administrative tasks. Our volunteers also have jobs, families and pets of their own to tend to. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

The adoption process will involve:

  • Receipt of your $5.00 non-refundable application fee by mail or PayPal link
  • Review of your application
  • A home visit
  • Approval of your application and home visit
  • Discussion on which Beagle(s) may be a good match for your family
  • Beagle Meet and Greet
  • Adoption