Every Moment Counts! Take Immediate Action!

As soon as you realize your pet is missing, we recommend you immediately take as many of the following steps as possible. Quick and throrough action will increase your chances of finding your lost pet.

Step 1: Check your local shelters daily. Once a dog is brought into the shelter, it will only be held for three days before it could be placed for adoption. Main shelters in Maricopa County:

MCACC West Valley 2500 S. 27th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85009

MCACC East Valley 2630 W. Rio Salado Pkwy. Mesa, AZ 85201

Arizona Humane Society 9226 N. 13th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85041

Step 2: Register your lost pet with EVERYONE!!! Below are some good places to start.

AZ Pet Line: 602-252-2727

Missing Mutts: 480-898-8914

Pets911: 888-Pets911

Post on these sites, too!!!


Step 3: Create flyers and post them around your neighborhood, at veterinary offices, pet supply stores, and everywhere else!

Step 4: Check Beagles Locked In The Shelters!

For additional help, you can always call Arizona Beagle Rescue at (623) 977-1355 or email


If you have found a stray dog that does not appear injured and is older than 3 months of age with no form of identification, BY LAW, the dog must be turned over to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. We know how difficult this can be to do. However, this provides the possible owners the best chance of finding their dog. Dogs can travel miles in a single day and may be found far away from their home. So often, posting signs in your neighborhood will not reach the intended audience. AZBR walks the shelters weekly and receives a list of those needing immediate rescue daily. Therefore, AZBR is able to follow each beagle in the county shelters.

Arizona Humane Society - Stray dogs with some form of identification may be turned into AHS. They will gladly attempt to notify the owner and facilitate the pet's safe return home. They require a $20 fee to turn in an animal.

If the stray dog is a puppy younger than 3 months of age or is sick or injured, you have the additional option of turning the dog into the Arizona Humane Society at their Sunnyslope Facility 7 days a week, from 9 am to 5 pm. However, they are closed on major holidays. They require a $20 fee to turn in an animal. Or, if the animal is injured, call their Animal Rescue dept at 602-216-6440 to have the dog picked up by one of their EAMTs.

Call 602-506-PETS for information on how to turn in a stray dog. Please take stray dogs found in Maricopa County to one of the following county locations:

MCACC West Valley 2500 S. 27th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85009

MCACC East Valley 2630 W. Rio Salado Pkwy. Mesa, AZ 85201

Re-Homing Your Beagle

Arizona Beagle Rescue's primary mission is to prevent Arizona's beagles from being euthanized in the shelters throughout the state. Our goal is to find a loving new home for every adoptable beagle we save from an unnecessary death. We are often contacted by members of the public who must re-home their beagles for a number of reasons. In past years we were able to accept many such dogs. However, the ongoing recession and economic malaise has caused many more beagles to end up on euthanasia lists, and also led to a decrease in both donations and available foster homes. Our foster care spaces are reserved for dogs on the euthanasia list at local shelters.

We usually stay full with dogs that are in danger of losing their lives. As a result, we have found it necessary to severely limit the number of 'owner releases' we take in. If you are looking to re-home your beagle for a reason due to a new baby, behavior issues, allergies, or for similar reasons, the following sites have some excellent tips and resources:

In addition, we can refer you to experienced trainers who may be able to assist you.

On occasion, when we have available space, or approved applicants to match up with an owned dog, we will accept your beagle into our program. In order for us to do so, your dog must be spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations (Rabies, DHLPP and Bordatella) and be heartworm negative. All vet records, our surrender form, and a minimum tax-deductible donation of $50 must accompany your dog. (Of course, we will gladly accept larger donations, which will help us save even more dogs!)

If we are unable to take your beagle and you must still place him or her, please consider placing your dog at AZ Humane Society or Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC). Your dog stands the best chance at getting adopted by being seen by many people who are looking to adopt a new pet. If you take your beagle to a MCACC shelter, be sure to ask the shelter representative for your beagle's 'A number', the unique identification number given to every animal the shelter takes in. Please send the A# and a detailed description of your pet to

Arizona Beagle Rescue volunteers regularly visit the shelters to assess beagles in their care, and this information will help us identify your dog and possibly aid in the search for a new home. Please contact us at questions.

Thank you for your support of Arizona Beagle Rescue.