BREW STANDARDS FOR ADOPTION

  1. Adopters will allow for a minimum of 30 days adjustment period for the beagle to adjust to its new environment and family.
  2. Beagles will be placed with adults to be kept as companion animals.  They are to be accepted as family members, receiving proper nourishment, medical care and attention.  Continuous outdoor confinement is not acceptable. Beagle is never to be used for hunting.
  3. All beagles, including puppies, will be neutered or spayed before adoption.
  4. We do not adopt puppies to homes with children under the age of 6 because of the nipping and chewing tendencies of puppies.
  5. We will not place puppies into homes if no one is home during the day because these animals need special attention and care.  It is cruel and inhumane to leave puppies home for long periods of time unattended.  Special exceptions will be taken into consideration.
  6. A fenced yard is ideal for all dogs but not a requirement for adoption. This protects the dog from roaming and owners from liability their animal may cause. Dogs should never be left unattended in a yard. Chaining is not acceptable.  Dogs will not be placed in homes where they will be allowed to run at large. A BREW representative will visit your residence to conform proper confinement requirements. Electric fences do not contain beagles and should not be considered an acceptable barrier.  Electric fences will not prevent other animals domestic or wild from entering the area and attacking your pet.
  7. Adopters must be at least 18 years of age.  All adults in the household must agree to the selection of the chosen beagle: including parents, relatives, roommates, etc.
  8. Beagles cannot be adopted as gifts. Beagles shall not be given away or sold to another individual.  They must be returned to BREW if the adopter can no longer care for the beagle properly.
  9. All beagles must have collars with owner identification tags and license tags.  If your beagle is lost, a tag may be the fastest way to have him/her returned to you.
  10. Vetting requirements:
    –All dogs and cats over 6 months of age living in the house must be up to date on rabies vaccine.
    –All dogs living in the house must be spayed/neutered, up to date on leptospirosis and distemper vaccine.
    –All dogs owned by the applicant must be receiving monthly heartworm preventative (or equivalent).
    –The animals’ current and/or former veterinarian(s) will be contacted to confirm the medical status.