P.O. Box 271772
Tampa, FL 33688-1772
12/11/2013 10:18 AM
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Tampa Bay Beagle Rescue, Inc.
Tampa Bay Beagle Rescue
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a beagle the right dog for me?
There's no doubt that beagles are sweet, adorable dogs with wonderful personalities. Before you decide to adopt a beagle, however, you should definately learn as much as you can about the breed. We receive e-mails every week from people who adopted (or purchased) beagles without understanding the traits and characteristics of the breed. Be sure to read all about beagles and browse through some beagle links. While beagles are intelligent and loyal, they are also strong-willed dogs that can get into all kinds of trouble when they are bored or lonely.
How does the adoption process work?
The process to adopt a beagle is simple:
1. Complete an application on-line. If you need to, you can save it and complete it later.
2. Our volunteers will review your application. We will contact your vet reference and your personal references. We will also interview you and, if needed, schedule a home visit.
3. After your application is approved, you can meet the beagles at one of our adoption events or via a private meet-up is possible. Then, you take your new beagle home to love and cherish! (Of course, everyone is welcome to come to our event ... but if your application is pre-approved, you can adopt the same day!)
Can I meet the beagles before I send in my application?
We strongly recommend that you send in your application about one week before the adoption event that you plan on attending. While our adoption events are open to the public, we can not guarantee that you will be able to adopt the same day if you are not pre-approved.
All of the beagles in our care are at foster homes. Because we are an all-volunteer organization, we ask that you plan to attend one of our scheduled adoption events to meet the beagles.
What can I expect from a beagle that has been abused, neglected or abandoned?
Many of the beagles at Tampa Bay Beagle Rescue have been abused, neglected or abandoned. While every dog is different, all of the beagles will generally need basic obedience training and house-training. Even dogs that have been house-trained in the past will often have "accidents" as they adjust to their new homes. Also, most of our beagles need loving, patient homes where they can learn to trust people. This adjustment period can take a few weeks or (more likely) a few months. During this time, we recommend that you crate train the beagle so that it is in a safe, secure place when you are away from home.
Prayer of a Stray
Please Send Me Somebody Who'll Care!
I'm Tired Of Running, I'm Sick with Despair.
My Body Is Aching, It's So Racked With Pain.
And Dear God I Pray As I Run In The Rain
That Someone Will Love And Give Me A Home.
A Warm Cozy Bed And A Big Juicy Bone.
My Last Owner Tied Me All Day In The Yard,
Sometimes With No Water And God That Was Hard!
So I Chewed My Leash God And I Ran Away
To Rummage In garbage And Live As A Stray.
But Now God I'm Tired And Hungry And Cold,
And I'm So Afraid That I'll Never Grow Old.
They've Chased Me With Sticks And Hit Me With Stones
While I Run The Streets Just Looking For Bones!
I'm Not Really Bad God, Please Help If You Can,
For I Have Become Just A "Victim Of Man!"
I'm Wormy Dear God, And I'm Ridden With Fleas
And All That I Want Is An Owner To Please!
If You Find One For Me God, I'll Try To Be Good.
And I Won't Chew Their Shoes, But I'll Do As I Should.
I'll Love Them, Protect Them And Try To Obey.
When They Tell Me To Sit To Lie Down Or To Stay!
I Don't Think I'll Make It Too Long On My Own
Cause I'm Getting So Weak And I'm So All Alone.
Each Night As I Sleep In The Bushes I Cry
Cause I'm So Afraid God That I'm Gonna Die!
And I've Got So Much Love And Devotion To Give
That I Should Be Given A New Chance To Live.
So Dear God Please, Please Answer My Prayer And
Send Me Somebody Who Will Really Care..