Meet 13 year old Copper, one of our nicest seniors. He lived happily with his owner since he was a pup. Sadly, his owner has passed away. Copper would love a new home where he could live out his last years in comfort. See more info in his bio!
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available rescue dogs
You can meet the rescue dogs at our weekend adoption events, or by appointment at the sanctuary.
Beagles and Buddies Sanctuary
23430 Hwy 18
Apple Valley, CA 92307
ADOPT A DOG!
More information on our next adoption event: See our home page and then come on back!
See all available dogs. *
Search our Doggie Database.
Adoption Procedures *
Download an application here and
complete it, or plan to fill one out outside our Beagles & Buddies
sanctuary upon arrival. Everyone is required to fill one out - even if
you plan to browse. This helps us focus on your needs!
Browse the web thoroughly to get general info, answer questions, acquaint
yourself with Beagles & Buddies, our dogs, how to adopt, what to expect,
resources, and so on so forth.
Come visit in person, bringing your entire family, other dogs, extended
family, friends -- not mandatory in all instances, but recommended.
Plan to spend at least one hour here at our facility(maybe as much as
2-3 hrs). We'll try to do our best to help you as quickly and efficiently
as possible. Sometimes it is pretty busy and we're shorthanded and sometimes
it just takes awhile. You may often come in with ideas of what dog you
want to meet; we may be able to recommend other dogs that would be good
matches for you.
"We saw a dog we might like, now what?"
If you want a specific appointment, call to set one with our Manager.
adoption forms for faster kennel entry are now available.
Some days get pretty busy & you will need a form completed for kennel
this material will help you decide if a Beagles & Buddies canine
companion should be in your future. If you're considering a "rescued
companion", you will need to know that all dogs that enter our
rescue are screened before they are available for adoption. They are
checked for temperament problems, given all required vaccines, spayed
or neutered and are socialized. A donation is requested as well as a
signed adoption contract.
range from $150 - $750 depending on the age and breed. We support our
non-profit and no-kill sanctuary from funds generated by these donations,
therefore, puppy and pure-bred donations, which are higher, help keep
the older, less adoptable dogs from harms way. Our older dogs often
require dental care, blood work and other attention. We also have a
great track record at finding our older canine companions great homes,
as well! It also means that your existing dogs are spayed or neutered.
looking for serious people and families who will be responsible canine
companion adopters; which means making the dog part of your family,
providing inside/outside homes, quality food, veterinary care, attending
training classes and making a commitment to the dog for the rest of
its' life, through good times and bad.
fit this description, please fill out an application and then come inside.
We look forward to helping you find a canine companion suitable for
your family - because that's what we do best!
you aren't adopting on your first visit, that's no problem.
We just keep your application on file for any future visits up to three weeks!
prepared to adopt today?
You are still very welcome to come visit and play with our dogs!
Pooch petting, ball throwing, tail-scratching & tug-a-warring is good
for the soul & means the world to these lonely little guys who live to
The decision to adopt a dog is one of great responsibility. When caught up
in the excitement of a new pet, it's easy for people to forget about the lifelong
commitment that pet ownership represents. By adopting rescue dogs instead
of making pet shops purchases you become an active partner in better solutions
to this devastating problem of thrown away animals. Loving trusting loyal
creatures who clearly do not deserve that fate. Your adoption fees help insure the life & support of many deserving dogs who aren't lucky enough to get a second chance at a loving home and will live out the rest of their lives here in the sanctuary.
Once a doggie makes it to Beagles & Buddies, she or he is safe for life. We either find him or her a great home or will keep the pooch for his or her lifetime. At Beagles & Buddies we attack the devastating problem of discarded creatures in the only way we know how, one little doggie at a time. Unfortunately lifetime commitments on over one hundred dogs costs a wad of money & we generate funds in any way we possibly can.
to Consider a Rescued Dog
Most rescued dogs are usually house trained.
This is one of the most important issues addressed by new doggie owners. Is
this dog house trained? Will he know how to do his business outside? Chances
are that with a puppy you'll have to teach him from scratch. It took me 3
months worth of poop on my brand new carpet for my dog to understand that
he needed to finish his business "outside". An expensive & heart
breaking challenge. With a rescue, s/he may have lived inside with their previous
family and already know the rules. They'll need a little reminder, that's
2) Less demanding than a puppy!
My nightmare was waking up at 2.55am and hearing the sound of running water
on my carpet, and it wasn't the faucet. He had done his business and I needed
to clean it NOW! For my puppy's security, he slept in our bedroom in a gated
area. That way, I could hear him if anything happened. Trust me - it was no
different than having a baby! Did I mention the time he broke into the cat food?
Poor thing couldn't move at all!
Fact is, puppies need to be supervised "ALL THE TIME". If you don't
have the time, nor patience, a rescue would be your best bet. Older dogs know
most of the house rules and they can learn your schedules easily. Plus, if
you were gone 5 hours a day - you wouldn't have to worry about coming home
to a mass o' unwanted surprises. Most older dogs have "been there, done
that, moved on."
3) Less vet trips.
It costs a lot to get a puppy its set of shots. There are spaying & neutering
costs, medical shots to prevent diseases the first few months, then annual
shots for the first 3 years. It can easily add up to $300+. After that, the
medical costs slow down. At Beagles & Buddies, our adoption fees include
all of their shots needed up to date - including rabies & neutering/spaying
fees. It's all covered! All you need to take care of is everything from there on after.
4) No surprises
Some people know what kind of dog they want. They want one that is active,
likes to swim & travel. Chances are, we'll have that dog for you. We spend
so much time with these dogs that we know their personalities inside out.
Our observations are what help us make the best recommendations for your lifestyle.
Puppy love is often no more than an attachment to a look or a color. It is
not much of a basis on which to make a decision that should last 15+ years.
While that puppy may have been the cutest of the litter; he may grow up to
be super-active (when what you wanted was a couch buddy); s/he may be a couch
potato (when what you wanted was a tireless hiking companion); s/he may want
to spend every waking moment in the water (while you're a landlubber); or
s/he may want to be an only child (while you are intending to have kids or
more animals). Pet mis-matches are one of the top reasons Rescues get "give-up"
phone calls. Good rescues do extensive evaluating of both their dogs and their
applicants to be sure that both dog and family will be happy with each other
until death do they part.
5) They're sometimes children and/or cat friendly!
A lot of families come to us wanting a dog that will fit perfectly into their
household with children - or children on the way. It's not a wise idea to
pick a dog you know nothing about. Here at Beagles & Buddies, we can cat
test them and child test them with our fabulous "KID
TEST". The same rule above helps make the best match!
6) Instant friend.
With an older dog, you automatically have a buddy that can go everywhere and
do everything with you NOW. There's no waiting for a puppy to grow up (and
then hope he will like to do what you enjoy). You will have been able to select
the most compatible dog: one that travels well; one that loves to play with
your friends' dogs; one with excellent house manners that you can take to
your parents' new home with the new carpet and the new couch. You can come
home after a long day's work and spend your time on a relaxing walk, ride
or swim with your new best friend (rather than cleaning up after a small puppy.)
7) Easy to bond.
who have been uprooted from their happy homes or have not had the best start
in life are more likely to bond very completely and deeply with their new
people. Those who have lost their families through death, divorce or lifestyle
change go through a terrible mourning process. But, once attached to a new
loving family, they seem to want to please as much as possible to make sure
they are never homeless again. Those dogs that are just learning about the
good life and good people seem to bond even more deeply; they know what life
on the streets, life on the end of a chain, or worse, is all about, and they
revel and blossom in a nurturing, loving environment. Most rescues make exceptionally
affectionate and attentive pets and extremely loyal companions.
8) Our volunteers are extremely helpful & attentive.
Going to a local shelter can be stressful. You see dogs locked up in cages
with no social interaction. They barely get a chance to stretch their legs
and chase a ball. At Beagles & Buddies, you come to a sanctuary with an
open courtyard where dogs take turns running around. There are plenty of dogs
to greet you at the front gate when you enter - you will be impressed! Our
volunteers will take you through the step by step adoption process; showing,
teaching and leading you to the best dogs suited for your family & lifestyle.
Sure we get busy - but we do it for the dogs!