Beagle Rescue QLD is an all-volunteer, foster based, not-for-profit registered charity dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of abused, neglected Beagles and Hounds in council pounds at risk of euthanasia, be they pedigree, purebred or beagle mixes. We help owner surrenders when they are no longer able to care for their Beagles be it due to health, financial or any reason without judgment. We strive to reduce the overpopulation of accidental breeding by educating the public and spaying/neutering all our beagles and hounds prior to adoption, we also, when possible, encourage owners selling entire dogs on Gumtree or other classifieds/online to surrender or sell to us for a small fee when we believe they are at risk of being used in a breeding operation or puppy mill. We also have worked with the RSPCA, and will continue to do so as well as ongoing investigations into puppy mills working with the RSPCA to shut down and crush this disgusting trade.
Beagle Rescue QLD, also known as Beagles and Hounds Queensland Inc. is a registered, not for profit charity based in Brisbane QLD with regional hubs in Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns as well as northern NSW.
We help all Beagles in need be they pedigree, purebred or beagle mixes. The dedication of our charity is to prevent and relieve the suffering of animals by undertaking rescue, care, welfare and rehoming of abandoned or unwanted beagle breed canines (including but not limited to Beagles, Harriers, Foxhounds, Basset Hounds and Coonhounds) and to Rescue beagles from neglect, abuse, and abandonment, be they impounded strays or surrendered by their owners.
While many of the hounds that come to us are usually one at a time we have also rehomed many bonded pairs and have also taken in to our care several litters of puppies of varying ages from only a few days old to a few weeks old.
All of our Beagles & crosses will be vet checked & vetted prior to adoption. They'll be desexed, vaccinated, Heartworm tested, and preventatives started, Flea/worm & tick preventatives up to date, & any other medical needs completed/controlled with medication. We place a post on Facebook & on the website advertising each dog giving their full description and requirements. BRQ accepts applications until a date provided to our supporters This is always mentioned on Facebook, our website and our emails when applications are sent this way. The committee reads each one, choosing the best 1, 2, or 3 applications (depending the number of applications we receive) that suit each individual dog’s needs, personalities and developmental/health.
The Coordinator will organise the meet & greets between the foster parent who has the hound in care & the successful applicants (at times the Foster Coordinator will also attend). These take place in mutually agreed dog parks. We will ask that all family members & any other hounds you have already accompany you on the meet & greet. For families who are interstate or in regional QLD, meet/greets, yard/fence checks will be completed by one of our foster carers in the area, via Skype, or we may ask you to provide photos/videos of your fences, yard & house/yard where your Beagle/Hound will be allowed & spend most of its time. If the family is needing transport via plane or other means, this will be a case by case discussion between committee and adopting family, and all fees covered by the adopting family. BRQ can assist you to obtain a quote for this (Just know that all modes of transport will be scheduled based on the weather. For example, if the temperature is high that day, flights will be early morning or night).
If successful with the meet & greet, the coordinator will organise to do the yard & fence checks. This is done to check that the fences & yard are both safe & is secure enough that no Beagle can escape. Any potential problems that may need fixing can be brought to the attention of the potential adopting family. No trial weekend will take place until problems have been fixed. The foster coordinator choose & contact the most suitable family for the particular dog they are applying for based on the meet/greet & yard/fence check & the needs of the dog. Whilst we allow the foster family to say goodbye to their foster dog, we ask for the adoption fee to be deposited and cleared in our bank account before any animal is released. We do not take cash payments, we give out our bank details & depending on who you bank with can take up to 48 hours to be processed. Trial period of up to 12 days is then organised, this time helps both you, your family, the foster dog and other pets become familiar with each other & see if it all works between you all. Whilst on trial, the coordinator will call a few times during, & you are quite welcome to send us messages or call to ask questions or if there are any concerns etc. Please know you are covered by the trial period, if anything happens or there are issues, we ask to be contacted immediately. We can arrange vet care or any other requirements during this time. We can also help with training tips or strategies to assist your new family member to settle in their new home, also with dietary & behavioural training during this time.
If after the trial ends you have decided to continue with the adoption of your Beagle/Hound or cross, we will send you out your adoption pack. The pack includes De-sexing certificate or proof of de-sexing paperwork, Microchip ownership change over, Vaccination certificates. Adoption certificate, Adoption Information, Receipt of payment, Worming, Heartworm and Flea/Tick dates. With puppies, you receive a puppy pack. Life time guarantee of advice, training & support. If for any reason the trial doesn’t work & the dog is returned to BRQ, the adopting family is refunded the fee minus an admin fee of $50.