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Hi everyone, many know that I am currently beagle-less as Ally passed in 2019, my beloved old girl. I was set on getting my next beagle from a reputable conformation breeder whose beagles had a solid health background and DNA tested parents so I knew what recessives that could possibly be in my pup.

Fast forward to the Cumberland VA situation, with the 4000 beagles at the Envigo breeding facility that was shutdown. My local rescue took in many beagles and there was an overwhelming positive response that applications were closed. Today applications opened again and I've applied for a puppy. I will have to undergo an approval process with family interviews and a home visit but I'm hopeful.

I can still DNA test my pup to determine if she carries any genetic condition that will pre-dispose her to disease so I can be on the lookout.

Please send good vibes my way!馃
 

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Just saw a report on the beagles this morning showing all the beagles running around...sooo cute!
Any update on your adoption?

Yay! I was just notified that we are approved for adoption!
Our beagle rescue is very thorough, we submitted an application, went through a phone interview and and a home visit (all 3 of us, plus Archie McYorkie). Many of the puppies are adopted since I am in the second wave of applications and we might have a wait as I specifically want a female. Our rescue puts them in foster first so that they can acclimate the beagle to sounds, other pets, crate etc. and then matches families to the dogs.

I already replied that we are ready at any time! The rescue took in an additional males of every age and some are just on the website now as ready for adoption. I am so excited!
 

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I'm sad to say that we didn't get a puppy. I was interested in a female and they have none available now. I shouldn't have got my hopes up as I was in the 2nd wave of applicants. I'm on a waitlist now. It seems many of the Envigo beagles from other rescues have been adopted as well. I check a bunch from Cumberland, MD south even to South Carolina.

Back to plan B with breeders at some time in the future I guess. It's hard not to be disappointed. But we are puppy-proofed now, gates purchased, have everything ready.
 

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Oh shucks! ... dont lose heart...there's one waiting for you somewhere...
Have you checked with the Beagle Freedom Project?
It's very hard to find out anything from their site -it's crashed on me 3 times trying to put in an application. But I believe they are adopting out local (at least they usually do). I did see they were taking in some dogs from other humane societies and shelters. Was hoping they could redirect me. I've checked all on the list of the Humane Society that are within 6 hours of me. 馃槬 I believe things happen for a reason, so maybe this was just not meant to be or just not now. But I am so very sad; yesterday I felt like crying but doing better today.
 

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Heard washinton state got a bunch...MJS applied for one.. it will happen just when you least expect it.. the thing about getting one from a breeder is the cost. Are you looking only from rescues?.. that may be the hardest to get one because of so many applications. I got Cassie from an out of state breeder and between the cost and air fair to fly her I paid about $2,500.
This was the least expected situation, lol. I have a short list of about 7 breeders (there is usually a 6-18 month waitlist) - then Envigo happened; a friend who volunteers at the rescue showed me photos of the pups they received and that they were taking applications. I talked it over with hubs and we felt this was an opportunity to provide a home to a pup in need. But there are many homes available already! My rescue just informed me most of the beagles have been sent to shelters or rescues and if they get more, unlikely to be puppies.

Puppies from conformation breeders cost $2-3K. There are breeders within easy driving distance of me and I'm not opposed to a road trip. The cost limiting step is fencing, our HOA requires aluminum or iron and estimates came in at $5-8K (that's a lot of doggy toys/treats!). My local beagle rescue took into consideration I'm a seasoned owner and approved me without a fence.

I was just surprised that HSUS was sending them to shelters without fosters or preparing adopters for the breed or the traumatic situation these beagles came from. But beagles are resilient and with good owners they will do well.

When one door closes - another one opens!
 

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Are you permitted to use folding pen fencing you can purchase on line? I have block walls around my yard.. but i have the folding fencing to create a large pen that i attached to my patio..its plenty of room for her to roam in..if i didn't do this she wouldn't come out of the planters...so its a compromise to a full yard...and no way very expensive...
No, anything not permanent has to be taken down after every use. We are in a deed restricted community. I'll discuss with breeders when I apply; I will likely start with those who don't specifically reject immediately without fence. I will just continue to evaluate and when I know I'm approved I'll bite the bullet and get the fence.
 
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