There are tons of ways that people try to pick out their new beagle puppy. Some may search the newspaper for advertisements from beagle dog breeders who are selling new beagle puppies; other people find beagle dog breeders through listings on the internet, while still more may simply purchase a beagle dog from their local pet store. Possibly the best technique, however, in terms of being helpful to society in general is to adopt a beagle puppy from a local dog rescue shelter.
Adopting a beagle dog brings a new companion into your home. It can also help to decrease reduce the number of unwanted and homeless dogs. Unless the shelter is a “no kill” facility (and these are unfortunately rare to stumble on), it may also save a dog from being put to sleep. Beagle dog lovers everywhere support the adoption of dogs from shelters as opposed to any other method of bringing home a new pet for this reason alone, but there are other reasons to choose the adoption option when looking to adopt a beagle dog.
- Adopted beagle dogs have had their shots
- Shelters often have information about a dog’s temperament and history
- Adopting a pet frees space in the shelter for more unfortunate beagle dogs
When you adopt a beagle dog you can be sure that the staff at the shelter has had the dog examined by a vet for disease and fleas and that the beagle dog that you plan to adopt has had its shots. You can’t be always sure about that with beagle dogs acquired by other means such as people giving away “free beagle puppies” from a box in front of the local grocery store or pet store.
Beagles dogs at a dog shelter are not just strays picked up off the street and often are given to the dog shelter by previous owners for different reasons. When this happens, the dog shelter collects as much information concerning the beagle dog as there is available, along with whether its good with family, how much the beagle dog barks, how mischievous or obedient it is, whether its housebroken, and other crucial details. While it’s possible that this information is only as good as the truthfulness of the past owner, most of the time it is quite accurate. Adopting a beagle dog could possibly save the dogs life and allows the shelter to bring in another dog in its place to be taken care of. So if you are looking for a beagle puppy for yourself, try your local adoption center and you might just find the beagle dog that you were looking for.