SHS’s Envigo beagle adoption process
Our team at Spokane Humane Society would like to thank you and the rest of our community for the support shown with our beagle rescue. Volunteering, fostering, sharing our story, donations, and support are what enable us to be able to help in times companion animals need us the most. Thank you.
Applications are now closed. We will respond between September 9th-September 12th.
To be considered to adopt one of our Envigo Beagle rescues at Spokane Humane Society:
- Review and familiarize yourself with the beagle breed. We want to be sure that you are committed to loving and caring for your potential beagle family addition for the next 12-15 years.
- Beagle applications are now closed. On September 9th, applications will be reviewed, approved, and entered into a lottery. (see step #4)
- Submit the Pet Addendum to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Pet Addendum is a separate PDF that needs to be signed and filled out by your landlord or property manager if you do not own your home and are renting. This must be provided at time of application, so, please prepare and complete with signatures ahead of time.
- Approvals will be entered into a lottery. Considering the high demand and interest in adopting our beagles, SHS is entering approved applicants into an adoption lottery. Approved and vetted applicants will be drawn at random and notified to join us with an appointment date, time, and location. Details will be shared privately with you if you make it through the lottery step. If you cannot confirm or make the time, day, and location we provide, we will need to move on to the next adopting applicant.
- Online applications only, please no walk-ins.
- We cannot make any other time or location arrangements.
- We cannot place a hold on any beagles.
- If during your visiting appointment, you do not connect or find a beagle you wish to add to your family, we will need to move on to the next applicant. Our shelter team would love to connect with you so many other wonderful companion animals that may be a better fit for you and your family.
- No more than 2 can be adopted and must be specified in your application. We are not offering any discounts or specials.
Our adoption fee is $300, $30 license fee, $15 for heartworm prevention totaling $345. Each beagle is spayed/neutered, up-to-date on their vaccinations, and microchipped prior to adoption. 2 months of Heartworm prevention is supplied.
Be sure to educate yourself on the beagle breed before considering adoption
While most dogs are considered pack animals, beagles are bred to live and work in packs. This contributes to making them very sociable dogs and thus great pets to have as part of a family.
Beagles are friendly dogs and enjoy making new friends. This goes for humans, canines, and maybe even a cat.
Beagles tend to be healthy. They don’t have long coats that require complicated or expensive trips to the groomer. Remember that low maintenance does not mean no maintenance. You need to ensure that your dog’s ears are cleaned, nails are trimmed, and they’re regularly bathed. You should check their ears weekly to make sure they are clean and free from infection.
Some Beagles are under 13 inches whereas others range from 13 -15 inches. For dogs under 13 inches most clock in at under 20 pounds. Dogs in the 13 – 15-inch range weigh about 20- 30 pounds.
What you should know
A lot of Exercise
Beagles need to be walked at least twice a day. They have a love for following scents and exploring. Because they were bred as hunting hounds, keeping leashed when out is smart, and provide a well-fenced yard for these well-known escape artists.
Healthy weight for beagles may be hard for some beagle parents to maintain. Be sure to provide appropriate amounts of food and encourage exercise to avoid overweight issues that can lead to further health problems.
Vocal + Hyperfocus
Be aware of their “bay”, their way of being vocal along with barking and howls. It is in their nature and hard to train out of them. Your beagle may show signs of stubbornness or not responding, they tend to hyperfocus on certain surroundings, don’t take it personally.
Beagles crave adventure and can become destructive if they grow bored. Sure, two walks a day sounds doable. But better yet, if you can go on regular hikes and nature walks, outdoor play and exercise is best. They are high-energy animals. Staying active and socialized is a must.