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Adoption Process

Thank you for considering adoption! At DFW Beagle Buddies, we strive to make the best possible match for our Beagles and their prospective families.

Our adoption process is as follows:

1. Application

All potential adopters must have an application on file prior to meeting the dog they are interested in. We must process and approve your application, including a vet check, before we schedule a meet and greet.

2. Meet and Greet and/or Trial Visit

We try to be as flexible as possible in this step. Some adopters prefer to simply meet the dog they are interested in, and other adopters have already fallen in love with photos and are ready to welcome the dog into their home. There is no physical shelter or location where you can go to visit multiple dogs. All the dogs are in foster homes.

If you’d just like to meet a dog, we will put you in touch with their foster family and you may go have a meet and greet with the dog. If you have not already had a home visit, one will need to be completed prior to you taking the dog home.

If you’re ready to have the dog over for a trial visit, we will bring the dog to you (or arrange a home visit/pickup time.) The length of the trial visit depends on the dog and the potential family as well as if there are other potential adopters interested. Generally, the trial visit lasts about a week. We do try to give you ample time to make an informed decision about adoption.

3. Finalizing the Adoption

When you’re ready to adopt, we’ll collect the adoption donation and finalize the paperwork. The adoption donation is $200 for adult dogs and $350 for puppies younger than 6 months. Unless otherwise noted, all are up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed or neutered, microchipped, and heartworm negative.

The adoption donations rarely, if ever, cover the cost of vetting – especially if teeth cleaning, heartworm treatment, or specialty surgery is needed. We average about $500 in vet bills per dog. Any donations to help with the cost of vetting are much appreciated! We will provide all of the vet paperwork to you so that you can provide it to your veterinarian. We will also register the dog’s microchip for you.

You may pay the adoption fee here.

4. After Adoption

We are here to help for the life of the dog. Please contact us with any questions or concerns at any time, regardless of how long it has been since you adopted! We are Beagle lovers and experienced Beagle owners and we’ve been through a lot! If you ever need suggestions or advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We also LOVE to get updates and photos of our adopted dogs. We’re one big Beagle family here and nothing makes us happier than to hear of the adventures of our alumni!

 

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