Beagles are one of the most popular breeds in the United States and in many other countries. In the U.S., Beagles are ranked as the fourth most popular breed registered with the American Kennel Club. Beagles are in the top 15 most popular dogs in Canada, and in the top 30 most popular dogs in the UK. However, whenever a breed is very popular, there are likely to be dogs that end up in animal shelters This article will provide information about Beagle puppies for adoption.
Why Dogs End Up In Shelters
According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, people turn in pets to pet shelters for the following reasons:
- They ask for euthanasia because their pet is ill (7.4 percent)
- They are moving (7.3 percent)
- They found the animal (6.6 percent)
- Their landlord won’t let them have a pet (5.3 percent)
- The owner says they have too many pets (4.8 percent)
- The animal is old (4.6 percent)
- It costs too much to keep the pet (4.1 percent)
- The animal is sick (4.1 percent)
- Someone in the family has allergies to the pet (3.98 percent
- The pet is not housetrained (3.37 percent)
Other reasons include behavior problems and things like the owner dying or a divorce in the family. These reasons account for about half of the dogs in shelters in the U.S.
Puppies In Shelters
If you have ever tried to find a puppy at an animal shelter then you probably already know that it’s usually hard to find one. It can be nearly impossible to find a purebred puppy such as Beagle puppies for adoption. Puppies are cute and everyone wants one, so when there are puppies at an animal shelter, they are taken quickly. Plus, there are relatively few purebred dogs and puppies at animal shelters. Breeders can sell purebred puppies and people are willing to buy them, so it doesn’t make a lot of sense to take them to an animal shelter where the breeder won’t get any money for them.
You should know that many people who work at animal shelters often label dogs as purebreds when they are not. They do this in an effort to make the dogs and puppies more appealing and try to get them adopted. They may call a dog a purebred Beagle when it is a mixed breed.
In some cases animal groups illegally raid breeders and seize dogs so they will have purebred dogs and puppies to sell in animal shelters. You may occasionally find purebred puppies for sale in a shelter if an animal organization has done this. However, Beagles are not usually one of the breeds seized by animal groups. Animal groups can get more money by seizing and selling cute Toy dogs and puppies.
You have a much better chance of finding mixed breed Beagle puppies for adoption. These puppies often look like Beagle puppies, for the most part. They are cute and they will probably have a good temperament. They just won’t be purebred Beagle puppies. However, it can still be hard to find puppies in a shelter so you may have to keep going back to the shelter to see when puppies are brought in. Or try to become friends with someone at the shelter and ask them to call you if they have some mixed breed Beagle puppies brought in to the shelter. Then you can get a puppy before they are all adopted.
It’s often hard to find purebred Beagle puppies in an animal shelter. You may need to look for mixed breed Beagle puppies for adoption. Visit the shelter often and try to make friends with the shelter staff so they can call you if they get in some puppies you may like.