B.O.B. was established to help beagles in emergency situations. In most cases, these beagles
are not "perfect". Some are seniors, some have weight issues that require a long-term diet plan, and some may have
chronic yet manageable health issues. Others, sadly, are survivors of mistreatment and neglect. On rare occasions, a young
beagle with virtually no issues will come available through the program, but this is rare. At any rate, any beagle available
for adoption through B.O.B. will be featured on the adoption page. If you're looking for a young, healthy, trouble-free
beagle, then we encourage you to consider giving a shelter beagle a second chance for a happy home.
If you visit
www.petharbor.com, you can view the dogs currently available in shelters within Toronto and the GTA. Young, healthy beagles come available
in shelters regularly. These, of course, are not the dogs that need the special help of an organization like B.O.B. If you
think you might be someone who could reach out to a dog with special circumstances, then please don't hesitate to contact
us. Even if you just want to get a better understanding of how we operate and whether you would be able to offer the right
home for a beagle with special needs, pick up the phone and chat with us!
Adoption and Fostering Process:
Whether you're interested in adopting
or fostering a BOB beagle, the application process is virtually the same.
First, you need to complete the appropriate
application form which can be downloaded from the top of this page. Once we've had a chance to review your application,
you'll be contacted. If we feel you might be a good match to adopt one of our beagles or to foster, we'll set up a
telephone interview with you to thoroughly go over your application and answer any questions you might have. If we all agree
to move forward, the next step for the adoption applicant would be a Meet & Greet with the beagle of your dreams! You
would meet with our rescue beagle in his or her foster home. Most of our foster homes are situated in Toronto and the GTA.
For the foster applicant, you may meet with the dog in need of foster care in their home, at a shelter or wherever
they may be currently. If the Meet & Greet goes well, we would then arrange a Home Visit. In most cases, the beagle you're
interested in adopting or fostering would accompany us. If you have pets of your own, we would have them meet on common ground
first, gradually making our way into your backyard and then into your house. If that goes well, we will be delighted to approve
you for adoption or foster care!
Big On Beagles is a one-woman-show,
so you can imagine that Marna is "dog-gone-busy"! Your patience is appreciated! If you should leave a message for
us, please be assured that you will be contacted as soon as the beagles are fed and walked!