The Beagle Blog

Beagle Update: Aug. 28

Fly like a beagle!

Croissant with Captain Steve and his wife Kimberli

It didn’t take long for the plane full of beagles heading to Oregon to capture the heart of the person transporting them to safety.

Captain Steve knew almost immediately he wanted to do his part and give one of these beagles a home. He and his wife Kimberli traveled to our Salem shelter to adopt little Croissant, now named Ruby.

Beagle Update: Aug. 23

Faith Hill the beagle on adoption day

More than 200 applications were submitted within 15 minutes for the first group of beagles available for adoption.

Adorable little Faith Hill was the first to go home. Her adopter, Amy, has had beagles before and was excited to welcome a new dog to the family.

OHS Adoption Specialist Kat LaRue, pictured right, created resources and breed information for all the beagle adopters. She also worked with Amy and facilitated Faith Hill’s adoption.

Beagle Update: Aug. 22

The first group of beagles are getting ready for adoption and will be posted on our website tonight, Aug 22, beginning at 5:30 pm.

Here are some important things to know about the adoption process for all our shelter pets, including the beagles:

  • If you find a dog that you are interested in adopting, click on their profile to submit an inquiry. View the available pets in Portland and Salem.  You will receive an automated response to set up an appointment.
  • Because there has been so much interest in adopting a beagle, submitting an inquiry on our website is your best bet to be first in line.
  • Please make sure you read our beagle guide to make sure this breed is right for you.
  • There are no wait lists for these dogs.

Our goal is to get these dogs into their new homes as soon as they are ready so they can begin their new life as a beloved pet. We also have so many other wonderful animals who need a home, so please consider adopting any shelter pet.

Beagle Update: Aug 20

The beagles have landed!

Volunteer Amanda gives the beagles a joyful greeting at the airport.

A plane full of beagles touched down in Oregon on Aug. 20 and were welcomed with applause and cheers. Close to 150 dogs were on the flight with 80 destined for Oregon Humane Society. Four other shelters and rescue groups in the Northwest were assisting in the effort taking in the remaining 70 dogs.

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is leading the effort to place 4,000 beagles and reached out to OHS to help. OHS’ Second Chance program has collaborated with HSUS in the past to receive pets from shelters affected by natural disasters.

This transfer plan is happening because of a Department of Justice lawsuit against the breeding facility, Envigo, over alleged Animal Welfare Act violations at the facility. HSUS was given 60 days to move all 4,000 beagles out of the facility, and they are a little more than halfway there. Greater Good Charities’ Good Flights program coordinated the flight to Oregon.

OHS’ Salem Campus received 21 beagles, with 59 arriving at the Portland campus.

There is no adoption wait list for these dogs.

How you can help:

  • Adopt any of the wonderful pets in Portland or Salem who are waiting for a home.
  • Make a donation to help us care for the beagles and all the other pets at the shelter.

The beagles will begin to be available for adoption at our Portland and Salem campuses beginning Aug. 23 and will have profiles posted on the adoption page.

Adoptions will follow our normal process: submit an inquiry about a specific pet and schedule an appointment, or visit the shelter (Mon-Sun, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and make an appointment.

Learn more about the 4,000 beagle rescue.

Get to know the breed before you adopt.

Learn more about beagle behavior traits, facts, and tips for success.