Please Read and Agree to follow these Standards before you Apply to Adopt a Beagle from us.     BBR Standards for Adoption   Adopters will allow for a minimum of 30 days adjustment period for the beagle to adjust to his or her new environment and family.   Beagles will be placed with adults to be kept as companion animals. They are to be accepted as family members, receiving proper nourishment, medical care and attention. Continuous outdoor confinement is not acceptable. Doghouses, pens, and runs are unacceptable.   All male and female beagles and beagle puppies will be neutered or spayed prior to adoption.   We discourage the adoption of puppies to homes with children under the age of 4 because of the nipping and chewing tendencies of puppies.   We will not place puppies under the age of 6 months old into homes if no one is home during the day. It is cruel and inhumane to leave puppies home for long periods of time unattended. If you are considering a puppy and are away from home for more than 4 hours at a time, you will need to make arrangements with a dogwalker. Exceptions will be taken into consideration.   A fenced yard is ideal for all dogs but not a requirement for adoption. This protects the dog from roaming and owners from liability their loose animal may cause. Dogs should never be left unattended in a yard. Chaining is not acceptable. Dogs will not be placed in homes where they will be allowed to run at large. A BBR representative will visit your residence to confirm proper confinement requirements.   Adopters must be at least 18 years of age. All adults in the household must agree to the selection of the chosen beagle: including parents, relatives, roommates, etc.   Beagles cannot be adopted as gifts. Beagles shall not be given away or sold to another individual. They must be returned to BBR if the adopter can no longer care for the beagle properly.   All beagles must have collars with owner identification tags, rabies and license tags. If your beagle is lost, a tag may be the only way to have him/her returned to you.   Currently owned animals should be up-to-date on vaccinations. All mature dogs and cats in the home should be spayed or neutered. Your veterinarian will be contacted to verify your pet's health record.