This is a rant…


So, I run The Beagle Website, right? The last week or so, I have had a FLOOD of emails from people looking to rehome their young beagles. Young = between 1 year and 3 years old. They have various reasons, and some I can cope with. However… there are 3 sets of people who want to rehome their dogs because either:

a) they had a baby and now all their attention must go there

b) their other dog died and the beagle is lonely…

or c) *my personal anger-inducer* their kids no longer want the 18month old dogs because they are no longer puppies!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF!?!?!?!?!?!

Arrrg, my blood boils!

I know I love my dogs probably a little too much, or more than healthy normal but really! Isn’t a dog (or any pet) a part of your family? I always refer to my dogs as my children… I know some people think this is going overboard, but thats ok (you all have weird habits I dont understand!)

I mean – getting a pet is a CONSCIUOS DECISION! You weigh the pro’s and con’s. Can you afford it? Can you give it the time/attention it needs? Having a kid is often less of a plan than getting a dog… but yet, people are happy to palm off the dogs when they get bored.

i understand that times are tough with the economy and stuff, and it’s not as easy as it was a year or two ago to afford the dog food, vets bills, toys etc – trust me, i am feeling it too! but i would sooner cancel my gym membership, or cut down on my own luxuries, like facials, hairdresser etc than give my children dogs away! But hey, maybe that’s just me…


Pets are only in your life for a short 10-odd years. Unlike smelly whiny children who are there to stay until YOU DIE!!

I can’t get over the fact that these people are happy to just give away a member of their family because it’s no longer convenient – ESPECIALLY the people who have dumped their two 18  month old female beagles at the kennels and not fetched them because the kids are tired of them! Sheesh – i’d love to smack some sense into those people!

So, anyway, if you, or anyone you know, can give a beagle or two a forever home… please take a look at the website.

We need new homes for:

Patsy and Burtie – together. They are actually Oscar’s litter brother and sister.


Copper & Purdy – together (abandoned coz the kids brats don’t want them)



Sheesh! Time to calm down


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3 Responses to “Dogs are forever!”

  1. Sally-Jane says: |

    wow that is horrible, I don’t get why people do that.
    I would so love to get the kids a dog but with a small flat it is not possible now

  2. Shaun says: |

    I agree 100% – I don’t have any dogs yet cause I live in a match box but I do have two cats that I adopted when I meet Heidi, and two reptiles.

    Pets are forever, I’d do anything for my cats no matter the cost or inconvenience. Some people frown upon those who keep reptiles, but we honestly go to every extend to make sure they are feed and have a quality environment in which to live.

    It’s disgusting that people ‘give up’ their pets for pathetic reasons.

    I hope those little guys find a new home soon.

  3. tanya says: |

    all these fellas have been rehomed…

    burt & patsy and copper & purdy stayed together.
    dingo’s family decided that they love him too much and are going to TRY to work it out… which actually makes me even MORE angry… if they KNOW they can’t give him what he needs…?

    oh well.

    hopefully everyone is safe and happy :D

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