Do you remember when you got your first Beagle? You thought you’d done your homework? Knew what you were letting yourself in for? And then you got home. And THAT is when reality kicked in, when you were on your own with this adorable new member of the family that escaped, stole food, howled, chewed, rolled in and ate poo (not only his own) and resolutely refused to hear a word you said to him. How much of a shock was all that? How much would you have liked to have seen all this in action before you took your Beagle home? No, you wouldn’t have changed your mind. But you might have been better prepared!
But now, this is exactly what is in store for new adopting owners of Welfare Beagles. Beagle Welfare now has its own DVD, Taking Your Beagle Home, to be shown to every new owner as part of the adoption process. Not only does it show exactly what life is like with a Beagle, it is also full of helpful tips and practical advice.
Education is an important part of Welfare’s work – the more we can inform people about what it means to own and understand a Beagle, the fewer Beagles will be given up for adoption in the future.