The Beagle Welfare Re-Homing Centre
Spring 2011 saw a momentous development in the history of Beagle Welfare when the charity signed the lease on a two acre property, deep in the East Staffordshire countryside. Although in a very rural location, with (thankfully) no near neighbours, the property is easily accessible from the main arterial routes and is within reasonable travelling distance for much of the country.
Beagle Welfare will continue to operate, as it has always done, in the rest of the country where we have a wonderful network of volunteers, foster homes and kennels who board for us. Nor will we be severing our links with the Northern kennels. They have supported Beagle Welfare brilliantly in the past and we are enormously grateful to them.
This is a very exciting new venture for us. Not only will this centre house many of the Beagles we re-home in the North of England and Midlands, but as a single breed rescue, having our own kennels will give us the enviable opportunity to run a facility where the specific needs of our breed can be met. The majority of the Beagles will live sociably together in log cabin accommodation. Of course there will be some hounds for whom this arrangement won’t be suitable, so we shall also have a number of conventional kennels.
The very sociability of the breed means they benefit greatly from living with and learning from, other Beagles. Dogs who live this way learn and adjust much quicker than those housed individually in kennels. Troubles souls find confidence and naughty little devils learn how to behave ( hopefully!) Other breed rescues and our own Helen Rogers - Area Officer for Kent, have been running their centres very successfully, along integrated lines, for many years and by going down this route we will be achieving much more than just having some control over kennelling costs.
We are immensely fortunate that we have Clare Clark, the Area Officer for Derbyshire (and now also East Staffs), looking after and running the place for us and we hope that it will become a focus for volunteers and donors. Funding and Donations will always be gratefully received and we will have a constantly updated, downloadable “wish list” on the website which can be downloaded below or from the Resources page.
Visitors are very welcome to come and meet the resident Beagles, looking for new homes but in order to facilitate the smooth running of the centre, it must be by appointment.
Phone calls are welcome between 11am – 8pm (an answering machine may be in operation) and the Centre will be closed, except for emergencies, on Tuesdays.
Please see Contact Page for telephone details.
VISITS TO THE CENTRE MUST BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - THANK YOU