In just eleven years, B.O.N.E.S. has rescued more than 1,350 beagles
that were surrendered, abandoned, neglected or abused, and found loving, adoptive homes for them
throughout New England!
Additionally, the Sensational Senior Beagle Program was established to provide senior dogs
a home with a "supported adoption" for their remaining years.
We can only continue to rescue beagles with your help.
The stories below are just a few of the happy endings made possible by
our dedicated team of volunteers and the generous donations of supporters like you...
Happy was wandering the streets of a small Massachusetts town when the Animal Control Officer took him in and immediately recognized his sweet nature, happy personality and gave him his new name. The kind ACO cleaned him up, but it became apparent that potential adopters were deterred by Happy's age and severe dental disease. When he became too stressed at the shelter, the ACO reached out to B.O.N.E.S. and Happy was taken into the Sensational Senior Beagle program.
B.O.N.E.S. financed the removal of 18 teeth and had a growth removed from his ear. He was then relocated to a loving foster home. After a couple of weeks, Happy's foster family knew they could never part with him, so he was officially adopted. Happy is now truly "happy" and an adored member of his forever family.
Bailey entered the B.O.N.E.S. program because he had a little too much beagle energy for his elderly owners. Luckily, Peggy, a B.O.N.E.S. volunteer, was willing to foster Bailey and teach him good manners so he could find his forever home. Soon after Bailey arrived at Peggy's home, she was contacted about an older beagle in her area that needed to be rehomed immediately. She took Sammy at a moment's notice and helped get him into the B.O.N.E.S. program.
Little did Peggy know Sammy and Bailey would become best buddies. When potential adopters came to meet Bailey, they saw firsthand how bonded Sammy and Bailey had become. Without hesitation, they decided to adopt them together - more proof that B.O.N.E.S. is lucky to have some of the world's best adopters! Sammy and Bailey are treasured by their new family.
If ever there was a true rescue success story, it's little Maja. Last December, B.O.N.E.S. received a call from a woman who owned Maja for almost a year. Because of her financial situation, she could not provide Maja with the medical treatment she needed for what turned out to be as many as 30 seizures a month.
When other shelters and rescues might have refused to help her, B.O.N.E.S. didn't walk away. Instead they brought her into the program and placed her with an experienced and dedicated foster family. After a series of visits with veterinary specialists, Maja went on medication that helped control her seizures. With a few adjustments to her medication, the seizures were brought under control and she has not had one since March 2013.
In foster care, Maja has evolved into an amazing little beagle girl. She learned to socialize with her beagle foster brothers and other dogs she meets, has become house-trained, realized that she loves to ride in a car and most importantly, has learned to trust and love her humans. While she will always have to be on her seizure medicine, she will also be a very loving pet for some lucky adopter.