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Do You Have to Pay to Rehome a Beagle?

Do you have to pay to rehome a Beagle? If you surrender your Beagle to a shelter or to a private rescue, you will likely have to pay a fee. Fees at shelters are typically between $50 and $150. What a private rescue charges depends on the organization. The fees help to defray the cost of caring for the pet, but they do not fully cover the amount that will spend on the dog.

What If I Rehome My Dog Myself? 

If you choose to rehome your Beagle yourself rather than surrendering him to a shelter, you should charge a rehoming fee to any potential adopter. Why is a rehoming fee important? Unfortunately, there are people who scour classified ads and other listings for dogs that are free to a good home. They pretend they will make the Beagle part of their family and then either turn around and sell the dog or use it for dog fighting or in other horrific ways.

Charging a rehoming fee of at least $50 greatly reduces the chances of that happening. It also shows that the adopter is willing to invest in the dog. If they aren't willing to pay $50-$100 to adopt the dog, will they be willing and able to pay for vet bills if the dog becomes ill?

Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com has information about all the steps you should take when rehoming your Beagle. The site also features impressive tools that make it easier to find the perfect home for your Beagle. Create a pet profile (with a video!), communicate with potential adopters, upload vet records, and more.

Whether you're surrendering the dog or rehoming the Beagle yourself, a rehoming fee is an important part of the transaction. When you choose to rehome the dog yourself, you'll have peace of mind that he's in a safe and loving home. 

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