It’s been a minute since we’ve communicated with our supporters through our monthly newsletter. Our work, however, has NOT stopped, and now we’re back to share with you some of what’s been happening at the rescue recently.
After a very difficult Beagle March Madness, where it was almost impossible to keep up with beagles found as strays, surrendered, or living in shelters, the madness continues. Despite the craziness, there are great stories of survival, hope, and lots of beagle cuddles. In mid-April, we announced on our social media platforms that between January and April, SFBR had TRIPLED the number of dogs that we helped during the same time period last year. We’re happy to report that those numbers continue to rise!
We’ve welcomed some adorable beagles of all ages, sizes and temperaments – many of whom have already been adopted or are in loving foster homes. We’ve also taken in TWO separate puppy litters and their mommas – one from Lee County and another from the Tallahassee area. Stay tuned for updates on those little cuties. And, our reach continues to expand, as we partner with shelters and other rescues throughout the state and find loving homes for our dogs far beyond South Florida.
Our work is only possible because of the support of our volunteers and donors, who always answer when we ask for help and show up for our dogs in unexpected and impactful ways. Thank you, and let’s continue to work together to save the lives of more beagles and hounds.
Howling Good Times
Beagles in Color
Let’s celebrate the start of summer with our beagle friends! Join us on Sunday, June 11th for some fun in the sun at our Beagles in Color meet-up. We’ll gather from 9-11 a.m., while it’s still cool-ish, at Pawcrest Park at Suniland Park, 12855 Pinecrest Parkway, Pinecrest. Our group photo is scheduled for 10 a.m. See you there!
PetWell Clinic’s Summer Soiree
Join us on Saturday, June 24th, as we participate in PetWell Clinic’s Summer Soiree at Society Las Olas, 301 S.W. 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. We’ll be on site from noon to 3 p.m. with some of our adoptables as well as merchandise for sale to benefit the rescue. Other pet-friendly small businesses and vendors will be showcasing their merchandise. Come out and support your beagle rescue!
Flamingo Flea’s Puppy Brunch
We are incredibly grateful to all those who came out to support SFBR at Flamingo Flea’s Puppy Brunch on April 30th in Fort Lauderdale. We were the featured rescue organization at the event, and it was a huge success. We are happy to report that EVERY dog we brought to the event has been adopted! We’d like to thank Tarpon River Brewery for hosting us, as well as Samantha McGraw and her beagle Ted for spreading the word about our rescue’s mission.
Bailey’s Cheer to 20! Birthday Bash
It's not every day that we get to celebrate a furry friend’s 20th birthday! We were honored to host Bailey’s Cheer to 20! Birthday Bash on May 10th at Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Co. We were so happy to celebrate this incredible milestone for Bailey and his family together with our beagle friends. Bailey has beat so many odds – he was rescued in Williamsburg, VA when he was seven and was heartworm positive. Thirteen years later, and in his second year of chemo for lymphoma, Bailey is the perfect example of what true love and care can do. Happy Birthday Bailey! We love you!
We have so many stories of success to share. Take a look:
ROGER: This little bundle of beagle/basset joy, who was found roaming a public park in western Miami-Dade, is living his best life with his brother Brian and pawrents. He’s taking weekly training lessons to work on his resource guarding and loves to chase lizards and get into his folks’ vegetable garden.
RIDDLE: Mr. Riddle, now Henry, is enjoying adventures in the Redlands with his new dad, and loves to visit his foster mom and brothers from time to time. Riddle came to SFBR from Wakulla Animal Services along with two other hounds, and we’re so happy he’s getting the love he has always deserved.
BROOKE: This beautiful American Foxhound was found roaming the dangerous streets of South Florida – TWICE. SFBR came to her rescue, and this gentle giant is now living an amazing life in beautiful Marco Island.
ABBY: Sweet Abby may be 11 years old, but her zoomies are definitely puppy-level. Abby came to SFBR as an owner-surrender, and her fosters describe her as an absolute delight, perfectly well-behaved, and gets top reviews. Abby is on her way to her forever home this weekend, where she will be loved and cared for like the princess that she is.
LOLA: Once fearful and shy, thin and with severe skin allergies, Lola has overcome so much since she was adopted by her loving family in Naples. She loves to sunbathe, eat the crumbs her toddler brother drops at dinner time, and has claimed a spot on the couch next to her fur dad. She’s even graduated from doggie training.
NINA: Nina (formerly Isabella) was one of the first hounds SFBR rescued in January from Alabama. She was living in unsafe conditions and was heartworm positive. After living several months with her AMAZING foster parents, Nina became an official member of the family this past weekend. She’s currently in Connecticut for her summer vacation, where she’ll be able to explore many acres of land along with her fur siblings.
TEETER: Sweet Teeter, now Poppy, loves nothing more than to look out the window from her bed strategically positioned on the staircase in her new home. She came to SFBR in February from Wakulla County with a group of three hounds. She was heartworm positive and remains in treatment to ensure she overcomes this hurdle. Poppy has officially become a member of her foster family. She’ll live happily ever after with her fur brother Pepe, also a rescue dog.
DOLORES and LAUREN: These sweet seniors came to SFBR from Lake County Animal Shelter. After spending some time decompressing in their foster home, both girls have been adopted by wonderful parents who are spoiling them rotten.
JAY: This quiet gentleman also came to SFBR from Lake County, with a severe skin condition. Thankfully, Jay is now part of a four-member rescue pack, where he feels right at home.
REBA: This chunky sweetheart, who was found roaming the streets of Little River, settled right in with her foster family - and her foster brother Bingo. And she never left. This was a foster fail, and we’re so happy she’ll enjoy endless walks in the park with her forever family.
PENNY LANE AND THE PEANUTS GANG: Sweet Penny Lane and her puppies -Violet, Spike, Thibault, Peppermint Patty and Freida- came to us in March. Penny nursed her puppies and all of them are thriving in their new foster/adopt homes. And Penny Lane is enjoying some couch time with her fur sister Dora in Broward County.
BUDDY: When someone tells you not to lose hope, believe them. Buddy, a precious senior dog, went missing for SIX MONTHS in Coral Gables. In April, with the help of our team of amazing volunteers who never gave up networking Buddy, he made his way back home after being found by a good samaritan shivering outside a hospital in Aventura. We are so happy Buddy is now sleeping in a warm bed surrounded by those who love him most.
Established in early 2022, South Florida Beagle Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue and advocacy organization committed to re-homing beagles and beagle mixes – and any furry four-legged friends that come our way.
Led by founders Yessy, Karla, and Irene, SFBR relies on fosters, volunteers and donors to make a difference in the lives of animals across South Florida. Since its inception, SFBR has helped approximately 40 dogs and cats find loving foster and forever homes, shielding them from cruelty and harm.