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Beagles and Buddies

Rating: 4.79 stars   14 reviews 125

Address:

23430 U.S. Hwy 18 Apple Valley CA 92307 USA

Mission:

Rescue. Rehabilitate. Rehome.

Programs:

Rescue shelter dogs (beagles, mixed breeds, those at-risk, seniors, wounded and ill dogs get a second chance), we accept owner surrendered pets, strays and homeless canines. Spay and neuter. Rehabilitate.Microchip. Vaccinate.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Beagles & Buddies has been rescuing dogs for many years. Their Apple Valley facility is large with plenty of room for the dogs to run and play. All types of dogs are rescued so if you are looking to adopt, you have lots to choose from. Many are rescued from the kill shelters just before their time is up. B&B is a no-kill shelter.

 
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Exceptional hard work in finding just the most compatible family that will be able to live, love and respect the companionship of all in the household. Some dogs have special needs and some families have special needs. It is imperative that all aspects of the adoption process is followed so everyone is happy. Many dogs find these homes at Beagles and Buddies. It is a great adoption center and a sanctuary for many dogs who can live our their lives there. Lots of space and play areas for all.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

AMAZING how much these people care about the dogs they rescue. I adopted my beagle from them 15 years ago just because I saw a picture of the young dog on the internet. Only problem was that I lived 3000 miles away. After many long emails and telephone conversations, they agreed to let me adopt the dog and then helped with the arranging of transport. Beagles and Buddies made such a positive impression on me 15 years ago, that I have continued to follow them and am still amazed at their selfless generosity in caring for the animals as long as their need exists. I finally, after 15 years, was able to make a personal visit to Beagles and Buddies in Apple Valley and was really taken aback by what I saw. Dogs running around everywhere - enjoying life, free to roam, play and explore... dog utopia. The animal's welfare was paramount, addressing the dog's social and medical needs. Elderly or dogs with special needs were doted on and kept in quieter areas away from the noise an activity of the younger ones. A residential home was open for dogs to wander in and out of, jumping on sofas to get better views out of windows or napping under tables... a content, comfortable home-life for the dogs. Beagles and Buddies has created a unique kennel model; by largely eliminating the kennel, they have created an environment whereby, even if never adopted, the animals will live out their natural life in a very pleasant, social and free environment. While able to offer a small monetary donation to their wonderful cause, I know it takes serious money to sustain such an operation. I can't even imagine what their annual dog food and veterinary bills look like, let alone all of the other costs involved in keeping their doors opened and providing a caring, quality life for so many homeless dogs. There is a desperate need for organizations such as Beagles and Buddies to care for abandoned, lost or unwanted animals. After spending time at Beagles and Buddies, it is clear that they are deserving of every cent bestowed upon them. They do this work for the sheer love of the animals and I do not know what the animals would do without them. The dogs at Beagles and Buddies were not frightened and stressed. They were happy and safe and they seemed to know it. There is a special place in Heaven for Connie Kramer and her B & B team of deeply caring volunteers.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have gotten two dogs from B and B. Twelve years ago I adopted Amity ( black) and four years ago Bernadette ( white). The people at Beagles and Buddies care about dogs and try to match you up with someone that is right for you. I will adopt from them again. Just love Connie and the whole gang there for all the hard work and compassion.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Every easy to work with. I enjoy their post on Facebook.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer for Beagles and Buddies by running their Facebook page. I've volunteered for a local shelter and there is no comparison the good that Beagles and Buddies do compared to the local shelter. The local shelter only wants to horde their money in Wall Street stocks and bonds (millions of $) and only spends about $40,000 a year on the animals.

I would spend one day a week transporting dogs for Beagles and Buddies from the high kill shelters in the Palm Springs CA area. That was the highest level of satisfaction ever....I stopped counting how many animals that I saved after 18 months. Each of those dogs were so fearful when I would pick them up for their 2+ hour drive to the shelter. Once they got to the shelter, they were overwhelmed with all the love and kindness they received from all of the volunteers.

 
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In April 2015 I adopted loyal buddy, a 13 year old, deaf beagle. Buddy had been at B&B for seven years.

The adoption process was through and easy. Yvette and Connie were the best.

Full medical history, lab results, leash, collar, bandana were included in the adoption. He came freshly bathed as well.

Plenty of follow up with the B&B staff. Buddy was overjoyed at his new home in far FAR Northern California...ocean beach, redwood trees, and snowy mountains 45 mins away.

What more could he ask for other than more dinners and treats?

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Beagles and Buddies was wonderful with our latest adoption, Loyal Buddy. Buddy was 13 years old at the time of the adoption and has been a wonderful addition to the family.

B&B made sure we were fully aware of the breeds traits, requirements for exercise, food temptation, and with Buddy being a "senior citizen" the special care he may need.

B&B did follow up communications to make sure that Buddy was fitting in with his new siblings, Suze and Maxx.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

For over a decade, I have assisted many 501(3)c animal rescues. I can tell you that there are VERY few animal rescues that operate with the COMPLETE, LONG-TERM EXCELLENCE & RELIABILITY that defines Beagles and Buddies in SoCal.
Beagles and Buddies would be an exemplar animal rescue for Lowe's to both help and be associated with.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This shelter is the best in the area! The dogs at Beagles and Buddies seem to be happy little characters. I remember one day I was there looking to adopt a dog and I sat down on a bench under a tree just as they allowed the big dogs out for a little exercise. The dogs surrounded me and they were all so friendly and wanted to give me a lick. It made me think that if Heaven is half as nice, that would be wonderful!
I got two of my dogs here and I always send friends who are looking for a dog to B & B!
Sincerely,
Joyce Gibson

 
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I reached out to beagles and buddies to help an injured homeless dog name Gage. He was pulled from a kill shelter 1 hour before he was to be killed because he was a pitbull and a possible fighting dog. He was injured sick underweight had pneumonia. He ended up having surgery in his face and mouth! After spending time at an animal hospital he went to b&b for more medical care and training! After several months at b&b he was eventually adopted and is now a happy and well behaved member of our family! Thanks to B&B for giving this homeless boy a second chance at life! This is just one of the many happy endings and second chances at B&B were all dogs are loved and can live there safe well taken care off for their entire life.

 
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