Happy Tails


Hope –  A True Happy Camper

This story touches our hearts deeply.  Hope had been sitting at a local shelter waiting for her owner to come and get her.  It never happened.  When we picked her up, it was obvious she had not been well taken care of by her previous owner.  Her feet were infected as well as her ears and other medical issues. .  We provided her with much needed medical treatment. She responded well to all the treatments and was ready for a home of her own.

Now because she is older, she was passed up at adoption events more times than we can count.  Until one day, the nicest couple came to one of our adoption events to meet a Beagle they saw online. Hope watched as they met the other Beagle.  Turns out the Beagle they came to meet was not a good fit for them.  Hope saw this as her opportunity to try and get a home.  She barked and barked and barked to get their attention.

As the couple was ready to leave, the husband looked over, saw Hope jumping up and down and barking as if to say “what about me, what about me!!” the husband pointed to Hope and his wife agreed to come and take a look at her.

Hope put  her best paws foward, it was instant love for the three of them; however, her story does not end there.  Hope’s new parents are avid campers and have taken Hope on many camping trips which she absolutely loves more than anything.

Hope  has become such a regular well behaved Beagle at many of the National Parks, that while camping  recently, she was bestowed the honor of becoming a Bark Ranger. She joins the high ranks of Smokey the Bear and several human park rangers with their mission to keep the National Parks, safe and clean.

Hope proudly wears her badge and is eternally grateful to her parents and to us here at Bean’s Beagles for giving her such an incredible loving life.  Hope is truly a grateful and loving happy camper.

Hope,  we love you and are so very proud of you.  Happy trails, Hope !



   Good things come to those who wait

Blue’s dream of a forever home finally came true.  Even on his saddest days, he never gave up.  He knew the perfect home was out there for him.  Boy was he right.  After being passed up over and over again, he finally landed the perfect home and with a brother to hang with.  Blue’s shelter and kennel days are over.  His family loves him so much and his brother Rockford is so happy to have Blue for a brother.  Beautiful Blue we will miss you but we are so very happy for you.   We will love you forever !







    From South Central to a Beach city – Ollie’s story

Ollie  does not look like a typical Beagle.  He is actually a Sheltie-Bassett.  Due to the fact his owner(s) had too many dogs, Ollie,  most likely the senior dog of the pack,  was the chosen one to be dumped at the South Central-Los Angeles Animal Shelter the day before Christmas Eve-2017.  Receiving news another animal rescue declined to help Ollie,  Bean’s Beagles members Dolores Ellis  and Yolanda Macias  could not turn their backs on Ollie especially during the Christmas season.

Ollie’s Christmas wish came true on December 26th when Dolores and Yolanda rescued him from the shelter.   Now came the hard part,  finding him a place to stay until a foster could be found.  After an abundance of networking BACK BAY ANIMAL HOSPITAL located in Newport Beach, California, said they would be more than happy to have Ollie board with them until other arrangements could be made.

Ollie’s Christmas wishes and dreams continued to grow as an angel by the name of Leah, read on social media, Ollie needed a foster. She immediately contacted Bean’s Beagles Dog Rescue asking if she could foster him.  Filled with gratitude, the answer was “yes ! “.  Leah visited Ollie and it was love at first sight for both of them.

A few days later after Ollie had been cleared of kennel cough, Leah brought him into her home.  Ollie was in heaven as  Leah showered him with love, care and happiness, things he so desperately needed and deserved.

On January 27, 2018 Leah officially adopted Ollie and everyone at Bean’s Beagles Dog Rescue could not be happier for the both of them.  Ollie went from being alone and unwanted to becoming one loved and cherished beautiful boy.

Leah and Ollie attended and volunteered at our recent adoption event at the EARTHWISE PET SUPPLY store in Huntington Beach.  Although Ollie was surrounded by beautiful ladies at the event, he only has eyes for Leah.

Leah and Ollie, you have touched our lives in a forever heartfelt special way.  We love you both and wish you years of happiness together.


From mommy to Princess

A local shelter contacted us regarding Iris  who came in as a stray and no owner was found.

When we picked up Iris, we were told she had some what appeared to be mammary tumors.  We quickly jumped into action and took her to our vet.  The vet said “those are not tumors, those are puppies, she is pregnant”.  Well, we were not about to turn our backs on Iris just because she was pregnant.  Nope,  nope and nope.

Bean’s Beagles gave her the best care possible.  Iris gave birth to adorable puppies, who were adopted out once they were old enough to leave mom.   As soon as Iris recovered from delivery and being a great mom to her puppies, it was her turn to find a home.  Iris hit the jackpot!

A very nice adorable couple, came and met her, fell in love and now the retired mommy is living the dream with her forever family who just loves her with all of their hearts and treat her like a princess.   Way to go Princess Iris, we miss you, love you and are so happy for you.  Good girl ! 






Wow, Wow, Wow!  We cannot even begin to tell you how incredibly happy we are for this little guy.  Many of you remember Oreo as a terrified little dog who ran away from foster home after foster home and froze every time he met someone new or was in an unfamiliar situation.

Although he seemed happy to be living at the kennel sitting on top of his igloo, surrounded by friends, Oreo had a well kept secret he finally reveled.  He wanted a brother, a mom and dad who completely understood him and were willing to be sincerely patient and shower him with love.

Enter Demetri & Courtney and their beautiful Beagle Argent.  You see Demetri & Courtney had been following Oreo’s story.  They completely understood Oreo’s fears and what he needed because Argent had similarities like Oreo when they first adopted him.

On meet and greet day, it was love and understanding at first sight.  Oreo could not believe what he had been hoping and wishing for was coming true.  Argent and Oreo hit it off from the moment they met.  As far as Oreo was concerned Demetri & Courtney were the parents he always wanted.  Wala !  A forever home was born.

Oreo now spends his days happily  going for long walks on the beach with his family, car rides, park visits, going on new adventures and hanging out with Argent.   Recently the bonded brothers participated in their parents’ wedding both as”Best man”.   The perfect wedding party.

Is this the best happy beginning ever or what?

We love you Oreo, Demetri, Courtney and Argent. May you always be happy together.


RUSTY – A happy new beginning for a happy boy  














We received word a Beagle mix had just been turned into a  shelter due to aggression issues with his family.   We immediately took action and welcomed Rusty in to our rescue.

Rusty never wanted to talk about his past but he did tell us he was afraid of people especially men.  We understood, people some times scare us too.  Bean’s Beagles slowly and patiently worked with Rusty on building his confidence showing him that all people are not bad.  Rusty began responding in a positive manner.

Juan and Carmen a really nice brother and sister team contacted us and said they  were looking for a small dog.  They saw Rusty on our website and wanted to meet him.  They both understood what Rusty needed, patience, trust, training and fun, lots of fun including games of fetch the ball, walks and hiking.

Rusty felt an immediate closeness to Juan and told us he was ready to leave Bean’s Beagles and start his new life with Juan and Carmen. He felt everything was going to be okay now.

What a life he is having.  Continuing education (training) walks, games of fetch the ball and even birthday parties.

Yes, Rusty turned two and look at that birthday cake made especially for him by his new family members.  Yum, yum !

Thank you Juan and Carmen for your commitment and love for Rusty.  He will be loyal and grateful to you forever.  You are in our hearts which are filled with love and gratitude!



BONDED & HAPPY TOGETHER  – Lucas & Pepper  

Lucas and Pepper the most bonded pair of adorable seniors were sent to us because their parents wanted to travel the country without them.  Bonded senior pairs are a little harder to place because most people just want one Beagle. Even if it took a little longer, we were not going to split these two up.  Not only did they love each other very much, Lucas who was starting to go a little hard of hearing, depends on his soulmate Pepper for a little guidance.

CV-19 began in March of 2020.  The kennel we use when we do not have fosters was going to close due to this pandemic, which meant we needed to find fosters and find them fast.  Robb Sutton, a Bean’s Beagles Angel put the word out we needed fosters.

Volunteers and fosters from Beagle Freedom Project came to the rescue.  Anne and Randy Moore contacted us and said they were interested in fostering Lucas & Pepper.  We did a meet and greet.  It was love at first sight for all parties.  Foster turned into adoption.

We hold Anne and Randy very close to our hearts because it takes unique and extremely special people to take on a bonded senior pair.  We will forever be grateful to them for what they did for Lucas and Pepper.  They have given them all the love in the world and a happy life they truly deserve.

Special Bean’s Beagles love to Robb Sutton, the volunteers, the fosters and Shannon Keith at Beagle Freedom Project for stepping up to help all of our Beagles who needed foster homes during the CV-19 crises.  You are forever in our hearts.

Lucas & Pepper, we love you so very much!