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Beagles of New England States (B.O.N.E.S.) was founded in June of 2003 with a mission to rescue, rehome, spay/neuter, and provide necessary medical care to beagles in need in the New England area. We endeavor to improve the quality of life for beagles in New England through outreach and education programs.

Since inception, B.O.N.E.S. has rescued more than 1,785 beagles
that were surrendered, abandoned, neglected, abused or used for laboratory testing, and found loving, adoptive homes for them throughout the New England area!

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. Please click here to make your donation.

The story below is just one of the happy endings made possible by
our dedicated team of volunteers and the generous donations of supporters like you...


AsherAsher came to us in March of 2021 as an owner surrender from a family who realized they were not able to take care of a young hound puppy. He was seven months old and like most puppies, was full of energy. His idea of sleeping during the day was a power nap that lasted about 30 minutes. After his nap, he was up and running around, getting into everything!

AsherOne of our experienced foster homes raised their hand and offered to take and work with Asher while he went through his "puppy" period. Her patience and dedication to helping animals reach their full potential helped Asher maneuver through his crazy growth spurts!

While in foster care, he learned how to walk on a leash, learned house and crate training, loved playing in the snow, realized he could play by himself and with all his other friends, and considered himself to be a large lap dog! Asher was becoming a wonderful young adult!

To help him continue to mature, his foster mom also took him to a training class for puppies where he learned to be a bit more disciplined in his reactions to things. This only added to making him the great dog he is today.

In January 2022, a repeat B.O.N.E.S. adopter contacted us about adding a third dog to their household. They noticed Asher on our website and asked about him but because he was still a puppy, they decided he was not ready to be a companion to their older beagles.

Flash forward to May 2023--the family contacted us again after losing their beloved 10-year-old beagle. As Asher was still available, could this be a good match? This family could offer him everything his foster home wanted for him - a large, fenced yard, another sociable beagle that Asher could continue to learn from and a family with a lot of beagle experience.

A Meet & Greet took place at Asher's foster home and it couldn't have gone any better. Asher joined his family on June 26.

He spent his first afternoon and evening exploring his new surroundings with his family and with his new beagle sister, tirelessly playing "fetch" with his new dad in the yard and then hopping up on the sofa next to his new mom as though that was what he always did. His first night was spent in a human bed.

Asher waited a long time for a wonderful match. Countless thanks to his foster mom, whose loving patience in fostering Asher was rewarded by watching him mature into a beautifully socialized young adult dog. Special thanks to Asher's adopters, who never forgot about him and who have quickly and happily welcomed their "goof ball" into a special household.

It takes a village to help our dogs and Asher is proof of what a great foster home and support from many in our organization can do for our dogs. Welcome home, Asher!