Tall Tails Beagle Rescue

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Who We Are

Tall Tails Beagle Rescue is a 501c3 non profit that works to find homes for unwanted Beagles, Beagle mixes and occasionally deserving pups of other breeds that are in need of rescuing (we call them "honorary Beagles!)

The rescue was founded by Chris Abbe in 2005. Chris began rescuing beagles back in 2000 with Nittany Beagle Rescue in Lemont, Pennsylvania following the tragic loss of his own beloved beagle. After years of working with other rescue groups, he relocated to southern Maine in 2005 and founded Tall Tails Beagle Rescue.

Beagles are a member of the scent hound group. They vary between 13 and 15 inches at the shoulder and usually weigh between 20 and 30 pounds. They possess a short coat and are easily groomed. Beagles often live to 15 years.

Our rescue dogs have all been examined by a veterinarian, brought up to date on their shots, spayed or neutered and have had their temperament checked.

Adopting a Rescue Beagle

Anyone interested in adopting through Tall Tails Beagle Rescue must fill out an Adoption Application. Once approved the adopter must sign an Adoption Contract. One of the stipulations in the contract is that the Beagle will be kept as a house pet and must be returned to Tall Tails Beagle Rescue if the adopter can no longer keep the Beagle.Our adoption fee is $200. All of our dogs are spayed/neutered and up-to-date on vaccines. To read more about our rescue and adoption process - please visit http://www.talltailsbeaglerescue.org/.


We are a small, privately run non-profit organization. As a result, we receive no county, state, or federal funding to assist with our rescue efforts. We are dependent on those who share our mission and believe in what we do. We believe that every dog that enters our doors deserves love and care, regardless of their physical condition.

We work hard to get them on their way to becoming healthy, happy, and headed for their forever homes.  Please help us to help them. 

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Our Wish List

We are always in need of supplies for our dog as we care for anywhere from 10-20 rescue pups at all times. We greatly appreciate any in-kind donations!

-- Towels, Blankets, Dog beds
-- Dry dog & Canned food - i.e., California Natural, Natural Balance, Taste of the Wild, Blue Buffalo, Wellness, Canidae
-- Dog treats (dye/color free)
-- Kongs/Durable Toys (no stuffed toys please - the beagle just chew them up and spit them out!)
-- Nylabones Medium and Large
-- Busy Buddy Toys
-- Cleaning supplies: bleach, paper towels
-- Leashes (canvas/cloth - no flexi leads please)
-- Harnesses & Martingale collars
-- Flea/Tick Prevention: Frontline, Advantix, etc.
-- Joint & Skin Supplements - Salmon oil, Dasuquin, Cosequin

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Foster Homes Needed!

Currently Tall Tails Beagle Rescue is in desperate need of Foster Homes. Fostering a dog is a great way to help that does not cost a dime. You provide the love, exercise and daily care - we take care of the rest. Fostering is also a great way to see how a dog fits into your home before making a lifetime commitment. Our foster homes have first option to adopt the dogs in their care. If you are interested in fostering, please email chabbe@aol.com.

Come Visit Us!

Once we have received an adoption application, we welcome prospective adoptive families to visit the dog(s) of interest. This helps to ensure a good match between dog and adoptive family. Most of our rescue dogs are kept on site in our rescue kennel - although some may be fostered in private homes.

For more pictures and updates on available dogs - please visit Tall Tails Beagle Rescue on Facebook.

Tall Tails Beagle Rescue
81 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Freeport, ME 04032
Phone: 207-797-5392

Email: chabbe@aol.com
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