Rescue SPOTlight: Houston Beagle and Hound Rescue

Today’s Rescue SPOTlight shines on Houston Beagle and Hound rescue out of Texas. This is a wonderful rescue that saves the lives of many needy Beagles. They are participating in the creation of Up For Pups’ Rescue Best Practices Manual.

  • Mission: “Our long-term goal is to educate the public regarding the tragic pet over-population problem in the U.S. and around the world, so that rescue will one day no longer be needed.”
  • Date founded: 1990
  • Types of animals you take in: mostly purebred beagles
  • Size of Rescue (Small=less than 50 animals, Mid=51-200 animals, Large=201+ animals): Small
  • Your name: Elizabeth Emery
  • Your position in the rescue: Board Member – Fundraising & Events
  • How long you’ve been with the rescue: almost 3 years
  • What you like best about animal rescue: attempting to make a difference
  • What you think is hardest about animal rescue: having to say we can’t take one because we have no room
  • Share one quick story about a rescue experience: For the most part, people that have beagles are extremely fussy about where they are boarded.  I decided to offer boarding in my home for my previous fosters.  I love having them come back to me for a while and being able to spend time with them again.  It gives me the opportunity to see how much they’ve blossomed in their new homes.  And that makes me feel better about giving them up.