Thirty five Beagles ranging from puppies to pregnant moms to adults are scheduled to arrive at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) on Feb. 23. Some of the dogs and puppies are expected to become available for adoption in the next few weeks at RCHS and the El Cajon-based Four Paws Coonhound Rescue and Friends.

RCHS President Jim Silveira said, “Four Paws Rescue contacted RCHS about these Beagles and also a female Pug, her puppies, and five other adult Pugs. The owner was no longer able to provide care for the dogs and she needed our help. Pug Rescue is in the process of finding homes for the Pugs. The Beagles will be coming here. As soon as they’re examined, vaccinated, altered, and pronounced to be in good health they’ll be released by our Medical Director. After that half of them will stay here and the other half will go into foster care with Four Paws Rescue.”

The litters vary in size from an adult female with one puppy to another with a litter of seven. There are four pregnant female Beagles and another five adults with no puppies.

Silveira says that it’s a lucky coincidence that the 35 Beagles will be arriving just days after a Beagle named “Miss P” won the title of “Best of Show” at the Westminster Dog Show. “For these 35 Beagles, the timing couldn’t be better. Beagles are in the spotlight. The attention should attract potential adopters to RCHS and Four Paws, helping to find homes for the Beagles and the other dogs in our kennels and foster care.”

The Beagles will be transported from an undisclosed location to RCHS. Some of the Beagles could possibly be seen by the public as early as Monday afternoon. The puppies are expected to become available for adoption in the coming months.

For more information about pets available for adoption or to make a donation to help cover medical expenses visit RCHS at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, call 760-753-6413, or log on to You can also log on to or call 619-851-1129.