There are some situations where older beagles need new homes. They might be handed into Beagle Welfare, as the current owner is unable to continue caring for them due to a change in circumstances. Some are found wandering and their original owner is never traced. Some breeders will rehome an older beagle rather than keep them in kennels-this is a way of giving a fireside home to a beagle who has been shown or bred from so they have more individual attention. A breeder may run more than one on to show and then let one go. Whatever the reason these beagles may make just as good pets as one acquired at 8 weeks. It can be very rewarding to take an older beagle, particularly where the beagle may have had a difficult start.
Please contact Beagle Welfare if you would like to enquire about an older beagle. They will ask you to fill in a home finding questionnaire and have a home check. A good breeder will do this verbally and both will make you aware of the traits of the breed and what sort of environment is suitable for beagles.