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Doggie Ground Rules

This page includes important member rules, reminders, vaccination requirements, along with age limitations. Venues may have their own rules and their rules always override the group's rules.

If you have questions or suggestions for new rules, please email the organizers here.

  • Members must have a beagle or a beagle mix and live in the DC metro area*
  • Non-aggressive beagles only
  • Senior beagles are always welcome
  • Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult
  • For the safety of your children, children should ask permission before approaching beagles - some beagles may not be child friendly
  • For the safety of all of our beagles and owners, all beagles must be up to date on their rabies vaccination, with current tags visible on their collar or harness - some indoor facilities/venues may require other vaccinations so please look at the event description
  • Neutering/spaying is not required but some indoor facilities/venues may require it - please look at the event description to find out for sure
  • No beagles in heat, please
  • No puppy-selling or solicitations for breeding allowed at our meetups or through our meetup group
  • All beagles must stay on leash until in fenced area - once in the fenced area beagles must be off leash and within view/voice control of owner at all times
  • Please clean up after your beagle - pick-up baggies may be provided in some places but bring your own just in case
  • At dog parks, please bring water for your beagle - most indoor venues provide water for us
  • Please do not bring food or treats with you into the play area - as you probably know, beagles have strong noses and they will not leave you alone if you have food or treats
  • Please post messages and photos about you and your beagle(s), only. Messages and photos not related to our group's purpose do not belong here.
  • RSVP-ing is required to attend an event. 1 RSVP = 1 person. Please don't include your beagle(s) in the RSVP number.
  • "No shows" (if you RSVP and don't show up) are discouraged and they will be tracked. It's not fair to the event host who put a lot of time and effort into the planning of the event. Upon 3 no shows you will be reminded of the no-show policy. Upon the 4th no-show you will be removed from the group.
  • You must visit the DC Beagles website at least once every 6 months or you will be marked as an inactive member. Inactive members risk being removed from the group.
  • Finally...this is a friendly group where we all do our own socializing and make the most of every event. Please don't expect the Organizers to introduce members to each other. Please come to the events with an open mind and ready to mingle, and of course to talk about our beagles and other potential areas of common interest!

Members that violate these rules will be removed from the group.

*If you have another dog in your family that is a non-beagle that dog is welcome at our dog park events and other events in public spaces (e.g. happy hours, walks, hikes, cruises)!

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Adopt a Beagle August 31, 2016 1:09 PM anonymous
Doggie Ground Rules January 7, 2015 11:24 AM anonymous
About DC Beagles June 6, 2013 1:32 PM anonymous

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