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FUN Beagle Games for the Whole Family!

We hope that your Beagles are enjoying the company of their human family who are staying home to help eliminate the COVID-19 from the country.

Here are some FUN Beagle Games brought by BEAGLE FREEDOM PROJECT,
a non-profit animal rescue and advocacy organization and the world’s leading organization for rescuing and rehoming animals used in experimental research.

Download and print these games and enjoy them with your whole family!

Beagle Walk – Oct 10th – Orakei Basin

Important Note: change of meeting place due to closure of planned Carpark

Location: Orakei Basin

Date: October 10 2015

Time: 10am

Meeting Place: “Park and Ride” carpark next to Kings plant barn

Route: travel along Tamaki drive from the CBD until you come to Ngapipi Road on your right just pass the Orakei Motor Boat Club, travel along approximately 300 mtrs to Orakei Road on your right, approximately 50mtrs from this intersection is the entrance to the car park of the Kings Plant Barn, turn right into this, there is a “Park & Ride ” Railway carpark, we will meet here.

Walk details:

The walk is a circular walk around the basin, there is a pathway from Orakei Railway Station and under Orakei Road that leads directly onto the boardwalk that crosses Orakei Basin beside the railway line. The Basin is a Tidal lagoon in a Volcanic crater, this walk takes you through small patches of bush and up high onto the ridge for a view of the city Skyline.

The walk is a mix of levels and steep paths, steep steps, suitable for most ages and levels of fitness and mobility, designed with flat shoes or running shoes in mind. This is a dog friendly walk with off leash area.

Walk Time approximately 45 minutes

Home Found – Sofie

The lovely Sofie now has a new home. Thank you everyone who applied to adopt her.

If you are interested in re-homing Sofie, please call Terry Humphries on 021 274 9145, or email at

Name, age, sex and colour of your beagle Sofie, 5 ½ years, spayed female, tri-colour.
Name of the breeder Jan & Alex Newton
Character of your beagle Sofie has lived with us from birth so is good with people. Diane has previously done home based childcare & Sofie loved having the children around. She continues to need further socialisation but loves playing with other animals. If they don’t play with her she will eventually leave them alone.She can get over excited when someone comes to the door & will bark & may pee however we make her lie down & stay before we let anyone in & ask them not to acknowledge her immediately.She has always enjoyed a large outdoor area & will find a warm sunny spot to sleep in during the day.We know of no allergies or sensitivities.

She has always slept indoors in someone’s bedroom. Our daughter did let her sleep with her but in our bedroom we always had her in her bed & she was tied in or she would sneak onto someone’s dressing gown or spare pillow during the night.

She is toilet trained but does occasionally pee when submitting. More work for us to ensure it doesn’t happen & she hasn’t done this for some time.

Any training your beagle has had We had puppy training & applied this to Sofie.When requesting something she will normally lie down rather than sit but does sit as well.Has to lie down & wait for her dinner until we give her her command to eat.Has had a lot of training to do tricks for food rewards & loves doing them.

We walk her strictly with no toilet breaks or stopping to sniff.

Always ongoing work.

Additional Information Council registered & microchipped.Vaccinations, worm treatment and flea treatment are up to date.Last date of vet visit was in September prior to going into kennels for Labour Weekend.

Protest Rally – Leave animals out of legal high testing

You may be aware of the “Leave Animals Out of Legal High Testing” campaign. 

Under the Psychoactive Substances Bill currently before parliament, party pills and other legal highs will have to be proven safe before they can be sold.

Thousands of people have signed a Petition calling for a clause in the Bill that “prohibits animal testing in any proposed legislation aimed at the regulation” of these substances.   The Petition is being presented (along with oral submissions) to Parliament at 1pm Tuesday May 21. 

Those of us who can’t be there will be leading the charge here in Auckland at the same time, demonstrating our support of the Wellington action. Please take some time out and join us – all dogs very welcome.

Meet at the carpark, first right at the roundabout, Pohutukawa Drive, entrance off Greenlane Road West, 12.30pm, Tuesday 21st May.  

Any queries please email  For more information on the campaign visit

See further information on the issue below:

We would like to see a clause to be added to the Psychoactive Substances legislation that specifically prohibits animal testing, on the grounds that it is unethical to use animals for testing of recreational drugs and because there are non-animal tests that can be used instead.

The science is clear that there are alternatives to animal testing in many cases of research.

There is a whole host of options to test new drugs for safety:

  • computer models that can predict how chemicals will impact human health
  • laboratory analysis and cell experiments that can rule out a lot of the more dangerous substances
  • there are also microchips and models made to mimic the operation of human organs like lungs, livers, or bone marrow to understand what effect certain substances will have.

They can do a lot of the work just as well as, or better than, testing on animals would. Importantly, if it is not specifically ruled out with a clause in the legislation, animal testing will be used by these companies as it is cheaper and most will contract out animal testing to India and China who have little or no animal welfare legislation for laboratory animals.

There are precedents for the ruling out of animal testing for other recreational drugs and products:

  • The United Kingdom has banned animal testing for alcohol, tobacco, and cosmetics.
  • Belgium, Estonia, Slovak Republic, Germany have also all banned testing tobacco and Canada.
  • The European Union banned animal testing for cosmetics.


FOUND BEAGLE – Toby has been found. :)

Update: Toby returned home after 4 weeks lost in the Titirangi bush. He was super skinny but otherwise unharmed. Excellent news.

Lost Beagle (Toby) in Titirangi Highland Avenue on Saturday the 9th of February.

Toby has gone missing from Titirangi Highland Ave in Auckland on Saturday the 9th of Feb. He is a Beagle, microchipped and has a black collar with his name and contact phone number written on a blue tag.

If there’s any news please contact us on 027 555 2260 or 09 8498207.
More information and photos of Toby here:


VARC Beagles – Do you have one or suspect you have one?

If you brought your beagle from Margaret Harkema (VARC the Valley Animal Research Centre) or suspect it originated from her please URGENTLY contact Stacey – or in the second instance

Margaret Harkema, the woman behind VARC, is suing TV3 and Lisa and Stacey has been asked for some help gathering information. They desperately want to contact anyone who bought a beagle from Margaret, or even anyone who suspects their beagle originated from her.

Contacting these people is crucial to the defense of TV3. Margaret has hired the top media lawyer in NZ apparently and is going hard.

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