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Midwest BREW Logo TransparentMidwest Beagle Rescue, Education and Welfare, Inc is a 501(c)3 non profit, all-volunteer
organization dedicated to rescuing beagles from high-kill shelters. We adopt beagles to
families within Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, western Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and
have also placed beagles into loving homes in Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri. If you adopted from us as BREW Midwest, rest assured we are still here for you and will honor all contracts.


Important update concerning COVID-19

Due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 (Coronavirus), government restrictions, and in concern for the health and safety of our volunteers and their families, we are temporarily suspending accepting new adoption applications until further notice. We cannot in good conscience do home visits, and do not wish to create a backlog of applicants when we can’t move forward with our adoption process.  We are working hard to stay on top of the situation as it develops, and will keep you posted with any updates.

Many of our fans have been asking about our plans to hold Beaglefest on Saturday, May 16. At this time, we have not made a final decision as to continuing or cancelling. We are watching the Coronavirus updates daily in both Illinois, where Beaglefest is held, and in all of the Midwest BREW states, where people would be traveling. On Sunday, April 18, we will make a final decision on if our favorite fundraiser can still be held, rescheduled, or cancelled. In the meantime, stay home, stay safe, and let's get this virus under control!

Thank you for your unwavering support, your understanding, and your patience!


Help Wanted: Foster Homes Desperately Needed

  • Do you love dogs?
  • Do you want to learn more about the beagle breed?
  • Do you have space, time and energy for another dog?
  • Do you enjoy training and teaching dogs basic manners?
  • Are you up for some unconditional love?
  • Are you ready for a challenge?
  • Do you want to save a life?

We receive pleas on a daily basis from shelters, animals control officers, vet offices and the general public asking for assistance in placing beagles in need. Most of the time, the request for assistance is the dogs last chance…and if we can’t help because of our lack of foster homes, the beagle usually find his/her life on the line. Unfortunately, we NEVER have enough foster homes. Please consider becoming a Midwest BREW foster home and experience the joy of saving one beagle at a time in your own home. What a wonderful way to teach your family and friends about giving back and making the world a better place. The average stay for a beagle in a foster home is two to three months. Some beagles take longer to place and some are placed shortly after arriving at their foster home. These sweet little hounds are depending on you to help them in their time of need…will you be there to provide a temporary home, love, and guidance until their “FOREVER” home is found?

Midwest BREW does not operate a kennel or shelter, so foster homes are critically important to the work we do. Click on the "Fostering" tab at the top of the page to learn more or email us.


Don't forget to visit our store for all your beagle related shopping needs!

Please visit the Store tab at the top of this page to purchase Midwest BREW and beagle related items.
They make great gifts and all proceeds from the store go directly to the rescue.

We have new items in the store including 4 new t-shirt designs, wine glasses and beer mugs!

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Senior Beagles deserve a great home too!


Please consider adopting one of our senior beagles!

Midwest BREW is proud and excited about our senior beagle program: Amazing Assortment of Retired Beagles or AARB for short. Our AARB program includes a reduced adoption fee for our available beagles that are age 8 and older and a newly instituted AARB Fund which we will use exclusively to help our senior beagles.

More information about our AARB program and our new AARB Fund, can be found by clicking the "AARB Senior" link located in the gray bar at the top of each page or click here for a direct link.



Upcoming Events:

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are suspending all monthly adoption events until further notice. In addition, the Chicagoland Pet Expo scheduled for
March 20, 2020 - March 22, 2020 has been cancelled.





Check it out...Midwest BREW is featured in BRAVO's Unleashed!




Meet the Real Shelter Dogs of the Midwest, Adoptable Beagle Edition!


Click on the picture or on the "Calendar Contest" link at the top of the page
for more details and information.