St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in Madison says it was contacted about a month ago. The dogs were transferred from a recently bankrupt lab in Warren County.
The center says the beagles all are males that are 3 years old and are in good condition.
They are all named after signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Branchburg shelter manager Colleen Harrington says the dogs were neutered, given a bath and received a temperament evaluation.