Northeast Coonhound Rescue   

Available through Northeast Coonhound Rescue and our Beagle Rescue Program:
These dogs are in foster care in Massachusetts.  If you are interested, send us an email
with the information asked for on the 'Adoption Application' page. All of our rescued dogs
are fully vetted: spayed or neutered, up-to-date on shots, tested for heartworm,  and intestinal parasites.  They are treated if necessary before being made available for adoption.       
Please visit the Adoption Application page to apply.

A big THANK YOU to the folowing folks who help us care for our hounds:

 The Ruff House, Dog Daycare and Boarding in Westford, MA        
 Holliston Meadows and Holliston Animal Hospital, Holliston MA
 Paws Club, Dogie Daycare and Boarding, Stoneham, MA               
 Tailwaggerz, Doggie Daycare and Boarding, Newton MA
  Woburn Animal Hospital/Ledgebrook Kennel, Woburn MA
 Bob McCullough, Training, walking and boarding. Arlington area MA
                         Specialist in E-collar off-leash training.
 K-9 East Training, Billerica, and area, MA                                     
 Bette Yip Training, Arlington, Burlington and area.

Tulip is a tri-color beagle, 3 - 5 yrs old, ad about 28 lbs.  She looks like she was taken care of well in her previous life - she's very engaging and social and could lose a few pounds.  Tulip is calm, sweet, affectionate, friendly, happy, and very responsive to touch. She came over to our volunteer immediately looking for attention.  Rolled over for belly rubs a couple of times and was voice responsive. Just adores the kennel aid - looks up at him with gentle, beseeching eyes. 
Tulip is getting vetted and awaiting transport in NC -  will arrive in mid-February.

Toby is a cute bluetick/tri-color beagle. He's a calm, easy-going beagle who can be a little cautious I new situations, although he is not skittish or fearful. He's loving and affectionate and our NECR volunteer who evaluated him in NC said that he actively sought her out for petting and belly rubs.  He responds well to petting and seems to find it very calming.  He's a low to medium energy dog who wants to please. Toby is 3 - 5 yrs old and weighs about 25 lbs.  Toby is getting vetted and waiting for transport inn NC - will arrive mid February.

                                              Didi  - Adoption Pending
 Didi is a 5 month old Beagle puppy, full of playful antics and energy.  Her Virginia foster says she is 'absolutely adorable'.  Didi weighs 18 lbs and will be arriving Jan 24th.


  Noel is a pretty tri-color girl from Virginia.  She's 3 - 4 yrs old and weighs about 25 lbs.  Noel is friendly and good with other dogs.  She was picked up as a stray but from her behaviors, seems to have been someone's pet.  She was already spayed, which is another indication that she was not a hunting dog.  Noel will arrive in early February.

  Penny is a happy, social Beagle girl from Virginia.  She's 5 - 6 yrs old and weighs 28 lbs.
  She needs to loose a couple pounds.  She LOVES attention...gets excited every time she sees you.  She seems fine with other dogs, even the bossy female at her foster home; we're not sure about her exposure to cats.  Her foster Mom says  " Very loving and free with kisses. Does squeal when she sees you but doesn't bark much.  We crate when we go to work but she does fine at night not in one. Great on a leash and in the car. Housebroken. EASY "  Penny seems like she  would be fine with kids.  Penny has arrived and is ready for visits.

                                                    Rebel - Adopted
 Rebel is a cute little beagle mix from Virginia.  He's about a yr old and weighs 25 lbs. Rebel is a playful young dog - should be a great companion.  Arriving mid-January.

Marco is a friendly and energetic beagle who loves to play and loves attention. Marco weighs 28 lbs. and is about 3 yrs old. Marco is a confident, well-socialized beagle. He would be a great companion for another dog and would love a fenced yard to romp in.  Marco has arrived and is ready for visits.

Buster is a Beagle with a lot of personality.  He's settling in at his foster home in Virginia, where he's getting along fine with the other dogs and everyone he's met.  Buster is an insistent participant in family activities, he can be quite comical at times.  Buster is 10 yrs old and is doing well at making a big adjustment to a new life.  He is being rehomed due to his original family having a toddler and a baby on the way.  Buster would do best with no toddlers in the home, unless they are visiting children and closely supervised - they just make him a little cranky.
Buster is in good health and will make a great companion. He has arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits.


                                                      Chance  - Adoption Pending
 Meet Chance he is a 35-40 lb beagle/hound mix.  Chance loves life!  Chance loves to run and play with other dogs, loves water, loves to play with toys!! Chance would do best with children over 7 years of age that are big enough to run and play with him.  Chance knows some basic commands like "sit" and "leave it".  He is crate trained and house trained.   Chance would benefit from some continued basic obedience work, but he is easily trained as he is food motivated (you have to love hounds for that).

Chance walks well on a leash and does not pull too much.  Chance loves his people and loves to hang out with them.  He enjoys "hoof chews" while he is lounging with his people. Chance has a middle of the road energy level and would do well with a consistent schedule with daily walks/hikes and play time with other dogs.  Chance is a little too interested in cats - so no cats please.  Won't you consider taking a chance on "Chance"?

Videos of Chance playing with his friend Otis:

Anna is all dressed up with nowhere to go ! - wearing her little pink coat. She would like to be going to her Forever Home soon.  Anna is a sweet little beagle mix from North Carolina.  She gets along great with other dogs, is very friendly and engaging with new people, and is comfortable in her crate.  Anna is housebroken, and gets along well with other dogs at her foster home. Anna is full of playful energy, and the ideal home for her would have another dog in residence and a fenced yard for playtime, experience with hound breeds is also a plus.   She likes to have her people around, so a home where everyone disappears off to work during the day is not going to be a happy place for Miss Anna.  Anna weighs about 21 lbs and is between 1 -2 yrs old.  Anna has arrived and is ready for visits.

 Max is a strikingly handsome young hound mix, probably bluetick American English Coonhound, Beagle, and something else.  Max is 9 months old and weighs about 40 lbs.  His adult weight should not exceed 50 lbs.  He's a bit smaller than most male purebred coonhounds.  Max is great with other dogs, friendly and engaging with people, good with kids. He has a nice personality and even the vet in NC, who sees dozens of rescue dogs every week, remarked about what a cute and friendly dog Max is.  Max is housebroken and crate-trained.   Max was an owner surrender in North Carolina.  He was adopted as a young pup by a family for their children.  Taking care of a dog proved to be too much for the family and they were ready to take him back to the county shelter.  Shelters in the south are full of hounds at this time of year with the end of hunting season - so it's not a good place to be.  A good samaritan intervened and took Max to her house, but she has an aggressive older dog, so Max had to stay outside.  He's been alternately tied in the backyard in the cold, and sleeping in a crate in the garage for the last few weeks, while his helper sought a rescue for him.  We've taken Max into NECR,  he's in foster care in NC, he's been neutered and is getting ready to come north.   Max will arrive Jan 24th.

Chloe is a beautiful hound girl from Virginia.  She's probably Treeing Walker mixed with American English coonhound.  Chloe is 3 - 4 yrs old and weighs about 50 lbs. She's arrived at her Virginia foster home where she'll be vetted and will await transport.  Her foster there says she's a wonderful hound girl with a pretty face and beautiful long ears.  She walks well on a leash, is gentle and doesn't bark a lot.  Arriving in early February.

 Felicity is a foxhound from Virginia.  She's 1 - 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.
She'll be a good companion or family dog - she likes to meet new people, has been great with kids and other dogs. Felicity was fostered in a home in Virginia, she is housebroken and crate-trained.  She also ignores the cats at her foster home.  Arriving Jan 24.

 Juliet is a sweet little hound mix from Virginia.  She was the shelter favorite there.  She's laid-back, friendly, a nice easy-going hound who would be a good family dog.  She enjoys petting and likes to meet new people.  Juliet is between 1 and 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.  Arriving in Mid-February.

Lizzy is a petite little foxhound mix from North Carolina.  She's a 'lemon-spotted' hound, cream with tan markings.  Lizzy is 1 - 2 yrs old and weighs about 40 lbs.  She's very sociable, loves to meet new people, is affectionate and likes to be petted.  Lizzy enjoyed playing with the other dogs at our volunteer's home in North Carolina.  She seems to be very easy-going and should make a good transition to family life. Arriving in mid-February.

This sweet and affectionate 1 – 2 year old Treeing Walker girl was rescued from a rural high-kill shelter in South Carolina late November.  At the time, Heidi was emaciated and malnourished.  Since then, she's put on 9 lbs and now weighs 44 lbs; Heidi will probably be close to 50 lbs at full weight, and once she's developed some muscle mass.
Heidi has blossomed in the care of her Foster Mom, and she's now ready for her forever home. She gets along exceedingly well with other dogs, and will at times lay down for what she believes to be a dominant dog, even if it's one quarter her size! In her daily trips to the local dog park, she’s respectful and gentle in her play. Likewise, Heidi greets most people with a kind look, and will lean when touched. She has learned not to jump, though with her foster Mom she’ll hug as she’s learned it’s permissible.  Except in play, Heidi rarely barks.
 Heidi is happy, spirited, yet basically calm, friendly, affectionate, even-tempered, and just grateful to be touched and talked to kindly. She’s also house broken and crate trained, and getting better on leash.  More recently, she’s learned the pleasure of car travel and will settle down on more extended drives.  At home, this girl loves her pull and chewy toys, and lately has been making her own fun with a tennis ball! And when not engaged in play, Heidi adores lying in the sun and nuzzling. Unfortunately she doesn’t stand still for photos (far preferring to get close to me) so most are taken when she’s at rest.
Heidi is up to date on all her shots, and is being spayed this week. What this girl really needs now is a loving home with a fenced yard. A play companion would be ideal.  She desperately wants another dog to play with, and only now is beginning to reconcile herself to the fact I don't play like a dog! Heidi's a "hugger", a characteristic behavior for the breed. As such, she's probably not suitable for a family with very young children.
Transport  North can be arranged.

Courtesy Listings

The dogs listed here are adoptable through other organizations or individuals.  Northeast Coonhound Rescue has not evaluated these dogs and has no information on their health or temperment.  All information and negotiations regarding these dogs are beween the adopter and the organization listing them below. If no contact is given, please reply to us and we will forward your inquiry to the responsible person or organization in possession of the dog .   


Francine is a 1-2 yr old spayed female black and tan coonhound, around 45-50 lbs.  She is HW- and up to date on her shots.  When we first met her, she was feral and trying to care for her 10 puppies under a vacant house.  We were able to get 9 of her pups and find them new homes, but it took another 8 weeks to catch her and her last pup.  Francine has always been a timid dog as who knows how long she was on her own and what kind of experiences she had had around humans up to that point (probably not too good). She is much more comfortable with women than men, but will warm up to men over time. 

(One of our volunteers here is quite large and has a mustache...think Paul Sr. from Orange County Choppers! And he's one of her favorites now.) She walks well on a leash and does know her name.  She gets along well with our dogs here, big and small, male and female, but is food aggressive, so she needs to be fed separately.  Francine does love treats and will take them from your hand.   We do have numerous cats and she is very aware of them, so I’d be hesitant to place her in a home with cats.  She hasn’t eaten one or anything, but I haven’t given her the chance to try either.

Francine would be best with a quiet home with another dog as a ‘buddy’ when her humans are gone.  A chaotic, busy household would not be the best fit for her.  Young kids do make her nervous…she cowers or hides, but has never tried to bite.  Francine needs a new home to be patient and understanding of her needs.  Once she trusts you, you'll have a friend for life.  If interested contact:

Duke is a handsome purebred redbone coonhound. 
 Duke likes walks, day care, snuggling, laying on the coach, driving in car, being with people, his kennel (with a special cookie and/or a squeaky toy-loves to be in his kennel by 7pm, but likes the option to leave the kennel if he chooses), counter surfing,  dog parks, playing with other dogs, running, LOVES Hiking & trails, Loves to play hide and seek, he loves to hear himself bark, going thru the trash….he LOVES his “people”  Dislikes: cats, pulling his tail, cleaning his ears, people yelling (if 2 people are yelling at each other he will get right between them and bark), when people leave, thunder. Because he is a big dog (he is 80 lbs of pure muscle), he would not be good with kids under 10yrs.  He would be better with an older couple with no kids that have time on their hands and have lots of room to run and no close neighbors. 
Currently Duke has 1 acre of fenced in yard, He is also trained on the invisible fence.   He has had obedience training and knows is stuff, he walks very very well, he just gets excited once in a while….remember he is a hound and can be stubborn from time to time.  Contact us for details.

"Luukas is a beautiful 2.5 year old Black and Tan Coonhound. He's originally from Florida and experiencing his first New England winter. All bundled up, he's ready for adventure!

His owner is seeking a new home for him because he isn't getting along well with her other dog. However, both his vet and trainer believe that this is not dog aggression but rather that he should be an "only child" and not have to split the attention and love of his owner. 
Luukas loves sniffing and exploring outdoors and afterwards snoozes happily on a soft bed (or on the sofa, preferably next to his human.) He gets along well with other dogs when properly introduced but hasn't been tested with cats. His personality is sweet, sensitive, enthusiastic, vocal, and eager to please. He has completed two obedience classes successfully and knows basic commands. He's currently working on learning a trick or two. He loves a good stuffy and chew toy. As with any hound, he can be distracted by good smells. A fenced yard in which to explore and scent would be ideal. In the summertime, he's an avid swimmer.

Luukas does have some special needs. He has advanced hip dysplasia and requires pain medication, a soft bed, and monitoring when he plays with other dogs (rough play causes pain.)
He also has separation anxiety and a home where his humans are present during the day, or where he can go to work with you, is best.

Luukas has a big, gentle, houndy heart and will return your love many times over if you welcome him into your life."      If interested contact:

Bodie is available from Forever Home Rescue in Medfield MA.  He has been returned due to his not liking the 28 yr old son in the family. He barks like crazy when he sees this young man---not the fault of the young man. Coonhounds can be funny that way. He is fine with all other people and likely will be fine in a dog-experienced home with firm leadership.
Bodie is a 1.5 yr old, 85 pound, medium to high energy, easy to love boy who wants to please his people. He loves everyone and every dog. He will bark at cats but not go after them. His favorite thing is to play and run outside.
If you can give this University of Tennessee mascot his forever home, please contact Forever Home Rescue at As with all our dogs, he would be best suited for a family with children over 5 yrs old.

                                                                      Beau and Boone
These two male redbone coonhound buddies are looking for a home seperately or together.  They could no longer stay in their home and were taking in by a good Samaritan who can no longer keep them herself.  They are 2 and 3 years old, crate-trained, and enjoy romping in their fenced yard.  They are a little goofy and would benefit from some obedience training, but are both handsome purebred redticks.  they have barked at the cats in the home but have not tried to hurt them. Both would be better with older children.  Contact  if interested. Located in Connecticut.

Please visit the following coonhound and beagle rescue sites:         American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue
They have much more than Black and Tans - Check here for Blue-Tick and Redbone Hounds too.          Maine Coonhound Rescue   
Check here for coonhounds available all over the country - mostly Redbones.

Greyhound Friends, Hopkinton, MA  Hound Friends Program

B.O.N.E.S.  Beagles of New England States   - Beagle Rescue




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