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.

Betty is a small beagle mix - maybe mixed with Bassett.  She's just 7 - 8 months old and weighs 18 lbs.  Betty loves attention,  she's playful and affectionate.  She does well with the cats she's met, and is good with other dogs too.  Arriving March 6.

Chance is a 2 yr old beagle/hound mix, weighing about 30 lbs.  Chance is quiet, sweet and docile - he's a nice boy and has a very cute face. Chance has been great around the cats he's encountered at his Virginia foster home.  Arriving March 13.

  Lucky is a happy friendly little beagle mix from Virginia.  He's about 2 yrs old and weighs about 30 lbs.  He has a lot of personality and is an active dog. He enjoys his playtime and would be a great companion for another dog.  Arriving March 6.


                                               Tulip  - Adoption Pending
Tulip is a tri-color beagle, 3 - 5 yrs old, and 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-March.

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 in NC - will arrive mid February.

Frasier is a friendly little beagle from Virginia.  He's 1 - 2 yrs old, friendly and engaging with new people, and gets along well with other dogs.  Frasier has arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits.

Petey is a young beagle/hound mix, about 8 mos old, weighing 25 - 30 lbs. Petey looks like a miniature Foxhound.  He can be a little cautious in new situations, but warms up quickly and is comforted by attention and petting. He's a very sweet boy who will blossom with some love and attention.  Petey enjoys the company of other dogs too.  Petey has arrived in New England and is ready for visits.

                                            Jackson  - Adopted
Jackson is a cute little beagle/hound mix from North Carolina. He's 8 months old and weighs about 25 lbs. Jackson is being vetted in North Carolina and is waiting to come up.  Our volunteer who visited him there said " Jackson is a great little doggie and our 9 yr old boy walked him with no problem. He justs wants to be held and petted; he has loads of personality and love to share."  Jackson has arrived in New England and is ready for visits.

                                                                       Anna  - Adopted !
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, she likes to play with other dogs, but would also do well as an only dog if she has the company of her people for several hours during the day.     Anna weighs about 21 lbs and is between 1 -2 yrs old.  Anna has arrived and is ready for visits.

River is a handsome purebred redbone coonhound from Virginia. He and his friend Stoney were found stray.  River is 2 - 4 yrs old and will have an ideal weight of 55 - 60 lbs.  He's putting some weight on and has just been vetted in Virginia.  River is a happy, playful hound.  He enjoys attention from people, and likes to play with other dogs.   Arriving in Massachusetts mid-March.
You can view a video of River and Stoney at:

  Stoney is a redtick American English Coonhound from Virginia.  He's 2 - 4 yrs old and was found stray with his friend River.  Stoney is a bit cautious in new situations and was not too happy about having his picture taken here. You can view a video of River and Stoney at: 
You can see in the video that he does want to approach the kennel assistant and receive the same attention as River - and he finally sits nicely to receive some petting.  He'll be a good companion and will blossom in a home environment with some patience and TLC.  The shelter is a stressful place for many dogs.  Stoney will have an ideal adult weight of about 50 - 55 lbs.  He's been vetting and is awaiting transport north, expected to arrive mid-March.

 Sadie is a pretty purebred Redbone coonhound who was found stray in NH last Fall.  She has had a bumpy road to rescue and the first family that adopted her from a NH shelter could not keep her.  Sadie is a friendly, sweet girl; she's good around kids, good around other dogs, and seems to tolerate cats without chasing. She is comfortable being crated for short periods of time. Sadie is fostering in southern NH with a couple of redbone coonhounds ad is doing well getting settled there. She is available for visits.
 June is an adorable hound mix from Virginia.  She loves other dogs, and is friendly and engaging with people.  June has been hanging out at her Virginia foster home since last summer with her buddy Barney - their intended rescue was never able to take them. June loves the water and her favotrite activity last summer was hanging out in the kiiddie pool chasing minnows.  She's young and playful and would make a good family companion.  June is 1.5 years old and weighs 35 -40 lbs.  Arriving March 9th.

This is a very special hound girl who is slightly 'special needs'.  Liberty is blind in her left eye due to a congenital malformation.  It's not giving her any trouble and she gets around normally.  Liberty was given her name at the shelter because of her beautiful redtick and bluetick coat.  She's red, white and blue!  She has a sweet and loving demeanor, she good-natured and has a happy soul.  Someone dumped her at the shelter - probably because of her eye - and this girl deserves better.  Liberty is in Virginia.  She is fully vetted and ready to come up.  We will transport her to a waiting family or long-term foster.  Please contact us for more information if interested.

Barney is a handsome foxhound/treeing walker coonhound from Virginia.    Barney has been hanging out at his Virginia foster home since last summer with his buddy June - their intended rescue was never able to take them. Barney is a goofy, playful, friendly boy. He's about 2 ys old and weighs about 55 lbs.   He enjoys playing with the other dogs at his foster , he's very comfortable around people and is well-socialized. Arriving March 9th.

                                                     Rex  - Adopted
Rex is a handsome purebred redbone coonhound from Virginia.  Rex was surrendered as part of a neglect case and spent part of his former life malnourished and tied to a tree.  But Rex has a thriving spirit and has not lost his trust and affection for people.  He's sweet and friendly, loves to give hugs, and seems grateful for attention and petting,  He also appears to be housebroken.  Rex will arrive in Massachusetts in mid-February.
                                                            John Luke
  John Luke is a purebred treeing walker coonhound from Virginia.   John Luke is a male Walker, approximately 1 to 2 years old, 60-65 lbs, and his former owner told the shelter in Virginia that he is great with kids and basically a big lap dog. He is fairly calm in his kennel, especially for a big guy that has been cooped up for so long. John Luke likes his outside exercise time and is very sweet around people. He has also done well with other dogs that we've tested him with at the shelter.    Arriving end of February.

                                                           Max - Adopted
 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.  A good Samaritan helped Max find his way to our rescue.  Max has arrived and is ready for visits! He's in foster care in Massachusetts where he enjoys playing with 2 female coonhounds all day! Max would do fine with another dog in the home, or as a single dog as long as he has playtime and some exercise.

 Meet Caley!  She's a wonderful foxhound/treeing Walker mix from North Carolina.  Caley is a 1 yr old female who was picked up as a stray.  The NC volunteers describe her as happy, loving, obedient, submissive, polite, well-mannered and gentle.  Wow! - who sent this girl to 'Manners Class' ?!  Caley knows some of her commands like sit, shake, no and stop.  She is good with other dogs, walks well on a leash, and likes to give plenty of kisses, hugs and tail wags.  We fully expected someone to come and reclaim this girl while on stray hold, but no one seems to be looking for her and her stray hold time is up, so she must go to rescue. She is being vetted and scheduled for transport north mid-March.


Kelly is a petite lemon and white foxhound mix.  She's 1 - 2 yrs old and weighs about 40 lbs.  Kelly is a sweet sweet girl who quickly adjusted to the routine in her foster family. She loves going for walks and playing with the other dogs in the park, and gets along great with the resident coonhound and 2 cats. She's a real snuggle bunny and sleeps on the bed cuddled between her two humans. She's housebroken and lets us know when she needs to go outside. She's a slipper thief and counter surfer, but we're working on that. Any family would be lucky to add Kelly to their home. Kelly has arrived in Massachustts and is ready for visits..

Hazel is a pretty redtick American English Coonhound from North Carolina.  She's about 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.  Hazel has a nice personality, she can be a little cautious in new situations, but she likes being petted and enjoys the company of people and other dogs.  Hazel seems good around cats, she's gets along well with other dogs and is kenneled with another dog who she loves in NC while she's awaiting vetting and transport.  Hazel is just a good little hound girl who wants t be loved.  Hazel will arrive in late March.



Laverne and Shirley are two redtick sisters from Union County SC.  We can place them together or separately.  These beautiful redtick girls are between 1 and 2 yrs old, about 45 lbs each, they are a little shy and have lived outside so are making a transition to enjoying comfortable surroundings and toys.  They've just been vetted and are settling into their South Carolina foster home.  We'll have more information as they begin to reveal their personalities.  We expect them to arrive in Masssachusetts late March.

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 .   

Bodie is available from Forever Home Rescue in Medfield MA.  Bodie would probably do best in a home with other hounds.  He loves his people and is friendly and affectionate.  He's good around other dogs.  For some reason, young males ( humans) make Bodie very anxious, so he would do best in a family with no male young adults.  Bodie would do best with a dog experienced owner and some structure.
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.

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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