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.

                                                              Watson  - Adopted
Watson is a handsome red beagle from Virginia. He's about 6 yrs old and weighs 26 lbs. He can be a little bit shy I new situations, but overall,  he's a healthy, happy guy - just looking for love and a new home.  Arriving Oct 5.

                                                             Nala - Adoption Pending
 Nala is a sweet little beagle girl who was left in the drop box overnight at a rural West Virginia county shelter. She's 3 - 4 yrs old and weighs about 20 lbs. She's a friendly girl, seems to be fine with other dogs. Nala will arrive in early October.

 Casper is a cute Beagle boy, about 22 lbs and about 5 yrs old.  He's doing well in foster care, is playful and friendly and gets along well with the other dogs.  Coming mid-October.

                                                          Jasper   - Adopted !
Jasper is a happy beagle from Virginia.  He's about 5 yrs old and weighs about 35 lbs.  He might be a Beagle/Bassett mix. He's  sweet and friendly, loves to sniff around like all Beagles do.  Dinnertime is Jasper's favorite time of day and he likes to announce the arrival of dinner to the rest of the beagles at his foster home in Virginia. He's an easy-going fellow and will make a great companion;  Arriving Sept 25.

Joey is a friendly little beagle with beautiful long ears.  He's coming to us form Amelia County Virginia - someone left him outside the shelter.  The shelter volunteers say he is a sweetheart and used to being around people. Probably wondering what just happened to the life and people he knew!  Joey is about 8 yrs old and weighs 20 - 25 lbs.  Arriving in Oct 3.

                                                           Timmy - Adoption Pending
 Timmy is our latest Beagle rescue from Virginia. He's about 2 yrs old and his ideal  weight would be about 30 lbs. Timmy is a friendly little guy in spite of his rough start in life. He's very handsome and has longer legs than the usual beagle.  He's getting healthy at his VA foster home and will arrive in Massachusetts in October.

 Scarlet is coming to us from Virginia in October. She's a friendly, loving,, easygoing dog who loves lounging in the sun.  She gets along with other dogs and is okay around cats.  She's being rehomed because the family took her from the shelter and when they discovered that she is around 8 ys old and not the young pup they thought they were getting, they decided that they wouldn't keep her!  Scarlet has plenty of loving energy to be a great companion - an obviously looks young enough to be mistaken for a younger dog.  She's in good health. Arriving in mid-October.

 Gypsy is a young 6 - 8 month old female Beagle, about 6 - 8 months old.  She was found hanging around dumpster and no one claimed her. Gypsy was taken in by a good Samaritan in Virginia who has fostered her for a few weeks.  She's playful, good with other dogs as well as cats; she's puppy-pad trained and likes belly rubs.  She's a bit of an escape artist and will scale a 4 ft fence as well as trying to dig under.  So secure fencing and supervision while outside is required. Arriving mid October.


Chaz is a charming purebred Beagle boy who turned up stray in western Massachusetts and has been at the local animal shelter for 6 months!  He's friendly, gentle, playful, easy-going - a great Beagle, and it's hard to believe no one has missed this boy.  It's time for Chaz to find another home.  Chaz is 7 - 8 yrs old, 32 lbs, and fully vetted  He is available now.

  Trixie is a little beagle/JRT mix ( we think).  She's a friendly happy dog, she know some obedience commands and was apparently someone's pet .  She weighs about 25 - 30 lbs and is 1 - 2 years old.   Trixie enjoys romping and playing with the other dogs at her foster home.  She'll make a great companion.  Arriving mid-October.

                                                                              Zach and Theo
 Theo and Zach are two cute little beagle boys from North Carolina.  They love curling up together and playing with one another.  Both are outgoing with other dogs and people.  They are sweet, affectionate and engaging with new people on walks and outings.
They've come from a neglect case where a pack of beagles were left to fend for themselves.  These two were in the best shape and are in good health physically and emotionally.  But we think they'd do best when placed together.  We may split them up but require that each go to a home where another dog, preferably hounds, are present.  These boys are 2 - 3 yrs old and will have an ideal weight of about 30 lbs each.  Arriving in Massachusetts in late October.

                                                                                    Lady Luck
 Lady Luck is maybe four years old. She is really a people dog! Loves everyone and just wants to be with her person or people. Lady is close to being house trained, does great on a leash and was fine with  cats. Lady loves kids! She is a little girl, only around twenty five pounds. Lady was dumped in North Carolina in an area notorious for such things, but she is a wonderful sweet girl who deserves her second chance.  Lady is in foster care in North Carolina and will come north in late-October.
 Perry is a young beagle who was found stray in Maine.  He's about 1 - 1.5 yrs old and weighs about 25 lbs, He's a 15 in. Beagle.  perry was taken in by a good Samaritan who found him.  He loves the kids he's met, loves to sniff and track, and is fine around other dogs although may ignore them in favor of sniffing around.  He's somewhat housebroken and should be  fine with a little training in a new home.  Perry has shown not aggression or resources guarding and has no real bad habits other than making the usual Beagle noises and chewing on things as most young dogs do.  Perry is available and is in foster care in Maine.

 Teeney is a pretty 'Warfield Red' Beagle from Virginia. She's a beautiful red and white color, and about 10 years, just settled down not worn out! Teeney  weighs 35 lbs. Teeney is sweet, loves people and other dogs, and is fine with cats.  She enjoys being handled and petted; she's fairly active and loves to scout around the yard and sniff everything;  she is really good on a leash and would be a fine walking companion.   She is very well mannered and does not bark, howl, dig nor chew.   Tenney is very social and loves attention,  she would love to snuggle up to someone on a sofa for a snooze. Teeney has arrived and is ready for visits.


 Hazel is a young black and tan coonhound from Virginia. She's between 10 - 12 months old and currently weighs about 40 lbs. She may have a mature weight of about 45 - 50 lbs. Hazel is a typical coonhound puppy, always ready to play. She likes other dogs and is happy to have attention and petting. Hazel will be coming to Massachusetts in early October.
Follow this link and Hazel is visible on the video at the end:
 Thelma is a calm, laid back girl who watches the world go by. She has beautiful ears and pretty coloring. She just kind of sits in her kennel making no noise waiting to be taken out.  She was dog tested and did well. She does well on leash and loves any attention offered. This gentle girl would make a wonderful companion for someone. Thelma is estimated at 5 years old, 45 lbs., spayed, UTD on shots, and tested heartworm negative. Arriving in October.


                                                                             Karlie  - Puppy!!!
 Karlie is a coonhound puppy - probably a treeing walker coonhound mix.  She's an adorable, playful, loving little hound girl.  karlie currently weighs about 35 lbs.  She should have an adult weight around 55 - 60 lbs.  She is currently 3 months old..  Will be transported in October at about 4 months old.

                                                                     Decker - Adoption Pending
 Decker is a handsome bluetick coonhound from Virginia.  He seems to get along well with other dogs, he's friendly and playful.  Decker is about 3 yrs old and weighs about 70 lbs.  Arriving in mid-October.

                                                                     Sweetheart - Adoption Pending
 Sweetheart has a little white heart on her head and that's how she got her name.  She was found wandering near the county shelter in western VA - someone probably dumped her there during the night.  She's got a great personality, loves people and attention.  She was not interested in cats at the shelter and is probably fine with cats.  Sweetheart is about 3 yrs old and weighs about 50 lbs.  She'll be arriving in October.

  This is Faith - when she was in the shelter she was so terrified, she wouldn't move.  Now that she's been rescued and is in her foster home, she's so enthusiastic and busy playing that she won't keep still for a photo!  Faith is a young beagle/foxhound mix, about 30 lbs and about 1 - 2 yrs old.  She's good with other dogs, she likes to greet new people, she's playful and active.  Faith will arrive in mid-October.

 Annie is a petite American Engisih Redtick coonhound. She was left in the drop box of a rural West Virginia shelter. Annie is very sweet - she was not too comfortable at the shelter - she's moving to a foster and will have plenty of TLC. The vet estimates that Annie is 4 - 5 yrs old; she weighs about 38 lbs. Annie will be arriving in early October.        

 Beautiful Holly is friendly and sweet three to four year old beagle mix girl. She was pulled from a high kill shelter in southern Virginia. She looks like a little elf with her flappy ears. This beautiful girl is on the quiet side and more than happy with a nice walk and relaxing with her person. She gets along great with other dogs and loves the children she has met. Holly is UTD on all vetting, She is a great size too at approximately 35 pounds. Holly is a wonderful girl who deserves her second chance at happiness. Arriving late-October.

Domino is a hound mix from Virginia.  He's 3 - 4 yrs old and weighs about 40 lbs. Domino is a very sweet and endearing little hound.  He's engaging and ready to meet new people and is grateful for some TLC. It seems he's had a rough life, he has and old injury to his left ear - it's not sensitive and doesn't seem to bother him.  Domino is easy-going, doesn't bark a lot and is not destructive or high-maintenance.  He'll be a good companion.  He should arrive in Massachusetts October 10


  Finn is a sweet young coonhound, about a year old.  He's friendly and likes other dogs. He's a friendly hound boy who likes attention He's getting vetted and awaiting transport in Virginia - will arrive in late October.

  Draper is not big, just a very portable 48 lbs ... but he has a BIG personality!   Draper is about 2yrs old and was found skinny on a roadside in the Mountains of North Carolina.
He loves people and sometimes is so excited to greet people that he "grins" and shows his teeth... this is not aggression!  He does settle down and loves to walk on a leash and go for car rides.   He is very well crate trained and  this usually means he either is or will easily house train.
He does not chew his blanket in his crate so he probably will not be destructive indoors.  The person who found him kept him in the garage while at work and said that he did not bother anything.  She did not keep him because she travels often with her work and did not feel it was fair to him to board him that often.  He can be quite active but he has a relaxed "couch potato" side to him once he feels secure.  He needs to be back in a loving home .. this kenneled life is getting him worked up. He does not understand why he isn't getting more attention... he LOVES people.  He is social with other dogs. Arriving early October.

Sanford, a 2-3 year-old, 60 lb, American English Coonhound, was found wandering, and in poor condition, in rural NC. Sanford’s hound “angel” reached out to NECR for help, and now after many months, he’s ready for adoption and will be coming to MA soon. 

From the beginning, this boy has touched those who have fostered him. He has transitioned into homes with relative ease, was quickly housebroken and leash trained, and learned the basic commands (sit, stay,down,paw) in just a week. Beyond his intelligence, Sanford is very social, talkative (but not a barker),  affectionate, a tad stubborn, and highly food motivated.  He gets along with other non-dominant dogs and is indifferent to most cats. This special boy just wants to be part of a family pack.

                                                                   Colby - Adopted
 Colby is a lovable hound dog from southern Virginia.  His Virginia foster Mom says 'Colby is a great dog, sweet, loves attention, and has no bad habits except playing with his water bucket.  Colby has just arrived in Massachusettts and is having a great time at a cageless doggie daycare where he's boarding.  He's always ready to meet someone new and does well with other dogs.  Colby weighs  about 55 lbs.

  Lilly is an easy-going hound girl.  She's sweet and friendly, and very social, not very high-energy.  Lilly is young, cute and spry, and she likes nearly everyone she meets - human or canine. She has quickly become a neighborhood favorite at her foster home because of her sweet outgoing personality. She is a great medium energy dog. She loves walks, hikes, rolling in the grass, playing fetch with her favorite toy, and exploring almost as much as she loves lounging on the couch upside down getting her belly rubbed. She has moments of stubbornness, true to her coonhound nature, where she really would prefer to stay on the couch or chill outside and people watch, but she is easily swayed by treats and dog food. Lilly is eager to please and she has quickly mastered 'sit' and 'down'. She is housebroken, crate-trained, and walks well on a leash (with a gentle leader harness). Lilly has lost a little weight - we've cut back her food a little and have upped the exercise. We crate her when we are away from the house for more than an hour, but other than that she has free reign of the house when we are away for short periods, overnight and when we are home. She can most often be found laying nearby quietly unless it's nearly her dinner time, in which case she bounces up and down happily. Lilly has graduated to being uncrated overnight, and sleeps happily in her own doggy bed in the master bedroom. She would love to try to share a bed with foster brother Arthur, but he won't allow that. If she happens to awaken before us, she waits quietly until we are up and about before moving. Lilly is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 - 50 lbs. Lilly is a good companion for dogs and humans alike.  Her ideal weight would be a little less.  She was a owner surrender in North Carolina. Lilly has arrived and is ready for visits,



                                                               River   - Adopted!
River is a handsome purebred redbone coonhound. River is a friendly, confident dog; he loves to run and play.  He's is an active hound with high prey drive and would do best with some room to run or with an active owner. He has demonstrated his hunting skills and will readily track and capture things.  He's been trained on an invisible fence and with an e-collar on voice command. He gets along well with other dogs, has a happy playful demeanor. River is being rehomed because he was just not a good fit with his last adopter and some family situations made it difficult for them to keep him. He's a beautiful, happy, dog who will be a great companion in the hands of an active, coonhound-experienced owner.  He's about 3 yrs old and weighs about 65 lbs.   River is in foster care in Virginia and can be available in New England any weekend.



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've been hanging out together at their foster home in South Carolina where they love to play and enjoy petting and attention from their fosters.  They are typical young coonhounds, energetic and playful, good with other dogs, and always ready for a good nap after some exercise.  If placed separately, we will require that each has a canine companion in the home.  Watch their video at: 

 We expect them to arrive in Masssachusetts in June.

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

 The Ruff House, Dog Daycare and Boarding in Westford, MA     
Paws Club, Dogie Daycare and Boarding, Stoneham, 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.

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 .   

Coonhound mix, male, ~8 years, 57 lbs. What a lovable character this boy is! Our best guess is that the handsome Bayou is a Treeing Walker Coonhound/Great Dane mix, but we cannot be sure, we just know he is a tall, handsome, stately fellow. True to his hound roots Bayou will sing to you if you ask, and he is vocal when he is excited, which is part of his happy charm. He does get excited when he sees other dogs and wants to greet them, so be prepared for a melodic walk if you live in a busy area. Bayou has a way of making his presence known, but when he plays with other dogs he is appropriate and social. Like most hounds Bayou is going to need a fenced yard as his nose often does his thinking, and while he is good on leash he is strong and prone to following his nose. However, when it comes to people there are few dogs more lovable and gentle then Bayou; he especially enjoys children. He is a sweet soul who is very eager to make his family happy.  Available from Peppertree Rescue in New York contact: 

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     See their short video:

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

Senior Hounds




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