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.

 Blanchard is one of our ragin' Cajun Beagles from Louisiana.  Blanchard and Snoopy were rescued in May and have been waiting to come up - now it's finally their turn.  Snoopy has a home waiting, but Blanchard still needs an adopter.  He's a happy, active, typical Beagle.  He's confident and social, good with other dogs and easily warms up to new people. Blanchard is about 3 yrs old, weighs about 25 lbs  Arriving in early July.

 Wesleigh is a 10 mo old female Beagle, about 20 lbs.  She was the shelter favorite at Charle City shelter in VA.  She's sweet, playful and good with other dogs. She's done well with the cats at her foster home.  Wesleigh will be arriving in early July.


 Trooper is a little Beagle from Virginia.  Relatives handed him over to a rescuer we know after trooper's owner died.  He's been a pet so should make an easy transition to a new home.  Trooper loves attention an is a friendly little guy.  He's about 5 yrs old and 20 - 25 lbs.  Arriving in early July.

 Nellie is a charming little middle-aged Beagle.  She thrives on human company and likes attention.  She is doing fine with the other dogs at her foster home, but in general, might be happiest as an only dog, or with another, older non-alpha dog.  She doesn't like other dogs intruding on her when she's sleeping or resting.
Nellie is housebroken and crate-trained. She travels well in our out of a crate. She has not been destcructive in her foster home.  Nellie has had some recall training, and will come in from the yard at her foster home when called and rewarded with a cookie. She responds well to verbal reinforcement.  Nellie has come a long way at her foster home.  She arrived in poor condition with Heartworm, but has been treated and vetted and is doing very well.  Her foster Mom says 'Overall, she's an easy keeper and just wants to be loved. She pretty quiet since she doesn't have that beagle "bay" but instead, hoots. Literally, she says "who" in a soft voice. Every once in a while she'll belt out quite the "WHO" that even takes us by surprise, but generally it's quieter than the other hounds we've seen.'
Nellie is 7 - 8 yrs old.  Arriving in Massachusetts in mid-July.

 This happy and sweet 20 lb boy was pulled from a high-kill shelter in NC where he was due to be euthanized the next day. Sam is approximately 7 years-old, and has been with a loving foster family and their four Beagles since March. Sam is energetic, loves playing with other dogs, and is great with kids. He’s also intelligent and a fast learner. His antics, including walking backwards, balancing on his hind legs, and eating his meals are quite to watch. Sam is ready to head North to a nurturing home with lots of activity.

                                                                  Bindi - Adopted !
 Meet Bindi, our all-time favorite Bunny Beagle! This 19 lb, two year-old, girl was found alongside the road on an icy NC night, abandoned at the end of rabbit hunting season. Bindi is irrepressible, full of gumption, and loaded with personality. Charming, sweet, affectionate, and cunning, she amuses with her bunny-like behaviors and daily antics. And she amazes with her intelligence and sensitivity. On the scent of a rabbit, Bindi is in charge, just as she is with most dogs – eager to play, and not to be denied. Bindi will do best in an active home with another Beagle/Hound and plenty of room to run. Arriving late June!

                                                          Huey - Adopted !
 "Hi - I'm Huey, the newest Beagle rescue at NECR - nice to meet you ! " Here's a cute Beagle, friendly and engaging.  He loves to play and gets along well with humans and other dogs too.  Huey is about 35 lbs and 2-4 yrs old.  He'll be arriving June 27-29.


                                                              Darla  - Adopted !
  Darla is a real easy older girl.  She was surrendered by a hunter in northern New England  and her hunting days are now over - time to start living a comfortable life!  Darla appears to be housetrained, and gets along with dogs. She walks nicely on a leash, and is  crate trained.  She's quiet and mellow, and always wagging her tail. It's hard to believe that she wasn't always a house dog - she's made a great transition at her foster home.   Darla is about 8 yrs old and weighs about 25 lbs.  Darla is fostering in Maine and visits can be arranged.

 Ginger is a pretty redtick hound mix.  She's been living in New Hampshire with a family and a coonhound companion.  Ginger is housebroken, affectionate, good with kids, and good with most other dogs..  Ginger has a lot of energy and needs to get good exercise.  She walks nicely on a leash; she likes to be petted. She would be an ideal companion for someone who runs or has an active lifestyle.   Her previous family had a baby and did not have time to meet Ginger's needs - she's a good girl, she's trainable, and has potential to be a great companion.  Her ideal home would have a secure fence and someone home during the day.  She would also benefit from some obedience training.  Ginger is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.
Ginger is available for visits.

 Colby is a lovable hound dog from southern Virginia.  His foster Mom says 'Colby is a great dog, sweet, loves attention, and has no bad habits except playing with his water bucket. Colby is a little thin, but otherwise, a beautiful hound boy.'   Colby is about 1 - 2 yrs old and should have an ideal weight of about 55 lbs. Colby comes from an area where hound dogs don't have much of a chance to be adopted from rural local shelters.  He'll be on his way to a better life in Massachusetts in mid-July.  We'd love to have an adopter waiting for him.
                                                              Red Tick Puppies
  We have a litter of 5 redtick puppies coming.  They will be 4.5 - 5 months old on arrival at the beginning of July.
  There are 2 males ( Charlie and Calvin); and 3 females ( Jackie, Jenny and Josie ).

                                  Charlie                                      Calvin


                                                    Charlie, Calvin, Jackie, Jenny


                                                         Calvin and Josie

Haley is a young mix from Virginia. She is 1 - 2 yrs old and about 45 - 50 lbs. She's a happy, engaging, friendly girl. She walks well on a , is crate-trained. Haley likes to nuzzle and be petted and she'll lean on your legs or put a paw up to let you know that. Haley probably has some hound in her, might be part lab too.   She's getting used to the sights and sounds of suburban living - is not comfortable around a lot of traffic noises and congestion yet.  She's doing well at her foster home and gets along well with the other dog in the home.  Haley is available for visits at her foster home west of Boston.

 Peaches is a magnificent two year-old, 58 lb, American English Coonhound (Red Tick). A classic beauty! She’s also affectionate, calm, inquisitive, happy, friendly and playful. Peaches enjoys her car rides, loves people and attention, and savors her loves to nuzzles. This gal gets along well with other dogs, and would benefit from a large yard with a play companion. Seems like she would not be trustworthy around cats. Fully vetted arriving June 27th.

 This lovely lad, an American English Coonhound (Redtick), was surrendered to a rural shelter in NC because his owner could not afford to take care of him. Davis is 2 yrs old, and weighs about 45 lbs. He’s happy, exuberant, and affectionate, and seems to have a way of charming everyone he meets with his face full of expression and his eager-to-please demeanor. He’s in his glory outside, playing with others, frolicking alone, taking in the scents, and basking in the sun. Davis is a little too interested in cats, so no cats please. Davis is due to arrive June 27th!

  Dan is a nice hound dog who would make a good family pet.  He seems to love everyone, and other dogs too. He's been gentle and good with kids at adoption events in Virginia. He behaves well on a leash, doesn't dig or climb. Dan's foster says ' He's well mannered, doesn't bark nor tear up anything, he's the best hound I have, and he's still plenty active and interested in life.
He's really sweet and loves to play with the other hounds;  last summer/fall I'd let all the hounds out at the same time and he loved it.'  Dan is about 6yrs old and weighs 45 - 50 lbs.  Dan is ready to come up at any time.

  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.

  Bella is a very lucky treeing walker coonhound.  She narrowly escaped being killed on the highway in Tennessee in May.  She was hit by a van and left by the side of the road. A good Samaritan saw it happen and brought Bella to  local Animal Control - again a place where dog's lives are at risk,  as there aren't enough adopters for them.   A few people pledged funds for her medical expenses, but she could not be taken to the vet for help without a  commitment from a rescue.  Northeast Coonhound Rescue decided to be that rescue.   Luckily, Bella had a bad laceration, but nothing was broken.  Her leg has healed nicely and she walks without a limp.  Bella is ready to get on the highway again - this time in a transport van bringing dogs north to adoptive homes.  We would love to have a foster or adoptive home waiting for this girl.  She is a friendly, happy hound girl, full of life and love.  She's crate-trained, not a real barker and has enjoyed spending her days sniffing around the yard while in foster care in Tennessee. Bella is about 3 yrs old and weighs about 55 lbs.

Beth is a friendly lemon and white foxhound from Virginia. She's engaging and affectionate, not too high energy, gets along well with other dogs. She nicely tolerated being dressed up in a hat by the shelter staff !
Beth weighs about 45 lbs and is 1 - 2 yrs old. Arriving in early July.


                                                            Sadie - Adoption Pending
  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 housebroken and is comfortable being crated for short periods of time. Sadie is fostering in southern NH with a couple of redbone coonhounds and is doing well getting settled there. Her ideal home would be with another dog for company and playful exercise, and a fenced yard.  Sadie is 2 - 3 yrs old and weighs 45 - 50 lbs.  She is available for visits.



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 .   

                                      Annie ( Formerly Lavender )
Lavender is a 2 year old walker Coonhound, rescued from a shelter in Louisiana  who is looking for her forever home. She loves to play chase with other dogs or just lay around and get her belly rubbed. She is up to date on all her shots, spayed, house and crate trained. No cats please.  She is about 40 lbs.  Contact Cheryl at :

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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