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.

                             Gina                                                    Gerry
Gina and Gerry came together from the county shelter in Virginia. They are both playful and friendly and engaging with new people. Gina is about 2 yrs old and weighs 20- 25 lbs. Arriving in late April.

Bristol is a handsome tricolor beagle - an owner surrender. He is a hunting dog that wasn't being used anymore. He has a great personality. He is sweet and not at all aggressive. He is due to arrive after April 28th.

 Shiloh is an owner surrender from Virginia. He's about 6 yrs old and weighs about 35 lbs. He is a hunting dog that wasn't being used anymore. He has a great personality. He is calm and sweet. He is not at all aggressive. He is due to arrive after 4/28.

 Thelma is a pretty bluetick from Asheville NC.  Overall, she's very trainable, pretty well adjusted, and loving dog.  Thelma is crate-trained, and housebroken.  She gets along well with other dogs, is true to her hound nature in her desire to track and wander, although she has some leash training and is doing well. She is being rehomed because she lives with an older woman and kept escaping the yard.  Thelma warms up to women a little quicker than men, although is fine with any man who takes the time to patiently get to know her. She has also been great with the kids she's met.   She would do best in a home with other dogs, as this has been her custom.   Thelma is 4-5 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.  She is located in CT and transport is available.

                                                Lilli - Adoption Pending
 Lilli ( previously Tiny ) needs a home. She's a sweet little redbone coonhound between 1 and 2 yrs old. She was originally named 'Tiny' because of her petite size. Lilli is engaging and friendly with people she knows and trusts but a little patience is needed at the beginning. Lilli gets along well with other dogs and would do best with another dog in the home. We are seeking a quiet home in a rural area, as Lilli does not do well with loud noises and a lot of commotion. She has been fostering at a home in a beach community north of Boston and was doing very well, but with the onset of Spring and more traffic and construction in the area, Lilly's anxiety is back and she's not comfortable there. Medication might be needed to help settle Lilli's anxiety. NECR will support her transition to a new home with visits from our trainer and meds if needed. She can be a sweet and loving companion in the right setting and we just want to help this girl find her Forever Home.

Maggie is a beautiful 2 yr old treeing walker coonhound from North Carolina. She has a happy, engaging personality and likes to meet new people. Maggie weighs about 45 lbs. She'll be arriving April 28th

 Sammy and Troop are hound brothers, both 1 - 2 years old. They are both playful little hounds, about 40 lbs each. Sammy is a bt more confident and outgoing; Troop can be more cautious in new situations. We would like to place them together, or if placed seperately, with another dog in the home. Arriving May 4.

Sammy and Troop are hound brothers, both 1 - 2 years old. They are both playful little hounds, about 40 lbs each. Sammy is a bt more confident and outgoing; Troop can be more cautious in new situations. We would like to place them together, or if placed seperately, with another dog in the home. Arriving May 4.

 Claire is a redtick English Coonhound puppy from Virginia.  She's about 5 months old and weighs about 35 lbs. Claire is playful, snuggly, loves petting and attention - a typical coonhound puppy.  She should have an adult weight of 45 - 50 lbs.  Claire likes other dogs and it would be great for her to have a playmate.  Claire has arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits.

Lady and her one puppy were surrendered to a rural Virginia shelter a couple of weeks ago.  The pup has gone to another rescue, Lady is coming to NECR and will arrive in Massachusetts the first weekend of May.  Lady is 2 - 3 yrs old and weighs abotu 45 lbs. She has a sweet and friendly personality.  These photos were taken when she first arrived at the shelter and she's wondering where she is now!  She's now moved to her foster home in Virginia and is doing great - she's a friendly and engaging hound girl.  We'll have better photos coming.

Tippy is a hound mix from Tennessee.  He's a friendly hound mix, 3 - 4 yrs old and weighing about 50 lbs.  Arriving in early May.


 Millie is a 2 yr old treeing walker coonhound from Tennessee.  She was someone's pet; she's engaging with people and good with other dogs.  We have not had a chance to observe Millie with kids.  Millie walks well on a leash, enjoys car rides, and does well in a crate for short periods of time.  Millie is almost completely housebroken, she just needs to know the routine and which door is 'out'.  She's working on obedience training and is willing to learn.  Millie has arrived and is ready for visits.


                                             Tabasco - Adoption Pending
Tabasco is a sweet, loving foxhound from Virginia, He's about 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs. Tabasco has had a rough time with a couple of placements that have not worked out well.  He has some behaviors which will need to be managed, especially during his transition to a new home.  He is a hound-lover's hound, a working dog who needs structure and consistency and someone who respects his energy level, intelligence and sensitivity.  He's had some obedience training - he's smart and learns quickly; he did well with introduction to an agility course and some puzzle games. Tabasco would do best with a male owner, a home with a fenced yard, and another dog in residence.  Like most hounds, Tabasco loves his outside time and walks, so an active owner would be best.  He is housebroken, is crate-trained, and walks well on a leash using a harness.  He's a beautiful dog with a good heart and at this point we are desperately trying to help him find his way.  FOSTER OR ADOPTER NEEDED. Tabasco has arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits.

Lou is a handsome Treeing Walker Coonhound, about 2 - 3 yrs old and weighing 62 lbs.  He was found abandoned in rural Maine in August.  In several months at his foster home, he did very well with housebreaking, crate-training, and was fine with the children there.  Lou is affectionate toward his people and likes to snuggle.  He can be a little needy at times, and continued obedience training to build confidence will be a help.  His ideal home will have another dog, and a confident, happy hound or two would be best.   He likes his outdoor time and play every day in a fenced yard  would be an excellent energy release for him.  He has great potential and will make someone an affectionate and loving companion. 

Star is a female bluetick coonhound from Virginia.  She's about 4 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.  Star can be a little tentative around new people but with a little patience and TLC she does fine. She loves playing with the other bluetick coonhound at her foster home and is a good companion for a dog needing a friend.   Star has arrived and is ready for visits in Western Mass.

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 between 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.

Boone is a cute 3 yo beagle hound mix.  He's been living with his current owner in Connecticut for the past year, before that he lived with a man in New Hampshire.  A military move in May means that Boone cannot stay with his owner and must find a new home.  Boone is an active dog and likes some good daily exercise.  He's house broken and crate trained, but definitely does not enjoy the crate or being alone. He likes some peanut butter in one of his favorite toys to keep him occupied while his owner's away; he definitely likes company.  Like all hounds, he can be  strong willed and aloof but once he's tired from playing he's ready to snuggle up. Boone is very good on leash as long as its harness and not neck;  he usually does better with really small dogs.  He has no guarding issues.  If you are interested in Boon, contact Trevor:

                                     Walker                                                                         Dudley
Berkshire Humane Society has two handsome treeing Walker Coonhounds.  Walker and Dudley are each 4 yrs old and can be placed together or separately.  They are friendly, good with other dogs, and typical hound boys who like some time outside during the day.  Coonhounds don't do well for long periods in shelters and these two are overdue for their Forever Homes!  If interested contact:

Duncan is a happy but mellow hound. He is content to lie on his bed and he is QUIET. Do not let everyone convince that all hounds do is Bay…not true. They make wonderful family members as they are patient and kind hearted. A fenced in yard is preferred for hounds but leash walks are also great. He is about 45 lbs. He is ready for his new home.  Duncan is available from A Canine Gem in Williston VT.

 How many dogs do you know who could successfully live in a sedan with two other large dogs, two small dogs, and a cat and remain sweet? Winnie is that dog! Despite all she's been through, she's a loving girl who is happiest when she's by your side. She has fun going on long walks and if you tell her you're going out in the car, she'll happily leap right in to join you. She'll do best in a home with someone who's around a lot. She also likes other dogs but is understandably protective of her own food after all she's been through so she'll do best in a home as the solo dog in a home with teens or adults.   Winnie has been waiting for a real home to call her own for many months - it's time for her to be adopted!  Contact BayPath Humane Society in Hopkington MA
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

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