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.

 Titon is a sweet, friendly, 4 year old beagle mix who is very social. He likes to know what his people are doing and will follow you from room to room until he realizes you're not doing anything fun and no food is involved! Titon loves to eat and gets very excited about food. He especially likes carrots. He gets along well with other dogs. He is respectful of cats and would do fine with a dog savvy cat. He is house trained and rides well in the car. Titon is affectionate and enjoys attention. He's not too barky, enjoys being outside and is an all around good boy. Titon would love a fenced in yard and a doggie sibling. He weighs 30 lbs. Titon is here and available for visits.

                                                           Bilbo  - Adopted
 Bilbo is a senior beagle from rural Virginia. He is estimated to be about 8-10 years old and weighs about 22 lbs. He is very sweet and pretty mellow. He is quiet and loving. He walks well  on a leash and would probably do ok in a crate. Bilbo would do fine living in a condo or apartment, with some walks during the day. He is friendly, very social and does well other dogs. Bilbo will arrive in Massachusetts April 22nd.

                                                       Bella  - Adoption pending
 Bella is an owner surrender from Virginia. She lived in a home, but her owner felt she couldn't handle a puppy and asked local animal control to re-home her. Bella is 5 months old and about 20 lbs. She is friendly and outgoing. She will arrive in Massachusetts at the end of April.

                                                    Penny  -  Adoption Pending
Penny is a sweet, friendly Beagle mix who is 6 1/2 years old and about 20 lbs. Penny was surrendered to the rescue because she didn't fit in properly with the resident dogs. 
Penny's foster says Penny is truly a GREAT little dog...She went into her crate in my bedroom last night..not a peep..Whoever adopts Penny will really have a prize..she loves to play snuggle .
Penny is getting along well with the other dogs in her foster home and is good with cats. She is also good with children. Penny is house trained and crate trained. Penny is being fostered in western Massachusetts.

Jojo is a friendly beagle from Virginia. Sadly, his owners passed away and although their son tried to keep him, he decided it was in Jojo's best interests that he find a home with a family that had more time to spend with him.  Jojo is about 4-5 years old. He is outgoing and playful. Jojo will arrive in Massachusetts in Mid-May.

Crimson is a sweet senior mix from Virginia. She appears to be a Basset Hound/ Corgi mix with a little Beagle mixed in. She's about 8 years old and about 25 lbs. Crimson loves other dogs and loves people even more. She is a happy, social dog. She walks well on a leash and enjoys going for walks. She's an older gal, but has plenty of spunk. She is extremely friendly and her tail is constantly wagging! Crimson is special needs due to some allergies which are controlled with allergy medication. She is house trained. Crimson has arrived and is ready for visits.

                                                           Gabby - Adopted
Gabby is a cute Puggle from Virginia.  She is super sweet, very friendly and loves sitting in your lap. Gabby is about 4 years old and weighs 19 lbs. She is active, but well behaved. She is very social and gets along well with other dogs.  Gabby walks well on a leash and would do fine living in a condo or apartment, provided she got some walks during the day.  Gabby will be arriving in Massachusetts Monday, 4/22.

Red is an owner surrender from New York. He is about 3 1/2 years old and weighs about 30 lbs. He is a little shy at first, but warms up quickly. He is friendly, playful and enjoys attention. He gets along well with other dogs. Red loves to run has been having a great time at the dog park with his foster mom.  He is crate trained and is doing well with house training. Red is being fostered in Western Massachusetts and is available for visits.


                                             Puppies  Puppies  Puppies  !!!!!!
 Our rescue partner in Virginia has 4 little puppies, all female, 4 months old.  If interested, contact us for more information and availability.

 Matilda is a pretty 'all-blue' bluetick coonhound.  She's a really love bug and thinks she's a lap dog !  Matilda is about 3 years old and weighs 65 lbs.  Matilda will be arriving in mid-May.

 Rhett is a bluetick American English Coonhound from Virginia.  He's 2 - 3 years old and weighs about 45 lbs.  Rhett has a sweet personality and is happy to meet new people.  He's good with other dogs.  Rhett will be arriving in Massachusetts in mid-May.

 Melanie is a friendly little bluetick girl who came to us from Georgia.  She's about 1.5 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.  Melanie is sweet and not high energy.  She's housebroken and crate-trained, gets along with other dogs and walks nicely on a leash.  Melanie will be arriving May 7.

 Bo is a happy little hound mix from Virginia.  He's about a year old - might be less; he weighs 35-40 lbs.  Bo is playful and engaging, always ready for the next adventure. Arriving April 27th.

Sweet coonhound girl Bonnie is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 43 lbs.  She was an owner surrender in rural Virginia and appears to have been well-taken care of.  She is affectionate and enjoys attention; she has a sweet and friendly personality.  Arriving May 3.

Hope is a beautiful Bluetick Coonhound from Virginia. She was barely 35 lbs when she was pulled from the shelter, but is a healthy 60 lbs now. Hope is estimated to be about 4 - 5 years old. Her foster mom says she is truly an amazing dog.  She's very affectionate. She loves to sit in your lap and be petted and hugged.  She's silly. She often dances and sings at mealtimes.  She's smart and easier to train than other hounds she's known.  She loves food! Hope is good with other dogs. She's good in her crate and is doing really well with her house training and manners.  Hope loves long naps, is good with cats and walks well on a leash using a harness. Hope has a wonderful easy lope and would make a great running partner.  She loves hiking and being outside. Hope has arrived and is ready for visits.

Janie is a pretty Redbone/redtick Coonhound mix from West Virginia. She is about 2 years old and weighs about  54 lbs. Janie is an 'easy-keeper' - she's housebroken and well-behaved at her foster home.  She knows some obedience commands, isn't jumpy or barky.  Janie is affectionate and enjoys time hanging out with her people.  She might have had some hunting experience, she is very nose-to-the-ground when outside and has high prey drive, so no cats please.  Janie  will get along with other dogs with proper slow introductions but doesn't enjoy a dog park atmosphere or other dogs approaching her quickly.   Janie has arrived and is ready for visits.

Bruce is a handsome young redtick coonhound from Virginia.  He's friendly with new people and loves to play with other dogs.  His foster in Virginia describes him as a sweet, goofy, lovable hound who bonds quickly to people. He would make a great companion for another hound and everyone would be tired at the end of the day!   Bruce is housebroken, crates well and is a happy hound.   Bruce is 12 - 18 mos old and  weighs about 45 lbs.  Bruce has arrived and is ready for visits.

Colby is a handsome hound boy in search of a new home. He was adopted three years ago at the age of about 2 yrs old, but changes in the family's living situation have made it difficult for them to keep Colby and they feel he'd do better in a home with a fenced yard, more outside time and more attention. Colby is housebroken, he likes his walks and does well on a leash.  Colby is pretty low-maintenance - he likes his walks but also enjoys just lying around and napping in the company of his people.  He has not been destructive or barky in the home and he's been good around their toddler.  Colby would like a home where someone is around most of the day. Colby is available for visits north of Boston.

Tinker is a pretty redtick coonhound from Virginia.  She's 2 - 3 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.  Tinker is very sweet, she can be a little tentative at first and is not a real high energy coonhound. She gets along well with other dogs and would probably be okay with cats.  Tinker has arrived and is ready for visits.


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.

                                                        Lady Belle
Meet Lady Belle, a 9 year-old Foxhound with quite the singing voice! Miss Belle absolutely adores her human friends and tolerates other dogs but cannot go home with any canine siblings. At her age, she knows what she wants, and that includes being the only dog in the house. Lady Belle doesn't share food and treasures well. Why not let her have what she wants in her retirement years? But don't let her age fool you - she's young at heart and in spirit! Nothing makes Lady Belle happier than romping around with her human buddies and then rewarding them with kisses. She's a social butterfly with serious affection for people. And she will bay in her wonderful hound way to let you know that she's around! Adults only, breed experience preferred, absolutely no other pets. 
Lady Belle is available from the MSPCA Animal Care and Adoption Center in Centerville MA.

Gazelle needs a FOSTER or ADOPTER. She's a beautiful foxhound/coonhound mix, about 1.5 yrs old who was found stray in the Berkshires a few months ago. Gazelle has been in a couple of local shelters and really needs the stability of a home and someone to help her settle into life as a pet and companion. She's been working with a trainer and already knows 'sit'. She's willing to learn and wants to please. Gazelle is housebroken; she walks well on a leash; she is comfortable in a crate and will sleep there. She plays hard during the day and konks out well for the night. She has typical young hound energy and does best when she's getting regular exercise, so she's more focused and can settle herself. She can be excitable and needs a calm person to help guide her and continue her obedience training. Gazelle's trainer will be on board to help with her transition to a new home if she is adopted within range of the trainer ( south or west of Boston). If interested in fostering or adopting Gazelle, please contact us at

Ollie is in Westchester County, NY just 30 mins north of NYC. He is a beautiful 4 yr  old Tree Walking Coon Hound.  Ollie has been working with a volunteer at the shelter who provided this description:  
 'Jed is fully house broken and knows all commands...sit, stay,come, paw. He loves to play fetch and settles nicely after about 45 mins  of play. He has recently been interacting with other dogs very successfully.  He's confident with them but not into a lot of "puppy play". At the same time he enjoys their company and would do well with another dog. We have not tested him with cats.
  Ollie is a big boy and stands about 5'2" on hind legs. He has very long legs and his leash manners are so good that as we walk around it often looks like I'm leading a small pony. Ollie's signature trait is his incredible devotion to "his people". I have had 6 dogs from Beagles to Border Collies and I have NEVER had a dog so devoted to me and this is just with 3 hours/ day of interaction starting in October. He will be an incredible companion for the right person or family. Like most coon hounds, Ollie needs an experienced handler who knows and appreciates the breed.
  Ollie has been in the rescue system for over two years and it is heartbreaking to see him spending the best years of his life this way. Ollie is a hidden gem just waiting for his hero.'
If interested in Ollie, please contact


Candy is a 6-year-old Red Tick Hound who was surrendered on February 2nd, 2019. She loves to go for walks and be with people at ALL times. She is not good with cats, indifferent toward dogs and would be okay with older kids. She is current on vaccinations, spayed, microchipped and crying out everyday for a home.

Her original owner said it took her 3-4 months of panicked behavior before she settled into his home. She formed a strong bond with him and they were happily together for 6 years before his life situation changed and she was placed in our care. Since then she has been beside herself.

She has severe separation anxiety to the point where she brays, whimpers and paces the majority of the day. We have tried thunder jackets, pheromones, CBD oil, anti-anxiety prescriptions, calming music, etc. - nothing seems to help. A kennel environment is stressful for most dogs but especially upsetting to a dog with Separation Anxiety. Candy's daily panic is heartbreaking to witness and is upsetting to the other dogs in our care.

She was adopted 2 weeks ago and spent 8 days in the home before being returned due to her strength, continued frantic behavior and dislike of the household cat.

Candy is a physically strong and vocal dog who needs an owner with the patience of a SAINT, who will not leave her alone, who is physically capable of controlling her and someone who has had experience dealing with separation anxiety in dogs. We are hoping to find her a dedicated adopter ASAP.

We realize that this quest to find Candy a home is like searching for a needle in a haystack. Please, please share her story to everyone you can to help us expand our reach and, hopefully, find Candy a home that can help her.

Visit to view adoptable pets and/or to submit an adoption application for poor Candy.

Note - this post is in place to help Candy find a home and be as transparent as possible about her shortcomings so that interested homes know what they may be getting into. We hope to avoid any negative or judgmental comments about her former owners - both were heartbroken to have to give her up.


Jasper is a 4 year old Red Bone Coonhound. He weighs 100 pounds with the self-image of a Chihuahua. His favorite thing to do when we get home is he enthusiastically brings us a toy and looks for attention. Jasper is a very happy guy who enjoys being outside and exercised (in all types of weather). He handles walks on a leash well but prefers to run free in the woods. Jasper is all coonhound and thrives with his noes to the ground and tail wagging. He is also very food motivated. He has relatively high energy but given a good walk or a run, will put him on the couch for hours.

Jasper has full roam of our house. He sleeps on the couch while we sit in the living room. There are occasions where we will share a couch. Jasper is not one for chewing and will not attempt to sniff around the trash can. However if there is a crumb hidden anywhere in the house he will find it. During the night he likes to sleep on the bed in our spare room or in the summer he is found on our bedroom floor in the air conditioning. Sometimes he may lay on the bed with us but because he is a big guy he doesn’t get comfy and leaves. He is an active sleeper and has some adorable dreams. Full with muffled barks, paw twitching and tail wagging.

During some of our outings where he runs through the forest he requires a bath. He likes the water and is often in every lake or puddle he can find. He isn’t one for swimming but he will go in the water to his belly. Because of our frequent outings Jaspers baths have become routine and relatively simple. The only grooming issue we face is nail clipping. He is not a fan of his feet being touched outside the bath tub and even in the tub its more out of reluctance rather than enjoyment.  

Jasper has some anxiety issues with loud noises. Thunderstorms and fireworks are not his favorite. We have made a space for him behind our couch he hides behind during these times. If things get to bad for him he will seek refuge in our bedroom with his head buried under our bed (he can’t fit his whole body under).  He also does not know how to take small children and will attempt to stay away from them. We separate him now just in case. Jasper can be very skittish in new surrounding and with new people. He isn’t one to run up to strangers and lick or tackle them. He usually prefers to keep his distance until he wants to meet them. However if he knows them he will greet them with tongue out ready for kisses.

Jaspers ideal home would be somewhere with a nice yard for him to run around in or just hangout in. He loves being outside in the rain, snow, cold or heat. He is a dog for someone who is active and is willing to take the time to exercise him. I promise he will be the laziest dog ever after a good walk. Jasper is a great dog and although has some minor issues he deserves a loving home with people who understand him and will give him what he needs.  Contact

Benny & Joon were found as strays, believed to be left behind by hunters, we have no idea if they are related or not.  They are both sweet dogs, very friendly, happy and pleasant.  They are ready for adoption either separately or together.  Benny is a little dependent on June and would do best placed with another dog, if not June.   Benny is about 75 lbs and Joon is about 60 lbs. they are approximately 5 & 6 yrs yrs old.  Available at Warwick Animal Shelter in RI. 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.

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

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