Northeast Coonhound Rescue   

Available through Northeast Coonhound Rescue
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
 Weston Veterinary Clinic, Weston 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.

  Lydia is a very sweet foxhound girl who was just rescue from a rural shelter in Virginia.  She gets along fine with other dogs and is friendly around people.  Lydia passed the 'cat test' at her foster home in Virginia; she enjoys hanging out in her crate and seems to be a pretty low-maintenance hound.  Lydia is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 40 - 45 lbs. She has had all her vetting and is ready to come up from VA for an intersted applicant.

 Lacey is a purebred bluetick coonhound from rural Virginia.  She's very sweet, easily engaes with people and is good with other dogs.  Lacey is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.  She has just been pulled from t he shelter and vetted and we'll have better photos of her soon.  She is ready to come to Massachusetts

Molly is a cute little purebred beagle about 2 yrs old and about 25 lbs.  Molly was raised by a hunter, but guess what ?  Molly doesn't like to hunt.  She's much rather be hanging out around the house, getting petted, and spending time with her people and other pets.  Molly has a very sweet personality; she's a medium-energy hound, she likes to give kisses and gets along well with the other dogs at her foster home.  She's working on her housebreaking; she's fully vetted and ready for adoption.

  Donovan is a purebred bluetick coonhound from rural Virginia who had a role as a good samaritan  The local vets sometimes turn to pound dogs when they need blood for transfusions for emergency canine patients.  Donovan was used as a blood donor and a small dog who had swallowed rat poison who was able to be saved.  Now it's Donovan's turn to be resued!    Donovan is about 2 yrs old, and weighs about 50 lbs.  He's as purebred as they come...handsome and has a great personality to match.  He's sweet and affectionate - a good ole hound boy.  Ready to come to Massachusetts now.

  June is a purebred bluetick coonhouond from North Carolina who unfortunately lost her home due to the owners' financial and health problems.  They were in tears bringing her to the shelter, but are happy to know that she was quicky rescued.  June is a happy, affectionate girl. She is housebroken and crate-trained.  June has just been treated for a case of heartworm.  she is not to happy to be at the vet here in photo number 2.  More photos coming.  June will make a full recovery and is enjoying a comfortable stay in her South Carolina foster home.  June is about 3 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs. We expect to have her arrive in Massachusetts in August.

Beatrix is a cute little bluetick mix.  She may have some blue heeler or cattle dog in her as well as some hound.  Bea is a great companion - she just loves being with her favorite person. Bea would do best in a home where someone is home much of the day.  She's very trainable and already knows 'sit' and stay.  She's housebroken and crate trained and walks well on a leash, although she will pull some when excited. She loves the water and would enjoy being along for outings in the summer.    Bea is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 40 lbs.  She is in the Boston area and available for visits.
 Looking for a companion for your dog ?  Benny the beagle is a cute and firendly little guy who wandered out of the woods and into the farmyard of one of our Virginia fosters.   Benny loves to play with other dogs so much that we are looking for a home where he'll have a canine companion.  He's an insistent playmate in family life  and enjoys being in the company of his people too.  Benny's hunting instincts come out around chickens, so no free-range chickens in his new home please.  Benny is about 5 yrs old and weighs about 25 lbs.  Follow this link to see a video of Benny :

Cody is a very sweet bluetick coonhound boy in need of a new home. The perfect home for Cody would have a fenced yard, another dog companion, and adults only in residence.  Cody is a little cautious in new situations, but his needs in life are very few. He warms up to people in a little bit and he's made great progress in getting comfortable in his foster home.  He will bond quickly with new owners, and will be a devoted and affectionate companion.  He needs someone to show him love and patience, and a safe place to call home.   Cody is about 5 yrs old, and weighs about 45 - 50 lbs. He is housebroken, crate-trained and will walk on a leash, but prefers not to be too far from home. He prefers trail walks in the woods and country to urban sidewalks. We are seeking a kind-hearted hound-lover who can take Cody in - you will be rewarded with a sweet, gentle hound who will be devoted to you.
Nova is the perfect name for this lovely coonhound who wants to bring light and energy to your world. Her sweet, loving spirit and gentle, affectionate nature make her a wonderful companion. Nova is crate trained and behaves well inside a home. She does love plushy things so it's always a good idea to have a stuffed toy available for her to play with instead of a When she's outdoors Nova is energetic and vocal, like most hounds. She does an excellent job with squirrel patrol and loves to lounge in the sunshine. She is not difficult to contain as she doesn't climb or jump fences.
This girl is a real looker, too. Redticks are among the most beautiful coonhounds, and she is a sterling example of the breed. With her fabulous, long ears and big brown eyes, Nova is a head turner when she's out and about.  Nova is about 3 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.  Nova is ready to be the shining star in her very own home.
Here's a video of Nova Playing:
Nova and the Hen:
Another Video:

 Chance is a cute little hound mix, about 3 yrs old and weighing 20 - 25 lbs. Chance is very playful and friendly; he's smart and very trainable, eager to please.  
He's good with other dogs, can be a little pushy when he plays with them so probably wouldn't work with a really hard-headed dominant type. He's fully crate-trained, has never had an accident inside. He does fine if he gets the chance to go out regularly.  Probably not for small children just because he wants to jump up for attention.  He's funny and playful, loves toys and looooooooooves the water. He has a blast in his kiddie pool. He has a moderate energy level, enjoys running and playing but will settle down in his crate with a hoof nicely and is fine if he's crated while his foster is at work.
Chance has good prey drive and is not recommnded for a home with cats.
Videos of Chance playing with his friend Otis:

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 .   

Ben is a classic purebred Treeing Walker coonhound from Tennessee.  He's about 3 yrs old and weighs about 55 - 60 bs.  He's an active boy, but also enjoys his cuddle time on the couch too.  His first adopters made good progress with training Ben to sit and walk well on a leash.  He scored well on the SAFER behavioral test at the shelter where he stayed briefly ( with all '1's), except in the cat category - Ben has high prey drive and cannot be trusted around cats.  He does have a loud bark, but saves that for times when he is stimulated by something.  Ben is always eager to be part of the action and likes being engaged with people and other dogs.  A fenced yard and another hound companion would be 
ideal for Ben.  Ben is located at Sweet Pea Friends of Rutland Animals Shelter in Paxton MA.  Visit their website here: 
Lady is a real lady, hence the name. She is a 1 -2 yr. old sweet and gentle Walker Coon Hound who weighs about 55 lbs. She was raised with a family but lost her home because her 15 yr old owner did not have enough time to spend with her and wanted Lady to have the best home possible. Lady sits, stays and shakes, does not jump on you. She is house trained, uses a dog door, walks on a leash, loves people and other dogs, and is crate trained. Lady loves her crate and will sleep all night in it and off and on during the day. She loves her squeaky toys and will carry them around with her. She will sit for hours staring at you adoringly and let you gently pull on her long soft ears. She is a very gentle dog with a heart of gold and very docile with other dogs and puppies, all the little dogs boss her around. Because she is a hound a country home with a large fenced yard would be best for her! Her foster family has teens and says about her:' Lady is an amazing dog, she is so sweet and gets along great with Patch, teenage boys and my Husband. It took her a while to settle down last night, but has adjusted already to the house. She loves to run, loves water and always has to have something to play with. She will make her new family very happy!'.   Lady is available at Save-A-Dog  in Sudbury MA.  Visit their website at

Due to a move his owner is looking to rehome Mr. Sherlock. He is a 4 year old treeing walker coonhound with an easy going personality . He enjoys lounging around the house, late night movies, and sun bathing on a warm sunny day. His list of tricks include but are not limited to: Sit, Shake (both paws), high five (both paws), Give Me 10, Down, Roll Over, and balance a milkbone on his nose. Sherlock walks nicely on the leash. Usually walks close, but from time to time gets distracted by a passing squirrel or chipmunk. Sherlock is crate trained, house broken, and will bark at the door when he needs to go out. At dinner time, he will sit and or lie down, and if you tell him to, patiently wait for both his food and water dish to fill. He will stand still and watch you until you give him the ok to eat. Sherlock would make a great companion on mountains hiking adventures. He can keep up and loves it. He also is a fantastic swimmer and will swim in water up over his head. Thunderstorms make Sherlock a little nervous. He usually snuggles up into a ball in his crate until the storm passes.   Sherlock is great with kids who practice good dog etiquette, but is deathly afraid of cats (poor guy). He currently lives with a mellow mannered boxer, and it took them a bit but they get along great. They are both left together open to roam the house alone. Sherlock would be great for someone who has a 9-5 job, but enjoys hiking, and trips to the park after work. Or would also do great in a home with a back yard he can use freely. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me

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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