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.

Bryce was pulled from a high kill shelter in rural Virginia. He is estimated to be about 6 years old and weighs about 20 lbs.  Bryce has lots of energy! He loves to run around, both inside and out, and loves playing with other dogs. He's one of the friendliest, happiest dogs you'll meet and seems grateful for the smallest kindness. Bryce is very affectionate and enjoys attention. He can be a little vocal, but really just wants to be with people. Bryce has arrived and is ready for visits.

Parker is a young, shy little guy from Virginia. He is about a year old. He's very sweet and pretty quiet. He can be timid, but once he's warmed up he loves attention!  Parker would be fine in a home with other dogs and cats. A dog companion would help his personality come out more. While he is good with children, he would do best in a home with older children.  Parker will arrive in mid-February.

Jake is a cute beagle from Virginia. He has lived on a chain his whole life, but is happy to be off. He is 5 years old and weighs 27 lbs. Jake is extremely friendly and gets excited for attention. He soaks up all the love he can and is anxious to find a soft spot to land. He will likely need a bit of structure and training to adjust to living in a house, but he is eager to learn.  Jake will arrive Monday, February 10th.

Jaz is a sweet beagle from Virginia. She has lived on a chain her whole life, but is happy to be off. Jaz is very friendly. She can be a bit cautious at first. She needs a little time to get comfortable, but once she does she's eager for attention. She will likely need a bit of structure and training to adjust to living in a house, but she is eager to learn.  Jaz is 5 years old and weighs 27 lbs. Jaz will arrive Monday, February 17th.

                                        Snoopy  - Adopted !
Snoopy is an owner surrender from Virginia. We are unsure why he was surrendered to the shelter last month. Possibly because his elderly owners could no longer care for him. He is 6 years old and weighs 38 lbs. We do not have a lot of information on him yet other than he is very friendly! He has a wound that is healing from an embedded collar. Snoopy has arrived and is ready for visits.

                          Riley and Cooper  -  Pending 
Riley and Cooper are two sweet beagles from Rural Virginia. They were so scared at the pound, but have really begun coming out of their shells. They wouldn't hunt so were left in a pen without much socialization other than each other. They are about 4 yrs old and weigh about 24 lbs. Riley and Cooper are bonded and are looking for a home together where they can keep each other company. They are playful and friendly and ready to travel north when they have an adopter.


                                             Maria  -  Adopted!

Maria is a friendly little beagle/hound mix.  She's about 2 yrs old and weighs about 41 lbs. She's an active playful little hound who loves her time outside.  She likes to zoom around the yard sniffing and exploring.  When inside, Maria is an affectionate snuggle bug - she has the softest fur and enjoys being petted.  Maria is housebroken, rides well in the car and walks well on a leash with an EasyWalk harness.   She will do best in a hound-experienced home with a fenced yard.  Another young playful dog would be good company for her.   Maria will be a loving and fun companion for an adopter who has patience and can give her the structure and support that she needs.  Maria is available for visits north of Boston.

                                           Jewel  -  Adopted !
Jewel was found by the side of the road in North Carolina with 2 other bluetick coonhounds who have since been adopted.  She's about 2 years old and weighs about 45 lbs.  She is  good around other dogs and seems like she might tolerate cats too. She are interested in exploring everything in their new environment where there's food, and toys, and people to pet them!  Jewel is a little shy and might be happiest if placed with another dog in the home. She has one blue eye.   Jewel is in Massachusetts  25and ready for visits. 

                                           Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde are two petite redbone coonhound siblings from Virginia.  We will be placing them separately.  They are 2 yrs old and weigh 35 - 40 lbs - Clyde is the bigger one.  Bonnie is very sweet and playful; Clyde is goofy and affectionate.  Both are crate-trained, engaging with new people and willing to please.  They'll be arriving in Massachusetts  Feb 22. 

                                         Elsie - Adoption Pending
 Elsie is a pretty hound mix who is gentle, good with other dogs.  She's not jumpy or barky, doesn't seem hyper and should be a good family dog.  Elsie's previous owner freeze-branded her ear with his initial 'K' - this is sometimes done to identify hunting dogs.  No one came for her at the shelter though.  So Elsie will have a new life as a pampered pet!  Elsie is not trustworthy around cats so no cats please.  Elsie is about 6 years old and weighs about 44 lbs.  She'll be arriving in February.

                                        Barney - Adoption Pending
Barney is a laid back hound dog who is good with other dogs and seems fine around cats.  He likes to meet new people and has not been hyper or barky at the kennel where he's currently staying.  Barney is about 2 years old and weighs about 42 lbs.  Barney has arrived and is ready for visits.

                                              Timber Girl
Timber Girl and Charlie are two little Foxhounds from eastern Virginia.  Timber Girl came from a neglect situation along with 10 other hounds.  She was underweight but is gaining weight and on the road to good health now.  Timber is 2 - 3 yrs old and weighs about 35 lbs, she'll probably have an adult weight not more than 40 lbs.  She's very sweet, submissive, a little tentative in new situations but warms up quickly and appreciates some treats and gentle petting. She walks well on a leash but can stop abruptly if scared by strangers or unfamiliar sights.  She'll take a little patience but has already gained confidence.  Timber Girl is in Massachusetts and ready for visits.

Timber Girl and Charlie are two little Foxhounds from eastern Virginia. Charlie was found as a stray and is confident and energetic.  He's engaging with new people and always eager to meet a stranger and explore new things. He's always on the go!  He loves his food and is very food motivated.  He's learning 'sit' and with some structure and training he'll be a fun little companion.  Charlie is 1 - 2 yrs old and about 40  lbs.     Charlie has arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits.

Belladonna is a bluetick coonhound girl from Virignia.  She was picked up as a stray.  Belladonna is confident and polite.  She's a happy, friendly girl, good with other dogs and like to meet new people too.  Belladonna is about 5 yrs old and weighs about 45lbs.  She'll arrive in Massachusetts Feb 24.

 Clarice is a sweet little red and white  hound from southwest Virginia.  She's a bit shy but wants to trust and be friendly - she'll come around with a little patience and she's going to be a great hound companion.  Clarice is about 3 yrs old and weighs 45 lbs.  She'll be arriving in Massachusetts Feb 18.

                                        Strawberry Fields  -  Adopted !
 Will you be the one to love Strawberry Fields Forever ?  She's a friendly, sweet, gentle hound from Virginia, about 1-2 yrs old and weighs 45 lbs.  Strawberry is happy and confident and plays well with other dogs. She is 90% housebroken and will go to the door when she wants to go out.   Strawberry loves her outside time and is a very typical hound with her desire to track and sniff.  She settles down nicely at home for naps and enjoys the company other people.  She rides well in the car.   Strawberry has arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits.

Blue and Bell and their little friend Yoda were found by the highway in West Virginia.  A good Samaritan took them in but can't keep them.  Blue is a female treeing walker hound, 1.5 yrs old and about 60 lbs. Blue is playful and has particularly bonded with the Rottie in the family.  She does not like to share her food around other dogs, but that is managable. She's a confident dog who enjoys her outside time.  All are friendly and loving with people. Arriving in March.

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.

Do you hear that? It's me calling out to my forever family! My name is Hank, but around here they call me Honk! I'm your typical hound dog. I am 5 years old and weigh about 80 pounds. I am a lot of puppy, but that means more fun, more love and more laughs. I was surrendered to the shelter because small children make me nervous. So no kids for me thanks!
I am a very active boy. If you are looking for a running partner or a hiking buddy, I'm your dude! My idea of fun is trailing a good scent in the great outdoors and chasing the occasional squirrel. Okay, it's more than the "occasional" squirrel, but that's the hound in me! I am an excellent co-pilot too! I love a good car ride. I can't wait to stick my head out the window and let my ears fly! Bring on the adventure!
Exercise is important but I do enjoy a good cuddle too. It is imperative my new home has a spot for me on the couch. Couches are best for napping in my opinion or a king-size bed. I'll take either one. I am super affectionate and I don't enjoy being alone for too long. I need to be part of the family, that's where I belong! I have been playing with some of the other dogs here at the shelter and they are so much fun! I am still learning my own strength and proper playtime etiquette though. I could live with another dog but nothing too energetic, I am looking for a friendly passive pup that I can spend my days with. Feline friends, on the other hand, are a no-go for me. I forget cats are friends, not toys!
I'm just looking for a home that I will be comfortable in, a place I can grow and learn to be the dog I am meant to be! My adopters should be patient with me when I am unsure or lack confidence. It can take me a little to settle into new situations, but I will get there! It wouldn't hurt to have knowledge in hound breeds and all that encompasses. I am a very vocal dog and there's no way around that. Apartment living isn't ideal for me, or your neighbors. :-) I would really love a yard to run around in too! Children in the home need to be 15 or older. Are you a diehard hound lover? Do you want a four-legged- friend to add to your active lifestyle? Stop by and meet me today... I'll be baying for you!
Hank is available at Manchester NH Animal Shelter. If interested contact:

Located in NH
This is a courtesy post. If you are interested in helping Penny, please contact her owner directly at
Penny is a very sweet 5 1/2 year-old pocket beagle. She is house trained, listens well when called or instructed, not at all food aggressive, and stays close by if off leash. She loves cuddles, walks outside, car rides, her stuffed toys, and is always up for new adventures. She loves adults and adapts to them very easily. She has been going to a doggy daycare for years and gets along with most dogs. She is a favorite among the staff. She has always been an anxious little girl from the day we got her. Loud noises, house visitors, and water (rain, snow, baths, pools), make her nervous. She is crate trained, but she she does not enjoy being alone for long periods of time in a crate. She is extremely nervous of children. She gets protective of herself and is aggressive towards children. If children are around running or moving quickly she will growl, and snap at them. She has never bitten anyone, but when she feels threatened, (which is common among children) she is unpredictable. We would love for her to find a place where she has lots of room outside to explore outside and lots of warm cozy spots and love inside. We hope to find a family to love her as much as we do!

Copper is a handsome redbone coonhound who was purchased as a puppy and stayed with his first family for three years, although they really didn't have time for him. He needs good daily exercise, some obedience training, and some help with socialization with other dogs.  He has great potential to be a good dog; he enjoys attention from people; likes his outdoor time and would do well with someone who has patience with providing structure and consistency.  Copper is not good around cats and seems to prefer the company of female to male dogs. He is currently at a municipal animal control facility in RI.  If interested please contact us at

Susie is a mix hound, we think maybe fox hound and possible some gray hound. She is tall, lanky and fast. She is what we call buttercream and beautiful. She is about 2 1/2 according to our vet. We have had her fully vetted and UTD. She weighs about 55 pounds.  She is a very energetic pup.  She would be excellent for a walker or jogger. She loves to play outside and a fenced in yard would be great. While she is high energy she also likes to snuggle on your lap.  She has been through a ten week basic obedience class and she loves to walk. She does need some more work with  pulling on the walk.  She loves her crate and goes in it every night.  During the rest of the time the door is left open and she goes in and out at will. It def is her safe place.
Susie does have some resource guarding issues.  We know she was found wandering around the streets in Buffalo but we don't know how long she was a street dog.  Then she was taken to a shelter for a long time. We feel her guarding behavior may be from fighting for her food. We really don't know. She will not bother you if you go by her food dish. She will however become aggressive if she steals something and you try to take it away from her.   If she want's it, you cannot take it from her.   An experienced handler would be awesome for Susie.
Contact  Susie is located in upstate NY.


Charlotte is a beautiful bluetick coonhound who has been at a shelter in New York state for way too long.  She's a good dog and will be a nice hound companion if just given a chance. Charlotte is about 4-5 years old and last month, weighed in at 60 lbs. She came to the shelter in April of 2017 from a shelter in Kentucky, after being found as a stray. She is spayed and current on rabies and distemper, and is also microchipped. She had a dental cleaning last April with only one extraction. Charlotte gets tested for heartworm and tick borne illnesses each year and was treated for Lyme in April of this year.
We learned early on that Charlotte can climb chain link fencing and digs. When she digs, it is usually to create a cool spot to lay in, but we let potential adopters know regardless. She can get anxious being cooped up in our kennel on days that she can't go into her yard, so we have been giving her Purina's Calming Care. It really helps to chill her out and keep her from becoming stir crazy. IShe probably won't need to continue taking this once she is in a home. She is afraid of thuderstorms, and is given trazadone beforehand, to keep her calm during the storm.
Charlotte is adventurous, yet cuddly. She loves going for walks and does well on a harness. She also enjoys lounging around, being pet, and cuddled. She does not do well with cats and dogs, but is wonderful with people. She hasn't been aroCund many children, but was well behaved around the few she has met. Because of how our kennel is set up, we cannot guarantee that Charlotte is house broken. When she is given access to her outdoor space or her play yard, she will go to the bathroom outside. However, in the colder months when we keep the doggie doors in her run closed most of the time, it is not uncommon for her to go to the bathroom inside, especially overnight.
The ideal family for Charlotte would be one that doesn't have other pets, is active, and has a fenced yard that she cannot climb. A family that has experience with hound dogs is highly preferred. Contact Hudson Valley Humane Society at


Georgie is a three year old hound mix. Georgie had gotten adopted last year, but unfortunately he came back into rescue a few months ago. Due to no fault of his own, he’s already had a few fosters in a short amount of time. This is really tough. We hate seeing the dogs bounced around because people won’t put the effort in to make them more comfortable or work with them. Georgie needs a new foster right now, like ASAP. The foster will have to understand that he is confused and uncertain right now, he is not incredibly confident as it is and this has been exacerbated by bouncing around. A foster will have to understand that they need to work with us and our trainers so that we can get Georgie into a good head space. They will need to understand that he needs time to decompress. That means no meeting strangers, random dogs, etc for quite a few weeks until he settles in, and even then, there is a right and wrong way to do those things. It needs to be done the right way, which we will help you with, but you must follow instruction. 
Georgie is incredibly sweet and snuggly once he warms up to you. He loves to play, hike, go on walks. He’d love a yard to lay around in. He does fine in his crate. He can’t be placed with kids right now or a high traffic home (unless you’re willing to 100% follow instruction and put Georgie away when new people come over.) He can live with another dog his own size, but again, it needs to be done properly so he wouldn’t be coming into your home and immediately interacting with another dog, it would be a slow integration. 
I know it sounds like it’s some work, but it’s not that hard and even when it is, it’s worth it! You’re saving a life when you foster a dog until they’re adopted. You help them gain confidence, help them heal whether it be mentally or physically. It’s so fulfilling and so worth it. 
If you can step up to foster him and live in MA or RI, please email us!

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.   Carolina Coonhound Rescue

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

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