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.

Toby is a cute little beagle mix, about 2 years old and 25 lbs. Toby is a sweet little guy, gaining confidence, but still a little wary in new situations.  He's loving and happy with those he knows.  He would benefit from a home with a happy, confident canine companion and a family that is home often.  Toby does well walking on a leash, especially if out with another dog.  He's working on his crate-training. He plays well with most dogs; he does best with slow introductions and mellow confident dogs.  Toby would do best in a country home.  he is less comfortable living in and being walked around urban areas.  Toby has a scar on his back, possibly from a burn or injury.    He's going to be a nice pet and deserves some TLC. Toby has arrived and is ready for visits, fostering north of Boston.


                                                           Percy  - Adopted
 Percy is  a happy little beagle from Virginia.  He's sweet and friendly,  and walks well on a leash. He'd do best with another dog for companionship, and some obedience training to give him structure and confidence.  Percy weighs about 24 lbs, and is estimated to be 5 - 7 yrs old.  Percy has arrived and is ready for visits.

Chazzy is an 7-8 year old beagle boy.   Chaz would do best with a male owner.  He is definitely a "Man's dog".  In his foster home he seems to be drawn to his foster dad.  Chazz wants nothing more then to have a little daily exercise and a dog bed to nap on.
Chazzy loves to play ball and can be comical at times too. Chazz can be a little "quirky" as when he has had enough of something he will let you know he is ready for his own space.
Chaz is house trained, crate trained, walks well on a leash.  He does good with cats.  Chaz would need the company of another mellow female or male dog in his home.  We would recommend a beagle savvy home without any young children.  Chazzy is in Maine and ready for visits.

 Chestnut is a friendly, sweet young treeing walker coonhound from Virginia.  He's about 1.5 yrs old and weighs about 50 lbs.  Chestnut gets along well with other dogs, is happy to meet new people.  He's housebroken and getting good care at his foster home in Virginia.  Chestnut has a old injury to his front left leg which causes him to limp and not use that leg much.  We will be investigating possibilities to improve or treat this condition, However, Chestnut is getting around fine with this limitation.  Arriving in Massachusetts Jan 21. Watch Chestnut's video here:


Buford is a handsome young treeing walker coonhound mix from Virginia.  He's friendly with new people and gets along well with other dogs. Buford is active and playful and would love to have a canine companion and a fenced yard.  He's eager to please and will make good progress with obedience training.  He already knows 'sit', and will sit nicely to receive attention - he loves to have his neck and ears rubbed ! Buford is learning to walk nicely on a leash, he's a good passenger in the car. He'll be a great hound companion for a family or owner who can spend some time with him.  Buford is about 1.5 yrs old and weighs about 50 lbs He has arrived and is ready for visits -  fostering north of Boston.

                                                      Callie Mae - Adopted
 Callie Mae is an elegant treeing walker coonhound from Virginia. She's tall and leggy and has not met a stranger she doesn't warm up to.  She loves going for walks with other dogs, is good with kids.  She gets along with the cats at her foster home.  Callie Mae is 2 - 3 yrs old, about 50 lbs and will arrive in Jan 9.

 Lady is a sweet foxhound mix from Virginia. She was found as a stray, thin, dehydrated and weak.  Her Virginia rescuers brought her back to good health - she's looking much better and happier.  Lady is a calm demeanor, she takes treated gently, gets along with other dogs, and is good around cats.  She'll be an easy keeper and a good companion.  Lady is estimated to be 6 - 7 years old and weighs about 40 - 45 lbs.  Can you be the happy ending to Lady's story ?  She'll arrive in late January.


 Ladybug came from a hunter in Virginia who no longer needed her.  She's good with other dogs, is comfortable in her crate, leaves the cats alone in her foster home and is not a barky dog. Ladybug is about 3 years old and weighs about 50 lbs.  Arriving in Jan 21th.


Clyde is a 3 yr old bluetick coonhound who has travelled a very rough road in his short life.  He's good with other dogs and knows a few commands.  He has some issues with trust when placed in new situations and with new people.  Clyde is working with a trainer to gain confidence and obedience skills with positive training.  He would do well in a home with another dog or dogs, he needs exercise and room to run and play.  We are seeking someone northwest of Boston who would be interested in participating in Clyde's training sessions and working with him to bond and gain his trust before finally becoming his owner.  This is an opportunity for someone who loves hounds to help a special hound in need.

                                             Peanut - Adopted
 Peanut is an adorable hound mix puppy, about 7 months old.  She weighs about 28 lbs and we expect she will have an adult weight of 36 - 40 lbs. Peanut was found alone by the side of the road in Virginia - a tiny pup only a few months old.  She has grown into a healthy, happy pup at her foster home, and has a delightful, goofy personality. She's engaging and affectionate with people.  Like most puppies she loves to play, play, play. Peanut gets along with the other dogs of varying ages and sizes at her foster home.  A home with another  dog and a fenced yard would be ideal.  We will not consider a home for her where she's alone and no one is home all day.  Peanut has arrived and is ready for visits..
You can view videos of Peanut at:


                                                         Gabby - Adopted
Gabby is a friendly coonhound girl who came to us from a central Virginia shelter.  She's a purebred bluetick and very pretty !  Gabby is very outgoing and loves attention.  She's a high energy young hound and would do best with an active owner, or another energetic playful dog.   Gabby is not food aggressive, but is very food motivated.  She is easy to train because of this, but may also seek to get into the trash or any food left out within reach.   She settles well in a crate and is quiet, walks well on a leash with her harness.  Her housebreaking is coming along well and just needs some reinforcement.  Gabby would be okay with older kids, no cats please.  Gabby is between 1.5 and 2 yrs old, she weighs 45 - 50 lbs.  She has arrived and is ready for visits.


Sunny was named for her bubbly outgoing personality.  She thinks life is a party and is always looking for fellow partiers!  Sunny would do best with a canine companion so that she has a playmate. Having her people home during the day would also be a plus.  She's friendly around new people, likes petting and belly rubs.  She walks well on a leash, is okay around cats, has escaped from a few crates in her desire to be part of the action or find something more fun to do.  We think that with daily exercise, some structure and another canine companion, Sunny will settle down and be a manageable companion.  Sunny is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.  Arriving in Massachusetts January 16.

                                          Karma  - Adoption Pending
Karma is a very sweet, but timid redtick girl who was found wandering emaciated in the parking lot of a rural Virginia animal shelter one Monday morning.  She needs a loving, patient owner - someone who understands that all rescue dogs are not perfect, and who wants to help a special dog in need.   Karma has been in foster care for a few months, has gained weight and is gaining confidence. She's affectionate with those she trusts and knows and she'll come and curl up with her foster Mom on the sofa.  Karma is not comfortable around strangers - she's not aggressive at all - she'll just retreat to her 'safe' area. Some obedience work to help her gain confidence, and another dog to show her the way would also be helpful.
 Karma is about 3 yrs old and weighs about 40 lbs.   Karma has an old injury on her right front 'wrist' area.   She's been x-rayed and the vet did not think this would give her problems in the future. She gets around fine and puts weight on it.  Karma is in Massachusetts and is available for visits.



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.

Meet Lenix he's a handsome 4 yr old hound mix 
Lenix was adopted before we had a baby and has not adjusted well to having a baby around. We have tried several things over the last several months with no success. He is just not comfortable around our now 16 month old. 
Lenix would do best in a child free home, he is very selective on the other dogs he is friendly with the off leash dog walker we had taking him never had any issues but we have at our towns dog park, he is not cat tested, he is housebroken, up to date on shots, neutered, crate trained, loves car rides, great jogging buddy (can run 3+ mil
es and has done over 10 miles with out any problems), knows basic commands and is a lovable goof ball who is as comfortable being active and spending lazy time on the couch. We need a good home where he can be comfortable. It is not fair to him to be living in an uncomfortable or even dangerous situation for him and our baby.        Located in Putnam Ct   Please contact

                                                      Abby - Adoption Pending
 Abby is a beautiful redbone coonhound.  Her family's work schedule has changed and sadly, they are having to rehome her.  Abby would do best with another dog for company or with someone who is home during the day.  She has some separation anxiety.  Abby loves chasing smells when walking in the woods. She is house broken minus the separation anxiety. She is accustomed to an invisible fence and stays in the yard most of the time. She is fully vaccinated and spayed with no health issues. She is also leashed trained. She'll make a great companion.  Abby is about 7 yrs old.

Dixon is a 3-year-old, 55-pound hound mix.
He is house trained and not destructive, though we recommend keeping the kitchen door closed! He is very smart and a quick learner. He likes his stuffed toys, playing tug, and fetching a big ball and is good at amusing himself too.
He enjoys playing with other dogs of any size and loves day care. He would thrive in a home with a calm, adaptable dog who enjoyed play to work off his energy and could also be a role model. He is also good with cats, chickens, and children.
His hound ears are sensitive, and he doesn’t like loud noises like the vacuum, lawn mower, power tools, etc.
Dixon responds best to positive training methods and CANNOT be trained with an electric collar or fence. He initially barks a lot in the car out of excitement but settles in if it's a long ride. He’s fine with being groomed, nails clipped, etc. He would do best in a structured setting with a lot of consistency and clear boundaries where he understands what’s expected of him. He is very vocal.
Dixon is available for adoption through Almost Home Rescue of Maine. We require vet references and a home visit for adoption approval. All Adoption applications are completed on line at
Contact Martie at :

Blue is a very handsome, fun and loving 4.5 yr.old male hound mix that weighs about 75 lbs. He's a very friendly, outgoing, happy, loyal and sweet. He likes to play with all kinds of dogs as you can see him playing in the video, but doesn't get along well with cats. Some of his favorite things to do are: walks/hikes, camping, car rides, and playing with toys (loves Kong's). He LOVES to hang out with his people!
Blue's ideal home would be a home with a little less commotion with older teens/adult home since little kids keep him on alert and he's very protective of them. He's got a laid back personality all in all. He's trained in all his basic commands (sit, stay, down, leave it, off, etc) and is fully trained on a perimeter wireless fence as well! A yard to run/hang out in is a must! He's super smart and a fast learner, especially is you have a treat (he's VERY food motivated). In his foster figured out how to open the doggie doors using the latch! He is already crate-trained and house-trained.    Available from Almost Home Rescue in Maine. Contact:  Karen 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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