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.

Jeremiah is a handsome purebred bluetick coonhound from Virginia.  He loves his time with people and was a favorite at the shelter.  Jeremiah gets along with other dogs too. He's an easy-going hound who'll be happy to rest at your feet and relax.  We think we had Jeremiah's brother Rufus up here in the Sping - he's already been placed and is doing well. Jeremiah is about 2 yrs old and weighs 60 - 65 lbs.  Jeremiah is all vetted and getting ready to come up in the middle of September.

 Hi - my name is Sugar - can you guess why ?   I'm a little beagle from Virginia.  I get along well with everyone at the shelter here, both male and female dogs as well as cats.  I'm a little submissive sometimes - definately not an alpha girl.  I am fine being in a crate too.  I'm aboout 5 yrs old and I weigh about 20 lbs.  Oh yes, and I'm very s..w..e..e..t !      
Charlie is a sweet and sensitive coonhound. He likes to be petted, is good around kids, and doen't bark much, and hasn;t been desctructive.  He appreciates the little things in life, his walks, his food, and some companionship.  Charlie is about 2 yrs old and weighs 45 - 50 lbs.  Charlie is schduled for trnasport late- September.

Anna is a sweet little beagle mix from North Carolina.  She gets along great with other dogs, is very friendly and engaging with new people, and is comfortable in her crate.  Anna weighs about 20 lbs and is between 2-3 yrs old.  Arriving in Massachusetts in early October.

  Tex is a cute little male beagle pup.  He'll be about 6 months old when he arrives at the end of September.  Tex weighs about 20 lbs at this point.  He's cure, cuddle and playful, will be fully vetted, neutered and will have all vaccines on arrival.

 Ranger and Tex are littermates - both will be about 6 months old when they arrive here in late September. Rangler is a playful little beagle boy who enjuoys attention from peopl, and romping with other dogs.   We are placing the seperately.  Ranger wighs about 16 lbs currently, and will be fully vetted, neutered and up-to-date on vaccines when he arrives.

June is a beautiful bluetick girl; she's very sweet, lovable and gets along with other dogs.  June is about 3 yrs old.  She was given up by her North Carolina family due to the owner's illness and hardship.  She was a pt and house dog - not a hunting dog.  June will arrive in late-September.
FOllow this link for a video of June showing her playful side:

Weezie ( Louise) is a lovable, affectionate treeing walker coonhound from Virginia.  Her Virginia foster describes her as sweet, well-mannered, and good with people and other dogs.  She's done well at adoption events in Virginia - but there are just so many hounds looking for homes in Virginia that she has not gotten adopted yet.  So we're bringing her up to Massachusetts in late September.  Weezie could be part bluetick - she looks like a treeing walker hound with some extra ticking.  She's about 3 yrs old ( look at those white teeth! - so not more that), and weighs 45 - 50 lbs.

 Felicity is a foxhound from Virginia.  She's 1 - 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.
She'll be a good companion or family dog - she likes to meet new people, has been great with kids and other dogs.  Arriving late October.
                                                           Elam - Adoption Pending
  Here's a handsome little beagle from Virginia.  Elam is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 30 lbs.  He's housebroken, friendly with people, good with other dogs and has a laid-back personality.  Elam will be arriving around Sept 12th.

                                                          Bernie - Adoption Pending
  Bernie is a cute little tricolor beagle, about a year old and about 25 lbs.  He's described as happy-go-lucky; he gets along with other dogs - he's a happy, active little guy.  Arriving Sept 15th  in Massachusetts and ready for visits.  More photos coming.

                                                        Winston - Adoption pending
 Winston is a happy hound mix, full of puppy energy.   Winston does well walking on a leash without pulling,  and he knows 'sit' already.  He's about 1 yr old, he loves to meet people and loves to play with other dogs.  Winston weighs about 40 lbs.  No cats please.  Winston has arrived in Massachusetts.
 Lacey is a purebred bluetick coonhound from rural Virginia.  She's very sweet, easily engages with people and is good with other dogs.  Lacey enjoys chasing backyard critters at her foster home; she would love another dog to play with in her new home.  Lacey is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.   Lacey ahs arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits.

  Curtis is a 1.5 yo foxhound from Chesterfield SC.  Everyone loves Curtis!  He was a favorite with the shelter volunteers and rescue workers, who describe him as ' lovely, friendly, easy-going, laid-back, and a great all-around hound'.  Curtis did well kenneling with another dog and seems to get along with everyone.  Curtis will arrive in late September.

 A handsome redtick American English Coonhound, Marcus is about 3 yrs old and from North Carolina.
Here he is getting released from the shelter and riding off to his new life as a rescued hound.  Marcus is getting vetted and treated for heartworm and will be arriving in Massachusetts this Fall.

 Jesse is a 1 yr old walker/bluetick mix from Virginia.  She's affectionate, likes her cuddle time with people, and also enjoys playing with other dogs.  She's fostering with a dog and a fenced yard, which is a great setup for her.  Like all young coonhounds, Jesse needs her daily exercise, and would benefit from some training and structure in her home.  She's a beautiful hound and will make a good companion.
 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  - Adoption pending
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 .   

                                                                 Riley and Blue
Riley (F) and Blue (M) are a pair of purebred bluetick coonhounds who have lost their home in upstate NY due to a death in the family and resulting moves.  Both are beautiful, healthy, friendly bluetick hounds.  They had been living on a farm, like their exercise, and have good prey drive, so no cats please.  Riley and Blue are fully vetted, up-to-date on vaccines and about 2 yrs old. They do not have to be placed together although it would be the best thing for them.
They are located in Syracuse NY - transport to New England is available. Contact

Duke is a handsome purebred redbone coonhound. 
 Duke likes walks, day care, snuggling, laying on the coach, driving in car, being with people, his kennel (with a special cookie and/or a squeaky toy-loves to be in his kennel by 7pm, but likes the option to leave the kennel if he chooses), counter surfing,  dog parks, playing with other dogs, running, LOVES Hiking & trails, Loves to play hide and seek, he loves to hear himself bark, going thru the trash….he LOVES his “people”  Dislikes: cats, pulling his tail, cleaning his ears, people yelling (if 2 people are yelling at each other he will get right between them and bark), when people leave (he has anxiety and takes medicine daily for this), thunder. Because he is a big dog (he is 80 lbs of pure muscle), he would not be good with kids under 10yrs.  He would be better with an older couple with no kids that have time on their hands and have lots of room to run and no neighbors. 
Currently Duke has 1 acre of fenced in yard, He is also trained on the invisible fence.   He has had obedience training and knows is stuff, he walks very very well, he just gets excited once in a while….remember he is a hound and can be stubborn from time to time.  Contact NECR for details.

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: 


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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