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.

 Leroy is a handsome Beagle from West Virginia. He is about 2 years old and weighs about 26 lbs. He is great with other dogs and enjoys playing. Leroy is quite scared around people. He needs some time to learn to trust although he is showing positive signs. He enjoys being petted and doesn't shy away. Leroy is an extreme flight risk when scared. He needs a fenced in yard with at least one other dog. His ideal home is one that is quiet and without small children as their activity may frighten him.  Leroy is being fostered in the Springfield area and is available for visits.

                                               Cable and Guy
Cable (right) and Guy (left) are cute beagles from Virginia. They were found together, but are not bonded. They are your typical nose to the ground hounds. They're happy, friendly and engaging. Both are estimated to be about 4 years old. Cable weighs 24 lbs and Guy weighs 19 lbs. Both will be arriving in Massachusetts December 7th.

Will is a sweet senior from West Virginia. He was found as a stray, but was never claimed. He is about 8 years old and weighs about 37 lbs. Will would be fine with other dogs and children although we are not sure about cats. Even though he is an old boy he is still very much active! He is super sweet and would make a great loving companion. He will arrive in Massachusetts on November 18th.
Will has two Oronasal Fistulas in his mouth. Oronasal Fistulas are abnormal openings between the oral and nasal cavities. They can allow water, saliva, small food particles etc to enter the nasal cavities and potentially cause chronic nasal infections.  They are most likely from an injury or an untreated infection. As a result, it was recommended that Will have all his teeth pulled. He is doing quite well and it has not curbed his appetite! Although he does require soft food whether it be canned or soaked kibble.

Jack is a handsome senior from West Virginia. He was found as a stray, but was never claimed.  He is about 9 years old and weighs about 29 lbs. Jack had a check up and is healthy although as with most seniors who have not received regular dental care, was in need of a cleaning. He's had that done and ended up having 11 teeth pulled. The loss of teeth has not curbed his appetite one bit and he is doing very well! Jack would be fine with other dogs and children, but we are unsure of cats. He is still very much active and enjoys going for walks. Jack will arrive in Massachusetts November 18th.

                                     Gale - Adoption Pending
Gale is an adorable young beagle from West Virginia. She is about 1 - 2 years old and weighs about 20 lbs. She gets along well with other dogs and is good with cats. Gale visited a 2nd grade classroom and was sweet with the kids. However, rambunctious kids make her nervous. She would probably do best with older kids. She likes to chew and needs lots of chew toys! She crates well and is getting better on the leash, but does still pull. She is a bit skittish and needs time to transition from inside to outside and visa versa. She is incredibly sweet and is timid so more of a flight risk at the moment. Her adopter will need to be vigilant about keeping her safe while allowing her an opportunity to get comfortable with all the sights and sounds of the world. Gale is looking for a quiet home without young children. Gale will arrive in Massachusetts on November 18th.

                                                  Shiloh - Adoption Pending
  Shiloh is a friendly 7 year old beagle. Sadly, he has found himself back in the rescue through no fault of his own. Shiloh is good with other dogs. He is a little chubby and could stand to lose a few pounds. He has a deep beagle voice, but isn't too barky. He's a happy guy whose tail is constantly wagging. Shiloh is looking for a quiet home with older children who will respect his space. Shiloh is being fostered in the greater Boston area and is available for visits.

                                       Grady and Crosby - Adoption Pending
Grady and Crosby are are a bonded pair. They were found together and are believed to be brothers. They are about 3 years old. Grady weighs about 16 lbs and Crosby weighs about 22lbs. They are a little skittish, but are getting better as they learn to trust humans. Grady and Crosby are looking for a family together. They are new to the rescue and we will be learning more about them as they get settled in. Grady and Crosby will arrive in Massachusetts October, 28th.

                                             James - Adoption Pending
James is a shy, adorable beagle from Virginia. He is very sweet and friendly, but needs to gain some confidence. James is about 2 years old and weighs about 25 lbs. He's quiet and likes to sit on his bed. James gets very happy when around another dog so we'd like to see him placed in a home with at least one other dog. He is not sure about people yet, but he seems to enjoy being petted. We think he will bond with his person quickly and will be a great companion and lap dog. He is learning to walk on a leash, but needs more practice. James will arrive at the beginning of November. 

                                       Ellie Mae,  Lacey,  Abbie,  and Kennedy
Meet the Allegheny hound girls from Allegheny County, VA, our newest rescues.  Ellie Mae is a bluetick, barely 12 months old, 40-45 lbs.  She's good with other dogs, not jumpy or barky, and friendly.  Lacey is a small black and white hound, about a year old and about 35 - 40 lbs.  She's a little tentative with new people but very sweet and engaging once she knows you.  She's good with other dogs and probably with cats too.  Abbie is a year old and a little bigger at about 54 lbs.  She's got classic houndy looks and might have a bit of bloodhound in her.  Abbie is friendly and her goofy personality is coming though. Kennedy is confident and outgoing.  She's about 3 yrs old and weighs 55 lbs.
These girls will be ready for transport to Massachusetts in December and we'll have more photos coming.  We are placing them all individually.

                                                         Strawberry Fields
 Will you be the one to love Strawberry Fields Forever ?  She's a calm, sweet, gentle hound from Virginia, about 3 yrs old and weighs 45 lbs.  Strawberry will be arriving in Massachusetts in early December.

Reese is a hound mix pup, about 8-9 months old.  She's very sweet, active and likes her toys and playing chase games. Reese is housebroken and good with kids and other dogs.  Reese will be ready for transport after Thanksgiving.

Bloom is a beautiful Treeing Walker Coonhound from North Carolina.  She's about 1 year old and weighs 58 lbs. She's young and active and always on the move.  With a little training and structure, she'll be a good hound companion.  She is  house trained.  She goes to the door to tell you she needs to go out, but if you're not paying attention, she doesn't wait!  Bloom is always ready to meet new people, she has a sweet disposition and has won many friends along her way to our rescue. She gets along well with other dogs but will chase cats - so no cats please.  Bloom has arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits.


Shelley is  well-behaved foxhound from Virginia.  She's housebroken and walks well on a leash, although might pull if she sees a squirrel. Shelley is sociable, gets along well with other dogs and likes to meet new people.  She's an easy keeper and will make a great hound companion.  Shelley is 3 - 4 yrs old and weighs 50 lbs.  Available in Massachusetts 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 50 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 November.

                                          Bell and Yoda  -  Adoption Pending
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.  Bell is a bluetick female, about 3 yrs old and 45 - 50 lbs.  Yoda is a small mix, 1.5 - 2 yrs old, and less than 20 lbs. Yoda has soft fur, is friendly and playful.  Bell is a bit timid and he really likes having her little buddy Yoda around.  She's a calm dog, not high-maintenance. We are looking for someone who can take them both.   All are friendly and loving with people. Arriving in November.

Stacey is a pretty tricolor treeing walker hound from Virginia.  She likes attention from people and has a sweet personality.  Stacey can be a little tentative in new situations but warms up quickly - she's a pretty typical rescue dog in that way. She bonds quickly and is a real cuddler; housebroken ans walks well on a leash.  She is about 2 yrs old and weighs 45 lbs.  Stacey has arrived and is ready for visits.


Oscar is a handsome redtick coonhound from North Carolina. He's about 5 - 6 yrs old and weighs about 65 lbs.  Oscar is very friendly and comfortable around new people and he likes other dogs too.  Oscar is in foster care in the northeast and is ready for visits or transport to an interested adopter.


                                                             Maggie Jo
Maggie Jo is a treeing walker coonhound, 2 - 3 yrs old and weighing about 55 lbs.  She's sweet, likes to meet new people and enjoys attention. Maggie loves her time outside and would do well with an outdoorsy owner or with a fenced yard. Like a lot of hounds, she's more focused on people when indoors.  Maggie has been in a foster home in Massachusetts for a few weeks now.  She is housebroken, crates well and does well walking on a leash.  She's learning 'sit' and has developed good house manners.  She loves to be petted and is a good snuggler.  Maggie is interested in small critters and does have high prey drive so no cats or small dogs please.     Maggie has arrived and is ready for visits.


 Count is a sweet hound who has had a hard life.  He turned up stray on a farm in Virginia. The owners have fostered for NECR before and took him in.  Count is about 5 years old and weighs 57 lbs.   He's an easy-going hound who likes to be in the company of his people and some other dogs.  Count is a bit of a ragdoll, he loves to flop down on his back and enjoys cuddling and sleeping with the other dogs at his foster home.  Count is housebroken and is comfortable in his crate.   He's come a long way in the last 6 months and is more healthy and confident. He's been treated for heartworm and is up-to-date on all vaccines and tests.  Count's ideal home would have another dog or two, and someone who is home most of the time,  He loves to ride in the car and can easily go along on errands and day trips.  Count is very interested in cats and might chase, but it might also depend on how the cat is acting.  He likes to play with his toys, especially things like plastic containers that crunch and crackle. He has some separation anxiety and doesn't like thunderstorms - he'll seek out a quiet place to hide. Count is ready to come to Massachusetts as soon as an adopter is found.

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.

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

Lucy is a 3 year old spayed female hound mix. She has a beautiful brindle coat with white accents. Lucy was adopted by her current owners when she was just 3 months old so she has only ever lived in 1 home. Lucy is a very affectionate and loveable dog! She enjoys going on long walks in the woods, car rides, peanut butter, and snuggling with her owners. She has lived in both the city and the country, and she loves both! Lucy has been through extensive training to curb her excitability. She is fully crate trained, house broken, and has been through 2 separate multi-week overnight training sessions. She is a very good listener. She loves her owners and obeys all commands.
Lucy’s ideal home is one without small children or other pets, and an owner willing to go for lots of walks!

Please send an email to if you are interested in meeting Lucy!


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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