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.

Lilly is a beautiful little beagle mix, about a year old. She's super sweet, affectionate and friendly.   Lilly has a tall, lean build and weighs about 31 lbs.  She's active and loves other dogs and playtime.  She'd do well with a family and another playful dog.  Lilly has arrived and is ready for visits.

 Corporal is a little beagle mix pup, about 6 mos old and currently weighing about 16 lbs.  He's playful, lovable, good with other dogs, and likes tummy rubs.  Corporal will  arrive the first week in January.

Max is a happy little guy. He's a beagle mix, about 4 years old and about 25 lbs.  We think he's a beagle/jack russell mix, he has a JR face;  he's strong willed, likes his food and lets you know when you are late in serving him breakfast or dinner.  He's quiet except for feeding time;  he's not destructive, doesn't dig nor climb.   After dinner, he goes to sleep for the night.   He walks well on the leash, is not timid, and likes people, gets along well with other dogs too.  Max would probably chase a cat, so is probably best placed with someone who's active, can walk him, or has a fenced yard, no small critters to excite him.    With his love of food, he'd be easy to train with treats.  Think of him as a toned-down JR, with some nice beagle traits.  He would definitely would be a good walking companion.
Arriving Dec 12.

 Percy is  a happy little beagle from Virginia.  He's sweet and friendly,  and walks well on a leash. He'd do fine as an only dog but gets along with other dogs as well.  Percy weighs about 24 lbs, and is estimated to be 5 - 7 yrs old.  Percy has arrived ad is ready for visits.
                                                   Polly - Adopted
 Polly is a great little beagle mix, 3 yrs old and about 35 lbs. She's friendly with new people and other dogs, quiet and sedate,  and doesn't dig, climb, or bark much.  She's very laid back, just likes to wander around the yard when she's out for exercise. Polly is affectionate with people, fine with other dogs.  she's about 3 yrs old, would be perfect for an older couple or family with kids.  She's a perfect little beagle/hound mix,  good on leash, has never shown aggression, and is probably fine with cats too.   She'll be a good family dog and an 'easy-keeper'.  Arriving Dec 4th.

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.

This is one happy little guy!  He's housebroken, crate trained, great in the car and sleeps like a log at night. He hasn't met another dog or a person he doesn't like and all of the dogs and people we've met feel just  the same about him. He would do great in a home with another dog or by himself if his family is around a lot. All he needs is his forever home and lots of hugs and kisses!"
Roscoe is  about a year old and weighs 35 lbs.  He could be a beagle foxhound mix.  Rosco has arrived and is ready for visits.

Noah is a 2 year old redtick coonhound from Virginia. He's quiet and gentle, good with other dogs, both male and female. He enjoys riding in the car and likes something soft to sleep on.  Noah is 2 - 3 years old and weighs about 50 lbs.  Arriving in mid-December.




 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 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. Her southern fosters say that she has a lovely disposition and would make a good family dog. Gabby is betwee 1.5 and 2 yrs old, she weighs 45 - 50 lbs. Arriving Dec 4th.

                                                      Georgia - Adopted
Georgia is a beautiful purebred redtick American English Coonhound from Tennessee.  She's friendly and engaging, and good with cats as well as other dogs. She's not a high energy hound but she does enjoy her time outdoors. Georgia was adopted but has been returned because the adopter's daughter was alergic.  She's done well in a home environment and everybody loves her.   Georgia is about 3 yrs old and weighs about 50 lbs.  Georgia is in the Boston area and ready for visits.

Here's a cute young treeing walker coonhound from rural Virginia.  Rockefeller is about a year old and is small for a male at about 40 lbs. Rockefeller is gentle and likes to roll over for belly rubs. He gets along with other dogs and is happy to meet new people -  he's a cute and friendly young dog. Rosco has already learned to 'Sit' and is doing well with housebreaking at his foster home.  He has arrived and is ready for visits inn Massachusetts. 

 Jo Jo is a young bluetick coonhound. He's friendly with new people, affectionate and loves attention. We think he'd be a good family dog. JoJo is 2 - 3 yrs old and weighs about 50 - 55 lbs. Arriving Dec 10.

                                     Margo and Marla  - Adoption Pending
Margo and Marla are two sisters from York South Carolina, about 1 - 2 ys old and about 40 - 45 lbs.  they are sweet, friendly, playful and good with other dogs.  As is often the case with pairs, Margo is the more confident one, Marla is a little more submissive and she often looks to her sister for reassurance.  These two are a delightful pair of hounds for anyone wanting a hound family - they have each other to play with, but have plenty of affection and attention to give their adopters as well.  We may separate them, but will only place each in a home with another dog. These girls have arrived and are ready for a home!   Fostering in Rhode Island.

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 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.  Sunny is about 22 months old and weighs about 45 lbs.  Arriving in Massachusetts in October.

                                             Faith   - Adoption Pending
Faith is a small hound mix from North Carolina.  Her foster Mom says she's beautiful, fun and smart! Faith is easy-going, gets along with the other dogs at her foster home.  She is sociable, interested in being with her family but quite easy going and low maintenance. She is happy when outside and eager to go, but at least so far is calm and rests a lot when inside. She's good on leash and easy to manage. Her whole body wiggles when she wags her tail!  Faith weighs about 35 lbs.  Faith has arrived and is ready for visits.

                                          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.


 A big THANK YOU to the following folks who help us care for our hounds:

 The Ruff House, Dog Daycare and Boarding in Westford, MA     
Paws Club, Doggie Daycare and Boarding, Stoneham, MA            
 Bob McCullough, Training, walking and boarding. Arlington area MA
                           Specialist in E-collar off-leash training.

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.


                                                   Sam and Annie
These two are a pair of very sweet redbone coonhounds. They were rescued as strays from Tennessee and
have been living as pets in Massachusetts for the last several years.  They are housebroken, crate-trained, friendly, happy dogs. Sam and Annie have been through a lot together, they are playmates and best buddies and we are looking for a home that will take both of them.  Their owner can no longer keep them due to changes in living situations and work schedules.  A foster or adoptive home is URGENTLY needed by Dec 10th.  Please contact NECR
at if you can help.


Meet Hooch!  A wonderful 10 year old Redbone Coonhound with lots of personality.  He is affectionate, loves being outside, a good snuggle on the couch, and treats!  He is very friendly with adults but isn’t good with small children or cats so he should go to home without them.  Hooch takes a little time to warm up to other dogs but has lived with a lab mix and has a few dog “friends” that he trusts so he could go to a home with another dog if they are compatible.  He is 85 lbs., up to date on his shots, microchipped, and e-fence trained.  Due to a new baby in the family, Hooch is need of a new home – preferably with a large yard, someone to give him plenty of attention, and no children.  Contact Sarah at

 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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