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.

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
  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.


Willey is a happy young beagle from Virginia.  He weighs about 25 lbs, loves meeting new people and is eager for afffection and any treats you might have to offer.  He and his friend Stella are both beautiful little beagles, they'll put their paws up on you for attention and enjoy being petted.  They are playful and energetic and enjoy their time with other dogs too.   Arriving April 4.

Stella is a cute little tri-color beagle from Virginia.  She's young and playful, she loves to meet new people and will reach up to you for petting and affection. Stella has a sweet and friendly personality and will be a great little beagle companion.  She weighs about 25 lbs.  Arriving mid-April.

Polly is a gentle and quiet little beagle mix girl.  She is about a year old and weighs 18 lbs.  Polly gets along with other dogs, tolerates cats well and is housebroken.  She is a little cautious in new settings but has gotten more comfortable at her North Carolina foster home. She enjoys cuddling with the kids and is a nice little companion. Coming to Massachusetts in early April.

  Darla is a real easy older girl.  She was surrendered by a hunter in northern New England  and her hunting days are now over - time to start living a comfortable life!  Darla appears to be housetrained, and gets along with dogs. She walks nicely on a leash, and is  crate trained.  She's quiet and mellow, and always wagging her tail. It's hard to beleive that she wasn't always a house dog - she's made a great transition at her foster home.   Darla is about 8 yrs old and weighs about 25 lbs.  Darla is fostering in Maine and visits can be arranged.

Brady is a friendly little beagle from Georgia. He's about 2 yrs old and weighs about 30 lbs. Brady likes to meet new people and plays well with other dogs. He's described as 'happy-go-lucky'  and was a favorite with the shelter volunteers. He had an occasional clash with dominant male dogs at the shelter, so a female canine companion might be best for Brady.  Coming to Massachusetts March 28th or April 4.

Polo is an adorable little tri-color Beagle, about 3 yrs old and weighing about 30 lbs. Polo has been in a home before, he walks well on a leash, is crate-trained and housebroken. Polo loves to play with other dogs and would be most comfortable in a home with other dogs. Polo has had some obedience training and his trainer will be available to his new family to reinforce some of Polo's obedience work. Polo is a cute and playful little Beagle, but he can also display some of the more stubborn qualities of the breed. His ideal home will be with a Beagle lover and with one or more confident, well-trained Beagles in the home. He would be a happy and playful addition to the pack !

Clancy is a sweet, shy, and affectionate Red & White Beagle mix. He’s about 3-4 years old, and weighs approx. 27 lbs. This precious boy was rescued from a rural shelter in NC where he’d been found wandering, hungry, alone, and confused. Clancy has most recently been with a foster and is starting to learn about the joys of living in a home. Initially, the sights and sounds, even stairs, were new to him! In just a few short weeks, he’s blossomed and the gentle, loving, affectionate, and playful Clancy has started to emerge. What Clancy most wants is to be held, comforted, talked to softly, and touched gently. He is housebroken and crate trained, and will do best in a quiet home with another submissive dog. Arriving April 1st!



  Lucky is a happy friendly little beagle mix from Virginia - our best guess is Bassett/beagle because of his shorter legs.  He's about 2 yrs old and weighs about 42 lbs.  He has a lot of personality and is an active dog. He likes other dogs, likes to give kisses and is very sweet.  he's a strong little dog and is learning some leash manners at his foster home.  He enjoys his playtime and would be a great companion for another dog. Lucky has arrived and is in foster care in Vermont.

Toby is a cute bluetick/tri-color beagle. He's a calm, easy-going beagle who can be a little cautious in new situations, although he is not skittish or fearful.  He's loving and affectionate once he gets to know you.   He responds well to petting and seems to find it very calming.  Toby is very good in the house and is very good about not having accidents in the house,  sleeps well at night (the occasional beagle snore aside), even by himself he is very relaxed and has no anxiety about being alone.  He is good with cats, likes to play with other dogs, doesn't chase or flinch at all when the foster home's cat walks right by him and rubs against him. He's a low to medium energy dog who wants to please. Toby is 3 - 5 yrs old and weighs about 25 lbs.  Toby has arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits.

                                                 Sadie  - Adoption Pending
 Sadie is a pretty purebred Redbone coonhound who was found stray in NH last Fall.  She has had a bumpy road to rescue and the first family that adopted her from a NH shelter could not keep her.  Sadie is a friendly, sweet girl; she's good around kids, good around other dogs, and seems to tolerate cats without chasing. She is comfortable being crated for short periods of time. Sadie is fostering in southern NH with a couple of redbone coonhounds ad is doing well getting settled there. She is available for visits.
  Dan is a nice hound dog who would make a good family pet.  He seems to love everyone, and other dogs too. He's been gentle and good with kids at adoption events in Virginia. He behaves well on a leash, doesn't dig or climb. Dan's foster says ' He's well mannered, doesn't bark nor tear up anything, he's the best hound I have, and he's still plenty active and interested in life.
He's really sweet and loves to play with the other hounds;  last summer/fall I'd let all the hounds out at the same time and he loved it.'  Dan is about 6yrs old and weighs 45 - 50 lbs.  Dan is ready to come up at any time.
 Here's a cute little foxhound pup for someone wanting a young dog.  Rocky is about 10 months old.  He has lots of personality, is very cooperative and manageable too.  He was taken in as a pet, but the owner moved and left Rocky at the vet in NC in hopes that a home could be found for him. Rocky is friendly and loves attention, he gets along with other dogs too. He's a typical hound pup, full of energy, loves to play with his toys and needs exercise. Rocky is a small hound, currently at about 35 lbs. His adult weight should be between 40 and 45 lbs.  Arriving April 5.

Oakley is a handsome purebred American English Coonhound from Virginia.  He's at his foster home gaining some weight and enjoying some much deserved TLC.  Oakley is a friendly, happy hound, good with other dogs and comfortable meeting new people.  Arriving in New England early April.

Allison is a foxhound mix from NC with a great personality.  She's about 2 years old and weighs 65 lbs.  Her foster has this to say about Allison: ' Ali is a great all-around dog, friendly with everyone, likes being rubbed, is very calm ( doesn't jump on people), is good on leash, rarely barks, and gets along well with other dogs.  She has been indifferent to the cats as well.'.
Allison will arrive in early April.

                                                                   June and Barney
                                                   Adopted Together  !!

Grady is a handsome bluetick American English Coonhound from North Carolina.  He's about 3 yrs old and weighs about 65 lbs.  Grady is friendly, well-socialized, gets along with other dogs, like to meet new people.  Arriving mid-April.

 Dooley is a lovable bluetick coonhound.  He's been fostering at a home in Virginia for several months and now they are ready to part with him and send him north to a forever home.  Blue likes to play fetch. He knows some obedience commands like 'sit'. Dooley will be coming to Massachusetts in Mid March.     Here's a video of Dooley at his foster home in VA:

                                                            John Luke
  John Luke is a purebred treeing walker coonhound from Virginia.   John Luke is a male Walker, approximately 1 to 2 years old, 60-65 lbs, and his former owner told the shelter in Virginia that he is great with kids and basically a big lap dog. He is fairly calm in his kennel, especially for a big guy that has been cooped up for so long. John Luke likes his outside exercise time and is very sweet around people. He has also done well with other dogs that we've tested him with at the shelter.    John Luke has arrived and is in foster care in Massachusetts.


Kelly is a petite lemon and white foxhound mix.  She's 1 - 2 yrs old and weighs about 40 lbs.  Kelly is a sweet sweet girl who quickly adjusted to the routine in her foster family. She loves going for walks and playing with the other dogs in the park, and gets along great with the resident coonhound and 2 cats. She's a real snuggle bunny and sleeps on the bed cuddled between her two humans. She's housebroken and lets us know when she needs to go outside. She's a slipper thief and counter surfer, but we're working on that. Kelly loves to run and play with other dogs, another young dog in the family would be a good match for her. Unless someone is home during the day, Kelly would do best with a family that can take her to daycare during the work week.   For some reason, Kelly is afraid of trucks, she will avoid them on walks and would do best in a neighborhood that is not in an urban area.  Any family would be lucky to add Kelly to their home. Kelly has arrived in Massachustts and is ready for visits..

Hazel is a pretty redtick American English Coonhound from North Carolina.  She's about 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.  Hazel has a nice personality, she can be a little cautious in new situations, but she likes being petted and enjoys the company of people and other dogs.  Hazel seems good around cats, she's gets along well with other dogs and is kenneled with another dog who she loves in NC while she's awaiting vetting and transport.  Hazel is just a good little hound girl who wants t be loved.  Hazel will arrive in late March.



Laverne and Shirley are two redtick sisters from Union County SC.  We can place them together or separately.  These beautiful redtick girls are between 1 and 2 yrs old, about 45 lbs each, they are a little shy and have lived outside so are making a transition to enjoying comfortable surroundings and toys.  They've just been vetted and are settling into their South Carolina foster home.  We'll have more information as they begin to reveal their personalities.  We expect them to arrive in Masssachusetts late April.

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 .   


Rebel is a handsome young bluetick coonhound available in western MA.  Transport is available.  Rebel's family can no longer keep him due to a move.  Rebel is housebroken, crate-trained,  good with kids,  cats,  and all other dogs of all sizes. He has never hunted and is not a big  barker.  Rebel is 2 yrs old and weighs about 60 lbs.  He is will be neutered March 25th and will be available for placement after that,  Please respond to NECR at  if interested.

If you are looking for a smart, beautiful and enthusiastic dog, have we got the one for you! Addie is a 9 month old purebred Coonhound who has had a difficult beginning to her life. She got passed around quite a bit in her early months, then she was out stray for a long time too. While she was out she broke one of her front legs and it never healed properly. The vet says there is nothing that can be done to fix the leg at this point, but she seems to get around just fine. She holds her leg in a funny way, but she does seem to put some weight on it.
Addie loves the company of other dogs, and does well around cats too. She LOVES her toys, and is food motivated too. She is very smart and would do great with someone who is willing to take the time to train her. She likes to be left alone when she eats and when she chews her rawhide which is why we are suggesting no young children at this point.
Addie is a big puppy with a heart of gold. She would love to finally find her forever home where she can run and play and have a person to love and look to for guidance from. Please give Addie a loving home!
Contact tall Tails Beagle Rescue in Freeport ME, or
Videos of Addie:

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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