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.

                 Rowdy                           Tropper                               Toby

                   Sam                             Sadie                                    Roscoe
 Our latest group of beagles is coming from an older man in Virginia who is finding it difficult to take care of all of his beagles.  These are all 1.5 yrs old and about 25 lbs.  Most would best placed with another dog in the home, or as a pair as they've always lived with other beagles and never as only dogs.  Sadie, Trooper and Sam will arrive Feb 18th; Roscoe, Sam and Toby on the 25th.  More details coming.


Toby is a cute little beagle mix, about 2 years old and 25 lbs. Toby is a sweet little guy, gaining confidence, but still can be a little wary in some situations.  He's loving and happy with those he knows, he may take a few minutes to warm up to strangers in the home.  Toby has come a long way in gaining confidence.  He would benefit from a home with a happy, confident canine companion and a family that is home often.  He loves to play with other dogs, so a playful young dog as a companion would be a plus.  Toby does well walking on a leash, especially if out with another dog.  He's working on his crate-training.   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 a great companion in his foster home and will be a a loving pet. Toby has arrived and is ready for visits, fostering north of Boston.

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.

                                                Samantha - Adoption Pending
 Samantha is a young beagle/doxy mix weighing about 18 lbs.  She's very playful and engaging, likes other dogs, likes attention and meeting new people.  Samantha will arrive in mid-February.

                                          Bentley   -  Adoption Pending
This little guy was found wandering on the road in Virginia, apparently he had been dumped there by someone who could no longer keep him.  He's a young beagle mix, friendly, and happy to have some attention.  Bentley weighs about 25 lbs. Arriving in mid-February.

                                                     Pedro  - Adoption Pending
Pedro is a petite beagle boy, 2 yrs old and 21 - 22 lbs.  He's lovable, playful, good with other dogs.  He loves to play with his toys, will roll over for belly rubs.  He's sweet and gentle.  Arriving Feb 4.


 Belle is a pretty young coonhound from Virginia, she was an owner surrender at the end of hunting season.  Belle is about a yr old and about 50 lbs.  She's playful and friendly - arriving Feb 25.


 Cayden and Bryson are a great pair of handsome bluetick coonhounds.  We will place them together or separately. Bryson is about 5 yrs old and weighs 58 lbs; Cayden is 2 yrs old and weighs 64 lb.  Both are well socialized, sweet, friendly dogs.  Bryson is more laid back, Cayden, being younger is more energetic and playful. They get along well with other dogs. These dogs have apparently been hunted, so best not placed with cats, goats, chickens, or rodents.  Bryson and Cayden have arrived and are ready for visits.

                                                         Priscilla - Adopted !
 Priscilla is a beautiful redtick coonhound girl from Louisiana. She would be fine as an only dog or with another dog who is not dominating. Priscilla can be a little tentative in new situations, but she warms up quickly with a little patience and kindness.  She was found as an abandoned hunting dog, and she's been waiting for her forever home at a Louisiana shelter for over a year.  Time to bring this girl up north and find her a loving home!  Priscilla is about 4 yrs old and weighs about 45 - 50 lbs.  Arriving Feb 6.


 Pancake is a young treeing walker coonhound from Virginia.  She's a year old and weighs about 40 - 45 lbs.  Panckake likes to meet new people, she's easy going, playful, happy and friendly, and is a good passenger in the car.  Pancake will be arriving Feb 25th.


                                                        Baxter - Adoption Pending
 Baxter is a bluetick American English Coonhound from Kentucky.  He's calm and gentle, not a big barker, and not chasing the cats at his foster home.  Baxter if friendly with new people, he'll be a great companion for humans and other dogs as well.  He's 2 yrs old, and weighs 56 - 58 lbs.  Arriving Feb 18.

 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.  Chestnut has arrived and is ready for visits.   Watch Chestnut's video here:

Rebel is a handsome, happy, energetic young coonhound, 1.5 yrs old and about 60 lbs. He's a local owner surrender and has already been through two homes in his short life. He's a good boy and has much to offer as a companion. He learns quickly and knows several commands, but needs further obedience training to improve his focus and patience. He needs good exercise everyday - a fenced yard and an energetic playmate, or an owner who is athletic and can involve Rebel in a daily workout or run. Some structure and routine will also be good for Rebel, as being rehomed again is unsettling to him. Rebel enjoys being with his people, snuggling on the couch, and he's always ready to meet someone new. He hasn't shown any agression or behavioral problems - his energy level is his biggest challenge, but not all that unusual for a young coonhound. Rebel is available for visits in Massachusetts and Southern NH. 


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.

                                                        Lady - Adoption Pending
 Lady is a sweet foxhound mix from Virginia. She was found as a stray, she's gained weight and is looking healthy and happy after a stay at her Virginia foster home.  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 comfortable being in her crate, she walks well on a leash.  Lady is estimated to be 4 - 6 years old and weighs about 40 - 45 lbs.  Can you be the happy ending to Lady's story ?  Lady has arrived and is available for visits in the Boston area.


 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 Feb 11.


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.


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.


Duke is a two year old Redbone Coonhound mix who needs a new forever home.  We adopted him from a shelter 1 1/2 years ago, but my husband recently passed away unexpectedly and I will not be able to keep him as I am moving to a condo in Michigan.  Currently I am located in Harmony, Maine.  He is housebroken, up to date on shots, neutered, does not get into the garbage, does not get onto counters.  He knows many commands but chooses whether he will do them or not...come, sit, stay, lay down, speak, off, heel, leave it...very food driven.  His hunting instincts are strong but he has never been trained for that...he smells everything, notices the littlest change, he obsessively sniffs out mice and has killed two rats in the house. 

He loves to play by himself or with others.  He gets along well with most other dogs, but can be a little bossy.  He does not do well with cats.  He would be okay with older kids, but is too strong and too hyper for small children.  Duke has to be a house pet because he loves people and needs lots of attention.  He enjoys going in and out, unless it's raining.  He loves hugs, kisses, and cuddles.  He wants to sleep right up against you or sit in your lap.  He backs up to you when he wants you to scratch his back end, and buries his head in you belly when he wants his shoulders or ears itched or rubbed. He loves blankets and being covered up.  He gets excited about walks but pulls bad, gets excited to go for a ride but then fusses and whines and sometimes gets sick.  Duke has some allergies but we don't know what...he sneezes, itches, chews, and his ears get warm.  Per our Vet we give him a Benadryl as needed, otherwise he is very healthy.  He loves to watch out the window and bark at everything that moves in the neighborhood, and when anyone comes to the door he jumps and barks, completely out of control.  He hates to be confined at all, breaks out of crates, digs at a door, chews on door knobs.  Duke needs a home where someone will be with him most of the time, someone who can be strong and firm to get him under control, but playful and loving as well.  He would benefit from a big fenced in yard, or someone who will walk or run him every day.  He is a beautiful dog and I love him to pieces, I hate to see him go, but he needs more than I can give him.  In the right home, he will thrive and become a wonderful family member or companion.
Contact Sharon at

 Life is so much better with a friend by your side. Jose is a 3 year old Hound boy who is anxiously awaiting the arrival of his new best friend! Hoping for a playmate to escape life’s boredom with. Someone who enjoys spending time outdoors. This boy is an avid walker who loves exploring local trails, hiking to the top of a mountain, running on the beach with the sand between his paws or just taking a stroll around the neighborhood after dinner. Running around in the backyard, breathing in the fresh air makes him feel alive.

Jose is the type of pup who wears his heart on his paw. Very sweet, affectionate and gentle as can be. The expression on his face will capture your attention. His big brown beaming eyes, that adorable smile, those floppy ears, that cute little nose and that wiggly butt of his are hard to ignore. A comedian at heart he will surely steal the show with his goofy antics. He is your faithful shadow, your loyal pal, the one who is devoted to you without a doubt. Once the night has settled and the stars appear it’s time to relax nuzzled up by your side.

Social with other pups Jose would love to have a friend to grow up with and a nice fenced in yard to play in. Cats are simply too much temptation for this boy so a home without them is a must. Having a kid around to spend time with might be nice. Jose wants nothing more than to be a part of a loving family. Closing his eyes and hoping they come along soon. Oh what a wonderful life it will be! Jose is currently spending time with a remarkable foster families enjoying all the comforts of home.  Jose is available through the Manchester NH Animal Shelter.

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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