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.

 Dottie is an adorable little beagle girl. She's a sweet, friendly, active dog.  Dottie is about 3 yrs old and weighs about 20 lbs.  Dottie has arrived and is ready for visits in the Boston area.

 Candy is a sweet young beagle, 20 - 25 lbs. Candy is submissive and can be shy when meeting new people.  She'd be happiest in a home with another dog. Once she knows you, she's friendly and affectionate. Candy is 3 yrs old and weighs about 20 lb.  Arriving in early March.

                                                Trevor and Smokey
 Trevor and Smokey are two lemon and white male beagles.  Trevor ( pink collar) is 1 - 2 yrs old; Smokey is about 4 yrs old. Both weigh about 20 lbs.  These are friendly, happy beagles.  Arriving late February or early March.

 Doc is a happy, friendly, playful hound from Virginia. He walks well on a leash, and can be crated.  Doc loves other dogs, seems fine with cats and kids, and is good meeting new people. Doc is about 5 yrs old and weighs 45-50. Doc will arrive in Massachusetts Feb 24 th.

                                              Crescent - Adopted
Crescent is a tricolor hound mix from South Carolina. She's affectionate, walks well on a leash and is doing well with housebreaking at her foster home - she will let her foster Mom know when she needs to go out. Crescent is playful and gets along well with other dogs - she enjoys the fenced yard and her outside time at her foster home.   She settles down well when in the house and is quite mellow most of the time.   She occasionally likes her solitude and will seek out a quiet place to nap.  She's fine with the resident cats.  Crescent can be a little tentative with new people but warms up quickly.     Crescent is 3 - 4 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.   She has arrived and is ready for visits in Massachusetts.


                                              Cash - Adoption Pending
 Cash is a handsome purebred bluetick originally from Maine.  He's about 3 years old and weighs about 50 lbs. Cash loves attention and meeting new people.  He's described as sweet and friendly. Cash has been living with a family in Long Island and has learned house manners, obedience commands ( Sit, Down, Wait, Load, and backup), and is housebroken. Unfortunately the busy coming and goings of young family members and their friends, a hyper dog in the home, and the noisy beach neighborhood were a little much for Cash there.  Cash would do best in a dog-experienced home with a nice yard for play and with someone who can keep up with obedience training.  He'd do well with a laidback dog or two, other hounds would be great. Cash is now available for visits in Massachusetts.


Tabasco is a sweet, loving foxhound from Virginia, He's about 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs. Tabasco has had a rough time with a couple of placements that have not worked out well.  He has some behaviors which will need to be managed, especially during his transition to a new home.  He is a hound-lover's hound, a working dog who needs structure and consistency and someone who respects his energy level, intelligence and sensitivity.  He's had some obedience training - he's smart and learns quickly; he did well with introduction to an agility course and some puzzle games. Tabasco would do best with a male owner, a home with a fenced yard, and another dog in residence.  Like most hounds, Tabasco loves his outside time and walks, so an active owner would be best.  He is housebroken, is crate-trained, and walks well on a leash using a harness.  He's a beautiful dog with a good heart and at this point we are desperately trying to help him find his way.  FOSTER OR ADOPTER NEEDED. Tabasco has arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits.

              We would like to find a home for Lou and Lilly TOGETHER at this time.
Lilly is a treeing walker coonhound from Maine. A Maine forest ranger found her in August, pregnant and abandoned on a rural road, she had apparently been dumped there along with her partner Lou. Lilly has had her puppies and has been fostering in New Hampshire. She's housebroken, crate-trained, and has done well with the family's 4 children and other dogs. Lilly is affectionate and attentive towards people once she knows them. Like all hounds, she enjoys her time outside, sniffing and tracking - but also enjoys a cozy place to sleep and hanging out with her people. Lilly is ready for visits - we will place her with Lou, or with another dog in the home.

Lou is a handsome Treeing Walker Coonhound, about 2 - 3 yrs old and weighing 62 lbs.  He was found abandoned in rural Maine in August.  He was probably raised to be a hunting dog with little gentle contact from people. He is making up for that now and will quickly become your best buddy once he knows you and receives some petting and treats.   In several months at his foster home, he did very well with housebreaking, crate-training, and was fine with the children there.  Lou lacks confidence in new situations and startles easily, but he recovers quite quickly.   He'll need someone to help build his confidence with structure and positive-based obedience training.  He likes his outdoor time and play every day in a fenced yard with another dog would be an excellent energy release and will help with his progress.  He has great potential and will make someone an affectionate and loving companion.  Lou has worked with a trainer and we are offering several sessions  with the trainer to help Lou get started on the right paw in his new home. Lou can be placed with Lilly or in a home with another dog.

Star is a female bluetick coonhound from Virginia.  She's about 4 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.  Star can be a little tentative around new people but with a little patience and TLC she does fine. She loves playing with the other bluetick coonhound at her foster home and is a good companion for a dog needing a friend.   Star has arrived and is ready for visits in Western Mass.

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.

This is Molly. She is a 4 year old, 55 lb Aussie Cattle/ Hound Mix and needs a home that can work with her needs.  She is a beautiful good dog with some behavior issues that can be managed.
Molly is currently living with a growing family with a toddler and another dog and the family is not able to meet her needs. She was adopted as a stray at 6 months old in LA. She has always done well with the now 3 year old child in the house, and walks away when she is bothered. Molly is housebroken, crate-trained, she can sit, stay, come when called, crawl and loves training and obedience exercises. She loves curling up at her owners feet and also spends a lot of time curled up on her bed. She has developed some guarding behaviors that her new family will need to address - rushing the front door and barking loudly when unanticipated visitors come to our house.   Molly loves the outdoors. She is trained on the invisible fence and is happiest running, playing, sniffing, jumping and exploring. She has a strong prey drive and will chase deer if given the opportunity. She is anxious around male strangers and if surprised in the woods, she will rush them. Given these behaviors, she is best walked on leash, where she does  well if she is given proper leadership.  She loves to play and roughhouse in a friendly way with other dogs and play with her sister dog. She is well-mannered and playful, she really enjoys any sort of training scenario. The ideal home for Molly would have another dog in residence and strong human leadership.  She is 100% loyal to her family, a quick-learner who loves having a job to do.  Molly responds well to cues and commands and will be easily trained by someone who has time to work with her.  If interested, respond to

Canelo is a 1 yr old male redbone coonhound.  He's an active, playful dog who needs some outside time and stimulation throughout the day.  Canelo is living with another coonhound at present and gets along well with other dogs.  He is housebroken and walks well on a leash. He'd benefit from some obedience training and needs an owner who can get him out for several long walks or a run during the day. Canelo is in Massachusetts and is ready for visits.  Contact us at if interested.

  My name is Russett (yeah like the potato).  I am a 1-2 year old , 65 lb Redbone Coonhound.  I have a sad history of abuse and mistreatment.  I am now in a home where I am safe but I am not the happiest I could be.  I think I could really get comfortable in a home without children, I am not comfortable with all the noise and movement that comes along with small children.   I LOVE other dogs, big or small and I would probably be fine with cats.  I am really good on a leash and I am housebroken.  Can you be the home where I have the opportunity to blossom into the dog I am meant to be? Contact

                                                                           Queen  Anne
 Meet Queen Anne! This 4 year old beauty is coming from Mississippi to Maine in late January!
This stunner of a girl is house, crate and leash trained. She also enjoys a ride in the royal coach. She originally came from a shelter in Mississippi, where she was scheduled to be euthanized. Thankfully, our southern rescue partner saved her!
She finds the playful young “in your face” pups annoying and would prefer to share her home with another well mannered pup of adult age. We’re not sure if she cares for those of the feline persuasion. 
Anne’s beauty is surpassed only by her exceptional ability to, as we southerners say, “jump a deer”. So please, no off leash jaunts for her majesty or you’ll probably have to call out search & rescue to find her! A physically fenced in yard is recommended. Please consider this beautiful hound today!
Queen Anne is available for adoption through Almost Home Rescue of Maine. We do require vet references and a home visit for adoption approval. Before sending an inquiry, please read 
All Adoption applications are completed on line at


 Kevin is a Red Tick Coonhound straight out of Georgia - he is currently in the Albany NY area.  He is a goofy, sweet, handsome, loving, fella who loves attention and loves to play with the other dogs his size (preferably female). Kev will need an active household to expend his energy but on the other hand, he could do just as well as a couch potato and professional snuggler. :) Kevy is about 2 years old and all UTD on his vetting, crate trained, and neutered. He will need some fine tuning on the leash as he does pull...a harness would be best.

Kevin is a solid 65 lbs so he would do best with older children since he still acts very much like a puppy. An active lifestyle would suit him, and we feel a fenced in yard would be best. Given his prior situation, Apartment living wouldn't agree with him unfortunately. If you are interested in meeting Kevy, shoot us an email and we'll be happy to speak with you!
  Contact Cheryl 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

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