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.

                         Our Latest Beagle Rescues - More Photos and Details Coming

                Tippy                                    Snoopy                                  Blanchard
2 - 3 yo                                     1 yo                                          3 yo

                Clyde                                Bonnie and Clyde                            Bonnie
               5 yo   20 lbs                                                                          7 - 8 yo  18 lbs


Willey is a happy young beagle from Virginia.  He's about 1 yr old and weighs about 25 lbs, loves meeting new people and is eager for afffection and any treats you might have to offer.  His VA foster says he is very 'kissy', he wants to climb all over you and will put his paws up to your for petting and attention.  He's a young, playful dog who loves romping with other dogs too.  He can be a little chewy, and like all young energetic dogs, he'll need a little training and structure.  Wiley has arrived and is ready for visits.

Stella is a cute little tri-color beagle from Virginia. She's 1 yr old and weighs about 18 lbs.   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.    Arriving April 18th.

Polly is a very sweet little Beagle mix in need of a special home.  She is 1 - 2 yrs old and weighs about 18 lbs.
Polly is a beautiful dog. She is very shy and she is getting out of her shell slowly. At her foster home in North Carolina, she likes to walk around the house when no one is watching and she often stays in the same spot which is her 'comfort zone'.  She never barks and she is terrified to go outside.  Polly is becoming more comfortable outside and is doing better with housebreaking. She can spend the day in the same spot without moving. She is ok with dogs and cats she doesn't care at all.  She does better in a quiet environment and she will need a patient family.  She likes kids and is a very lovely dog but it seems that she has had a hard and rough past. Polly will need an adopter who can help her to gain confidence and who can slowly introduce her to the outside world.  Polly is arriving mid-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.

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. Clancy has arrived and is ready 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.  Rocky has been in foster care in NC, where he learned some obedience commands.  He knows to stay out of the dining room when the family is eating; he's housebroken, he's crate-trained.  He'll be a great family dog. Rocky has arrived and is ready for visits.

Oakley is a handsome purebred American English Coonhound from Virginia. He's about 2 yrs old and weighs about 62 lbs, his ideal weight would be around 70 lbs. Oakley has a sweet, quiet and hopeful way about him. He doesn't ask for much and has probably never had much in life. He does enjoy being petted, although is not one to eagerly approach or jump on people. He will gently lean against you. Oakley is very sweet and wants to bond with people. He has probably never been a pet in a home ( like many of our rescued coonhounds), but he will do well with a little patience and some guidance as he wants to please. He does well in a crate, he's not bad on the leash - sqirrels will cause him to get excited and pull. He's not a real high-energy dog and is ready for a nap after a nice walk. Oakley is a friendly, happy hound, good with other dogs and comfortable meeting new people. He is probably not good around cats. Oakley has arrived and is ready for visits.

  Daphne is a real southern beauty, a lemon and white foxhound, complete with freckled ears and white eyelashes. Daphne's foster in Virginia says that she is 'really sweet, loves everyone, is good with other dogs, is quiet and well-mannered, and has no notable bad habits - a very nicely balanced girl'.  Daphne is 2 - 3 yrs old
and weighs 45 lbs.  She would love to have a family waiting to take her home when she arrives the weekend of
May 3rd.


  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 housebroken and is comfortable being crated for short periods of time. Sadie is fostering in southern NH with a couple of redbone coonhounds and is doing well getting settled there. Her ideal home would be with another dog for company and playful exercise, and a fenced yard.  Sadie is 2 - 3 yrs old and weighs 45 - 50 lbs.  She is available for visits.

Grady is a handsome bluetick American English Coonhound from North Carolina.  He's 2 - 3 yrs old and weighs about 65 lbs.  Grady is friendly, well-socialized, gets along with other dogs, likes to meet new people. He's been fostering in North Carolina where he enjoys time in the yard playing with his toys.  Grady has arrived and has had a great time meeting new friends in Massachusetts.  He likes his walks in the woods and walks well with a harness.  Grady is ready for visits and a move to his Forever Home.

 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  60lb treeing walker hound who is about 3 years old. We were told he was sweet, friendly and energetic by those who found him and they were right!.  He only speaks when he wants to play or if you REALLY don't get that he needs to go out.  He gets along well with other dogs, has been exposed to horses without incident but should NOT be left alone with cats. He is good with children but isn't always aware of his size. He is housebroken.
He has been introduced to a crate . He is fostered in a home without fencing, so he gets walked at least twice daily. He's strong on the leash but improving. He needs an active home OR another dog who will help him burn off energy. He wants to be with his people and have his belly rubbed anytime , anywhere.  He is making impressions wherever he goes with his good looks and incredibly charming personality.  He is fostered in MA and ready to find his perfect home.

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 mid April.



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.

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

Senior Hounds




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