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.

 Leroy is a handsome Beagle from West Virginia. He is about 2 years old and weighs about 26 lbs. He is great with other dogs and enjoys playing. Leroy is quite scared around people. He needs some time to learn to trust although he is showing positive signs. He enjoys being petted and doesn't shy away. Leroy is an extreme flight risk when scared. He needs a fenced in yard with at least one other dog. His ideal home is one that is quiet and without small children as their activity may frighten him.  Leroy is being fostered in the Springfield area and is available for visits.

Shiloh is a friendly 7 year old beagle. Sadly, he has found himself back in the rescue through no fault of his own. Shiloh is good with other dogs. He is a little chubby and could stand to lose a few pounds. He has a deep beagle voice, but isn't too barky. He's a happy guy whose tail is constantly wagging. Shiloh is looking for a quiet home with older children who will respect his space. Shiloh is being fostered in the greater Boston area and is available for visits.

                                                          Grady and Crosby
Grady and Crosby are are a bonded pair. They were found together and are believed to be brothers. They are about 3 years old. Grady weighs about 16 lbs and Crosby weighs about 22lbs. They are a little skittish, but are getting better as they learn to trust humans. Grady and Crosby are looking for a family together. They are new to the rescue and we will be learning more about them as they get settled in. Grady and Crosby will arrive in Massachusetts October, 28th.

                                             James - Adoption Pending
James is a shy, adorable beagle from Virginia. He is very sweet and friendly, but needs to gain some confidence. James is about 2 years old and weighs about 25 lbs. He's quiet and likes to sit on his bed. James gets very happy when around another dog so we'd like to see him placed in a home with at least one other dog. He is not sure about people yet, but he seems to enjoy being petted. We think he will bond with his person quickly and will be a great companion and lap dog. He is learning to walk on a leash, but needs more practice. James will arrive at the beginning of November. 

Oliver is a very sweet hound/beagle mix from West Virginia. He is friendly, playful and well behaved.  He likes being with his people and tends to stick close to them. Cuddling and laying on the couch with his family are among his favorite things to do. He rides great in the car and walks well on his harness. He loves walks, being outdoors and being cuddled.   Oliver gets along well with other dogs, but chases cats so a home without cats is a must. 
Oliver is deaf and has some separation anxiety, however, he does well being alone with another young dog. Oliver is house broken and prefers not to be in a crate.
Due to his deafness, Oliver startles easily. Although he loves children, he would do best in a quiet, all adult home with another dog.  He is about a year and a half and weighs about 43 lbs.

 Delmar is a handsome hound mix from Virginia.  He's about 2 yrs old and weighs about 48 lbs.  Delmar is friendly, loves to meet new people and is good with other dogs. Arriving Oct 21.

 Everett is a hound mix, about 3 yrs old and weighing 50 lbs.  He's good with other dogs and friendly 
 with new people.  Everett is a good alternative for someone wanting a cute mixed breed dog.  Arriving 
October 21.

Abe is a handsome bluetick American English Coonhound from southwest Virginia. He's about a year old, friendly and loving and good with other dogs.  Abe will chase cats, so no cats please.  Abe will arriving in Massachusetts and ready for visits Oct 19.

Bloom is a Treeing Walker Coonhound from North Carolina.  She's about 1 year old and weighs 58 lbs. She's young and active and always on the move.  With a little training and structure, she'll be a good hound companion. Bloom is always ready to meet new people, she has a sweet disposition and has won many friends along her way to our rescue.  Bloom will arrive in Massachusetts Oct 19.

Bailey is a female bluetick coonhound, 3-4 yrs old and about 47 lbs.  Bailey is a quiet dog, not high maintenance. She would probably not like to be around rambunctious young children, but older kids would be ok.  Bailey will be arriving in late October.

Maple is a cute, playful 2 yr old redtick hound mix.  We think she is beagle/bassett and hound.  Maple is not tall but compact at about 45 lbs.  She's friendly with new people and gets along well with other dogs. Maple will arrive in Massachusetts in October.

Annie is a pretty tricolor foxhound, about 2 yrs old and 48 lbs.  More information coming. Ready for transport in October.

Blue and Bell and their little friend Yoda were found by the highway in West Virginia.  A good Samaritan took them in but can't keep them.  Blue is a female treeing walker hound, 1.5 yrs old and about 50 lbs. Blue is playful and has particularly bonded with the Rottie in the family.  She does not like to share her food around other dogs, but that is manageable. She's a confident dog who enjoys her outside time.  All are friendly and loving with people. Arriving in mid-October.

                                                              Bell and Yoda
Blue and Bell and their little friend Yoda were found by the highway in West Virginia.  A good Samaritan took them in but can't keep them.  Bell is a bluetick female, about 3 yrs old and 45 - 50 lbs.  Yoda is a small mix, 1.5 - 2 yrs old, and less than 20 lbs. Yoda has soft fur, is friendly and playful.  Bell is a bit timid and he really likes having her little buddy Yoda around.  She's a calm dog, not high-maintenance. We are looking for someone who can take them both.   All are friendly and loving with people. Arriving in mid-October.

Oscar is a handsome redtick coonhound from North Carolina. He's about 3 yrs old and weighs about 65 lbs.  Oscar is very friendly and comfortable around new people and he likes other dogs too.  Oscar and Bloom will be arriving Nov 2.


                                                             Maggie Jo
Maggie Jo is a treeing walker coonhound, 2 - 3 yrs old and weighing about 55 lbs.  She's sweet, likes to meet new people and enjoys attention. Maggie loves her time outside and would do well with an outdoorsy owner. Like a lot of hounds, she's more focused on people when indoors.  She's doing well at walking on a leash now - she's interested in small critters and does have high prey drive so no cats or small dogs please.  She keeps her kennel clean and might be housebroken.  Maggie has arrived and is ready for visits.


 Count is a sweet hound who has had a hard life.  He turned up stray on a farm in Virginia. The owners have fostered for NECR before and took him in.  Count is about 5 years old and weighs 57 lbs.   He's an easy-going hound who likes to be in the company of his people and some other dogs.  Count is a bit of a ragdoll, he loves to flop down on his back and enjoys cuddling and sleeping with the other dogs at his foster home.  Count is housebroken and is comfortable in his crate.   He's come a long way in the last 6 months and is more healthy and confident. He's been treated for heartworm and is up-to-date on all vaccines and tests.  Count's ideal home would have another dog or two, and someone who is home most of the time,  He loves to ride in the car and can easily go along on errands and day trips.  Count is very interested in cats and might chase, but it might also depend on how the cat is acting.  He likes to play with his toys, especially things like plastic containers that crunch and crackle. He has some separation anxiety and doesn't like thunderstorms - he'll seek out a quiet place to hide. Count is ready to come to Massachusetts as soon as an adopter is found.

                                                      Banjo - Adoption Pending
Banjo and Fiddle are a pair of one yr old coonhounds who showed up stray on someone's property in southwest Virginia.  They are friendly, good with other dogs, and happy to meet new people. Banjo is a bit more confident than Fiddle and the two seem to be quite bonded.  We'd like to place them together. Banjo weighs about 65 lbs. Banjo and Fiddle have arrived and are ready for visits.

                                                        Fiddle - Adoption Pending
Banjo and Fiddle are a pair of one yr old coonhounds who showed up stray on someone's property in southwest Virginia.  They are friendly, good with other dogs, and happy to meet new people. Fiddle likes being near Banjo and the two of them like each other a lot.  Banjo is a big dopey, happy hound who's happy to meet new people and always up for an adventure.  Fiddle is very timid; she relaxes when Banjo is around and is getting comfortable at her foster home and learning to trust people.   We'd like to find them a home together.  Fiddle weighs about 40 lbs; Banjo about 65 lb.  Banjo and Fiddle have arrived and are ready for visits.



Bet is a slender, elegant coonhound, probably a mix of walker and ticked hounds.  She was turned in to the shelter in NC with her Mom and 6 littermates.  Bet is 1.5 yrs old although she has a lot of puppy in her still. She is a friendly, healthy girl.  She LOVES other dogs, is very sweet with people and enjoys attention.  Bet is housebroken, she walks well on a leash and she's learning 'sit'.  Bet needs at least one other dog in the home and a fence at least 5' high. She would also be best with older kids due to her tendency to stand up on he hind legs.    She weighs 49 lbs. She’s interested in the cat at her foster home, but is not aggressive. She is a VERY lovey girl and just wants to be part of the family. Bet is here in the Boston area and available for visits.


Shelly is a sweet, happy hound mix from Virginia. She is about 3 years old and weighs about 53 lbs. She is friendly and gets along well with other dogs. Her foster mom says she is very funny and likes to hide toys behind pillows and cushions. Shelly is housebroken, she walks well on a leash and she sleeps nicely in her crate at night.  She's scared around loud noises and probably would not like an urban environment. She loves attention and being outdoors, has a calm demeanor.  Shelly was heartworm positive, but has been treated. Shelly has arrived and is ready for visits.

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.

Beatrice is a gorgeous Treeing Walker Coonhound available at Danbury Animal Welfare Society in CT.  This gentle soul has a wonderful personality and enjoys her time outdoors running and playing, as well as snuggling in a comfy resting place indoors.  She loves to play with tennis balls and frisbees.  She's been in a foster home for the past 4 months and is housebroken and knows some obedience commands.  Beatrice does well meeting new people,  walks well on a leash and plays well with other medium to large dogs. Her ideal home would be one without cats, and with a fenced yard.  She has a medium energy level and will settle down for a long nap after some exercise.  Beatrice is about 2 yrs old and weighs 63 lbs. We have a video available showing Beatrice working with her foster on some obedience commands.  If interested visit:
Copper is a handsome redbone coonhound who was purchased as a puppy and stayed with his first family for three years, although they really didn't have time for him. He needs good daily exercise, some obedience training, and some help with socialization with other dogs.  He has great potential to be a good dog; he enjoys attention from people; likes his outdoor time and would do well with someone who has patience with providing structure and consistency.  Copper is not good around cats and seems to prefer the company of female to male dogs. He is currently at a municipal animal control facility in RI.  If interested please contact us at


Charlotte is a beautiful bluetick coonhound who has been at a shelter in New York state for way too long.  She's a good dog and will be a nice hound companion if just given a chance. Charlotte is about 4-5 years old and last month, weighed in at 60 lbs. She came to the shelter in April of 2017 from a shelter in Kentucky, after being found as a stray. She is spayed and current on rabies and distemper, and is also microchipped. She had a dental cleaning last April with only one extraction. Charlotte gets tested for heartworm and tick borne illnesses each year and was treated for Lyme in April of this year.
We learned early on that Charlotte can climb chain link fencing and digs. When she digs, it is usually to create a cool spot to lay in, but we let potential adopters know regardless. She can get anxious being cooped up in our kennel on days that she can't go into her yard, so we have been giving her Purina's Calming Care. It really helps to chill her out and keep her from becoming stir crazy. IShe probably won't need to continue taking this once she is in a home. She is afraid of thuderstorms, and is given trazadone beforehand, to keep her calm during the storm.
Charlotte is adventurous, yet cuddly. She loves going for walks and does well on a harness. She also enjoys lounging around, being pet, and cuddled. She does not do well with cats and dogs, but is wonderful with people. She hasn't been aroCund many children, but was well behaved around the few she has met. Because of how our kennel is set up, we cannot guarantee that Charlotte is house broken. When she is given access to her outdoor space or her play yard, she will go to the bathroom outside. However, in the colder months when we keep the doggie doors in her run closed most of the time, it is not uncommon for her to go to the bathroom inside, especially overnight.
The ideal family for Charlotte would be one that doesn't have other pets, is active, and has a fenced yard that she cannot climb. A family that has experience with hound dogs is highly preferred. Contact Hudson Valley Humane Society at

Fred is bluetick coonhound who was rescued from a shelter in NH several years ago.  His family has many rescued animals including several dogs and Fred has never fit in with the pack. Lately he's been exhibiting some guarding behaviors towards the other dogs and his owner has decided that he'd probably be happy in a different home.  Fred is about 9 yrs old; he's not high energy, although he does have some prey drive and would not be good with cats.  He prefers to be with female dogs.  Fred will be a great companion for someone who wants to give this dog a quieter home as he heads into his golden years.  Contact :

Lucy is a 3 year old spayed female hound mix. She has a beautiful brindle coat with white accents. Lucy was adopted by her current owners when she was just 3 months old so she has only ever lived in 1 home. Lucy is a very affectionate and loveable dog! She enjoys going on long walks in the woods, car rides, peanut butter, and snuggling with her owners. She has lived in both the city and the country, and she loves both! Lucy has been through extensive training to curb her excitability. She is fully crate trained, house broken, and has been through 2 separate multi-week overnight training sessions. She is a very good listener. She loves her owners and obeys all commands.
Lucy’s ideal home is one without small children or other pets, and an owner willing to go for lots of walks!

Please send an email to if you are interested in meeting Lucy!

                                               Dakota, and Washington

Bandit's Place Rescue in CT has several coonhounds available:
Dakota and Washington are 5 month old pups, born 02-26-19, they're the last of 11 to go home.  Both boys.  Both had DNA testing and yep, 90% coonie, 5% Lab and 5% Border Collie.  Dakota has more of a white face and Washington is darker.  Both will be about 60-65 pounds as adults.  Both have those sad Coonie eyes.  But don't let that fool you - They're coonhounds!!!!.

If interested contact:

Georgie is a three year old hound mix. Georgie had gotten adopted last year, but unfortunately he came back into rescue a few months ago. Due to no fault of his own, he’s already had a few fosters in a short amount of time. This is really tough. We hate seeing the dogs bounced around because people won’t put the effort in to make them more comfortable or work with them. Georgie needs a new foster right now, like ASAP. The foster will have to understand that he is confused and uncertain right now, he is not incredibly confident as it is and this has been exacerbated by bouncing around. A foster will have to understand that they need to work with us and our trainers so that we can get Georgie into a good head space. They will need to understand that he needs time to decompress. That means no meeting strangers, random dogs, etc for quite a few weeks until he settles in, and even then, there is a right and wrong way to do those things. It needs to be done the right way, which we will help you with, but you must follow instruction. 
Georgie is incredibly sweet and snuggly once he warms up to you. He loves to play, hike, go on walks. He’d love a yard to lay around in. He does fine in his crate. He can’t be placed with kids right now or a high traffic home (unless you’re willing to 100% follow instruction and put Georgie away when new people come over.) He can live with another dog his own size, but again, it needs to be done properly so he wouldn’t be coming into your home and immediately interacting with another dog, it would be a slow integration. 
I know it sounds like it’s some work, but it’s not that hard and even when it is, it’s worth it! You’re saving a life when you foster a dog until they’re adopted. You help them gain confidence, help them heal whether it be mentally or physically. It’s so fulfilling and so worth it. 
If you can step up to foster him and live in MA or RI, please email us!

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.   Carolina Coonhound Rescue

B.O.N.E.S.  Beagles of New England States   - Beagle Rescue

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