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.


                                                                    Bonnie and Clyde
 Meet Bonnie and Clyde, our adorable “married couple” from North Carolina. They were rescued from high-kill shelter where they’d been picked up as strays. Both are 6-7 years old; Clyde weighs a tad more (20 lbs) than Bonnie (18 lbs). A happier couple you could not find! Clyde tends to be the leader, and Bonnie the follower. Both are outgoing, social, affectionate, love to snuggle on laps, good with other dogs, and eager for human interaction. Nap times and at night, you’ll find these two alongside each other, or one partially draped over the other. They are surely dreaming of their forever home! Fully vetted and due up early June..

Stella is a cute little tri-color beagle from Virginia. She's a very happy girl, with her tail wagging all the time.  She's 1 yr old and weighs about 18 lbs.   Stella is young and playful, still has a lot of puppyish behaviors. She loves to play with other dogs; loves to meet new people and will reach up to you for petting and affection.  Like all young beagles, she'll benefit from some patience and training.  Stella has arrived and is ready for visits.

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'.  Polly is becoming more comfortable outside and is doing better with housebreaking. She is good with other dogs and doesn't bother cats.  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 her new world.  Polly is arriving late May.

  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 believe 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.

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. Clancy loves to ride in the car.  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.

 Ginger is a pretty redtick hound mix.  She's been living in New Hampshire with a family and a coonhound companion.  Ginger is housebroken, affectionate, good with kids, and good with most other dogs..  Ginger has a lot of energy and needs to get good exercise.  She walks nicely on a leash; she likes to be petted. She would be an ideal companion for someone who runs or has an active lifestyle.   Her previous family had a baby and did not have time to meet Ginger's needs - she's a good girl, she's trainable, and has potential to be a great companion.  Her ideal home would have a secure fence and someone home during the day.  She would also benefit from some obedience training.  Ginger is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.
Ginger is available for visits.

                                                                Bluetick Puppies
 These puppies will arrive June 8th.  There are 3 females and 2 males.  They will be about 13 weeks old on arrival.
 The females should have an adult weight of 45 - 50 lbs; males 50 - 60 lbs.  The mother dog, Celine, has a great temperament, she's friendly, confident and engaging with humans and other dogs. (She is also available - see below.)  These pups have been living at a vet's office the past few months - they are healthy and have been well-socialized. 


                                                                          Mick Jagger
                                                                             Janis Joplin      

                                                                       Bonnie Raitt

Meet Celine - the hard-working Momma dog who brought a litter of 10 bluetick puppies into this world and helped them to be happy healthy pups these last three months. Celine is a bluetick beauty and every bit as sweet and friendly as her puppies. She's about 3 yrs old and weighs 53 lbs. We couldn't leave her behind! She's been living at the vet in Arkansas where she and her puppies were taken after their owner could not keep them. She loves everybody and has been the official greeter for dogs and their humans coming into the vet. She ignores the cat in residence, she seems housebroken as she keeps her kennel clean. She has an easy-going demeanor and is not a high-energy dog. She'll be a great companion. Celine is coming up with her pups and will arrive June 8th. She's ready for a massage, a pedicure, and a soft bed. Who would like to pamper this lovely girl ? Adoptive or foster home needed.

 Barney is a handsome American English redtick coonhound from South Carolina. He's friendly, easy on the leash, just a happy hound boy! He appears to have been well-cared for.  Barney is about 3 yrs old and weighs 70 lbs.  He'll be arriving in early June.

  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.
                                                                 Rocky - Adopted
 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.

  Lilly is an easy-going hound girl.  She's sweet and friendly, and very social, not very high-energy.  Lilly is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 - 50 lbs. Lilly is a good companion for dogs and humans alike.  Her ideal weight would be a little less.  She was a owner surrender in North Carolina. Arriving May 23.

  This boy has two names - the shelter gave him one and we gave him the other. Freddie is a treeing Walker hound from Virginia.  He's 2 - 3 yrs old and weighs about 60 lbs.  Freddie is a friendly guy.  He's always ready for some affection and playtime.  He'd be a good companion for another hound dog. Arriving late May.


  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.


Nilla is a very pretty lemon and white foxhound from Virginia.  She's about 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs. She's  very sweet and well behaved, she's in excellent health, she's a good weight,  and she likes to eat !  Nillla seems to like other dogs;   she loves Ruby the Beagle, her pen mate previously.   She's a great dog, no issues with cats nor chickens either, very normal dog, and pretty girl too. Arriving May 17th.  ( Ruby the Beagle is also available from NECR, once her vetting is complete. )

                                                    Grady - Adopted ! 
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.  He seems interested in pickup trucks when they pass and maybe had some happy experiences riding around in his previous life.  Grady is a diamond in the rough - he needs some obedience training and to settle down and get comfortable in a home routine. He's energetic, but he listens and wants to please.   Grady is ready for visits and a move to his Forever Home.


                                                               Hazel  - Adopted !
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 May 4.



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've been hanging out together at their foster home in South Carolina where they love to play and enjoy petting and attention from their fosters.  They are typical young coonhounds, energetic and playful, good with other dogs, and always ready for a good nap after some exercise.  If placed separately, we will require that each has a canine companion in the home.  Watch their video at: 

 We expect them to arrive in Masssachusetts in June.


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 .   


Cassie is a lovable and petite hound mix who must be rehomed due to her owner's move.  She is housebroken, friendly and affectionate.  She's had some obedience training. Cassie is about 6 yrs old.  She's energetic and playful.  She has not been around kids, so her behavior in that situation is unknown. She must find a new home by July.   Cassie is located northwest of Boston.  Please respond to current owner:

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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