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.

                                                          Monty - Adoption Pending
Monty is a sweet Bluetick Beagle from Tennessee. He was found as a stray, but his owner never claimed him. He is about 2 years old and weighs about 28 lbs. Monty is curious and friendly. He is due to arrive in Massachusetts at the end of March.

                                                    Ricky  - Adoption Pending
Ricky is a sweet, friendly beagle from Virginia.  He is about 5 years old and weighs about 35 lbs. Ricky is very loving and enjoys attention. He is great with other dogs. He has beautiful Bluetick markings. Ricky is due to arrive in Massachusetts at the end of March.

                                                            Rattle - Adoption Pending
Rattle is a small beagle from rural Virginia. He was at a high kill shelter and was out of time. He is about 6 years old and weighs about 15 lbs. He is super friendly. He loves other dogs and people. He is not much of a barker and is very quiet. Rattle is due to arrive in Massachusetts at the end of March.

                                                      Maggie - Adoption Pending
Maggie is an adorable, friendly beagle from North Carolina. She is a sweet, happy go lucky dog. She has lots of energy and is playful.  She is smart and food motivated and will sit for a treat.  She is good with other dogs and will be good with kids of all ages.  She is also fine with cats. Maggie is about 5 years old and weighs about 18 lbs. She is due to arrive in Massachusetts March 30th.

                                                       Copper - Adoption Pending
Copper is about two years old and weighs about 22 lbs. He is super friendly and playful. He gets along well with other dogs and with kids of all ages. He does not like to be crated.  Copper ignored the cat he met, but should still be introduced to cats slowly. Copper has arrived and is ready for visits.

Millie is a cute, young beagle from Virginia. She is a year old and weighs about 20 lbs. Millie is friendly and loving. She is very playful and is a lot of fun. Millie loves people and other dogs. She will be arriving in Massachusetts on April 6th.

                                                    Cookie - Adoption Pending
 Cookie is a sweet beagle from Virginia. She is about 6-7 years old and weighs about 25 lbs. Cookie is everything you would want in a beagle. She is happy, fun, friendly and loving. Cookie will be arriving in Massachusetts on April 6th.

Buster is an owner surrender from New York. He is about 9 years old and weighs about 35 lbs. He is a little shy at first, but warms up quickly. He is sweet, friendly and loving.  Buster is crate trained and is well on his way to being house trained. He is doing fine with the cat in his foster home and is a bit sad the cat doesn't care to be friends! Buster is being fostered in Maine and is available for visits.                 

Red is an owner surrender from New York. He is about 3 1/2 years old and weighs about 30 lbs. He is a little shy at first, but warms up quickly. He is friendly, playful and enjoys attention. He gets along well with other dogs. Red loves to run has been having a great time at the dog park with his foster mom.  He is crate trained and is doing well with house training. Red is being fostered in Western Massachusetts and is available for visits.

Arrow is an owner surrender from New York. He is about 3 1/2 years old and weighs about 32 lbs. He is friendly and enjoys attention. Arrow is pretty low key, but loves to play. He would enjoy having another dog to play with. He loves being with people and is very affectionate. He enjoys burrowing whether it be in the snow or a pile of pillows! He is crate trained and is well on his way to being house trained. Arrow is being fostered outside Boston and is available for visits.

                                                     Luke - Adopted !
Luke is an adorable 30 lb, 3-4 year old beagle mix that was pulled from a high kill shelter in Virginia.  Luke needs a home with another confident dog and where there is someone home most of the day.  He is a nervous boy that will need a lot of patience as he continues to learn how to trust people and get comfortable in his new surroundings.  He should go to a home that is somewhat quiet and for that reason we are recommending that his new family should be comprised of teenagers and older.  Luke walks well on leash with a harness, is enjoying playing with toys and his foster dog brother, rides well in the car and is house trained.  He's also a quiet boy, but will bark to alert you that people are passing or coming to the house.  It may take Luke a while to warm up to his new family, but his fosters say that as he is coming out of his shell, he is a real sweetheart and very cuddly. Luke is currently being fostered in northern Maine.

                                          Dolly Harper - Adoption Pending
 Dolly Harper is a friendly hound from Virginia. She is about a year old and weighs about 35 lbs. She is extremely playful. Dolly loves other dogs! She is a sweet hound girl who enjoys attention. She is great with kids although in her excitement may knock over small children. Dolly is due to arrive by the end of March.           

Hope is a beautiful Bluetick Coonhound from Virginia. She was barely 35 lbs when she was pulled from the shelter, but is a healthy 60 lbs now. Hope is estimated to be about 6 years old. Her foster mom says she is truly an amazing dog.  She's very affectionate. She loves to sit in your lap and be petted and hugged.  She's silly. She often dances and sings at mealtimes.  She's smart and easier to train than other hounds she's known.  She loves food! Hope is good with other dogs. She's good in her crate and is doing really well with her house training and manners.  Hope loves long naps, is good with cats and walks well on a leash using a harness. Hope has a wonderful easy lope and would make a great running partner.  She loves hiking and being outside. Hope will arrive in Massachusetts on March 30th

Jed is a lovable big hound from Virginia.  He weighs about 64 lbs and is about 5 yrs old.  Jed will be a great companion for people and other dogs. He has a nice personality and is easy-going. Arriving March  30th.

Bruce is a handsome young redtick coonhound from Virginia.  He's friendly with new people and loves to play with other dogs.  His foster in Virginia describes him as a sweet, goofy, lovable hound who bonds quickly to people. He would make a great companion for another hound and everyone would be tred at the end of the day!   Bruce is housebroken, crates well and is an easy keeper.   Bruce is 12 - 18 mos old and  weighs about 45 lbs.  Bruce has arrived and is ready for visits.


Meet Fox. A 4 yr old sweet, handsome, boy with a personality that will steal your heart. Fox came to us as a skinny, shy boy that didn't know what love was. He had love in his heart but didn't know how to show it until now. As he learned patience, and his basic commands Sit and Paw, then realized he got awarded for these things. Fox loves food. So training him was very easy. House training, a charm. Meal time? He sits in front of his food stand, patiently, until Iyou put his bowl down. He loves playing with his foster brothers and sister dogs. He loves to chew on tennis balls. And if you are a hiker or walker, this is your forever buddy. He loves nature and enjoys watching the world out of the window. He is a hound, so that sniffer works really good and it will take both of you on new adventures. Must like hugs, because the first thing he does when his foster Mom gets home, is run to her for hugs. 
He's about 4 years old and weighs about 60 lbs.  Fox has arrived in New England and is fostering in Connecticut.

Colby is a handsome hound boy in search of a new home. He was adopted three years ago at the age of about 2 yrs old, but changes in the family's living situation have made it difficult for them to keep Colby and they feel he'd do better in a home with a fenced yard, more outside time and more attention. Colby is housebroken, he likes his walks and does well on a leash.  Colby is pretty low-maintenance - he likes his walks but also enjoys just lying around and napping in the company of his people.  He has not been destructive or barky in the home and he's been good around their toddler. Colby is available for visits north of Boston.

Tinker is a pretty redtick coonhound from Virginia.  She's 2 - 3 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.  Tinker is very sweet, she can be a little tentative at first and is not a real high energy coonhound. She gets along well with other dogs and would probably be okay with cats.  Tinker has arrived and is ready for visits.

Tawny is a redtick coonhound from Virginia.   Tawny is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 40 lbs.  She's good with other dogs and we would like to place her in a home with another hound.  Tawney takes a little time to warm up to new people but she's sweet and affectionate with those she knows. Tawny is in foster care in southern NH and is ready for visits.

                                                 Blue Ivy - Adopted
Blue Ivy is a beautiful bluetick from Virginia.   Ivy walks well on a leash and gets along well with other dogs.  She is crate-trained and still working on housebreaking.  A fenced yard will be a big plus, and she would like to have another hound companion as she came from a multi-hound home with Tawney.  Ivy can be a little shy when meeting new people but warms up within 10 - 15 minutes.  Ivy will benefit from some obedience training.    Ivy is in a foster home north of Boston and is ready for visits.

                                                Daisy  - Adopted !
Daisy is a 16 month old, 50 lb redtick coonhound from Virginia.  She's confident and friendly and engages well with new people; also does well with the other dogs she's met.  Daisy is very smart and trainable.  She's already learned sit, down, stay, and off.  She likes puzzle toys and even played some fetch games, which is unusual for a hound. Daisy would do best in a dog-experienced home, she will be an easy companion for someone who can reinforce her training and who respects her intelligence and need for some structure.  She can be willful and  might be difficult for a first time dog owner or busy family who just wants  and easy, sit-on-the-couch dog.  Daisy is available in Massachusetts for visits.


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.


Candy is a 6-year-old Red Tick Hound who was surrendered on February 2nd, 2019. She loves to go for walks and be with people at ALL times. She is not good with cats, indifferent toward dogs and would be okay with older kids. She is current on vaccinations, spayed, microchipped and crying out everyday for a home.

Her original owner said it took her 3-4 months of panicked behavior before she settled into his home. She formed a strong bond with him and they were happily together for 6 years before his life situation changed and she was placed in our care. Since then she has been beside herself.

She has severe separation anxiety to the point where she brays, whimpers and paces the majority of the day. We have tried thunder jackets, pheromones, CBD oil, anti-anxiety prescriptions, calming music, etc. - nothing seems to help. A kennel environment is stressful for most dogs but especially upsetting to a dog with Separation Anxiety. Candy's daily panic is heartbreaking to witness and is upsetting to the other dogs in our care.

She was adopted 2 weeks ago and spent 8 days in the home before being returned due to her strength, continued frantic behavior and dislike of the household cat.

Candy is a physically strong and vocal dog who needs an owner with the patience of a SAINT, who will not leave her alone, who is physically capable of controlling her and someone who has had experience dealing with separation anxiety in dogs. We are hoping to find her a dedicated adopter ASAP.

We realize that this quest to find Candy a home is like searching for a needle in a haystack. Please, please share her story to everyone you can to help us expand our reach and, hopefully, find Candy a home that can help her.

Visit to view adoptable pets and/or to submit an adoption application for poor Candy.

Note - this post is in place to help Candy find a home and be as transparent as possible about her shortcomings so that interested homes know what they may be getting into. We hope to avoid any negative or judgmental comments about her former owners - both were heartbroken to have to give her up.

 Pleased to meet you! I'm a 2 year old blue tick coon hound. Do you like to play? How about walking or running? Do you need a buddy? I'd love to go along with you! I'm a high energy, smart boy who's looking for a new family to spend my time with, to keep me busy. You know, teach me more tricks: I already know how to sit! My perfect forever family would have breed experience, can have children, but I would like to be the only pet in the home. If you apply to adopt me, I promise to love you forever! Hawk is available from Peaceable Kingdon Shelter on Whiltehall PA


Jasper is a 4 year old Red Bone Coonhound. He weighs 100 pounds with the self-image of a Chihuahua. His favorite thing to do when we get home is he enthusiastically brings us a toy and looks for attention. Jasper is a very happy guy who enjoys being outside and exercised (in all types of weather). He handles walks on a leash well but prefers to run free in the woods. Jasper is all coonhound and thrives with his noes to the ground and tail wagging. He is also very food motivated. He has relatively high energy but given a good walk or a run, will put him on the couch for hours.

Jasper has full roam of our house. He sleeps on the couch while we sit in the living room. There are occasions where we will share a couch. Jasper is not one for chewing and will not attempt to sniff around the trash can. However if there is a crumb hidden anywhere in the house he will find it. During the night he likes to sleep on the bed in our spare room or in the summer he is found on our bedroom floor in the air conditioning. Sometimes he may lay on the bed with us but because he is a big guy he doesn’t get comfy and leaves. He is an active sleeper and has some adorable dreams. Full with muffled barks, paw twitching and tail wagging.

During some of our outings where he runs through the forest he requires a bath. He likes the water and is often in every lake or puddle he can find. He isn’t one for swimming but he will go in the water to his belly. Because of our frequent outings Jaspers baths have become routine and relatively simple. The only grooming issue we face is nail clipping. He is not a fan of his feet being touched outside the bath tub and even in the tub its more out of reluctance rather than enjoyment.  

Jasper has some anxiety issues with loud noises. Thunderstorms and fireworks are not his favorite. We have made a space for him behind our couch he hides behind during these times. If things get to bad for him he will seek refuge in our bedroom with his head buried under our bed (he can’t fit his whole body under).  He also does not know how to take small children and will attempt to stay away from them. We separate him now just in case. Jasper can be very skittish in new surrounding and with new people. He isn’t one to run up to strangers and lick or tackle them. He usually prefers to keep his distance until he wants to meet them. However if he knows them he will greet them with tongue out ready for kisses.

Jaspers ideal home would be somewhere with a nice yard for him to run around in or just hangout in. He loves being outside in the rain, snow, cold or heat. He is a dog for someone who is active and is willing to take the time to exercise him. I promise he will be the laziest dog ever after a good walk. Jasper is a great dog and although has some minor issues he deserves a loving home with people who understand him and will give him what he needs.  Contact

Benny & Joon were found as strays, believed to be left behind by hunters, we have no idea if they are related or not. They seem to really like each other and Benny is very attached to Joon so we would really love to place them together if possible but we realize this is a lot to ask of someone so if that doesn't happen then we will separate them but place them in homes which have another dog, because they are used to being with other dogs we think they would do best with company. They are both sweet dogs, very friendly, happy and pleasant. Benny is about 75 lbs and Joon is about 60 lbs. they are approximately 5 & 6 yrs yrs old.  Available at Warwick Animal Shelter in RI. Contact

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.

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

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