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
 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 now trusts his foster Mom and  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 Boston area and is available for visits.

                                     
                                 Cable and Guy  -  Adoption Pending
Cable (right) and Guy (left) are cute beagles from Virginia. They were found together, but are not bonded. They are your typical nose to the ground hounds. They're happy, friendly and engaging. Both are estimated to be about 4 years old. Cable weighs 24 lbs and Guy weighs 19 lbs. Both will be arriving in Massachusetts December 7th.


                 
                                          Will  -  Adoption Pending
 
Will is a sweet senior from West Virginia. He was found as a stray, but was never claimed. He is about 8 years old and weighs about 37 lbs. Will would be fine with other dogs and children although we are not sure about cats. Even though he is an old boy he is still very much active! He is super sweet and would make a great loving companion. He will arrive in Massachusetts on November 18th.
Will has two Oronasal Fistulas in his mouth. Oronasal Fistulas are abnormal openings between the oral and nasal cavities. They can allow water, saliva, small food particles etc to enter the nasal cavities and potentially cause chronic nasal infections.  They are most likely from an injury or an untreated infection. As a result, it was recommended that Will have all his teeth pulled. He is doing quite well and it has not curbed his appetite! Although he does require soft food whether it be canned or soaked kibble.



   
                                         Riley and Cooper
Riley and Cooper are two sweet beagles from Rural Virginia. They were so scared at the pound, but have really begun coming out of their shells. They wouldn't hunt so were left in a pen without much socialization other than each other. They are about 4 yrs old and weigh about 24 lbs. Riley and Cooper are bonded and are looking for a home together where they can keep each other company. They are playful and friendly and ready to travel north when they have an adopter.

 
                                     
 
                  Timber Girl                    and                    Charlie
Timber Girl and Charlie are two little Foxhounds from eastern Virginia.  Timber Girl came for a neglect situation along with 10 other hounds.  She was underweight but is   gaining weight and on the road to good health now.  Timber is 2 - 3 yrs old and weighs about 35 lbs, she'll probably have an adult weight not more than 40 lbs.  She's very sweet, submissive, a little tentative in new situations but warms up quickly and appreciates some treats and gentle petting.  Charlie was found as a stray and is more confident and energetic.  He's engaging with new people and always eager to meet a stranger and explore new things. Charlie is 1 - 2 yrs old and about 40 - 45 lbs.  Both dogs are good with other dogs and with cats.  They have become quite bonded at their Virginia foster home and we will be placing them as a pair, or each separately but with another dog in the home.  Available for transport in late December.


                                       
                                                              Thelma
                   
                                                                   Louise
Thelma and Louise are two black and tan coonhound pups from Virginia. They were born may 29 and will be about 7 months old when they come to Massachusetts after Christmas. Thelma and Louise will have adult weights of about 50 lbs.  They are friendly little pups that are being raised in a home environment at their foster homes on Virginia.

         
   Ellie Mae  ( Adopted)             Lacey                 Abbie ( Adopted)         Kennedy
Meet the Allegheny hound girls from Allegheny County, VA, our newest rescues.  Ellie Mae is a bluetick, barely 12 months old, 40-45 lbs.  She's good with other dogs, not jumpy or barky, and friendly.  Lacey is a small black and white hound, about a year old and about 35 - 40 lbs.  She's a little tentative with new people but very sweet and engaging once she knows you.  She's good with other dogs and probably with cats too.  Abbie is a year old and a little bigger at about 54 lbs.  She's got classic houndy looks and might have a bit of bloodhound in her.  Abbie is friendly and her goofy personality is coming though. Kennedy is confident and outgoing.  She's about 3 yrs old and weighs 55 lbs.
These girls will be ready for transport to Massachusetts in December and we'll have more photos coming.  We are placing them all individually.



                
                                                          Ella
Ella is a happy, confident bluetick American English Coonhound from Virginia.  She was adopted by a local family but kept escaping the unfenced yard.  She's a friendly girl and engages well with new people.   Ella is housebroken, good with other dogs, and she walks well on a leash.  She will chase cats however, so no cats please.  Ella is 2 yrs old and weighs 45 - 50 lbs. Arriving Dec 19th.


                            
                                       Strawberry Fields  - Adoption Pending
 Will you be the one to love Strawberry Fields Forever ?  She's a calm, sweet, gentle hound from Virginia, about 3 yrs old and weighs 45 lbs.  Strawberry will be arriving in Massachusetts in early December.


        
                                              Reese
Reese is a hound mix, about 12 months old, and weighing about 30 lbs.   She's very sweet, active and likes her toys and playing chase games. Reese is housebroken and good with kids and other dogs.  Reese has arrived and is ready for visits in the Boston area.
  

            

                                         
                                               Shelley -  Adopted
Shelley is  well-behaved foxhound from Virginia.  She's housebroken and walks well on a leash, although might pull if she sees a squirrel. Shelley is sociable, gets along well with other dogs and likes to meet new people.  She's an easy keeper and will make a great hound companion.  Shelley is 3 - 4 yrs old and weighs 50 lbs.  Available in Massachusetts for visits.



                    
                                                                     Blue
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 managable. She's a confident dog who enjoys her outside time.  All are friendly and loving with people. Arriving in December.


      
                                          Bell and Yoda  -  Adoption Pending
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 November.



     
                                                             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 or with a fenced yard. Like a lot of hounds, she's more focused on people when indoors.  Maggie has been in a foster home in Massachusetts for a few weeks now.  She is housebroken, crates well and does well walking on a leash.  She's learning 'sit' and has developed good house manners.  She loves to be petted and is a good snuggler.  Maggie is interested in small critters and does have high prey drive so no cats please.     Maggie has arrived and is ready for visits.


 

                                                  Count  -  Adoption Pending
 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.



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.


                 
                                                         Hank
Do you hear that? It's me calling out to my forever family! My name is Hank, but around here they call me Honk! I'm your typical hound dog. I am 5 years old and weigh about 80 pounds. I am a lot of puppy, but that means more fun, more love and more laughs. I was surrendered to the shelter because small children make me nervous. So no kids for me thanks!
I am a very active boy. If you are looking for a running partner or a hiking buddy, I'm your dude! My idea of fun is trailing a good scent in the great outdoors and chasing the occasional squirrel. Okay, it's more than the "occasional" squirrel, but that's the hound in me! I am an excellent co-pilot too! I love a good car ride. I can't wait to stick my head out the window and let my ears fly! Bring on the adventure!
Exercise is important but I do enjoy a good cuddle too. It is imperative my new home has a spot for me on the couch. Couches are best for napping in my opinion or a king-size bed. I'll take either one. I am super affectionate and I don't enjoy being alone for too long. I need to be part of the family, that's where I belong! I have been playing with some of the other dogs here at the shelter and they are so much fun! I am still learning my own strength and proper playtime etiquette though. I could live with another dog but nothing too energetic, I am looking for a friendly passive pup that I can spend my days with. Feline friends, on the other hand, are a no-go for me. I forget cats are friends, not toys!
I'm just looking for a home that I will be comfortable in, a place I can grow and learn to be the dog I am meant to be! My adopters should be patient with me when I am unsure or lack confidence. It can take me a little to settle into new situations, but I will get there! It wouldn't hurt to have knowledge in hound breeds and all that encompasses. I am a very vocal dog and there's no way around that. Apartment living isn't ideal for me, or your neighbors. :-) I would really love a yard to run around in too! Children in the home need to be 15 or older. Are you a diehard hound lover? Do you want a four-legged- friend to add to your active lifestyle? Stop by and meet me today... I'll be baying for you!
Hank is available at Manchester NH Animal Shelter. If interested contact: betsy@manchesteranimalshelter.org



                
                                                              Penny 
Located in NH
This is a courtesy post. If you are interested in helping Penny, please contact her owner directly at
Penny is a very sweet 5 1/2 year-old pocket beagle. She is house trained, listens well when called or instructed, not at all food aggressive, and stays close by if off leash. She loves cuddles, walks outside, car rides, her stuffed toys, and is always up for new adventures. She loves adults and adapts to them very easily. She has been going to a doggy daycare for years and gets along with most dogs. She is a favorite among the staff. She has always been an anxious little girl from the day we got her. Loud noises, house visitors, and water (rain, snow, baths, pools), make her nervous. She is crate trained, but she she does not enjoy being alone for long periods of time in a crate. She is extremely nervous of children. She gets protective of herself and is aggressive towards children. If children are around running or moving quickly she will growl, and snap at them. She has never bitten anyone, but when she feels threatened, (which is common among children) she is unpredictable. We would love for her to find a place where she has lots of room outside to explore outside and lots of warm cozy spots and love inside. We hope to find a family to love her as much as we do!


             
                                                            Copper
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 necoonhoundrescue@gmail.com

      
                                                                      Susie
Susie is a mix hound, we think maybe fox hound and possible some gray hound. She is tall, lanky and fast. She is what we call buttercream and beautiful. She is about 2 1/2 according to our vet. We have had her fully vetted and UTD. She weighs about 55 pounds.  She is a very energetic pup.  She would be excellent for a walker or jogger. She loves to play outside and a fenced in yard would be great. While she is high energy she also likes to snuggle on your lap.  She has been through a ten week basic obedience class and she loves to walk. She does need some more work with  pulling on the walk.  She loves her crate and goes in it every night.  During the rest of the time the door is left open and she goes in and out at will. It def is her safe place.
Susie does have some resource guarding issues.  We know she was found wandering around the streets in Buffalo but we don't know how long she was a street dog.  Then she was taken to a shelter for a long time. We feel her guarding behavior may be from fighting for her food. We really don't know. She will not bother you if you go by her food dish. She will however become aggressive if she steals something and you try to take it away from her.   If she want's it, you cannot take it from her.   An experienced handler would be awesome for Susie.
Contact farringtons@Hotmail.com  Susie is located in upstate NY.



       

                                                      Charlotte
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
hvhsny@gmail.com




                      
                                                           Lucy
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 et.mcdonald2@gmail.com if you are interested in meeting Lucy!

  

                         
                                                                                 Georgie
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! Caredogvolunteers@gmail.com



Please visit the following coonhound and beagle rescue sites:


coonhoundrescue.com         American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue
They have much more than Black and Tans - Check here for Blue-Tick and Redbone Hounds too.

carolinacoonhoundrescue.com   Carolina Coonhound Rescue


B.O.N.E.S.  Beagles of New England States   - Beagle Rescue
http://www.bonesbeagles.org/

Senior Hounds
http://www.lhsk9.org/

                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                          
 
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