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.

                                                                 April - Adopted
  April is a Bluetick Beagle from VA. She is about 2-3 yrs old and about 30 lbs. April is  very shy, but continues to get more comfortable with time and patience. She loves other dogs and is looking for a home with another dog to "show her the ropes". 

                                                Grover - Adopted !
Grover is a sweet tricolor beagle from VA. He is 5-6 years old and weighs about 20 lbs.  Grover is settling in well in his foster home.  He is VERY friendly and really really loves his humans. He wags his tail, gets excited, and wants to say Hi to everyone he meets on walks.  He can stay next to someone who is petting him for a long time and seems to be in nirvana when being touched.  He also loves his fellow canines and plays with them enthusiastically.  Although he is strting to show a little grey, Grover has high energy and keeps up just fine on walks and hikes without tiring.  He currently walks with the resident blue tick mix who is about 50 pounds.  In fact, he is always excited when he sees a squirrel or chipmunk and in true beagle fashion is ready to give chase. Grover has arrived and is ready for visits. 

  Ziggy is an active and playful tricolor beagle. He is about 7 years old. Ziggy loves attention. He is very affectionate and comes running when called. Ziggy seems to be house trained. He walks well on a leash and loves car rides!       

                                              Lapo - Adoption Pending
Lapo is a one year old sweet little beagle from Virginia. He is very small and shy. He was found as a stray in rural Virginia and is frightened in the shelter. He needs a loving home where he can learn what being loved is like. He would benefit from having another dog in the home to show him the ropes. Lapo is due to arrive in December.

Pat is a retired hunting dog from Maine. She's a 5 year old lemon and white Beagle who weighs about 32 lbs. Her foster mom has been calling her Missy because it fits her better. She says Missy is a great dog. Being in a home is a new experience for her, but she's adjusting well. She walks well on a leash and is doing great with crate and house training. Pat is incredibly sweet. She loves dogs and even cats. She is a bit hestitant with people, but warms up quickly.
 Bandit is a handsome bluetick coonhound from southwest Virginia.  He's 3-4 yrs old and weighs about 52 lbs.  Bandit has a sweet personality; he's good around other dogs, and he like to meet new people.  Bandit will arrive in Massachusetts in early January.



                                                             Norma Jean
Norma Jean is a pretty young bluetick girl; she's petite and calm.  Norma Jean can be a little tentative in new situations; although she warms up to people quickly.  She's also good with other dogs.  Norma Jean will arrive late December/early January.

                                                  Bailey  - Adoption Pending
Bailey is a active, playful young foxhound from Tennessee.  He likes to meet new people and enjoys playing with the other dogs at his foster home there.  Bailey is a happy dog, iin spite of being left behind by his family when they moved.  He was taken into local animal control as a stray and was released to one of our rescue partners.  Bailey is about 2 yrs old and weighs 40 - 45 lbs.  Arriving in late December


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 from his owners. Colby is housebroken, he likes his walks and does well on a leash. 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.

 June is a playful, active, friendly little hound/beagle mix from Virginia.  She's about 5 yrs old and weighs about 40 lbs. Her fosters say that she is an easy keeper.  She walks well on a leash, is housebroken and crate-trained.  She gets along well with other dogs and is eager to make friends with people too.  June will chase cats, so no cats please.   June has arrived and is ready for visits..

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.


 Dora is a redtick coonhound mix who will make a great companion.  She's housebroken, easy-going, walks well on a leash with a front-leading harness.  She's not a big barker, doesn't dig or try to escape the yard, and is content with a couple of short walks or some time in a fenced yard. Dora is a very affectionate, friendly dog.  She warms up to new people and is always ready for some petting and belly rubs.  Dora was adopted from NECR as a puppy and is much loved by her owners.  The problem is that Dora and their other dog do not get along.   She's fine with people and does not display any aggression or resource guarding; she also gets along with other dogs at the dog park or when walking on leash, although she keeps to herself and is not interested in engaging in play with them.  She should be fine as an only dog and would enjoy a home where someone is home at least part of the day.  Dora is 3 yrs old and weighs about 60 lbs. She is available for visits in the Boston area.

                                               Charlene  -  Adopted !
Charlene is a petite hound mix from Virginia.  She's about a year old and weighs 40 lbs.  Charlene gets along with everyone at her foster home and enjoys playing with the other dogs.  Charlene has arrived and is ready for visits.



Tawny is a redtick coonhound from Virginia. She and Blue Ivy came from the same home, and we would ideally like to place them as a pair.  Tawny is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 40 lbs.  She's outgoing,  active, sweet and friendly and looks like she's been well cared for. Tawny has arrived and is ready for visits.

                                                         Blue Ivy
Blue Ivy is a beautiful bluetick from Virginia.  She and Tawny came from the same home in Virginia and we would ideally like to place them as a pair.  Ivy walks well on a leash, likes to meet new people, 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 will benefit from some obedience training.  She probably has not lived in a house before and finds everything very interesting - the trash, chew toys, and any food she can reach.  Her long elegant legs make her a champion counter-surfer so care will need to be taken in positioning and storing food.  Ivy is a hound-lover's hound and her stunning good looks and houndy behavior will be most appreciated by those who are experienced with - and love the breed.  Ivy has arrived and is ready for visits.

Baron is a super sweet boy from a shelter in rural Virginia. He was dropped off in one of the outside kennels, left alone and scared. He was skinny & needed a bath but smiled through it all and won the hearts of the shelter staff.  He takes treats very politely and is great around new people and other dogs.  To heck with hunting, he wants a chance to be a real dog, complete with warm meals, belly rubs, & a family to keep him safe forever. Baron has arrived in Massachusetts and is fostering in Southern NH where he gets along great with his two female coonhound companions.  He's 2 - 3 yrs old and weighs about  50 lbs.

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.

 Tabasco,now renamed 'Baxter' is a sweet, loving foxhound from Virginia, He's about 2-3 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs. He's the type of dog that will melt your heart - a little unsure and tentative in new situations, but he loves attention loves to lean into you for some petting. Like most hounds, Baxter loves his outside time and walks, so an active owner would be best. He is housebroken, crate-trained, and walks well on a leash using a harness. Baxter has had obedience training and continued obedience work and structure will help him to feel secure in his new home. A home with an experienced dog owner and another dog in residence would be a help as well. He can be a little anxious and we expect that the change from his foster home to an adoptive home will require some structure and attention to keeping his routines in place.  Our trainer is available to help with this transition.  Baxter is available for visits in central Massachusetts.

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.

Katie is a sweet little treeing walker coonhound puppy, about 7 months old.  She was adopted by an older couple living in retirement housing - they did not realize they were getting a coonhound and she is a bit much for them to manage. She would do well in a home with a fenced yard and maybe another dog for company.  Katie is almost housebroken, loves her people and is a friendly pup.  Located in Easton PA (on the NJ border).  If interested, contact:

                                                        Billie Jean
 Meet Billie Jean! She is about 2 years old, 50 pounds and really favors the American English (Redtick) Coonhound breed in both looks and temperament. She has been spending time in a MA foster home raising her 12 puppies and now that they have found forever homes, she is looking for hers too! In her current foster home she is house-trained, walks well on leash and good with other dogs, kids and chases cats. Billie Jean is friendly with everyone, she has never met a stranger. She is high energy and loves being outside so a yard to play in and/or long daily walks with her people are ideal. Billie Jean dreams of a home that will cherish her and keep her well socialized and exercised. We'd love her to go to a home where someone is around a lot to include her in their life.
Her foster says, "In the beginning she only cared about her puppies, but now craves to be someone's sidekick. She loves running in the woods. She loves her ear scratches and LOVES playing. She can tire out any dog, but she can also relax inside if she needs to. She will leave the cats alone if you train her to, but if you're not looking she may chase cats. She had learned how to sit, and is starting to learn her name, but a simple whistle normally does it. "
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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


 Ziva is 6 years old. At her August 20th appt she weighed 87 lbs, which the Vet felt is a healthy weight for her (she came to us very overweight) At that appointment she received her Parvo Distemper (good until 8/14/21) & 4Dx test which was negative. Rabies is good until 3/28/19, Bordetella 2/23/19. She is SUPER laid back. She is very timid and gets overwhelmed in some situations, mostly out in public on walks when there is too much going on. She gets along great with other dogs, she is currently staying at a dog daycare so she is around dogs of all sizes but mostly keeps to herself and prefers people. She is way to interested in cats. I think she would do best in a home with older kids, she loved my 10 year old. She is crate trained but does well in the house without it. Completely house trained. I am the contact person for Ziva. My cell phone is (413)344-6964 or anyone interested can email She is such a sweet old soul and deservers her happily ever after.              

Titan is a 3 yr old bluetick/walker mix in New Jersey.  He's 3 yrs old and knows some obedience commands. Titan is a friendly, happy hound, but he needs some structure and training.  HE IS GOOD WITH LARGE DOGS BUT NOT SMALL DOGS. HE DOES NOT HAVE FOOD AGGRESSION WITH HUMANS BUT YOU CAN NOT FEED HIM IN THE SAME ROOM AS ANOTHER DOG , SO THEY NEED TO BE SEPARATED DURING FEEDING TIME. NEEDS A YARD TO RUN AROUND IN BUT STILL ENJOYS BEING WALKED ON A LEASH.  If interested, please contact the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter in Mercer County NJ :

                Whitey                                                                          Ring
                                                                     Whitey and Ring
Retired UKC Champion Treeing Walker Coonhounds from Connecticut Need Homes.  We're trying to pass the word about 2 TWC hounds needing to be rehomed in CT.  Their owner must rehome them due to retirement and health issues.  There are females 2 and 9 yrs old.  Both are spayed. The older dog has several UKC champion titles, the younger female has not competed or seen much time hunting.  Both would make a good transition to pets, as well as enjoying outside time and time tracking in the woods. They've lived inside and outside, so have not been strictly outside dogs.  They can be placed seperately  If interested, please call  203-240-1485/ 203-942-4831

                                                      Benny and Joon
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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