Northeast Coonhound Rescue   

Available through Northeast Coonhound Rescue
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
 Weston Veterinary Clinic, Weston 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.

Jeremiah is a handsome purebred bluetick coonhound from Virginia.  He loves his time with people and was a favorite at the shelter.  Jeremiah gets along with other dogs too. He's an easy-going hound who'll be happy to rest at your feet and relax.  We think we had Jeremiah's brother Rufus up here in the Sping - he's already been placed and is doing well. Jeremiah is about 2 yrs old and weighs 60 - 65 lbs.  Jeremiah is all vetted and getting ready to come up in the middle of September.

  Here's a handsome little beagle from Virginia.  Elam is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 30 lbs.  He's housebroken, friendly with people, good with other dogs and has a laid-back personality.  Elam will be arriving around Sept 12th.

Bernie is a cute little tricolor beagle, about a year old and about 25 lbs.  He's described as happy-go-lucky; he gets along with other dogs - he's a happy, active little guy.  Arriving around Sept 12th in Massachusetts.  More photos coming.

 Winston is a happy hound mix, full of puppy energy.  He's about 1 yr old, he loves people and loves to play with other dogs.  Winston weighs about 45 lbs.  More photos coming.  Winston will arrive around Sept 13th.

 Lacey is a purebred bluetick coonhound from rural Virginia.  She's very sweet, easily engages with people and is good with other dogs.  Lacey is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.  She has just been pulled from the shelter and vetted and we'll have better photos of her.  Lacey ahs arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits.

  Curtis is a 1.5 yo foxhound from Chesterfield SC.  Everyone loves Curtis!  He was a favorite with the shelter volunteers and rescue workers, who describe him as ' lovely, friendly, easy-going, laid-back, and a great all-around hound'.  Curtis did well kenneling with another dog and seems to get along with everyone.  He's getting vetted and will be arriving in Massachusetts around Sept 6th.

 A handsome redtick American English Coonhound, Marcus is about 3 yrs old and from North Carolina.
Here he is getting released from the shelter and riding off to his new life as a rescued hound.  Marcus is getting vetted and treated for heartworm and will be arriving in Massachusetts this Fall.

 Jesse is a 1 yr old walker/bluetick mix from Virginia.  She's affectionate, likes her cuddle time with people, and also enjoys playing with other dogs.  She's fostering with a dog and a fenced yard, which is a great setup for her.  Like all young coonhounds, Jesse needs her daily exercise, and would benefit from some training and structure in her home.  She's a beautiful hound and will make a good companion.
                                                         June  - Adoption Pending
  June is a purebred bluetick coonhouond from North Carolina who unfortunately lost her home due to the owners' financial and health problems.  They were in tears bringing her to the shelter, but are happy to know that she was quicky rescued.  June is a happy, affectionate girl. She is housebroken and crate-trained.  June has just been treated for a case of heartworm.  she is not to happy to be at the vet here in photo number 2.  More photos coming.  June will make a full recovery and is enjoying a comfortable stay in her South Carolina foster home.  June is about 3 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs. We expect to have her arrive in Massachusetts in August.

 Beatrix is a cute little bluetick mix.  She may have some blue heeler or cattle dog in her as well as some hound.  Bea is a great companion - she just loves being with her favorite person.She would do best in a home where someone is home much of the time.  She's very trainable and already knows 'sit' and stay.  She's housebroken and crate trained and walks well on a leash, although she will pull some when excited. She loves the water and would enjoy being along for outings in the summer.Beatrix has been rehomed several times due to the owners situation - not any behavioral problems.  However, at this point she has some seperation anxiety and would do best with a consistent routine. Bea does not do well aound some other dogs, she would be fine as an only dog.  She is not high-energy and is content with moderate activity. She will be a loving and happy companion in the right home - perhaps with a retired or self-employed owner.  Bea is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 40 lbs.  She is in the Boston area and available for visits.

 Looking for a companion for your dog ?  Benny the beagle is a cute and firendly little guy who wandered out of the woods and into the farmyard of one of our Virginia fosters.   Benny loves to play with other dogs so much that we are looking for a home where he'll have a canine companion.  He's an insistent playmate in family life  and enjoys being in the company of his people too.  Benny's hunting instincts come out around chickens, so no free-range chickens in his new home please.  Benny is about 5 yrs old and weighs about 25 lbs.  Follow this link to see a video of Benny :

Cody is a very sweet bluetick coonhound boy in need of a new home. The perfect home for Cody would have a fenced yard, another dog companion, and adults only in residence.  Cody is a little cautious in new situations, but his needs in life are very few. He warms up to people in a little bit and he's made great progress in getting comfortable in his foster home.  He will bond quickly with new owners, and will be a devoted and affectionate companion.  He needs someone to show him love and patience, and a safe place to call home.   Cody is about 5 yrs old, and weighs about 45 - 50 lbs. He is housebroken, crate-trained and will walk on a leash, but prefers not to be too far from home. He prefers trail walks in the woods and country to urban sidewalks. We are seeking a kind-hearted hound-lover who can take Cody in - you will be rewarded with a sweet, gentle hound who will be devoted to you.
Nova  - Adoption pending
Nova is the perfect name for this lovely coonhound who wants to bring light and energy to your world. Her sweet, loving spirit and gentle, affectionate nature make her a wonderful companion. Nova is crate trained and behaves well inside a home. She does love plushy things so it's always a good idea to have a stuffed toy available for her to play with instead of a When she's outdoors Nova is energetic and vocal, like most hounds. She does an excellent job with squirrel patrol and loves to lounge in the sunshine. She is not difficult to contain as she doesn't climb or jump fences.
This girl is a real looker, too. Redticks are among the most beautiful coonhounds, and she is a sterling example of the breed. With her fabulous, long ears and big brown eyes, Nova is a head turner when she's out and about.  Nova is about 3 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.  Nova is ready to be the shining star in her very own home.
Here's a video of Nova Playing:
Nova and the Hen:
Another Video:

 Chance is a cute little hound mix, about 3 yrs old and weighing 20 - 25 lbs. Chance is very playful and friendly; he's smart and very trainable, eager to please.  
He's good with other dogs, can be a little pushy when he plays with them so probably wouldn't work with a really hard-headed dominant type. He's fully crate-trained, has never had an accident inside. He does fine if he gets the chance to go out regularly.  Probably not for small children just because he wants to jump up for attention.  He's funny and playful, loves toys and looooooooooves the water. He has a blast in his kiddie pool. He has a moderate energy level, enjoys running and playing but will settle down in his crate with a hoof nicely and is fine if he's crated while his foster is at work.
Chance has good prey drive and is not recommnded for a home with cats.
Videos of Chance playing with his friend Otis:

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 .   

Ben is a classic purebred Treeing Walker coonhound from Tennessee.  He's about 3 yrs old and weighs about 55 - 60 bs.  He's an active boy, but also enjoys his cuddle time on the couch too.  His first adopters made good progress with training Ben to sit and walk well on a leash.  He scored well on the SAFER behavioral test at the shelter where he stayed briefly ( with all '1's), except in the cat category - Ben has high prey drive and cannot be trusted around cats.  He does have a loud bark, but saves that for times when he is stimulated by something.  Ben is always eager to be part of the action and likes being engaged with people and other dogs.  A fenced yard and another hound companion would be 
ideal for Ben.  Ben is located at Sweet Pea Friends of Rutland Animals Shelter in Paxton MA.  Visit their website here: 

    Tucker is a bluetick mix located on Long Island ( NY).  He's a friendly guy; he would  do best with a fenced yard and would benefit from some obedience training.  Tucker is housebroken. He is in a tough spot since the young woman who adopted him cannot keep him, and left him with her parents, who cannot keep him either, due to landlord policies.  Tucker needs a place to go ASAP.  If interested, call Steve:  516-996-0639
Lady is a real lady, hence the name. She is a 1 -2 yr. old sweet and gentle Walker Coon Hound who weighs about 55 lbs. She was raised with a family but lost her home because her 15 yr old owner did not have enough time to spend with her and wanted Lady to have the best home possible. Lady sits, stays and shakes, does not jump on you. She is house trained, uses a dog door, walks on a leash, loves people and other dogs, and is crate trained. Lady loves her crate and will sleep all night in it and off and on during the day. She loves her squeaky toys and will carry them around with her. She will sit for hours staring at you adoringly and let you gently pull on her long soft ears. She is a very gentle dog with a heart of gold and very docile with other dogs and puppies, all the little dogs boss her around. Because she is a hound a country home with a large fenced yard would be best for her! Her foster family has teens and says about her:' Lady is an amazing dog, she is so sweet and gets along great with Patch, teenage boys and my Husband. It took her a while to settle down last night, but has adjusted already to the house. She loves to run, loves water and always has to have something to play with. She will make her new family very happy!'.   Lady is available at Save-A-Dog  in Sudbury MA.  Visit their website at


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

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