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.

- ADopted
                                                                   Brownie - Adopted
Brownie is a calm and easy-going Beagle mix from Virginia. She's happy to meet new people, gets along well with other dogs and doesn't have many bad habits. She's not a big barker, doesn't dig or try to escape the fence at her Virginia foster home. Brownie weighs about 30 lbs and is about 4 - 5 years old. She's a pleasant, happy little dog who will make a great companion. Arriving late August.

Watson is a handsome red beagle from Virginia. He's about 6 yrs old and weighs 26 lbs.  He's a healthy, happy guy - just looking for love and a new home.  Arriving mid-September.

Joey is a friendly little beagle with beautiful long ears.  He's coming to us form Amelia County Virginia - someone left him outside the shelter.  The shelter volunteers say he is a sweetheart and used to being around people. Probably wondering what just happened to the life and people he knew!  Joey is about 8 yrs old and weighs 20 - 25 lbs.  Arriving in mid-September.

 Timmy is our latest Beagle rescue from Virginia. He's about 2 yrs old and his ideal  weight would be about 30 lbs. Timmy is a friendly little guy in spite of his rough start in life. He's getting healthy at his VA foster home and will arrive in Massachusetts in September. More photos coming.

                                                                   Hannah - Adoption pending
 Hannah is a sweet Beagle girl who is slightly special needs.  She has some severed tendons in her right front foot, but she gets around fine, is able to walk and run and play.  She may not be the best choice for someone who wants a beagle buddy for long trail walks and hikes, but she is fine for neighborhood walks and some playtime in the yard.
Hanna is a sweet girl who plays well with other dogs, has that beagle bay that greets you when you come home because she's so excited to see you. Her foot is not painful and she uses it and puts all her weight on it. She does hold it up after she's been playing outside for a while. It doesn't hold her back from anything she wants to do. She is crate-trained and is fine on leash. She's about 2 years old and she weighs about 25 lbs. We don't know how she's be with cats but she doesn't seem to have much of a prey drive so it probably is not an issue.  She likes to play with toys and she settles well in her crate. She is content to hang out inside with people and has a moderate temperament. She's a nice girl and should be a great companion.  See Hannah's video at:

Ally is a sweet little beagle girl.  She's gentle and enjoys her cuddle time. Ally is in the 5 - 8 age range and weighs about 25 lbs.  She'll arrive in mid-July.

                                                               Nellie - Adopted
 Nellie is a charming little middle-aged Beagle.  She thrives on human company and likes attention.  She is doing fine with the other dogs at her foster home, but in general, might be happiest as an only dog, or with another, older non-alpha dog.  She doesn't like other dogs intruding on her when she's sleeping or resting. She sometimes like to seek out 'cave' like space like under the table or peeking out from the leaves of her favorite tree outside.
Nellie is housebroken and crate-trained. She travels well in our out of a crate. She has not been destcructive in her foster home.  Nellie has had some recall training, and will come in from the yard at her foster home when called and rewarded with a cookie. She responds well to verbal reinforcement.  Nellie has come a long way at her foster home.  She arrived in poor condition with Heartworm, but has been treated and vetted and is doing very well.  Her foster Mom says 'Overall, she's an easy keeper and just wants to be loved. She pretty quiet since she doesn't have that beagle 'bay' but instead, hoots. Literally, she says 'who' in a soft voice. Every once in a while she'll belt out quite the 'WHO' that even takes us by surprise, but generally it's quieter than the other hounds we've seen.'
Nellie is 7 - 8 yrs old.  Arriving in Massachusetts in mid-July.

 Teeney is a pretty 'Warfield Red' Beagle from Virginia. She's a beautiful red and white color, and about 5-7 years, just settled down not worn out! Teeney  weighs 18 - 20 lbs. Teeney is sweet, loves people and other dogs, and is fine with cats.  She enjoys being handled and petted; she's fairly active and loves to scout around the yard and sniff everything;  she is really good on a leash and would be a fine walking companion.   She is very well mannered and does not bark, howl, dig nor chew.   Tenney is very social and loves attention,  she would love to snuggle up to someone on a sofa for a snooze. Arriving in Massachusetts at the end of August.

                                                                      Ramona -  Adopted
 Ramona, is a small tricolor beagle, about 5-7 yrs, very sweet and friendly, loves people, other dogs and fine with cats. She weighs about 18 lbs. Ramona turned up stray but seems to be familiar with the comforts of home life.  She is an aspiring lap dog, docile and friendly.   She likes her treats and has a gentle mouth. Her blonde eyelashes give her a very feminine appearance.   She is well adjusted, has good manners, doesn't bark, howl nor dig.   She'd be fine with kids too.  She is fairly active, has a great nose, and would be a great walking companion.   She's at a great age where she can relax and be quiet, but ready to go for a walk anytime. Ramona will be arriving in Massachusetts in mid-August.


                                                                                 Butter and Sugar
  Butter and Sugar are a sweet little pair of hounds from Georgia.  They are both female and about 1 yr old., and 29 and 37 lbs.  Butter and Sugar were taken in by a good Samaritan who found them wandering in the woods.  They had apparently been surviving by catching rabbits, and were quite thin.  They're coming along well and have gained weight, gained confidence around people, and are getting their vetting in preparation for coming to New England.  We would like to place these two together as they are so happy and playful with one another.  Arriving  Sept 12th.


  Finn is a sweet young coonhound, about a year old.  He's friendly and likes other dogs.  He's getting vetted and awaiting transport in Virginia - will arrive in late September/early October.

 Lorraine was in a desperate situation in Tennessee - in Animal Control in a rural area with no where to go.  No shelters in that area either.  She's a happy, young hound girl and deserves to have a great life.  Lorraine is 1 -2 yrs old; she's a little underweight but should weigh about 45 lbs.   Lorraine is getting ready for her trip north to our rescue - she'll arrive in mid-September.


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.   Her ideal home would have a secure fence and someone home during the day.  She would also benefit from some obedience training.  Ginger has a very nice disposition and wants to please. Ginger is housebroken and does well walking on a leash with a harness.  She's a good girl but her former owners had a baby and were just not able to address her needs.  Ginger is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 45  - 50 lbs.
 Ginger is available for visits in the Boston area..

 Colby is a lovable hound dog from southern Virginia.  His foster Mom says 'Colby is a great dog, sweet, loves attention, and has no bad habits except playing with his water bucket. Colby is a little thin, but otherwise, a beautiful hound boy.'   Colby is about 1 - 2 yrs old and should have an ideal weight of about 55 lbs. Colby comes from an area where hound dogs don't have much of a chance to be adopted from rural local shelters.  He'll be on his way to a better life in Massachusetts in mid-July.  We'd love to have an adopter waiting for him.

Peaches is a magnificent three year-old, 58 lb, American English Coonhound (Red Tick). A classic beauty! She’s  affectionate and easily approaches new people for some petting and attention.  She loves to play with other dogs and has been spending time at a local doggie daycare where she's a good participant in all the playful activity. She can be calm at times and will settle down for a rest after play or a walk. Peaches enjoys her car rides, loves people and attention, and savors her time to nuzzle. She gets along well with other dogs, and would benefit from a large yard with a play companion. Peaches has arrived and is ready for visits.

Peaches and Davis have become best friends at the doggie daycare where they've been boarding this Summer.  They'd make a great pair for anyone wanting an instant hound family ! Hounds placed with companions have less separation anxiety, always have a playmate, and it's fun to watch their silly interactions.  Contact us for details and discount information on multi-dog placements.

 This lovely lad, an American English Coonhound (Redtick), was surrendered to a rural shelter in NC because his owner could not afford to take care of him. Davis is 2 yrs old, and weighs about 45 lbs. He’s happy, exuberant, and affectionate, and seems to have a way of charming everyone he meets with his face full of expression and his eager-to-please demeanor. He’s in his glory outside, playing with others, frolicking alone, taking in the scents, and basking in the sun. An ideal home for Davis would have a fenced yard and another dog for play.  Davis is a little too interested in cats, so no cats please. Davis has arrived and is ready for visits.

  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.

  Lilly is an easy-going hound girl.  She's sweet and friendly, and very social, not very high-energy.  Lilly is young, cute and spry, and she likes nearly everyone she meets - human or canine. She has quickly become a neighborhood favorite at her foster home because of her sweet outgoing personality. She is a great medium energy dog. She loves walks, hikes, rolling in the grass, playing fetch with her favorite toy, and exploring almost as much as she loves lounging on the couch upside down getting her belly rubbed. She has moments of stubbornness, true to her coonhound nature, where she really would prefer to stay on the couch or chill outside and people watch, but she is easily swayed by treats and dog food. Lilly is eager to please and she has quickly mastered 'sit' and 'down'. She is housebroken, crate-trained, and walks well on a leash (with a gentle leader harness). Lilly has lost a little weight - we've cut back her food a little and have upped the exercise. We crate her when we are away from the house for more than an hour, but other than that she has free reign of the house when we are away for short periods, overnight and when we are home. She can most often be found laying nearby quietly unless it's nearly her dinner time, in which case she bounces up and down happily. Lilly has graduated to being uncrated overnight, and sleeps happily in her own doggy bed in the master bedroom. She would love to try to share a bed with foster brother Arthur, but he won't allow that. If she happens to awaken before us, she waits quietly until we are up and about before moving. 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. Lilly has arrived and is ready for visits,



River is a handsome purebred redbone coonhound. River is a friendly, confident dog; he loves to run and play.  He's is an active hound with high prey drive and would do best with some room to run or with an active owner. He has demonstrated his hunting skills and will readily track and capture things.  He's been trained on an invisible fence and with an e-collar on voice command. He gets along well with other dogs, has a happy playful demeanor. River is being rehomed because he was just not a good fit with his last adopter and some family situations made it difficult for them to keep him. He's a beautiful, happy, dog who will be a great companion in the hands of an active, coonhound-experienced owner.  He's about 3 yrs old and weighs about 65 lbs.   River is in foster care in Virginia and can be available in New England any weekend.

Beth is a friendly lemon and white foxhound from Virginia.  She's engaging and affectionate, not too high energy, gets along well with other dogs. She's quiet and cautious in new situations, but is gaining confidence daily in her foster home.  It has been rewarding to watch her come out of her shell and become more curious.  Beth has been going to daycare and does well with other dogs.  She'd enjoy  a home with another dog in residence. Beth has a very sweet and gentle demeanor and will be a good companion.
Beth weighs about 45 lbs and is about 6 yrs old.  Beth has arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits.


  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.



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.

 A big THANK YOU to the following folks who help us care for our hounds:

 The Ruff House, Dog Daycare and Boarding in Westford, MA     
Paws Club, Dogie Daycare and Boarding, Stoneham, 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.

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 .   

Coonhound mix, male, ~8 years, 57 lbs. What a lovable character this boy is! Our best guess is that the handsome Bayou is a Treeing Walker Coonhound/Great Dane mix, but we cannot be sure, we just know he is a tall, handsome, stately fellow. True to his hound roots Bayou will sing to you if you ask, and he is vocal when he is excited, which is part of his happy charm. He does get excited when he sees other dogs and wants to greet them, so be prepared for a melodic walk if you live in a busy area. Bayou has a way of making his presence known, but when he plays with other dogs he is appropriate and social. Like most hounds Bayou is going to need a fenced yard as his nose often does his thinking, and while he is good on leash he is strong and prone to following his nose. However, when it comes to people there are few dogs more lovable and gentle then Bayou; he especially enjoys children. He is a sweet soul who is very eager to make his family happy.  Available from Peppertree Rescue in New York contact: 

Liam is a cute little Beagle boy, almost 2 yrs old and weighing about 20 -25 lbs
Liam's family must find a new home for him due to changes in living situations.
He'd do well in a home that has some beagle experience, and might benefit from another dog for companionship.
Liam has never shown any aggressive tendencies towards humans. He loves the grandchildren in the family and is so happy to play with them. However, he does bark at people passing by the house and at other animals including dogs. Also, he warms up to some people, but gets frightened by others and shows it by barking and backing up. Some obedience training would help build his confidence.
Liam is very food-oriented, always trying to get a bite of something he shouldn't eat. He loves being outside, but not in the winter, doesn't like to be cold. He is housebroken - if you are there to respond to his cues. Liam is trained to use puppy pads when the family is not home.  He will also stand on them and look at his people if he needs to go out.
Liam is located in Massachusetts in the Metrowest area.

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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