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.

Lewis was found as a stray in rural Virginia. He is about 4 years old and about 18 lbs. He needs to gain a few pounds, but is not overly under weight. Lewis is a little timid, but not overly scared. He just needs a little confidence. A home with another dog or one where his owner is home a lot would be a help. Lewis likes to be petted and loves attention. He is not great on a leash, but is learning. Lewis will arrive in Massachusetts in mid March.

 Ford is a 2 year old beagle from Virginia. He was found in a hunt club's "drop pen". He appears to be well taken care. He is very social and is good with other dogs. Ford is still learning, but is walking well on a leash.  He weighs about 30 lbs. Ford will arrive in Massachusetts at the end of February.

                                              Jax  - Adoption Pending
  Jax is a sweet Beagle mix from rural Virginia. He was found as a stray, but his owners never came forward. Jax is about 2 years old and weighs about 24 lbs. He is shy, but warms up quickly. He will arrive in mid-February.

                                            Twizzler - Adoption Pending
 Twizzler is  an 18 month old Beagle from Virginia. She weighs about 24 lbs. She is very sweet and has a friendly personality. Twizzler will arrive at the end of February.

                                             Sarah  - Adoption Pending

                                             Connor  - Adoption Pending
 Connor and Sarah are young Beagles from WV who were found together. They are about 2 years old and weigh about 30 lbs. Both are very friendly and get along well with other dogs. They can be adopted together or separately. Connor and Sarah will arrive in mid-February. 

Sophie is chubby Beagle from WV. She is 1 year old and about 34 lbs. She is super sweet, and very playful. She loves to play with other dogs, loves children and especially loves running around outside. She LOVES toys. She loves to chew and chew and chew the stuffing from them. However, in her excitement, she would not know the difference between her toys and a child's. 
She is still very much a puppy, she gives "love bites", those little bites that aren't mean or aggressive, more for attention. She will jump on you but will stop when told to. She is house trained and does pretty well on a leash. Sophie is due to arrive in mid-February.

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.
 Bandit is a handsome bluetick coonhound from southwest Virginia.  He's 3-4 yrs old and weighs about 52 lbs.  Bandit has a goofy, sweet, personality; he's good around other dogs, and he likes to meet new people.  Bandit has arrived and is ready for visits!

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 in January.

Bruce is a handsome 3 yr old 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. Bruce crates well and is an easy keeper    Bruce weighs about 45 lbs.  Arriving in Massachusetts Feb 16.

Fox is a friendly coonhound from Virginia. He loves people and enjoys attention. He has a very nice demeanor and is fairly quiet. Fox walks nicely on a leash using a harness and he's working on some obedience training.  He's about 4 years old and weighs about 60 lbs.  Fox has arrived in New England and is fostering in Connecticut.


Bubbles is a handsome, friendly hound from NC. He's about 6 years old and weighs about 50 lbs.  Bubbles is the perfect family dog. He's great with kids and other dogs. He's quiet, gentle and very affectionate. Bubbles is your typical nose to the ground hound although he enjoys sniffing the air as well! He is crate trained and house trained.  He enjoys the company of other dogs, but would also be fine as an only dog. He is doing fine with the cats is his foster home. He rides well in the car and is working on walking better on a leash. Bubbles is being fostered south of Boston and is available for visits.

                                              Daisy  -  Adoption Pending
 Daisy is a sweet young hound, less than a year old. She'll have an adult weight of about 45 lbs.  Daisy has an abnormality with one of her knees, but she gets around fine. Daisy has a wonderful, loving personality.  She was instantly at home in her foster home where there is a young boy and two other hounds.  She's a real snugglebug and loves to play with other dogs.
  She'd be a good family dog.  
Daisy has seen an orthopedic specialist at Angell memorial Hospital in Boston and it seems that her femur had a growth plate fracture a while ago which did not heal correctly.  Surgery is recommended to correct this and straighten her femur and knee.  Surgery will be covered by NECR.  We are seeking an adoptive family that can take her home and get to know her some - and then we'll have the surgery done.   Daisy has arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits.

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. 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.

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.


Dorcas is a young two-year-old Border Collie/Hound mix. She is a very happy girl and hasn’t met a person she doesn’t like. She would love to be the center of attention in her new home. She enjoys outdoor activities and may make a terrific agility, running, barn hunt or nose work partner. Dorcas has successfully completed some manners classes and loved learning all sorts of tricks. Currently she is doing great in an agility foundation class. She’s also learned to sit before leaving her crate or going through a doorway. (She just may need a little reminder, because it’s sooo exciting to get to go out!) She can still be a little rambunctious and her foster home is working on impulse control. Because of that (and her size of 50lbs), she will not be placed with small children. However, she does have a wonderful off-switch. If you’re working from home or are quietly sitting at your desk, she will happily nap in her open crate or on a comfy spot in the room.

Dorcas likes to play with toys and really appreciates human interaction. She gets along and plays well with her Aussie foster brother.  She walks nicely on an Easy-Walk harness – until she sees a rabbit or squirrel, when her prey drive kicks in. Her foster home has been working on this, but it is still a work in progress. Because of her prey drive she will not be placed in a home with other small pets. This is also the reason that she definitely needs a secure fence. Her recall is coming along, but small critters are just too much of a temptation.

Dorcas needs a moderate amount of exercise and is crate trained. She will make someone who is willing to spend some time training with her a terrific companion! If interested, send email to:


Ginger is a redbone coonhound looking for a new home.  She'll be 5 yrs old in April.  Ginger is a very obedient dog, but is not doing well with the 2 yr old in the family.  She is very affectionate. Loves to snuggle next to you on the couch. She is crate trained, house broken, spayed, pure bred, her mom is a champion hunter. She is good with other dogs, but gets insecure around dogs bigger than her, but also is not good with small dogs or cats. 
She is good with bigger kids. we have nieces and nephews that range from 4-10 y/o. She will lick them and gets excited.  She is a very loved dog.   Her owners would like to find her a home that loves her as much as they have.

 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

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. 

                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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