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.

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
  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.

                                                          Midnight and Buddy
Buddy and Midnight are sweet young beagles  between 1 and 1.5 yrs of age.   Buddy is male, about 25 lbs; Midnight is female, About 20 lbs. She is the darker one.  A hunter brought Midnight and Buddy to one of our rescue partners in Virginia because they were not good hunters. They like to be petted and are good snugglers though !     We would really like to place these two together.  They are very bonded and one whines without the other.  They play together, sleep together and are just best buddies.  Both are friendly and relate well to people but it would be awfully nice if they had each other for those times when they are left alone. Arriving Dec 20.

Jack is a  handsome, loving, laid back pooch that his owners  love very much.   He is being rehomed due to a change in living situation.  Although he can be a little mischievous at times, he is the most loving pooch, he just wants to be with "his people".  He is housebroken, on a very regular schedule for walks to ensure there are no accidents.  He weighs  about 40. Lbs. He loves his treats and gets a couple thrown on his kibble in the morning.  Jack has been living in a condo with his current owners ad is used to being leash-walked and having time at the dog park, where he enjoys the other dogs and sniffing around the perimeter. The only time he barks or bays is when he is happy, like, running around with dogs,  or when he sees preparations being made to go outside.  He loves being outside. Jack also enjoys his time inside and loves sitting by his owners with his head in a lap while they are watching TV.  Jack is crated during the owners’  working hours ,  from 7:30 until around 11 or 12.  So he doesn't get much crate time and goes willingly in when he is told.  He sleeps on the overstuffed chair or sofa all night long and we don't hear a peep from him.

 Jack originally came from an Indiana shelter, he arrived in Massachusetts and was adopted by his current owners a year ago -  Jack is now 7 yrs old.  He just had is one year exam, had all his shots and was sent home with a clean bill of health. He has overcome a couple of minor health issues.   He now only has to go to the vet for his annual checkups. 

 Jack is located in Massachusetts north of Boston and is ready for visits.

  Penny is a happy, social Beagle girl from Virginia.  She's 5 - 6 yrs old and weighs 28 lbs.
  She needs to loose a couple pounds.  She LOVES attention...gets excited every time she sees you.  She seems fine with other dogs; we're not sure about her exposure to cats. Seems like she  would be fine with kids.  Penny has arrived and is ready for visits.

Mike is an adorable 2 yr old Beagle.  He's the 13 inch type - so small.  He's tri-color with red freckles.  Mike is playful with other dogs, he didn't quite know what to make of the cats at his foster home.  Mike likes petting and attention and can be submissive in play with other dogs.  He'll be a great companion.  Mike will arrive Jan 5th.

                                                   Marco and Polo  (Placing Separately)
Marco and Polo are two Beagles that can be placed together or separately.  Marco weighs 28 lbs.  Both dogs re very sweet and like attention - do well with meeting new people. They both seem to get along well with the other dogs where they are boarding.    Polo is 24 lbs and about the same as Marco in personally.  Marco is the more energetic of the two and wants all the attention.   Polo is a sweet little guy, also very playful and friendly.   Marco and Polo are estimated to be about 3 yrs old.  Polo has arrived; Marco will arrive Jan 12.

Scotty is a cute little beagle from Virginia, he's about 2 yrs old and weighs about 21 lbs. Scotty's a playful, happy little guy.  Scotty has arrived and is ready for visits.

Buster is a Beagle with a lot of personality.  He's settling in at his foster home in Virginia, where he's getting along fine with the other dogs and everyone he's met.  Buster is an insistent participant in family activities, he can be quite comical at times.  Buster is 10 yrs old and is doing well at making a big adjustment to a new life.  He is being rehomed due to his original family having a toddler and a baby on the way.  Buster would do best with no toddlers in the home, unless they are visiting children and closely supervised - they just make him a little cranky.
Buster is in good health and will make a great companion.


 Meet Chance he is a 35-40 lb beagle/hound mix.  Chance loves life!  Chance loves to run and play with other dogs, loves water, loves to play with toys!! Chance would do best with children over 7 years of age that are big enough to run and play with him.  Chance knows some basic commands like "sit" and "leave it".  He is crate trained and house trained.   Chance would benefit from some continued basic obedience work, but he is easily trained as he is food motivated (you have to love hounds for that).

Chance walks well on a leash and does not pull too much.  Chance loves his people and loves to hang out with them.  He enjoys "hoof chews" while he is lounging with his people. Chance has a middle of the road energy level and would do well with a consistent schedule with daily walks/hikes and play time with other dogs.  Chance is a little too interested in cats - so no cats please.  Won't you consider taking a chance on "Chance"?

Videos of Chance playing with his friend Otis:

Anna is a sweet little beagle mix from North Carolina.  She gets along great with other dogs, is very friendly and engaging with new people, and is comfortable in her crate.  Anna is housebroken, and gets along well with other dogs at her foster home. Anna is full of playful energy, and the ideal home for her would have another dog in residence and a fenced yard for playtime, experience with hound breeds is also a plus.   She likes to have her people around, so a home where everyone disappears off to work during the day is not going to be a happy place for Miss Anna  Anna weighs about 21 lbs and is between 1 -2 yrs old.  Anna has arrived and is ready for visits.

Tracker is a handsome young bluetick coonhound who lost his home in Virginia.  He was adopted from a high-kill rural shelter by a family who's teenager daughter really wanted him.  But as often happens in these situations, reality set in after a few months. In busy family without a fenced yard, Tracker was bored and not getting enough exercise, and the parents were not really interested in having a dog. Tracker is coming to Massachusetts Jan 3.  He is a very sweet and friendly dog, he's house-broken and crate-trained.  He loves attention and likes to hang out with his people.  He would like nothing better than curling up on the couch with a family and having a fenced yard to romp in.  Tracker is about 1.5 yrs old, and weighs about 50 lbs.

Tilly is a cute and playful shepherd/hound mix.  She's probably not a year old yet.  She loves playing with other dogs, she's very friendly and warms up to strangers easily.  Tilly would be a good family dog. Tilly weighs about 30 lbs. She'll be arriving Jan 12th.


Lydia is a pretty Treeing walker Coonhound who is being rehomed due to a change in her owners work schedule. Lydia is currently 2 years, 65 LBS, in terrific shape. 
She is good with children, cats and is socialized with other dogs daily.
She eats well, is crate trained, house broken, and rarely barks; she's good in the car, and not destructive.
Lydia needs regular walking , and fenced yard will help with her energy level.  She has a good temperment and very easy going.   She's been trained her to keep off furniture, etc.  She is very good with this.  
Lydia is located in southern New Hampshire - she can stay with her current owner until being rehomed.  She was placed there by NECR last summer and is being rehomed by NECR.


                                    Roosevelt - NEEDS FOSTER HOME !!!
Roosevelt is a handsome young bluetick mix from Virginia. His shelter friends had this to say: ' He as you can see is very thin, we are working on it. He is a soft, sweet, gentle dog. I love him. He just loves for you to touch him. He doesn't jump up on you, he definitely did not hunt, thats why we have him per his owner.'   Roosevelt has arrived and has many friends and admirers where he is boarding in Massachusetts.  He walks quite well on a leash and is tuned in to the people around him.  He does enjoy tracking like all coonhounds and will want to chase a squirrel up a tree.  But inside he's calm and loves to be petted and hang with his people.  Roosevelt gets along well with other dogs and has been a good participant in some doggie play groups.  Roosevelt is available for adoption and visits in Massachusetts - we are also looking for a foster home at this time.

                                            Bernie  - NEEDS FOSTER HOME !!!
Bernie is a purebred bluetick coonhound from Virginia.  He was a favorite among the shelter volunteers, who were all greatly relieved to hear he has a rescue now.  Here's what they have to say about him: 'Bernie is a great dog. He is engaging, actually entertaining. He walks well on the leash. He has a great personality and is capable of good manners unless he can get you to play. He is a definite staff and volunteer favorite.'  Bernie has arrived here and is a typical young coonhound boy.  He likes his time outdoors but can be happy taking a nap at your feet after some exercise.  Bernie would love a fenced yard and a coonhound companion - or an owner with an outdoorsy lifestyle who can take him for rides in the truck and some outdoor time.
Bernie is about 3 yrs old, weighs about 58 lbs. Bernie has arrived and is ready for visits.

Charlie is a sweet and sensitive coonhound. He likes to be petted, is good around kids, and doesn't bark much, and hasn't been desctructive.  He appreciates the little things in life, his walks, his food, and some companionship.  Charlie is about 2 yrs old and weighs 45 - 50 lbs.  Charlie is scheduled for transport in December.

 Felicity is a foxhound from Virginia.  She's 1 - 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.
She'll be a good companion or family dog - she likes to meet new people, has been great with kids and other dogs.  Arriving December.

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 .   


Francine is a 1-2 yr old spayed female black and tan coonhound, around 45-50 lbs.  She is HW- and up to date on her shots.  When we first met her, she was feral and trying to care for her 10 puppies under a vacant house.  We were able to get 9 of her pups and find them new homes, but it took another 8 weeks to catch her and her last pup.  Francine has always been a timid dog as who knows how long she was on her own and what kind of experiences she had had around humans up to that point (probably not too good). She is much more comfortable with women than men, but will warm up to men over time. 

(One of our volunteers here is quite large and has a mustache...think Paul Sr. from Orange County Choppers! And he's one of her favorites now.) She walks well on a leash and does know her name.  She gets along well with our dogs here, big and small, male and female, but is food aggressive, so she needs to be fed separately.  Francine does love treats and will take them from your hand.   We do have numerous cats and she is very aware of them, so I’d be hesitant to place her in a home with cats.  She hasn’t eaten one or anything, but I haven’t given her the chance to try either.

Francine would be best with a quiet home with another dog as a ‘buddy’ when her humans are gone.  A chaotic, busy household would not be the best fit for her.  Young kids do make her nervous…she cowers or hides, but has never tried to bite.  Francine needs a new home to be patient and understanding of her needs.  Once she trusts you, you'll have a friend for life.  If interested contact:

Duke is a handsome purebred redbone coonhound. 
 Duke likes walks, day care, snuggling, laying on the coach, driving in car, being with people, his kennel (with a special cookie and/or a squeaky toy-loves to be in his kennel by 7pm, but likes the option to leave the kennel if he chooses), counter surfing,  dog parks, playing with other dogs, running, LOVES Hiking & trails, Loves to play hide and seek, he loves to hear himself bark, going thru the trash….he LOVES his “people”  Dislikes: cats, pulling his tail, cleaning his ears, people yelling (if 2 people are yelling at each other he will get right between them and bark), when people leave, thunder. Because he is a big dog (he is 80 lbs of pure muscle), he would not be good with kids under 10yrs.  He would be better with an older couple with no kids that have time on their hands and have lots of room to run and no close neighbors. 
Currently Duke has 1 acre of fenced in yard, He is also trained on the invisible fence.   He has had obedience training and knows is stuff, he walks very very well, he just gets excited once in a while….remember he is a hound and can be stubborn from time to time.  Contact us for details.
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: 

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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