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.

Joey is an absolute sweetheart.  He is completely house broken and has no issues with chewing or barking, but will sneak onto furniture if you leave him home alone.  He greatly enjoys car rides , extra long walks and the dog park. He absolutely cannot be taken off of leash, but will walk by your side for multiple miles per day.  Although he does not necessarily like to play with the other dogs at the park, he does enjoy their company and does not demonstrate any aggressive behavior. Joey does have some anxiety and can be fearful of some men.  Loud noises will scare him to his dog bed, but a soft voice will help him feel comfortable again.  Joey loves to practice his baying, but only if you sing with him. He loves to be brushed and have his teeth cleaned.  Joey has been with his foster mom for the last month and with all of his walks has shed 5 pounds.  His favorite snacks are fruits and vegetables and will choose his favorites ones over dog treats every time. Joey is about 10 years old and weighs approx 35 lbs. He is available in the Boston area at his foster home for visits.



Floyd is a handsome bluetick coonhound mix in need of a new home. He's been living with a couple near New Paltz NY for several years and is crate trained, house-broken, and knows many commands.   Floyd has occasional anxieties due to some abuse in his past and the arrival of a baby has put him off balance a bit.  Floyd is super loving and will happily cuddle on the couch. He loves to have his ears scratched while giving you a hug and  loves to be around his people.  Floyd enjoys leashed walks and could be trained to walk off-leash with a bit of work.  Floyd  is ok home alone for up to 8 hrs (though  this seldom happens).  He does well with other dogs unless they are young, spastic, in-his-face and then he hides from them.
Training has been important in giving structure and predictability to Floyd's life, so his new home should appreciate and continue this. He can be stubborn like all hounds but has made good progress.  Floyd has some allergies which are under control with a specialized diet and allergy meds.  Floyd comes from history of abuse and occasionally has baggage show through-- it's best to ensure he has his own space to go to when needed.  Floyd has done fine with kids 7 and over, but toddlers and little kids can cause him some anxiety. His optimal home would be with a female or couple in a quiet home with a small fenced yard and another hound or dog that will play with him.  A dog about his own age would be best as one of his happiest times was when a foster dog joined the family.  Floyd is about 6 years old and weighs about 37 lbs.

                                                   Kerry - Adopted
Kerry is a cute young hound from Virginia. He's about a year old and weighs 45 - 50 lbs.  He's friendly and engaging with new people, active and playful and good with other dogs.  Kerry will be arriving in Massachusetts in mid-August.

Brady is a cute and petite young hound, about 3 yrs old and about 40 lbs. Brady is housebroken and well-trained - he knows some obedience commands and some tricks too! Brady is super-affectionate and loves to hang out with his people. He plays well with other dogs and would do best with another dog or two in the home, Brady is available for visits in southern NH.

 Carmen is a beautiful redtick American English Coonhound from Virginia. She's a happy friendly girl and good with new people. She appears to be housebroken. Carmen is about 1 yr old and weighs about 45 lbs. She would do best as an only pet, and is not so good with cats. Carmen will the first weekend in Sept.

  Duncan is a handsome bluetick coonhound, about 2 yrs old and 45 - 50 lbs. He's friendly, good with new people and other dogs. His foster in Virginia says Duncan is a super nice bluetick who gets along with her kids, her dogs, and the other rescue dogs on her property.  Duncan will make a nice hound companion - arriving in late August.

  Tiny is a pretty little redbone coonhound mix from Virginia. She seems almost housebroken, and is great with other dogs. Tiny can be a little shy in new situations but warms up with a little patience and TLC. Tiny's ideal home would have another canine companion for her, and would be away from urban areas. She is arriving August 19th.

                       Tate - Adopted  !                        Casey - Adoption Pending !

 Tate and Casey available for adoption: These two beautiful redtick coonhounds can be placed separately or together.  They are losing their home due to a change in their owner's work situation. Tate is  a 2 yr old male and  weighs about 50 lbs ,  Casey is female, about 3 yrs old and is a bit smaller. They are both housebroken, crate-trained, and good on leash. The family they've been living with has 4 children ( aged 7 - 14), and Tate and Casey were good with them. They love riding in the car, spending time with the family, and going off on outside adventures.  Tate is the more active and playful one; Casey is a little more reserved and cautious when first meeting people.  If not placed with Tate, Casey would do best with another dog in the home.    They are fostering in the Boston area.


                              Trixie  - Someone pleeeeeeeze adopt this dog  !
Trixie is a sweet and easy to love dog who enjoys car rides, is very well behaved and easy to walk on leash. She is housetrained, nondestructive, she loves everyone and when not on our laps, she is usually sleeping nearby. She will likely follow you around the house a bit but she has no separation anxiety issues. When left alone, she barks a few times, then curls up somewhere and sleeps. Her health is great and she has plenty of energy. We are truly, truly heartbroken that we have to give Trixie up but she and our male dog have tussled a few times and we can’t seem to get them past it. We believe this started because Trixie has some eyesight and hearing impairment and she can be startled by dogs running up on her as well as some alpha competition between the two dogs. We have approached Trixie many times from behind or when she is sleeping and even when startled, she just wags her tail and shows no signs of aggression towards us ever. She really is very sweet and loving and she will be missed.

Trixie will be a wonderful and loving companion in a one dog household but please also consider that the energy and excitement of younger children is probably not a good thing for Trixie due to her impairment.
Trixie is available in the Boston area for visits.  Adoption Fee wil be waived for the right home.


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 needs a dog experienced owner and another dog to help her feel more confident in a new home.  Star is arriving in Massachusetts August 26th.

Louie is a handsome and loving redtick English Coonhound.  He's a playful hound who likes his daily exercise.  He's been living with a family in Connecticut for the past few years but is having trouble staying in the fenced yard.  Louie gets along well with other dogs, he's housebroken, has some obedience training, and is a good-natured companion. Louie is located in Connecticut.
Louise is about 5 years old and weighs 75 lbs.

He is a 5 years old treeing walker hound. He gets alone well with other dogs and walks well with a harness. Your basic good old hound dog.

Malcolm is a handsome 3 yr old coonhound mix. He can be a little independent at times. He likes a steady routine and gets along well with other dogs.


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.


Dexter is a 4-year-old coonhound mix in the prime of life. I am fostering him for a friend whose new job necessitated moving to a small urban apartment -- no place for this wonderful dog. He is housebroken and beautifully trained -- comes at once when called & knows “sit, down, stay, off, look, okay, let’s go.” He is neutered & his shots are up to date. Complete medical records are available.

The trainer at recent assessment reported that Dexter’s two favorite activities were visiting with the staff and sleeping. This well-adjusted, loving pooch is ready to bound along the trail with you or relax at your feet. He’s a great companion walking on or off leash, hiking, and driving, and will flourish with active owners who will provide plenty of exercise.

Dexter loves people and other dogs; cats are an unknown quantity. Likes little kids (but his enthusiasm may be a little overwhelming!) His obedience and cautiousness recently saved him from a losing battle with a porcupine.

Dexter is located in Southern NH. Contact Anne at 603-554-6394.


                                                       Sam and Annie
 Sam and Annie are a pair of bonded coonhounds who are looking for their third and final home since being rescued in Tennessee several years ago.  First rescuer took them in with intent to keep them but a change in job schedule after a few years made that impossible.  A foster took them in several months ago but is finding it difficult to have two coonhounds without a fenced yard.    Annie is 6, weighs about 45 pounds.  Sam is 8, and weighs about 50.    They are both crate-trained and house-trained, and are both sweet, friendly dogs.  They're great with kids (we don't know about cats).  They are typical hounds on walks, keep their noses to the ground and will certainly pursue delicious smells, so they'd be best in a home with a fenced yard.  They are strong, will pull on the leash but both are better with the Easy Walk harness.  They love car trips, sunbaths and couch naps with their people.  They're both up to date on their shots.  Sam has a luxating patella, so he walks gingerly (doesn't run) but he's fine going up and down stairs, getting into the car. Annie is spayed, Sam is about to be neutered.  These two are a great pair and will make a good pair of companions for anyone who loves coonhounds.  Located in metrowest Boston. Contact us at for details.


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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