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.

Oliver is a very sweet hound/beagle mix from West Virginia. He is friendly, playful and well behaved.  He likes being with his people and tends to stick close to them. Cuddling and laying on the couch with his family are among his favorite things to do. He rides great in the car and walks well on his harness. He loves walks, being outdoors and being cuddled.   Oliver gets along well with other dogs, but chases cats so a home without cats is a must. 
Oliver is deaf and has some separation anxiety, however, he does well being alone with another young dog. Oliver is house broken and prefers not to be in a crate.
Due to his deafness, Oliver startles easily. Although he loves children, he would do best in a quiet, all adult home with another dog.  He is about a year and a half and weighs about 43 lbs.

Sam is a cute Beagle puppy from Virginia. He was an owner surrender from an unexpected litter he was unable to keep. Sam is 9 months old and weighs about 12 lbs. His adult weight should be about 20-25 lbs. Sam will arrive in early August.

Callen is a cute lemon Beagle puppy from Virginia. He was an owner surrender from an unexpected litter he was unable to keep. Callen is 9 months old and weighs about 13 lbs. His adult weight should be about 20-25 lbs. Callen will arrive in early August.

   June is a petite beagle/hound mix from Virginia. She is about 2 years old and weighs about 20 lbs. She has beautiful bluetick/redtick markings. June loves everything & everyone. She craves human interaction and wants to be on her person whenever possible.  If she can't be on her person she likes to see them. She will be a good companion for someone who is home a lot and wants company. June will be arriving at the end of July.

Joey is as sweet as can be. He is about a year old and weighs about 34 lbs. He can be a real goofball at times. He enjoys attention and is always willing to join the fray when lovin' is being given. He is great in the house and does ok in the crate.  He is good with cats and dogs.
He is still nervous outside with all the sights and sounds. He needs a patient adopter who can help him build confidence and  get better at socializing. He's a great snuggler and sleeps in bed with his foster mom. Joey is being fostered in Maine and is available for visits.

                                                    Dublin Adoption Pending
Dublin is a sweet, loving, three year old, 35 lb beagle. He is extremely friendly and affectionate and enjoys being petted.  He loves giving kisses and will smother you with them! He enjoys being outside. He doesn't dig or try to get out. He is strong and pulls on the leash so needs a harness and some training. He knows how to sit and you can see that he wants to please. 
He is very good in his crate. He ignores the cats in his foster home. Dublin is well mannered when taking a treat and is pretty quiet. However, he has learned to guard things that he 'steals'.  He has no issue with sharing his dog toys or his food. He only guards items that are not his for the taking. What most would consider people things. Dublin has worked with a trainer and we have a system in place to correct this behavior.  We are looking for an adult only home with an experienced dog owner who has the time and patience to work with him. His training needs to be reinforced so that he can be successful. He really wants to be a good boy and consistency will give him the confidence and security he needs to thrive. 

Buster is a sweet senior who doesn't hear as well as he used to. He was pulled from a shelter in Virginia where he was found as a stray, but was never claimed. He is very friendly with people and dogs. He loves attention and tends to bulldoze his way through the other dogs to get to his human. Not at all in an aggressive way. He just wants to soak up alll the attention now that he knows how great it is! He's very loving and pretty mellow.  He doesn't have a big prey drive. He came across a ground hog and just sniffed him and walked away. He walks well on a leash. Buster is 9 - 10 years old and Buster will do best in a home that understands the needs of older dogs.  Buster has arrived and is ready for visits.

                                                         Bilbo - Adopted !
Bilbo is a senior beagle from rural Virginia. He is estimated to be about 8-10 years old and weighs about 22 lbs. Bilbo is shy, but is making strides coming out of his shell. He is very sweet and pretty mellow. He is quiet and loving. Bilbo would do fine living in a condo or apartment, but needs a fenced in yard where he can run around as he is frightened by the many of the sounds outside. He is friendly and does well other dogs and cats. 
From his foster mom, Bilbo has that look that just melts your heart. He is a timid little guy who just want someone to love him forever. Bilbo is so sweet & doesn't have a mean bone in his body, loud noises scare him so he would love to be with someone who is home a lot & maybe another dog around his age and size would be great. He slowly warms up & comes out of his shell with a little time and patience. He is a joy to have around & he is very easy to take care of. He's mellow and loves to lie around. Bilbo is here and available for visits.

 Fancy is a pretty bluetick coonhound mix from Virginia.  She's about a year old and weighs about 45 lbs.  Fancy is friendly and engaging with new people;  she's playful and  enjoys attention.  Fancy will be arriving July 27.

 Lucy is a pretty tricolor hound mix from Virginia.  She's 1 - 2 years old and weighs 33 lbs. Lucy was found wandering on the side of a road in Virginia.  She was apparently left or lost and no owners came to claim her.  A caring family took her in but they already had 2 dogs and could not keep another.  During her several weeks with them, Lucy was good with their other dogs and young kids; she also developed some housebreaking skills.  She's a sweet, affectionate little dog and will make a good companion.  Lucy will be arriving in Massachusetts August 3.

                                                       Joe  -  Adopted !
Joe is a foxhound mix, 3 - 4 yrs old and weighing about 40 lbs. Joe came into the shelter in Virginia with several other foxhounds.  He does well around other dogs and is in foster care with 2 female coonhounds.  Joe loves attention from his people and is an insistent participant.  He's submissive  around people and other dogs.  He does have some separation anxiety and would do best in a home where someone is home a lot.  He likes other dogs but could also be placed as an only dog.  He could use some obedience training to give him some mental exercise and help build his confidence. He'll be a loving companion.   Joe has arrived and is ready for visits. These photos were taken after Joe's bath - he has very short hair but it's wet!

                                                         Bruce  -  Adopted 
Bruce is a handsome young redtick coonhound from Virginia.  He's friendly with new people and loves to play with other dogs.  Bruce is a sweet, goofy, lovable hound who bonds quickly to people. He would make a great companion for another hound and everyone would be tired at the end of the day!   Bruce is housebroken, crates well and is a happy hound.  He's started some obedience training and knows 'Sit'.   Bruce is 12 - 18 mos old and  weighs about 45 lbs.  Bruce has arrived and is ready for visits.

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.

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.

Blue is a 10 month old female treeing walker coonhound pup. She's cute and friendly but has unfortunately been through two homes already.  Blue is playful with other dogs and good around children.  She will need some structure, patience and training. She's learning to walk on a leash and needs some help with housebreaking and being comfortable in a crate. She'd do well with a hound-experienced owner who has time for her.  Blue is located in coastal southern NH.  Contact if interested.

  Meet Roscoe - a 4-5 year old, 55 pound, Treeing Walking Coonhound mix boy Roscoe loves to run, walk and play with his squeaky toys. But he is also content curling up on the couch and hanging out with his people.  He has lived with kids 12+ and does well with them - and we do recommend older kids because of his size. Roscoe has been in a foster home for a few weeks now; He's crate trained and has not had accidents in the house.  He's done well with the neighborhood children who have come to visit, as well as other dogs he's met there.  He knows how to sit and is a trainable boy. If you are looking for a gentle, lovable adult dog then this guy just might be for you. Roscoe is available from Great Dog Rescue of New England.  Visit their website at

Atticus is a handsome 4  year old male coonhound currently in a rescue about 30 minutes from NYC. Atticus is a special guy who is "The Real Deal" when it comes to being a Tree Walker. He is extremely athletic and smart yet has a gentle and confident nature. He is a fan favorite at the rescue and participates in a local program called ‘Paws of Healing’ with at-risk teens . He's quite the entertainer and often he'll pick up a toy and just toss it up in the air and catching it as it falls. He's just one of those dogs with an amazing spirit that always puts a smile on your face!
  Like most TWC's he needs his exercise and with this, is content afterwards to chill out for hours. Atticus weighs in at about 70 lbs and kicks into full coonhound mode at the site of a car or bike (as I said, he is the real deal!).  While he loves to play with other dogs, he would need to be the one and only in a home, as he likes to be king of his castle.  He's just a good old boy who will be incredibly devoted to his person/ family.
  We'd love to see Atticus stay within reasonable distance of the rescue because it is important that a potential adopter meet & greet with him in person a few times. 
  Atticus will be an incredible companion
to someone who truly appreciates Tree Walkers and their wonderful traits and personalities. For more information on Atticus, please contact the Paws Crossed Animal Rescue team at

Georgie is a three year old hound mix. Georgie had gotten adopted last year, but unfortunately he came back into rescue a few months ago. Due to no fault of his own, he’s already had a few fosters in a short amount of time. This is really tough. We hate seeing the dogs bounced around because people won’t put the effort in to make them more comfortable or work with them. Georgie needs a new foster right now, like ASAP. The foster will have to understand that he is confused and uncertain right now, he is not incredibly confident as it is and this has been exacerbated by bouncing around. A foster will have to understand that they need to work with us and our trainers so that we can get Georgie into a good head space. They will need to understand that he needs time to decompress. That means no meeting strangers, random dogs, etc for quite a few weeks until he settles in, and even then, there is a right and wrong way to do those things. It needs to be done the right way, which we will help you with, but you must follow instruction. 
Georgie is incredibly sweet and snuggly once he warms up to you. He loves to play, hike, go on walks. He’d love a yard to lay around in. He does fine in his crate. He can’t be placed with kids right now or a high traffic home (unless you’re willing to 100% follow instruction and put Georgie away when new people come over.) He can live with another dog his own size, but again, it needs to be done properly so he wouldn’t be coming into your home and immediately interacting with another dog, it would be a slow integration. 
I know it sounds like it’s some work, but it’s not that hard and even when it is, it’s worth it! You’re saving a life when you foster a dog until they’re adopted. You help them gain confidence, help them heal whether it be mentally or physically. It’s so fulfilling and so worth it. 
If you can step up to foster him and live in MA or RI, please email us!


Gazelle is such a great dog and we are so surprised she hasn't been adopted yet. She is so pretty, affectionate and athletic and loves to run and play. She is approximately 1 or 2 years old, housebroken and has been spayed and updated on her vet care. We believe she is a Coonhound mix. She enjoys being active so an ideal home for her has a big fenced yard where she can run and play fetch and an owner that enjoys a busy dog. She loves to play with other dogs and would love to have a canine companion to run, wrestle and play with. She can't live with cats. She loves toys and happily plays with them for hours. She is a fast learner and loves the fun hobby of nosework, hiking, running around with other pups and even horses! She is very friendly and makes lots of friends when she is out hiking with our volunteers. Contact

Benny & Joon were found as strays, believed to be left behind by hunters, we have no idea if they are related or not.  They are both sweet dogs, very friendly, happy and pleasant.  They are ready for adoption either separately or together.  Benny is a little dependent on June and would do best placed with another dog, if not June. Benny walks quite well on a leash and has been enjoying some outings from the shelter with a couple of coonhounds owners and their dog.  He has a nice personality and will be a good companion.  June could be an only dog but would do well placed with another dog too.  She has a strong nose and enjoys her outside time, but is always ready for a nap too.  Both pretty easy-going dogs once away from the high stimulation of the shelter environment.    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

Coupie is a two year old beagle/terrier mix who is looking for a new home. He is neutered, UTD with shots, house trained and crate trained. Coupie is lovable and gets very excited when new people arrive. He gets along with other dogs, but is having difficulty with one of the dogs in his current home.  The activity of young children makes him anxious so he would do best in an all adult home or one with teenagers.
Coupie is currently in Rhode Island. If you're interested in learning more about him, please contact Sabrina at 

We are currently fostering a 5 yr old Treeing Walker Coonhound. The previous owners were elderly and could no longer care for their hound.  We have since moved and my wife and I can no longer foster her. 
She is a beautiful coonhound. The dog is 5 yrs old as of January. She loves the outdoors and is extremely friendly. We have a five and a half yr. old and she is absolutely friendly with children.  
Please make a donation to NECR upon adoption.  Priscilla is located in Rhode Island 

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.   Carolina Coonhound Rescue

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

Senior Hounds

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