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.

  Adam is a precious middle-aged beagle who came from a North Carolina in very rough shape.  He's been brought back to good health by his fosters in Virginia, and he's ready for adoption.  Adam is a low-key little guy, he loves to sleep under the covers, likes rides in the car, and enjoys his time wandering in the yard and sleeping in the sun.  He'll make a great addition to a Beagle-loving home.  Adam is about 8 yrs old and weighs about 20 lbs.

                                           Maverick - Adopted !
Meet Maverick, a sweet, snuggly, handsome, three year-old beagle boy. He knows some basic skills like 'sit', and will learn other skills easily. Maverick will be a super leash walker once he's in a harness. He is house trained, but has not been crated--so we don't know how he will respond to being in a crate. He has not been tested with cats, and we feel he'd prefer a home without small children.
Maverick weighs about 25 lbs.  Available in the Boston area for visits.

Toby is a cute little beagle mix, about 2 years old and 25 lbs.  He loves to play with other dogs, likes his crate, rides well in the car and is learning some leash manners.  Toby would do best with a  dog experienced owner and another dog. Toby has a scar on his back, possibly from a burn or injury.  He's a little nervous in new situations but warms up with some patience.  He's going to be a nice pet and deserves some TLC. Toby wlll arrive in mid-June.

Kipper is a local owner surrender.  He needs a new home where he'll have a canine companion, some good exercise and attention from his family.  Kipper loves to ride in the car; he walks well on a leash, and he did well with the 7 yr old and the cat at his previous home.  Kipper is housebroken, he tolerates a crate but is a little anxious when left alone.  Living with another dog will help this situation.  Kipper is an escape artist and needs to be supervised in a fenced area.  Kipper weighs about 45 lbs ( could take some weight off). and is 6 yrs old.  He is in foster care in Maine.

Mikey is a friendly, playful beagle mix from Virginia.  Mikey is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 25 lbs.  He's great with other dogs, love attention from his people, loves to run and play.  Arriving  June 5. 

  This adorable Beagle boy is 10 months old, and weighs about 28 lbs. He's happy, playful, and well socialized.  Logan is one of two surviving pups, and one of the last Beagles rescued from property in rural NC last Fall.   You'd never know Logan had such a hard start in life - he's a happy Beagle pup all ready for his forever home !  Arriving May 21.

Chazzy is an 7-8 year old beagle boy.   Chaz would do best with a male owner.  He is definitely a "Man's dog".  In his foster home he seems to be drawn to his foster dad.  Chazz wants nothing more then to have a little daily exercise and a dog bed to nap on.
Chazzy loves to play ball and can be comical at times too. Chazz can be a little "quirky" as when he has had enough of something he will let you know he is ready for his own space.
Chaz is house trained, crate trained, walks well on a leash.  He does good with cats.  Chaz would need the company of another mellow female or male dog in his home.  We would recommend a beagle savvy home without any young children.  Chazzy is in Maine and ready for visits.

 Marty is a young beagle, about 2 yrs old and about 25 lbs.  Marty can be a little shy until he knows you - then he is all about petting and will roll over on his back for belly rubs.  He's submissive and gentle. He's a typical Virginia Beagle who has not lived as a pet, so some housebreaking and leash-training will be necessary, but he'll get it. Marty would do great with a dog-experienced owner and might enjoy another dog in the home for companionship. Arriving mid-June.

Jethro is a purebred bluetick coonhound from Virginia. He's about 2 yrs old and weighs about 67 lbs. He was apparently someone's pet as he appears to be housebroken. His  foster says he's a good all-around hound. Jethro has lots of enthusiasm - he loves to meet new people, loves to play with other dogs.  He's a good snuggler and likes to be petted or curl up with the hound girls at his foster home.   Jethro is not so good around cats - so no cats please.  Jethro has arrived and is ready for visits in the Boston area.

  CJ is a friendly, calm and easy foxhound from Virginia.  She weighs 40 - 45 lbs and is about 4 yrs old.  CJ is housebroken and crate-trained, she gets along well with other dogs and engages well with new people. CJ was one of 20 hounds left at a rural county shelter in Virginia by a hunt club a few months ago.  She's made a great transition to living in a home as a pet, she loves attention and companionship and will be a great hound companion.  CJ will arrive May 28th.
  Ollie is an 8 month old hound mix from Virginia. He's a happy boy and never been mistreated. He needs a active family, is good with other dogs and children and likes meeting new people. Ollie is ready for transport to his new family any weekend.

 Jake is an owner-surrender from West Virginia.  He's been well-cared for and we have no information about why he lost his home.  Jake is a purebred bluetick - he's sweet and friendly, good with other dogs and will be a great companion.  Jake is 6 years old and weighs about 45 - 50 lbs. Arriving May 28.

 Sparky is a cute coonhound mix puppy from NC.  He's 8 - 10 month old and weighs about 30 lbs.  He should have an adult weight of about 45 lbs.  Sparky is a friendly happy little guy.  He's engaging with new people and likes attention, he gets along great with other dogs.  Sparky is all vetted and ready for transport May 21.  He would love to have a home waiting !


                                              Thelma - Adoption Pending
 Thelma is a pretty bluetick from Asheville NC.  Overall, she's very trainable, pretty well adjusted, and loving dog.  Thelma is crate-trained, almost housebroken.  She gets along well with other dogs, is true to her hound nature in her desire to track and wander, although she has some leash training and is doing well.  She warms up to women a little quicker than men, although is fine with any man who takes the time to patiently get to know her. She will make a wonderful pet, especially for a woman who works from home. Thelma has just had ACL surgery and is recovering nicely.  Thelma is 2 - 3 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.  she is fostering south of Albany NY and transport is available.

 Here's a happy, well-mannered foxhound girl from Virginia.  Diamond gets along with other dogs, she's calm, she likes car rides, she's not barky. Diamond does well in her crate and walks well on a leash.  She's getting used to all the comforts of home at her Massachusetts foster home.  Diamond is about 4 yrs old and weighs about 40 lbs.  Diamond has arrived and is ready for visits.

 I'm Bonnie, cute as a button, blue tick through and through.. I'm a pretty laid back gal.. house and crate trained though I'd rather sleep in the middle of the bed every night as close to my humans as I can get.  I'm about 2 or so.. who really knows.. up to date on everything and even micro chipped and spayed.  I love to snuggle, I have a bit of puppy energy, and been known to get into a little mischief but no furniture or shoes involved.. !  I"m a really good girl.. 'I'm about 45 lb and working on my sit and down skills daily.   I was found with my buddy Clyde and love him though I'm fine without him near but would like a playmate if possible.  I'm also ok with birds and other dogs.  No clue on the cat thing.. no cats at my foster home to play with. 

 I'm Clyde -  a blue tick boy!  I love to play and tussle with my furmates in my foster home.. I'm 95% house trained and fully crate trained.. I love to sleep in bed with my humans, I snore.. sorry.  I would love a home with a playmate.. I'm an attention hound... and get a bit anxious if noone is around to play.  I am learning to sit.. and down... not real good with stay yet. I have a short attention span.  I get along with all my fur siblings big and small... plus that big bird who thinks he is a dog too.   I do bark.. I am a hound.. and at only 2 everything is new to me now that I have a place to hang out.  I'm neutered, up to date on shots, and microchipped. I would love a house where there is someone to play with an someone to pay attention to me.  I'm about 45 or so pounds.. mom says I need a few groceries and we are working on that... I was found with my pal Bonnie... I would love to be adopted with her.. but if there are suitable playmates I think I would be good with that.. ok and someone to rub my tummy and ears too all the time....

                            Bonnie and Clyde can also be adopted TOGETHER......



Karma is about 3 yrs old and weighs about 38 lbs.  She's like a little fawn, lightweight and elegant. She'll do well with someone who wants to help with the next stage of her rescue.  She needs some TLC, a quiet, understanding home, and a loving, patient owner.  She gets along great with other dogs and enjoys playing running and napping with the dogs at her foster home.  Some obedience work to help her gain confidence, and another dog to show her the way would also be helpful in her new home. Karma has an old injury or congenital defect with her right front 'wrist' area.  She gets around fine and puts weight on it.  Karma is available in Massachusetts.

                                               Sassy - Adoption Pending
 Sweet and Sassy !  Sassy is NOT OLD - she just has a lot of white in her face.  Here's a great little bluetick female who is sociable, does well with other dogs and is always ready to meet new people. Sassy is housebroken, good with cats and other dogs, she loves to cuddle and give kisses; she's used to being a house pet.   Sassy is confident, always ready to meet new people.  Like a lot of hounds, she can pull on the leash when walking, but does well with a front-leading harness. Sassy weighs about 45 lbs and is about 5 yrs old.    She would love a fenced yard and another dog to play with Sassy has arrived and is ready for visits.

 Sherriff is happy, friendly treeing walker coonhound from Virginia.  He's quiet and well-mannered and would make a good family dog.  He can be sweet and goofy and sometimes sounds like he's trying to talk - with all of his funny vocalizations.  Sherriff walks well on a leash; he's not a big barker; he likes to be with his people and would do well with the company of another dog when left alone.  Nothing not to like about this boy - all around great hound dog !   Sherriff is about 7 yrs old and weighs about 60 lbs.  Sherriff has arrived and is ready 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: 

 Laverne and Shirley have arrived and are ready for visits.

 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, Doggie Daycare and Boarding, Stoneham, MA            
 Bob McCullough, Training, walking and boarding. Arlington area MA
                           Specialist in E-collar off-leash training.

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 .  

Jace is a 10 month old Border Collie/Coonhound mix. He is everything you would expect a crazy hound/BC puppy to be. He loves to run, gallop, actually; he loves to chase, big dogs, little dogs, any dogs. He loves playing with other dogs -- big and small, male and female.
He likes to learn and learns quickly unless he decides to pretend he doesn't hear you. He came into foster care with no manners, but is in the process of learning. Countertops? yup, he'll surf them if given the chance. Recall?, only if he thinks food is involved. Housebroken? well, mostly.
He is timid around strangers and most men, but he has shown some progress with patience and positive reinforcement. When he was seized, he and his 6 brothers had had no socialization, so his progress is actually remarkable. He will bond quickly to a trusted person, but has had negative experiences with a man in the past, so he is not very willing to trust men quickly. Not perfect yet, but he is trying.
You can see more information about Jace at:
Contact Kim at New England Border Collie Rescue:


Gracie is an attractive female coonhound mix who was rescued at the age of 1 and has been with her current family for 5 years.  She is being rehomed due to a move and health problems in the family.
 She loves to comb the woods with her hound howl and is in her glory if she can run free with her nose to the ground tracking scents. She is a fast dog and has lots of energy. She isn't particularly fond of the cold and likes to find her sunny spot to curl up in. She is a great watch dog. she does well with leash-walking. 
She does not have a lab personality, of course, but ha done well in a  family with 6 children and although not an overly affectionate dog, she has her moments of affection that she gives to the children. She would probably be best suited to a household that has older children or just adults since she is not a real playful dog, although she will get into a good tug of war with the children.
She wags her tail excitedly when we return home and loves to go for walks and for car rides, as long as she has a window to put her head out of. She is housebroken and let's you know when she has to go out.
She likes to have her own bed area, but has been known to sneak out of bed to find a cozy spot in a bedroom closet.
She does not have formal obedience training, but this may be a good idea. We are keeping her confined to one area of the house that we recently moved into and she has been doing pretty well, although when the sun hits the other room she does her darndest to get to that room so we are continuing to work on her obedience.
 She really has not had any problems with any other dogs except the one that bit her recently. She has tended to get along fine with any she has encountered.

 Amy is a 5yr old purebred bluetick coonhound from Tennessee.  She has been living with a family in the Boston area for the last 4 years.  She needs a new home with dog-experienced owners.  She is affectionate and friendly, housebroken and walks on a leash.   Amy will sometimes bark at the other dog in the home and certain members of the family.  She has no bite history, but her behavior sometimes makes people uncomfortable.  She imght be best as a one-person dog, but can possibly overcome this tendency with some confidence building and a strong owner.  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.

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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