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.


 Dottie is an adorable little beagle girl. She's a sweet, friendly, active dog.  Dottie is about 3 yrs old and weighs about 23 lbs.  Dottie gets along well with the other dog and the cats at her foster home.  She is almost housebroken and can be crated for short periods of time.  Dottie has arrived and is ready for visits in the Boston area.

                                           Candy - Adoption Pending
 Candy is a sweet young beagle, 20 - 25 lbs. Candy is submissive and can be shy when meeting new people.  She'd be happiest in a home with another dog. Once she knows you, she's friendly and affectionate. Candy is 3 yrs old and weighs about 20 lb.  Arriving March 3.

                                        Trevor and Smokey  - Adopted !
 Trevor and Smokey are two lemon and white male beagles.  Trevor ( pink collar) is 1 - 2 yrs old; Smokey is about 4 yrs old. Both weigh about 20 lbs.  These are friendly, happy beagles.  Arriving late March 3.

                          Remi                                                     Ari
 Remi and Ari are a 1 yr old female beagles from Virginia. They weigh 20 - 25 lbs. They were originally purchased for hunting, but became house pets - and now there are too many dogs in the home. They are friendly and sweet. Arriving in late March.

 Claire is a redtick English Coonhound puppy from Virginia.  She's about 5 months old and weighs about 35 lbs. Claire is playful, snuggly, loves petting and attention - a typical coonhound puppy.  She should have an adult weight of 45 - 50 lbs.  Claire likes other dogs and it would be great for her to have a playmate.  She'll arrive in Massachusetts March 19th.

 Doc is a happy, friendly, playful hound from Virginia. He walks well on a leash, and can be crated.  Doc loves other dogs, seems fine with cats and kids, and is good meeting new people. Doc is about 5 yrs old and weighs 45-50. Doc will arrive in Massachusetts March 19th.


 Millie is a 2 yr old treeing walker coonhound from Tennessee.  She was someone's pet; she's engaging with people and good with other dogs.  We have not had a chance to observe Millie with kids.  Millie walks well on a leash, enjoys car rides, and does well in a crate for short periods of time.  She hasn't been much of a barker at her Tennessee foster home.  She'll be coming to Massachusetts in mid-March.

 Freckles is a bluetick coonhound mix from Virginia.  She's 2 yrs old and weighs 45 - 50 lbs.  Everyone she's met describes her as sweet and friendly.  More photos coming - and Freckles will be arriving in March 24.

 Gus is a young hound mix from Virginia.  He's barely a year old and was left tied to a tree when his family moved away.  A neighbor took him in and got him to one of our rescue partners.  Gus weighs about 50 lbs, he's friendly and likes to meet new people.
Gus has just been to the vet for neutering and vaccines, and treatment of a small sore on his leg which is healing nicely.  He'll arrive in Massachusetts March 24.


                                             Tabasco - Adoption Pending
Tabasco is a sweet, loving foxhound from Virginia, He's about 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs. Tabasco has had a rough time with a couple of placements that have not worked out well.  He has some behaviors which will need to be managed, especially during his transition to a new home.  He is a hound-lover's hound, a working dog who needs structure and consistency and someone who respects his energy level, intelligence and sensitivity.  He's had some obedience training - he's smart and learns quickly; he did well with introduction to an agility course and some puzzle games. Tabasco would do best with a male owner, a home with a fenced yard, and another dog in residence.  Like most hounds, Tabasco loves his outside time and walks, so an active owner would be best.  He is housebroken, is crate-trained, and walks well on a leash using a harness.  He's a beautiful dog with a good heart and at this point we are desperately trying to help him find his way.  FOSTER OR ADOPTER NEEDED. Tabasco has arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits.

Lilly is a treeing walker coonhound from Maine. A Maine forest ranger found her in August, pregnant and abandoned on a rural road, she had apparently been dumped there along with her partner Lou. Lilly has had her puppies and has been fostering in New Hampshire. She's housebroken, crate-trained, and has done well with the family's 4 children and other dogs. Lilly is affectionate and attentive towards people once she knows them. Like all hounds, she enjoys her time outside, sniffing and tracking - but also enjoys a cozy place to sleep and hanging out with her people. Lilly is ready for visits - we will place her alone or with another dog in the home.

Lou is a handsome Treeing Walker Coonhound, about 2 - 3 yrs old and weighing 62 lbs.  He was found abandoned in rural Maine in August.  He will quickly become your best buddy once he knows you and receives some petting and treats.   In several months at his foster home, he did very well with housebreaking, crate-training, and was fine with the children there.  Lou lacks confidence in new situations and startles easily, but he recovers quite quickly.   He'll need someone to help build his confidence with structure and positive-based obedience training. We would like to place Lou in a home with another dog, preferably a well-adjusted, confident female hound.  He likes his outdoor time and play every day in a fenced yard with another dog would be an excellent energy release and will help with his progress.  He has great potential and will make someone an affectionate and loving companion.  Lou has worked with a trainer and we are offering several sessions  with the trainer to help Lou get started on the right paw in his new home. Lou is available for visits in southern NH.

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.

This is Molly. She is a 4 year old, 55 lb Aussie Cattle/ Hound Mix and needs a home that can work with her needs.  She is a beautiful good dog with some behavior issues that can be managed.
Molly is currently living with a growing family with a toddler and another dog and the family is not able to meet her needs. She was adopted as a stray at 6 months old in LA. She has always done well with the now 3 year old child in the house, and walks away when she is bothered. Molly is housebroken, crate-trained, she can sit, stay, come when called, crawl and loves training and obedience exercises. She loves curling up at her owners feet and also spends a lot of time curled up on her bed. She has developed some guarding behaviors that her new family will need to address - rushing the front door and barking loudly when unanticipated visitors come to our house.   Molly loves the outdoors. She is trained on the invisible fence and is happiest running, playing, sniffing, jumping and exploring. She has a strong prey drive and will chase deer if given the opportunity. She is anxious around male strangers and if surprised in the woods, she will rush them. Given these behaviors, she is best walked on leash, where she does  well if she is given proper leadership.  She loves to play and roughhouse in a friendly way with other dogs and play with her sister dog. She is well-mannered and playful, she really enjoys any sort of training scenario. The ideal home for Molly would have another dog in residence and strong human leadership.  She is 100% loyal to her family, a quick-learner who loves having a job to do.  Molly responds well to cues and commands and will be easily trained by someone who has time to work with her.  If interested, respond to

Dolly is an approximately 4 year old treeing walker coonhound who currently weighs 45 pounds. This sweet girl was found roaming around someone's property in the woods of Tennessee. She was found emaciated and had signs of neglect. She had pressure ulcer wounds on her posterior hips and it looked as if she had been bred several times. Dolly is gaining weight nicely and now has lots of energy. Despite her past, Dolly is the ultimate love bug. She's super sweet and loves to please her humans. There's nothing more she loves than to be by your side. If you pet her once, expect her to fall in love with you! Dolly is an all around good dog. She loves squeaky toys and loves to play.  Dolly especially loves the outdoors and is always wagging her tail when it's time to go outside. She has done great with meeting strangers and other dogs. Dolly would fit in very nicely in a home with another dog. She is crate trained, and learning her basic commands. She is in the process of house training. Dolly is learning quickly, and with patience and training, she would make a great companion! Dolly is available from Great Dog Rescue of New England.  Visit their website at

                                                                           Queen  Anne
 Meet Queen Anne! This 4 year old beauty is coming from Mississippi to Maine in late January!
This stunner of a girl is house, crate and leash trained. She also enjoys a ride in the royal coach. She originally came from a shelter in Mississippi, where she was scheduled to be euthanized. Thankfully, our southern rescue partner saved her!
She finds the playful young “in your face” pups annoying and would prefer to share her home with another well mannered pup of adult age. We’re not sure if she cares for those of the feline persuasion. 
Anne’s beauty is surpassed only by her exceptional ability to, as we southerners say, “jump a deer”. So please, no off leash jaunts for her majesty or you’ll probably have to call out search & rescue to find her! A physically fenced in yard is recommended. Please consider this beautiful hound today!
Queen Anne is available for adoption through Almost Home Rescue of Maine. We do require vet references and a home visit for adoption approval. Before sending an inquiry, please read 
All Adoption applications are completed on line at

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

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