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.

Milo is a friendly senior Beagle. He is estimated to be about 7 - 8 years old. He's pretty laid back and not too barky. Milo is looking for a loving family and soft bed to enjoy his senior years.

Grover is a sweet tricolor beagle from VA. He is estimated to be 7+ years old. He will be here at the beginning of September. More information should be coming soon.

                                                May - Adopted
May is a sweet, timid tricolor Beagle. She is about 2-3 years old and weighs about 25 - 30 lbs. May is shy, but curious and seems to like other dogs. She hasn't had much human contact so she would benefit from some lap time to help her get comfortable. Another dog in the home would also help her adjust.  She is due to arrive Monday August 13.

Grover is a sweet tricolor beagle from VA. He is estimated to be 7+ years old. He will be here at the beginning of September. More information should be coming soon.

Fred is a 3 year old tricolor Beagle from VA. He's a friendly dog who's pretty laid back and not too barky. He's due to arrive at the beginning of September.


Bailey is a friendly, well mannered Beagle mix. He is 4 years old, weighs about 46 lbs and is house trained. He gets along well with the other dogs and ignores the cats and bunny in his foster home. Bailey likes to be with his people. He most often can be found laying next to you or following you into another room. He's pretty quiet, but will join in on the barking if the others dogs start. He appears to have a little separation anxiety from being moved from place to place. That will probably lessen once he realizes he's finally found his forever home. Bailey barks a little when first left alone and tends to get into trouble so should be crated when left alone. He is pretty mellow. He's happy hanging out or sniffing around the yard. Bailey is great dog for someone who's looking for a companion, and although he gets along with other dogs, he would prefer to be an only dog.     Bailey has arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits. 


Jax is a friendly, mellow, easy going hound. He's estimated to be about 8 years old and weighs about 50 lbsHe is crate trained and house trained. Jax has had a tough life. He was found wandering in NC with three other dogs. A good samaritan noticed they had been hanging around for a few weeks and decided to take them in and get them the vet care they needed. The dogs had numbers painted on their sides. Jax was number 4 and was most likely part of a hunting pack. Unfortunately, many hunters cull their packs by letting the older dogs go.  He was found with two very bad ear infections due to lack of vet care. He's ears have been treated and he is feeling much better. He's slowed down as many seniors do. His tough life is starting to show, but you'd never know it by his sweet disposition. He is currently in a foster home with three other dogs, both large and small as well as a senior cat and is doing very well. Jax is looking for a loving home and a spot on the sofa where he can hang out with his people and enjoy his senior years.   He would benefit from some attention to his diet and more exercise.  Jax has arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits.

                                                  Patticake and Sissy
 Sissy and Patticake are bonded females. Sissy is about 4 yrs old, 35 lbs and is mostly tan/black. Patticake is 5-6 years old, 30 lbs and is mostly white/brown. They are part of the Granville neglect/cruelty case. They were very shy at first, but are starting to trust more and are becoming more comfortable.  These are sweet little dogs who are ready for a new life.  Ready for transport from Virginia.

 Dixie is a 3 yr old bluetick coonhound from Virginia, weighing about 50 lbs.  Dixie was apparently someone's 'house dog', and appears to have been well-cared for.  Her foster in Virginia says she's super sweet, she listens, and she very friendly and engaging with people.  Dixie will be arriving August 27th.

Baron is a super sweet boy from a shelter in rural Virginia. He was dropped off in one of the outside kennels, left alone and scared. He is skinny & needs a bath but is smiling through it all. He is not used to people but has come around to all of the shelter staff and rescue volunteers. He takes treats very politely and is figuring out this love thing is for him. To heck with hunting, he wants a chance to be a real dog, complete with warm meals, belly rubs, & a family to keep him safe forever. Baron has moved to our foster in Virginia where he's getting vetted and ready for transport in late August.  He's 2 - 3 yrs old and should have an ideal weight of 45 - 50 lbs.

 Charlie is a young treeing walker coonhound from Virginia. He's goofy, active and playful - he's engaging with new people he meets and always ready for some treats and petting. Charlie is at a good age to begin obedience training and seems willing to learn. He walks well on a leash with a harness. He'll be a great companion for someone who loves hounds. Charlie is 1.5 - 2 yrs old and weighs about 55 lbs. Charlie has arrived and is ready for visits.


 Jade is a friendly 1-2 yr old tricolor Coonhound. She weighs about 45 lbs. She is quiet and not a big barker. She's been a little timid in her current environment so she may do best in a home without small children. Jade is house trained. She has arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits.  FOSTER NEEDED !

                             Dorothy                                           Sofia

 Dorothy and Sofia are  sweet Foxhounds from VA. They are  about 2 1/2 years old and weigh about 50 lbs. each.  Dorothy and Sofia are bonded and must be placed together.   Dorothy is a little more dependent on Sofia than vice versa.  They are both good with other dogs and not too vocal.  They are friendly and get very excited when they see people they know,  and love all the usual hound things - especially walkies and treats!   Dorothy and Sofia have arrived in Massachusetts and are ready for visits.  FOSTER NEEDED !

Daisy is a 16 month old, 50 lb redtick coonhound from Virginia.  She's confident and friendly and engages well with new people; also does well with the other dogs she's met.  Daisy is very smart and trainable.  She's already learned sit, down, stay, and off.  She likes puzzle toys and even played some fetch games, which is unusual for a hound. Daisy would do best in a dog-experienced home, she will be an easy companion for someone who can reinforce her training and who respects her intelligence and need for some structure.  She can be willful and  might be difficult for a first time dog owner or busy family who just wants  and easy, sit-on-the-couch dog.  Daisy is available in Massachusetts for visits.


uke is a happy, well-adjusted treeing walker coonhound, being returned to NECR  after a two year placement, due to changes in his adopters living situation.  Luke is 9 - 10 yrs old and weighs about 75 lbs.  Luke is quiet, affectionate, gentle & well mannered. He's highly sociable and like to meet new people. His owners say that he is the perfect family dog; he loves everyone and is glutton for affection.  Luke also gets along with all animals – they have 2 older cats & 1 older small dog.  He is house-broken, walks well on leash, and travels well, loves car rides.  He's in great health and up to date with vetting.  He's a hound - so while a good listener, his nose prevails.  Luke loved hanging out in the fenced yard in his owner's previous home, but living in a condo with no one home much of the time is not the best situation for him. His ideal home would have a fenced yard and someone home part of the time, or another dog for companionship.  Luke is located in western MA and is ready for visits.


 Huck has a wonderful personality. He is sweet and playful, great with other dogs and great with kids. He is about 3-5 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs. He is very laid back and gets comfortable very quickly. Huck is very calm and loves to be near people. Although not very active, he will play when the opportunity arises. Huck is doing well in the crate as well as house training. He is still learning to walk well on the leash, but is getting better every time. Huck knows his name and responds well to the "come" command. He listens to your tone and can tell when he's doing something you don't want him to. Huck is learning how to live in a home. He has conquered stairs, but tried to climb into the TV the first time he saw one turned on. He spent some time figuring out that the people and animals were not real. He has a strong scent drive so a fenced in yard is preferred. Huck will do well as an only dog or part of a pack.  Huck is in a foster home north of Boston and is ready for visits.


Rymer is a handsome red and white hound from Virginia.  He's about 2 yrs old and weighs about 65 lbs.  He won the hearts of the rescue volunteers at the county shelter with his sweet and engaging personality.  He's a happy hound, always ready to meet new people and play with other dogs. He's learning to walk nicely on a leash with a harness. He has some prey drive so probably not the best with cats, but it could depend on the cat.  Rymer has arrived and is ready for visits.

 Rebel is a friendly 2 yr old tricolor Foxhound who weighs about 40 lbs. He is well socialized and gets along well with other dogs. He is active and outgoing, but not too vocal. He was surrendered to a county shelter in VA for no specific reason. Rebel appears to be house trained. He is due to arrive in mid August.

 Sadie is an outgoing 2 yr old tricolor Foxhound. She weighs about 40 lbs. Sadie is a sweet girl who is well socialized and gets along well with other dogs. She is active and a bit vocal at times. She was surrendered to a county shelter in VA for no specific reason. She is due to arrive Monday, August 13.   FOSTER NEEDED !

Tippy is a hound mix from Tennessee.  He's a friendly hound mix, 3 - 4 yrs old and weighing about 50 lbs.  Tippy is ready for transport  from Virginia.

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.

 He is a 4 year old 100lbs Redbone Coonhound. I have had Jasper since he was 7 weeks old.

HEALTH: Jasper was neutered as a pup and has all records of all routine vaccinations, along with any other vet information. I am a bit of a hypochondriac when it comes to my animals so he has been to the vet a bunch of times for no good reason but peace of mind. Jasper does not like his nails clipped and is something I have to have assistance with. Jasper is really good about getting in the tub for a bath, however yard baths are a disaster.

Training: Jasper has been house broken since a pup. I have been grateful he has had no issues in this department. Jasper grew up having full access to the house at all times. There's no issues with the trashcan or missing shoes. Jasper is a hound so most commands fall on floppy ears. He can sit and come (when he's ready). That's about it. Most anything else I always got the stand and stare.

DAILY ACTIVITIES: Jasper is excercised daily. Rain/snow/cold/hot. When we walk around town I use a pinch collar. He is very good on a leash however his nose leads in a zig-zag pattern and is never straight. His true passion is running free in the woods. There is a state park close by with a big patch of woods and walking trails. I walk the trails and he makes his own. He has the hunter instinct but no training and no idea what he's doing. I use a shock collar when in the woods. He is responsive to the tone. Sometimes he gets on the trail and there's no amount of yelling that will break him.

TEMPERAMENT: Jasper is a hound so he's very stubborn and independent. Jasper has an issue with small children. This is the reason for the rehome. We have children in our close family and his actions make us nervous. He will snap and growl at them. We fear something will happen. We have consulted our vet and a rehome seems our best option. Jasper loves people and loves to smother  people with his tongue. He is fearful of fireworks, and gun shots.  He will find a spot and hide and shake if the noise is close. Thunder too.

Jasper is a great dog and very loyal. He loves to be outside in all types of weather. He also likes to sleep on the couch or on a bed. He has his own double bed he claims at night. He does like to follow you around the house. His favorite room in the house is the kitchen, waiting for a crumb to fall.

Jasper's ideal home would be with a couple or single person who enjoys being outside. He is not to be trusted around small children. He is a great companion for any dog owner. He has his issues like most dogs. But he deserves a family that loves him and will accept him for his faults.  Jasper is located in upstate NY .  Contact

Duncan is a happy but mellow hound. He is content to lie on his bed and he is QUIET. Do not let everyone convince that all hounds do is Bay…not true. They make wonderful family members as they are patient and kind hearted. A fenced in yard is preferred for hounds but leash walks are also great. He is about 45 lbs. He is ready for his new home.  Duncan is available from A Canine Gem in Williston VT.

 How many dogs do you know who could successfully live in a sedan with two other large dogs, two small dogs, and a cat and remain sweet? Winnie is that dog! Despite all she's been through, she's a loving girl who is happiest when she's by your side. She has fun going on long walks and if you tell her you're going out in the car, she'll happily leap right in to join you. She'll do best in a home with someone who's around a lot. She also likes other dogs but is understandably protective of her own food after all she's been through so she'll do best in a home as the solo dog in a home with teens or adults.   Winnie has been waiting for a real home to call her own for many months - it's time for her to be adopted!  Contact BayPath Humane Society in Hopkington MA
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.

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

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