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.


Trooper came to us from Virginia with his buddy Sam.  Trooper is 1.5 yrs old and about 25 lbs.  He likes to be petted, he's good with other dogs.  He would appreciate having another dog in the home for companionship.  Trooper is doing well in his foster home, almost housebroken, enjoys hanging with the family, including preteen kids.  Trooper has arrived and is ready for visits

 Dani is a sweet little beagle girl from Virginia.  She's 1 - 2 yrs old and weighs about 20 lbs.  Dani can be a little shy at first but it doesn't take long for her little tail to start wagging.  She's well-behaved and gets along with other dogs.  Dani will arrive March 25.

Toby is a cute little beagle mix, about 2 years old and 25 lbs. Toby is a sweet little guy, gaining confidence, but still can be a little wary in some situations.  He's loving and happy with those he knows, he may take a few minutes to warm up to strangers in the home.  Toby has come a long way in gaining confidence.  He would benefit from a home with a happy, confident canine companion and a family that is home often.  He loves to play with other dogs, so a playful young dog as a companion would be a plus.  Toby does well walking on a leash, especially if out with another dog.  He's working on his crate-training.   Toby would do best in a country home - he is less comfortable living in and being walked around urban areas.  Toby has a scar on his back, possibly from a burn or injury.    He's a great companion in his foster home and will be a a loving pet. Toby has arrived and is ready for visits, fostering north of Boston.

                                                      Pedro  -  Adopted
Pedro is a petite beagle boy, 2 yrs old and 21 - 22 lbs.  He's lovable, playful, good with other dogs.  He loves to play with his toys, will roll over for belly rubs.  He's sweet and gentle. Pedro would love a home with another dog for companionship.  He has arrived ad is ready for visits in the Boston area.


Opie is a  riendly, playful beagle foxhound mix.  He loves to meet new people and is good with other dogs too. Opie is gentle, he's pretty low-maintenance and does well with a few moderate walks.  He seems to like watching TV ( actually watches!), and enjoys just hanging out as a nice companion.   Opie is 3 - 4 yrs old and weighs about 40 lbs.  He's fostering in the Boston area and ready for visits.


 Mollie is a sweet, gentle girl.  She's a little tentative in new situations, but with some TLC and patience, she'll come out of her shell and within a short time, she'll gently put her paws up on you to let you now she wants some petting.  Mollie is doing well at learning to walk on a leash. She's fine with other dogs, not barky or destructive; has also been fine with cats.  She's 5 -6 yrs old and weighs about 40 lbs. Mollie has arrived and is in the Boston area ready for visits. 


  Bernie is a handsome black and tan coonhound from Tennessee.  He's affectionate, playful, good with other dogs.  He's crate-trained and getting better at walking on leash.  Bernie is 3 - 4 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.  Available for transport March 25th.

 Sawyer is a hound mix from Virginia. These are his 'mug shots' when he first arrived at the shelter, more photos coming.  Sawyer is a friendly, happy hound boy. He's smart, playful, food motivated and will make a good companion.  Sawyer is 3 - 4 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.  Arriving March 25.

 Donut is a happy hound, about 3 yrs old and weighing about 50 lbs.  She's friendly and gets along well with other dogs, is engaging with new people.
Donut will arrive in late April.

Julie is a pretty coonhound from North Carolina.  She's 1 - 2 yrs old and weighs about 65 lbs.  Julie is a gentle girl, she walks nicely on a leash, and is not barky or destructive.  She almost housebroken and is crate trained.  She sleeps nicely in her crate at night. Julie would be fine as an only dog, or with male dogs.  She's not too fond of one of the female dogs at her foster home - but it could be just a problem with that particular dog.  Julie is friendly with new people, has never shown aggression, - she has a nice personality.  Arriving April 15th.


                                                                  Sally Mae
Sally Mae is a beautiful purebred bluetick coonhound from North Carolina with quite a story to tell.  She was found wandering with a bad infection causing swelling in her face and eye. She was brought to the county shelter where they immediately looked for a rescue to take her and sponsor vetting.  A visit to the vet revealed that Salle Mae has been shot and a bullet was lodged in her jaw.
She was taken to a veterinary specialty hospital where they cleaned her wound and started the healing and recovery process.  With the help of her wonderful fosters in Virginia, she has made a complete recovery.  She has a beautiful face and a personality to match.
Sally Mae enjoys attention and company.  She likes getting exercise in a fenced yard.  She will walk on a leash but has not had a lot of practice with that.  Sallly Mae doesn't like cold weather and will quickly do her business and come right back in - she'd rather be nesting in her bed and keeping warm ! She enjoys attention from her people and also likes the company of other dogs.
Sally Mae is about 3-4  yrs old and weighs about  50 lbs.  Arriving April 8th.


  Brock has the markings of a bluetick American English Coonhound, but he's on the small side for a male at about 44 lbs.  Brock is well-mannered, okay with cats, fine with other dogs.  He loves petting; he'll bury his head in your arm or over your shoulder and likes to be hugged. He's very engaging with new people.  Brock is getting accustomed to walking on a leash and is doing well.  He likes to sniff but doesn't pull much.  He would be a good family dog but would probably not like a home that is too chaotic.  Brock is about 2 yrs old. He has arrived and is ready for visits.

Bryson is a handsome bluetick coonhound from North Carolina.  He's laid back, gentle, walks well on a leash and is housebroken.  He'll be a good companion for everyone.   Bryson is about 5 yrs old and weighs 58 lbs.  He's fostering in the Boston area.


 Pancake is a young treeing walker coonhound from Virginia.  She's a year old and weighs about 40 - 45 lbs.  Panckake likes to meet new people, she's easy going, playful, happy and friendly, and is a good passenger in the car.  Pancake will be arriving Mar 15.


 Chestnut is a friendly, sweet young treeing walker coonhound from Virginia.  He's about 1.5 yrs old and weighs about 50 lbs.  Chestnut gets along well with other dogs, is happy to meet new people.  He's cratetrained and doing well with housebreaking.  Chestnut has a old injury to his front left leg which is still healing but he's getting around fine.  Chestnut can be like a big puppy at times, he'll benefit from some obedience training and has learned quickly during some first lessons.   Chestnut has arrived and is ready for visits in the Boston area.   Watch Chestnut's video here:


Rebel is a handsome, happy, energetic young coonhound, 1.5 yrs old and about 60 lbs. He's a local owner surrender and has already been through two homes in his short life. He's a good boy and has much to offer as a companion. He learns quickly and knows several commands, but needs further obedience training to improve his focus and patience. He needs good exercise everyday - a fenced yard and an energetic playmate, or an owner who is athletic and can involve Rebel in a daily workout or run. Some structure and routine will also be good for Rebel, as being rehomed again is unsettling to him. Rebel enjoys being with his people, snuggling on the couch, and he's always ready to meet someone new.  Rebel is available for visits in Massachusetts and Southern NH. 


Buford is a handsome young treeing walker coonhound mix from Virginia.  He's friendly with new people and gets along well with other dogs. Buford is active and playful and would love to have a canine companion and a fenced yard.  He's eager to please and will make good progress with obedience training.  He already knows 'sit', and will sit nicely to receive attention - he loves to have his neck and ears rubbed ! Buford is housebroken, cratetrained, and learning to walk nicely on a leash, he's a good passenger in the car. He'll be a great hound companion for a family or owner who can spend some time with him.  Buford is about 1.5 yrs old and weighs about 50 lbs He has arrived and is ready for visits -  fostering north of Boston.


 Clyde is a charming and smart dog who loves to run with his nose to the ground and play indoor scent games.  He's a playful, energetic hound who is thriving with consistency and training.  
Clyde is sensitive to touch and is la little guarded about the possibility of being treated roughly , which has apparently happened to him in the past.   Because of his size and sensitivity he would be best placed in a quiet adult home or a home with older children who are able to give him the exercise and space he needs while building trust.  Clyde is working with a trainer to gain confidence and obedience skills with positive training. 
With continued training and consistency, it is expected that Clyde will be a loving, loyal companion.
  He's good with other dogs and knows a few commands.   He would do well in a home with another dog or dogs, he needs exercise and room to run and play.  He moves like a classic goofy coonhound, elegantly prancing on his big floppy paws.   We are seeking an adopter who would be interested in participating in Clyde's training sessions and working with him to bond and gain his trust before finally becoming his owner.  This is an opportunity for someone who loves hounds to help a special hound in need. Clyde is 3 - 4 yrs old and is located north of Boston


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.


                                                       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.

Duke is a handsome young redtick coonhound who was surrendered to a good samaritan from an unfortunate situation in New England.  He's friendly and engaging with new people and very appreciative of the smallest comforts.  Duke is fully vetted, crate-trained, walks well on a leash, gets along with other dogs.  He's about a year old and should have an ideal weight of about 55 lbs.  Please contact us at and we'll put you in touch with the people caring for Duke.

 Life is so much better with a friend by your side. Jose is a 3 year old Hound boy who is anxiously awaiting the arrival of his new best friend! Hoping for a playmate to escape life’s boredom with. Someone who enjoys spending time outdoors. This boy is an avid walker who loves exploring local trails, hiking to the top of a mountain, running on the beach with the sand between his paws or just taking a stroll around the neighborhood after dinner. Running around in the backyard, breathing in the fresh air makes him feel alive.

Jose is the type of pup who wears his heart on his paw. Very sweet, affectionate and gentle as can be. The expression on his face will capture your attention. His big brown beaming eyes, that adorable smile, those floppy ears, that cute little nose and that wiggly butt of his are hard to ignore. A comedian at heart he will surely steal the show with his goofy antics. He is your faithful shadow, your loyal pal, the one who is devoted to you without a doubt. Once the night has settled and the stars appear it’s time to relax nuzzled up by your side.

Social with other pups Jose would love to have a friend to grow up with and a nice fenced in yard to play in. Cats are simply too much temptation for this boy so a home without them is a must. Having a kid around to spend time with might be nice. Jose wants nothing more than to be a part of a loving family. Closing his eyes and hoping they come along soon. Oh what a wonderful life it will be! Jose is currently spending time with a remarkable foster families enjoying all the comforts of home.  Jose is available through the Manchester NH Animal Shelter.

Blue is a very handsome, fun and loving 4.5 yr.old male hound mix that weighs about 75 lbs. He's a very friendly, outgoing, happy, loyal and sweet. He likes to play with all kinds of dogs as you can see him playing in the video, but doesn't get along well with cats. Some of his favorite things to do are: walks/hikes, camping, car rides, and playing with toys (loves Kong's). He LOVES to hang out with his people!
Blue's ideal home would be a home with a little less commotion with older teens/adult home since little kids keep him on alert and he's very protective of them. He's got a laid back personality all in all. He's trained in all his basic commands (sit, stay, down, leave it, off, etc) and is fully trained on a perimeter wireless fence as well! A yard to run/hang out in is a must! He's super smart and a fast learner, especially is you have a treat (he's VERY food motivated). In his foster figured out how to open the doggie doors using the latch! He is already crate-trained and house-trained.    Available from Almost Home Rescue in Maine. Contact:  Karen 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

Senior Hounds




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