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.

Greta is sweet, senior Beagle from TN. She is about 8-10 years old and weighs about 33 lbs. Greta is a happy dog. She enjoys going on walks and walks well on a leash.  She is good with cats and plays well with other dogs. Greta LOVES toys and can most often be seen carrying one around or making a pile of them! She is friendly and playful, however, she would do best in a home without small children who don't respect her space. 
Greta recently had a bladder stone removed so needs to be on Royal Canin Urinary S/O food, which she loves, for maintenance. It is available by prescription from a veterinarian. Greta has arrived and is available for visits in the Boston area.

Luke is an adorable 30 lb, 3-4 year old beagle mix that was pulled from a high kill shelter in Virginia.  Luke needs a home with another confident dog and where there is someone home most of the day.  He is a nervous boy that will need a lot of patience as he continues to learn how to trust people and get comfortable in his new surroundings.  He should go to a home that is somewhat quiet and for that reason we are recommending that his new family should be comprised of teenagers and older.  Luke walks well on leash with a harness, is enjoying playing with toys and his foster dog brother, rides well in the car and is house trained.  He's also a quiet boy, but will bark to alert you that people are passing or coming to the house.  It may take Luke a while to warm up to his new family, but his fosters say that as he is coming out of his shell, he is a real sweetheart and very cuddly. Luke is currently being fostered in northern Maine.

                                                 Biscuit - Adopted
Biscuit is an owner surrender from Virginia. She's about 6 years old. She's very sweet and friendly. She's great with kids, cats and other dogs. Biscuit is pretty mellow, but does like to play. She is due to arrive in MA 1/5/19

                                                   Kirby - Adopted !
 Kirby is a friendly little hound/beagle mix.  He's housebroken, tolerates a crate well and walks nicely on a leash.  Kirby has medium level activity. He's not hyper, but he is a hound and the nose is always going with tail wagging as he investigates his surroundings. Kirby is a good weight now, but is very food driven. He can use some obedience training and structure in his life.  Kirby is 2 - 4 yrs old and weighs 35 lbs.  He's available for visits in the Boston area.

                                               Ziggy - Adopted !
  Ziggy is an active and playful tricolor beagle. He is about 7 years old. Ziggy loves attention. He is very affectionate and comes running when called. Ziggy seems to be house trained. He walks well on a leash and loves car rides!       

                                              Ranger Rick - Adoption Pending
Ranger Rick is a spunky little Beagle from VA.  He is about 3 yrs old and 23 lbs. Rick is fun, playful and affectionate. He enjoys being outside and playing fetch and he loves toys! He’s totally housebroken and sleeps wonderfully in his crate. He prefers to be an only dog as he can get a little grouchy with other dogs. Ranger Rick is being fostered in the Boston area and is ready for visits.

                                              Prince - Adoption pending
Prince is an owner surrender from Virginia. He is 1 1/2 years old. He is sweet, but is shy towards new people, He gets along well with other dogs and liked to play with his doggie sibling.  Prince is a good family dog and would be fine with kids, although he would prefer a fairly quiet household. Prince seems to be doing fine with the cat in his foster home and he does not seem to bark much. Prince is due to arrive in mid January.

Becky is a sweet 2 - 4yo tricolor hound girl.  She's good with other dogs and likes people.  She's been in living in a home the past few months and is housebroken and tolerates a crate. She is a typical hound and will chase cats and critters if given the chance. Becky has a loving disposition and will make a great hound companion.

 Bandit is a handsome bluetick coonhound from southwest Virginia.  He's 3-4 yrs old and weighs about 52 lbs.  Bandit has a goofy, sweet, personality; he's good around other dogs, and he likes to meet new people.  Bandit will arrive in Massachusetts Jan 19th.

                                                    Dawson - Adoption Pending
Dawson is a hound mix from Virginia.  He's about 4 yrs old and weighs about 55 lbs.  Dawson did well with the cats in his Virginia foster home.  He's a friendly dog who does well with other dogs too.  Arriving in January.

Jed is a lovable big hound from Virginia.  He weighs about 64 lbs and is about 5 yrs old.  Jed will be a great companion for people and other dogs. He has a nice personality and is easy-going. Arriving in January.

 Holly is a sweet little hound girl, about 2 yrs old and weighing 40 - 45 bs.  She's a little hesitant with new people but she likes attention once she knows you.  She doesn't bark much and has good potty habits, going to her outside kennel.  She loves her blankies and likes to steal one from the kennel next door too. Holly will arrive in late January.

Fox is a friendly coonhound from Virginia. He loves people and enjoys attention. He has a very nice demeanor and is fairly quiet.  Fox will arrive in Massachusetts on Jan 21st.

Bubbles is an adorable hound from Virginia. He's 5-6 years old and weighs about 50 lbs. He's on the shorter side and is a little chubby. Bubbles is great with kids and other dogs. He's  a generally nice, well mannered, quiet dog and is very affectionate. Bubbles will make a wonderful family dog. He does, however, bark quite a bit at the chickens and wildlife he can see from his kennel. He may not do well with cats and small animals. Bubbles will arrive in Massachusetts January 21st.

 Daisy is a sweet young hound, less than a year old. She'll have an adult weight of about 45 lbs.  Daisy has an abnormality with one of her knees, but she gets around fine. Daisy has a wonderful, loving personality.  She was instantly at home in her foster home where there is a young boy and two other hounds.  She's a real snugglebug and loves to play with other dogs.
  She'd be a good family dog.  
Daisy has seen an orthopedic specialist at Angell memorial Hospital in Boston and it seems that her femur had a growth plate fracture a while ago which did not heal correctly.  Surgery is recommended to correct this and straighten her femur and knee.  Surgery will be covered by NECR.  We are seeking an adoptive family that can take her home and get to know her some - and then we'll have the surgery done.   Daisy has arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits.

 Timmy is a redtick coonhound from West Virginia.  He has a sweet and friendly personality. Timmy was in foster care with a family for a while and he did well with their 2 yr old toddler and behaved well in the house.  He does well with other dogs too.   A change in their situation meant that Timmy was sadly returned to the shelter and put on the overcrowded adoption floor again.   He's made the move to our foster home in Virginia and will be arriving in Massachusettts Jan 19th.  Timmy is about 3 and weighs about 50 lbs.

                              Molly                                              Lucky - Adoption Pending
Molly and Lucky are two young foxhounds from Virginia.  They were living in poor conditions on a property known for collecting dumped hunting dogs.  Both are sweet and friendly dogs who welcome petting and attention. They are in good shape except for a few superficial wounds and scrapes that have been treated.    Molly is about 2 yrs old; Lucky is about 1.5 yrs old. Their ideal weights would be about 45 lbs.  We are placing them separately.  They will arrive in late January.  To see videos of each prepared by the local rescue that brought attention to their plight - visit the following facebook posts:


                                                             Norma Jean
Norma Jean is a pretty young bluetick girl; she's petite and calm and affectionate once she knows you. She loves attention from her human and enjoys being close and having a good snuggle. At her foster home in southern NH, she loves playing with the other dogs, especially the resident puppy.  She konks out after some exercise and will take a good nap.  Norma Jean has learned to use the doggie door and is housebroken.  She's about 3 yrs old and weighs 40 - 45 lbs.  Norma Jean has arrived and is ready for visits.

Colby is a handsome hound boy in search of a new home. He was adopted three years ago at the age of about 2 yrs old, but changes in the family's living situation have made it difficult for them to keep Colby and they feel he'd do better in a home with a fenced yard, more outside time and more attention from his owners. Colby is housebroken, he likes his walks and does well on a leash. He has not been destructive or barky in the home and he's been good around their toddler. Colby is available for visits north of Boston.

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.


Tawny is a redtick coonhound from Virginia. She and Blue Ivy came from the same home, and we would ideally like to place them as a pair.  Tawny is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 40 lbs.  She's outgoing,  active, sweet and friendly and looks like she's been well cared for. Tawny has arrived and is ready for visits.

                                                         Blue Ivy
Blue Ivy is a beautiful bluetick from Virginia.  She and Tawny came from the same home in Virginia and we would ideally like to place them as a pair.  Ivy walks well on a leash, likes to meet new people, and gets along well with other dogs.  She is crate-trained and still working on housebreaking.  A fenced yard will be a big plus, and she would like to have another hound companion as she came from a multi-hound home with Tawney.    Ivy will benefit from some obedience training.  She probably has not lived in a house before and finds everything very interesting - the trash, chew toys, and any food she can reach.  Her long elegant legs make her a champion counter-surfer so care will need to be taken in positioning and storing food.  Ivy is a hound-lover's hound and her stunning good looks and houndy behavior will be most appreciated by those who are experienced with - and love the breed.  Ivy has arrived and is ready for visits.

                                                  Baron - Adopted !
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 was skinny & needed a bath but smiled through it all and won the hearts of the shelter staff.  He takes treats very politely and is great around new people and other dogs.  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 arrived in Massachusetts and is fostering in Southern NH where he gets along great with his two female coonhound companions.  He's 2 - 3 yrs old and weighs about  50 lbs.

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.

 Tabasco,now renamed 'Baxter' is a sweet, loving foxhound from Virginia, He's about 2-3 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs. He's the type of dog that will melt your heart - a little unsure and tentative in new situations, but he loves attention loves to lean into you for some petting. Like most hounds, Baxter loves his outside time and walks, so an active owner would be best. He is housebroken, crate-trained, and walks well on a leash using a harness. Baxter has had obedience training and continued obedience work and structure will help him to feel secure in his new home. A home with an experienced dog owner and another dog in residence would be a help as well. He can be a little anxious and we expect that the change from his foster home to an adoptive home will require some structure and attention to keeping his routines in place.  Our trainer is available to help with this transition.  Baxter is available for visits in central Massachusetts.

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.

                                                Bailey and Simba
  Bailey and Simba are two 5 yr old beagle siblings. They are being rehomed due to the poor heath of their owner. They can be placed together or seperately. If you've ever thought 
  " I love beagles - I need one in my life!" Now is your chance! Fully vetted, housebroken, sweet and gentle. Bailey does however sing the song of her people for short times when alone; condo and apartment people be aware- neighbors sometimes do not care for her singing. Bailey is looking for a fenced in yard to call her own, with squirrels to chase and a soft bed to sleep on at night. She is being fostered in Worcester. Her brother Simba ( who is identical) is being fostered in Salisbury. If you're interested in meeting either of these gorgeous dogs please apply here:

Piper is a red tick coonhound.  She is great with people, dogs, kids, and other animals.  She has even lived with cats and rabbits!  She is house trained, crate trained and walks nicely on a leash.  Piper likes to go for hikes, but is also happy being a couch potato! She is very well behaved and sweet - loves attention and affection.  She is very healthy, spayed and is up to date on all of her shots.  Piper would be happy with an active family/owner, or just someone who could love her and give her attention. Piper is about 5 yrs old and weighs 50 - 55 lbs. Her owner is in a hospice situation and she needs a new home asap. Piper is located north of NYC    If interested please contact


Jasper is a 4 year old Red Bone Coonhound. He weighs 100 pounds with the self-image of a Chihuahua. His favorite thing to do when we get home is he enthusiastically brings us a toy and looks for attention. Jasper is a very happy guy who enjoys being outside and exercised (in all types of weather). He handles walks on a leash well but prefers to run free in the woods. Jasper is all coonhound and thrives with his noes to the ground and tail wagging. He is also very food motivated. He has relatively high energy but given a good walk or a run, will put him on the couch for hours.

Jasper has full roam of our house. He sleeps on the couch while we sit in the living room. There are occasions where we will share a couch. Jasper is not one for chewing and will not attempt to sniff around the trash can. However if there is a crumb hidden anywhere in the house he will find it. During the night he likes to sleep on the bed in our spare room or in the summer he is found on our bedroom floor in the air conditioning. Sometimes he may lay on the bed with us but because he is a big guy he doesn’t get comfy and leaves. He is an active sleeper and has some adorable dreams. Full with muffled barks, paw twitching and tail wagging.

During some of our outings where he runs through the forest he requires a bath. He likes the water and is often in every lake or puddle he can find. He isn’t one for swimming but he will go in the water to his belly. Because of our frequent outings Jaspers baths have become routine and relatively simple. The only grooming issue we face is nail clipping. He is not a fan of his feet being touched outside the bath tub and even in the tub its more out of reluctance rather than enjoyment.  

Jasper has some anxiety issues with loud noises. Thunderstorms and fireworks are not his favorite. We have made a space for him behind our couch he hides behind during these times. If things get to bad for him he will seek refuge in our bedroom with his head buried under our bed (he can’t fit his whole body under).  He also does not know how to take small children and will attempt to stay away from them. We separate him now just in case. Jasper can be very skittish in new surrounding and with new people. He isn’t one to run up to strangers and lick or tackle them. He usually prefers to keep his distance until he wants to meet them. However if he knows them he will greet them with tongue out ready for kisses.

Jaspers ideal home would be somewhere with a nice yard for him to run around in or just hangout in. He loves being outside in the rain, snow, cold or heat. He is a dog for someone who is active and is willing to take the time to exercise him. I promise he will be the laziest dog ever after a good walk. Jasper is a great dog and although has some minor issues he deserves a loving home with people who understand him and will give him what he needs.  Contact

Titan is a 3 yr old bluetick/walker mix in New Jersey.  He's 3 yrs old and knows some obedience commands. Titan is a friendly, happy hound, but he needs some structure and training. 

                Whitey                                                                          Ring
                                                                     Whitey and Ring
Retired UKC Champion Treeing Walker Coonhounds from Connecticut Need Homes.  We're trying to pass the word about 2 TWC hounds needing to be rehomed in CT.  Their owner must rehome them due to retirement and health issues.  There are females 2 and 9 yrs old.  Both are spayed. The older dog has several UKC champion titles, the younger female has not competed or seen much time hunting.  Both would make a good transition to pets, as well as enjoying outside time and time tracking in the woods. They've lived inside and outside, so have not been strictly outside dogs.  They can be placed seperately  If interested, please call  203-240-1485/ 203-942-4831

                                                      Benny and Joon
Benny & Joon were found as strays, believed to be left behind by hunters, we have no idea if they are related or not. They seem to really like each other and Benny is very attached to Joon so we would really love to place them together if possible but we realize this is a lot to ask of someone so if that doesn't happen then we will separate them but place them in homes which have another dog, because they are used to being with other dogs we think they would do best with company. They are both sweet dogs, very friendly, happy and pleasant. 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

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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