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.

                                                      Flynn  - Adoption Pending
  Flynn was found as a stray in rural West Virginia, but was never claimed. He is about 3 years old and weighs 27 lbs. Flynn is very friendly and good with other dogs. He enjoys attention and meeting new people. Flynn will arrive in Massachusetts on August 19th and will be ready for visits. 

                                                      Amelia - Adoption Pending
Amelia is a beautiful  3 yo tricolor beagle from Virginia. She is sweet and a bit comical. She absolutely loves other dogs. She loves to play and will often bring toys to her foster siblings to try to convince them to play. Amelia needs a home with either another young dog or young kids to play with. She can be a bit shy with new people, but doesn't take long to warm up. She has a thing for shoes and likes to steal them!
Amelia has a deformed front paw due to a birth defect. She is not in any discomfort nor does it affect her mobility. She goes up and down stairs, jumps on and off furniture and runs around the yard just fine. Amelia is expected to arrive in Massachusetts by the end of August.

Oliver is a very sweet hound/beagle mix from West Virginia. He is friendly, playful and well behaved.  He likes being with his people and tends to stick close to them. Cuddling and laying on the couch with his family are among his favorite things to do. He rides great in the car and walks well on his harness. He loves walks, being outdoors and being cuddled.   Oliver gets along well with other dogs, but chases cats so a home without cats is a must. 
Oliver is deaf and has some separation anxiety, however, he does well being alone with another young dog. Oliver is house broken and prefers not to be in a crate.
Due to his deafness, Oliver startles easily. Although he loves children, he would do best in a quiet, all adult home with another dog.  He is about a year and a half and weighs about 43 lbs.

 Joey is as sweet as can be. He is about a year old and weighs about 34 lbs. He can be a real goofball at times. He enjoys attention and is always willing to join the fray when lovin' is being given. He loves to play with people and with toys. He's pretty quiet unless one of his foster siblings starts barking, Then he's happy to join in! He is great in the house and does ok in the crate.  He is good with cats and dogs. 
Joey is still nervous outside with all the sights and sounds, but is very interested in other dogs. He needs an adopter who can help him build confidence and  get better at socializing. He's a great snuggler and sleeps in bed with his foster mom. Joey is being fostered in Maine and is available for visits.

                                                   Kali  - Adoption pending
 Kali was part of 12 beagle/beagle mixes that were dumped over a county line in Virginia. They were taken to the shelter which is high kill. Volunteers worked very hard to get them all rescue commitments before their time was up. Kali is about 8-9 months old and weighs about 16 lbs. Kali is sweet and friendly and thrives on attention. She gets along well with other dogs and should do fine with children. Kali will arrive August 19th.

                                                    Dublin Adoption Pending
Dublin is a sweet, loving, three year old, 35 lb beagle. He is extremely friendly and affectionate and enjoys being petted.  He loves giving kisses and will smother you with them! He enjoys being outside. He doesn't dig or try to get out. He is strong and pulls on the leash so needs a harness and some training. He knows how to sit and you can see that he wants to please. 
He is very good in his crate. He ignores the cats in his foster home. Dublin is well mannered when taking a treat and is pretty quiet. However, he has learned to guard things that he 'steals'.  He has no issue with sharing his dog toys or his food. He only guards items that are not his for the taking. What most would consider people things. Dublin has worked with a trainer and we have a system in place to correct this behavior.  We are looking for an adult only home with an experienced dog owner who has the time and patience to work with him. His training needs to be reinforced so that he can be successful. He really wants to be a good boy and consistency will give him the confidence and security he needs to thrive. 

Roscoe is a cute little hound/beagle mix pup. He's about 4 mos old and weighs 15 lbs.  He should have an adult weight of about 40 lbs.  Roscoe likes attention from people - he's sweet and friendly and lovable.
Arriving in Massachusetts in late August.

Honey is an 8 month old red and white coonhound pup from Virginia. She's playful, loves to meet new people, sweet and friendly. Arriving in late August. Her Virginia foster says she's much cuter in person.
Honey will have an adult weight of aboutu 45 lbs.

Banjo and Fiddle are a pair of one yr old coonhounds who showed up stray on someone's property in southwest Virginia.  They are friendly, good with other dogs, and happy to meet new people. Banjo weighs about 65 lbs.

Banjo and Fiddle are a pair of one yr old coonhounds who showed up stray on someone's property in southwest Virginia.  They are friendly, good with other dogs, and happy to meet new people. Fiddle weighs about 40 lbs.


                                                               Charlie - Adopted


  Al, Charlie and Bet are littermates from North Carolina, who were turned in to the county shelter along with their Mom and 3 other littermates.  They are 1.5 yrs old,  friendly, healthy dogs who have sweet personalities and enjoy attention.  All will benefit from some obedience training and structure.  Preference will be given to adopters with other dogs in the home as these hounds have always had the company of other dogs.   We will be placing these dogs separately.
Al weighs about 59 lbs; he's playful and sweet and would be best around older kids as he tends to jump up when wanting attention.  
Charlie is the most laid back and gentle. He loves attention, loves his toys and would probably be fine around kids.  
Bet is the most outgoing - she loves attention and playing with other dogs.  She would also be best with older kids because of her tendency to jump up.
Al, Charlie and Bet are arriving in Massachusetts and will be ready for visits August 10th.

Jemma is a cute little hound, about a year old and weighing about 40 lbs.  Jemma is friendly and playful, she has a sweet personality and is good with other dogs.  Jemma will be arriving August 19th.

 Fancy is a pretty bluetick coonhound mix from Virginia.  She's about a year old and weighs about 45 lbs.  Fancy has a very sweet personality and bonds quickly to new people.  She's fostering in a home with two other coonhounds and enjoys their company.  Fancy can be a little timid at times and she seeks out the company of her humans and other dogs.  We would like to place her in a home with another dog for companionship. It's possible that Fancy does not hear well - we are not quite sure about that.  Fancy is ready for visits west of Boston.

                                                    June - Adoption Pending

                                                  Lady - Adoption Pending
June and Lady are two black and tan coonhounds from Vermont.  Lady is about 3 yrs old; June is about 1 yr old.  Lady is June's Mom.  These two were living in a difficult situation, tied up and not getting a lot of care. Their owners lost their home and surrendered the dogs to a local rescuer in Vermont.  Lady and June are friendly, fully vetted now, and doing well in their foster home.  We will be placing them separately or together.
 Lady is super social, good with dogs, cats, toddlers and older kids.  She's on a farm with cows and horses and  shows no interest in them. She does well on leash, and tolerates being kenneled well.  Lady will be ready for adoption August 6th.
 June still has a lot of puppyish energy.  She also loves people but is more 'nose-to-the-ground' when outside, so a little more 'houndy'.   She's good with other dogs and everyone she's met.  June will be ready to go to a new home on August 13th. Both dogs are currently available for visits in central Vermont.


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.

Copper is a handsome redbone coonhound who was purchased as a puppy and stayed with his first family for three years, although they really didn't have time for him. He needs good daily exercise, some obedience training, and some help with socialization with other dogs.  Copper is currently at a municipal animal control facility in RI.  He has great potential to be a good dog; he enjoys attention from people; likes his outdoor time and would do well with someone who has patience with providing structure and consistency.  Copper is not good around cats and seems to prefer the company of female to male dogs. He is currently at a municipal animal control facility in RI.  If interested please contact us at

Fred is bluetick coonhound who was rescued from a shelter in NH several years ago.  His family has many rescued animals including several dogs and Fred has never fit in with the pack. Lately he's been exhibiting some guarding behaviors towards the other dogs and his owner has decided that he'd probably be happy in a different home.  Fred is about 9 yrs old; he's not high energy, although he does have some prey drive and would not be good with cats.  He prefers to be with female dogs.  Fred will be a great companion for someone who wants to give this dog a quieter home as he heads into his golden years.  Contact :

                                            Atticus  -  Adoption Pending
Atticus is a handsome 4  year old male coonhound currently in a rescue about 30 minutes from NYC. Atticus is a special guy who is "The Real Deal" when it comes to being a Tree Walker. He is extremely athletic and smart yet has a gentle and confident nature. He is a fan favorite at the rescue and participates in a local program called ‘Paws of Healing’ with at-risk teens . He's quite the entertainer and often he'll pick up a toy and just toss it up in the air and catching it as it falls. He's just one of those dogs with an amazing spirit that always puts a smile on your face!
  Like most TWC's he needs his exercise and with this, is content afterwards to chill out for hours. Atticus weighs in at about 70 lbs and kicks into full coonhound mode at the site of a car or bike (as I said, he is the real deal!).  While he loves to play with other dogs, he would need to be the one and only in a home, as he likes to be king of his castle.  He's just a good old boy who will be incredibly devoted to his person/ family.
  We'd love to see Atticus stay within reasonable distance of the rescue because it is important that a potential adopter meet & greet with him in person a few times. 
  Atticus will be an incredible companion
to someone who truly appreciates Tree Walkers and their wonderful traits and personalities. For more information on Atticus, please contact the Paws Crossed Animal Rescue team at


Lucy is a 3 year old spayed female hound mix. She has a beautiful brindle coat with white accents. Lucy was adopted by her current owners when she was just 3 months old so she has only ever lived in 1 home. Lucy is a very affectionate and loveable dog! She enjoys going on long walks in the woods, car rides, peanut butter, and snuggling with her owners. She has lived in both the city and the country, and she loves both!

Lucy has been through extensive training to curb her excitability. She is fully crate trained, house broken, and has been through 2 separate multi-week overnight training sessions. She is a very good listener. She loves her owners and obeys all commands.

While Lucy has never bitten a child, she has exhibited behavior in resource guarding of food/water and cannot live with a small child or other pets. Her current owners are devasted to have to give her up, however having a 1 year old child and expecting another child early next year, they have made the difficult decision to rehome Lucy to be certain that they avoid an incident with the children in the future.  

Lucy’s ideal home is one without small children or other pets, has a fenced in backyard, and an owner willing to go for lots of walks!   Contact

                                        Gracie, Dakota, and Washington

Bandit's Place Rescue in CT has several coonhounds available:
Gracie is a 2-3 yr old female black and tan coonhound.  She's got a few spots of missing hair, and some patches on her chest.  She may have food allergies and a good diet is helping with her skin.  She's sweet once she overcomes her initial shyness of new people.  She's got a crooked back leg that might have been broken at some point and just never fixed.  In any case, she's a  close to home kind of girl and has just had an awful time until she got to rescue.
Dakota and Washington are 5 month old pups, born 02-26-19, they're the last of 11 to go home.  Both boys.  Both had DNA testing and yep, 90% coonie, 5% Lab and 5% Border Collie.  Dakota has more of a white face and Washington is darker.  Both will be about 60-65 pounds as adults.  Both have those sad Coonie eyes.  But don't let that fool you - They're coonhounds!!!!.

If interested contact:

Georgie is a three year old hound mix. Georgie had gotten adopted last year, but unfortunately he came back into rescue a few months ago. Due to no fault of his own, he’s already had a few fosters in a short amount of time. This is really tough. We hate seeing the dogs bounced around because people won’t put the effort in to make them more comfortable or work with them. Georgie needs a new foster right now, like ASAP. The foster will have to understand that he is confused and uncertain right now, he is not incredibly confident as it is and this has been exacerbated by bouncing around. A foster will have to understand that they need to work with us and our trainers so that we can get Georgie into a good head space. They will need to understand that he needs time to decompress. That means no meeting strangers, random dogs, etc for quite a few weeks until he settles in, and even then, there is a right and wrong way to do those things. It needs to be done the right way, which we will help you with, but you must follow instruction. 
Georgie is incredibly sweet and snuggly once he warms up to you. He loves to play, hike, go on walks. He’d love a yard to lay around in. He does fine in his crate. He can’t be placed with kids right now or a high traffic home (unless you’re willing to 100% follow instruction and put Georgie away when new people come over.) He can live with another dog his own size, but again, it needs to be done properly so he wouldn’t be coming into your home and immediately interacting with another dog, it would be a slow integration. 
I know it sounds like it’s some work, but it’s not that hard and even when it is, it’s worth it! You’re saving a life when you foster a dog until they’re adopted. You help them gain confidence, help them heal whether it be mentally or physically. It’s so fulfilling and so worth it. 
If you can step up to foster him and live in MA or RI, please email us!

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.   Carolina Coonhound Rescue

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

Senior Hounds

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