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.

Grover is a sweet tricolor beagle from VA. He is 5-6 years old and weighs about 20 lbs.  Grover is settling in well in his foster home.  He is VERY friendly and really really loves his humans. He wags his tail, gets excited, and wants to say Hi to everyone he meets on walks.  He can stay next to someone who is petting him for a long time and seems to be in nirvana when being touched.  He also loves his fellow canines and plays with them enthusiastically.  Although he is strting to show a little grey, Grover has high energy and keeps up just fine on walks and hikes without tiring.  He currently walks with the resident blue tick mix who is about 50 pounds.  In fact, he is always excited when he sees a squirrel or chipmunk and in true beagle fashion is ready to give chase. Grover has arrived and is ready for visits. 

Pat is a retired hunting dog from Maine. She's a 5 year old lemon and white Beagle who weighs about 32 lbs. Her foster mom has been calling her Missy because it fits her better. She says Missy is a great dog. Being in a home is a new experience for her, but she's adjusting well. She walks well on a leash and is doing great with crate and house training. Pat is incredibly sweet. She loves dogs and even cats. She is a bit hestitant with people, but warms up quickly.

 Wally is a wonderful little hound boy, originally from Beaufort NC.  He was displaced by hurricaine Florence and made his way to a Virginia rescue that we regularly partner with. Wally will be leaving his Virginia foster home this week and will come to NECR in Massachusetts arriving Monday Nov 5th.  Wally is described as sweet, calm, friendly and well-mannered.  He has not been a barker, digger or climber at his foster home.  He has a nice coat and is in good health. We think he'd be a good family dog.  Wally is 2 - 3 yrs old and weighs 40 - 45 lbs.

                              Brandy ( Adoption Pending )and Blanche

Brandy and Blanche are two female hound pups who were dropped off at a shelter in Virginia.  Brandy is the darker one, Blanche is the mostly white one.   They are healthy, happy, playful little pups who are be 5 - 6 months old when they arrive November 10. 
Brandy is more dominant and confident; Blanche is calm and quiet. Blanche and Brady have arrived in Massachusetts.
We expect they will have an adult weight of about 45 lbs Placing separately or together.


Sara was brought to a Virginia shelter with her two pups Sami and Selli.  Sarah is sweet and friendly and likes to engage with new people.  She was a great Mom to her pups but now it's time for her to find a home. Sarah is sweet and friendly and likes interacting with people.  She's a hound through and through and enjoys her time outside sniffing, but is also comfortable in a home setting. Sarah walks well on a leash and is not rambunctious around people.  She'd do best in a home without cats or small dogs.  Sarah is about 3 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.  Sarah is in foster care and is ready for visits in Massachusetts.

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.

Cameron is a Bluetick Coonhound mix.  He's somewhere between 8-10 years old and about 55-60 pounds.  Cameron is housebroken and crate trained.  He also knows how to communicate when he needs to go out.  He'll sit by the front door and wait, or give a bark or two to get your attention to let you know.  Cameron did receive basic obedience training.  He knows how to sit, come, and lay down.  He does need to be on a leash when he's outside or be in a gated area when off leash since he tends to catch a scent and will wander.  He does a great job walking on leash and loves taking walks whenever he can.

Cameron is mostly a medium energy dog with bursts of high energy.  He loves his naps and laying in the sun but he's always up for going outside and taking walks so he can smell the neighborhood.  We're not sure if Cameron is good around cats since hes never been exposed to one; he is fine around other dogs.  He has been going to daycare for a few years now and has never had any issues.  Cameron is also good around kids, and lives with a 2 yr old.   Cameron doesn't like to be handled roughly by children so it's important to keep children under control around him. 

Cameron is extremely smart and friendly.  If he sees another dog or person on a walk all he wants to do is run over and say hello.  He loves to be around people and be pat or get some treats. His favorite thing to do is curl up next to you on the couch so he can be as close to you as he can.  He also loves practicing sitting and laying down to get treats.  He also does a little dance where he lefts his back legs whenever he gets his bum scratched.  He's just a really happy dog that wants to spend as much time with you as possible.
Cameron is being rehomed  because his family has another baby on the way, and Cameron,being a hound, has a habit of getting into things.  His family feels that he would be safer and happier in a home where people have more time for him.  Cameron is in the Boston area and is available for visits.

 June is a playful, active, friendly little hound/beagle mix from Virginia.  She's about 5 yrs old and weighs about 40 lbs.  She gets along well with other dogs and is eager to make friends with people too.  June will chase cats, so no cats please. She did well with her housebreaking in Virginia and has learned to walk on a leash quite well too.  June will arrive in Massachusetts in November.

Lynus is a cute little beagle/hound mix from Texas.  He's 1-2 yrs old and has a friendly, playful personality. Lynus will arrive November 20.


 Dora is a redtick coonhound mix who will make a great companion.  She's housebroken, easy-going, walks well on a leash with a front-leading harness.  She's not a big barker, doesn't dig or try to escape the yard, and is content with a couple of short walks or some time in a fenced yard. Dora is a very affectionate, friendly dog.  She warms up to new people and is always ready for some petting and belly rubs.  Dora was adopted from NECR as a puppy and is much loved by her owners.  The problem is that Dora does not get along with their other dog.  Dora does not want the other dog near her toys or sleeping spots and can get nasty about it.  She's fine with people and does not display any aggression or resource guarding; she also gets along with other dogs at the dog park or when walking on leash, although she keeps to herself and is not interested in engaging in play.  She should be fine as an only dog and would enjoy a home where someone is home at least part of the day.  Dora is 3 yrs old and weighs about 60 lbs. She is available for visits in the Boston area.

Charlene is a petite hound mix from Virginia.  She's about a year old and weighs 35 lbs.  Charlene gets along with everyone at her foster home and enjoys playing with the other dogs.  Charlene is arriving in November.



Tawny is a redtick coonhound from Virginia. She and Blue Ivy came from the same home. 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 along with beagles Scout and Minkie.  Ivy can be a little tentative when meeting new people and she would do best placed in a home with another hound - or with one of the dogs from her previous home.  Ivy is a little more laid back than Tawney.  Ivy has arrived and is ready for visits.

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 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 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.

                                                   Jade - Adopted !
 Jade is a friendly 1-2 yr old tricolor Coonhound. She weighs about 45 lbs. Jade has been fostering in southern NH where she's doing well and gaining confidence daily, although she was a little timid when she arrived from Virginia. Jade has a loud bark which you'll hear if she is stimulated by something.  She's housebroken and learning some obedience commands; she enjoys her time outside although is startled by loud noises like trucks or construction.  She walks nicely on a leash and has good house manners.  Jade loves the dogs at her foster home and would do best in a home with another dog in residence.  She is probably not well suited to an urban setting.  Jade is ready for visits in southern New Hampshire. 

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.

                             Bella                                              Dixie
Bella and Dixie are two hounds from the deep south - they made their way to a Siamese Cat rescue in Connecticut, but obviously this is not the best place for them. Bella is about 2, Dixie is about 6.  They may be related and are quite bonded - but if someone can't take them both, they'd probably do alright with another dog in the home or with adopters who are around a lot.  They are both happy, well-socialized dogs who enjoy attention from people.  If interested contact:
Buddy was abandoned tied to a concrete wall in upstate NY.  He was takin in by a small local rescue but is in need of a Forever Home.  Buddy is 1 - 2 yrs old, healthy, friendly.  If interested, contact:


 Ziva is 6 years old. At her August 20th appt she weighed 87 lbs, which the Vet felt is a healthy weight for her (she came to us very overweight) At that appointment she received her Parvo Distemper (good until 8/14/21) & 4Dx test which was negative. Rabies is good until 3/28/19, Bordetella 2/23/19. She is SUPER laid back. She is very timid and gets overwhelmed in some situations, mostly out in public on walks when there is too much going on. She gets along great with other dogs, she is currently staying at a dog daycare so she is around dogs of all sizes but mostly keeps to herself and prefers people. She is way to interested in cats. I think she would do best in a home with older kids, she loved my 10 year old. She is crate trained but does well in the house without it. Completely house trained. I am the contact person for Ziva. My cell phone is (413)344-6964 or anyone interested can email She is such a sweet old soul and deservers her happily ever after.              

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 as he can have some resource guarding behaviors.  If interested, please contact the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter in Mercer County NJ :

                Whitey                                                                          Ring

                                                                   Nomad, Whitey and Ring
Retired UKC Champion Treeing Walker Coonhounds from Connecticut Need Homes.  We're trying to pass the word about 3 TWC hounds needing to be rehomed in CT.  Their owner must rehome them due to retirement and health issues.  There is a 7 yo male, and females 2 and 9 yrs old.  All are spayed and neutered. The older dogs have several UKC champion titles, the younger female has not competed or seen much time hunting.  All 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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