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.

A big THANK YOU to the folowing folks who help us care for our hounds:

 The Ruff House, Dog Daycare and Boarding in Westford, MA        
 Holliston Meadows and Holliston Animal Hospital, Holliston MA
 Paws Club, Dogie Daycare and Boarding, Stoneham, MA               
 Tailwaggerz, Doggie Daycare and Boarding, Newton MA
  Woburn Animal Hospital/Ledgebrook Kennel, Woburn MA
 Bob McCullough, Training, walking and boarding. Arlington area MA
                         Specialist in E-collar off-leash training.
 K-9 East Training, Billerica, and area, MA                                     
 Bette Yip Training, Arlington, Burlington and area.


Jarvis is a young Beagle, possibly not more than a year old, his shelter estimate was 1 - 2 yo.  Jarvis loves to play with his foster sister, they chase and roll and tumble and play with their toys. Jarvis is affectionate and likes to meet new people - he'd love a home with a fenced yard and another dog to play with.  Jarvis weighs about 21 lbs.  Jarvis is doing well with housebreaking at his foster home.  Arriving Dec 6th.

Blake  is a handsome beagle boy from SC.  Blake is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 21 lbs.  He's a friendly guy - he's doing great at his foster home and loves playing with the other dogs there - especially his friend 'Princess'.  But soon it will be time for Blake to come to new England.  Can you be the happy ending to his story here ?  Arriving Dec 6th

Scotty is a cute little beagle from Virginia, he's about 2 yrs old and weighs about 21 lbs. Scotty's a playful, happy little guy.  He'll be coming to New England Dec 6th.

Buster is a Beagle with a lot of personality.  He's settling in at his foster home in Virginia, where he's getting along fine with the other dogs and everyone he's met.  Buster is an insistent participant in family activities, he can be quite comical at times.  Buster is 10 yrs old and is doing well at making a big adjustment to a new life.  He is being rehomed due to his original family having a toddler and a baby on the way.  Buster would do best with no toddlers in the home, unless they are visiting children and closely supervised - they just make him a little cranky.
Buster is in good health and will make a great companion.


 Jesse the beagle is a male, about 11 months old and weighing about 20 lbs. He fostered in Virginia, in the care of a small pet-sitting and boarding facility - and this is their report: ' As far as his personality is very sweet he is outgoing he's not fearful. He is a good eater. He likes to play and steals blankets from his kennel mates. He likes toys. He would play with the puppy that I was fostering she was a female about his size and they played very well together. So I know he does get along with other dogs. He would probably make a good family pet because he is not fearful and he is outgoing.'  Jesse has arrived and is ready for visits. He's doing well in his Massachusetts foster home where he enjoys a female beagle companion.  Jesse is very playful, likes attention and is a pretty typical Beagle pup.

Ruthie was an owner surrender in Tennessee.  She's a tail-wagging girl who is always looking for fun.  She has a sort of sad face, but she is a happy girl!  She's friendly and loving and has a sunny disposition.  Ruthie is a beagle mix - she's about 2 yrs old and weighs about 40 lbs.  Arriving Dec 6th.


 Meet Chance he is a 35-40 lb beagle/hound mix.  Chance loves life!  Chance loves to run and play with other dogs, loves water, loves to play with toys!! Chance would do best with children over 7 years of age that are big enough to run and play with him.  Chance knows some basic commands like "sit" and "leave it".  He is crate trained and house trained.   Chance would benefit from some continued basic obedience work, but he is easily trained as he is food motivated (you have to love hounds for that).

Chance walks well on a leash and does not pull too much.  Chance loves his people and loves to hang out with them.  He enjoys "hoof chews" while he is lounging with his people. Chance has a middle of the road energy level and would do well with a consistent schedule with daily walks/hikes and play time with other dogs.  Chance is a little too interested in cats - so no cats please.  Won't you consider taking a chance on "Chance"?

Videos of Chance playing with his friend Otis:

                                                 Buffy - Adoption Pending
Buffy is a 1 yr old female, she's petite at about 20 lbs.  Buffy is sweet and lovable, the vet pronounced her a 'happy healthy beagle'.  Buffy enjoys the other dogs at her foster home.  She loves running in the yard, chasing balls, and playing with the other dogs there.  She has plenty of puppyish energy. Buffy can be a liitle subdued when left alone as an only dog, she might do bst with a canine companion.   Buffy is good with kids,  likes being petted and will be a nice little beagle companion.  Buffy has arrived and is ready for visits.

Marlene is an 11 month old beagle/sheltie mix. She weighs about 26 lbs.  Marlene was adopted several months ago but was returned to the shelter.  She developed a case of mange mites which is completely treatable and she is already responding to medication.  We'll be bringing her up when her skin is all cleared up - which should be late November.  Marlene is a great dog! - She's housebroken, good with kids, cats, and other dogs.  She is also crate-trained.

                                                    Jesse  - NEEDS FOSTER HOME !!!!!!
  A pretty young coonhound, about 1.5 yrs old, we think Jesse is a walker/bluetick mix. She's a petite hound at about 42 lbs.  Jesse is playful and affectionate.  She loves to roll over and wiggle in the grass; she liks petting and attention, and enjoys her walkies.  She walks nicely and doesn't pull unless she's really excited about something.  Jesse gets along with other dogs, she previously lived with another coonhound.  She's housebroken and crate-trained, and not especially vocal.  She was indifferent to the cats when tested.   We are seeking a foster home or adopter for Jesse.  She will do best with an experienced owner who can give her some structure and work on obedience. Jesse is in Massachusetts and ready for visits.

                                         Roosevelt - NEEDS FOSTER HOME !!!
Roosevelt is a handsome young bluetick mix from Virginia. His shelter friends had this to say: ' He as you can see is very thin, we are working on it. He is a soft, sweet, gentle dog. I love him. He just loves for you to touch him. He doesn't jump up on you, he definitely did not hunt, thats why we have him per his owner. He was snap tested negative (neg for HW, Lyme and Ehrlichia) and is vaccinated and dewormed.'  Roosevelt has arrived and is ready for visits.


Olivia is a beautiful bluetick coonhound mix from northwest Georgia.  She got a ride to Charlotte where she's going to board closer to an NECR volunteer and get ready for transport.  Olivia is very friendly and trusting.  She loves being petted.  She's fairly calm and relaxed most of the time, does well on a leash, and ignored the cats at the boarding place.  She has a very expressive face and tunes in to her handler well.  Olivia is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 40 lbs.  Arriving Dec 6th or 13th.

                                            On Hold Til Dec 12
Lydia is a beautiful 2 yr old foxhound. Her owner in southern NH has a new job which has him travelling constantly, so is reluctantly returning her to us for rehoming. Her current owner describes Lydia this way: ''She is good with children, cats and is socialized with other dogs daily.
Eats well, crate trained, house broken. Rarely barks, good in the car, not destructive.
Needs regular walking , fenced yard helps with her energy level.  
She has a good temperment and very easy going.   
I have trained her to keep off furniture, etc.  She is very good with this. She is a terrific dog.'
Lydia weighs about 65 lbs.

                                            Bernie  - NEEDS FOSTER HOME !!!
Bernie is a purebred bluetick coonhound from Virginia.  He was a favorite among the shelter volunteers, who were all greatly relieved to hear he has a rescue now.  Here's what they have to say about him: 'Bernie is a great dog. He is engaging, actually entertaining. He walks well on the leash. He has a great personality and is capable of good manners unless he can get you to play. He is a definite staff and volunteer favorite.'
Bernie is about 3 yrs old, weighs about 58 lbs. Bernie has arrived and is ready for visits.


 Ginny is a cute and petite little foxhound mix from North Carolina. Ginny has just arrived in Massachusetts and is doing well at her foster home.  She's very affectionate, calm  and loving.  Ginny loves to snuggle, she's been quiet and very good about sleeping in her crate at night and when her fosters are at work.  Ginny is almost 100% housebroken and does well in her crate.  She LOVES playing with the other coonhound at her foster home and would be happiest with a hound playmate.  Ginny has those soulful hound eyes - she is friendly and engaging with people.  Ginny is truly a special dog!  She will be a nice family pet.  She's 1 - 2 yrs old and weighs about 40 lbs.

Charlie is a sweet and sensitive coonhound. He likes to be petted, is good around kids, and doesn't bark much, and hasn't been desctructive.  He appreciates the little things in life, his walks, his food, and some companionship.  Charlie is about 2 yrs old and weighs 45 - 50 lbs.  Charlie is scheduled for transport in December.

                                                                    Anna  - Adoption Pending
Anna is a sweet little beagle mix from North Carolina.  She gets along great with other dogs, is very friendly and engaging with new people, and is comfortable in her crate.  Anna is housebroken, and gets along well with other dogs at her foster home. Anna is full of playful energy, and the ideal home for her would have another dog in residence and a fenced yard for playtime, experience with hound breeds is also a plus.   She likes to have her people around, so a home where everyone disappears off to work during the day is not going to be a happy place for Miss Anna  Anna weighs about 21 lbs and is between 1 -2 yrs old.  Arriving in Massachusetts in late November.

Weezie ( Louise) is a lovable, affectionate treeing walker coonhound from Virginia.  Weezie could be part bluetick - she looks like a treeing walker hound with some extra ticking.  She's about 3 yrs old ( look at those white teeth! - so not more that), and weighs 45 - 50 lbs. Weezie is in foster care in Massachusets and her foster Mom has this to say about her:
'Weezie is doing great in our foster home. She is affectionate, silly, and is enjoying learning basic commands. She is the perfect size at roughly 45 lbs and has beautiful markings that give her the look of having a widow's peak hairline. She is crated if we are gone during the day, but after the first few days in the house, she graduated from being crated overnight to sleeping in the bedroom with her choice of dog beds. Weezie and our coonhound, Arthur, have a bit of an older brother/pesky little sister dynamic going on. Arthur finds her generally interesting, but doesn't have an interest in playing or cuddling. Weezie gets along well with all of the dogs we've encountered and doesn't understand why our cat doesn't want to play with her. Weezie enjoys walks, car rides, the dog park, a stuffed toy moose, and would love to have free reign to chase squirrels. In the evenings, she enjoys unwinding with a rawhide chew and snoozing on the couch. Weezie is nearly housebroken, walks well on a leash (we use a gentle leader harness), and is a joy to be around.'

 Felicity is a foxhound from Virginia.  She's 1 - 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.
She'll be a good companion or family dog - she likes to meet new people, has been great with kids and other dogs.  Arriving December.

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 .   

Riley (F) is a purebred bluetick coonhound - she and her brother lost  their home in upstate NY due to a death in the family and resulting moves.    They had been living on a farm, like  exercise, and have good prey drive, so no cats please.  Riley is fully vetted, up-to-date on vaccines and about 2 yrs old. Riley attaches very quickly to people.  Her brother has been adopted.  Riley lost a little weight after the death of her owner - this has been a big transition for her. She's friendly and loving and will make a great companion.
Located in Syracuse NY - transport to New England is available. Contact

Francine is a 1-2 yr old spayed female black and tan coonhound, around 45-50 lbs.  She is HW- and up to date on her shots.  When we first met her, she was feral and trying to care for her 10 puppies under a vacant house.  We were able to get 9 of her pups and find them new homes, but it took another 8 weeks to catch her and her last pup.  Francine has always been a timid dog as who knows how long she was on her own and what kind of experiences she had had around humans up to that point (probably not too good). She is much more comfortable with women than men, but will warm up to men over time. 

(One of our volunteers here is quite large and has a mustache...think Paul Sr. from Orange County Choppers! And he's one of her favorites now.) She walks well on a leash and does know her name.  She gets along well with our dogs here, big and small, male and female, but is food aggressive, so she needs to be fed separately.  Francine does love treats and will take them from your hand.   We do have numerous cats and she is very aware of them, so I’d be hesitant to place her in a home with cats.  She hasn’t eaten one or anything, but I haven’t given her the chance to try either.

Francine would be best with a quiet home with another dog as a ‘buddy’ when her humans are gone.  A chaotic, busy household would not be the best fit for her.  Young kids do make her nervous…she cowers or hides, but has never tried to bite.  Francine needs a new home to be patient and understanding of her needs.  Once she trusts you, you'll have a friend for life.  If interested contact:

Duke is a handsome purebred redbone coonhound. 
 Duke likes walks, day care, snuggling, laying on the coach, driving in car, being with people, his kennel (with a special cookie and/or a squeaky toy-loves to be in his kennel by 7pm, but likes the option to leave the kennel if he chooses), counter surfing,  dog parks, playing with other dogs, running, LOVES Hiking & trails, Loves to play hide and seek, he loves to hear himself bark, going thru the trash….he LOVES his “people”  Dislikes: cats, pulling his tail, cleaning his ears, people yelling (if 2 people are yelling at each other he will get right between them and bark), when people leave, thunder. Because he is a big dog (he is 80 lbs of pure muscle), he would not be good with kids under 10yrs.  He would be better with an older couple with no kids that have time on their hands and have lots of room to run and no close neighbors. 
Currently Duke has 1 acre of fenced in yard, He is also trained on the invisible fence.   He has had obedience training and knows is stuff, he walks very very well, he just gets excited once in a while….remember he is a hound and can be stubborn from time to time.  Contact us for details.
Ben is a classic purebred Treeing Walker coonhound from Tennessee.  He's about 3 yrs old and weighs about 55 - 60 bs.  He's an active boy, but also enjoys his cuddle time on the couch too.  His first adopters made good progress with training Ben to sit and walk well on a leash.  He scored well on the SAFER behavioral test at the shelter where he stayed briefly ( with all '1's), except in the cat category - Ben has high prey drive and cannot be trusted around cats.  He does have a loud bark, but saves that for times when he is stimulated by something.  Ben is always eager to be part of the action and likes being engaged with people and other dogs.  A fenced yard and another hound companion would be 
ideal for Ben.  Ben is located at Sweet Pea Friends of Rutland Animals Shelter in Paxton MA.  Visit their website here: 

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

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




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