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.

                               Preview of Coonhound Puppies Arriving in February

                                                   Hound Puppies Star, Nick, Belle and Angel


                                         Beagles and Coonhounds Available Now

 Hunter is a young beagle mix from Virginia.  He's 1 - 2 yrs old, and weighs about 35 lbs.  Hunter is a sweet boy, quiet ad easy-going.  He's good with new people and other dogs.   Hunter will arrive in mid-February.

 Ben is an adorable beagle mix from Virginia. His foster describes him as sweet, smart, quiet and easy-going.  He'll make a great family dog.  Ben is about a year old and weighs about 50 lbs.   He was already neutered when he turned up at the shelter and may have been someone's pet as opposed to a hunting or outside dog.  Ben has arrived and is ready for visits.

                                                             Casper - Adopted
 Casper is a cute Beagle boy, about 22 lbs and about 7 yrs old.  He's doing well in foster care, is playful and friendly and gets along well with the other dogs.  Coming in January.

 Chazzy is a charming purebred Beagle boy who turned up stray in western Massachusetts and was at the local animal shelter for 6 months!  He's been taken into foster care and is doing great.  He's housebroken, and crate-trained.  He's very affectionate...loves to sit on laps and watch TV.  For his age he has some pep to his step and likes to play with his toys...but crashes quickly for a nap on the couch. Chazzy is good with other dogs and kids and seems to enjoy human company. He would be happiest if placed with  another dog.  Chazzy is 7 - 8 yrs old, 32 lbs, and fully vetted  He is available for visits now.

Joey is a friendly little beagle with beautiful long ears.  He's a happy, friendly little guy who was apparently someone's pet.   He struts with a spring in his step and his tail in the air.  Joey  is no stranger to the comforts of home -
he will take as much attention as you want to give him, and enjoys being a lap dog.  joey loves dinnertime and is always excited to see food.  He can use a little training, but overall, he's a great little Beagle
 Joey is about 8 yrs old and weighs 20 - 25 lbs.  Joey has arrived and is ready for visits.

  Blaze is a handsome young Beagle - special needs, as he is deaf, although it seems he can hear loud noises.  Blaze is 3 - 4 years old. He's very affectionate with people, He's good with other dogs and is fine around the cats in his foster home.  Blaze would be fine as an only dog or with other dogs in the home.  Blaze will be ready for transport in March.

                                                                      Ross and Boss
  Ross and Boss are two purebred beagles from Virginia.  They have been living with a pack of hunting beagles and have been well-cared for.  The problem is that these two don't like to hunt, so the owner says they have to go. They are applying for new positions as lap dogs and couch potatoes - they'd like a warm spot by the fire instead of the hunting life!   Ross and Boss are about 25lbs each and about 7 years old. We are hoping to place Ross and Boss  together.  They have arrived ad are ready for visits.


 Abby is a young foxhound who came wandering out of the woods and onto the property of one of our Virginia foster homes.  Abby is missing her right eye, so her eyelid has been permanently sutured closed. She was found that way, so we don't know the history of her injury. But her small disability does not impact her daily life or sweet disposition. She is extremely affectionate and loves to give hugs and kisses!  Abby also makes the funniest noises when she is rolling around on the rug or a blanket and when she stretches after a nap. She is, in every way, a happy go lucky girl! She gets along very well with all sizes of other dogs and people of all ages!  Abby is approximately 3 yrs old, and weighs about 48 lbs.  She rides very well either loose in a car or in a crate and is fine to sleep either in a crate, under a table, or your couch or bed. She seems to like the nickname "Yabby Dabby Doo!" Abby seems to enjoy her own version of yoga as she is often seen twisting and turning herself into unique poses only a coonhound could perform. May times she will hold those poses long enough to be noticed and after making everybody around her laugh looks at you as if to say "What did I miss?"  She is truly a gem.

                                                              Reggie and Ranger  
 Reggie and Ranger are two little black and tan hound puppies. They are typical playful pups - should have an adult weight of about 35 - 40 lbs.  Arriving in mid-February.


 Pippa is a pretty, affectionate English Coonhound mix, about 4 yrs old and weighing about 45 lbs.  Pippa has been living in a home in New York State for the past 3 years, she is housebroken, has good house manners, and knows many obedience commands including sit, down, off, under, over - she's very trainable.  She like her walks, snuggling on the couch with her favorite people, and playing with her toys.  Pippa is being rehomed because she no longer gets along with the other female dog in the family ( probably her littermate as they were rescued together as one yr old strays from Virginia).  Her owners love her but can't live with the stress of keeping the two dogs separated.  At this point, we think Pippa would do best as an only dog, with a relaxed, confident, dog-experienced owner.  Some daily exercise will be good for her, and it would be good mental stimulation for her if someone can continue her obedience work. She's a smart, lovable dog and will make a great companion.
Watch Pippa's video here: 

                                                                     Jenny Lynn
 Jenny Lynn is a purebred bluetick coonhound.  Her foster in Virginia reports that Jenny is 'sweet, outgoing, beautiful, and will make a god family dog.  She's friendly, good with other dogs, not too high-maintenance.
Jenny is about 3 yrs old and weighs 45 - 50 lbs.  Arriving  Feb 14th.

 Sweet and Sassy !  Here's a great little bluetick female who is sociable, does well with other dogs and is always ready to meet new people. Sassy is housebroken, good with cats and other dogs, she loves to cuddle and give kisses; she's used to being a house pet.  Sassy weighs about 45 lbs and is about 4 yrs old.  Arriving Monday Feb 15th

                                                             Cole and Cobie
 Cole and Cobie are two bluetick brothers from Virginia.  They weren't good hunters and their owner surrendered them to the shelter.  They came with medical records are were well-cared for.  They are 2 yrs old and should have an ideal weight of about 50 lbs.  Cole is the lighter one - he's more confident and outgoing; Cobie has a larger black patch on his back.  He's more hesitant in new situations.  Both play well with other dogs.  These are typical hunting pack dogs, they are more comfortable around other dogs and have had limited exposure to people, although they are quickly acclimating to life at their foster home and enjoy petting and attention.  We are unsure at this time if we will need to place them together.  If we separate them, we will prefer homes with another dog already in residence,  Cole and Cobie will arrive Monday Feb 8th.  We are taking applciations for them separately or as a pair at this time.

 Mitzi is a happy, energetic foxhound beagle mix from Virginia.  She's about 2 yrs old and not too big at about 40 lbs. Mitzi's foster in VA describes her as sweet and affectionate.  She likes to play with other dogs, and is comfortable around other dogs without barking much.  she likes to sit on top of her doghouse like Snoopy.  Mitzi likes to be an active participant in play and likes being with her humans.  She has been known to climb a fence or two - so a sturdy, tall wood fence and some vigilance is required.  Mitzi will arrive Feb 6th.

  Mary has been a wonderful Mom to the Christmas pups ( Nick, Belle, Star and Angel). She a young American English coonhound, she'd gentle and friendly, good with other dogs.  Her Virginia foster says she's an easy-going dog, not barky, sweet and pretty.  She's ready to make her journey north the weekend of  Feb 14th. Mary is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.

 Who can resist this face ?  This is Bogart, a black and tan hound mix from Virginia. He is approximately 3 years old. His owner surrendered him because he will not hunt. He is very friendly with people, dogs and is afraid of cats. He is a little underweight (guessing 40 lbs.)  Bogart is a super nice boy. He's gentle with taking treats and not overly interested in putting his feet up on you. He's  been your typical outside Virginia dog with no name, but he will transition nicely into home life and has the potential to be a great family pet.

                                                                      Teddy and Duff
 Teddy and Duff are two redtick English Coonhound mixes from North Carolina - they are brothers and are about 1.5 years old, and smaller than usual at about 40 - 45 lbs.  These two buddies kept escaping from their owners yard and a neighbor down the road took care of them for the Fall.  When the weather got cold it was either time to find the owner or take them to the shelter.  The owner was located but no longer wanted them; the shelter would only hold them for 5 days.  Some hound helpers in the area found NECR and we said we would take them.  These two are friendly, happy hound boys.  They are easy-going, readily approach new people for attention, and get along well with other dogs.  Teddt is more confident and independent; Duff is more of a follower but he loves being petted and will come to you to for attention.  The two love to play and snuggle together but they have plenty of affection for the people in their lives too.   We would love to place them together, hey have been through a lot and are very bonded.  The two of them together will be easier to manage than either one of them apart.  Teddy and Duffl have arrived and are ready for visits in the Boston area.

 Sherriff is happy, friendly treeing walker coonhound from Virginia.  He's quiet and well-mannered and would make a good family dog.  He can be sweet and goofy and sometimes sounds like he's trying to talk - with all of his funny vocalizations.  Sherriff is about 5 yrs old and weighs about 60 lbs.  Sherriff has arrived ad is ready for visits..                     


                                                              Lila  - Adopted
  Lila is a 6 month old lab/hound mix.  She's a typical playful puppy, gets along well with kids and other dogs.  She's housebroken and crate-trained. Available for visits now in the Boston area.


                                                                            Carrie Ann
 Carrie Ann is a sweet little bluetick girl, about 2 yrs old, and weighing about 42 lbs. Carrie Ann is goofy and silly and very willing to let the shelter volunteers dress her up in antlers and Santa hats ! She's good with other dogs, friendly and enjoys attention. Arriving Feb 6.


                                                                 Jackson - Adopted !
 Jackson, Linus and Flint  are three dogs that were thrown over a 6 ft fence at the Colonial Heights, Virginia animal shelter Thanksgiving weekend.  You can see their story here:
The owner was located and confessed to dumping the dogs. He is facing felony charges for Animal Cruelty.
We are hoping to find homes in New England for these three, where they will be treasured and pampered hound pets.
Jackson is a handsome purebred bluetick coonhound, about 3 yrs old and weighs about 70 lbs.  He's a typical hound dog, he likes to sniff and enjoys his time outdoors, but he's also lovable and sweet companion.  He had some scrapes on his ear which are healing nicely. Jackson has arrived and is ready for visits.
Linus and Flint have been adopted. 


 Rose is a sweet and gentle American English coonhound from North Carolina. She's good with other dogs and kids; she enjoys just having her belly ribbed and her ears scratched.  She's affectionate and will make a great companion.  Rose is housebroken and crate trained.  She's about 5 years old and weighs about 55 lbs.
Rose has arrived and is ready for visits.

 Sal is a sweet and gentle treeing walker coonhound from Virginia.  He's friendly and likes to meet new people, he does well with other dogs.  He's quiet and well-mannered.  Sal weighs about 40 - 45 bs and is about 3 years old. He's ready for transport to Massachusetts anytime we have an interested foster or adopter.




Laverne and Shirley are two redtick sisters from Union County SC.  We can place them together or separately.  These beautiful redtick girls are between 1 and 2 yrs old, about 45 lbs each. They've been hanging out together at their foster home in South Carolina where they love to play and enjoy petting and attention from their fosters.  They are typical young coonhounds, energetic and playful, good with other dogs, and always ready for a good nap after some exercise.  If placed separately, we will require that each has a canine companion in the home.  Watch their video at: 

 We expect them to arrive in Masssachusetts in January.

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

 The Ruff House, Dog Daycare and Boarding in Westford, MA     
Paws Club, Dogie Daycare and Boarding, Stoneham, 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.

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 .   

Ace is an adorable 13” Beagle that is 2 years old and 19 pounds. He’s quintessential Beagle…jolly, curious, social, and a great companion.  He loves his exercise.  He is house and crate trained. Like any beagle he can be stubborn, but responds well to commands.  He’s affectionate and loves other dogs, adults and children. So why is he posted here?  His owners thought a second dog was a good idea but they underestimated the commitment.   Their 2 dogs get along great, but Ace likes to dine alone…he loves his food.   He is neutered and up to date on all vaccinations (records are available). Ace hails from Tennessee.  He will live with his current owners until they find a nice family for him.  A single pet home with children no younger than middle school-aged is best.   Contact


Tucker would love to play fetch with you!
This poor guy would love nothing more than a couch to curl up on and someone to pet him non-stop. A beautiful hound like him doesn't deserve to be kenneled up! He needs a forever home and someone to take him out to run and sniff around.
Tucker is an intact male, tri-color hound, approx 6 years old, Also, I get along with other dogs and would love some kids to play with! I have a lot of hound energy and love to follow my nose so a fenced in yard would be nice!
**Tucker, like most hounds, has a very strong prey drive so he wouldn't do well with cats**
Tucker is available from Norwich CT Animal Control. 
Use their  online adoption application or call 860-887-5747 to schedule a meet and greet with any potential k9 sibling!
Adoption fee of $50.00 includes a voucher toward neutering and 2 shots.

 Priscilla is a  9 year old female hound mix located at a small animal shelter in Milton MA.   She and her friend Lady Bird were rescued in a law enforcement operation.  Although she lived in difficult circumstances until she arrived in Milton, Priscilla is a loving and loveable dog.  She's playful and friendly, she's engaging with new people and likes attention. She enjoys chasing a ball, sniffing and getting belly rubs - the simple joys of being a dog!  Please consider granting Priscilla's wish for a new life in the new year.   Contact:

Topper is a handsome tricolor hound about 2 yrs old. Topper is 2 years old.  He is outgoing, playful and energetic.  He gets along well with other dogs and would be a great companion for another hound.
Topper is available for visits west of Boston - contact NECR for details at

Rosie is a redbone coonhound.  She is good natured and does well with other dogs.  Rosie is a well mannered 7 year old hound.  She responds well to people, and walks well with a harness.  A fenced yard and a hound friends would make Rosie happy.

Percy is a beautiful young coonhound  from Louisiana.  He is going on 2 years old.  Percy is shy initially with people he doesn't know, but he'll gain confidence with some patience and TLC.  He would probably do best in a home with a self confident hound friend and a fenced yard.   He likes other dogs and would be a great companion for another hound. Percy has a great deal of potential and it's so rewarding to watch a hound like Percy blossom into a happy confident dog. Contact NECR for details 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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