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.

                                                        Jeremiah - Adopted
Jeremiah is a handsome purebred bluetick coonhound from Virginia.  He loves his time with people and was a favorite at the shelter.  Jeremiah gets along with other dogs too. He's an easy-going hound who'll be happy to rest at your feet and relax.  We think we had Jeremiah's brother Rufus up here in the Sping - he's already been placed and is doing well. Jeremiah is about 2 yrs old and weighs 60 - 65 lbs.  Jeremiah has arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits. Here's a video of Jeremiah playing at his foster home:!/video.php?v=954778001215319&set=vb.162528073773653&type=2&theater

  Meet Scooter - he's a friendly little guy from Virginia.  Scooter is 4 - 5 yrs old and weighs about 25 lbs.  The shelter volunteer in VA says 'He's a nice little fellow', seems to get along well with other dogs and everyone he's met. Scooter will be arriving around Nov 10th.

Rupert was an owner surrender in Tennessee.  He's a happy, tail-wagging boy who is always looking for a playmate.  He's friendly and loving and has a sunny disposition.  Ruppert is a beagle mix - he's abouot 2 yrs old and weighs about 30 lbs.  Arriving in mid-November.

 Betty is a cute little tan and white beagle mix.  She's good with other dogs, healthy, happy and engages well with people.  She wagged her tail so hard in the kennel that she scraped the end of it!  She's fostering in a place with more run-around space now and loves to play.  Betty is about a year old and weighs needs to add a few lbs to her current 20 lb weight.  Arriving Nov 8th.

Buffy is a 2 yr old female, she's petite at about 20 lbs.  Buffy is sweet and lovable, the vet pronounced her a 'happy healthy beagle'.   She likes being petted and will be a nice little beagle companion.

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.

  A pretty young coonhound, about 1.5 yrs old, we think Jesse is a walker/bluetick mix. 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.


 Here's a handsome, purebred bluetick coonhound pup.  Blue is about 10 months old, he was purchased from a NC breeder and has papers.  His owner was recently deployed and other family members are not in a position to care for Blue, so everyone decided that it was best if Blue found a new home.  He's a happy, playful coonie, loves other dogs, is engaging with people. Blue is being trained on the invisible fence at his foster home. He's a big coonhound already, and will have an adult weight of 70 - 80 lbs.    A home with another dog to play and snuggle with - and a fence or invisible fence for some romping around space - would be ideal for Blue.  He's currently located in the Eastern CT/Rhode Island area.

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 will arrive in early November.

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, and will be arriving in early November.

  Lucas is a cute little hound mix, about 10 months old.  He's enjoyed hanging out with his favortie volunteers at the shelter and is now in foster care getting ready to come north to NECR.  Lucas weighs about 30 lbs and should have an adult weight of no more than 35 lbs. Lucas has arrived.

 This handsome redtick English Coonhound has something to smile about!  He just got rescued from a crowded North Carolina shelter.  Clyde is a happy, friendly hound boy; he weighs about 55 lbs and is about 3 - 4 yrs old.  Clyde will be arriving in Massachusetts in November.


 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 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 doen'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 schduled for transport in October.

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 weighs about 15 lbs and is between 1 -2 yrs old.  Arriving in Massachusetts in late November.

June is a beautiful bluetick girl; she's very sweet, lovable and gets along with other dogs.  June is about 2 - 3 yrs old.  She was given up by her North Carolina family due to the owner's illness and hardship.  She was a pet and house dog - not a hunting dog.  June is now in Foster care in New Jersey near Philadelphia.  She can be transported to New England for an approved adopter.  June is house-broken and crate-trained, she's very affectionate and likes to be with her people.  She also enjoys her outside time and still has a good bit of playful puppy energy Follow this link for a video of June showing her playful side:

Weezie ( Louise) is a lovable, affectionate treeing walker coonhound from Virginia.  She's  sweet, well-mannered, and good with people and other dogs.  She's been fine with the cats at her foster home and is crate-trained.   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.  Wezie has arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits.

 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 late October.
 Lacey is a purebred bluetick coonhound from rural Virginia.  She's very sweet, easily engages with people and is good with other dogs.  Lacey enjoys chasing backyard critters at her foster home; she would love another dog to play with in her new home.  Lacey is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.   Lacey has arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits.


 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:

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 and Blue
Riley (F) and Blue (M) are a pair of purebred bluetick coonhounds who have lost their home in upstate NY due to a death in the family and resulting moves.  Both are beautiful, healthy, friendly bluetick hounds.  They had been living on a farm, like their exercise, and have good prey drive, so no cats please.  Riley and Blue are fully vetted, up-to-date on vaccines and about 2 yrs old. They do not have to be placed together although it would be the best thing for them.
They are 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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