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.


Toby is a cute little beagle mix, about 2 years old and 25 lbs. Toby is a sweet little guy, gaining confidence, but still a little wary in new situations.  He's loving and happy with those he knows.  He would benefit from a home with a happy, confident canine companion and a family that is home often.  Toby does well walking on a leash, especially if out with another dog.  He's working on his crate-training. He plays well with most dogs; he does best with slow introductions and mellow confident dogs.  Toby would do best in a country home.  he is less comfortable living in and being walked around urban areas.  Toby has a scar on his back, possibly from a burn or injury.    He's going to be a nice pet and deserves some TLC. Toby has arrived and is ready for visits, fostering north of Boston.

                                          Willow - Adoption Pending
Willow is an owner surrender from Virginia.  She's a Beagle mix, about 5 yrs old and weighing about 25 lbs.  Willlow misses the comforts of her home and is not very happy in her boarding kennel situation !   She loves people and craves attention, her owners had her since she was a puppy so she doesn't know anything different.   Willow is housebroken, great on a leash, and is very friendly and affectionate  She gets along with most other dogs and has lived with a cat, although she may bark at cats if she sees them outside.  Willow has had obedience training and knows commands in English and in Sign language.   She would do well as an only dog, or with a submissive canine companion.  Willow has arrived and is ready for visits.

Chazzy is an 7-8 year old beagle boy.   Chaz would do best with a male owner.  He is definitely a "Man's dog".  In his foster home he seems to be drawn to his foster dad.  Chazz wants nothing more then to have a little daily exercise and a dog bed to nap on.
Chazzy loves to play ball and can be comical at times too. Chazz can be a little "quirky" as when he has had enough of something he will let you know he is ready for his own space.
Chaz is house trained, crate trained, walks well on a leash.  He does good with cats.  Chaz would need the company of another mellow female or male dog in his home.  We would recommend a beagle savvy home without any young children.  Chazzy is in Maine and ready for visits.

This is one happy little guy!  He's housebroken, crate trained, great in the car and sleeps like a log at night. He hasn't met another dog or a person he doesn't like and all of the dogs and people we've met feel just  the same about him. He would do great in a home with another dog or by himself if his family is around a lot. All he needs is his forever home and lots of hugs and kisses!"
Roscoe is  about a year old and weighs 35 lbs.  He could be a beagle foxhound mix.  Rosco has arrived and is ready for visits.


Tammy is a little hound mix from Virginia.  She's well-mannered and friendly. Tammy enjoys  rolling over on her back for belly rubs - she's a little submissive. Good around cats and other dogs. She's an 'easy-keeper' and will make a great companion!  Tammy is 1 - 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs.  Coming to Massachusetts in late October.

 Jenny is a sweet little hound pup - about 9 - 11 months old.  She's a pretty quiet dog and not too rambunctious, although she is playful and friendly.   Jenny is crate-trained and has not had accidents in the house.  She should have an adult weight of about 40 lbs.   Arriving Oct 21st.

 Divita is a coonhound mix from Virginia - she loves everyone she meets!  Divita's foster say she's a goofy, funny girl. She's good with other dogs and is also good around cats.  Divita is housebroken and crate-trained.  She has been known to climb fence corners, so is not a candidate for being left alone in a fenced yard.  Divita is 2 - 3 yrs old and weighs 40 - 45 lbs.
Arriving Oct 21.

VanDyke is a young redtick American English Coonhound from Virginia.  He's gentle and friendly, good with other dogs.   Vandyke would do best with another dog in the home for companionship. Vandyke is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 - 50 lbs. He'll be arriving Oct 21st. 


 Peanut is an adorable hound mix puppy, about 6 months old.  She weighs about 24 lbs and we expect she will have an adult weight of 36 - 40 lbs. Peanut was found alone by the side of the road in Virginia - a tiny pup only a few months old.  She has grown into a healthy, happy pup at her foster home, and has a delightful, goofy personality. She's engaging and affectionate with people.  Like most puppies she loves to play, play, play. Peanut gets along with the other dogs of varying ages and sizes at her foster home.  A home with another  dog and a fenced yard would be ideal.  We will not consider a home for her where she's alone and no one is home all day.  Peanut will be arriving the weekend of Oct 21.
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 Tate is a handsome American English Coonhound from Virginia.  He's friendly, likes to meet new people, and good with other dogs.  Tate is 1 - 2 yrs old and weighs about 50 lbs.  Arriving Sept 28th.

Here's a cute young treeing walker coonhound from rural Virginia.  Rockefeller is about a year old and weighs about 40 lbs. He's a cute and friendly young dog.  Arriving late October.

Cooper is a petite hound mix from Virginia.  He's about 3 yrs old and weighs about 35 lbs.  Cooper is very sweet and gentle; he's good with other dogs and good with cats too.  He can be a little tentative in new situations, but he warms up quickly with some patience and gentle coaxing. Cooper will arrive Oct 21.

                                                Tia - Adoption Pending
  Tia is a beautiful purebred bluetick coonhound from Virginia.  She's a sweet girl, well-mannered and gentle.  Tia is 2 - 5 yrs old, and weighs about 45 lbs.  She was hanging out in someone's yard as a stray. When they heard she had been rescued they sent this message through our local rescue contacts in Virginia:
' This sweet girl hung around my house in Hurt for a while. I fed her and gave her water every day. She is absolutely the sweetest dog you will ever meet. I called her Squeaker since she made a quiet squeaking sound when she was happy to see me and my two sons. She was VERY good with small children while she visited with us. I sure hope she finds a loving home soon! She'll make a great companion for someone'
Tia has arrived and is ready for visits.

Buckeye is a cute hound boy from Virginia.  He's about 2 yrs old and weighs about 40 - 45 lbs. Buckeye is friendly, good with other dogs; he walks well on a leash too.  It appears that Buckeye had been someone's pet in Virginia.  He knows commands  - 'Sit', 'give paw', 'lie down'.  He seems comfortable in a crate and rides well in a car.   Buckeye has arrived and is ready for visits.

Argus is a handsome bluetick coonhound, about 2 yrs old and weighing about 45 lbs.  Argus came into a rural Virginia shelter limping.  After a visit to the vet, it was determined that he had a two month old  injury to his hip. He had probably been hit by a car and been suffering for a while.  Argus needed surgery to repair his femur, which was broken at the hip.  Generous local volunteers and NECR supporters contributed funds for the vet expenses, Argus has had his surgery and is recovering. Argus will need some physical therapy for the next few months to strengthen the muscles in his upper leg and hip.  This consists of walking him several times a day including uphills and down hills. He will be ready for transport in late October.
Argus has a sweet and friendly personality;  he's easy to love and  affectionate.  He walks well on a leash.  Argus has a loud coonhound voice which he doesn't use a lot - but still, condo or apartment living would not be the best situation for him.  We are seeking a foster or adopter for Argus and can put you in touch with his current foster in Virginia for more information on his progress.

                                                             Margo and Marla
Margo and Marla are two sisters from York South Carolina, about 1 - 2 ys old and about 40 - 45 lbs.  they are sweet, friendly, playful and good with other dogs.  As is often the case with pairs, Margo is the more confident one, Marla is a little more submissive and she often looks to her sister for reassurance.  These two are a delightful pair of hounds for anyone wanting a hound family - they have each other to play with, but have plenty of affection and attention to give their adopters as well.  We may separate them, but will only place each in a home with another dog. These girls have arrived and are ready for a home!   FOSTER HOME NEEDED - foster-to-adopt arrangements are possible.

Sunny was named for her bubbly outgoing personality.  She thinks life is a party and is always looking for fellow partiers!  Sunny would do best with a canine companion so that she has a playmate.  Having her people home during the day would also be a plus. She walks well on a leash, is okay around cats, has escaped from a few crates in her desire to be part of the action or find something more fun to do.  Sunny is about 22 months old and weighs about 45 lbs.  Arriving in Massachusetts in October.

Casey is a beautiful purebred American English Coonhound from Louisiana.  She weighs about 50 lbs.  Casey is good with other dogs, she's calm and well-behaved - does not jump on people. Casey has been the 'office dog' at her shelter in Louisiana.  She spends her days keeping the office staff company and meeting visitors..  At night she's in her crate and is well-behaved.  She enjoys playing with the other rescues, both big and small, at the shelter play yard.  Now it's time for Casey to find a real home.  Casey can be a little unsure of herself in new situations like a lot of rescue dogs, but she warms up with a little patience and TLC.  She's going to make a great companion and would do well in a home with another dog for companionship.  Arriving Oct 21.

                                                  Faith - Adoption Pending
Faith is a small hound mix from North Carolina.  Her foster Mom says she's beautiful, fun and smart! Faith is easy-going, gets along with the other dogs at her foster home.  She is sociable, interested in being with her family but quite easy going and low maintenance. She is happy when outside and eager to go, but at least so far is calm and rests a lot when inside. She's good on leash and easy to manage. Her whole body wiggles when she wags her tail!  Faith weighs about 35 lbs.  Faith has arrived and is ready for visits.



Karma is a very sweet, but timid redtick girl who was found wandering emaciated in the parking lot of a rural Virginia animal shelter one Monday morning.  She needs a loving, patient owner - someone who understands that all rescue dogs are not perfect, and who wants to help a special dog in need.   Karma has been in foster care for a few months, has gained weight and is gaining confidence. She's affectionate with those she trusts and knows and she'll come and curl up with her foster Mom on the sofa.  Karma is not comfortable around strangers - she's not aggressive at all - she'll just retreat to her 'safe' area. Some obedience work to help her gain confidence, and another dog to show her the way would also be helpful.
 Karma is about 3 yrs old and weighs about 40 lbs.   Karma has an old injury on her right front 'wrist' area.   She's been x-rayed and the vet did not think this would give her problems in the future. She gets around fine and puts weight on it.  Karma is in Massachusetts and is available for visits.

Georgia is a beautiful purebred redtick American English Coonhound from Tennessee.  She's friendly and engaging, and good with cats as well as other dogs. She's not a high energy hound but she does enjoy her time outdoors.  Georgia loves to meet new people and loves to give hugs!  Georgia is about 3 yrs old and weighs about 50 lbs.  Georgia has arrived and is ready for visits in the Boston area.

 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, Doggie Daycare and Boarding, Stoneham, MA            
 Bob McCullough, Training, walking and boarding. Arlington area MA
                           Specialist in E-collar off-leash training.

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.


Willa is a beautiful 40 pound 1-2 year old Walker coonhound who, after being a wonderful momma to her 9 pups, is now ready for a home of her own.  Having spent most of her life on her own, she has come to love the affection she receives in foster care and always looks forward to snuggling with you on the sofa at night.  She gets along beautifully with kids and is very companionable with dogs of all sizes.  Willa loves exploring her world so a fenced yard is a must for her.  She is housetrained and crate trained and sleeps peacefully in her crate at night.  She would love to be part of an active home where she can get lots of exercise.  Spayed, microchipped and up to date with vaccinations, all she needs now is a home of her own.  If you think your family dynamic might be a good match for Willa, or if you'd like more information about her, please contact Peggy_kinahan@msn.comWilla is fostered in the Barnegat,NJ area, near the Jersey Shore.

This is Copper. He is half black half blue tick.  Currently 9.5 months old (1 year old on December 14th). 60lbs, gets along perfectly w other dogs, crate trained (sleeps in crate at night), High energy pup who needs a home w a securely  fenced in yard.  Does very well at dog parks. Plays excellent w other dogs and fantastic w children.  Understands sit, stay, and down. Extremely loveable. Please contact Kimberly at 860 830 0949 or 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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