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.

                                               Rosco  - Adopted

Joey is a sweet tempered dog who likes to shake hands and cuddle He loves to take long walks in the woods and likes to explore. Joey gets nervous easily and if you move quickly or drop something he will scuttle away and lie on his bed but he's okay once you speak calmly to him.  Joey will howl with you if you sing !   He loves to be brushed and have his teeth cleaned. Joey loves to sleep where it is warm but does not like his blanket.  For the last year, Joey has been living in a family with two children and a smaller dog and Joey has fit right in.   Unfortunately one of the children has developed allergies and so Joey must find a new home.  Joey is about 10 years old and weighs about 30 lbs. He is available in the Boston area for visits.


  Dash is a beagle/hound mix from Virginia, about 1-2 yrs old and 35 -40 lbs.  He's friendly with new people and gets along with other dogs.  Arriving June 1.


                                                  Crosby - Adoption Pending
 Crosby is a beagle/hound mix, about a year old and weighing about 35 lbs.  He was found in a field with Brook and several other dogs who had apparently been dumped there.   Crosby is playful with other dogs, he can be tentative with new people but is fine around those he knows and enjoys engaging with them for petting.  Brook is also shy and needs time to warm up to new people.  She is fine in a couple of days but needs some patience.  Crosby and Brook would do well placed together as companions but we will also place them separately.  They have arrived and are ready for visits.

                                                     Brook -Adoption Pending
Brook is a beagle/hound mix, about a year old and weighing about 35 lbs.  She was found in a field with Crosby and several other dogs who had apparently been dumped there.  Crosby is playful with other dogs, he can be tentative with new people but is fine around those he knows and enjoys engaging with them for petting.  Brook is also shy and needs time to warm up to new people.  She is fine in a couple of days but needs some patience.  Crosby and Brook would do well placed together as companions but we will also place them separately.   They have arrived and are ready for visits. 

 Iris is a friendly 4 yr old treeing walker coonhound.  She's good with other dogs and engaging with new people. Iris was thin when she was picked up as a stray but is gaining weight nicely and looking quite healthy these days. Iris has an easy-going personality; she loves to give hugs, walks well on a leash and is crate-trained. Iris has arrived and is ready for visits.


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. 
Star had a 'cherry eye' when she came into rescue, this has been treated at the vet and we'll have new photos coming. Star will arrive in June.

Louie is a handsome and loving redtick English Coonhound.  He's a playful hound who likes his daily exercise.  He's been living with a family in Connecticut for the past few years but is having trouble staying in the fenced yard.  Louie gets along well with other dogs, he's housebroken, has some obedience training, and is a good-natured companion. Louie is located in Connecticut.
Louise is about 5 years old and weighs 75 lbs.

He is a 5 years old treeing walker hound. He gets alone well with other dogs and walks well with a harness. Your basic good old hound dog.

Malcolm is a handsome 3 yr old coonhound mix. He can be a little independent at times. He likes a steady routine and gets along well with other dogs.


 Pancake is a young treeing walker coonhound from Virginia.  She's a year old and weighs about 40 - 45 lbs.  Panckake likes to meet new people, she's easy going, playful, happy and friendly, and is a good passenger in the car. Pancake is a little too interested in cats - so no cats please.  Pancake has arrived and is ready for visits.


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.

 Dexter is a 4 yr old coonhound mix who needs a new home.  His original family made a move to a small urban apartment and new jobs and a new baby left no time for Dexter.  He's been well-trained, is housebroken, knows a number of commands ( sit, stay, down, stay, wtch me, lets go), and gets along well with other dogs and everyone he meets.  Dexter has a lot of energy so an active owner, or a home with another dog and a fenced yard for play would be great. Dexter learns quickly, he is up to date on vaccines and neutered.  Dexter is located in Southern NH/..  Contact Anne  603-554-6394


                                                       Sam and Annie
 Sam and Annie are a pair of bonded coonhounds who are looking for their third and final home since being rescued in Tennessee several years ago.  First rescuer took them in with intent to keep them but a change in job schedule after a few years made that impossible.  A foster took them in several months ago but is finding it difficult to have two coonhounds without a fenced yard.    Annie is 6, weighs about 45 pounds.  Sam is 8, and weighs about 50.    They are both crate-trained and house-trained, and are both sweet, friendly dogs.  They're great with kids (we don't know about cats).  They are typical hounds on walks, keep their noses to the ground and will certainly pursue delicious smells, so they'd be best in a home with a fenced yard.  They are strong, will pull on the leash but both are better with the Easy Walk harness.  They love car trips, sunbaths and couch naps with their people.  They're both up to date on their shots.  Sam has a luxating patella, so he walks gingerly (doesn't run) but he's fine going up and down stairs, getting into the car. Annie is spayed, Sam is about to be neutered.  These two are a great pair and will make a good pair of companions for anyone who loves coonhounds.  Located in metrowest Boston. Contact us at for details.


 Hunter is an 8 year old beagle who is a big cuddle bug. He is happy to play outside and even happier to lay on the couch all day. He is up to date on all
 vaccines and neutered already. He is house broken and does not have accidents inside. He doesn't love a crate and prefers to be left out of one but with some patience he could get used to one. He prefers a quiet lifestyle. Young kids are not good for him. They make him very anxious and nervous so he will be best in a home with no young kids. He is extremely dog selective. He gets along with a five pound yorkie who is very bossy and a beagle neighbor who is also very bossy but it took an extremely long time to get them to be civil. He would be happiest in a home as an only dog. I am unsure about cats but I'm assuming he would prefer to not have them around. He doesn't like to share his humans and he is very protective and loyal. He is an amazing watch dog and loves belly rubs. He loves To go on walks through the woods to chase squirrels and will sleep the whole next day :) He always wants to be on your lap or right by your side. His favorite toys are stuffed animals and he chews on them in his bed and is completely content :) Hunter is such a good boy and just needs the right quiet home to call his own. Please consider sharing your home with this handsome boy.  Contact

                                                   Olaf and Bacon

We are sad to have come to the realization that we simply cannot keep Olaf & Bacon in our home any longer. They are redbone coonhounds. ​They need opportunities to get outside, and we are unable to give them enough time to burn off their energy. They have lovely dispositions and love both children and adults. We have to take care around smaller children as they will jump. They are trainable. They will sit and wait when told to do so. They are high energy dogs and require a fenced in yard. They would not be good for families with cats. They are quite accustomed to staying in their crates. We would be happy to include their crates to a new loving family. They are approximately 3 years old. They are good in the car. They are caught up on their shots. Their next annual checkup is in November. They have been seen at the Animal Hospital in Slingerlands. We want to make sure we find a suitable and loving home for them. They are beloved family pets, and we are very sad to have to let them go. If you are interested in coming to see them with the possibility for adoption please e-mail me at


Meet Banjo ! He's a handsome treeing walker coonhound, about 65 lbs and about 4-6 yrs old. Banjo has an easy-going personality. He's engaging with new people, loves to be petted and he's a 'leaner' - just likes hanging out and will lean into you for some petting. Banjo is housebroken but might need some reinforcement in a new place. He walks nicely on a leash and is good around kids, other dogs and seems fine around cats. Banjo is quite well-mannered around people and doesn't jump up or have annoying habits. He's not happy to be crated but has done well sleeping in his bed through the night at a short-term foster home. Banjo has a deep coonhound voice and is loud when he barks, but is not a nuisance barker. Banjo is a great all-around hound and will be a good companion.  Banjo is available from the Animal Protection Center in Brockton, MA.
Contact Trisha 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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