These dogs are in foster care in New England or waiting to come north. If you are interested, see the Adoption Application page for a link to the appropriate application. 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.
Buster is a sweet, gentle, loving retired hunting dog. He weighs 29 lbs. Although he's 12 years old he is very energetic and incredibly friendly. He is a scent hound through and through, is very good on the leash and doesn't pull....until he sees a critter!! Buster is dog and kid friendly. NO cats. He is a little jumpy because he wants to meet and hug everyone he comes across. Buster will sleep in the crate, but will wake you up early with his signature Beagle voice for walks. He has lived in an outdoor kennel his whole life, but is working hard on house training. Like most beagles, he is very food motivated. Buster has moderate mitral valve disease and has recently been prescribed medication. He will need to be followed by a cardiologist to insure his medication remains effective to treat the disease. Buster is being fostered in Boston and is available for visits.
Mia is a sweet retired hunting dog. She was surrendered by her owner to spend retirement indoors. She is estimated to be 8 - 10 years old and weighs about 25-30 lbs. She is very friendly and likes other dogs. She's not much of a barker and walks very well on a leash. Mia likes to be with her people and would love a family that is home a lot. She would do well in any home, including one with children. However, she has shown some signs of separation anxiety and needs another dog in the home. Mia is being fostered in the Boston area and is available for visits.
Meet Paddy, our newest rescue! Paddy is from rural Virginia. He was found wandering on someone's property carrying a stuffed toy! Although he likely had an owner, he was never claimed. Paddy is a handsome redtick coonhound who has those beautiful, long, silky ears. He's about a year old. He's tall and lanky, weighing in at 53 lbs. Paddy is very playful and would really enjoy another dog in the home. His Virginia foster says he's sweet and affectionate, quite a character, and feels he'll make a wonderful hound companion. No cats or small critters though. He's a vocal boy so no apartments or urban settings. Paddy will be arriving in Massachusetts on 4/17.
Meet Gabe, a young hound mix from Virginia who is blind. The vet says he has detached retinas although it is unclear if he was born that way. Gabe is about two years old and weighs about 40 lbs. Gabe was nervous when he first arrived at his foster home, but has settled in nicely and is doing amazing with another dog to show him the ropes. He is doing well with clicker training to maneuver around the house and is learning to navigate the steps. His foster mom is working on stop when he is about to bump into something and he is catching on. Gabe is very sweet and affectionate. He loves to be with his people and is often found sharing a dog bed with one of the other dogs in his foster home.
Gabe is heartworm positive and has been treated. His foster family is moving next month so we are looking for an adopter or another foster home outside Massachusetts so he won't have to board at a kennel while he waits to be heartworm negative. If you think you might be able to help Gabe, please fill out an application on our website www.necoonoundrescue.org
Trixie is a 1 yr old hound mix weighing about 45 lbs. Trixie was out on her own for several months in rural Virginia. She was wary around strangers and had to be trapped. She spent several months in a county shelter where she learned to trust the volunteers and began to interact more with people. Trixie was transferred to NECR for rescue and is now in a foster home in New Hampshire where she's getting acclimated and becoming more playful and engaging. She does well with the other dogs there and enjoys finding a quiet place to nest and curl up for a nap. Trixie is shy and tentative in new situations. She'll need a patient adopter who can help her build confidence. Her ideal home will have a fenced yard, another calm dog in residence, and calm household. She is not well suited for urban situations or homes with young rambunctious children.
Noah is a foxhound from Virginia who was hanging around near one of our foster homes and appeared to be stray. They took him in and alerted animal control, but no one ever claimed him. Noah is about four but he acts a bit younger than that since he is really just now learning to be a house dog and to relax and play with the other dogs. He does like to please and learns fairly quickly, especially when treats are involved. He's very engaging with people. He's doing well with housebreaking and will let you know when he needs to go out, he's learned to use the doggie door at his foster home.
Noah is getting accustomed to being in a crate, although he can have some separation anxiety if crated when his people are home. He's fairly well behaved in the house, but like most hounds, he'll countersurf, and he does enjoy shredding paper or cardboard and 'unstuffing' his toys. When hanging out with his people, he's quite happy to go lie in the crate, on the futon, or on the bed.
Noah would be fine as a single dog or in a house with other dogs. His preference appears to be people. He doesn't seem overly sensitive to loud noises or fast movements so a household with kids would suite him fine. He'd do best in a home where he's not going to be left alone much, at least initially. Once he's gone through this "puppy" phase, he should be fine left unattended in the house. He also enjoys riding in the car, so is happy to go along with you.
Noah has a medium energy level and is happy to hang out at home, but also an enthusiastic participant in hiking and outdoor fun. Noah will arrive at the end of April.
Copper is an owner surrender from Virginia. He's looking a little lost and forlorn and was kept in an outdoor kennel for the last 3 months as his owner could not care for him. Copper is about 3.5 years old. He enjoys walks and appears to be house trained as he keeps his kennel clean. He's good with other dogs and kids. Copper can be a little shy when first meeting people but he seems like a sweet dog whose personality will blossom once he's settled. Copper will arrive in Massachusetts at the end of April.
Apricot was living on a chain in a doghouse with her 4 puppies when she was discovered by one of our rescue partners in rural Virginia. They arranged to take Apricot and her pups into rescue for transfer to NECR. Apricot is shy and was hesitant when first taken from her sad living situation. She's doing better now that she's in foster care. Apricot will need a patient adopter, who can help her gain confidence and learn how wonderful life can be as a pet. We have had many dogs in the rescue like Apricot who make a remarkable transition to their new lives. Apricot is about 6 years old and weighs about 40-45 lbs. Arrival in April. Apricot's puppies have homes waiting.
We are seeking a special hound home for Lou, a handsome treeing walker coonhound, 4 yrs old and weighing about 80 lbs. Lou is a great dog in an unfortunate and undeserving situation Lou was originally found dumped on a logging road in rural Maine. He has been living with a family in greater Boston for the past 3 years and has been a wonderful hound companion. Lou is housebroken, he walks well on a leash and knows some obedience commands (sit, stay, down). He loves his walks, trips to the dog park, and time outside in the fenced yard. Lou adores his people and likes to hang out with them, sleeping at their feet in the office, and next to his favorite person on the sofa while watching TV, Lou has lived with another dog both in his foster home and in his current home and would do well with a hound companion - a confident dog would be best. He has a history of barking aggressively at visiting strangers, but his current owner has worked with him to eliminate this behavior. Small children make Lou nervous and he had an aggressive incidents with a child in his space or harassing him. He is being rehomed because a new family moved in next door with young active noisy children. Lou's agitated barking at the fence-line is an annoyance; the neighbor is intimidating and bullying the current owner into rehoming Lou. Lou needs an adults-only home with a hound-savvy owner in a rural location or with a large yard.
Perry came to us from a county shelter in Virginia. He's a young, active hound, about 9 -10 months old. Perry should have an ideal weight of about 55 lbs as an adult. Perry has arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits. He's doing great at his foster home and gets along well with the other dog there. Perry is friendly and very playful with other dogs, he may play rough at times. He's been gentle around people and is not jumpy. He listens well and is very engaging - he loves attention and likes to be petted. Perry is almost completely housebroken; he does well in a crate, and walks well on a leash without pulling. He loves the water and swimming and enjoys car rides with his head out the window.
Perry has already shown some prey drive and will go after small furry animals, so no cats please.
Cashew is a treeing walker coonhound from Tennessee who was turned into the county shelter as a stray and was never claimed. He's about 2 yrs old and weighs about 55 lbs. Both the shelter staff and Cashew's foster describe him as a sweet young adult hound who engages well with people and loves petting and affection. He gets along well with other dogs and does well being walked on a leash, although he does pull at times. . . As a hound boy, he is vocal, but mostly vocal for attention. Cashew will arrive in Massachusetts in April.
Ralph is a handsome young foxhound from Virginia who wandered onto someone's property at the end of hunting season 2 years ago. He's been cared for by the person who found him and one of the neighbors, but neither can keep him and it's time for Ralph to find a Forever Home. He's friendly and gets along with the other dogs at his Virginia foster home - he's finding his place in the pack among various personalities. He sleeps in a run and is getting some exposure to life as a house dog; he's figured out the dog door. Ralph hasn't tried to climb, but he can leap 4 feet un in the air! He'll need secure fencing and vigilance. Ralph will be arriving in early April.
Belle is a sweet, fun-loving, active, Redtick Coonhound. She is about 2 years old, weighs 45lbs, is house broken, and loves to play most of the day, but knows the fine quality of a good nap. Belle would do best in a home with a fully fenced yard, kids over the age of 12, and no cats. She would also prefer to be an only dog. Belle does have some separation anxiety and boundary anxiety but it is manageable as she becomes comfortable in a new space. She is crate trained and prefers to sleep in her crate at night. Her perfect situation is someone with Coonhound experience that is home most of the day and can give her the attention and continued training she needs. She is smart, loving and very cuddly. Belle listens very well to commands and she knows "Sit, Stay, Leave it, Come, Down, and Off". She is going to do best with continued training and plenty of activity. She is good on walks with a harness and could be a great running partner. Belle's favorite thing to do is run around the back yard with her favorite toy in her mouth for a while, then sit by your side at night while you watch TV. Belle is in MA and available for visits.
The dogs on this page that are identified as courtesy listings are listed as a service to other rescue groups or for owners who need to place their dog but will keep them until a suitable home is found. Northeast Coonhound Rescue has not evaluated these dogs and makes no claims as to their suitability for adoption. All negotiations and arrangements for meeting will be made between the adopter and the person or rescue in possession of the dog.
Cooper is a 1 yr old male treeing walker coonhound located in Vermont. He was originally purchased from a breeder, but his owner couldn't keep him. Cooper is an active young hound; he's friendly, housebroken, loves to snuggle and sleep under the covers with someone. He's good with kids and dogs, unknown with cats. Like all hounds, Cooper loves being outside and tracking with his nose to the ground. Cooper needs a trip to the vet for neutering, and past vetting is uncertain at this point. If interested, please contact
Sunny is an 8 yr old, 90 lb Treeing walker Coonhound. She is now boarding at the kennel where she attended doggy daycare for over 5 years. Her owner would bring her in at 6:00 a.m. and pick her up at 4:00, Monday-Friday. He drove through Franconia Notch, about 20 miles, to bring her and return the same 20 miles from work. This is how devoted Sunny’s previous owner was to this dog. He is an army vet who served time in Afghanistan. Sunny has been his emotional support. Due to circumstances, he was not able to keep Sunny.
Sunny has been attending the doggie day care so long that the manager of the kennel took her in for bordering/foster. Sunny does well with most dogs after she gets to know them. She gets along with most people but can be slow to warm to new people. She is current on vaccines, but is allergic to chicken.
Sunny would be best in a one-dog home, with someone home most of the time and a fenced yard to run. She is a very affectionate dog, very energetic and needs exercise. She loves to go for a walk and will get playful while walking. While at the kennel she often will play with a large ball and loves to chew on nyla bone type toys, once in a while she will grab a soft squeaky toy . Her favorite thing is to lay at your feet being content just in the company of .. If someone wanted a dog to go to work with him or her and ride around in the truck all day, she would be perfect! This sweet gal is looking for a new best friend and companion. Contact Pamela at firstname.lastname@example.org if innterested.
He ain’t nothin’ but…an awesome HOUND DOG!! This big goofy boy is for you true Hound lovers! He just seems to be a natural tracker and enjoys wide open spaces to try out that hound nose. Elvis’s best fit will be with adults where he can shine as the only pet. Although he’s dog friendly, he’s very spunky and rambunctious so may do best as the only pooch in the house for now. But don’t you worry, he’ll be enough! He will truly light up your life!
Adoptions and meet & greets are being conducted by appointment only since our shelter is currently closed for visitors. You are welcome to fill out an application or you can email us at email@example.com with any questions. Elvis is located in Rhode Island