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.
Bam Bam is coming back into the rescue and is in need of a foster or adopter. Bam Bam is 5 years old. He developed Idiopathic Epilepsy about a year and a half ago. He is currently on medication three times a day and will need to remain on medication in order to control the seizures.
Bam Bam lives with another beagle and two young children in his current home. He gets along well with his doggie sister and likes to play. He has not been socialized outside the home due to COVID and has developed some leash aggression. He barks at other dogs and pulls on the leash. He will need some work to curb this new behavior. He does best with dogs his size or larger. He is a typical vocal beagle and uses his voice to engage in play and to alert his family to anything outside or loud noises. He will not do well in a home with a smaller dog, cats or other critters. Bam Bam is friendly and engaging. He is playful and really enjoys playing fetch. He loves food although he does not like it taken from him. Bam Bam would prefer a home without children as sometimes he doesn't feel up to the activity level.
Bagel is an adorable, young beagle from upstate New York. He is about 2 years old, about 23 lbs. He's a little wary of people at first, but is already getting more comfortable with his fosters after just one day. He loves attention and getting petted. Bagel ABSOLUTELY LOVES other dogs and is much more confident with another dog around. He likes to follow them around and is more than willing to play whenever the opportunity arises.
Bagel has a lot of energy and has been having a blast racing around the fenced-in yard at his foster home. He’s bouncy and active. Bagel is learning that everything is not a chew toy and is working hard on house training. Another dog and a fenced yard are a must for him. Bagel is being fostered west of Boston and is available for visits.
Parsley has arrived in New England and is doing great at his foster home! He is learning how to live in a home and be loved. Parsley is still very shy, but he’s slowly coming out of his shell. He is walking well on a leash and has a great appetite! Parsley is very comfortable around other dogs, although still a little wary of his foster parents, but is learning to trust. House training is progressing well. Parsley is estimated to be 3-4 years old and weighs about 25 lbs. Older children will be fine, but no children under 10. Parsley is being fostered northwest of Boston and is available for visits.
Meet Chase and Charlie!
Chase (standing) and Charlie (sitting) are 6 month old beagle puppies from North Carolina. They are wildly, fun puppies. Both are sweet, playful and curious. They are outgoing and not at all shy; typical beagles who LOVE food!
Chase and Charlie will arrive in New England at the beginning of December and are looking for families to go home to. Chase and Charlie are being adopted separately.
Rosebud is a sweet girl who is timid at first, but warms up quickly. She is very, very snuggly and plays well with the other three beagles in her foster home. She also loves to snuggle up with humans. Rosebud has a beagle howl, but only uses it sparingly. She’s very treat-motivated which will help with potty training. She has consistently used potty pads inside and has started going outside as well. She’s good on a leash and listens fairly well. Rosebud seems to prefer being around other dogs and takes their lead. She will require some training, but is an amazing little lady. Rosebud is about 3-4 years old and weighs 26 lbs. She is looking for a home with other dogs and no young children. Rosebud is being fostered north of Boston and is available for visits.
Dahlia came to us from a Louisiana shelter. She was terrified of humans, but has come a long way since coming into the rescue and has made even more progress since arriving at her foster home in New Hampshire. She comes up to her foster mom for treats now and enjoys getting attention and affection. She is about a year old and weighs 42 lbs. Dahlia is a collector of toys. She doesn't destroy them. She just likes to be surrounded by them! She is still learning that food will consistently be provided so she can be greedy with food. She is not aggressive at all, but will eat everyone's food so she is being fed separately for now.
Dahlia is a pretty quiet hound, but is very vocal when playing which she LOVES to do! She is very timid around men and is well on her way to being house trained. Dahlia will be a wonderful addition to a home once she becomes comfortable there. Dahlia's perfect home will have a securely fenced yard, another active dog to play with, a woman as the main caregiver, no young children and a patient adopter who will allow her the time and space to blossom into the dog we know she wants to be! Dahlia is available for visits.
Puppies !!!!!! Hansel and Gretel and two black and tan coonhound puppies - we will be placing separately. They were born in mid-September and are about two months old. Both are doing well with the other dogs and the office cat where they are boarding. Hansel is a confident adventurer who likes to explore. He led everyone in a chase game around the office during their photo shoot. Hansel will be a bigger hound when mature - probably around 70 lbs. Gretel is more tentative and loves to be held. She's a bit smaller. Ready for transport to Massachusetts Dec 18th.
Tilly is a beautiful young coonhound from Mississippi She's 2 years old, about 45 lbs and has lived as a pet. Her family loved her very much and was heartbroken to have to rehome her. Those long legs sent her sailing over their too-short fence several times and they decided she'd be happier in another home with secure containment and more room to run. Tilly is very loving and sweet; likes to sit in laps, and loves comfy furniture and beds with blankets. She's housebroken, likes squeaky toys, lots of time outside to exercise, and frequent activity. She enjoys play with other dogs - does well with both bigger and smaller dogs. She's lived in a family with children. Tilly will be arriving in Massachusetts in mid-December and would love to be home for the holidays.
Bo is a handsome treeing walker coonhound from Virginia. He's a big goof and thinks he's a lap dog. He gets along well with other dogs and is always up for adventure and making new friends. He's shown no interest in the cats that roam around his boarding place so might be a good candidate for a home with cats. Bo is about 5 yrs old and weighs about 65 lbs. He'll be arriving in Massachusetts in December.
Ethel was found as a stray with her brother in rural Virginia and brought to New England in September. She is a tri-color coonhound who weighs about 30 lbs at 8 months old. Ethel was initially shy when she arrived at boarding, but quickly blossomed as she got to know her caretakers and the other dogs. She is easily food motivated, and loves to play play play! She has learned to be affectionate with her caretakers, and has warmed up to the volunteers with whom she regularly interacts (when they bring tasty treats of course!). Ethel was not socialized as a puppy, so even though she has become comfortable with her temporary home, she will still require patience as she settles into her furever home and learns to trust her new humans. It will be best for Ethel's development that she and her brother are separated, however her adoptive home must have another confident dog to help her along. Ethel requires a home without young children in a quiet suburban or rural environment.
This handsome red and blue ticked hound came to us from a crowded shelter in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Jasper is a typical friendly coonhound. He loves attention and petting and will just melt into you. He likes to meet new people and is getting along well with the dogs at his foster home. He has probably not lived as a house dog before and is good at taking cues from the resident dogs. His housebreaking is coming along and he's learning some manners. Gentle most of the time, but sometimes he's overcome with excitement and wants to greet people by standing up and hugging ! He's goofy and sweet but might overwhelm small children. Jasper is a healthy 6 year old American English Coonhound, weighing about 70 lbs. His ideal home would have other dogs in residence . Jasper has arrived in Massachusetts and is ready for visits!
Dottie is a very sweet, friendly redtick coonhound from Kentucky. She is excited to be around everyone and always up for an adventure. She loves meeting new people and has to give everyone kisses! Dottie is a bit underweight and very food motivated. She is learning to walk nicely on leash - she is not a puller but wants to be everywhere, due to her keen sense of smell. She rides very well in the car, curling up to nap while you drive. Dottie loves other dogs; she is playful with them, although she is not a barker. Dottie is almost housebroken and learning the routine in her foster home. She loves her walks a few times a day but settles down easily for a nap in the office during her foster's work hours. Dottie has arrived and is ready for visits. She's about 5 years old and will have an ideal weight of about 55 lbs.
Sadie has a spunky, fun-loving personality. She is very playful and energetic. She's doing well in her foster home with teenage boys, and also gets along well with the resident coonhound. She’s sweet and affectionate and very loving toawrds everyone in her foster family. Sadie is a young coonhound and needs a little work on her house manners. She can counter surf but is learning that is not allowed. She loves to be outside and loves to go for walks; and is learning housebreaking quickly. She happily sleeps on the couch when we go up to bed, no crying or separation anxiety. Sadie is fostering in southeastern Massachusetts and is ready 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.
Tess is a sweet, sensitive and loving 3 year old coonhound originally from Kentucky. She is a smart and obedient girl that walks beautifully on a leash (as long as she can stop to sniff occasionally)! Tess is spayed, housebroken, up to date on her vaccines, and is happy to cuddle on the couch or nap in the sun for most of the day. She is a lazy hound most of the time, though she does love a good squirrel chase in the backyard. She has a high prey drive, so she would do best in a fenced yard. She knows her basic commands and picks up new ones easily as long as there are yummy treats involved!
Tess can be nervous around new visitors to her home, especially small children, and for that reason we think she would be much happier in an all adult home that is much quieter than ours! She tends to bark (from fear) quite scarily when small children are playing in the home, even when she's safe in her crate, and for that reason we feel like she would do better when that was not occurring regularly. She is not cat friendly.
Tess is also very wary of other dogs approaching her when she is on a leash, but that is something that she’s made great strides with only positive training. She now looks to her owner for a treat instead of barking or reacting to other dogs walking by. We do think she could benefit from being with a larger, more confident dog that could show her “how to be a dog”--how to play, etc. Off leash she has had no issues with larger, friendly dogs in a daycare setting, but hasn’t had a good experience with smaller dogs. She currently weighs about 50 lbs.
Tess has a docked tail, which makes her “hard to read” sometimes- but she is looking for a quiet and loving adult home where she can lounge and love on her owners in peace. Contact:
Lilly is a 1 yr old hound/cur/boxer mix located in southeastern Massachusetts. She's been living with a family who can no longer take care of her. She's spayed,
up-to-date with vetting, housebroken and knows some obedience commands. She's worked with a trainer and can be well-behaved with some structure. Lilly is food aggressive around the family's 2 chihuahua's and this is causing some problems. She also has exhibited some nippiness with the youngest child in the family. She's friendly with other dogs and with visitors coming to the home. She will do well and could be a great companion in a home with more structure where she can get a lot of exercise. If interested contact: email@example.com
Mongo is a German Shepherd and Coonhound mix. He weighs 100 pounds and is an absolute sweetheart. He is great with other dogs, loves to play fetch, and enjoys car rides. He suffers from separation anxiety and is a bit of an escape artist, so he would benefit from an active retiree or someone who works from home. We are trying to find a forever home for this 6 year old sweet boy. We have been fostering Mongo and absolutely love him, but our work schedules are not ideal to give him the care he deserves. We are in search of the right home and more importantly, the right person, to take on a new best friend and copilot. Located in Ulster County NY Contact MikeHale545@outlook.com
Bailey came to us as an owner surrender when her owners could no longer give her the care she needed. We graciously took in this sweet, nervous girl and fell in love!! In typical hound fashion, she loves to sniff everything on a walk, loves the outdoors, and loves the car!! Bailey would do best in a home with no other pets and Adults only. She is a strong gal who just wants to be a couch potato in between walks!
Bailey is about 6 - 7 years old. She originally came from the south and has had too many people give up on her. She's a little anxious in some situations and needs a patient hound-loving owner who can love her and give her confidence. Located at the Rhode Island SPCA Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Jed is a Treeing Walker Coonhound, UTD on all required vaccinations, vetting and he is neutered. Jed has been in foster care in CT and waiting on his forever home for quite some time now.
Jed's previous owners in TN initially got him to train to be a hunting dog. When he didn't preform to their liking they dumped him. Jed wound up at animal control hoping someone would save him. Jed was rescued by Paws Rescue League in CT and has now been in New England since April 2021. Jed desperately wants to find his forever home and to have a family that he can call his own. Jed is a great dog and enjoys being around his people and walks well on a leash. He knows most of his commands and loves to lie around the house and spend time with his family! He also loves making trips to the dog park!
If you are interested in meeting, fostering or adopting Jed please visit our website www.pawsrescueleague.org and fill out an application.
Wilbur is a 3.5 yo neutered male black and tan coonhound. Very active, curious, and loyal, highly food driven. Requires the ability to be out and about multiple times a day, running, playing, and being active. He is always testing the limits. , Currently in a home with one other dog and 2 cats. He weighs about 70-80 lbs. Would do best in a home with no cats/small animals and if another dog one that is very obedient and patient. Preferably no small children but older children are ok. He is e collar trained, knows sit, lay down (when he wants to), stay, enough (means stop barking), leave it, come, he recalls very well and is often off leash. He also knows 1 and 2 like a child if he is not listening! House trained.
Located near York, PA Contact email@example.com
Leon is a beautiful redbone coonhound, and typical for his breed, he loves to sniff and seek out critters on his walks. He is very friendly with other dogs. He loves riding in the car, going to the park and is a very respectful house guest. He is house broken, non destructive in the home, and has had obedience training. Because of Leon's uncertain past, he is wary of new people and strangers, but once he has an opportunity to get to know you, he is the most loving and affectionate pup. He does have some resource guarding of his food but that is easily managed by following a feeding protocol. Leon is about 9 years old and needs to live out his life in a loving home and not an animal shelter. Located in Rutherford NJ at 11th Hour Rescue. If interested contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scout and Thor are black and Tan and Catahoula mixes. They are both neutered and house trained. They know how to sit and stay. They are really good dogs but they need a lot of exercise. They are high energy with some anxiety. Thor will continually bark at a tree like he is hunting/treeing an animal but there is nothing there. He is destructive inside and wants to be outside. Scout cannot be confined. He has broken a few crates and destroyed rooms. He also prefers to be outside. They are unhappy as this home is not a good fit for them, and its no fault of theirs. They are bonded and would do best together. Located in NJ on the PA border. If interested contact email@example.com