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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.
Bash = Adopted Darling = Adopted
Bash, Darling and Rascal were born Feb 2, 2023 and will be coming to Massachusetts and available for adoption on May 19. They are a happy, playful bunch who are being cared for in the home of one of our Virginia fosters. They are already sleeping well through the night and going outside to potty. Darling is a beautiful black and tan, playful and loving. The boys might be coonhound/cur mixes. Rascal is bigger and very outgoing; Bash is a bit smaller and he was initially a bit timid but has overcome that. He's an eager playmate along with the others, and a little more calm and laid back. They al been exposed to bigger adult dogs and have done well. Current weights as of 5/3: Darling = 23 lb, Rascal = 23 lbs, Bash = 18 lbs.
Merle is a cute little Beagle who was found stray in Virginia. He's very engaging with new people, curious, playful and gets along with other dogs. Merle is 1-2 yrs old and weighs about 30 lbs. Arriving May 27th.
Charlie is a sweet hound from Virginia .He's arrived in Massachusetts and has been in a couple of foster homes already due to people's schedules. Charlie's first foster described him as a love bug. He likes to be on the couch with his people and seeks attention from new people on walks. Charlie has made a lot of progress with housebreaking. He's learned to walk well on the leash and will walk right next to you without pulling. He's quiet in his crate at night, but does have some separation anxiety if alone during the day. He'd probably do best wtih another dog as a companion. He's enjoyed his trips to the dog park and gets along with everyone. Charlie would prefer a home outside the city - he's not too comfortable with the noises of trucks and buses. He's currently fostering with a new family that have young children and he's been good with them. He's a quick learner and an adopter who can take some time to train him will be rewarded with a wonderful coonhound companion. Charlie is currently located north of Worcester.
Sally is a sweet hound girl, who has her funny moments. She's pretty laid back and loves to lie in the sun. She gets along with other dogs and is happy to meet new people. Sally is 3 - 4 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs. She's ready for transport from Virginia for anyone wishing to adopt..
Pepe is a happy hound guy from central Virginia. He's about a year old and weighs about 50 lbs. He's very calm for a 1 yr old hound and might be older. Pepe is friendly and sweet, and enjoys petting and attention. and loves to meet new people. He's not too hyper, and is a sensitive dog underneath his outgoing, goofy hound exterior. He's playful with other dogs, but too many dogs at once can be overstimulating. He also prefers quiet, undisturbed napping spots. Pepe has made some progress with training and will benefit from continued structure and obedience work. Pepe is housebroken and does well in his crate. Pepe would do best in a calm home, with adopters who have some hound experience, possibly one other dog to play with. Pepe is in the Boston area and ready for visits.
Tommy is a sweet Beagle mix from Virginia. He's about 3 yrs old and weighs about 35 lbs. Tommy is friendly and gets along with other dogs. Arriving in late June
Here's a sweet girl who's ready for a new life. Clara is gentle and calm and can be tentative in new situations. For some dogs, going through the shelter experience, followed by transport, boarding, vetting, etc, is pretty unsettling. With a little patience, she'll learn to trust and will blossom into a nice hound companion. Clara may be Belle's mother, they were at the rural Virginia shelter together. Clara is estimated to be 6 - 7 yrs old and weighs about 50 lbs. Arriving in Massachusetts in late May.
Belle is a pretty young bluetick hound who was found with Clara, who could be her mother. Belle as about 1 - 2 yrs old and she's a healthy good weight at 58 lbs. Belle is a bit tentative in new situations, not high energy or demanding. She'll need some TLC and patience. Stay tuned for updates as she gets more comfortoble at her boarding place in Virginia. Belle will arrive in mid - late May.
Buck is not happy to be at the shelter in this photo! Fortunately for him, those days are over. Buck came to NECR from rural western North Carolina. He's boarding in Virginia getting ready for his trip to Massachusetts. Buck is about a year old and weighs about 50 lbs. He's a typical young hound boy - He's active and engaging with new people and always looking for the next adventure. We'll have more photos and information coming. Buck has arrived and is ready for visits.
This beautiful hound girl somehow ended up in a Missouri county shelter. She's about 2 yrs old, likes to meet new people, made lots of friends at the vet's office - and obviously her good looks attract a lot of attention - which she loves. Arriving in mid May.
Della was an unclaimed stray from a southwest Virginia shelter. She's 1.5 - 2 yrs old. Della has a sweet personality and gets along well with other dogs. She likes to meet new people and is well-socialized. At her foster home here in Massachusetts she's been working on some obedience commands and is housebroken and tolerated being crated well. Della has the energy level typical of a young hound - she likes to play with other dogs and would love a companion and a fenced yard Della weighs about 50 lbs. Della is fostering on Cape Cod ( and the bridge construction is DONE!), and visits can also be arranged in the Boston area..
Carl is an easy-going hound dog who just enjoys hanging out with his people. Carl was adopted 2 years ago and is being returned to the rescue due to the arrival of a baby in the family. Carl is a well-socialized, affectionate hound dog; he's housebroken and walks well on a leash; good with other dogs. Carl has some allergies and does take an apoquel dose daily, in addition to medicated baths as needed. He will be bringing along a 6 month supply of his medication and some medicated shampoo that he likes. Carl is about 8 yrs old and weighs about 62 lbs. We are waiving his adoption fee as a special needs dog, but he really requires minimal care. This boy deserves a final Forever Home where he can live out his days with a committed adopter. He's a wonderful companion.
McCloud is a cute smaller hound, about 1.5 yrs old and weighing about 40 lbs. McCloud has come a long way since arriving at his New Hampshire foster home a few months ago. He's housebroken and knows a few obedience commands. He's gained confidence but may still be a bit tentative in new situations. McCloud is a typical young hound when it comes to his energy level - he loves to run and play, and enjoys his favotire rope toy and his kong. He's very snuggly with his people and enjoys a soft place to sleep. No cats please. McCloud is available in NH for visits.
Barkis is a medium energy hound who needs a special hound lover who can ease him into life as a pet. He's a loyal and affectionate companion. He'll do best with some training and gentle introductions to interactions with other dogs and visitors. He can be overstimulated with too much activity around, so is not going to be your average family dog. He walks well on leash but really needs room to run - a large fenced yard would be great! He's housebroken and knows a few commands. Barkis would be a great companion for someone who enjoys solitary pursuits and has a quiet life. He enjoys his outings as well as soft sleeping places for resting. Barkis is 2 yrs old and weighs about 60 lbs. Available for visits in Massachusetts.
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.
Penny is a 3 year old 50lbs medium sized coonhound lab mix located in CT that loves to play fetch with a soccer ball, swimming in the ocean and hiking. This girl needs an energetic owner/family that can fully focus on her and reinforce and continue the training she has been through. She knows basic commands sit, stay, down, paw, off, leave it, wait/release . Loves car rides! She is crate trained and house trained. Due to her being part coonhound she loves to bark and talk to you and her nose leads the way as most hound breeds do. She does well on a nose lead while walking. She is dog and human reactive when on walks but NOT aggressive. This is something she will need to work on as her excitement takes over. She is food motivated with her training and looks to please but she does try to get away with things. She does well with older children and other dogs and finds cats interesting but not aggressive with them. We prefer to home her with a fenced yard but not necessary for those that will leash walk her daily. This girl is a good dog that really needs an energetic, patient and focused "pack leader" owner.
If sailors were stuck in the fog, rest assured that Poppy’s bark could lead them to safety. As a coonhound, this bark comes with the territory. Every volunteer at Dog Star Rescue has envisioned the perfect home for Poppy - a rural setting, a fenced in yard to keep her exuberance in check, plenty of places to take her for walks to tire her out and keep her houndy sniffing needs satisfied, and a family that can devote the attention to her that she craves and deserves. Poppy has a serious case of FOMO - and if you’re doing something without her, she’ll vocalize that she’d like to be included, thank you very much. Poppy is a girl who knows who she likes and what she wants, and because of this we want her to be your only queen. She is house, crate, and leash trained. Poppy does well with children. She is not a fan of cats. She does well with other dogs she meets on her outings with our volunteers, so her interactions outside of the house shouldn’t concern you whatesoever. This 2-year-old, 41 pound, gorgeous girl will be your best friend forever and has been waiting for so long for someone to pick her and love her for all of her amazing qualities and her quirks too. We know that her forever family is out there - so please help us find it. Share this post and inquire about her to see if she’s right for you. Poppy is available to meet in Bloomfield, CT and is at all of our adoption events. Learn more at DogStarRescue.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hank is a young Treeing Walker Coonhound in Maine who is in need of a new home due to a medical situation in the family. Hank is a very nice, friendly well-socialized young hound of about 4 yrs old, weighing about 62 lbs. He's neutered and up-to-date on vaccines. Hank is pretty typical for a coonhound his age - he loves his walks and outside time. He needs some good exercise every day. Hank is housebroken and knows a few odedience commands like 'Sit'. He's currently living with another family member who cannot keep him. This is an unfortunate situation for everyone - Hank is a great dog who needs to find another family. Located in the Freeport/Durham area of Maine. If interested, contact email@example.com
Hi! My name’s Charles and I’m a 1-year-old neutered Coonhound Mix. I arrived at Lucy Mackenzie as a transfer from another shelter. It’s been a bit of a weird start to life, but things are definitely looking up! I just know I will find my forever home shortly. I’m a cool, kinda goofy dude that likes to have a lot of fun and I will admit I do need some work in the training department. I’m a smart guy who’s trying real hard to learn it all quickly, but I just need a bit more practice for some commands, like sit. But I’m sure my new family will be just the patient teachers to continue my learning while we enjoy many fun adventures in life! So, if you are looking for a young, love-of-a-doggie like me, please look no further and call today to learn more!
Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society
Hi! My name’s Bluto and I’m a 3-year-old neutered male Tree Walker Coonhound. Just like my nemesis, Popeye (just kidding…hahaha, he’s one of my best buds!), I bounded onto the scene of Lucy Mackenzie as a shelter transfer. One might think I am a villainous, but that’s all a mask. I am just as friendly and outgoing as the next guy! To be honest, I really have no idea how I got the name Bluto – maybe it’s because I am tough, and strong? (Or, I like to pretend I am – I’m a sweetheart that just LOVES to be around people!) I must admit, though, that I do have a boisterous voice on me when I get going, but can you blame me? Us hounds love to sing! Like my friend, Popeye, I need a little help and patience around food – I just get so excited when I eat! But, I am a quick to pick up on things, and with some love and guidance, I can go far in this world! So, if you have a void in your heart for a energetic hound like me, please call today to learn more!
Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society
Do you hear that? Hound lovers can. That is the sound of Baxter baying hello!
Baxter is all things young coonhound! He is fun loving, smart and enjoys his time outside. Nose to ground, Baxter loves to have a job and a focus! He is always looking to keep himself busy and would love a fenced yard to explore and patrol.
Baxter is young, less then a year old, and so eager to learn! He is treat motivated and eager to please. He will be an excellent student to someone willing to put in the work.
This large guy is super friendly with all. He will be very loud when on leash and spots another dogs but he really just wants to make new friends. Baxter is extremely strong and will need someone who can handle him. He has been learning to walk very nicely on a front connect harness.
Being a big ol hound, we are looking for a home for Baxter without small animals or cats. He would likely really enjoy another dog to be his buddy! Baxter is big, strong and goofy so older teens and adults are preferred.
If you know and love Coonhound, this guy is for you!
Baxter is located at Scituate Animal Shelter in Scituate MA
Reginald is a handsome 2.5 yr old redbone coonhound in Pennsylvania. He's housebroken, up-to-date with vetting, neutered and very loving and affectionate. He goes to daycare several times a week and does whell there, He would do best in a home with adult children or kids over 12 yrs old. If interested please contact:
Milli is a 5 year old spayed female Plott Hound mix that is looking for some new digs. Are you her new best friend? She’s a sweet and smart girl who LOVES to learn and enjoys the snuggles of her people. She has a lot of goofy energy and would do best with a family with a fenced in backyard in a calm neighborhood. She does well with other dogs and would love the company of another calm adult dog.
Milli has been working with a dog trainer to address her reactivity, which is primarily due to being sensitive to noises and takes medication to help with her anxiety. She’s made a lot of progress and we know she will only get better from here! Because of her anxiety, an ideal home for her would be without small children.
If you’re interested in adopting or fostering sweet Milli, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and we can connect you with her trainer!
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