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.
Rowdy is a 5 year old, 32 lb retired hunting dog from Maine. He is very sweet and friendly. He walks well on a leash and is working hard at house training. Rowdy is extremely loveable and affectionate. In fact, he wants all the love you can dish out. He really just wants to be a lap dog. He sleeps with his foster mom and is crated when she leaves. He even goes to work with her sometimes! He is currently living with a cat. Although he was interested at first, now just ignores her. Rowdy gets along with other dogs, but can get grumpy with them sometimes. He would do best as an only dog or with one other dog bigger than him. Rowdy is looking for an adopter or foster.
Sounder is a happy friendly 5 month old treeing walker coonhound puppy who came to us from a local Massachusetts shelter. He's full of energy and loves meeting other dogs and new people - both adults and children. He can be an insistent playmate, but is ready for a good nap after some exercise. Sounder is in foster care in the Boston area, where he enjoys playing and wrestling with the other puppy in the home; he's learning some house manners and continuing his socialization with new people and environments. Sounder is ready for visits!
Meet Fred and Ethyl, two strays from Virginia. They are suspected to be littermates and were trapped together in the same trap. They are about 6 months old and weigh about 25-30 lbs. Their adult weights should be around 50 lbs. Fred is the redtick and Ethyl is the tricolor. Fred is more shy than Ethyl, but they are both friendly once they are feeling comfortable in a new situation. We are hoping to adopt them together, but may consider adopting them separately into homes with another hound. Fred and Ethyl have arrived and are ready for visits.
Sweet Pea is aptly named. She has a wonderful temperament and is described as the sweetest dog. She is friendly and affectionate, loves people and enjoys attention. Sweet Pea learned to use the doggie door at her foster home very quickly. She likes other dogs, but has not been tested with cats. She is looking for a home where she can be with people a lot. She is about 2 years old, 41 lbs. Sweet Pea will arrive Sept 25
Ramble is a treeing walker coonhound who loves people and is very comfortable in a home environment. He's very friendly, silly, goofy and playful - he just melts when you pet him. He's house-broken, walks well on-leash and even hangs around when off leash. Ramble loves hanging out in his sleeping box and in his crate. He collects his toys and brings them to bed - and especially loves squeaky toys. Ramble has been fostering in rural Virginia where he gets along with the other dogs - and even the cats who live there. He enjoys his walks, comes when called and is not very interested in following scents and tracking. Ramble will climb out of a pen if left alone, so will need secure fencing and supervision - and he might do best with a hound buddy for companionship. Ramble is about 7 years old and in good health. Ramble will arrive Sept. 25.
Haley came to us with three other hounds from a very rural shelter in Virginia where hounds don't have much hope. Haley is a sweet Treeing Walker Coonhound mix. She is about 3 years old and weighs 53 lbs. Haley is a quiet girl, but shows she has a lot of energy when she gets excited. She would love a large yard to run around in and another dog to play with. Haley will arrive September 25.
Emmet is one of the hounds who came to us from a very rural shelter in Virginia. Emmet is a friendly hound. He is about 2 years old and weighs about 50 lbs.
He has a mellow personality although is playful when engaged. Until then, he is happy to do his own thing. He's not easily distracted by what other dogs are doing or by loud noises etc. He is described as a polite boy who is a favorite of the staff at our rescue partner in Virginia. Emmet will be headed north for arrival on Oct 2.
Clancy is another hound who came to us from a very rural shelter in Virginia. Clancy is a young, friendly redtick coonhound. He is about 2 years old and weighs about 45 lbs. He is a typical hound; goofy, loving and a bit stubborn. Like all hounds, he will benefit from some structure and training. Clancy has a lot of potential and will be a great companion. Clancy will arrive at the end of September.
Audrey is the last of the four hounds who came to us from a rural shelter in Virginia. Audrey is a young, friendly bluetick coonhound mix. She is about 2 years old and weighs about 41 lbs. She's quiet and sweet and content to do her own thing. She would benefit from some TLC and affection. Audrey will arrive at Sept 25.
Wuwu is a 2 year old Treeing Walker Coonhound from rural VA. She is a big girl at 82 lbs, good on a leash, friendly with people she meets and good with some dogs. She is looking for a quiet home with a fenced yard in a quiet neighborhood. She can be nervous around loud sounds she is not familiar with, but she is getting used to the sounds in her foster home. She is playful and just needs a little time to meet new dogs but can be a great playmate. Wuwu listens very well and is just starting to learn basic obedience. She would do very well with continued training. She needs an experienced owner, no small kids under 6 years ( just because of her size and occasional clumsiness). She is available in MA and ready for adoption.
Ralph is a sweet foxhound from Virginia, about 2.5 years old and weighing about 45 lbs. Ralph was taken in as a stray by a Virginia family; he stayed there for over a year but they could not keep him. A neighbor then kept Ralph and helped him find his way to NECR - he arrived in Massachusetts a few months ago and has been in a foster home in southern NH. He loves to play chase and run around with the hounds there. Ralph is an active young foxhound who enjoys his time outside. He's housebroken but will need some reinforcement in a new home. He's worked with a trainer and knows some obedience commands. He's a cuddler and bonds with his people; he warms up to strangers slowly. Ralph will be a great hound companion in the care of someone experienced with hounds, who can give him structure and patience. He's been through a lot of changes in his young life and just needs a chance to settle in, gain confidence and feel secure.
Grasshopper is a sweet, friendly hound mix from Virginia. He's about 5 years old and a little overweight at 60 lbs. He gets along well with other dogs and can be a little jumpy, but just because he's so eager for affection. He is very loving and was a favorite of the kennel staff at our foster down south. In fact, they often went into his kennel just to snuggle with him! Grasshopper is being fostered in western Mass and is available for visits.
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. He has settled in nicely at his foster home in Pennsylvania and is working hard on house training. He has no accidents in the morning/overnight and none during the day if he can get outside every few hours. His foster mom says, "Overall though, he's a dream. I would not say he has anxiety at all, he's very calm and sweet. He knows our yard now, and has really mastered following me around by my voice and responding to "careful" to avoid obstacles. He's great with the cats and our dog, aside from bumping into them sometimes. He's really easy going in the house, he finds a dog bed or his crate and chews his toys. He has a good appetite, and takes treats well. He's such a sweet boy that really wants to be with people. He's started to play with me outside, jump around and do play bows. It's the cutest thing. I feel so grateful to have met and cared for him. I was initially nervous about helping a blind dog, but it hasn't felt like any extra work. I can't stress how calm and easy going he is! Such a sweetheart." Gabe is Heartworm positive and is undergoing treatment.
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:
In Vermont: Annie is a sweet hound girl who has been rehomed too many times due to circumstances that have nothing to do with her personality or behavior. She's an easy keeper, gets along with other dogs and does well with cats - has low prey drive.
She does counter-surf if given the opportunity - like most coonhounds.
Annie is a big girl at about 80 lbs, but could probably lose 10 or so. She's 8 yrs old. If interested please contact: email@example.com
Cora is a 16 month old black and tan coonhound in CT. She is spayed and up-to-date on vaccines. Cora is a typical young coonhound girl who needs a lot of exercise and more attention that her busy family with young children can provide. She would enjoy a canine buddy to play with, or active owners who can take her out for long walks, hikes, etc. She has some obedience training and knows 'sit' and 'paw'. She enjoys attention and petting and loves to hang out with her people. Cora is housebroken. She'll be a great hound companion with some continued training and in a home that can meet the needs of a young hound. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Goldie is an older black and tan coonhound girl in need of a new home due to a changing health situation at her home. She was adopted at about 3 years old and has lived with her current family for 8-9 years. They are heartbroken to be giving her up. Goldie is a super low maintenance hound looking for a place to live out her golden years. She is housebroken, great wit other dogs both big and small, good with kids, spayed and up-to-date with vetting. She was crate-trained but hasn't been in the crate for a while. She loves her fenced yard and just hanging with her family. Goldie is located on the MA/NH coastal border. If interested please contact: email@example.com
Ellie needs a new home immediately due to move. Ellie is a 5 ½ year old, 55 lb redbone with lots of love to give. Most days you can find her lounging on her bed or on the couch. She loves walks and exploring but does tend to run off if she’s not monitored. She is very friendly and would do well in a home with another dog, but no cats. She knows most commands: Sit, Stay, Leave it, Come, Down, and Off and is house trained. She does have some separation anxiety but it’s manageable in comfortable setting. She does great on a leash/harness. Very food motivated but will counter surf if a scent catches her attention. Located in Vermont Contact Kristen: KBD@creare.com
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.