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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.
We have a litter of 8 American English Coonhound puppies available. These pups were born November 25th. There are 2 males and 6 females and they currently weight about 25 lbs +/- These pups were born locally in Massachusetts - a surprise to the family that adopted their mother as a local owner surrender. They've been raised with love in a family home; they already know to 'sit' for treats; they're affectionate and engaging with new people. There's an opportunity to choose from several pups, parent dogs are on premises. Like all coonhound puppies they are very active and playful - adopters should be prepared to provide the exercise and stimulating activities they'll need. The pups are located north of Boston. Please begin by completing an application, then we can provide individual photos and information as we go forward.
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 May.
Molly is a cute little beagle who was found stray in Virginia. Her rescue story is a long one and she's finally ready for her Forever Home. We discovered she was pregnant shortly after she arrived at our rescue partners in Virginia from a county shelter last Fall. She also turned out to be heartworm positive. Molly had three puppies who have all been placed. She then spent several months being treated for heartworm. Molly is now in Massachusetts but her first home was not a good fit for her. Molly needs patient adopters who are experienced with rescue dogs She warms up to her caregivers pretty quickly, however she's timid in new situations and around new people. Like many rescues, she should get over this in time as she's exposed to new things and gains confidence. Molly would do best in a home with another dog and a fenced yard. She's mostly housebroken and does well with a predictable schedule. She walks well on leash. Molly prefers women to men and did well with the 9 yr old at her foster home. Please no cats as she has high prey drive. Molly is 5 -6 yr old and weighs about 18 lbs. She is located north of Boston.
Meet pretty Charlotte from Southwest Virgnia. She has a personality to match her good looks! Her foster says she's a gem - sweet and friendly, good around the kids too. Charlotte is 2 - 3 yrs old and weighs about 50 lbs. She'll be arriving April 8th
These photos don't capture the personality of Carlton, a goofy happy hound. He's pretty calm and enjoys his walks with the staff - he's good on leash. Carlton has been treated for heartworm and is ready to come north. He's about 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs. Arriving at teh beginning of April.
Lilly Ann is another hound found stray in rural Virginia. She's about 2 yrs old and weighs about 45 lbs. Lilly Ann is a friendly girl with a sweet personality, good with other dogs too. Arriving in late May.
Shadow is a sweet little beagle, about 1.5 yrs old. Shadow came into the Virginia shetler shy stray, but has really blossomed in the short time he was there. Shadow takes a little while to warm up to new people, but enjoys attention and affection. He responds well to treat incentives and does well with other dogs and children. Like any beagle, Shadow enjoys running and tracking. He loves to have the zoomies and is a very sweet boy. Shadow allows us to pick him up and carry him and appears to enjoy the attention he receives. He needs work with a lead and some basic training, but he is very smart and should learn quickly and easily. This sweet boy will be a great companion and a wonderful addition to any family. Arriving March 25th.
Della is 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 seems well-socialized. When the rescue volunteer picked her up at the shelter she literally jumped for joy. Della weighs about 50 lbs. Della is arriving March 25th.
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.
Sadie is on her way to a new life after spending the last 8 months in a rural Virginia shelter. It never broke her spirit and she's still a young, friendly, playful hound girl. Like most hounds, Sadie loves her time outside. She can entertain herself with her toys and plays well with the other dogs. Sadie likes to meet new people and enjoys attention. Sadie will come north to Massachusetts in early March.
Winnie is a petite hound mix from Virginia. Several months ago she was found stray by a good samaritin who took her in and helped her gain some weight and get healthy. Due to health problems she was passed along to another rescuer who has also had her for several months. Now it's time for Winnie to find her Forever home. She's been living in the house and has been good around the kids ( ages 2,9,14) as well as the cats. Winnie gets along with the other dogs, walks well on leash and is mostly housebroken. Her ideal weight will be around 40 lbs. Winnie is about 5 - 6 yrs old. Arriving March 25th
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.
FOSTER URGENTLY NEEDED: 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.
Harper is a pretty bluetick girl from Virginia. She's very engaging with new people and gets along with other dogs too. She has a typical coonhound voice and she can use it! Harper is a confident hound, always up for an adventure and she loves riding in the car. Harper is about 2 years old and weighs 45 - 50 lbs. Harper has arrived and is ready for visits.
Lilly and Sparky have been hanging around a rural hunt club in Virginia for the past few months. The members have taken care of them giving them food and shelter. But a hunt club is not a home and no one there has space for an extra hound. Lilly is a small tan lab/hound mix. She's about 5 years old. Lilly is sweet and friendly around new people. It looks like she's had a couple of litters and she's very loving and maternal towards Sparky. Lilly is currently being treated for Heartworm in Virginia. Arriving in Massachusetts in late April.
Callie is a pretty little bluetick hound from West Virginia. She's young at about 2 yrs old, but has had a rough start in life. Callie has made a lot of progress in her foster home. She's housebroken, has learned to walk nicely on a leash, and is becoming more confident. Callie is already blossoming into great hound companion. She gets along well with the dogs in her foster home, she loves snuggling up with her fosters, running and playing in the yard . Callie is an easy keeper - she sleeps quietly in her crate, is not barky or demanding and has never shown any aggression towards people or other dogs. Her ideal home would be one where she can take her time getting accustomed to new things and new people, and where she has a fenced yard where she can run freely. We will not be placing Callie in an invisible fence. Callie has arrived and is ready 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 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
Elsa is a very friendly 2-3 year old, 34 lb. foxhound mix looking for a suburban or rural home with a fenced yard. She is spayed, up-to-date on vaccines, heartworm free, and healthy. Elsa is people- and dog-focused and eager to meet and play with every human and dog she encounters. She is currently being long-term fostered by a loving family in New York City. Unfortunately, Elsa is terrified by the noise and chaos of the city and has no secure area for off-leash play. She is desperate for a more suitable environment for a hound. Elsa is athletic and playful and will thrive in a home with securely fenced outdoor space for her to frolic, sniff and fetch to her heart’s content and humans who have time to take her on long walks. Other friendly dogs to wrestle and chase would be a dream. Elsa is best for a home with older kids. In addition to foxhound, she has some beagle, bloodhound, and boxer. To learn more about Elsa, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
Patch is a 9 month old Bluetick Coonhound. He is a very sweet, playful pup with a lot of energy! Patch would be best in a home with a fenced in yard to be able to run and play. He is best suited for a home with older children and no cats. He loves to go on long walks, play with toys (and sticks!), and of course loves a good belly rub and snuggles! He is completely house trained, sleeps great at night, and has also gone through professional training and does very well with commands! He would be a great partner for a hunter! If interested contact: email@example.com
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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