ABTCR or coonhoundrescue.com has done much to improve me as a human. The group is sincerely dedicated to helping and saving as many lives and improve upon the well-being of rescued coonhounds across the nation. Financial resources are totally for the dogs and the amount of time and personal resources provided directly by volunteers magnifies the benefits generated by the group. For years, I have stated ABTCR is the most efficient and well-managed NGO I have seen. [My previous life involved precise profit and loss metrics for financial institutions.] Pictured is one of our latest charges, a nearly perfect Bluetick girl. Secondly, are my two ABTCR rescues - Grace and Buzz - our pack alphas. All of them were condemned to death but then, they were saved. And for that I am better. Thank you.
I have adopted two hounds from this rescue, 2 years apart and had just a fabulous experience with them. They save dogs who have been discarded, forgotten and neglected. So many volunteers work tirelessly to save hounds who have been tied up in the woods to starve, chained in mud - you name it. They drive for days creating trains to freedom for dogs on death row in kill shelters. They also simply help people who must give up their beloved dogs through no fault of their own and want them to go to good homes. Too often, hounds are throw-away hunting tools, yet they are the sweetest, most generous, loyal breed of dog I have ever known.
Timing was finally right and we adopted recently with this amazing group. Foster mom was a pleasure to coordinate with and easy process. Measures are made sure that these hounds are placed in good homes and the ability to stay connected with this group! We love our little Ca$h!
we adopted Daisy through this group. She loves life, her family and enriches our lives everyday and can honestly say every single member of the group genuinely cares about all of these souls and puts the most effort possible into finding them the perfect home. The awesome foster families work very hard to ensure that the health and well being of all dogs is put first and are incredibly supportive to help ensure a smooth transition from foster to forever. Daisy has only been with us for 2 years but to this day if I have a question or concern they are there for support and advice. We adopted from this group, believe in what they do and how they do it and fully support their efforts and hope others will also.
This Rescue saved our dog, Oscar Madison, from euthanasia ten years ago, allowing us the opportunity to adopt him following the loss of another beloved pet. We then proceeded to fall in love with this magnificent breed. This Rescue has become a touchstone for us throughout the years, and we can truly call many in the group our friends. This group is filled with the most caring and compassionate people all over the country with not only a love for animals, but a true calling to ensure their safety and ultimately, the loving homes they deserve. We recently volunteered to foster two more hounds just over a month ago. The female is now living the good life in Canada. The boy is now looking at me as I eat a piece of pizza, just where he'll be for at least another ten plus years I hope.
We adopted Trixie ~1.5 years ago. And had such a TREMENDOUS experience with ABTCR, we've since: Fostered a dog. And adopted another, our "tri-pawed," Wrigley. My husband has put in literally thousands of miles transporting dogs along their journeys. Plus we've enjoyed several overnight visits from other hounds on their way from rescue to foster/forever homes! The Facebook group is amazing; such a positive, helpful group of people. We love, love, love ABTCR and the dedicated volunteers who make this rescue possible! Throughout all of our ABTCR experiences, there has been a supportive community ready to help.
I had been following ABTCR for a few years, as I love hound dogs. When a foster posted a picture of an emaciated, mangy, heartworm positive dog, I fell in love! This foster went to the shelter on Christmas Day to pull the dog, as the shelter was going to euthanize him due to his horrible body condition. The shelter didn't think he was going to live through the holiday period.
So, ABTCR, and foster humans, spent tons of time and energy and money on "Wish You Were Here". I live in California, but was in Texas in February of 2017. I asked the foster if I could come and meet "Wish", nicknamed Tank. He had gained weight, was growing some hair back, and was set up for heartworm treatment (and neutering). I was smitten.. I said I wanted to adopt him as soon as he was ready..
ABTCR would have arranged an airline to transport Tank from Dallas to San Francisco, but I decided to drive to Texas so Tank wouldn't be stressed out, as he had gone through so much already in his life.
March 22, 2017, I picked up the sweetest, funniest, cutest dog! He had to be "quiet" for a month still due to the heartworn treatment, that was a challenge! I drove home with Tank and my German Shepherd X, and it went flawlessly.
ABTCR had me fill out the adoption contract, and when I said that I would call "Home Again" and get Tank put in my name, I was told that the dogs are forever registered with ABTCR. Awesome! The adoption fee did not come close to covering the costs of getting this dog well! What a blessing they are to hounds!
I am both a donor and have adopted 2 hounds from this rescue. Have had full support from the Rescue for any questions I had on the dogs behavior. Both were fully vetted (and I received all of their prior records). The most recent adoption is the Bluetick in the photo. I have nothing but good things to say!
We adopted our first hound from ABTR in 2008. My references were checked and my vet was called. Foster mom kept in touch and offered advice and support. We went to visit her in 2009 and adopted another hound the day of the visit. A couple of months ago, we adopted a third from the group. He had been abandoned and in need of heartworm treatment and pneumonia. This group provided veterinary care and he is thriving in our home. Our questions are always answered by foster parents. We are happy to donate whenever we can because we have seen the miracles. I included a before after photo of Cade.
American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue is the best rescue organization I have had the pleasure of working with (and all my pets have been/are rescues). I got my lovely, exuberant hound mix, Juniper, though them in 2016. After submitting my application, the vetting process was immediate (love not waiting!). Communication was consistent and as I needed. After adopting our sweet girl, we have joined the ABTCR community, which is truly incredible. All of the people supporting one another and advocating for dogs, fosters, adopters, rescue volunteers, etc. I am so grateful to have a connection to the people and pups of this wonderful organization.
American Black & Tan Coonhound Rescue volunteers are a dedicated and hound loving group. They have a huge support group on their Facebook page - and everyone helps each other with questions or situations that they may have with their hounds. When you adopt from this group, the foster is very good at checking back, often, to be sure the new dog is adapting well in his home. This group is top notch and the dogs are the best!
Review from Guidestar
I have adopted 4 coonhound's. I donate both time and money to help this group save as many coonhounds as possible. This is an amazing group of volunteers that do an incredible job of pulling coonhounds and bloodhounds from kill shelters from across the country. Most have been dumped by hunters. All dogs are vetted and spayed/nuetered before adoption. They offer great support in helping fosters and adopters with any issues that may come thier way. And network extensively to help educate people on what a wonderful companion, loyal family dog and best friend coonhounds are. Visit thier website www.coonhoundrescue.com to see all of the wonderful coonhound and bloodhounds that are avaiable for adoption. They have a Facebook page, American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue that has thousands of group members who help support each other for thier love of this breed. All fosters and adopters must complete an application and are "vetted".
Review from Guidestar
Horrible people skills. Many dogs placed in my state and then 'abandoned'. No contracts, no home-checks and no support for adoptions. Horrible business practices. Takes adoption fees then cuts contacts with adopters.
The coonhound rescue does a wonderful job pulling hounds out of shelters, providing fosters, and finding forever homes for hounds down on their luck. I adopted from them before and Dolly became a proficient searchdog. Please adopt, foster, or donate to help this nonprofit. Please donate using IGive, and EScrip too.