About Us


ADOPTABLE HOUNDS....Please bear with us while we update our Hound Tales via PetFinder.   They've all been very busy !!   You can always contact us at houndrescue@yahoo.ca for information about any of our Hounds

You can see our hounds on our website at www.coonhoundrescue.ca and click on Available Hounds.  Thank you for your patience while we fix this issue.


Who We Are

Gentle Jake's Coonhound Rescue is a small, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the memory of my beloved coonhound Jake. Our volunteers are dedicated to helping homeless and abandoned Coonhounds find loving and permanent homes as indoor pets. We are based and operate in Ontario. We have been rescuing these wonderful hounds since 2003. We are also a member of Coonhound Companions where our goal is to educate the public about the misconception that hounds do not make good family pets.  We want to share our love of Coonhounds with the whole continent, with hopes of inspiring dog lovers everywhere to consider adopting a Coonhound. 

Our rescue is also dedicated to promoting responsible hound ownership. Many of the hounds that end up in shelters or rescue are abandoned hunting dogs that were previously tied to a doghouse outside for most of the year, only to be let loose during hunting season. We believe that no hound should have to suffer such a fate, and will place hounds as indoor pets only. Since many of our hounds have never lived in a house before, all dogs are initially placed in foster homes where they are housetrained and learn basic house manners. While in foster care our hounds are also spayed or neutered, brought up to date on vaccinations, and provided with any necessary medical care. Finally, their temperament and personality are evaluated so that we can find the best possible match between each individual hound and its adoptive home.  

All adoptive homes are required to go through a screening process that includes reference checks and a home visit. An adoption donation is required to offset some of the costs incurred in caring for and re-homing each hound. Gentle Jake's Coonhound Rescue remains committed to each animal for the rest of its life and if, at any time and for any reason, the adoption does not work out, we require that the hound be returned to us.

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