Rescue dogs come in all shapes, sizes, breeds and ages. A quick search on Petfinder.com turns up hundreds of pups in Maine and greater New England anxious to find their forever home with a family that will love and appreciate their unique personality. These dogs all share hound dog traits and are ready to be your perfect pet.

Click the names to learn more about each dog.

Petfinder.com/Helping Paws

Age: 1-year old

Personality: Sweet, gentle

Great for: Families, kids

Notes: No cats

Age: 3-years old

Personality: Happy, low-key, shy

Great for: Active household (slightly overweight) with a routine

Notes: House trained, walks well on a leash, loves to lounge

Age: 5-years old

Personality: Sweet, good with dogs and children

Great for: Active household

Notes: No cats or small animals, surrendered to the shelter because she wasn't a good hunting dog

Age: Unknown/adult

Personality: Gentle, sweet, mellow, submissive to other dogs

Great for: Low maintenance families

Notes: Crate trained