Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Mississippi, United States
Posted December 5, 2014
I was Spot's foster pet-parent for 6 months this year. His breed is Treeing Walker Coonhound and he was in poor health when I first got him. Spot was found in a ditch beside the road after a long cold snap. He was very malnourished, shaking, and exhausted.
Spot made a quick recovery, and with it came an exceptional amount of energy! Even with two walks everyday, he was always ready to play! He was very even tempered and got along well with my other dogs (senior pit/lab and young beagle/lab). This breed does well outside and Spot loved running around the back yard!
Spot had to be treated for heart-worms (which is extremely expensive!), and kept confined, which was difficult for such a high-energy dog!
Spot jumped up and knocked over my 3 year old niece before I could stop him, so I recommend caution and careful training if you have children.
He is a hunting dog and saw my 2 Maine Coon cats as potential prey.
Spot was adopted by a man who went hunting, had a lot of property, and had a 12 year old son who wanted a dog. It was hard to let him go but I know Spot is in doggy paradise now and his new home is a great fit!