Each week, the Independent highlights an animal available for adoption at Baypath Humane Society in Hopkinton. This week’s adoptable animal is Bugs, a 2-year-old treeing Walker coonhound mix.
Here is Baypath’s description of Bugs:
“Bugs is full of life and energy! He loves other dogs and is very friendly and sweet with all people. Coonhounds are very intelligent dogs that are typically used for hunting in many areas. They are fantastic, loving and loyal companions for homeowners and especially benefit from an active lifestyle, including hiking or runs. Since they have a high prey drive, we do not suggest living with any small animals.
“Bugs can be strong on a leash and would need to continue to learn leash walking manners. If you have a fenced yard you will need to keep an eye on this handsome boy as he can jump a short fence. Bugs is a friendly boy and could live with older children (we think he may be a bit too excitable to live with very little children).
“As is common with typical hound behavior, Bugs can be a talented “crooner!” He may howl or bark when he feels the need, and although this is music to our ears, as we find it adorable, you need to be sure your neighbors won’t be offended by his singing.”