Arrival Story: Lucky is a foster. He was surrendered to the shelter because he was "too hyper" for his owners. He went up for adoption but he was "too hyper" in the kennels and was considered for the euthanasia list. I was frantically trying to find rescue for him before it was too late. Unfortunately coonhounds are underrepresented in the rescue world. The few out there were either full, didn't contact me back, or gave me silly excuses as to why they couldn't accept him. "His ears are too short" was my favorite... no one said he was necessarily a well-bred coonhound! But he's certainly a coonhound. Anyway, I had fallen in love with him and I didn't want to see him be euthanized because he was so desperate to get out and no one was listening to him. He turned out to be a great boy. He got adopted after about a month with me but was returned a week later for a variety of reasons. I think the underlying one was that he was "too hyper". I am really shocked by all this talk of him being "too hyper" because at my house he sleeps the day away, plays in the yard with the other dogs, walks great on leash... yes he occasionally is very exuberant but what puppy isn't.