Rebel Steele

Rebel is a gorgeous Husky and a sweet, attentive boy.

Last updated: Dec 10, 2018

Base Info:

  • Arrival date: Nov 14
  • Breed: Husky
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Young, Adult, Mature, Senior
  • Weight: Arrived at 45 Pounds.  52 pounds 12/7 (should be closer to 70) we are over-feeding on a prescription diet to build his weight quickly.
  • Spay/Neutered: Not yet
  • General Health: Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor
  • Temperament: Mild mannered and affable
  • Gets Along with Dogs: Yes
  • Gets Along with People: Yes
  • Housebroken/Crate Trained: Working on housebreaking / crate trained: yes
  • Departure date: Unknown

History

About two years ago Rebel was purchased as a puppy for a young man in high school.  That young man is now preparing to graduate and go off to college and he realizes that he’s not providing the care that Rebel needs.  He and his mom decided to surrender Rebel to Steele Away Home so that he can find a family that can care for him properly.

Known Issues & Progress

Rebel is extremely thin from not eating.

11/14  to 11/30 Since his arrival, Rebel refused to eat much of anything.  Often, what little I did get him to consume came back up and the vomit was bight yellow.  That’s bile.  Bilous vomiting is usually the result of an inflamed stomach lining.  There are several reasons why the lining would be inflamed, but often it’s just that the stomach has been empty too long.  The remedy for that is a carbohydrate rich food — such as rice. I tried everything I could think of with no success.  Linda Daniels pointed out that Huskies don’t like “mixed” foods — like people who can’t stand having foods on a plate touching each other — so we tried some plain boiled chicken breast.  We had some success with that, but not enough.  On November 30th it was time to take him to the vet..

Rebel spent 5 days at Cedarwood Veterinary Hospital getting some intensive care.  When he came home on Dec 5, he was again eating (voraciously) and gaining weight.  On that day he was up over 51 pounds.  He needs about 15 more, but it’s a great start!  Since then he has been eating regularly and eagerly.

Personality Issues

All the issues I’m dealing with in Rebel are perfectly natural for a Husky.  They have a personality all their own and can be a handful for people not accustomed to Huskies.  But if you know what you’re doing (or are willing to learn) Huskies make wonderful, entertaining companions.

Rebel was pretty stand-offish at first, but as we got to know one another he has become quite affectionate.

Rebel gets along well with all of my house dogs, is enamored of Sable (fem GSD).  He and Hudson (male hound) don’t get along well, but that come mostly from Hudson and has been getting better since Hudson was neutered.  We skipped that on Rebel for this round because he was too weak to handle anesthesia and surgery.  Next time, he should be good.  Even unaltered he is not as dominantly male as Hudson was.

Medical

  • DA2PP: 12/08/2018 (S.A.H.)
  • Bordatella: 12/08/2018 (S.A.H.)
  • Wormed: Nov 15, 16, 17, Fendbendazole: 12 ml (PMFC)
  • Wormed: Nov 23, 24, 25, Panacur: 10.3 ml (PMFC per Cedarwood)
  • Rabies: date (by) NEEDED
  • Spay/Neuter: NEEDED
  • Flea/Tick preventative: Nov 26th, 2018 Advantage (PMFC)
  • Heartworm preventative: NOT UNTIL TESTED
  • Heartworm Test/Treatment: dates – result (by) [delete below if negative]
    1. Doxy:
    2. Heartguard
    3. Injection #1
    4. Injection #2 & 3
    5. Recovery complete:

Gallery

In roughly chronological order, newest at the bottom. Click the thumbnails to enlarge. Some pictures are linked to Doggy Tales and videos about Rebel, click those to open the related story or video.

Rebel transported well.

Rebel is a handsome boy!

Silly too!

His reaction to EVERYTHING I’ve tried to feed him. (video)

Sable and Rebel get to play together. (video)

Rebel’s Food Rebellion (story)

Husky says “NO CRATE!” (Story)

Let’s hear that Rebel Yell (video)

It’s time for bed. Will Rebel come in when I call him? (video)

Where Rebel Sleeps (story)

Helping me work in the den.

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