Piney Mountain Foster Care

Canine Foster and Rescue

Blaze Steele

Blaze was the submissive one in a bonded pair of brothers. He has now learned to have a life of his own and has become an affectionate, gentle companion.

Last updated: June 14, 2019

Base Info:

  • Arrival date: April 17
  • Breed: Hound mix
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Young, Adult, Mature, Senior
  • Weight: @ 60 Pounds
  • Spay/Neutered: Yes
  • General Health: Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor
  • Temperament: Submissive, playful, timid
  • Gets Along with Dogs: Yes
  • Gets Along with People: Yes
  • Housebroken/Crate Trained: No
  • Departure date: Undetermined

History

Blaze was one of 6 puppies and their mother who were owner surrendered to Newport Animal Control because the original owner went to jail, the owner’s father didn’t want the dogs and his mother could do nothing with them because the mother dog became aggressive after she gave birth. All of the dogs were adopted out, Blaze and Rocky together, but Blaze and Rocky were returned because they were kept outside and they barked, causing neighbors to complain. Blaze and his brother had become bonded, with Blaze as the submissive. Rocky tended to bully his larger brother, eating his food, taking his treats, but also played the role of protector and alpha.

Progress Notes:

Detailed update notes on our foster dogs are posted regularly. For a listing of updates that include Blaze [click here]. A summation of his progress is included below.

Dog to Dog Behavior

  • Relates well to other dogs: Yes
  • Can eat food/treats near other dogs: Yes

Dog to People Behavior

  • Is affectionate: Yes
  • Jumps up on people: No
  • Mouths: No
  • Walks well on a leash: Yes

House Dog Training

  • Willingly enters his crate: No / Yes
  • Is calm/quiet while in crate: No / Yes
  • Understands going outside to potty
    No / Yes
  • Alerts me of need to go outside
    No / Yes
  • Is destructive of bedding and/or toys
    Yes / No
  • Refrains from kitchen counter cruising: No / Yes
  • Stays off people furniture: No / Yes

Commands:

  • Comes when called: Yes
  • Sits on command: No
  • Down / Off: Yes
  • Shake / Paw: No
  • Kennels on command: Yes

Medical

  • DA2PP: 08/21/18 (NAC)
    Booster: 12/13/18
  • Bordatella: 08/21/18 (NAC)
  • Worming History:
    . 08/21/18, Pyrantel Pamoate: dose? (NAC)
    . 12/13/18, Pyrantel Pamoate: 3.5 cc (NAC)
    . 05/10-12/19 SafeGuard, 10cc PMFC
  • Rabies: 10/03/18 (Cedarwood)
    Also Microchipped
  • Neuter: 06/13/2019
  • Heartworm Test:
    .  6/13/2019 – Neg.
  • Flea/Tick preventative:
    .   May 1, Effipro 45#+
  • Heartworm preventative:
    .   06/14/2019

Gallery

In roughly chronological order, newest at the bottom. Click the thumbnails to enlarge. Some pictures are linked to a Doggy Tale or video about Blaze, click those to open the related story or video.

Rocky and Blaze, bonded brothers at Animal Control

 

Supervising construction of new kennels

House sitter

Blaze using his hound dog voice (video)

Running in the yard, ears flapping.

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