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So … who is this guy?

Ugg Steele: Notes On A Foster Dog

Ugg was pulled from Newport Animal Control because they deemed him most unlikely to be adopted.   He’s an affectionate boy, he just needs to learn some manners.

Last updated: Sept. 19, 2018

Base Info:

  • Arrival date: Aug. 27, 2018
  • Breed: Great Dane mix
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Young, Adult, Mature, Senior
  • Weight: @70 pounds
  • Spay/Neutered: NO
  • General Health: Excellent
  • Temperament: Generally submissive, but gets playful and doesn’t realize his size and strength
  • Gets Along with Dogs: Yes: as long as the other dog does not get scared of his size and become defensive.  Ugg is not at all aggressive, but his play can intimidate smaller dogs who can get defensively aggressive toward him.
  • Gets Along with People: Yes, he loves being with people, especially getting a belly rub.  Likes to play fetch.
  • Housebroken/Crate Trained: No
  • Departure date: N/A

History

Picked up as a stray by Newport Animal Control.  Adopted out, brought right back because he ate their house.  He needs to learn self control.  Basically he’s a BIG puppy.

Known Issues & Progress

I was told he was unwalkable  because he pulls like a John Deere.  A front-clip harness brought  that to an end and I had him walking laps in the yard with me the evening of his first day.  Since then he just gets better at it.

He likes to “mouth”: working on ending that.

He likes to jump up and paw me: working on ending that.

He likes to chew things, like his brand new Kuranda bed.  He’s a puppy.  Puppies do that.  I’m trying to teach him to chew appropriate things like toys and pigs feet (preferably those that are no longer attached to a pig).

Medical

  • DA2PP: August 20, 2018 (N.A.C.)
  • Bordatella: August 20, 2018 (N.A.C)
  • Wormed: Aug. 28, 29, 30 2018 – Fendbendazole, 12 ml (P.M.F.C.)
  • Rabies: Aug 13, 2018   Wgt: 56# (Cedarwood),  Sept 12 (Claws & Paws)
  • Spay/Neuter: Sept 12, 2018  Not done
  • Flea/Tick preventative: Sept 13,
  • Heartworm preventative: Sept 13,
  • Heartworm Test: Sept 12 (negative)

Gallery

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

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Ugg REALLY wants to play!

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Looking dapper in his red harness

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Insurance until I can get a second kennel latch. He’s a strong boy!

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Ugg and Blue are friends already.

Being bossed around by Blue (STORY)

Blue and Ugg making great strides! (story)

Progress notes 09/19

Uggs Big Ball (video)

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