Kringle Steele:
Notes on a foster dog

Kringle is energetic and can empty a bowl of kibble faster than anyone I’ve seen.

Last updated: Mar. 10, 2018

Base Info:


  • Arrival date: February 16, 2018
  • Breed: Boxer Mix
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2-3 years
  • Weight: 45 Pounds
  • Spay/Neutered: Yes: March 12, 2018
  • General Health: Good
  • Temperament: Good


Kringle was picked up by Newport Animal Control as a stray.  She was held, but no owner came to claim her.  No one was willing to adopt either and she was in danger of being put down, so N.A.C. called Steele Away Home and asked us to take her.  We needed to board her at Cedarwood Veterinary Hospital until a foster home became available.  Cedarwood also treated her for a bad case of worms.

Known Issues & Progress

Kringle is excitable and effervescent when first let out of her pen, but it takes only a short time of running and playing for her to calm down and be enjoyable to work with.  With a little training she should become a good companion.

People Skills

Kringle is high energy at first, but she calms down and is a sweet gal.  Obedient too, she’s learning her commands.

Gets Along With Other Dogs

Good.  She got to play with Josephine, got too rough, Josie told her to back off … and she did:  calmed right down, then walked away to find something else to do (video below)

Kringle has been in the yard with all the house dogs, no issues with any of them.

Kringle and Lucy got a play time together (video below).


Kringle is gentle on her bedding.


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

Josie is not sure about playing with Kringle

Kringle comes on too strong for Josie’s comfort. (video)

Enjoying sunshine and a chew toy.

If you let me inside, I’ll let you play with my toy.

Kringle got a Coolaroo for her pen.

Kringle and Sasha get a play date (video)

1 thought on “Kringle Steele:
Notes on a foster dog

  1. Hi Doug,

    My name is Robyn and my family recently adopted Kringle after she was returned to Eleventh Hour Rescue this Summer from her prior adopter. We have renamed her Hazel and we have had her for 3 weeks now. She is a very sweet dog – though plays a tad rough with our other dog, Leo – a Lab mix and also EHR rescue. But she seems to be settling in well and she is great with my 9 year old son. Thank you for fostering her. I truly believe that is such an amazing and selfless thing to do. We love her so much already and believe as she gets more comfortable with her new home that she and Leo will calm down a bit.

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