Category Archives: Fido 411

Moonshine Delivery

Pascal Robin came to visit me from Jefferson City yesterday.  When she opened up  the back of her SUV I saw she had brought me a crate of Moonshine:

Moonshine
Moonshine

Moonshine and her sisters, Whiskey and Bacardi are residents at C.A.R.E. (Companion Animal Rescue and Education) and Moonshine is Heartworm positive.  C.A.R.E. raised the funds to pay for her treatment and asked if I would (please) take Moonshine in and provide a quiet place for her to undergo treatment and recovery.

Heartworm is the reason we got into fostering and has always been something of a specialty with us.  Since Lucky has become a full-time indoor dog we had a kennel open, so I was happy to welcome this sweet Lab into our company. Continue reading Moonshine Delivery

Lucky Steele:
Notes on a Foster Dog

Lucky has had a colorful life, but her penchant for the free-footed lifestyle has cost her a home at least three times.
Last updated: June 18, 2018

Base Info:

Lucky
Lucky
  • Arrival date: May 31
  • Breed: Husky/Aussie mix
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: Approx. 1½ years
  • Weight: 36 pounds
  • Spay/Neutered: yes
  • General Health: Excellent
  • Temperament: Sweet, affectionate, gentle.  Loves to be near her people.
  • Housebroken: Yes, and crate trained.
  • Good with People: Yes
  • Good with Dogs: Yes

History

Lucky was originally adopted from the Newport Humane Society Animal Shelter, just before they closed last year.  But that family had trouble with her because Lucky likes to roam. Continue reading Lucky Steele:
Notes on a Foster Dog

Bear Steele:
Notes on a foster dog

Bear was being fostered in Morristown, but that family just had a baby and they’re afraid Bear is too rambunctious for their home now.  He also needs to work on his interdogeral social skills.  And people skills.  And obedience.  And …

Last updated: June 9, 2018

Base Info:

Bear

  • Arrival date: May 24, 2018
  • Breed: Hound
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 6 Months
  • Weight: Approx 35 pounds
  • Spay/Neutered: No
  • General Health: Good
  • Temperament: Rowdy and undisciplined.  Seems to want affection, but goes about getting it in inappropriate ways.

History

Found on someone’s front porch.  They called Steele Away Home – Canine Foster and Rescue for help.

Known Issues & Progress

Continue reading Bear Steele:
Notes on a foster dog

Foxy

Foxy Steele:
Notes on a rescue dog

Although this young Husky looks a little rough at the moment, she is indeed one foxy lady!  Even more so once I got her brushed out.
Last updated: May 18, 2018

Base Info:

Foxy
Foxy
  • Arrival date: April 24th, 2018
  • Breed: Husky
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: @ 1 year
  • Weight: @45 pounds
  • Spay/Neutered: Yes
  • General Health: Appears healthy.  Has had her vaccinations and worming.  HW test was negative.
  • Temperament: She’s SO sweet!  A real snuggle-bug.  Quite gentle.

History

Foxy was surrendered by her owner to Animal Control.  She stated she had given Foxy away to two other families, both brought her back.  That’s the factual information.

I would conjecture that this is yet another case of someone adopting a Husky pup because she was SO cute, but without knowing anything about Huskies.  The pup was likely raised without any training until she got big enough to become a nuisance by being her bouncy, happy-go-lucky self.  Then it’s “we have to get rid of this dog, she’s out of control” time.

And of course: it’s the DOG’S fault.

Fortunately N.A.C. recognized that Foxy would not do well in a shelter and called Steele Away Home.  Jen already has her placed with a Husky rescue, I’ll work with her until that transport and Foxy will find a home where her people appreciate the strong, quirky personalities of these wonderful dogs.

Known Issues & Progress

Continue reading Foxy Steele:
Notes on a rescue dog

Rainy Steele:
Notes on a foster dog

Rainy is an affectionate, attractive gal who is looking for a stable family to love.
Last updated: June 19, 2018

Base Info:

Rainy
Rainy
  • Arrival date: March 31, 2018
  • Breed: Husky mix
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: Approx. 2 years
  • Weight: Approx. 45 lbs
  • Spay/Neutered: Yes (tattoo found)
  • General Health: HW+ in treatment now
  • Temperament: Affectionate and obedient

History

Rainy came to Steele Away Home because the shelter she was at closed.  Her first foster home handed her off because she killed their pet rabbit.  Her second foster home handed her off because she got nasty with the other dogs in their all-in-home foster.  She came here because we are set up to give some dogs their own space while they learn to get along with the others.

Known Issues & Progress

Continue reading Rainy Steele:
Notes on a foster dog

Lucy Steele
Notes on a foster dog

We don’t know much about Lucy yet.  She was traded to us for one of our foster dogs because Lucy liked to chase her former foster parent’s cat.
Last updated: March 12, 2018

Base Info:

  • Arrival date: February 24th, 2018
  • Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1 year plus
  • Weight: 50 pounds
  • Spay/Neutered: Yes: Mar. 12, 2018
  • General Health: Good
  • Temperament: Good

History

Our rescue received a call from a woman in Morristown who found Lucy in the middle of a road and took her home.  Lucy did not get along with her dog and was too strong for the lady to control.  Lucy went into one of our foster homes, but wanted to eat their cats, and was too strong for her foster mom to handle.  So she’s here now and I’ll see if I can’t help her settle in and accept her role in our pack.

Known Issues & Progress

Continue reading Lucy Steele
Notes on a foster dog

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:

Kringle

  • 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

History

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

Continue reading Kringle Steele:
Notes on a foster dog

Sasha Steele:
Notes on a foster dog

Sasha is a sweet, smart, and loving girl who holds much promise.
Last updated: February 24, 2018

Base Info:

Sasha

  • Arrival date: February 16, 2018
  • Breed: Border Collie mix
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 7 months
  • Weight: 40 pounds(?)
  • Spay/Neutered: No
  • General Health: Good.
  • Temperament: Sweet and playful

History

Picked up as a stray running at large by Newport Animal Control, she was not claimed nor adopted and was in danger of being put down, so they called Steele Away Home.  We did not have any open fosters but a transport was leaving in a few days: that would open up some homes.  Cedarwood Veterinary Hospital agreed to board her until a foster opened up.  And here she is!

Known Issues & Progress

Continue reading Sasha Steele:
Notes on a foster dog

Angel Steele:
Notes on a foster dog

Angel transferred here from another foster home because she was not getting over her fears and is badly stressed out which affects her behavior.

Last updated: Feb 10, 2018

Base Info:

  • Date Arrived: January 13, 2018
  • Breed: Beagle/Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 8 Months
  • Weight: approx. 55 pounds
  • Spay/Neutered: Yes
  • General Health: Good
  • Temperament: Good.  She’s a blend of active and submissive.  I suspect she’d been mistreated when young.

History

Set out beside a road outside a campground.

Known Issues & Progress

Continue reading Angel Steele:
Notes on a foster dog

Mystery Steele:
Notes on a foster dog

Mystery is a chocolate lab, husky mix, but she is definitely a Husky in build and personality.  If you like the quirky, independent personality of this breed, you’ll love Mystery.
Last updated: February 12, 2018

Base Info:

  • Arrived here: January 11th, 2018
  • Breed: Chocolate Husky
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: Approx 2 years
  • Weight: Approx 60 pounds
  • Spay/Neutered: Yes: Feb 9, 2017
  • General Health: Good.  Other than being in need of a good brushing, her fur, skin and teeth look to be in good shape.  I see no sign of injury or disease.
  • Temperament: Good.  She is lovey and affectionate with people.  Accepting of strangers.  She plays well with our other dogs now: was a bit guarded when she first arrived due to kennel stress.

History

Continue reading Mystery Steele:
Notes on a foster dog