Josephine – Notes on a foster dog

Josephine first came to our attention when the Humane Society of Jefferson County posted an urgent plea for rescue or foster of a female beagle mix who was so terrified by the “shelter” environment that she was at risk.  My wife, Marie, decided we needed to help this poor thing.  After some communication through Facebook, we drove out to pick her up for fostering.

We were elated to discover that the same post Marie saw also generated an offer of adoption from a lady who has adopted from H.S.J.C. before, but she’s in Chicago (Josephine is in Tennessee) and they needed to arrange transportation.  That will give us some time to work with her and calm her ingrained fearfulness. Continue reading “Josephine – Notes on a foster dog”

Lego Steele – Notes on a Foster Dog

This is a foster dog diary post about Lego.  New information will be added to the end of this post so all info on this dog is kept in one place and in chronological order.

Last Updated: March 31, 2017

Lego’s History

LegoThe story we got was that her family got another family dog after having Lego for almost 4 years.  Lego did not get along with the new dog right away, so they got rid of Lego. Continue reading “Lego Steele – Notes on a Foster Dog”

Charlie & Joey Steele – Foster dog notes

Charlie-Joey

This is a foster dog diary post.  New information will be added to the end of this post so all info is kept in one place and in chronological order.

Last Updated: March 27, 2017

Charlie and Joey’s History

Charlie
Charlie

My name is Charlie and I have a story to tell you.

My brother, Joey, and I are young: not even 8 months old. I lived in a pen with two male dogs, one of them my brother.

We didn’t have food bowls.  The people who took care of us threw food on the ground for us to compete over. We had minimal shelter  and our bellies hurt because we had worms.   Nobody gave us any love and little attention. They only looked at us from far away. They never opened the pen or cleaned it.  Some would say it was disgusting, but it was all we had known. Continue reading “Charlie & Joey Steele – Foster dog notes”

Ilo Steele – Notes on a rescue dog

This is a foster dog diary post.  New information about Ilo will be added to the end of this post so all info on this dog is in one place and in chronological order.
Post last updated: April 10, 2017

IloIlo arrived March 7th.  That name is spelled eye – ell – oh, and pronounced “Ee-low”.  Ilo is a white Husky with blue eyes, he is around 1 year old and weighs (guessing here) around 50 pounds. He appears to be in good health.

Ilo’s History

Ilo was adopted locally as a puppy.  He spent most of his life on a chain in the yard.  He didn’t even have a collar: they just wrapped the chain around his neck and fastened it.  As a result he has a gray band around his neck that will be difficult to remove.  In time, that hair will shed out, so it will go away.  Eventually.

One of our rescue families talked that family into surrendering him.  Ilo is here for evaluation and training.  His shots are current.  He will be heartworm tested when he goes in for neutering on the 17th.
NOTE: That test came back negative, so he is now on a HW preventative to keep him safe.

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Valentina Steele – Notes on a rescue dog

Valentina

This is a foster dog diary post.  Updates will be added to the end of this post to keep all information on Valentina in one place and in chronological order.

This post was last updated March 23, 2017

Valentina Fast Facts

  • Intake date: February 14, 2017
  • Breed: English Blue Tick Hound (likely full-blooded)
  • Sex: Female – unspayed, has welped at least a couple of times.
  • Age:  ??  Young ??
  • Intake weight: 47 pounds.
  • Health: Fair.  20 pounds underweight and severely dehydrated at intake, but no other issues apparent.  Valentina was innoculated and wormed at intake.
  • Temperament: Gentle, submissive, friendly.

Valentina’s History

Valentina was found, immobile, alongside a local road.  The woman who found her scooped her up, put her in the car, took her home, and cared for her for a day or two. Valentina had no collar.  That’s when Steele Away Home – Canine Foster and Rescue was called in to help her. Continue reading “Valentina Steele – Notes on a rescue dog”

Spencer Steele – Notes on a rescue dog

Spencer

This is a foster dog diary post.  Updates will be added to the end of this post rather than as a myriad of separate posts so all information on Spencer is right here and in chronological order.  This should help potential adopters and rescues easily learn about this dog.

Last updated: February 20, 2017

SpencerSpencer Steele is a black Labrador mix.  Mixed with what is unknown: Mastiff?  Bear?  Clydesdale?  Something  big and sturdy!

He is 8 to 10 months old right now.  We have been told he is active.  Maybe too active.  That makes him hard to handle.  That makes him unadoptable.  So he’s coming to Piney Mountain for a little behavioral modification.

Spencer’s Background

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Gator Steele – Notes on a rescue dog

This is a foster dog diary post.  Updates will be added to the end of this post rather than posted as a myriad of individual posts.  That keeps all updates on Gator in one place and in chronological order.

The last update was posted: March 28, 2017 (photo gallery)

Individual Adventures:

Gator’s Background

Being a Staffie, Gator needs a lot of attention and affection.  He is happy to give the same, as well.  He apparently wasn’t getting that where he was living and be broke out of his fencing and went adventuring. Continue reading “Gator Steele – Notes on a rescue dog”

The Tinker Collection – notes on a rescue dog

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This is a foster dog diary post.  Here we’ve collected glimpses of Tinker’s life with us in one place to show what you could expect if you adopt Tinker.

Last updated: February 3, 2017

TinkerTinker Steele is a Golden Retriever / Husky mix.  He is around 7 years old and weighs 75 pounds.  He gets along well with all our dogs and everyone he’s met.  He is fully house broken, knows his basic commands, and is affectionate, but rarely demanding.  He’s not fond of high activity.  Oh, and … he LOVES squeaker toys.

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