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Dune Steele: Foster Notes

Dune was without a doubt the most difficult such case I’ve encountered to date.

He came to PMFC from the Friends Animal Shelter because he was SO wild and rambunctious no one there could do anything with him. He was not mean, but so enthusiastically playful that he scratched skin tore clothes, broke jewelry, even ripped out an earring once!  And he would not be deterred.  So he came to Piney Mountain.

At one point I almost gave up on him.  But I relented and I’m glad I did.  He went on to Eleventh Hour rescue where he became an Agility Training star and was eventually adopted.

The following articles mention Dune.  All other details (of which there were many) were lost in a mishap while moving this web site.

The Dune Decision: Crisis Point in Foster Care

Our latest foster dog departure was Dune. Most of the dogs we get are sick and in need of intensive care and recovery. Dune was quite healthy, but had serious behavioral problems. He was not mean, but he was so energetic and unruly that no one could work with him. Volunteers at the shelter tried […]

Validation of Why We Do Canine Foster Care

As of January 2017 we have fostered 38 dogs in 4½ years. That’s not an astounding number: I know many people who foster several times our annual average. Sometimes they have 6 or 8 dogs at a time, we generally have two or three (plus our two). But we take in the hard cases. We […]

Blondie Bear and the 50 Strays of Grey Contest

Over the past weekend I entered each of our current 5 dogs (all rescues through the Dr.Carol Hood Memorial Animal Shelter) into the Rescue Pups 50 Strays of Grey photo contest by selecting a photo of each that best represents the personality of that dog. On Monday I was greeted by the following notice on […]

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Piney Mountain Foster Care is a small, all volunteer, non-profit kennel facility located on 4 acres of mountainside property in Edwina Tennessee. We got our start in 2012 by caring for dogs going through heartworm treatment.  We still do this and other medical care.  We also work with dogs with behavioral issues.  But we are […]

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