Lennon Steele

Lennon (A.K.A. “Legs”) is a typical, young lab: playful and eager for attention. But for a lab, Lenny is unusually self-controlled and intelligent.

Last updated: June 15, 2019

Base Info:

  • Arrival date: January 21, 2019
  • Breed: Black Lab
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Young, Adult, Mature, Senior
  • Weight: 53.5 pounds
  • Neutered: Yes
  • General Health: Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor
  • Temperament: Typical lab: playful and goofy.
  • Gets Along with Dogs: Yes
  • Gets Along with People: Yes
  • Housebroken: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Departure date: June 15


Lennon was picked up as a stray. He was an emaciated 36 pounds. Newport Animal Control put some weight back on him and he’s looking good and looking for a home.

Progress Notes:

Detailed update notes on our foster dogs are posted regularly. For a listing of updates that include Lennon [click here]. A summation and some photos are included below.

Dog to Dog Behavior

  • Plays well with other dogs: Yes
  • Can eat food/treats near other dogs: Yes

Dog to People Behavior

  • Is affectionate: Yes
  • Jumps up on people: No
  • Mouths: No
  • Walks well on a leash: Getting better

House Dog Training

  • Willingly enters his crate: Yes
  • Is calm/quiet while in crate: Yes
  • Understands going outside to potty: Yes
  • Alerts me of need to go outside: Yes
  • Is destructive of bedding and/or toys
    Yes (when bored)
  • Refrains from kitchen counter cruising: Yes
  • Stays off people furniture: Yes


  • Comes when called: Yes
  • Sits on command: Sometimes
  • Down / Off: Yes
  • Shake / Paw: No
  • Crates on command: Yes


  • DA2PP: 11/26/2018 (Newport Animal Control)
  • DA2PP Boooster: 12/15/2019 (N.A.C.)
  • Bordatella: 11/2612018 (N.A.C.)
  • Wormed: 12/15/2018, Pyrantel Pamoate: 4.7 cc (N.A.C.)
  • Rabies: Jan 16, 2019 (Claws & Paws)
  • Neuter: Jan 16, 2019 (Claws & Paws)
  • Heartworm Test: Jan. 16, 2019 – NEGATIVE (Claws & Paws)
  • Flea/Tick preventative:
    . Jan 25, NexGard, 50+ Lbs.
    . Feb 25, NexGard 50+ Lbs.
    . Apr 25, Effipro 45#+
    . May 1, Fipronil 45#-88#
    . June 1, Interceptor
  • Heartworm preventative:
    . Jan 16, 2019, HeartGuard
    . Feb 20, 2019 NuHeart
    . Mar. 25, 2019 HeartGuard
    . May 1, 2019 HeartGuard
    . June 1 2019 Interceptor

Other Notes:

Had Demodectic Mange. NexGuard, Cephalexin, and medicated shampooing got rid of it. Skin scrape exam by Cedarwood on 2/25/19 confirms mange is gone.

Found Lennon had pretty bad femoral head erosion in right hip due to an injury, not degradation. Femur reconstruction by Dr. David Crouch DVM was negotiated. On March 20 Dr Crouch decided Lennon was healing well and is not a candidate for surgery. Just continue his supplement.


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

Lennon, when he was picked up

Lennon, way too skinny.

Lennon’s NAC Promo photo

Lennon’s first civilized truck ride. (video)

Is that a UPS truck coming?!

I’d better get lots of treats for this.

Lennon Boxing Blondie Bear (Video)

You go on, I’m comfy here.

Lennon is a sprinter!

Enjoys an evening by the fire with big bone

Quiet play time destroying ropey toy

Being chill while I work at my desk.

This batch is about done, Doug, better take them out!

Lenny & Josie in a friendly game of tug

After an afternoon of hard play with The Girls a fella needs a nap!

Ready for bed, turn the light off please.

Lenny and Josephine like to snuggle.

Lennon snagged his foot and broke a nail clean off – OWIE!

One HAPPY truck rider!

PLEASE turn off the light so I can sleep!

Chillin on the Coolaroo

Lenny and friends aboard The Bus to Wisconsin.
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