Selma Steele

Selma arrives toting a reputation for being destructive and noisy due to separation anxiety.

Last updated: March 6, 2019

Base Info:

  • Arrival date: Jan. 21, 2019
  • Breed: Mountain Cur?
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: Young, Adult, Mature, Senior
  • Weight: @ 40 Pounds
  • Spayed: Yes
  • General Health: Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor
  • Temperament: Playful, needy.
  • Gets Along with Dogs: Yes
  • Gets Along with People: Yes
  • Housebroken/Crate Trained: Yes
  • Departure date: March 15, 2019



Progress Notes:

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

Dog to Dog Behavior

  • Relates well to other dogs: Yes
  • Can eat food/treats near other dogs

Dog to People Behavior

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

House Dog Training

  • Willingly enters her crate: Yes (with a bribe)
  • Is calm/quiet while in crate: Yes
  • Understands going outside to potty
  • Alerts me of need to go outside
  • Is destructive of bedding
    Not if a toy is provided to destroy instead. She loves a plush rope.
  • Refrains from kitchen counter cruising: No
  • Stays off people furniture: No


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


  • DA2PP: date (by)
  • Bordatella: date (by)
  • Wormed: date, product: dose (by)
  • Rabies: date (by)
  • Spay/Neuter: date (by)
  • Heartworm Test/Treatment: dates – result (by)
  • Flea/Tick preventative: dates, product, dose
  • Heartworm prev.: (PMFC)
    Feb 9th, HeartGard +, 50#


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

*CAN* be calm in her crate if she’s not alone.

Who’s a pretty girl?

Her new friend, Rebel, helping her settle in.

Selma has an admirer (video)

Doing MUCH better with the separation anxiety.

Rebel & Selma’s 1st play time together (story/vid)

Being goofy with Rebel

Hello there, Mr. Beagle.

Selma and Separation Anxiety (notes page).

Free-range, but prefers her “room”

Even in 22° she prefers the outdoors – for a while.

What you’re doing is fascinating, but exhausting.
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