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Lucy Steele

Lucy is probably a German Shepherd/hound mix, but she’s more like a giant Beagle. She should fit into our Beagle Bunch just fine. And she has the SOFTEST fur!

Last updated: March 8, 2019

Base Info:

  • Arrival date: Feb. 18
  • Breed: Mixed hound
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: Young, Adult, Mature, Senior
  • Weight: 53 Pounds
  • Spayed::Yes
  • General Health: Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor
  • Temperament: Playful and submissive
  • Gets Along with Dogs: Yes
  • Gets Along with People: Yes
  • Housebroken: Working on it
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Departure date: March 15, 2019

History

Lucy was picked up in early January by Cedarwood’s Veterinary Assistant, who found her wandering along side the highway. She had no collar but did have a microchip. They tracked down the owner and called her. She said “I don’t want the dog anymore.” It seems she’d moved away and abandoned Lucy here. Cedarwood boarded Lucy until a place for her opened up at PMFC.

Progress Notes:

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

Dog to Dog Behavior

  • Relates well to other dogs: Yes
  • Can eat food/treats near other dogs
    If not too close

Dog to People Behavior

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

House Dog Training

  • Willingly enters her crate: Yes
  • Is calm/quiet while in crate: Mostly
    Gets excited when I come to let her out.
  • Understands going outside to potty
    Yes
  • Alerts me of need to go outside
    Not yet
  • Is destructive of bedding and/or toys
    No
  • Refrains from kitchen counter cruising: No
  • Stays off people furniture: No / Yes

Commands:

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

Medical

  • DHLPP: 12/27/18, 01/16/19 (Cedarwood)
  • Bordatella: Mar. 7, 2019 (SAH)
  • Wormed:
    . Dec 21, 22, 23, Panacur: 116cc (Cedarwood)
  • Rabies: 01/16/19 (Cedarwood)
  • Spayed: Mar. 8, 2019
  • Heartworm Test:
    . Mar. 8, 2019 – NEGATIVE
  • Flea/Tick preventative:
    . dates, product, dose
  • Heartworm preventative:
    . Mar 8, 2019 Heartguard Plus 50#

Gallery

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

My initial visit (video)

Lucy loves our big play yard.

Likes lounging on her Kuranda bed
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Playing nice with Blondie
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Sable Steele

Sable was dealt a tough hand in life and it’s not surprising she was mistrusting of people. Sable is here to learn that not all people are creeps.

Last updated: Jan. 28, 2019

Base Info:

  • Arrival date: Nov. 3, 2018
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: Young, Adult, Mature, Senior
  • Weight: @ 65 Pounds
  • Spay/Neutered: Yes
  • General Health: Excellent
  • Temperament: She’s come a long way. Reserved around strangers but no longer fearful or defensive. Affectionate with those she knows.
  • Gets Along with Dogs: Yes (larger dogs)
  • Gets Along with People: Yes
  • Housebroken: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Departure date: January 18, 2019 –> S.A.V.E.

History

Sable’s mom left Sable with an adult daughter — then disappeared. Sable had 4 puppies at the time and would not let anyone near them or her. That put the daughter in a difficult spot, so she called Newport Animal Control to come pick up the lot of them.

Sable has been in residence at N.A.C. since March of 2018. She has survived this long because the Manager, Lisa, took a particular liking to Sable and they bonded. Lisa would have adopted Sable, except that the dog she already had did NOT like Sable.

Sable does get along with the staff at N.A.C. and they take her for walks several times a day, but she is (was) hostile to strangers. That has gotten worse the longer she’s been incarcerated at N.A.C. Her chances of adoption are slim to none, and now they HAVE to do something with her … so Piney Mountain Foster took her in and will work at calming her down and socializing her. Once that was done, Steele Away Home accepted her for rescue.

Known Issues

The aggression toward strangers is gone now. When she was spayed she was fine – if not openly friendly then at least not fearful – with the volunteers helping to manage the dogs at the event. Recently several rescue friends (new to Sable) have come to dog-sit for a while and reported Sable to be calm and friendly. She is ready to graduate the behavior mod class!

** NOT good with cats or small dogs. **

She and Rebel ( a Husky foster dog) are sweet on one another. They love to pay in the yard and he comes to lie next to her kennel and “chat” with her every chance he gets. She also likes to play with Hudson, and gets along fine with Blondie Bear. Sable is not fond of Callie, but Callie antagonizes her.

Sable is gentle on her bedding, in fact shows no destructive tendencies at all. She appreciates her comforts.

Sable walks well on a leash.

Medical

  • DA2PP: 11/2/2018 by N.A.C.
  • Bordatella: 11/2/2108 by N.A.C.
  • Wormed: 5/23/2018 Pyrantel Pamoate 6 ml by N.A.C.
    Wormed 12/3, 12/4, 12/5 Pyrantel Pamoate, 10 ml by PMFC
  • Rabies: Nov 30, 2018 by Claws and Paws
  • Spay/Neuter: Nov 30, 2018 by Claws and Paws
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Flea/Tick preventative: Dec 1, 2018: Advantage
    . Jan. 4 2019: Advantage
  • Heartworm preventative: Dec 1, 2018 – NuHeart (PMFC)
    . Jan 4, 2019: NuHeart (PMFC)
  • Heartworm Test: Nov 30, 2018 by Claws and Paws – NEGATIVE

Progress Notes

Updates are regularly posted on the foster dogs. For a listing of those that include Sable [click here]

Gallery

In roughly chronological order, newest at the bottom. Click the thumbnails to enlarge. Some pictures are linked to Doggy Tales and videos about Sable, click those to open the related story or video.

 

Settling in at her new home

Saying “hey” to her neighbors.

Sable REALLY likes Lily!
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Sable & Rebel first play date (video)

Sable has a night visitor (video)

Sable and Rebel play chase (video)

Sable and Rebel in Gentle Play (video)

Learning table dining.

Lounging in the sunshine.
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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 at original admission
  • 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.
  • Departure: Angel left on Rescue February 16, 2018

History

Set out beside a road outside a campground.

Known Issues & Progress

All I know about her so far is that she has been frightened of people and destructive of household furnishings and personal accessories. I will be working on building trust with her to get her past these issues.

Housebreaking

No major incidents in the Bunkhouse. She has peed on the floor a couple of times but that’s because she needed to “go” and she was stressing over my attempts to get a leash clipped to her collar. Nothing deliberate. As she’s learned my routine she is not stressing over things.

She does well with her crate. She likes to get outside, but is eager to get back to her “room” in the evening: partly because it’s getting chilly . She doe not like cold. She is rough on her bedding, she does well with a good blanket but anything quilted or fiber-filled (like a pillow) is history. She IS still a puppy.

Gets Along With Other Dogs

I was told she got along with other dogs. Observations of her interacting with my dogs (through a fence) and with Mystery (her roomie in the bunkhouse) is that she is benign and submissive.

01/14 This evening Angel and Buddy were in the yard together. She invited him to play and they had a great time chasing one another.

01/17 I took Angel and Mystery out together this morning. I was late, they were desperate, so I took a chance. They took off and chased each other through the snow for about 15 minutes (pausing momentarily now and then to relieve themselves) before they both came, panting and licking the snow, back to the gate to the bunkhouse. We all went in, they each got a big drink of water and went back to their crates for breakfast. Angel demanded a belly rub before she’d go into the crate, but otherwise was cooperative.

See Angel and Aggression video in the gallery below.

People Skills

Angel was, reportedly, frightened of people. She and I are getting along fine. She always seems happy to see me. We’ve had little other people traffic out here lately to test her on.

01/17 As she’s becoming more comfortable here she is coming out of her shell and becoming more rambunctious. She wiggles around so much I have a hard time getting a leash clipped to her collar, and she pulls really hard. I’m shopping for another Walk-Right harness. We have two but they’re both in use.

01/22 Harness arrived. It makes a big difference in walking her. Because she chews things up when bored I take the harness off before crating her.

Miscellaneous

Angel has become quite friendly and eager for attention. A belly rub usually puts her into a blissful stupor!

She is still destructive of bedding because she’s high-strung and gets bored easily (the Shepherd part of her). When weather allows (it IS January) I get her out to run in the yard with another dog as often as possible to wear her out (see Angels Play Day below).

Gallery

In roughly chronological order, newest at the bottom. Click the thumbnails to enlarge. Some pictures are linked to Doggy Tales about Angel, click those to open the related story.

Upon arrival Angel kept her tail tucked and her head ducked.

That tail is up and she’s making friends.

Angel doing her famous Lizard Run

Hugging or wrestling – depends on the intensity!

Happy about yard time

Angel and Aggression
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The next day I let Angel play in the yard with her roomie Mystery:

On a particularly nice day, she got an extended play session.

Resting after a busy play time.

Enjoying a sunny day

Conversation with her friend Callie

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Lancelot: Foster Dog

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Taken By Aliens!

We, as a family, watch old sci-fi movies on Friday evenings. The old stuff is family friendly but can still have an effect on one’s thinking. After we saw Marie off to work this morning, I went over to feed and care for the Rowdy Boys, like I do every morning. Lancelot and Blondie decided […]

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One Chilly Morn

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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 […]

 

Drake’s Farewell Party

Cochise tells the tale

Hi, Cochise here.

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Drake lounging in the sunshine

It was Drake’s last night with us, he was leaving on the Rolling Rescue trip to New Jersey the next day. NiceLady wanted to do something special for his last night: a farewell party, so she stopped off at a Dollar store and bought a box of glow-bracelets and some little LED, key-fob flashlights with clips on them. She thought we’d do some night racing.

Racing wasn’t in our plan, but we did find some entertaining ways to amuse ourselves as well as HairyFace and NiceLady. Maybe you too.

Drake and Smokey had become fast friends and constant playmates. Being dark didn’t slow them down at all. I got in on it at the end. I’m the really fierce sounding one.


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Rhonda: Queen of the Hill

The Dogtor is in

Having finished the weekly radio radio program I produce first thing every Monday, I took The Kids on a walk and went past the mailbox to send the program disk out to the radio station. Then we went up to the shop yard for some play time with Cheyanne and Rhonda."cochise,

Cochise refused to go through the gate: “I don’t want to get in the middle of their rough-housing.” These girls have not done any rough-housing, not like Blondie and Janet used to do or Cochise and Malachi for that matter. He’s just being bull-headed. Well; he is a bulldog. So I used the leash to tether Cochise outside the wooden gate (where he could watch, but not be involved) and he sat there, ears pinned back and his back turned to the fun, ignoring us.

Blondie and Cheyanne played together nicely. After a bit, Cochise started to whine, “I want to play too … I’m lonely out here.” So I let him in and off the leash. The three of them leisurely chased each other around for a while. Nice gentle play. Rhonda was still in her pen, watching everyone else having fun.

Jim: Foster Dog

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Jim has a penchant for standing in tall grass.  His brindle coloring does a great job of camouflaging him!

Giving

As a small 501(c)(3) Public Charity, Piney Mountain Foster Care depends on private individuals and small businesses who are willing to join us in our mission more than any other source.  By donating to our General Operations you buy nutritious food, healthy snacks, and provide comfortable and safe accommodation to our foster dogs.  Your gifts […]

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Home Page

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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Unfortunately all the photos and adventures about Bella were posted to Facebook, so are long since gone.  She came before I started building foster dog pages, just writing Doggie Tales about their adventures, and some of those were published elsewhere, not on our web site.

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Hi again, Cochise here. Hairy Face, Nice Lady and I went on a road trip today. Lady wanted to go to Jefferson City and visit the only Wal-Mart in our region that still stocks fabric. She wants to make a new bed skirt and curtains for their bedroom and does not like ordering fabric off […]