Steeler's Wheel

Category: Memorial
Adoption Status: Not Available
Pet/Kennel Name: Steel
Age: 3.5
Color/Gender: Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance: Yes
Small Dog Trainable: Yes
Good w/ Children: Yes
Fostered by (location): Hayes (Greenville, SC)
Additional Details:

Steel is a brindle male that is a littermate to another sweet boy that we recently adopted out named McCoy. His birthday is July 1 2008 and he raced at 72lbs so he is a medium sized guy. He has cute stand up ears and he is very alert and curious but pretty calm and not that energetic. He is friendly and wags his tail low when he meets other dogs and even cats. A very cute submissive gesture that says he just wants to be friends with everyone. He is even doing good with the birds in his foster home! At the track he was a calm, well behaved boy that liked his trainers and followed them around when they did their chores. He passed his cat and small dog tests so should be fine living with either. So far Steel has crated well and has been very quiet in his crate. He sleeps though the night and is learning steps. He walks good on leash already. He loves people and other dogs but can be pretty timid around new things and scary loud noises. Car rides make him nervous too. Steel seems like the type of guy that will probably enjoy being more of a homebody and staying in familiar surroundings. He seems to be a bit braver in new situations it he is with other dogs rather than being alone.

Steel suddenly got very sick and was rushed to the vet a week ago Friday for emergency surgery. Even with surgery and the best medicine has to offer he is not doing well. We are hoping he can hold on long enough for biopsy and blood results to come back from the lab but it is minute by minute at this point because only the IVs he is on are keeping him alive. We would appreciate prayers for Steel.

Update: Steel got somewhat better and was able to eat and drink just a little for a few days. Saturday and today he took a turn for the worse and crashed. We lost him April 1st 2012. RIP Steel.

His Pedigree

Tag: Adopted
Picture: DSC_0213c.jpg

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