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Hazel came to SSRR from Richmond where she was picked up as a stray. She had an upper respiratory infection, ear infection and a large mammary tumor. Her fur was gray from dirt and grime. After being in her foster home for several months Hazel has blossomed to a healthy and happy dog.
Hazel is completely housebroken, crate-trained and has knowledge of basic commands such as 'come', 'stay', 'sit' and 'down'. She does take longer than normal to go into a sit and down position due to a torn ACL which she is taking anti inflammatory and pain medication for. This is something that Hazel will need to be on for the remainder of her life.
Hazel is now being fostered in a Northern Virginia suburb where she lives with a 7 year old rottweiler brother. Hazel is estimated to be about 3-4 years old and weighs in at 90lbs. She would do best as an only dog or with a laid back male her size or larger. No small dogs, female dogs or cats. Hazel has met other male dogs in our neighborhood and has done well as long as introductions are slow and they respect her space.
Hazel loves car rides and is learning to be a good and calm passenger. She has met many children in our neighborhood, ranging from 3 years to 12 years old, and has done very well with them. I recommend a home for her that has children 10 and up. She had some resource guarding issues with toys and high value treats when she first came to me but now that she has gained trust she has gotten better with sharing those with me. She loves to bring you toys so you can throw them for her - fetch is her favorite game!
Hazel walks well with a gentle leader harness but will pull if she sees something she wants to investigate. Hazel's favorite thing to do is to lay and cuddle with her human - she is a true velcro dog. She also enjoys getting a bath and a soapy massage. She will let you clean her ears and trim her nails. She doesn't like her teeth to be brushed but will be fine if you use a dental spray as long as she can lay her head in your lap!
Hazel is a special needs dog and will need a special owner to make sure that she receives proper medical care. She came into our rescue with a mammary tumor which was removed and biopsied and came back as a low grade cancer to which vets are cautiously optimistic of a good prognosis. She shuffles slightly when she walks due to some mild hip dysplasia but that does not stop her from chasing squirrels and rabbits in the yard with her Rottie brother. Hazel is spayed, up-to-date on vaccines and has had a dental cleaning.
If you would like to bring Hazel home please fill out an Adoption Application.
Step 1: Please complete the adoption application in full; incomplete applications WILL NOT BE PROCESSED
Step 2: Our Lead Adoption Coordinator will contact you and confirm your application has been received (please use our Contact Us form if you have not gotten a response within 7 days).
Step 3: After you have received confirmation from our Lead Adoption Coordinator, your application will then be forwarded to communicate with one of our Adoption Coordinators. The Adoption Coordinator is your point of contact during the adoption process,
Step 4: Once the Adoption Coordinator has finished processing your application, a volunteer will be selected to contact you to schedule a home visit. Home visits allow us to see where the dog will live, discuss any questions you have and review our adoption contract.
Step 5: Once the application process is completed, the adoption package goes to the board of directors for a 24 hour review.
SSRR is very serious about the homes our dogs are placed in and want to ensure they never end up homeless again. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you for your interest in adopting a rescued Rottweiler!
If you are interested in adopting this Rottweiler, please fill out an Adoption Application today.
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