Hazel is a 3.5 year old female Chocolate Labrador mix who came to us as an owner surrender. Hazel came to the previous owner as a shelter rescue where little was known about her previous life. She does not like to be hugged, and the toddler in the home is too young to understand and continued to make Hazel uncomfortable with her affection. Hazel has never been aggressive or bitten - she prefers to move away from conflict but the owners didn't want her to be anxious in the home during childbearing years, so they have relinquished her for a better life. Hazel does fine with petting but does not like to be rough-housed. Hazel is a wonderful dog! She is high energy, and loves to fetch her tennis ball. She can catch a frisbee in mid-air and loves to swim! She is potty trained and knows several commands, including: sit, stay, and leave it. She is NOT a fan of kennels, and becomes very anxious when placed in one. She stays close to home when a bond has been formed. Hazel is sociable with strangers, and good with other dogs, having gone to doggy daycares with no problems reported. Hazel has a bit of hip dysplasia that was noted after she tweaked her hip coming up some stairs in a hurry about 1 year ago. She was on pain meds for a few days and has had no issues since. She is heartworm negative, microchipped, spayed, and her vaccinations are current. Hazel will do fine with children old enough to respect her boundaries and has done fine with a 7 year old relative in the previous home. You can see more photos of Hazel at http://waal.pixieset.com/hazel/ and view a video of her at https://youtu.be/K4pGkZYNxZM.
Hazel will require a fence. Even though she's likely to stay near when a bond is formed, she will wander to greet other dogs if not confined.
+dogs +kids (7 or older) and she likes to chase cats out of the yard but has been around relatives cats without issue indoors.