found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Hazel is the name of this wonderful 6 month old pup. She is a Mastiff/Lab mix that somehow ended up at the pound as an unclaimed stray. How anyone could have given up such a beautiful and affectionate dog is unbelievable! We are lucky to be able to foster her and if we were in a situation to keep a dog, she would definitely be THE ONE. She recently had a visit to the vet and weighed in at 52 pounds. She has some filling out to do yet, but we are not sure how much bigger she will grow. She will probably be in the 60-70lb range though. Her beautiful coat is brindle, a mix of orangey-brown and black, like a muted tiger stipe. She is a very beautiful dog inside and out.
Hazel is extremely sociable with everyone, people and other pets alike. When she meets someone for the first time, she approaches cautiously for attention or a sniff and makes friends instantly. If she meets a dog that growls at her, she backs away curiously and moves on to the next adventure. She is extremely playful with other dogs. She doesn’t have a mean bone in her body, she has not been aggressive in any situation, and has even met the cranky cat in the basement. We can pull, yank, push, prod, pinch, and shove her and she rolls over smiling and asks for more attention. She loves children, and children love her. Because of her size and clumsy puppy manner we would be recommending any children in the home be older than 6 yrs old. Everyone who meets her wants to take her home, as she is exceptionally well mannered and gentle for her size.
Hazel is house-trained, and crate trained. She is not allowed up on the furniture; happy to lie beside us on her mat, however she would probably love the opportunity to join you on the couch for a cuddle. She is content to laze around on her blanket if you need her out of the way. She has fallen asleep in the most awkward positions, while being cuddled. She also is eager to play inside or outside. She enjoys her walks and keeps pace at a stroll or a jog. She works best on the gentle lead, but with encouragement hardly pulls on a regular collar. She pays little attention to squirrels and birds, but likes to meet new dogs if they come close. We have only heard her bark once, at the doorbell, as she didn’t know what it was when she first arrived.
Hazel is ready and willing to please. When you tell her to sit down, lie down, or stay, she obeys happily. She knows to sit at the door patiently while her muddy paws are cleaned, she lies right down and stretches out to make it more convenient. She doesn’t beg for food or come to the table while we are eating; she sits on her mat and plays with her chew toy. She has confused our socks and a flip flop for toys, however she has been corrected and leaves other people’s stuff alone for the most part.
Hazel wasn’t sure about car rides at first, but now stretches out on the seat, happy to go the distance. She was on a 5 hour ride this past weekend and we hardly knew she was there. She even slept through a ride program with the officer’s flashlight shining in her face.
Because Hazel is a young pup her new family will need to make a commitment to training and continued socialization with her. We are looking for a family that will take her to more than just basic obedience, and will be willing to attend advanced levels. Hazel is going to be a strong, large dog, and we want her to continue to be a well-mannered, well behaved dog which will take dedication and time invested by her new family. She is so receptive to training and so very smart that she is capable of learning so many things. We know Hazel will love obedience school and will particularly love the time spent bonding with her people.
Hazel will make a wonderful addition to any family. She will be a loyal companion and playful friend forever. We will be very sad to see her go, but happy for those who adopt her into their home.