Pet’s Name: Hazel
Hazel is the sweetest love bug. We believe she is a Beagle mix, maybe with a Boxer. She is a tallish small dog who weighs 30 lbs. She will bond quickly with her primary caregiver and will follow you all over the house; especially if you are headed to the kitchen! She wants to be next to her people and loves petting and affection from her human friends. She loves men and women and I understand; also, children who are gentle with her. I don’t know age limits, though, as we don’t have any children. She is mostly low energy and quiet in the house until someone comes to the door, or she sees someone or something outside and she will bark. She loves chase play and will have sudden bursts of energy outdoors. She will need to be in a home where someone is home long enough each day to ensure she gets potty breaks every 5-6 hours; but can go overnight longer with no problem. She is an indoor dog who enjoys romping in the back yard and long walks through the neighborhood. She LOVES car rides! Hazel gets along with other dogs as she adjusts to her new surroundings. She is not behaviorally suited for a house with cats. She chases them and most cats don’t like to be chased by dogs. To my knowledge, she has never caught one; but I don’t know what she’d do if she did. She has decided that she is the alpha female and may hump other dogs. She is not fond of GUEST dogs coming into her home (she will show aggression towards them); however, she is fine with human guests. She wants a forever home so badly and wants to do what her family expects; but, unfortunately, has not had any formal obedience training and would likely benefit from it. As an example, she will not come when called; unless she wants to and pulls on the leash. She can be stubborn. To keep her out of danger, it is imperative that when outside, she is kept on a leash or supervised in a fenced area. She likes to lounge in her bed or on her owner’s bed and will sleep even during the day for hours. Early in the a.m. and late at night when it's potty break time, if she’s sleeping, she will need to be lovingly coaxed to hop out of bed and go outside. She has Not exhibited any separation anxiety as many dogs do who have come from a shelter environment. I can leave her in the master bedroom with her dog bed when I leave the house and she is good for about 5-6 hours. We leave the t.v. on which she does watch, and this seems to pacify her. One caveat concerning her is that she is DEATHLY AFRAID of thunder and lightning. When this happens, she will want to hide. If she is alone in the house, when this happens, I’m not sure how she would handle it. She will shake violently and need comforting. Anxiety meds or over the counter anxiety supplements may help. This is probably the only time that she may seek out her crate which we keep open for her to go into. Under normal circumstances, though, when I leave the house, I do Not crate her as This makes her very anxious. She has some idiosyncrasies as described above which have up until now kept her from finding the perfect home. But, I feel like, as long as someone knows what they are and are prepared for them, this will go a long way to finding her a permanent loving home. Her ideal home is one where a caregiver is home most of the day and is patient with her until she learns the rules of the house.
Breed: Beagle Mix
Date of Birth: September 3, 2016
Color/Markings: Brown w/ White and Black
Re-Home Fee: $99
Reason for re-homing:
I am fostering Hazel for a relative who needed to rehome her.
Spayed or Neutered: Yes
Current on Vaccines: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Child Friendly: Yes