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German Shepherd Dog / Australian Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat)  : :  Female (spayed)  : :  Adult  : :  Medium

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  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with Black
  • Color: Black mask, white paws
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Ear Type: Semi-erect
  • Tail Type: Long
  • Current Size: 55 Pounds
  • Current Age: 4 Years 7 Months (best estimate)
  • Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Well Trained
  • Exercise Needs: High
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Hazel is a happy, energetic dog who LOVES her humans! She is exhuberant and playful and absolutely requires a large backyard with high fence and access to a swimming pool. Hazel’s exercise regimen consists of daily dog-play and swimming. 
Hazel will jump a fence to be by her people. For her safety, we will be extra careful about the fence in her new yard. She needs a high fence! 
She. Is. Extremely. Intelligent. We are seasoned rescuers and dog lovers, and Hazel is one of the smartest dogs we've met. She has just completed Destination Dog Training (see their website for details) where she learned to channel her working breed smarts into excellent behavior and beautiful manners! 
Hazel will require active, disciplined adopters who have the intelligence and discipline to stay one step ahead of her needs for physical and mental work. She is beautiful and well-behaved, but is also strong and in the prime of her life. This is not a dog who can be left home while the humans work long hours or live a "party" or travel lifestyle. Hazel requires fun and physical exertion for a significant portion of every single day.
Hazel will seek to be the favorite dog, but she understands correction and she is obedient.  She has not once been destructive at her foster home. Teach her something - where her bed is, a specific routine, and she KNOWS it and does it! What an amazing dog!
She's great with other dogs, but will only be placed with same- or similar-sized dogs due to her energy and endurance. Hazel is also great with humans of all ages, but again - since she has a tendency to desire to be the favorite, she will not be placed in a home with young children since young humans have young friends, not all of whom will understand the importance of handling a highly-active working breed.
If you believe you may be a match for Hazel and would like more information about her, please complete our online adoption application.
Our fees and policies are on our home page at Dogs remain posted while we screen potential adopters. As long as a dog is designated "Available" we continue to accept applications.

**IMPORTANT** If you are reading this on a pet search site, PLEASE navigate to our animal list and rea d this dog's entire, detailed profile.

  • "Fenced yard" means, a backyard that is adjacent to and connected with your residence. (It does not mean a nearby fenced area/dog park.)
  • "Companion animal" means, needs at least one other friendly dog that lives in the same household.
  • We DO NOT adopt to students as we have found that they often do not know or anticipate where life is taking them next.

We are staffed by all volunteers and use an application protocol to handle all inquiries about adoptable dogs. This system enables an efficiency that allows us to save and care for more dogs. Discussion about a dog - including scheduling of a home check or other dialogue - cannot occur until we have received your completed adoption applicationNO EXCEPTIONS. Thank you!

More about HAZEL

Good with Some Dogs (No small dogs), Not Good with Cats, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Cratetrained, Plays fetch, Likes to play with toys, Likes to swim, Likes to be in your lap, Protective, Obedient, Playful, Timid, Skittish, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle, Goofy, Needs a companion animal, Not good with small dogs

Our dogs are placed in the greater Phoenix area ONLY.

Each dog brought into Better Days Rescue is screened for Giardia, Heartworm, Tick Fever, and Valley Fever, and placed on preventive medicine. They are altered, vaccinated, microchipped, and fully vetted.

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