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


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About HAZEL **EXTRA EXTRA ACTIVE**

  • 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: 60 Pounds
  • Current Age: 4 Years 11 Months (best estimate)
  • Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Well Trained
  • Exercise Needs: High
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
IF YOU’RE READING THIS ON A PET SEARCH SITE, PLEASE PROCEED TO OUR SITE BetterDaysRescue.org for our fees/policies/procedures.
 
Hazel is a happy, energetic dog who LOVES her humans! She is exuberant and playful  and absolutely requires a large backyard with high fence and access to a swimming pool (she is in and out of the pool *multiple times* EVERY DAY to burn off energy).  
 
H azel requires physically-challenging activities daily. Yes, she will turn five later this year. Yes, she can outrun your triathlon body AND your friends’ dogs. Her playmates are large, active dogs. The still photographs on this page do not adequately depict Hazel’s activity level.
 
Hazel is also 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 requires active, breed-savvy 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. Her playmates are large, strong, highly active dogs.
 
Hazel 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. This would ideally be a combination of two or three of the following: swimming, running, hiking, run-alongside biking, dog-daycare (preferably with group swimming with dogs).
 
Hazel does *not* require another dog in the home - she will seek to be the favorite dog, and while she understands correction and is obedient she is known to resource-guard. Thus, she will not be placed in a home with children - and probably not in a home with another dog. (Human children have young human friends, not all of whom understand the importance of handling a highly active working breed.) She IS good with other dogs, and a dog-daycare or meetups with friendly and very active dogs is a good solution for her energy when your body can’t keep up with her!
 
She has not once been destructive at her foster home. Teach Hazel something - where her bed is, a specific routine, and she KNOWS it and does it! What an amazing dog! 
 
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! A vacation home that has different security standards than the house and yard we home-check will not work for Hazel.  A d og-door will not  work for Hazel (unless it opens into a covered dog run that is dig-proof.) She crates up beautifully, but is not physically or mentally able to spend long sedentary hours. 
 
In review, if you do not have all of the following:
  • a remarkably active daily lifestyle
  • a pool in your backyard 
  • a large yard with a sizable natural grass lawn and a high fence
  • either a secure dog run for your doggy-door OR the time and patience to handle supervised potty trips outdoors throughout the day
  • the desire and means to take Hazel to a play-hard-with-dogs situation several times each week
applying to adopt Hazel may not be the best use of your time.
 
If you have any of the following:
  • a child or children
  • a small dog or older dog, or a cat
  • a dog that you wish you’d spent more time training
  • a backyard fence that has “some low spots”
  • a career or social life that takes you away from home for long hours
  • less than a burning drive for physical activity that includes your dog
applying to adopt Hazel may not be the best use of your time.
 
We get to know our dogs well and we make every effort to set them up for success. We strive for both dogs and adopters to be DELIGHTED with the matches we make.
 
If you believe you may be a match for Hazel, please RE-READ the entire foregoing description before taking the time to complete our online  adoption application.
 
Dogs remain posted while we screen potential adopters. As long as a dog is designated “Available” we continue to accept and review applications. We encourage you to register on our site and "Favorite" the dog(s) that interest you, so that you will be notified when bio or photos are updated.
 
We’re staffed by all volunteers and use an application protocol to handle all interactions about adoptable dogs. This system enables an efficiency that allows us to save and care for more dogs. Discussion about a dog - including scheduling an interview, home check, or other dialogue, cannot occur until we’ve received your completed adoption applicationNO EXCEPTIONS. Thank you! 

**IMPORTANT** 

  • "Companion animal" means, needs at least one other friendly, playful dog that lives full-time in the same household.
  • "Fenced yard" means, a backyard that is adjacent to and connected with your residence. (It does not mean a nearby fenced area/dog park.) 
  • Gates must have padlocks and thresholds (cement or buried pavers to prevent digging.)
  • Yard and patio must be free of debris and have room for dogs to run and play on a lawn and/or a very shaded area.
  • “Swimming pool” means an in-ground, year-round pool available to the dog daily or multiple times per week.
  • We do not place dogs in situations where there are "drained" or empty swimming pools, which are a fall hazard and contribute to the propogation of mosquitos.
  • Last and not least, we DO NOT adopt to students as we have found that they often do not know or anticipate where life is taking them next.

 

More about HAZEL **EXTRA EXTRA ACTIVE**

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, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle, Goofy, 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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