Hazel is a beautiful 3 year-old Aussie who has had a rough time of it lately. She found herself homeless at an overcrowded county dog shelter and was very stressed there. She warmed up to the shelter staff but was uncomfortable visiting with prospective adopters and would shy away from them, barking as she backed away. Hazel made the trip to Canine Lifeline so she could relax outside of the shelter environment and take her time finding the perfect new home. When she first arrived, Hazel barked at us and backed away for a few minutes but once we ignored her and let her come to us at her own pace, she settled down and warmed up quickly. Hazel has met a number of our volunteers and made friends with them quickly. She is a nervous dog in new situations though and will bark at new people. Hazel gets along very well with other dogs so we do want to place her in a home where she’ll have a confident canine buddy to help her settle and become more comfortable in a new environment. She would do best with a single owner or couple who live a quiet lifestyle—not many visitors–and in a more rural area where she won’t have to encounter lots of new people on a daily basis. Urban or high-density suburban living would not suit Hazel at all. In her foster home, Hazel has had excellent crate manners and may be housetrained too although we can’t guarantee that she won’t have accidents as she gets used to her new surroundings. She does fairly well on a leash but would benefit from having a yard with a secure aboveground fence to provide her with more comfort and security. Once she’s comfortable with someone, Hazel is very affectionate and seeks out attention. She’s going to make a great buddy for the right person or family. Hazel weighs about 42 pounds and her adoption fee is $350. She’s spayed, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea and tick preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Hazel. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children under 7 years of age. We correspond via email so please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

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