Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 5 years (5/17/2014)
Kids: Yes, dog savvy, 12 years or older
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Hazel came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction. Thanks to the help of generous donors, we were able to secure 12 dogs now nicknamed the #DarlingDozen.
Hazel is a sweet girl that loves to be cuddled, steal space on your lap, relax on a car ride and play with any and every toy she can find! When she isn’t emptying out her toy box you can find Hazel exploring every inch of her foster home. This curious little girl just wants to know everything that is going on around her. Hazel is a little adventurous and can get into things, so she will need to be watched closely when exploring her surroundings. Hazel is slowly learning to live her life as a cherished pet and it is important to remember that she is dealing with a big transition and as such will need a patient and understanding family. Hazel is currently living with several furry dog foster siblings, big and small! Hazel just loves them all and grabs all the attention she can from them. Although Hazel is currently living with multiple pets (no cats!), she would also thrive and be very happy as the only dog. She loves all of the attention to be on her! As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs in the household is a must. Hazel enjoys her time around all humans, big and little, but we feel she would do best with children 12 years or older that are gentle, dog savvy and respectful. She should always supervised when she is around other pets and children to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Hazel is still working on potty training. She is making amazing progress and her foster family reports her accidents have become fewer and further between with time. Her adoptive family will need to be patient and willing and able to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule for her continued training. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able and willing to continue working on potty training with her. Hazel is crate trained and will settle in quickly for a good nap as long as she has a comfy soft bed to lay on. For her safety, she will need to keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is at home. She does not know danger and is still learning how to be a pet.
Medically, Hazel seems to be in great health. She has been spayed, is microchipped, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Hazel would do well in almost any type of home. A fenced yard will be preferred for her, but it is not a requirement for adoption. Hazel is sweet, outgoing, and loving girl and will do great in any home that can give her the attention and love she needs and deserves. We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem at all - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her crate as long as she plush toys to keep her busy, a warm soft blanket and her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Hazel, please submit an adoption application for her today!!
NOTE: Please note that it will likely be at *least* a 3-4 week minimum before you hear back from us after submitting an adoption application. We typically accept for new applications for a period of 7 days or until 20 applications have been received for any newly available dog. After that time period, the applications are sent on to the foster family for review and that usually takes from at *least* a few days to a week to sort through the applications, etc. :-) Most of our dogs receive several applications so this process does take some time, especially on dogs who are more popular for one reason or another. We do require phone interviews to be conducted between the foster family and potential adopters, vet reference checks and a home visit to be conducted for all potential adopters, if they are selected as the top choice applicant, which will also take time to complete. That being said, we do always let our applicants know if they are chosen or not. :-)
IF you happen to not be chosen, please don't feel discouraged as, again, we usually get several applications for each dog, and sometimes it can be very difficult to choose just one adopter. In those cases, we usually offer to keep the applications for adoption on file for any future dogs that come into our rescue. :-)
ALL adopters are required to come and pick up their adopted dogs in person from the dog's foster home (we do not ship any of our dogs). Please have road/driving transport plans in place to pick up an adopted dog before you apply! While we are not against adopters flying a foster dog in cabin on a commercial flight, please keep in mind that many are not good candidates for flying due to size and/or being a brachycephalic/short nosed breed.
If an adopter can not keep one of our grads, for any reason at all, at ANY point in time, they *must* be willing and able to return their adopted dog to his/her original foster home, despite distance and any costs that would be required to do so.