Hazel - Medical Hold   4845   Dog
Available 09/05/2019     Location: Labrador Rescuers

Breeds: Yellow Labrador Retriever (purebred)Altered: Yes
Color: Yellow - Unknown N/AAge: 1 year
Coat: N/ATail: N/A
Size: LargeWeight: 65 lbs.
Eyes: N/AEars: N/A
In addition to the adoption fee of $350, I will require a training deposit of $150 which is fully refundable upon completion of a training course.

I'm on medical hold due to hip dysplasia, my FHO surgery was done on 07/10/2020.

Due to high volume of applications and low number of available dogs, I am only available for adoption by currently approved applicants. We will not accept new applications for me.

Hazel is a beautiful purebred Dudley who was picked up by a Humane Officer, sadly no one claimed her at the shelter. An LR volunteer spotted her and here she is today. Upon exam Hazel was diagnosed with severe bilateral hip dysplasia. It has been a long road for Hazel as she was not yet skeletally mature for surgery and had some other medical issues along the way. Hazel had right TPO surgery on 10/26/19 and had left FHO surgery on 07/09/20. She is recovering nicely and should be available for adoption by early September. An earlier adoption may be accommodated if the adopter is willing and capable of completing her rehabilitation.

Sugar and spice and everything nice is the most appropriate description for Hazel. She's an Angel that has been reincarnated as a Labrador. Hazel loves people, children and adults alike. She's like a sponge and will absorb as much love and attention you can give her and then asks for more. She also gets along great with other dogs. Hazel has been living with four other foster siblings and gets along great with all of them. She loves having a playmate and will play for hours on end, taking short breaks every now and then for a recharge. Her happiness knows no bounds. When she wags her tail, which is all the time, her whole body gets into the act and she's wiggling all over the place. Lately she has started to vocalize her happiness and joy with low key woofs. She likes to let you know how happy she is.

Hazel has had no formal training but loves treats which will make her easy to train. She's smart and eager to please so training should be a breeze. She's already got a head start in that Hazel is one of those naturally well behaved dogs. Hazel is not a barker except when the doorbell rings or the other dogs start barking at something and she thinks she should join in. Hazel loves to go for walks and will benefit greatly from frequent, multiple daily walks. A swimming pool would be a plus as swimming is an excellent exercise for dogs that have had hip surgery. She hasn't yet demonstrated a love for pools and swimming but that may be because of a lack of familiarity. She loves to go for car rides and rides very well in the car. She is not food aggressive and does not resource guard. She has counter surfed a few times and watches meals on the table with an eagle eye but rarely makes a move to grab anything. She loves to play with toys; a Kong XXL is one of her favorite toys. Hazel is housebroken but does have an occasional accident. You need to be keenly aware of her signs indicating she has to go potty. She sleeps though the night. She's easy on the leash and loves to take her time sniffing around the bushes. She's not a door dasher but is she does get out she can easily be coaxed back. She's a medium energy gal. She has shown little to no prey drive although she is curious about the squirrels and rabbits in the back yard. Hazel has some separation anxiety although it has improved significantly in the past several months. She is crate trained.

Hazel's ideal family would be one that is moderately active so Hazel gets her daily walks. Hazel needs a yard so she can take potty breaks when needed and a place to explore. Little alone time is necessary to accommodate her separation anxiety. A pool would be a plus as this would provide her with additional exercise for her hips. Children would be good as they would provide lots of extra love for her to absorb. Hazel needs a playful, interactive dog buddy as she loves playing with other dogs.

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