is a nearly 5-yo (born 3-8-16), petite (45 lb), soon-to-be spayed female GSD who is playful, protective and stubborn. She is a little nervous
around new people and needs to be properly introduced to them, which means
no direct eye contact and letting Hazel come up to them. If the new person
engages her in play she immediately becomes friendly with them.
Hazel has not been around many young children so we are seeking a home for
her without kids any younger than twelve years.
Hazel is good with other dogs, including small dogs. She was raised with a
Chihuahua and did great with her unitl just recently (more on that below).
Hazel does well at the dog park unless there are too many dogs around, then
she tends to stay close to her person.
Hazel is also good with cats. She was raised with cats and just wants to
play with them. Recently, she took a couple of bottle-fed kittens under her
wing and played protective mama to them.
Hazel is housetrained and well-behaved inside. Her people do leave her
outside when they are gone for more than an hour. Hazel usually sleeps on
her bed next to her person’s bed or sometimes in her crate.
Hazel has received obedience training at Cooperhaus in San Jose. She obeys
multiple commands and performs a few tricks like leaving a treat on her paw
before being told she can eat it and playing dead. She walks very well on
leash. She is reactive when she sees other dogs, but it’s only because she
wants to play with them.
Hazel enjoys car rides but is very excitable and whines while the car
is moving. She LOVES to play with just about any toy, but especially
those that squeak. She also loves to swim—as long as she has something to
fetch out in the water.
Hazel’s person Stephanie purchased her from a backyard breeder when she was
three months old. Hazel has been a valued member of Stephanie’s family but
recently she turned on the female Chihuahua that she grew up with, sending
the little dog to the vet (she’s OK now). In Hazel’s defense, the Chihuahua
constantly tormented her and Hazel probably just got fed up and lashed out.
Fearful that Hazel might harm the Chihuahua again, Stephanie now has to keep
Hazel separated from the other dogs in the house, which is not fair to her.
So, rather than keep her confined, she is seeking a new home for Hazel.
Hazel is located in Hilmar, CA, about 7 miles south of Turlock. She is scheduled to be spayed on March 1.
Hazel's adoption fee is $150,
which will help cover the expense of her spay surgery.
Please contact Stephanie’s mother Analia at 408-307-8371 or Stephanie at