Hi, my name is Hazel! When I get a bath my hair looks like black velvet. Once dry, it's full of volume. Fluffy, soft, and just plain poofy! My white markings are quite handsome too. I can sleep anywhere you put me! You try to wake me to go use the bathroom, think again. I'm like jello and just slide down to the patio outside and keep sleeping. I was born in New Mexico. My littermates and I decided we didn't want to live down south anymore, so we decided to hitch a ride up to Minnesota in search of forever homes.
Potty training is something my brother and I are really working hard on. We were pretty young when we came into rescue, and still are young and learning. As long as the humans pay us attention and do their job, I make it outside to go to the bathroom. But sometimes accidents happen when the humans get too busy. I have just started to figure out which door leads to the bathroom though, and I have sat there patiently a few times waiting to go use the bathroom. At night I have been sleeping in a kennel since I got to my foster home. I might give a whimper or two, but quiet down pretty quickly. I have been lucky enough to be in a home with my brother, and we have shared the kennel at night. We love to cuddle up together, but are currently working on an upgrade into our own spaces. I also have all the toys and fluffy blankets I could ever need.
I am working so hard on potty training, kennel training, and “sit”. I'm so little, you can't expect me to be perfect yet. It will take some growth and some time. I'm sure trying hard though, and I love the extra love and attention I get when I do something that makes my foster parents proud of me. I haven't taken any classes yet, but know I would love to join one. Humans, puppies, extra attention, and treats. Sign me up! I was a little too young to have treats when I came into rescue, but I love my food. If a treat is as tasty as my food I'm sure I will do anything for one. Right now I just get extra love and ear scratches for doing a job well done, and I'm happy with that.
I have two human foster siblings. Mikey just turned 14, and Kara will be 12 next month. I love them both so much, and they both are equally happy to snuggle with me and a cozy blanket. I haven't had the chance to meet or interact with any cats, but I'm sure I would get along with one just fine. I live with two Save-A-Bull alumni dogs, so they are showing me the ropes. Blanche is a beautiful girl and she is almost six, she is a pitbull/boxer mix, and about 50 lbs. She likes me, but tends to keep to herself. Stanley is like a horse, he is much taller than the rest of us. My foster parents think he is a weimeraner, mountain cur, pit mix. Stanley is two years old, and closer to 60 lbs. He still acts like a puppy and wants to play with me. I love all sorts of play! When I play with the bigger dogs I chase and hide. When I play with my brother the wrestling match is on. We play tug-of-war, we chew on the same bones, and then we run and tumble down the grassy hill. Repeat this until we crash and fall asleep in a dog pile.
Here are some more fun facts about me:
Why are you the very best dog?
I am pretty lazy! I really love my play time, but my sleep time just might be my favorite. This means I love to cuddle and be near my human.
What are some of your favorite toys?
I love them all! Bones, ropes, and stuffed animals. The squeakier the better!
What makes your body wiggle and your tail wag harder than anything?
My body wiggles the most when I see my humans or when I see my dinner being prepared.
Give me a description of your forever dream family.
One person, three, or five. The number of people doesn't matter, just the amount of love. A warm lap to cuddle up on and someone to hug me tight, that's all I need. Could this be you?