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Hazel Pit Bull Terrier & Shepherd Mix Oswego, IL

  • Young
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Yellow / Tan / Blond / Fawn, Sable


Smart, Athletic, Loyal, Protective, Playful, Independent, Brave, Dignified, Loves kisses, Funny
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.
Prefers a home without
Adoption fee

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Meet Hazel

Meet Hazel!
2 years
45 lbs

Continue reading to learn more about Hazel, who was selected to fill the Rescue League spot at the nationally renowned Say It Once Dog Training seminar when he visited Illinois!

Hazel is GORGEOUS! We don't know if we've met a more stunningly beautiful dog in our days. Not to mention she has the softest fur ever! There is a lot to love about this girl.

If you are looking for an athletic, smart, confident dog, Hazel is your girl. She's had experience with a professional trainer, as she does struggle with reactivity to new people and dogs. She needs a slow and proper introduction. Her adopter must be committed to continuing her training and being her biggest advocate in these situations. We are happy to report that she thrived with the trainer and has come a long way, but her ideal adopters would be committed to maintaining this training with her.

Hazel is not a good fit for the average dog owner, just looking for an easy, companion dog. She is an athlete who needs a job to do and loves working and training. She needs a strong leader and someone confident to work her through her reactivity. This gorgeous lady is best suited with a dog savvy person with older kids, if any at all. Hazel is very food motivated and knows tons of commands such as sit, down, come, place, crate, behind, spin and more!

Hazel loves her people hard! Once she knows you, you are her best friend and she will want nothing more than to smother you in kisses and climb in your lap. If you're looking for a dog who will always be happy to see you, Hazel will make your day every day. She will snuggle up next to you for a nap. Her foster dad works from home and she loves to lay on her dog bed next to him all day, but she is crate trained and would do just fine with someone who has to leave for work every day. Hazel is 100% potty trained too and has never had any accidents in the house!

Hazel is trained to run on the treadmill on days she can’t get out for enough exercise with her people, which is nice for those winter days in the Midwest. She loves to play with other dogs but is particular about her doggy friends, specifically no small dogs allowed. Of course, we would organize a meet and greet with another dog if there were to be one in her adoptive home, but she would also do totally fine as the only dog in a home too. Honestly, she'd probably love being queen of the castle!

Interested in adopting Hazel? Please submit an adoption application on our website and we will reach out to you as soon as possible.

Questions? Email!

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