Meet Hazel, an intelligent and active adoptable deaf blue heeler mix looking for a loving home where she will get exercise, have someone to play with, and get additional training/socialization/enrichment so she can be the best she can be.

Hazel is very curious, trainable, and willing to learn – she is especially cute when she cocks her head at you as she tries to determine your meaning. She is athletic and has tons of energy. She loves having a backyard where she can run and chase balls and sticks. She loves going on walks – but she’d rather be running!

Hazel is looking for an experienced heeler person who will continue her training and have her live as an inside dog with access to a secure, fenced yard where she will be safe. Because she can be easily startled, she would do best with adults and would love to go home with another dog who can help her better understand the world around her.

Hazel’s story: Hazel was adopted from a shelter when she was 12 weeks old (she’ll be two at the end of January). Last spring, those owners returned her to the shelter and she was then adopted by a college-aged girl who kept her for only a short while before giving her away to a couple college-aged boys living in an apartment with two other boys and another dog. Kind of a crazy household, so in November one of the boys – my son – brought Hazel home to live with his family. The only problem: our family dog, a nine-year-old Great Pyrenees mix – is not open to having another dog in the house. This is why we’re looking for a stable, loving, forever home for Hazel.

Hazel’s adoption fee is $120 and you must live within a three-hour drive of Park Ridge, IL.

If you are interested in adopting Hazel, please send Laura an email at so I can answer any questions you might have and so we can schedule a time for you to meet her in person. I will also send you a blank adoption form that must be fully completed in order to be considered for adoption.