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Neapolitan Mastiff (short coat)  : :  Female (spayed)  : :  Adult  : :  X-Large

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About Hazel

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 450.00
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: D210042
  • Color: Blue
  • Current Size: 130 Pounds
  • Current Age: 3 Years 9 Months (best estimate)
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes

*Hazel is being fostered in Allentown, PA and would prefer to be an only dog in a calm, quiet environment.*

Hazel – also known has Hazel Grace for her pure gracefulness – is a 3.5 year old, 130
pound Neapolitan Mastiff. She answers to Hazel, Hazel Grace or Gracie. She loves belly rubs and dinner time but her absolute favorite thing to do is go for a walk. She is sure to grab everyone’s attention due to her size and all of her wrinkles. After her walk, she’ll melt into the couch and sleep for hours. Hazel is a certified “clinger” and will walk by your side and follow you everywhere. Hazel is quiet in her crate and does not cry throughout the day if you leave the house. She has manners and is not disruptive at dinner time and will let you eat your food in peace without begging.

What an absolute joy to have in the house! Hazel is goofy, sweet, loving and playful. Her antics and personality will keep you laughing then your heart will melt when she comes in for a hug. Big, jowly, happy hugs. Outside she’ll get the zoomies then flop over on her back to get a good belly rub.

This girl has personality to spare. She has her opinion but not to the point of being hard to work with. For example, she does not like to get eye drops which she has to have three times a day while her eyes are healing. She will wiggle and squirm to get away and all while her tail is wagging like crazy. Laughing will only encourage her, but once she knows you mean it she’ll hold still and allow the drops to be given.

Likes:  Hazel loves belly rubs, having her chin scratched and being loved on. She also loves going for a walk.

Dislikes:  Hazel isn’t a fan of baths but will stand for a bath once she’s in the tub!

Personality: Miss Hazel is smart and playful, goofy and clingy. She is calm and quiet in her crate but will sing if lonely or she needs to go out.  She likes to always be with her "human."

Temperament: She is calm and confident. If confronted she will not back down, so proper introductions with both humans and canines is a must.

Energy level: Hazel has lots of wiggly bounce in her but winds down quickly. She likes to go for short walks and then will lay down for some belly rubs. Short bursts of energy, but otherwise a couch potato.

Favorite activities: Her favorite thing right now is just being with her people. She wants to do whatever you do -- except take a bath -- she does not want to do that, nope!  She also enjoys her walks and chewing on bones.

Good with cats, dogs, and kids (over 6)?: Good with most cats, but will chase them if they taunt her.  Hazel is selective with dogs.

She has not met children of any age. 

Not good with: Although tolerant of strangers, she is not good with someone rushing into her personal space. This goes for animals and humans. She has not acted aggressively, but she does make it clear that she is very uncomfortable and she will try to remedy the situation.  She may try to remove herself, or she may try to protect herself and/or her human.

Housetrained: Yes

Crate trained: Absolutely!

Requires a fenced yard (physical fence and/or invisible fence)?   A fence is not required, but she does enjoy a fenced yard so she can wander and explore. An electric fence would have to be introduced and trained properly and even then, there’d be no guarantee that she would choose to respect it.

Walks well on a leash? Hazel walks well on a loose leash. She likes to explore but chooses to stay close and can easily be redirected if she gets too distracted

Challenges: Hazel did not have a lot of experiences or socialization outside of her family before she came to us and she hasn't seen well for a long time so she is slow to trust or welcome anything new. Other dogs and new people will need to be patient and understanding.  Hazel loves her "human" and sometimes when others come into the house, she will need to be put in another room or crate.  For that reason, someonse that tends to have a lot of company/visitors may not be the best fit.

Any Medical issues? Hazel has had 2 eye surgeries to correct her vision. She has been cleared by the vet, but may need to continue using eye drops.

What would be the best kind of home?  Hazel would be comfortable in a home where she is the only dog, but she is capable of living with other animals if her family is patient and willing to show her what is acceptable. She is a smart girl and is willing to learn and expand her world.  She would do best in a home with just one "owner" or without a lot of people in the home.  She is very clingy and will want to sleep with her human.

Hazel is being  fostered in Allentown, PA

Application Fees, Adoption Donations and Rescue Policy: Please know that 100% of our funds are used for rescuing the dogs.

Our rescue policy requires the following:

  • Adopters must have their primary residence in one of the following states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and parts of North Carolina and parts of New York.
  • We will not adopt a giant breed dog to homes where the dog will have access to highly varnished hardwood steps inside the home. Any inside steps to which the dog(s) have access, must have carpeting, securely fixed stair treads, or a non-skid surface. We encourage you to remediate potential safety issues while your application is under review, prior to the home visit.
  • Methods or devices using pain or force on the dog to control the dog, or to deter undesirable behavior is prohibited.
  • Applications for giant breed dogs must be submitted by the property owner.
  • Homes with children under 6 years of age will not be approved for adoption.
  • Homes with children should have a fenced yard.
  • Pets currently in the applicant's home must have a history of appropriate veterinary care. Veterinary records will be checked.
  • All references must be checked before any visitation of the dog is permitted at the foster home.
  • All family members must be present during the home visit to the applicant's home.
  • Any dog(s) in the applicant's home must have an introductory meeting with the rescue dog being considered, before any adoption can be completed.
  • Homes with intact dogs will not be approved for adoption. Exceptions to this policy can be found on the Adoptable Dog Page.

For additional information please review our FAQs or contact mastiffstomutts@gmail.com

Mastiffs To Mutts Rescue reserves the right to approve or deny any adoption that occurs through this organization without disclosure.  We reserve the right to make exceptions for special circumstances.

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