ADOPTED ON 03-05-16 –Meet Hazel, a gorgeous 10 week old Catahoula mix who is looking for a forever home to call her own. Hazel is just one of so many pups from an unwanted litter, all because there are people that refuse to be responsible and spay/neuter their pets. Not only are these babies born homeless, but the poor moms struggle to keep their new litters safe, warm and fed. Luckily, there are also many kind strangers who are willing to help.

Hazel met one of those strangers and is now a happy girl, playing all day and always having a full belly. Hazel is friendly, loves children and other dogs, and is starting to show how smart she is.  She enjoys tug of war with her siblings and is learning to walk well on a leash. The wonderful thing about puppies is that they can be taught easily how you need them to be. She is now ready to find a family that will give her the time and love she needs to grow so that she can be the fun loving companion she was meant to be.

This dog cannot be adopted to Massachusetts residents due to new laws
regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption.
Please contact Patricia Cabral at: 617-626-1786 or

Mike Cahill at: 617-626-1794 for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt.

Through no fault of their own, dogs in the south are left by the road to make it on their own, over and over again.  Hazel siblings, Hoyt and Hazel, were victims of being born in a place where there are many dogs and no solutions. Hazel’s story is heartfelt, she was found by a stranger who could not walk away. This chain of hero’s have a network in the south and each of them has a small part that helps these extraordinary dogs to safety. The remarkable people who make rescue achievable for Hazel and her 2 siblings even though she has dogs of her own. These hero’s in the south can’t ever envision walking away because a rescuer’s spirit is pure and giving. Puppies come into this world with a clean slate. Hazel’s life is full of play, good food, afternoon naps in the sun and kisses daily from her rescuer that examines every spot on her.

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The following is basic helpful information and does not reflect the personality of dog mixes.

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ABOUT THE BREED

Catahoula Leopard Dogs have a gentle family spirit. Easily comfortable playing on the carpet with children. Gentle, wise and easygoing, they make an agreeable family dog and warm-hearted friend. They are naturally protective of their home and family, and make excellent watch/guard dogs.

Catahoula’s are exceptionally intelligent and loyal. However, they are also a highly energetic and very assertive breed. They are affectionate and sensitive to their owner. As one owner puts it, they are “strong” and “made of whipcord and leather”. They are very protective of their family

CHILDREN AND PETS

Some describe the Catahoula as a great babysitter for kids. The Catahoula is suitable for families with children, but despite his family loyalty and protectiveness, all dogs should always be supervised in the presence of toddlers or young children.

Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any mouthing, biting, or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party. Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s sleeping or eating and not to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child.

Catahoula’s get along well with other dogs. All adult dogs regardless of the breed, they may require more of an adjustment period before they welcome the company of another dog. To ensure the best relationship, choose a dog of the opposite sex. Make introductions in a neutral area away from your home.


TALK ABOUT CATAHOULA FROM THE OWNERS

PET COMPATIBILITY

  • I love this breed because they are very loyal and not aggressive.

~Erica G, owner of a Catahoula Leopard Dog

  • We just adopted our second Catahoula puppy and they are the laziest and low maintenance dogs I have ever owned, lol. We have fallen madly in love with the Catahoula breed but I have yet to see any working from these dogs! Lol

 ~Robin Lynn Williams, owner of a Catahoula

A LOVING FAMILY DOG

  • My boyfriend has had his Catahoula for four years and she is one of the sweetest dogs I know. She is very protective but so very loving at the same time. Since I’ve come to live with him she likes to stick close to me while he’s at work, and while we already knew she’d be great with the baby we’re expecting it’s comforting to see the facts back this up.

~Maryah M, owner of a Catahoula Leopard Dog

  • These dogs are loyal and offer the best protection. And they’re great with little kids

~Medusa, owner of a Catahoula Leopard Dog

GOOD WATCHDOG WHO LOVES CHILDREN

  • Our Catahoula/Bloodhound mix is the best of both worlds. She loves children and is an extremely good watchdog.

~Joan M., owner of a Catahoula Leopard Dog

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IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT PACK LEADERS
It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in its pack, therefore, the only way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success you must be the pack leader:

  • When we humans live with dogs,we become their pack
  • The entire pack cooperates under asingle leader
  • Lines are clearly defined andrules are set
  • Dogs communicateshis displeasure with growling and eventually biting
  • Humans MUST be higherup in the order than the dog.
  • The humans must be the onesmaking the decisions, not the dogs.

HOUSETRAINING
Schedule Feeding Time – Find your dog’s schedule so that you can work with that

  • Feed your dog on a regular schedule time, always within a half hour of the time

Schedule Water – Help your dog bee successful

  • Keep a schedule for water, however, you should design a schedule that fits you
  • Remove the water dish after the first feeding in the morning
  • After the night feeding, leave water dish for two hours, then take it up
  • Before your last walk for the night, put the water dish down about an hour before
  • Then walk your dog 45 minutes after he has had water. There will might be days where that might be an exception for water.

 Schedule Walking Time – Find your dog’s schedule, then gently move it to your schedule.

  • Start by taking the dog out every two hours for two days, if he goes every two hours,
  • Then take him out every three hours, for two days,
  • Until you reach the time frame you need – every six hours—eight hours etc

One accident in the house, there is a urine smell that the dog detects and his instinct to continue mark where he smells urine. This is how wild dogs let other dogs know that this territory is taken and for dogs not in the pack to go elsewhere. If your dog has an accident in the house, spray the area with 3 parts vinegar and 1 part water, brush with a soft brush, put a towel on top to absorb the liquid, then take it outside where you want him to go, take it out of the bag and put it on the ground, praise your dog when he goes outside.

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WHAT  THE ADOPTION FEE PAYS FOR 

Worm Puppies Every 2 Weeks Till 12 WeeksWorm Every Month Till Six MonthsPregnant & nursing momma’s wormed moreAfter That Dogs should be wormed every three months
1ST DHPPGiardia Snap TestBloodTestsOffice Visit Fee – at least five Visits
2ND DHPPHeart Worm Snap TestAntibioticsHealth Certificate
3RD DHPPParvo Snap TestEar & Eye MedicationSkin Scraping
BordetallaFecal TestFlea & Tick MedicationTransport
RabiesEar TestX-RaysSpay / Neuter
Kennel Cough BoosterEye TestDewormerCollars
LeptospirosisCorona BoosterHW PillsHead Cones

DISCLAIMER: THE BREED POSTED ON OUR DOGS’ BIOGRAPHIES ARE OUR BEST GUESS BASED ON SEVERAL YEARS OF DOG RESCUE. ADOPTERS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE EXACT BREED OF A PARTICULAR DOG MUST HAVE THE DOG TESTED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.

Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.

Age12 Weeks on 3/7/16
Life Average10-14 Years
SexFemale
Weight0-20lbs
LocationWinnsboro LA
BreedCatahoula Cur/
Purebred
AlteredNo
FeeAll Shots + Transport - 450
UTDYes
RDV#RDV659
DogsYes
CatsUnknown
ChildrenAll Ages
HouseLearning
EnergyMedium
FenceHelpful
CrateLearning
LeashLearning
CarYes
PersonalityHazel is friendly, loves children and other dogs,
OrganizationRescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
NameKris
Phone860.940.3350
LocationPreston, CT
Emailrescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
FacebookRescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.

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Catahoula Leopard Quick Facts

  • weight:45 – 90 pounds
  • height:20 – 26 inches
  • Life Span: 10 to 14 years
  • Color(s): Black, blue, yellow, red with our without patches

Ideal Human Companions

  • Active Singles
  • Families with Children

Trademark Traits

  • Active
  • Gentle
  • Loyal
  • Easy to Train
  • Intelligent00
  • Loyal
  • Playful
  • Protective

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  • Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
  • Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
  • Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
  • Children need to be taught how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children.
  • No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.”
  • Never let young children pick up a puppy or small dog. Instead, make them sit on the floor with the dog in their lap. Pay attention to the dog’s body language, and put him safely in his crate if he appears to be unhappy or uncomfortable with the child’s attention.
  • Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs.
  • Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
  • Be prepared dogs will protect themselves
  • Most important, it is your responsibility to make sure that your children and the dog are supervised at all times and safe. You cannot leave it up to the dog, the dog is an animal and will behave like an animal. They rely on us to guide and protect them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • THIS IS YOUR JOB, NOT THE DOG

 

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  1. Introducing Your Dog to a New Home
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