ADOPTED ON 06-23-17 – Adoption donation includes transport and all vaccinations, except for the Lyme—therefore, the dogs will not need to get any vaccinations for the first year.  Our vet has recommended that all dogs under 6 months not to spay or neuter the pups because they are too young and their bodies are not fully developed 

When you reach your Forever Home, your place to feel whole
The Angels smile, and off they go to save another soul

How many angels does it take to rescue a dog? Robin was formerly known as “#29345” when she was picked up by a shelter volunteer in Texas, angel #one, her tail was tucked between her legs, she was confused and scared. She was held the required seven days to see if an owner would claim her. Sadly, no one came forward and Robin was set to be euthanize at the shelter. Rescue Dog Village was looking at dogs and asked to first see dogs that were scheduled to be euthanized. Her photo was sent by rescue angel #two along with a group and never knew her second saving volunteer at the shelter. The long road to a forever home is paved with angels and sweet Robin was saved by RDVG, she will never know her third angel volunteer that saw a gentle dog in her eyes and picked her. However, Robin knows NOW that she is saved and that someone had heard her cries! As many stray dogs in the south that are picked up, we don’t know anything about her history but we do see who they.

Robin then was transported up to CT on May 20th; the transport volunteers talk softly to the dogs on their trip – each dog given special attention when they are unsure or scared, they are held by the transport volunteers like they are gold—and they are in many ways-this was the first rescue angel that Robin was able to meet and she was beginning to understand that there are a village of special humans called angels and they have hearts that love and care for her – these transport angels are number four and five.

Anxiously waiting for Robin was her sixth, seventh, and eight foster rescue angels; her foster family was thrilled that they were going to be able to foster her. Foster Mom told us that she just could not wait to meet this cute dog that was so close to being PTS. Robins long transport trip was over and she met her foster family and “foster mom”. This angel had medicine to make you feel good—she called them hugs, kisses, good food and other good things her mom called “learning” helped her feel safe and helped her know what to do and what not to do.

Robin’s foster family just raves that she is a great dog from the start, happy, not timid, tailing wagging and that she is such a delightful dog with no problems, she did arrive a bit underweight. She reported that she wondered if she might have had a bad experience with hands, when her mom has her hand up, Robin does shy away and backs up looking at her, tail down but when she knows that it is you, she immediately becomes happy. She might not know what hands are or what they mean when they are in different positions. However, this is not a concern, only an observation and she is learning that hands do good things too.

Robin is a Golden mix, she is fully vaccinated, spayed, and is current on heartworm and flea preventative. Robin’s foster mom says that, “She is house-trained, needs a little more leash work, and great about going into her crate with a little nudge. She is my little shadow and smiles all the time; she is very good around the other dogs and interested in cats that she is with daily – whoever she can entice to play she is ready! She loves playing all day, has no dominance issues, no food issues, is crate trained, quiet in the crate and barks when she needs to reliever herself. She was a little hesitant at first getting in a crate but with a little nudge and soft reassurance, she goes right in. She has no reaction to fireworks, she is quiet, and does not have any fears. She is still adjusting to all the changes in her life and needs assurance from her humans to socialize so she can see that nothing bad happens to her when she discovers new things.

She has lots of personality, is extremely lovable and gets along wonderfully well with other dogs. She will burn off steam by playing with other dogs and kids. When she is in the car, she rides quietly on the backseat and is a real lady. Mom describes her as exuberant, confident, outgoing, and entertaining with lots of personality! We also know that she loves riding in a truck or car, kind of a tomboy, loves hiking and swimming – a real partner companion.

Robin loves her humans, her foster mom says she loves going with her and would be a good hiking buddy even though she has a moderate energy level. We have not found her to have any fears but if for some reason something does show up, you can be sure that she did not come into the world this way. With lots of calm guidance from her new family, the outgoing confident Robin will rise up and triumph over anything that comes her way, she is an outgoing and happy girl no matter the situation.

Robin has lost count of her rescue angles, she heard her family talking about other angles interviewing applicants for her, another takes care of the website, visitors and friends stop by the house with gifts of bones, beds, blankets and lots of that medicine that her foster mom and family give her daily. Her mom tells her that there is a whole village of special rescue angles to watch over her, that she is safe forever, that she is ready to go to her forever home and that a new dog will need her soon.

Her new family will need to know that she needs a gentle hand to help her learn about this new life she has. Robin needs a loving family who understands the needs of a young rescue dog and can help her grow to her full potential. Once she learns that, she will rocket to a secure dog and her love gates will open and flood her family for the rest of her life, she has a big heart and she is a very special dog.

Rescuers and angels, you cannot see their wings
They keep them neatly folded, as they do their caring things
The medicine to make you well, good food to make you strong
And finally to help you learn that hugs are never wrong

The perfect place then must be found, the home where you can live
Secure and safe and happy with joy to get and give
When you reach your Forever Home, your place to feel whole
The Angels smile, and off they go to save another soul

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

RDVG wants to provide you with as much information as we can because some of our mix breeds you might not be familiar with. The below section on “About the Breed” offers information on some of the Breed Characteristics, Children & Pets, Behavior and Personality, Temperament and more.

It is important to point out that in addition to the breed, there is an enormous variety in the way a dog acts and reacts to the world around him. In the end, your dog’s preferences and personality are as individual as you are–and if you can accept that– then you’re bound to enjoy each other.

Golden Retriever Breed Info

About The Breed

It's no surprise that the Golden Retriever is one of the top ten most popular dogs in the U.S. It's all good with the Golden: he's highly intelligent, sociable, beautiful, and loyal. The Golden is slow to mature and retains the silly, playful personality of a puppy until three to four years of age, which can be both delightful and annoying. Many keep their puppyish traits into old age.

This breed has a sweet, gentle, people-pleasing personality. A well-bred Golden Retriever does not have strong guarding instincts, so don’t expect him to protect your home from burglars. He will, however, make friends with them and show them where the treats are.

weight: 55 – 80 pounds
height: 21– 25 inches
• Life: 10 – 12 Years
color: Cream
• Gold
• Pale Yellow
• Burning Orange

• Families With Children
• Active Singles
• Active Families
• Seniors
• Houses With Yards
• Rural/Farm Areas

• Friendly
• Affectionate
• Obedient
• Good Natured

BREED INFORMATION - These lively dogs have an excellent, reliable, temperament and are friendly, superb with children and equable with other dogs. They crave human leadership and need to feel as though they are part of the family and are easily trained. This breed of dog is wonderful with people of all ages, and interacts well with children.

These are lovable, well-mannered, intelligent dogs with a great charm. They are easily trained, and always patient and gentle with children. Charming, devoted and self-assured, they are a popular family dog. Energetic and loving, Golden Retrievers enjoy pleasing their masters, so obedience training can be very rewarding. Friendly with everyone, including other dogs, the Golden Retriever has very little, if any, guarding instincts.

While unlikely to attack, Goldens make good watchdogs, loudly signaling a stranger's approach. These dogs also love to swim. These are lovable, well-mannered, intelligent dogs with a great charm. They are easily trained, and always patient and gentle with children. Charming, devoted and self-assured, they are a popular family dog. Energetic and loving, Golden Retrievers enjoy pleasing their masters. Friendly with everyone, including other dogs, the Golden Retriever has very little, if any, guarding instincts.

Being gentle with children, sturdy enough to handle the heavy-handed pets and hugs they can dish out, and having a blasé attitude toward running, screaming children are all traits that make a kid-friendly dog. You may be surprised by who's on that list: Fierce-looking Boxers are considered good with children, as are American Staffordshire Terriers (aka pit bulls). Small, delicate, and potentially snappy dogs such as Chihuahuas aren't so family-friendly.

All dogs are individuals, this is only a generalization and not a guarantee of how any breed or individual dog will behave. Dogs from any breed can be good with children based on their past experiences, training on how to get along with kids, and personality. No matter what the breed or breed type, all dogs have strong jaws, sharp pointy teeth, and may bite in stressful circumstances. Young children and dogs of any breed should always be supervised by an adult and never left alone together, period.

As with every breed, you should always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and 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.

Retrievers can also been seen as a guide dog for the blind due to their loyal/friendly nature and overall love for humankind. While they do bark at strangers that approach their territory or yard, it is not the ideal watchdog or protector as they are just too sociable. They have a confidence about them and love to please, any overtly aggressive behavior is considered not normal. Oh did we mention that this breed is highly intelligent.

Golden’s are enthusiastic and adaptable by nature and rank in the top 5 family-friendly dogs. They are very active and were born to play fetch with just about anything, ball, stick, especially a Frisbee or flying disc. Great with children, they are very loyal to their owners with an above average daily exercise requirement. Golden Retrievers love the water, don’t be surprised if you are out for a walk near a pond or lake that you see your dog take off and jump in the water.


Twelve Safety Tips for Children Meeting Dogs

  1. Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
  2. Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping
  3. Always teach children how to  touch dogs
  4. Teach your child never to try to take the dog’s food

  1. No child should ever be left unsupervised with a dog.
  2. Always superviseany interactions between dogs and children
  3. Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children for example; any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
  4. Always supervise and make sure that children do not try to take the dog’s food away, no matter how friendly the child or dog is
  5. Supervise children when they pick up a puppy or small dog. 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.
  6. No dog should ever be left unsupervisedwith a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.”

  1. Be prepared dogs will protect themselves
  2. 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's


Many children, especially very young ones, do not realize that pets are living animals and not toys. Failing to teach a child how to handle pets properly can result in suffering on the part of the pet and, in some cases, injury to the child. Taking introductions slowly will allow you to introduce family dogs and your children safely

  • Dogs are animal first and when you are not around to tell them what to do, the animal behavior will respond.
  • Children are spontaneous and dogs don’t know how to react to their impulsive behavior – it does not mean they don’t like children.
  • Dogs don’t understand them because they live by rules – don’t get on the bed, go outside to do your business etc.what

  • If someone was running at you, whipping a sword in the air, yelling and wearing a cape – what would your response be?
  • In order to be sure that everyone is safe, you cannot leave an animal to supervise or deal with children under the age of 8. Therefore, if you leave the room, adult supervision of the dog and children, 24 hours day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year must be taken seriously.

  1. Leave another adult in charge—let them know that you are leaving;
  2. Take the dog with you;
  3. Take the child with you;
  4. Put the dog in a crate or room with a closed door.

The above are very easy basic solutions that let a dog know you are in charge and that you will keep everyone safe. If something happens, you can’t undo it.

Puppy Behavior, Growth & Development

Each stage of Puppy Growth and development is fascinating; by the time it reaches its first birthday a puppy is considered a mature, adult dog. Puppy Growth rate is fast compared to humans, just compare a puppy of 8 weeks to a baby of the same age.

One of the most common questions asked about a puppy’s growth and development rate refers to the eventual size of the puppy. How big will the puppy grow? How can you determine the adult size of a puppy? A young puppy is tiny and cute – everyone loves puppies! But will the puppy be suited to your environment? How much exercise will be required for a full grown dog? Will the puppy be a suitable pet for children? The breed of the puppy will determine the answers to these questions. A general response to the size and growth rate of a puppy and the adult size of a puppy is therefore not possible – it needs to be specific to the puppy’s breed.

  • Puppies are now considered to have finished their development and growth rate and are viewed as adult dogs.
  • Although sexually mature beforehand, a dog usually does not attain full growth until at least its first birthday.

  • Feeding frequency should be considered - reduce to 2 or 3 meals per day
  • Some dogs reach sexual maturity at the age of eight months
  • The puppy is old enough to start Obedience Classes or a professional training program
  • The puppy would have grown to approximately half to three quarters the size of an adult
  • Female dogs would have probably reached their eventually height but will to continue to 'fill out'

  • The adult teeth continue to come through and during this time puppies need to chew!
  • The incisors and the canines are very important because the dog bites and tears at its food with these teeth
  • Provide them with items to chew
  • The confidence of the puppy will now have grown as would its physical size
  • The puppy will be showing interest in chasing other Puppies at this age and starts to become independent

  • The first of the permanent teeth will work through
  • Ensure the puppy has plenty of attention and toys to play with
  • At this age a puppy might demonstrate Pack Leader Behavior and test who is the Boss. A puppy will challenge your authority
  • Puppy Growth and Development & Behavior between 4 and 8 months
  • The adult teeth continue to come through and during this time puppies need to chew! The incisors and the canines are very important because the dog bites and tears at its food with these teeth
  • Provide them with items to chew
  • The confidence of the puppy will now have grown as would its physical size
  • The puppy will be showing interest in chasing other Puppies at this age and starts to become independent

  • Puppies are usually found new homes at this age it starts focusing attention on its owner rather than other puppies
  • The first fear period of the puppy begins
    A puppy starts to learn it name but still has a short attention Average
  • The puppy will start house training
  • At first, the puppy should be fed four times a day. (Feedings should be reduced to twice a day by the time a puppy is mature or even once a day in the case of a dog that gets little exercise)
  • The puppies motor skills improve
  • The puppy will use its basic instincts to naturally explore its new environment and the different things within it
  • Puppies will still sleep a lot and grow as they are sleeping. During times of stress, a dog raises its hackles - the hair along the neck and spine
  • Puppy training must begin and pups need to be made aware of your rules

  • Weaned between the ages of 3 and 7 weeks
  • During the ages of 3 to 7 weeks its first teeth, or milk teeth will appear
  • Taught basic behavior disciplines from its mother
  • Develop by socializing with other dogs and animals and people
  • Will stand up and start walking
  • At the age of 3 weeks a puppy will develop its sense of smell
  • At 3 weeks the puppy will begin to bark and show social development such as wagging its tail, growling and baring its teeth
  • Up to the age of 4 weeks the mother will be with the puppy almost constantly
  • The puppy has good use of its legs and is able to chase
  • Between 4 and 5 weeks the mother will gradually spend time away from her puppies
  • Rapid growth and development rate at this stage
  • Interaction with litter mates leading to Order of Dominance
  • After weaning puppies need to receive a series of vaccines in order to develop immunity on their own. Vaccinations for puppies generally include distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, rabies, and sometimes Bordetella

** Indicates done on every dog
15 out of the 25 are done on every dog




Bordetalla **

Rabies **

Leptospirosis **

Kennel Cough  **

Corona Booster **

Rabies **

Leptospirosis **

Kennel Cough  **

Corona Booster **

Heart Worm **
Blood **
Fecal **
Skin Scraping
Eye & Ear

Flea & Tick Medication**
HW Pills**
Ear & Eye

Spay / Neuter **
Health Certificate **
Office Visit Fee (4) **
Transport **

PUPPIES: Every 2 Weeks Till 12 Weeks**
3 TO 6 MONTHS: Every month till 6 months**
6 MONTHS: Wormed every 3 months**
PREGNANT & NURSING: Wormed more often as directed by the vet **


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