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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.  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. 

Who could ignore the cuteness that draws your attention to Bandits patch covered eyes as soon as you see him. His personality is described by his foster as a real goof. He is the most playful of his litter-mates and has a charming personality. He is very sweet, loving and loves to cuddle.

Bandit is a male Heinz 57 Lab mix, his DOB is February 23, 2019 and at this age sometimes the breed can change as they get older. However, his personality won’t; if you want a loving dog, this is the one. He enjoys curling up in your lap or snuggling next you, loves to be pet and responds to human interaction.

Bandit’s mamma was just dropped off at a woman’s house in LA and she became pregnant before her kind rescuer had the money to get her fixed. The woman just lost her husband and has been down on her luck. She absolutely loved Mama Dog and the babies, but like many stories in the south, she just could not afford to keep them and do right by them.  It was hard for their rescuer to let them all go, she waited till they were all weaned. She loved the mamma dog and her babies but realized that she needed to find a way for them to all have a good home. The kind woman has a Yorkie and due to the death of her husband, it is all she can manage to do. She contacted a partner of RDVG and knew that they had a good reputation.

Bandit is easy to train that we know he will acclimate to his new home in no time and will capture your soul as much as he has ours. There’s nothing more delightful or rewarding to see when rescue dogs blossom and flourish when given devoted patience and understanding they require to move beyond the uncertainties that plagued their rescue trauma. Bandit enjoys romping with the other dogs, chases them but he does not need an excessive amount of exercise. He is up for about anything you want him to engage in with you or other dogs no matter the size or age or gender.

The Lab breed is known to be friendly, affectionate, and loyal to its owners. This comes from the social personality that is part of them. Lab mixes are considered extremely intelligent and does need both mental and physical stimulation on a daily basis. While you can leave him for a little while at home when you go out, he is young—just like a child–you should not leave your dog alone all day or make arrangements for midday exercise.

Bandit has a normal level of puppy energy and is ready to play when you are. You can chase him around in the yard or you can play a good ‘ole game of tug-of-war. He is ready, able and willing to steal your heart and rock your world. He’ll certainly take your happiness level up a few notches, and provide hours of laughter with snatch and run games. An ideal home for him would be one where there was another dog to play and romp with and share his days; though it’s not mandatory if it is an active family or someone who runs or understands the needs of a puppy and can commit to their needs for his baby years.

Bandit adores humans and returns his appreciation with unconditional devotion. This attentive and smart little fellow is just looking for love and a home. He has proven himself to be utterly deserving of the best and we are committed to see that he gets that. Bandit would love to be your best friend. Hurry, his bags are packed and He’s ready to venture to his new home!

Here is a link to some house rules suggestions:  House Rules

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 

ALL interested adopters MUST complete an application; agree to a vet reference check, phone interview and home visit. ALL family members MUST be in attendance for home visits – no exceptions. This helps us get to know everyone in the family so that we can help find the right dog for you 

Disclaimer: Please note that the breeds posted on our dogs’ biographies are our best guess based on years of working with rescue dogs. Adopters who need to know the exact breed or mix of breeds of a particular dog must have the dog’s DNA tested at their own expense.



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.

Children & Pets

Animal Behavior Guidelines

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

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.

What the Adoption Fee Pays For

Age DOB: 02-23-19
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Male
Weight 21-30lbs
Location West Monroe LA
Breed Labrador Retriever
Purebred Labrador Retriever Mix
Altered No
Fee 450
UTD All Shots for 1 Year
RDV # RDV880
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Yes
Personality Bandit enjoys romping with the other dogs, chases them but he does not need an excessive amount of exercise.
Organization Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
Name Kris
Phone 860.940.3350
Location Preston, CT
Email rescueguardianvillage@yahoo
Facebook Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.