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BRIDGET AD 01-09-23


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

ADOPTED ON 01-09-23 We’d like you to meet a couple of sweet little girls named Bridget and Bailey. They are Chihuahua Dachshund mixes and are around 4 or 5 years and are littermates.

Bailey and Bridget were both very underweight at only a mere 9 and 7 pounds. Abandoned, and left to fend for themselves, their story is a heartbreaking one, but with a happy ending, made even happier when their journey ends in a warm, safe, and loving forever home that they so deserve.

They were barely hanging on when a wonderful girl down the street noticed them and acted quickly, thinking of nothing but a swift rescue, and got them to the local vet. Everyone at the vets agreed Bailey and Bridget did not have much more time in them but a few days, and they also noticed how the girls clung together through their ordeal.

What know for sure that they helped each other survive their horrible conditions and that they needed each other. It was obvious that they were abandoned; they were running up and down her road in the January’s cold weather, maybe looking for their owner. Left behind like nothing more than trash when their “owners” moved, they struggled to survive. They were starving and in danger of becoming a victim of a larger animals. Starving and flea infested to the point of serious fur loss, they were also attacked by larger dogs who tried to mate with them.

Bailey and Bridget could be adopted together if you are looking for a pair that gets along well or they are fine to go to a home separate. Bridget however does need a quiet home, she is very sweet, loves her humans. We think because of the larger dogs that attacked them, she is more sensitive.

Bridget has a good-natured gentle personality, she is shy in the beginning but with time, will open up to people. She might wait till you go pick her up and will take her time to come near strangers or new dogs. She likes to be held or loved and she can be shy when initially meeting someone but will slowly warm up. She is playful, loves to explore, but also has her moments when she just wants to snuggle.

What Do We Mean By A Quiet Home For Bridget?
When dogs experience high-stress situations, they need quiet time to recover, says Katy Nelson, DVM, the senior veterinarian for Chewy. “Giving pups a calm, cozy place to call their own can help them feel safer and more secure,” she explains. It is unrealistic to expect any dog to arrive instantly well-adjusted and impeccably behaved.

Bridget is a normal dog but needs a warm understanding owner to help her learn that she is safe. Here are some simple suggestions:

  • Patient Calm Owner: the more patient a owner is, and the more choice a dog is given over seemingly simple things, the faster trust will build.” This includes basic interactions, like petting.
  • Routine: A routine and quiet atmosphere are essential when first taking a dog home, generally for at least a few weeks.
  • Consistent Schedule: A simple and consistent schedule can help prevent trigger. Creating a routine for things like feeding times, toilet breaks, naps, training sessions, and playtime.
  • Give Choices: Giving dogs more choices and a sense of control in their lives is one of the most important things we can do for their well-being.  For example:
    • Let your dog follow his nose and choose the route on walks
    • Give him several comfy places to sleep instead of just one
    • Let him pick his own toys
  • Play Music: You can play calming music for the dog (classical works best) which you can find on YouTube or TV. This will disguise noises that are new or ones that she is not sure of yet.

Traits associated with the name Bridget:
Dogs named Bridget tend to be good-natured, affectionate, and loving. This feminine name is also associated with companionship. 

Is Bridget a good dog name?

Bridget has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Bridget isn’t one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it! 


  • Bridget ranks #2,423with users of PupNames.com.
  • Bridget ranks #2,869in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Bridget ranks #529in the Los Angeles Times ‘Top Dogs’. 

Bridget is not a popular dog name. That’s great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Famous dogs named Bridget:
A dog named Bridget appeared in the comic book My Cage by Melissa DeJesus and Ed Power.

The Chihuahua is a tiny dog, charming and sassy, with a huge personality. A national symbol of Mexico, these alert and amusing “purse dogs” stand among the oldest breeds of the Americas, with a lineage going back to the ancient kingdoms of pre-Columbian times. Chihuahuas possess loyalty, charm, and big-dog attitude. Even tiny dogs require training, and without it this clever scamp will rule your household like a little Napoleon. Compact and confident, Chihuahuas are ideal city pets. They are too small for roughhousing with kids, and special care must be taken in cold weather, but Chihuahuas are adaptable as long as they get lots of quality time in their preferred lap.

Dachshunds aren’t built for distance running, leaping, or strenuous swimming, but otherwise these tireless hounds are game for anything. Smart and vigilant, with a big-dog bark, they make fine watchdogs.

Dachshunds is typically easier to train. This is because they are more gentle and willing to obey. It is important to keep Dachshund on a routine exercise program. Although Dachshund are naturally energetic and active dogs, they will need encouragement once in a while. Daily walks combined with a fun game should be sufficient to keep your doxy at a healthy weight. Dachshunds make a great housedog, they are social dogs and they do love companionship.

Bailey and Bridget are currently with our southern rescue group, they have been treated for heartworm, and they are getting soothing baths for their irritated skin. They are eating tons of good food (and lots of yummy treats) to fatten them up a bit. Foster mom says that so far they are extremely sweet, polite southern little ladies, and would be a wonderful addition to a loving family.

They are healthy and ready to go to their new home, would you consider opening your heart and home to these two very special girls? She is as friendly as she can be and will make that amazing companion dog.

Bridget has the best personality and is so happy despite her history, she wants to be a buddy. She absolutely deserves to be the queen, to be loved on and fussed over, and to know that all her fighting was worth it in the end.

Massachusetts Contacts
If you are from Massachusetts, we do not adopt to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption.  

Please contact Patricia Cabral or Mike Cahill for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt 

Cahill, Mike
Director, Animal Health

Cabral, Patricia
Shelter and Rescue Coordinator, Animal Health

Here is a link to the list of approved rescues

Rhode Island

If you are from Rhode Island, we do not adopt RI residents due to laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption.

All Dog and Cat rescues operating** in the state of Rhode Island are required to register with the Department of Environmental Management and to comply with Rules and Regulations Governing the Importation of Animals. This includes Rescues based outside of RI that are adopting/fostering dogs into or within Rhode Island

Please contact Marisa Coates for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt 

Marisa L. Coates
Veterinary Paramedic
Division of Agriculture
Animal Health Section
401-222-2781 x4515

List of Rhode registered rescues:

We go the extra mile for every dog and do whatever it takes to make sure that that dog finds happiness, we give 100% and more. It is what we enjoy doing and helps us wake up in the morning; we know that the dog is thankful we rescued them and thankful for their life. Finally, they will be forever remembered by our families that adopted them because they really rescued them.

See more “About the Breed”
At End of The Bio Below

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.

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Age 05-08-17 approximate
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 0-20lbs
Location Winnsboro LA
Breed Chihuahua
Purebred Dachshund Mix
Altered No
Fee 450
Dogs Yes
Cats Very Curious
Children 8 to 14
House Learning
Energy Medium, High
Fence Yes, Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Yes
Personality Bridget has the best personality and is so happy despite her history, she wants to be a buddy.
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.