VICTIM OF DISTEMPER 03-03-12 – Just 7 days away from going to a loving family and his forever home. Buck was just a baby, he was dumped in a shelter, fought mange and was rescued by RDV on 12/23/11. Today, he lost his fight for life, he had distemper which is not treatable.

We  have all enjoyed in the celebration of many of our dogs that have gone to their forever home, however, this is rescue and from time to time we are reminded of that, today is one of those days. It jumps up to grab us and remind us of why we are doing what we are doing and never stop because they need us

Buck was just a baby and only 7 days away from going to a loving family and his forever home. He was dumped in a shelter, fought mange and was rescued by RDV on 12/23/11. Today he lost his fight for life, he had distemper which is not treatable.

The foster that took care of him for over 2 months is a warm and wonderful person. She understands the COST of rescue but told me, you are never ready to accept it, especially when they are so close to going to a home. She let Buck sleep with her the last few nights because she knew deep inside, he was very sick, she just could not say it out loud. She did what she did best, give him all her love while he was here. She told me today that it gave her some peace to know that he knew he was loved. He had 2 months of a warm bed, good food and a loving family and home. Buck was only about 12 weeks old.

What left a print on my heart was when she told me that when she took him in today, she asked if she could be there and hold him when he took his last breath. She said she wanted him to fall asleep in loving arms. I don’t know how the southern fosters do what they do but I am sure glad they do it because I don’t know if I could.

Our “In Memory” page is there to tell their stories, honor their lives, know their suffering and resolve to find more ways to make it better for other rescue dogs.

ADOPTED 03-10-12 – Buck is one in a litter of three adorable puppies.  The litter is made up of two girls, Serena and Gemma, and one boy, Buck.  The pups are about 6-8 weeks old and are currently in a loving foster home.  We are not exactly sure which breeds the pups are mixed with, therefore we aren’t sure how big they will get.  We will continue to update their bios as their personality develops.  It is evident when speaking to the pups’ foster mom that she truly loves these three sweet little ones.

The foster mom describes Buck as a playful guy who belly rubs.  He is gentle and independent.  He requires a normal amount of exercise.  His perfect family would be low key and in search of a gentle companion.  He gets along wonderfully with kids but we are unsure his tolerance for cats.  He would love to be in a family with another dog companion.

Get your application in quickly;  these sweet pups will not last long.  Please make sure your vet’s phone number is correct and included on your application.  A lack of this information can hold up processing for as long as five days.


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

Age 9 Weeks
Life Average
Sex Male
Weight 0-20lbs
Location West Monroe LA
Breed Labrador Retriever/
Altered Yes
Fee 500
Dogs Yes
Children All Ages
House No
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Car Yes
Email rescueguardianvillage@yahoo

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