ADOPTED ON 11-19-16 – Leroy must have had to hunt for his food before they were picked up and brought to the dog pound. He is the most laid-back one in the pack; he has no aggression toward food or anyone else; he lets his brothers stick their head in his bowl and eat. He must have realized now that the food supply is not ending and he didn’t have to be worried anymore.
Leroy seemed to have mature faster than his brothers; he loves to be petted; is an amazing sweet boy and he loves the water-very golden. He will talk to you when it is close to feeding time—yes, dogs can tell time—when he hears you fixing the supper. There is nothing left in his bowl and you won’t have to clean it, because of his healthy appetite. Leroy’s is the sweetest thing in the world; loves to be with people, you couldn’t ask for a sweeter guy.
Leroy and his two brothers Leroy and Eddie were picked up roaming the streets in the city of Winnsboro; we don’t know if they were dumped or just belong to owners who did not care enough to feed them and properly housed them. They are sweet dogs flat coat retriever mixed and are all super sweet and laid-back dogs. All three other brothers were covered with mange but they were treated and bathed every day and all that has been long cleared up; their hair is gorgeous thick and shiny you could never tell the these puppies had such a hard beginning. They’ve had all their worming and vaccinations they are a very healthy and ready for their new homes
We are so thankful there are those kinds of people that work so hard to save the dogs in the South Sadly, there are just as many cold and callous humans who think it is OK to leave puppies to suffer and die. These gorgeous babies little Flat coat Retriever mixes are known for their gentle and loving dispositions, their sweet nature as family dogs, and their intelligence.
Happily, they are now in the care of a wonderful foster home where they are thriving. Now all Leroy needs is a forever home where he can continue to be a happy and loyal member of the family. Will you open your heart to Leroy and give him the love he so deserves? We owe it to our dogs that the wonderful people who stand to be the last chapter of their rescue and the first chapter of their new forever lives deserve him. He is ready to slide right into your heart, do you have the requirements of a forever home of his own and endless love to celebrate his special qualities?
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.
ABOUT THE BREED
PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO CHECK OUT THE SECTION BELOW: 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.
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At first glance, you might think the Flat-Coated Retriever resembles a black or brown Golden Retriever, but no such thing. He’s a distinctive breed, his early popularity, which peaked before World War I, was eclipsed by that of the Golden and Labrador Retrievers, but his fans think that’s for the best, preferring to keep the secret of his fun-loving yet hard-working nature to themselves.’This is a breed named for its coat, so let’s begin there. The lustrous, flat-lying coat comes in solid black or liver, with feathering at the legs and tail. Beautiful, yes, but also highly functional: it protects these superb retrievers from harsh weather, icy water, and punishing ground cover. Another breed hallmark is the long head—unique among retrievers—that projects a smart and kindly expression. Flat-Coats will stand just as tall as a Lab, but in silhouette they present a leaner, more elegant look.
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Tolerant and friendly, Flat-Coats love everyone, including children and other dogs. Flat-Coats enjoy the company of other dogs and can learn to get along with cats, especially if they’re raised with them. They might be a little too fond of pet birds, if you know what we mean.
The Flat-Coated Retriever is an eternal puppy, brimming with happiness and energy. They adore people and will greet everyone they meet as if that person were their best friend (which makes them lousy guard dogs. After a day of playing with the kids in the back, the Flat-Coated Retriever will turn into a lapdog – don’t be surprised if you find him sleeping in bed under the covers. Though this breed is friendly and social and gets along well with other household pets, their extended puppyhood and constant energy can make them a challenge for first time dog owners.
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Flat-Coats are great friends for active older children. They’ll play for hours, whether that involves running, swimming, or chasing a ball. They can be overwhelming for toddlers, however, accidentally knocking them over with one whack of that ever-wagging tail.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 sleeping or eating or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
If you like playing fetch (and, especially if you like playing it for hours), you’ll love having a Flat Coat Retriever. Eager, loving, intelligent and playful, these dogs have boundless energy and very few behavior problems.The Flat-Coat demonstrates stability and a desire to please with a confident, optimistic, and outgoing attitude characterized by a wagging tail. Flat-Coats are often called the “Peter Pan” of retrievers. This playful makes them a wonderful and entertaining companion. While they are eager to please, Flat-Coats are hams, and they won’t hesitate to go for a laugh. In general, however, he’s a responsive and sensitive student. A harsh correction will cause him to shut down until you make amends.
Children & Pets
Twelve Safety Tips for Children Meeting Dogs
- Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
- Teachyour child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping
- Alwaysteach children how to touch dogs
- Teachyour child never to try to take the dog’s food
- No child should ever be left unsupervised with a dog.
- Always superviseany interactions between dogs and children
- Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children for example; any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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
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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8 months to 1 year
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- 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
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12 to 16 weeks
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7 to 12 weeks
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3 to 7 Weeks Old
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
WHAT ARE DOGS?
- 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
FROM THE DOGS EYES
- 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.
- Leave another adult in charge—let them know that you are leaving;
- Take the dog with you;
- Take the child with you;
- 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.
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.
|Life Average||10-13 Years|
|Purebred||Flat Coat Retriever Mix|
|Personality||Leroy seemed to have mature faster than his brothers; he loves to be petted|
|Organization||Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.|
|Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.|
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Foster mom describes Leroy as a typical golden – loves the water:)
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- Introducing Your Dog to a New Home
- Cesar’s House Rules
- How do I stop a dog from jumping?
Click the expand button in the lower right corner of each video to view full-screen. See Cesar Millan’s tips on dog behavior.
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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 ones making the decisions, not the dogs.
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Scheduling is the Key
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- Feed your dog on a regular schedule time,
- Always feed within a half hour of the time
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Control Water Intake
- 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.
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Find The Dogs 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
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One Accident In the House – the dog detects the smell 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
** Indicates done on every dog**
22 out of the 30 are done on every dog
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1ST DHPP **
2ND DHPP **
3RD DHPP **
Kennel Cough **
Corona Booster **
Kennel Cough **
Corona Booster **
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|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||Pregnant & NursingWormed more often as directed by the vet **|