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COCO AD 03-17-18


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.

ADOPTED ON 03-17-18 – Coco is the perfect mix of sweet & spunk in one puppy!  Coco and Oreo are taller their other siblings, this makes them more on the Shepherd size and personality. She loves to play but isn’t— picky about a pair of old socks tied together is equally as exciting for her! She is a gentle dog, hangs with her brother Oreo and shares a bed him! She likes to talk and is the calmness of a pack.

This adorably sweet baby is enjoys life to the fullest! There’s nothing more rewarding to see rescue dogs blossom and flourish with the devoted patience and understanding they require to move beyond the uncertainties that plagued their former days. Coco enjoys romping with the other dogs and chases them and loves to be chased equally by all the other four-legged siblings. This baby girl wonder is up for about anything you want her to engage in with you or other dogs no matter the size or age or gender.

Coco is good around dogs and children. However, all dogs and children need to be supervised, children can be unpredictable and dogs sometimes don’t understand their quick impulsive behavior. Most important, their animal instincts need to be supervised when around all family pets.

Is a rescue dog’s story much like our lives? Well, here is their story and you decide for yourself. December 24th was a cold winter night, a pregnant Mama dog searched for a warm safe place to deliver her babies. Hope knew that the pups were coming very soon and she needed to be sure that she finds a secure shelter for her pups that would kept them warm and out of harm’s way.

Hope’s rescue story is not as famous as the one most people know, however it is a truly warm whole-hearted story that leaves all who tell it with a touch of wonder and awe and the sensation of maybe a miracle. Her story is unusually unique and all who know her will tell her story so it will live on through her babies and the amazing families that open their hearts and homes to them. The families don’t know yet that they are chosen but we know that they will be selected carefully and will take excellent care of Hope’s pups. Hope suffered so much, we can’t even imagine how she struggled, she was alone, hungry and cold but kept searching to find the right place for her babies.

Hope did not give up and her gift to the six families that offer their homes to her precious babies will have many nights full of life with tales of laughter and love to tell everyone they know of a good momma dog named Hope that was guided to a barn on a cold December night—yes, she found shelter in a barn. The happy times of playing ball, belly rubs, swimming, walks, cuddling and companionship will fill their lives. These families and children will pass Hope’s story on to their grandchildren about the dog they rescued because a mama dog named Hope searched for a warm safe place to have her pups, on Christmas Eve—and she was guided to a barn.

If you are looking to make a difference this year to a deserving dog in need, then don’t wait, Coco is ready, able and willing to steal your heart and rock your world. She’ll certainly take your happiness level up a few notches, and provide hours of laughter with her snatch and run games of—chase me. An ideal home for her would be one where there was another dog to play and romp with and share her days, though it’s not mandatory if it is an active family or someone who runs. She adores humans and returns her appreciation with unconditional devotion. This attentive and smart little gal is just looking for love and a home. She has proven herself to be utterly deserving of the best and we are committed to see that she gets that.

What was Hopes ending?  Well, that is the best part of the story and a dog’s rescue story does parallel a human life, not in the story, but in the warmth and heart that guide dogs as well as humans.

The Answer To The Question about Hope, I gave you a hint in the bio when I said that Hope did not give up and her gift to the six families that offer their homes to her precious pups….” Hope had six puppies and the wonderful family that owned the barn she had her babies in, adopter one of her pups. To add to this happy ending for Hope, they also kept her and she will live out her life with one of her babies and a wonderful family that fell in love with her. Just can’t get better than that, it should be a movie. 

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 DOB: 12-24-17
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 0-20lbs
Location Dallas TX
Breed German Shepherd
Purebred Bassett Mix
Altered No
Fee 450
RDV # RDV843
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Learning
Personality This baby girl wonder is up for about anything you want her to engage in
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.