501c3 non-profit organization in CONNECTICUT

COLT AD 09-13-20


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. Our puppies are kept in a sterile environment until they have all three of their vaccinations  ***ADOPTION DONATION 450.00 EACH***

This is Colt, a very handsome five month old Black Lab Mix, who will steal your heart with his beaming personality! Right now he is about 20 pounds of playfulness, and recently traveled from Louisiana to a foster home in Connecticut, where he will wait for his forever family to adopt him.

Colt was found alongside a back road with some of his litter-mates. Luckily they were not alone for too long, as a wonderful woman picked them up and delivered them to a rescue. Sadly, this happens all too often, but lucky for these pups, they made it to safety. Colt is the last to go of his brothers and sisters. It’s always wonderful when a litter of puppies all find their forever homes with a loving family to call their own.

As with most puppies, Colt will be fine with children, adults, and possibly cats as well. Puppies generally adapt to their surroundings very quickly. Colt is house-trained already and does really well in his crate at night. Colt is certainly doing just fine with his foster friends. He has his choice of playmates; big, small, old, and young. He gets along with them all! Colt has no problem stealing a toy right out from under their noses. He loves attention from his foster mom and dad, and has recently discovered the kitchen counter and all the wonderful smells coming from above. He is learning quickly, though, what he can and cannot do. He is very busy, but very smart!

Learning about the breed of dog you are considering will help you make your decision when you finally choose your new family member. The sweet-faced, lovable Labrador Retriever is America’s most popular dog breed. Labs are outgoing and high-spirited companions who have more than enough affection to go around for a family looking for a medium-to-large dog. Labs are famously friendly. They are companionable housemates who bond with the whole family, and they socialize well with dogs and humans alike. But don’t mistake his easy going personality for low energy: The Lab is an enthusiastic athlete that requires lots of exercise, like swimming and marathon games of fetch, to keep physically and mentally fit.

Colt is waiting patiently for an active family to play, swim, or hike with. He’s a pure delight, and will make a wonderful new family member in your home!

 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.

MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS:  This dog cannot be adopted 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  

Michael Cahill,                             Director, Animal Health
Michael.Cahill@mass.gov        Phone: 617-626-1794

Patricia Cabral,                            Shelter and Rescue Coordinator, Animal Health
Patricia.Cabral@mass.gov       Phone: 617-626-1786

Here is a link to the list of approved rescues

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


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Age DOB: 03-30-20
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Male
Weight 21-30lbs
Location Terryville CT
Breed Lab
Altered No
Fee 450
RDV # RDV935
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Yes, Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Learning
Personality  Colt is housetrained, loves attention, he learns quickly what he can and cannot do.…
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.