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SISSY AD 02-24-18


ADOPTION PENDING – 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 02-24-18:  Sissy has a look on her face that says “I’m ready to play!” She is an adorable little girl; she is the product of an uncaring individual that dumped her and her sister. Like all puppy’s, Sissy is a spirited pup who can play hard but also cuddle up with you at the end of the day. She is now able to spend all her time searching for adventure and roughhousing with her foster brothers and sisters, and she takes it seriously.

Through no fault of their own, dogs in the south are left by the road to make it on their own, over and over again. Sissy and Haley are victims of being born in a place where there are many dogs and no solutions. Sissy’s story is heartfelt, she was found by a stranger who could not take care of the pups herself but stopped anyways and got them to someone who could. This chain of hero’s have a network in the south and each of them has a small part that helps these extraordinary dogs to safety—they are the Village. The remarkable people who make rescue achievable could not walk away from Sissy and her sibling even though her southern foster had 10 rescue dogs herself—now she has at least 12. We can’t ever envision having 12 dogs in our own home, nerveless, puppies but a rescuer’s spirit is pure and giving. Puppies come into this world with a clean slate. Sissy’s life is full of play, good food, afternoon naps in the sun and kisses daily from her rescuer that examines every spot on her.

Sissy lives in her rescuer’s foster home with her siblings who all serve as playmates. Supervision is still needed around the house – as a teething puppy, she might find your socks. She is a very popular breed because they are loyal, loving, affectionate and patient, making great family dogs and great with children. She is an intelligent, good-natured, very willing, and eager to please her humans.

Sissy is a bundle of love, she watches every move and is always at your side. She is a sweet girl that loves kids. She lacks no confidence, loves to cuddle and play with her toys. She is constantly on the go but keeps a close eye on where you are. She is very smart and a lively dog: has an excellent, reliable, temperament that is friendly that interacts well with children and equable with other dogs. Although, all dogs including those that are good with children, need just as much supervision as a two year old child.

Like all rescue dogs, Sissy needs a safe and comfortable environment. She would be happy in an active, but not chaotic household. Given how social a dog Sissy is, it would be ideal if she had another dog to share her days with too, but if her human(s) are around more than not, and she’d have the chance to interact with other dogs regularly, that would be okay, too. She will continue to thrive and grow and blossom into the amazingly special dog. The only thing missing? A forever home of her own, and she deserves that and then some.

The Saint Bernard breed are very gentle, loving and intelligent dogs. They are eager to please their families and are good with children, which makes them a great family pet!  It is believed that the Saint Bernard was used to be a rescue dog for travelers crossing from Switzerland to Italy. We think there that she might be part Spaniel, see more about the breed below, so she might not be as big as St Bernard.

If you think you might be a great match for Sissy, fill out an application today! This sweet, baby pretty little thing of all things great will not be available long! As all puppies need a lot of love and patience, Sissy would make a wonderful addition to a family willing to give her the commitment. In turn, he will worm her way into your heart and delight you with her puppy antics!


The Cocker Spaniel is an inseparable friend of children, and respectful of his/her master’s authority without much challenge. This breed is sweet, sensitive and endearing, cheerful and merry. They are happy tail-wagers. They are gentle and trusting, with average intelligence. This breed is lively, playful and devoted, love everyone and need people to be happy.

The English Cocker Spaniel is a hardy, energetic, active, merry and lovable, sweet and affectionate dog. It makes an excellent family dog and good companion to children; it is gentle and playful, gets along well with other pets. This breed is highly intelligent; obeys respectfully the orders it is given. This dog is sensitive but also independent and intelligent; it should be trained very gently, but firmly.

Brittany Spaniels are the most popular breed. The aim to please their owners, are agreeable dogs for children and get along well with other pets. Take care not to rough house these spaniels as they can become too excited around some children. They are obedient, highly intelligent, friendly, active and loyal. They love to please their owners, which makes them quite trainable.

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: 10-30-17
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 0-20lbs, 21-30lbs
Location Winnsboro LA
Breed Saint Bernard
Altered Yes
Fee 450
RDV # RDV835
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Yes
Personality Sissy is a bundle of love, she watches every move and is always at your side.
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.