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COOPER & MOE AD 09-26-20


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***

ADOPTED ON 09-26-20: Take a look at Moe and Cooper. It’s hard not to give them a second (and third!) look with Moe’s big, beautiful eyes, grey brindle coat, and those big, floppy ears and Cooper’s gorgeous gold and brown brindle fur and sweet face. They are 4 month old Louisiana Catahoula/Plot Hound mixes, and just the sweetest boys you’ll ever meet!

Moe and Cooper were found at Central High School of Larto, La. by a teacher who happened to drop by the school to start opening her classroom. Either they had been dumped there by a previous heartless owner or abandoned elsewhere in that area and wandered to the school. The pups were huddled together laying in a mud hole, trying to get some relief from the hot Louisiana temperature of 100 degrees. They were tired, starving, and infested with fleas and ticks. These brothers clearly were attached to each other, not making a move without the other. This wonderful teacher with the huge heart knew she could not leave them there, so she put them both in her car.

Both boys laid down immediately in front of the a/c vent!  She took them home and got them right into a bath tub.  After posting them on the high school website to see if anyone knew anything about them, the only information that came back was that they had been there for a while. It was clear they had been abandoned. Knowing that her aunt ran a rescue group, this kind woman offered to foster them with the help of the rescue. It became clear quickly that the two pups were bonded. This new foster mom had two dogs of her own, and when introduced in the yard, Cooper ran out first, turned around, and waited for Moe as if to say, “it’s OK, we’re safe now!” She says it was the sweetest thing she ever saw!

Moe is smaller than his brother but he has a loud bark when he is chasing his foster mom’s dog, Dooley. He enjoys playing fetch with the other dogs, but really just loves running and playing. Moe enjoys napping on the couch, and is quite a snuggler. His foster mom says he is such a lover; when it’s time to go outside in the mornings he stays behind for just a second to give her kisses.

Cooper is the big teddy bear that enjoys diving his head into your lap to get some scratches! He also loves to “play ball” with Dooley but he really just likes to chase the other pups like Moe does. Cooper loves to chew on a ball that he and Moe share nicely. It’s a wonder what Cooper would do without Moe because he has to know where he is at all times. One thing that Cooper really enjoys is water. He will sneak into the pool outside to lay down every time they go out if no one is watching!

Cooper Has to Know Where Moe Is

Knowing more about the breed of a potential new family member helps adopters make an educated and informed decision. The Catahoula Leopard Dog is a multi-purpose working dog that is well-muscled and powerful, but with a sense of agility and endurance. They are serious while working and playful at home. This breed is a medium-large, short-coated dog, known for its many varied coat and eye colors and patterns. Catahoulas are the only breed of dog to have historically originated in the state of Louisiana. The breed requires firm guidance and early socialization, as they can be independent, territorial, and protective.

Once they know their place in the family unit, they are affectionate, loyal, and gentle. Also called the Catahoula Hog Dog, they are used as stock dogs, tree dogs, watchdogs, guard dogs, and of course as loyal companions. The Plott Hound, a hound with a curious name and a unique history, is a rugged, relentless hunting dog who is a mellow gentleman at home but fearless, implacable, and bold at work. This hound is a streamlined, long-tailed, light-footed hunter standing as high as 25 inches at the shoulder. The coat comes in an array of brindle-stripe patterns, from black flecked with gold to flaming orange and russet, in addition to some solid colors. The medium-length ears hang gracefully, and the leather of the nose, lips, and eye rims are black, setting off an inquisitive and confident expression. The Plot Hound is a loyal, intelligent and alert breed. Both are hard workers, wonderful companions, and loyal family pets

These brothers are inseparable. They are the best of friends, and can’t do anything without the other. Anywhere they go, Cooper always turns to see where Moe is and to wait for him. Cooper loves to sit on Moe, and Moe is so mellow, he just puts up with it! Moe reassures Cooper when loud noises frighten him. They both love to eat ice cubes and are perfect gentlemen during bathtime. They currently live with a cat, Honey, and are very gentle with her when they play. Foster mom can’t stress enough what amazing pups they are. They are completely housebroken and very smart. They learned quickly to sit by the door to go out, and are learning commands easily. They are not food aggressive with humans or the other dogs. In fact, when Cooper steals Moe’s bone right from his mouth, Moe just whines! At night, they climb on the bed with foster mom and dad to snuggle, then jump down to get into their own beds for the night. Moe and Cooper are very affectionate with their humans as well as each other.

They are a bonded pair, so a home where they could continue to be together would be ideal. They would do best in a home with a large, fenced yard, as they need lots of exercise, and experienced dog parents. They are young, so they would probably do very well with children. However, we always like to caution that no dog should ever be left unsupervised with small children, no matter how well-behaved the dogs or children are. If you are an active family with lots of love to give, consider these boys. You will be opening your heart and home to a pair of wonderful pups, and they will be sure to give you years of joy in their forever home that they truly deserve!

 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.

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Age DOB: 05-04-20
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Male
Weight 51-60lbs
Location Winnsboro LA
Breed Catahoula Cur
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 Moe enjoys playing fetch; Cooper enjoys playing ball but he has to know where Moe is all the time.
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.