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DARLA AD-04-18-20


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

ADOPTED ON: 04-18-20: Darla is a healthy playful and frisky little pup; she can hold her own wrestling with her brother for sure! She also loves to chill out and snuggle after her play time. She is a very sweet, cheerful, a social dog. She would be a very valuable family member and a precious companion.  She is an easy-going and affable to children and other pets in the household.

Darla and Dexter are very young 7-8 months and have gained weight and they haven’t missed any meals. Their foster tells us that:  these are some of the smartest little puppies that she has ever fostered! They catch on extremely fast and will make excellent companions to some lucky family!”


Dexter and Darla’s Rescue were rescued together, sadly, they belong to an alcoholic. We never think of dogs being victims of alcoholics, they can’t understand the disease or go to meetings for help. Their owners never took care of them as they should. The poor dogs roamed constantly on search of food and came to our southern partner’s house several times to eat—they knew they would get fed there. They also frequently went to the neighbors’ homes, then, calls started coming in to our partner from several neighbors, Dexter and Darla were at their houses in search of food. These sweet babies were grateful, they were never destructive, only sniffing and hunting for food.

The situation became urgent when they were at our partners home; as they got close to her house … they almost got hit by oncoming traffic. That was it, she could not sit back any longer, her heart went out to these two precious dogs, she felt that they deserved better than an alcoholic/ drug dependent owner who only feeds them occasionally—that is if they remember to and have enough money for food! On this final visit, not only did she feed them but they both joined her pack right away without any problems. After several weeks, not one time did anyone come looking for them or asking about them. It was clear that Darla and Dexter were not really valued and loved as they deserve. Both are wonderful dogs who deserve a great life!

If you are looking to make a difference this year to a deserving dog in need, then don’t wait; Darla is ready for adoption and to come north. Darla is ready to slide right into your heart; do you have the requirements of a forever home of her own and endless love to celebrate her special qualities? Now all she needs is many years where she can continue to be a happy and loyal member of a family. Darla 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. Her foster says that when she pets the side of her face, she narrows and closes his eyes as if to expressing that it feels so good.

An ideal home for her would be one where she can be with his humans and go with them wherever she goes. She has a laid-back personality so she would be a great match if there was another dog to play and romp with and share his days, though it’s not mandatory. A fence would be helpful however, if she is walked, she will need extra walks until she is older. She adores humans and she always will repay 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.

Will you open your heart to her and give her the love she so deserves? In return, her companionship and friendship will be with you every day.

ABOUT THE BREED: German Shepherds are friendly but have calm confidence about them, they may seem kind of reserved. Most GS owners say that the characteristics of German Shepherds are that incredibly loyal, and friendly. When in need, however, a German Shepherd is instantly ready to protect, play a game or perform a task—in some cases as a guard dog, police dog, herder or seeing eye dog. With a strong work ethic and an eager intelligence, GS breeds are good with other dogs and children especially if they have been exposure to them.

See more “About the Breed” At End of The Bio Below

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: 05-12-19
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 41-50lbs
Location Winnsboro LA
Breed German Shepherd
Purebred Labrador Retriever Mix
Altered Yes
Fee 450
RDV # RDV903
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Learning
Personality Pull up a chair and let her go, she will have you in stitches all the time with her little antics!"
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.