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PUMPKIN AD 04-28-20


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 04-28-20: Pumpkin is a one year old, 10 lb. female Wire-Hair Terrier mix. She is housetrained, except in rainy weather. If it rains, she will need to be escorted outside with a family member. She is such a little joy, she prances around and has made friends with all the dogs in her CT foster home. Pumpkins foster thinks she would do well with cats because they are all bigger than her and well really, just about any dog in her foster home is.

Pumpkin just loves everybody and would do great with children, due to her small size, however, we feel that the children should be over the age of seven. She loves to lay in your lap and snuggle but she also loves to explore. She makes herself right at home like many little dogs do. I would expect parents to supervise their children and make sure that the children will be gentle with her.

Pumpkin’s foster mom says that she will be a hard one to let go but she will be a joy for the right family, her foster knows that she needs a forever home.  For whatever reason Pumpkin came into rescue, her previous owners either abandoned her or dumped her. Pumpkin shows us in her foster home that she has moved on with her life and focuses on play—no matter whatever happen to her that she came into rescue.

Pumpkin is low-maintenance. She likes to take one or two short walks a day and enjoy some playtime as well, but otherwise, she is content snuggling on the couch with his foster mom and tells us that she is quite the love bug. This little gal is a delight and would make a wonderful addition to any family. If she is adopted by a family with kids, other dogs, or taking the role as “only child”, Pumpkin promises to deliver lots of love and companionship. All she needs in return is plenty of the same!

ABOUT THE BREED: The Wire-Haired Terrier is a saucy little hot she is known to have the world’s biggest personality stashed inside that tiny body. That larger-than-life personality makes him appealing to men and women alike. And watch out: They are so quick-witted and cunning and sweet, you might find yourself doing an overtime shift of petting, scratching and cuddling.

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: 04-12-19
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 0-20lbs
Location Terryville CT
Breed Wirehaired
Altered Yes
Fee 450
RDV # RDV904
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Yes
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Learning
Personality Pumpkin loves to lay in your lap and snuggle but she also loves to explore, she makes herself right at home thinking that surely whoever dropped him off would eventual come back to get him!
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.