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DEXTER AD 03-13-20


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

ADOPTED ON 03-13-20: Dexter is a very brave courageous dog who is up for anything; he is a smart dynamic affectionate companion to humans and dogs.   He is very obedient and listens very well to what is asked of him. He absolutely loves human interaction and wants nothing more than to please his human.  His foster tells us that “just when you think you’ve met a lot of dogs with the most surprising and charming personalities, another one comes along and makes you say “Now that pup has a charismatic character.” This is Dexter, he is the most adorable puppy ever. He flirts with the camera and will strike a pose till he is sure you have the picture.

Dexter is very young, he is 7-8 months, Silver German Shepherd / Australian Shepherd mix and has gained weight and, like Darla, he 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!

An ideal home for him would be one where he can be with his humans and go with them wherever he goes. He has a laid-back personality so he 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 he is walked, he will need extra walks until he is older. He adores humans and he always will repay him appreciation with unconditional devotion. This attentive and smart little guy is just looking for love and a home. He has proven himself to be utterly deserving of the best and we are committed to see that he gets that.

Dexter is ready for a forever home; he is a handsome boy and will make a wonderful companion for any family. He is in excellent health, ready to leap into your heart and go to his fur-ever home. Our adopters are the most wonderful people who stand to be the last chapter of their rescue story, and the first chapter of their new forever lives! A puppy is a delight, but is also a huge commitment. In return, Dexter will be a faithful companion and bring you years of joy. Will you open your heart to him and give him the love he so deserves? If you are the type that want to make a difference this year to a deserving dog in need, Dexter will thank you every day and fill your life with laughter and licks.

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 Male
Weight 41-50lbs, 51-60lbs
Location Winnsboro LA
Breed German Shepherd
Purebred Australian Mix
Altered Yes
Fee 450
RDV # RDV904
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Learning
Personality Dexter, he is the most adorable puppy ever, he flirts with the camera and will strike a pose
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.