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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

EVALUATION 04-03-21 All too often we have to tell the story of neglected, abused, or abandoned pups and how they came to be rescued. Sometimes our stories aren’t quite as sad, but necessary just the same. Sometimes it is a simple case of neglecting to spay or neuter a dog by a well-meaning and loving owner. This litter of pups had a very young mother, a father who was a stray, and a wonderful owner who tried to help them all. This woman has a huge heart, taking in the homeless dad until, sadly, he passed away from heartworm despite the medical attention she got him. He just could not survive the treatment, there was too much damage to his heart. She did have the young mama spayed as soon as it was possible, but has found that it is very difficult to care for 6 dogs! She knows they would be happier in their own homes where they can all be spoiled like they deserve to be. These pups are happy and healthy, but all are in need of a new forever home.

Dolly is one of four girls. She, her sisters and brother are Basset Hound/Jack Russell Terrier mixes. They were born on September 20, 2019 and are about 15 pounds. Dolly is adorable, and otherwise known as chunky monkey. She is an almost all white little dumpling who loves to play with her siblings all day. She likes to act tough, but she’s a mush and loves affection and attention.


When choosing a new member of the family it is important to do a little research on breeds to determine if the potential match will be perfect for everyone. Among the most appealing of the AKC breeds, the endearing and instantly recognizable Basset Hound is a perennial favorite of dog lovers all over the world. This low-slung and low-key hound can be sometimes stubborn, but is always charming.

The Basset Hound stands no higher than 14 inches at the shoulder but, with his remarkably heavy bone, powerful little legs, and massive paws, he possesses big-dog strength and stamina. Built more for endurance than speed, the Basset moves in a deliberate but effortless manner. The breed’s scenting ability is uncanny. They are quite charming, patient, and mild. Combined with the Jack Russell, an alert, inquisitive, and lively breed, you have the best of both worlds. These jaunty little fellows pack lots of personality into a compact, rectangular body. All three coat types are mostly white with markings that are tan or black, or both. Russell’s move with a free, effortless gait that announces the breed’s innate confidence. Upbeat and friendly, the Russell Terrier was developed by England’s “Sporting Parson” for use in foxhunts. The adorable Russell Terrier looks like a plush toy come to life but is an eager and tireless companion.

Dolly is a delight, and would do well in most homes. An active family with children or a couple on the go, either way, she would be a wonderful addition to any home. If you would like to open your hearts to this sweet girl she is ready to come meet you and settle into her new forever home!

Massachusetts Contacts

If you are from Massachusetts, we do not adopt 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 

Cahill, Mike
Director, Animal Health

Cabral, Patricia
Shelter and Rescue Coordinator, Animal Health

Here is a link to the list of approved rescues

Rhode Island

If you are from Rhode Island, we do not adopt RI residents due to laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption.

All Dog and Cat rescues operating** in the state of Rhode Island are required to register with the Department of Environmental Management and to comply with Rules and Regulations Governing the Importation of Animals. This includes Rescues based outside of RI that are adopting/fostering dogs into or within Rhode Island

Please contact Marisa Coates for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt 

Marisa L. Coates
Veterinary Paramedic
Division of Agriculture
Animal Health Section
401-222-2781 x4515

List of Rhode Registered Rescues:

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.

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: 09-20-19
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 31-40 lbs, 41-50lbs
Location Terryville CT
Breed Basset HoundBasset Hound/Jack Russell Terrier
Purebred Jack Russell Terrier
Altered No
Fee 450
Dogs Yes
Cats Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Yes
Energy Medium
Fence Yes
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Yes
Personality Dolly is adorable, and otherwise known as chunky monkey …
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.