ADOPTED ON 12-10-16 – Duncan and his brother Dudley were wormy and malnourished. They were taken in by the local pound because a concerned caller in the small town nearby reported that the brothers were living in harm’s way, were not being cared for and they were playing in the streets without supervision. She also stated that some unruly individuals were trying to steal the dogs in that neighborhood to use as bait dogs. Delhi foster Dawn Hall immediately went to rescue the dogs, then, contacted Rescue Dog Village.  These sweet puppies would not have a chance without Dawn and thanks to her speedy action and care, they are both in great health now. Duncan he simply precious? He loves to run and romp around all day. But after a long day of playing, he will love nothing more than to take an afternoon nap! He is outgoing, friendly, and energetic.

Little Duncan is a Black Lab mix who, along with his brother, was part of an unwanted litter. Duncan was not care for by his owner, and was allowed to run free, including the streets where he was almost hit by a car. How someone can be so callous is a mystery. Not only did this person not spay and neuter, but she let the puppies fend for themselves. Luckily, a kind woman witnessed this and rescued the two boys before they met their certain fate. Today, everyone that meets Duncan falls in love with him. The term “Rolly Poly” comes to mind when you look at this little guy. His markings are beautiful as well as his personality. He loves to play, explore, roam, and do general puppy stuff. After a long day of adventure, he enjoys curling up for a nice, long nap. Duncan will grow into a handsome boy. He will be big, so an active family would be wonderful for Duncan. He so deserves a family that will run and play with him, as well as love and cherish him. Will you open your heart and home to Duncan?

This adorable guy is looking for a loving family that will dote on him and treat him as he deserves–a lifetime cherished member. Our rescue works from our hearts for our dogs; it is the least we can do for them because they deserve nothing less. We owe it to our dogs that the wonderful people who stand to be the last chapter of their rescue and the first chapter of their new forever lives deserve him.

Duncan is ready to slide right into your heart, do you have the requirements of a forever home of his own and endless love to celebrate his special qualities? Now all he needs is many years where he can continue to be a happy and loyal member of a family. Will you open your heart to him and give him the love he so deserves? In return, his companionship and friendship will be with you every day, rain or shine.

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

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The following is basic helpful information and does not reflect the personality of dog mixes.

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 ABOUT THE BREED 

Labs are healthy dogs and generally will live long lives of 10 to 14 years and are one of the most popular breeds in the USA because they are loyal, loving, affectionate and patient, making great family dogs.  They are highly intelligent, good-natured, very willing and eager to please; they are among the top choices for service dog work. They love to play, especially in water, never wanting to pass up the opportunity for a good swim.

These lively dogs have an excellent, reliable, temperament and are friendly, superb with children and equable with other dogs. They crave human leadership and need to feel as though they are part of the family and are easily trained. This breed of dog is wonderful with people of all ages, and interacts well with children.

PET COMPATIBILITY
If a Lab has had plenty of exposure to other dogs, cats, and small animals, and has been trained, he’ll be friendly with other pets, too. They get along well with other dogs and can easily adapt to live with other small pets.

CHILDREN
Not only loves kids, he enjoys the commotion they bring with them. He’ll happily attend a child’s birthday party, and even willingly wear a party hat. Like all dogs, however, he needs to be trained how to act around kids — and kids need to be taught how to act around the dog. As with every breed, you should always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party. No dog, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.

TEMPERAMENT
The Lab is a wonderful family dog that gets along with all members both big and small, rarely are they aggressive. They are very loving and affectionate and are eagerly playful. Labs have a very positive temperament and get along with most strangers.

PERSONALITY
Lab loves to run, swim, and play with children and adults alike. They are extremely loyal to their owners, hard-working and are generally good-natured, originally a type of gun dog. Labs are extremely versatile and have been put to use in the following roles: hunting, guide dog for the blind, police k9, search and rescue, drug sniffing, retrieving, as well as tricks and competitive obedience.

 

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WHAT  THE ADOPTION FEE PAYS FOR 

Worm Puppies Every 2 Weeks Till 12 WeeksWorm Every Month Till Six MonthsPregnant & nursing momma’s wormed moreAfter That Dogs should be wormed every three months
1ST DHPPGiardia Snap TestBloodTestsOffice Visit Fee – at least five Visits
2ND DHPPHeart Worm Snap TestAntibioticsHealth Certificate
3RD DHPPParvo Snap TestEar & Eye MedicationSkin Scraping
BordetallaFecal TestFlea & Tick MedicationTransport
RabiesEar TestX-RaysSpay / Neuter
Kennel Cough BoosterEye TestDewormerCollars
LeptospirosisCorona BoosterHW PillsHead Cones

PUPPY BEHAVIOR, GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

PUPPIES 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.

3 to 7 Weeks Old

Weaned between the ages of 3 and 7 weeks
During the ages of 3 to 7 weeks its first teeth, or milk teeth will appear
Taught basic behavior disciplines from its mother
Develop by socializing with other dogs and animals and people
Will stand up and start walking
At the age of 3 weeks a puppy will develop its sense of smell
At 3 weeks the puppy will begin to bark and show social development such as wagging its tail, growling and baring its teeth
Up to the age of 4 weeks the mother will be with the puppy almost constantly
The puppy has good use of its legs and is able to chase
Between 4 and 5 weeks the mother will gradually spend time away from her puppies
Rapid growth and development rate at this stage
Interaction with litter mates leading to Order of Dominance
After weaning puppies need to receive a series of vaccines in order to develop immunity on their own. Vaccinations for puppies generally include distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, rabies, and sometimes Bordetella

7 to 12 weeks

Puppies are usually found new homes at this age it starts focusing attention on its owner rather than other puppies
The first fear period of the puppy begins
A puppy starts to learn it name but still has a short attention Average
The puppy will start house training
At first, the puppy should be fed four times a day. (Feedings should be reduced to twice a day by the time a puppy is mature or even once a day in the case of a dog that gets little exercise)
The puppies motor skills improve
The puppy will use its basic instincts to naturally explore its new environment and the different things within it
Puppies will still sleep a lot and grow as they are sleeping. During times of stress, a dog raises its hackles – the hair along the neck and spine
Puppy training must begin and pups need to be made aware of your rules

 8 months to 1 year

Feeding frequency should be considered – reduce to 2 or 3 meals per day
Some dogs reach sexual maturity at the age of eight months
The puppy is old enough to start Obedience Classes or a professional training program
The puppy would have grown to approximately half to three quarters the size of and adult
Female dogs would have probably reached their eventually height but will to continue to’fill out’

 12 months old

Puppies are now considered to have finished their development and growth rate and are viewed as adult dogs.
Although sexually mature beforehand, a dog usually does not attain full growth until at least its first birthday.

12 to 16 weeks

The first of the permanent teeth will work through
Ensure the puppy has plenty of attention and toys to play with
At this age a puppy might demonstrate Pack Leader Behavior and test who is the Boss. A puppy will challenge your authority
Puppy Growth and Development & Behavior between 4 and 8 months
The adult teeth continue to come through and during this time puppies need to chew! The incisors and the canines are very important because the dog bites and tears at its food with these teeth
Provide them with items to chew
The confidence of the puppy will now have grown as would its physical size
The puppy will be showing interest in chasing other Puppies at this age and starts to become independent

DISCLAIMER: THE BREED POSTED ON OUR DOGS’ BIOGRAPHIES ARE OUR BEST GUESS BASED ON SEVERAL YEARS OF DOG RESCUE. ADOPTERS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE EXACT BREED OF A PARTICULAR DOG MUST HAVE THE DOG TESTED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.

Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.

AgeDOB: 2/3/16
Life Average12-15 Years
SexMale
Weight0-20lbs, 21-30lbs
LocationWinnsboro LA
BreedLab Mix/
Purebred
AlteredNo
FeeAll Shots + Transport - 450
UTDYes
RDV#RDV708
DogsYes
CatsUnknown
ChildrenAll Ages
HouseLearning
EnergyMedium
FenceHelpful
CrateYes
LeashLearning
CarLearning
PersonalityDuncan is the sweetest boy in the world. He loves being held and gives very sweet kisses.
OrganizationRescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
NameKris
Phone860.940.3350
LocationPreston, CT
Emailrescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
FacebookRescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.

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Dudley, Butterscotch and Moses are posed on our website and still available.

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Every day for with these cute babies is like watching a child open a present, see videos below. Please share with others that might be looking for a miniature shepherd.


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Beagle Quick Facts

  • Height: 13 inches 
  • Weight: 18 to 30 lbs 
  • Life Span 12-15 Years
  • Color(s) Tricolors of White, black, and light brown.

Ideal Human Companions

  • Singles
  • Seniors
  • City dwellers
  • Families
  • Outdoorsy type

Trademark Traits

  • Small and tough
  • Loving and gentle
  • Great with kids
  • Protective
  • Low-maintenance

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  • Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
  • Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
  • Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
  • Children need to be taught how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children.
  • No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.”
  • Never let young children pick up a puppy or small dog. Instead, make them sit on the floor with the dog in their lap. Pay attention to the dog’s body language, and put him safely in his crate if he appears to be unhappy or uncomfortable with the child’s attention.
  • Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs.
  • Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
  • Be prepared dogs will protect themselves
  • Most important, it is your responsibility to make sure that your children and the dog are supervised at all times and safe. You cannot leave it up to the dog, the dog is an animal and will behave like an animal. They rely on us to guide and protect them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • THIS IS YOUR JOB, NOT THE DOG

 

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IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT PACK LEADERS
It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in its pack, therefore, the only way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success you must be the pack leader:

  • When we humans live with dogs,we become their pack
  • The entire pack cooperates under asingle leader
  • Lines are clearly defined andrules are set
  • Dogs communicateshis displeasure with growling and eventually biting
  • Humans MUST be higherup in the order than the dog.
  • The humans must be the onesmaking the decisions, not the dogs.

HOUSETRAINING
Schedule Feeding Time – Find your dog’s schedule so that you can work with that

  • Feed your dog on a regular schedule time, always within a half hour of the time

Schedule Water – Help your dog bee successful

  • Keep a schedule for water, however, you should design a schedule that fits you
  • Remove the water dish after the first feeding in the morning
  • After the night feeding, leave water dish for two hours, then take it up
  • Before your last walk for the night, put the water dish down about an hour before
  • Then walk your dog 45 minutes after he has had water. There will might be days where that might be an exception for water.

 Schedule Walking Time – Find your dog’s schedule, then gently move it to your schedule.

  • Start by taking the dog out every two hours for two days, if he goes every two hours,
  • Then take him out every three hours, for two days,
  • Until you reach the time frame you need – every six hours—eight hours etc

One accident in the house, there is a urine smell that the dog detects and his instinct to continue mark where he smells urine. This is how wild dogs let other dogs know that this territory is taken and for dogs not in the pack to go elsewhere. If your dog has an accident in the house, spray the area with 3 parts vinegar and 1 part water, brush with a soft brush, put a towel on top to absorb the liquid, then take it outside where you want him to go, take it out of the bag and put it on the ground, praise your dog when he goes outside.

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  1. Introducing Your Dog to a New Home
  2. Cesar’s House Rules
  3. How do I stop a dog from jumping?

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