501c3 non-profit organization in CONNECTICUT

DUFFY AD12-03-17


Adoption donation includes transport and all vaccinations, except for the Lyme—therefore, the dogs will not need to get any vaccinations for the first year.  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 

ADOPTED ON 12-03-17: Duffy was found on a small country road with no houses nearby where he had apparently been put out.  He was panicking and running round and round in circles not knowing what to do or where to go. He was literally covered in fleas.  Thank goodness a wonderful woman came along and grabbed him up and took him straight to the nearest vet where he got started on his vetting and his new “rescued” life! Duffy is a wonderfully happy and loving little guy that loves to play and get along with everything and everyone. He is so extremely thankful and you could see it in his sweet little face, he was so grateful!  If we have to describe him with one word, it would be “happy”.

When he arrived in his northern foster home, he ran from balls, to toys, to a basket full of bones, he was ecstatic with all the new things in his life. He is a very smart sweet little puppy with one of the best personalities his southern and northern foster totally agree on. He loves all other dogs no matter what size they are and loves kids of all ages … not intimidated by young children at all. He will be a great addition to any family and they will be blessed to have him!

Like all dogs, Duffy will need a healthy dose of exercise to keep his active mind and body in shape. He would enjoy daily walks and some room to romp with other dogs in a fenced yard. He responds quite well to the leadership in his skilled foster home, knowing how to follow his human and dog pack. His success is in large part due to the extreme confidence and trust he gets from his foster mom and that he knows he is safe now. Watching him transition to a dog-loving family, one that can continue showering his with love, attention, and affection is the real heart of rescue. Duffy’s foster home provide mental and physical encouragement and he learns how to socialize with all dogs, large and small, this will help him thrive and be happy! We hear that it’s pretty darn adorable to watch Duffy follow the other resident dogs around and enjoy being in their mix!

If you are looking for a dog that you would like to take with you and be with all day, Duffy will likely be a great match for you. Duffy’s foster mom calls his “a total cuddlebug!” Who wouldn’t want to scoop up this package of cuteness and enjoy his? Now that he’s in his foster home with multiple other dogs of varying sizes, shapes, sexes and breeds, he does tremendously well! He is not a barker either, but he will announce a visitor, and that’s a good thing.

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


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.

What the Adoption Fee Pays For


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Age DOB: 04/27/17
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Male
Weight 21-30lbs
Location Terryville CT
Breed German Shepherd
Purebred Silver Shepherd Mix
Altered No
Fee 450
RDV # RDV824
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Yes
Personality Duffy loves all other dogs no matter what size they are and loves kids of all ages
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.