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RANGER AD 03-17-18


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 year.

ADOPTED ON 03-17-18 – In Dallas Texas, Ranger was picked up by Animal Control, so common for a place where this charming dog was born. People don’t love their pets any more or less because they live in one geographic region or another. In the rural South, unsterilized dogs are often allowed to roam outdoors. Shelters in such areas are overrun, with kill rates ranging from 50 to 95 percent. Ranger fell in the kill rate and was scheduled to be put to sleep.

Fortunately, his southern foster was able to save him in time. Ranger is a charming and charismatic male Golden Lab mix. The photos make it hard to show how Ranger’s coloring and markings make him unique; he is so very handsome and has a kind sweet face. He has been around children, crate trained and his’s behavior with cats is unknown. We would never guarantee that a dog is good with a cat, however, we will help you and give you lots of tips, but, the responsibility is on the human to keep all animals safe.  He gets along great with dogs and currently lives with many others on his Texas ranch.

Ranger was living in filth and starving when he was first picked up. The first few times he had food at his disposal he gobbled it down so fast he used to choke. It is clear that he had been living a life where he didn’t know when he would be fed next. As a precaution, Ranger has no problems with food but we do recommend for all our rescue dogs that the dog is fed in a crate or a closed room for at LEAST the first six months. This gives the dog time to get to know his family and know that he will be fed on a regular basis.

This good-natured boy has a gentle family easygoing spirit that makes him a warm-hearted family dog and a friend. He is an exceptionally intelligent, affectionate, sensitive and – like most dogs will alert to protect his family. He is gets along with children, however, all animals around children should be always be supervised.

The ideal home for Ranger would be a loving family who could spend lots of time with him. He is a social dog, would enjoy going for walks, and is a very friendly, good-natured guy that likes to give kisses. He would love for his new home to have a fenced in yard and another dog were they could roam and play freely, however, if you are an active family that jogs or runs a few days a week, he would love the one on one time.

If you would like to be the one to give Ranger a forever home, with love and affection, where he never has to wonder if his next meal is coming, Ranger is an exceptional special dog that is looking for that special family!

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: 03-01-16
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Male
Weight 41-50lbs, 51-60lbs
Location Dallas TX
Breed Labrador Retriever
Purebred Golden Retriever
Altered Yes
Fee 450
RDV # RDV839
Dogs Yes
Children All Ages
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Yes
Personality Ranger is a good-natured boy that has a gentle easygoing spirit.
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.