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VELVET AD 02-25-18


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 02-25-18: Velvet has lived a long time in the shelter that rescued her and at some point, they would have had to make a decision. Then she was rescued by a foster, her foster’s voice is full of affection when she talks about her; she describes her as a very sweet baby girl that loves to give kisses.

Velvet can best be described as quiet, thoughtful and taking in all the good things in live, she knows that she is with good humans. She is not mellow, just soft-spoken. She becomes far more affectionate and open with she is close to humans and she will wiggle and beg for attention. When she is in public she becomes very reserved and dignified, walks in a straight line, she will prance, and everyone always compliments on how “well trained” she is.

Velvet enjoys playing with her toys.  She is a laid back kind of girl, calm and you can’t sneak up on her or startle her because she knows you’re coming. If you try, she may just look without flinching. She is not the kind of dog that would be preoccupied with a tennis ball and forget the world around her; she will never do anything at random or without thinking. She is spayed, updated shots, micro-chip and heart-worm negative.

Like so many of the rescue dogs that are found, Velvet was found dumped on a rural road near the woods. She looked to have been surviving on their own for a week or more. Just in time, she was found by animal control and a southern rescue angel. She is now in a loving foster home in Dallas, TX; she knows that she does not have to worry about food or other dangers. Velvet began showing the signs of her Golden breed. Her foster dad has noticed that she is “just a real good dog”. Even at this young age, she will listen and come when she is called; their foster family feels that she is really special dog that is meant to be saved. She has been around little children and true to their breed, she is just tremendously loving and gentle with them. Velvet loves to run and play with her foster family; she was slightly cautious at first but warmed up after a pet and an ear scratching. She gets lots of play time gets along with her foster brothers and sisters dogs.

If you have an urge to have an instant best friend that is always glad to see you and easy to take care of, you really should give this wonderful girl a look. Velvet just needs someone who will love her and give her the attention she deserves.

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.

What the Adoption Fee Pays For


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Age DOB: 03-01-16
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 41-50lbs, 51-60lbs
Location Dallas TX
Breed Flat Coat Retriever
Purebred Labrador 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 Velvet enjoys playing with her toys and is a happy laid back kind of girl loving life!
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.