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DUSTY AD 02-03-18


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 02-03-18 – Dusty is a charming adorable sweet four-year boy and is exceptionally affectionate. He enjoys playing with his toys and appreciates his bed. When his northern foster mom rearranges his bed, he lets her know that it is wrong and rearranges it to show her that is the right way for him. He loves all people, dogs, of any size or age and is very polite when you give him treats.

Found by animal control, shivering and starving, this spirited lab was picked up and brought to a local kill–no one came for him and Dusty was put on the kill list.  Through no fault of their own, dogs in the south are left by the road to make it on their own, over and over again.  He is a victim of being born in a place where there are many dogs and no solutions. Their story is heartfelt, we can’t ever envision what life was like for him for four years. Nerveless, a Southern rescuer’s spirit is pure and giving and he caught her attention.  His life became full of play, good food, afternoon naps in the sun and kisses daily from his southern rescuer that examines every spot on him.

Dusty is now in Terryville, CT so that the foster in the south can now go rescue another one. He is always ready to join in cheerfully when other dogs invite him to play. He does not display any prey drive so with proper introduction and supervision he might do well with cats.

Dusty is a very well-mannered house guest who does not want to step on anyone’s toes. He is a cuddle bug, just wants to please, and would do well with a family or an elderly couple.  He is house-trained, crate trained, and whatever he does, he does in a leisurely manner. He is just a joy to have around.

Dusty is a healthy, guy, greets his foster mom every time he sees her and comes running across the yard to let her know that he appreciates her. Personality and temperament aren’t cast in stone at birth. Dogs come in to this world with a clean slate and their personalities have not been formed, they are sweet and innocent and somehow, he managed to keep it through whatever hardships he endured before he was picked up by animal control.

Dusty is in excellent health, ready to leap into your heart and go to his FUR-ever home. If you are the type that want to make a difference this year to a deserving dog in need, he will thank you every day and fill your life with laughter and licks. Our adopters are the most wonderful people who stand to be the last chapter of their rescue story, and the first chapter of their new forever lives!


There are differences in temperament between English and American Labs, but they are not always as distinctive and well-defined as we might like. Both strains are friendly, kind nature dogs, but the English Lab may in some cases can be easy going. In some respects this may make him easier to control. That’s because they are not rushing here there and everywhere.

The English Lab may be more relaxing company, even if he doesn’t get a full work out each morning.  He may be quite bouncy when young but often matures into a very gentle and loving dog. On the other hand, the English Lab may also be more playful and more inclined to play with other dogs than to fetch a ball for you, and be a very relaxing companions at home.

American Labs are very tenacious, athletic dogs with powerful hunting and retrieving instincts. They need a lot of exercise, and if provided with exercise and the mental stimulation that comes from training and working. However, if the mental and physical requirements of the American Lab are not fully met, he can be a restless and destructive housemate.

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: 01-12-14
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 41-50lbs, 51-60lbs
Location Terryville CT
Breed Lab
Purebred English Cream
Altered Yes
Fee 450
RDV # RDV834
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Yes
Personality Dusty is a very well-mannered house guest who does not want to step on anyone's toes.
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.