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RIGGS AD 08-11-18


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 08-11-18 – Riggs is a sweet loyal guy, he wants nothing more than to be with you!! He was rescued from a high kill shelter in Louisiana. He was in horrible condition, very, very underweight, wormy, and malnourished and covered with fleas. He was taken in by the local pound because a concerned caller in the small town nearby reported that the he was living in harm’s way, was not being cared for and he was playing in the streets without supervision. He also stated that some unruly individuals in the neighborhood were trying to steal him to use as bait dogs. Due to his bad condition, he was scheduled to be put down; fortunately, volunteers that walk the dogs at the shelter, saw what an awesome dog he is and contacted a local foster of RDVG. She had him pulled and Riggs was accepted into rescue.

Riggs loves people and he has the sweetest habit of tilting his head and resting it against your chest so that you can pat him. He is also a talker and will make noise, loves little children and is very gentle with them. He is becoming very comfortable greeting new people and runs up to them to receive attention. He is the kind of dog who truly becomes everyone’s best friend. Riggs has good manners, is excellent in the car and loves to go for rides. Riggs will make an excellent addition to some lucky family. He would love a family that will take his for long daily walks in places where he could run, chase and explore. He likes playing with other dogs so a playful companion would be a plus as well.

Riggs has been through a lot in his short life. In spite of everything Riggs remains sweet, loving and totally adorable. He deserves a wonderful future to make up for all he’s been through – we are looking for a very special family for this handsome guy, one that will make sure he knows he will never be hungry again and most of all love him the way he will love them.

If you’re looking for a best friend who will want to be with you all the time, lovingly and adoringly and can show you instantly how much that attention from you means to him, don’t look any further, apply for Riggs today, he won’t last long. As his pictures relay, he’s gentle, sweet, and utterly a loyal companion—he is one of a kind. We don’t see many like him, that is why we love him and so will you.

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: 12-19-15
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Male
Weight 31-40 lbs
Location Winnsboro LA
Breed Labrador Retriever
Altered No
Fee 450
RDV # RDV854
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Yes
Personality Riggs has good manners, is excellent in the car and loves to go for rides.
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.