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GRIFF AD 06-04-22


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

ADOPTED ON 06-04-22 : The grief and guilt of a home owner deciding to rehome a dog is difficult and sad for the dog and the owner. It is perhaps even more sharply painful than dealing with heartache after a losing a pet to death. Most of our pets’ deaths are natural and caused by old age or ill health. The feelings of loss, shame, and guilt caused by rehoming a dog is traumatic and everlasting. (72 words)

Each dog has its own unique personality and behaviors. Griff is one of those fluffy dogs that enjoys running around for hours even in cold, wet weather. He is confident and loves making friends with new people and pets. His patience is superb compared to other small dogs. His foster and previous owner describe him as a very sweet natured little man. He has the softest fur you could imagine! He greets everyone he meets with a “howdy”, loves life, gets along with other dogs and cats and his foster’s granddaughters love playing with him.

Owners giving up their pets are a new rescue stories that have emerged due to surging prices; everything is getting more expensive. Transportation, gas, household furnishing, used cars, travel, food and health are just to name a few consumer prices have grown steadily.  The ongoing pandemic has complicated supply chains, limiting supply, even as demand for goods soars. Meet Griff, a 7lb Pomeranian that needs to be rehomed and a victim of surging prices. 

Griff is neutered, vaccinated, heartworm negative and in excellent health! He will be a wonderful addition to any home! He looks forward to cuddle time with his foster family. It is noted that he needs to be contained inside a fenced yard or else kept on a leash because he is curious and fast! Everyone he meets in his fosters hair salon absolutely adore Griff!  He enjoys his walks and knows the value of a soft pillow.

He is such a good boy

It is important to do your research when choosing a breed of dog for your family. Especially when children are involved, as you want a perfect fit so everyone, including your new dog, is happy. Of course, we always stress that NO dog should ever be left alone, unsupervised, with young children until everyone has adapted to the change.

The Pomeranian Spitz Mix is a true “toy” dog. They are easily recognized by their lush fluffy double coat and foxy face with alert and prick ears. A thick ruff around the neck completes the picture of a dog that could handle the snows of northern Germany. (50 words)

Pomeranians are generally perky, friendly little dogs. They do not seem to realize they are small in stature. They are active little dogs that do need daily exercise, even if it is just a walk around the block. They are quite intelligent and do well in obedience competitions despite a small independent streak. As they age, they are more amenable to being truly lap dogs.

Griff good at learning new tricks, he sometimes can be suspicious of strangers and become alert and curious about the world around him. In his mind, he thinks that he is much larger then he really is. True to the breed he has the “big dog” attitude.

Because of their small stature, Pomeranians may not be a good fit for families with very young children. They are cute, furry, gutsy, intelligent, and loyal to their families. These independent, bold pets have minds of their own. While Poms can be good with some children, they are not a good choice for very young or highly active children because of their small size. It’s important to never let small children play with your Pomeranian without supervision.

Pomeranians typically don’t respond well to sudden or sharp movements and sounds. Unfortunately, the behaviors of little children may be sudden or loud, and this will most likely make a Pomeranian uncomfortable and anxious.

Dog owners that have to choose to rehome their pets is new and very difficult for those that make the decision that they cannot afford to keep their dogs. Owners have a special place in their hearts for the dogs they have to give up. They remember how good it felt to play, hold, hug, laugh and after a long day saying as they come through the door, “Hey Buddy, Come Here” their dog comes running up to them with a wag and smile. They will always have a place in their heart and soul—they will always love them.

Griff is looking for lots of love and attention. He would love to sit with you while watching TV or reading. Hanging out in a quiet environment with his humans and family is dream home. Are you the special adopter to provide Griff with the caring home he deserves?

Massachusetts Contacts
If you are from Massachusetts, we do not adopt to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption.  

Please contact Patricia Cabral or Mike Cahill for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt 

Cahill, Mike
Director, Animal Health

Cabral, Patricia
Shelter and Rescue Coordinator, Animal Health

Here is a link to the list of approved rescues

Rhode Island

If you are from Rhode Island, we do not adopt RI residents due to laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption.

All Dog and Cat rescues operating** in the state of Rhode Island are required to register with the Department of Environmental Management and to comply with Rules and Regulations Governing the Importation of Animals. This includes Rescues based outside of RI that are adopting/fostering dogs into or within Rhode Island

Please contact Marisa Coates for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt 

Marisa L. Coates
Veterinary Paramedic
Division of Agriculture
Animal Health Section
401-222-2781 x4515

List of Rhode registered rescues:

We go the extra mile for every dog and do whatever it takes to make sure that that dog finds happiness, we give 100% and more. It is what we enjoy doing and helps us wake up in the morning; we know that the dog is thankful we rescued them and thankful for their life. Finally, they will be forever remembered by our families that adopted them because they really rescued them.

See more “About the Breed”
At End of The Bio Below

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 05-25-18
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Male
Weight 0-20lbs
Location Winnsboro LA
Breed Pomeranian Mix
Purebred Spitz
Altered No
Fee 450
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Yes
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Yes
Personality Griff is one of those fluffy dogs that enjoys running around for hours even in.…
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.