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.

GRIFF BEING TESTED FOR HEARWORM
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
Michael.Cahill@mass.gov
617-626-1794

Cabral, Patricia
Shelter and Rescue Coordinator, Animal Health
Patricia.Cabral@mass.gov
617-626-1786

Here is a link to the list of approved rescues
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/approved-shelter-and-rescue-organizations


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
Marisa.Coates@dem.ri.gov
http://www.dem.ri.gov/

List of Rhode registered rescues:
http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/agriculture/documents/rscshltrcr.pdf

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.


 

PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO CHECK OUT THE SECTION BELOW:
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.

Pomeranian Mix Breed Info


CHILDREN AND PETS

Twelve Safety Tips for Children Meeting Dogs

  1. Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
  2. Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping
  3. Always teach children how to  touch dogs
  4. Teach your child never to try to take the dog’s food

  1. No child should ever be left unsupervised with a dog.
  2. Always superviseany interactions between dogs and children
  3. Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children for example; any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
  4. Always supervise and make sure that children do not try to take the dog’s food away, no matter how friendly the child or dog is
  5. Supervise children when they pick up a puppy or small dog. Make them sit on the floor with the dog in their lap. Pay attention to the dog’s body language, and put him safely in his crate if he appears to be unhappy or uncomfortable with the child’s attention.
  6. No dog should ever be left unsupervisedwith a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.”

  1. Be prepared dogs will protect themselves
  2. Most important, it is your responsibility to make sure that your children and the dog are supervised at all times and safe. You cannot leave it up to the dog, the dog is an animal and will behave like an animal. They rely on us to guide and protect them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

This Is Your Job, Not The Dog's


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

  • Dogs are animal first and when you are not around to tell them what to do, the animal behavior will respond.
  • Children are spontaneous and dogs don’t know how to react to their impulsive behavior – it does not mean they don’t like children.
  • Dogs don’t understand them because they live by rules – don’t get on the bed, go outside to do your business etc.what

  • If someone was running at you, whipping a sword in the air, yelling and wearing a cape – what would your response be?
  • In order to be sure that everyone is safe, you cannot leave an animal to supervise or deal with children under the age of 8. Therefore, if you leave the room, adult supervision of the dog and children, 24 hours day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year must be taken seriously.

  1. Leave another adult in charge—let them know that you are leaving;
  2. Take the dog with you;
  3. Take the child with you;
  4. Put the dog in a crate or room with a closed door.

The above are very easy basic solutions that let a dog know you are in charge and that you will keep everyone safe. If something happens, you can’t undo it.


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.

  • Puppies are now considered to have finished their development and growth rate and are viewed as adult dogs.
  • Although sexually mature beforehand, a dog usually does not attain full growth until at least its first birthday.

  • Feeding frequency should be considered - reduce to 2 or 3 meals per day
  • Some dogs reach sexual maturity at the age of eight months
  • The puppy is old enough to start Obedience Classes or a professional training program
  • The puppy would have grown to approximately half to three quarters the size of an adult
  • Female dogs would have probably reached their eventually height but will to continue to 'fill out'

  • The adult teeth continue to come through and during this time puppies need to chew!
  • The incisors and the canines are very important because the dog bites and tears at its food with these teeth
  • Provide them with items to chew
  • The confidence of the puppy will now have grown as would its physical size
  • The puppy will be showing interest in chasing other Puppies at this age and starts to become independent

  • The first of the permanent teeth will work through
  • Ensure the puppy has plenty of attention and toys to play with
  • At this age a puppy might demonstrate Pack Leader Behavior and test who is the Boss. A puppy will challenge your authority
  • Puppy Growth and Development & Behavior between 4 and 8 months
  • The adult teeth continue to come through and during this time puppies need to chew! The incisors and the canines are very important because the dog bites and tears at its food with these teeth
  • Provide them with items to chew
  • The confidence of the puppy will now have grown as would its physical size
  • The puppy will be showing interest in chasing other Puppies at this age and starts to become independent

  • Puppies are usually found new homes at this age it starts focusing attention on its owner rather than other puppies
  • The first fear period of the puppy begins
    A puppy starts to learn it name but still has a short attention Average
  • The puppy will start house training
  • At first, the puppy should be fed four times a day. (Feedings should be reduced to twice a day by the time a puppy is mature or even once a day in the case of a dog that gets little exercise)
  • The puppies motor skills improve
  • The puppy will use its basic instincts to naturally explore its new environment and the different things within it
  • Puppies will still sleep a lot and grow as they are sleeping. During times of stress, a dog raises its hackles - the hair along the neck and spine
  • Puppy training must begin and pups need to be made aware of your rules

  • Weaned between the ages of 3 and 7 weeks
  • During the ages of 3 to 7 weeks its first teeth, or milk teeth will appear
  • Taught basic behavior disciplines from its mother
  • Develop by socializing with other dogs and animals and people
  • Will stand up and start walking
  • At the age of 3 weeks a puppy will develop its sense of smell
  • At 3 weeks the puppy will begin to bark and show social development such as wagging its tail, growling and baring its teeth
  • Up to the age of 4 weeks the mother will be with the puppy almost constantly
  • The puppy has good use of its legs and is able to chase
  • Between 4 and 5 weeks the mother will gradually spend time away from her puppies
  • Rapid growth and development rate at this stage
  • Interaction with litter mates leading to Order of Dominance
  • After weaning puppies need to receive a series of vaccines in order to develop immunity on their own. Vaccinations for puppies generally include distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, rabies, and sometimes Bordetella


WHAT THE ADOPTION FEE PAYS FOR
** Indicates done on every dog
23 out of the 25 are done on every dog

1ST DHPP **
2ND DHPP **
3RD DHPP **

Bordetalla **
Rabies **

Kennel Cough  **
Corona Booster **

DAP or DHP
Canine Distemper
Adenovirus
Hepatitis
Parvovirus

Giardia - What is Giardia
Heart Worm ** Video on HW
Parvo - What is Parvo
Blood Tests** When to Demand A Blood Test and When to Deny a Blood Test

Fecal **Diseases Spread in Stool
Skin Scraping - Common Problems
Eye & Ear - Types of Ear Problems
X-Rays - What To Expect
Photos of X-Rays - Must See Photos 

Flea & Tick Medication**
Dewormer**
HW Pills**
Ear & Eye
Antibiotics

Spay / Neuter **
Health Certificate **
Office Visit Fee (4) **
Transport **

PUPPIES: Every 2 Weeks Till 12 Weeks**
3 TO 6 MONTHS: Every month till 6 months**
6 MONTHS: Wormed every 3 months**
PREGNANT & NURSING: Wormed more often as directed by the vet **

DISCLAIMER: THE BREED POSTED ON OUR DOGS' BIOGRAPHIES ARE OUR BEST GUESS BASED ON SEVERAL YEARS OF DOG RESCUE. ADOPTERS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE EXACT BREED OF A PARTICULAR DOG MUST HAVE THE DOG TESTED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.

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