ADOPTED ON 06-25-16 – This amazing girl has been through more than any pup should ever have to. Dropped off on a back road in the woods, most likely because someone didn’t want to deal with a puppy from an unwanted litter, she was about 4 weeks old, left to try and survive on her own. Four week old puppies shouldn’t even be away from their mothers at that point, so her chances were slim. She struggled to survive eating roadkill and drinking from dirty puddles and was nearly starving when some teenagers spotted her and brought her to a shelter.  She spent time in the hospital until she was strong enough to transfer to the shelter. It took many months for Harley to recover from all her sicknesses, but now, at 6 months this sweet miracle is a gorgeous Boxer mix who adores being around people, especially children.

Harley is a very low-key girl; She enjoys several walks a day and loves to play, but is of average energy level, so any fears of a “hyper” boxer can be put to rest with this girl. She enjoys attention, and even appears grateful for it. No wonder, she had a rough start! Foster mom says she is fun-loving and kind-hearted, and would make any lucky individual a wonderful companion.  Harley’s beginning was tough and she deserves a happy ending with a family who will love and cherish her. Will you open your home to Harley?

Harley is a spirited pup who can play hard but also cuddle up with you at the end of the day will make a great family dogs..This adorable girl is looking for a loving family that will dote on her and treat her as she deserves–a lifetime cherished member. Our rescue works from our hearts for our dogs; it is the least we can do for them because they deserve nothing less. We owe it to our dogs that the wonderful people who stand to be the last chapter of their rescue and the first chapter of their new forever lives deserve him.

Harley is ready to slide right into your heart, do you have the requirements of a forever home of her own and endless love to celebrate her special qualities? Now all she needs is many years where she can continue to be a happy and loyal member of a family. Will you open your heart to her and give her the love she so deserves? In return, her companionship and friendship will be with you every day, rain or shine.

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

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The following is basic helpful information and does not reflect the personality of dog mixes.

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The Boxer is one of most popular dogs in America. And that’s no surprise, since this is a joyful, loyal companion who truly bonds with his human family. Boxers are silly, sweet and mischievous. They clown around with family and friends, are patient and playful with children, but show a deliberate and wary face to strangers, responding with unmatched courage to anything that threatens their loved ones. Those characteristics are why people love them.

Boxers may look tough but under the surface they are lovable, playful, sometimes goofy pals. They get along with the whole family, including children and other pets. Some have even been know to get chummy with cats.

Boxer are friendly with children and people he knows, suspicious and alert but not aggressive with strangers, and always ready for a walk, a game or just some quality time on the sofa with you. The Boxer is a wonderful choice for an owner who can has a sense of humor about dogs..


Boxers can get along well with other dogs and cats, especially if they’re raised with them.Boxers love kids and are great playmates for active older children. They can be too rambunctious for toddlers, however, and can accidentally knock them down in play.

Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party. Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child.


The Boxer is described as a “hearing” guard dog, meaning he’s alert and watchful. When he’s not clowning for you, he’s dignified and self-assured. With children, he’s playful and patient. Strangers are greeted with a wary attitude, but he responds politely to friendly people. He’s aggressive only in defense of his family and home.

Socialization helps ensure that your Boxer puppy grows up to be a well-rounded, outgoing, friendly dog and stays that way. Enrolling him in a puppy kindergarten class is a great start. Inviting visitors over regularly, and taking him to busy parks, stores that allow dogs, and on leisurely strolls to meet neighbors will also help him polish his social skills.


Boxers are known to be playful and boisterous with family and friends whom they are familiar with. They will be patient and almost stoic toward children. While these dogs are careful and wary toward strangers, they desire human companionship. They do not show fear towards those they do not know, instead they display strong courage when they feel threatened.

Boxers have a protective nature toward their family and home making them great guard dogs who have been used widely by the military and police forces. Other than being courageous, these dogs are highly intelligent, loyal and affectionate. Boxers are always eager to work or play. Boxers are fun, happy dogs. They play willingly with family and friends and are patient and gentle with children. Boxers are also loyal, and will respond courageously to anything that threatens their loved ones.


 A wonderful, comical breed

My dog is a white Boxer. He is absolutely the best dog I’ve ever had and I highly recommend this breed! He is so comical with his facial expressions and “person-like” personality. He insists on a walk everyday, is extremely protective of our home, and he’s loyal. He can be a little stinky with gas and he does slobber and “bubble” up at the mouth when he begs (which is often!). These dogs will keep you laughing and smiling! Great Breed! You will love them!

~Elaine, owner of a Boxer

Lovable goofballs

Boxers are the best – they clown around like goofballs. They’re fast and muscular and run all over the place, then, after running, relax with you on the couch to watch football all Sunday afternoon. Great with children and very smart. Will protect their property and loved ones with a fearless attitude. I love my boxer, Meatball.

~Jason, owner of a Boxer

A breed for families

We love Boxers! They are the most loving and family-oriented breed in the world! We foster and then of course adopt the seniors and enjoy every single minute we get to spend with them. Our Gracie is the happiest when we’re all together, but she also is a daddy’s girl! At 10 years old, she is still full of energy, so two long walks a day are a must. She loves to play ball and loves little children.

~Bay, owner of a Boxer

A great dog to grow up with

I owned a Boxer up until this last year. Her name was Bailey, and she was an amazing dog. I was seven when my family got her – she was only a puppy, and she was always there for me whenever i needed her. Boxers are great with children generally, but remember to be cautious before ever approaching any dog! Bailey would allow children to do anything to her, and when she was done playing she would walk away and we would tell the children to take a break. If you are thinking of getting a Boxer, know that they are amazing dogs, and if you do the right research and understand what the breed demands, they can be a great fit for your family.

~Rebecka, owner of a Boxer

Canine Comedian

Madison, our 7-year-old Boxer, grew up with our Black Lab/Shepherd mix of the same age. She is a wonderful companion to him as well as my husband, my elderly father, and me. Boxers are a very gentle, smart, obedient, well-tempered, protective breed. They are GREAT with children. Our Boxer loves to play with husband’s niece and nephew (non-stop if she could). Since Boxers can get excited quickly, they may unintentionally knock down a toddler, so keep an eye on them while around very young kids. You can train them to be more gentle while around youngsters.

They have such an exuberance for life, with a humorous side to their antics, it’s almost contagious. Boxers want nothing more than to give unending love and attention to their family.

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Worm Puppies Every 2 Weeks Till 12 Weeks Worm Every Month Till Six Months Pregnant & nursing momma’s wormed more After That Dogs should be wormed every three months
1ST DHPP Giardia Snap Test BloodTests Office Visit Fee – at least five Visits
2ND DHPP Heart Worm Snap Test Antibiotics Health Certificate
3RD DHPP Parvo Snap Test Ear & Eye Medication Skin Scraping
Bordetalla Fecal Test Flea & Tick Medication Transport
Rabies Ear Test X-Rays Spay / Neuter
Kennel Cough Booster Eye Test Dewormer Collars
Leptospirosis Corona Booster HW Pills Head Cones


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.

3 to 7 Weeks Old

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

7 to 12 weeks

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

 8 months to 1 year

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 and adult
Female dogs would have probably reached their eventually height but will to continue to’fill out’

 12 months old

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.

12 to 16 weeks

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


Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.

Age 6 Months
Life Average 11-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 31-40 lbs
Location Terryville CT
Breed Boxer Mix/
Altered Yes
Fee All Shots + Transport - 450
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Learning
Personality Harley is a very low-key girl; She enjoys several walks a day and loves to play
Organization Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
Name Kris
Phone 860.940.3350
Location Preston, CT
Facebook Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.

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  • weight: 55 – 70 pounds
  • height: 21 – 25 inches
  • Life Average: 11 to 14 years
  • Color(s): Reddish brown and brindle, with or without black mask and white flashing

Ideal Human Companions

  • Singles
  • Families
  • Active, outdoorsy types
  • A-type personalities

Trademark Traits

  • Stocky, muscular frame
  • Strong and nimble
  • Lovably excitable
  • Protective
  • Clever
  • Friendly and accepting

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  • Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
  • Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
  • Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
  • Children need to be taught how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children.
  • No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.”
  • Never let young children pick up a puppy or small dog. Instead, 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.
  • Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs.
  • Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
  • Be prepared dogs will protect themselves
  • 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.


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It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in its pack, therefore, the only way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success you must be the pack leader:

  • When we humans live with dogs,we become their pack
  • The entire pack cooperates under asingle leader
  • Lines are clearly defined andrules are set
  • Dogs communicateshis displeasure with growling and eventually biting
  • Humans MUST be higherup in the order than the dog.
  • The humans must be the onesmaking the decisions, not the dogs.

Schedule Feeding Time – Find your dog’s schedule so that you can work with that

  • Feed your dog on a regular schedule time, always within a half hour of the time

Schedule Water – Help your dog bee successful

  • Keep a schedule for water, however, you should design a schedule that fits you
  • Remove the water dish after the first feeding in the morning
  • After the night feeding, leave water dish for two hours, then take it up
  • Before your last walk for the night, put the water dish down about an hour before
  • Then walk your dog 45 minutes after he has had water. There will might be days where that might be an exception for water.

 Schedule Walking Time – Find your dog’s schedule, then gently move it to your schedule.

  • Start by taking the dog out every two hours for two days, if he goes every two hours,
  • Then take him out every three hours, for two days,
  • Until you reach the time frame you need – every six hours—eight hours etc

One accident in the house, there is a urine smell that the dog detects and his instinct to continue mark where he smells urine. This is how wild dogs let other dogs know that this territory is taken and for dogs not in the pack to go elsewhere. If your dog has an accident in the house, spray the area with 3 parts vinegar and 1 part water, brush with a soft brush, put a towel on top to absorb the liquid, then take it outside where you want him to go, take it out of the bag and put it on the ground, praise your dog when he goes outside.

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  1. Introducing Your Dog to a New Home
  2. Cesar’s House Rules
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