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HAZEL AD 04-16-22


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 04-16-22: Can you imagine being lost alone in the woods freezing, hungry and scared? How frightening for anyone, and worse yet for a 10 week old puppy! This is precisely what happened to sweet, little Hazel and her three siblings. How they got in the woods, we are not sure. Often, unwanted puppies are abandoned in the woods, or a stray may wander into the woods in search of a safe place to have her puppies. In either case, when Hazel’s brother, Hunter, was found by a kind woman who was hunting in the woods, we were certain there might be more pups out there, and sure enough, there were!



Hazel, along with her brother and sister, were found 3 days after Hunter. With the freezing temperatures Louisiana is experiencing right now it’s a wonder these poor babies survived. Unfortunately, there might be some that didn’t. Luckily, it’s a happy ending for these 4 pups, who are now being spoiled in a foster home, waiting to begin their journey to a loving forever home!



Hazel is a Lab/Hound Mix with a beautiful caramel and brindle color, different from her siblings. Her dark little face makes it look like she got into a big puddle of mud and had a great time! She is only 12 pounds now but will probably be a big girl, as she has a lot of growing to do! Like most puppies, Hazel loves everyone and everything. Even the cats!  Foster mom says she is very playful, and is the life of the party. She is brave and frisky, and loves to keep playtime going with her siblings well after they decide it’s naptime! She does have a sweet, cuddly side to her, though, as well. All the puppies were so happy to be reunited, and have spent the last few days making up for a lot of lost play time!

When deciding what breed would be a good fit for your family, it is best to do some research first so that everyone, including the new pup, will be happy. Everyone knows that the Lab is the number one family dog. The sweet-faced, lovable Labrador Retriever is America’s most popular dog breed. Labs are friendly, outgoing, and high-spirited companions who have more than enough affection to go around for a family looking for a medium-to-large dog.



The sturdy, well-balanced Labrador Retriever can, depending on the sex, stand from 21.5 to 24.5 inches at the shoulder and weigh between 55 to 80 pounds. The dense, hard coat comes in yellow, black, and a luscious chocolate.  Labs are famously friendly. They are companionable housemates who bond with the whole family, and they socialize well with neighbor dogs and humans alike. But don’t mistake his easy going personality for low energy: The Lab is an enthusiastic athlete that requires lots of exercise, like swimming and marathon games of fetch, to keep physically and mentally fit. If our suspicions are correct, that little bit of Hound in him will add the extra wonderful traits of natural inquisitiveness and independence, being a loyal hunting or hiking partner, as well as a deep devotion to his people.

We are so happy Hazel is safe and sound now, and we just know she will make some family out there very happy having her as a new family member! Please consider opening your heart and home to this wonderful little girl!

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 11-12-21 Approximate
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 0-20lbs
Location Winnsboro LA
Breed Labrador Retriever
Purebred Hound Mix
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 Hazel is brave and frisky, and loves to keep playtime going with her siblings well after they decide its naptime
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.