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HOPE AD 04-14-12


ADOPTED 04-14-12 – Hope was named for the look we see in the eyes of all shelter dogs as they gaze out of their kennels as people walk by. Hope that their owners will come
for them, hope that someone will realize what a wonderful companion they will make, and hope that someone will rescue them before it is too late.  It is what I saw in Hopes eyes when I first looked at her shelter picture.  Luckily due to a great relationship between PAWS NELA and RDV Hope was pulled from a very high kill shelter so that she could travel north to find a family.

Hope is so very gentle, taking treats out of my hand she is very careful and my husband tested her with her food while she was eating he put his hand in the bowl and she just started to eat out of his hand. Take a look at this short video to see how charismatic she is!!”


Hope is a beautiful yellow lab mix. She is about a year old and can stand to gain some weight as she is only around 30-35 lbs.  It seems like Hope may not have had an easy start in life, she startles at loud noises and initially didn’t seem to know how to play or know what to do with toys, but she is learning.  She is very friendly with other dogs and loves young children.  Hope is very gentle and takes treats softly; her foster dad can put his hand in her bowl while she is eating with no issues.   She has been working on house training and leash walking and is doing well with both.  She likes to go for rides in the car and is good on a leash and in the crate.

Hope is coming north to New England in the next few weeks and we will update you on her progress as she learns how to play and live a joyful life. We hope that someday soon Hope’s forever family will find her and make sure that she is safe, loved and cherished forever. Maybe her family will love her so much they will tell others about all the dogs out there still gazing out of their cages with hope that they too will find a family.

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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 1 Year
Life Average
Sex Female
Weight 0-20lbs
Location West Monroe LA
Breed Labrador Retriever
Altered Yes
Fee All Shots + Transport – 500
Dogs Yes
Children All Ages
House Yes
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Leash Yes
Car Yes
Personality Shy
Email rescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.