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ADOPTED 10-29-11 – Jodi is a sweet heart!!  Jodi was rescued from a high kill shelter in Louisiana.  She was in horrible condition, very, very underweight and covered with fleas. Due to her condition, she was not scheduled to be put in the adoptable section, luckily we were able to have her pulled and brought her into rescue. Jodi’s southern foster did a great job getting Jodi healthy and got her ready to travel north to her northern foster.

Jodi loves people and is very cuddly. She has the sweetest habit of tilting her head and resting it against your chest so that you can pat her.  Jodi is petite, about 45 lbs.  She is a talker and will make noise let you know when she needs to go out but she is not a barker.  Jodi loves little children and is very gentle with them. She is becoming very comfortable greeting new people and runs up to them to receive attention.  She is the kind of dog who truly becomes everyone’s best friend.

Movie #1 – In the Shelter     

Movie #2 – After 1st Treatment

Movie #3 – Becoming A Dog    

Movie #4 – After she is cleaned up
Movie #5 – Getting Better

Jodi has good house-manners and has the run of the house while her people are at work.  She doesn’t need a crate and is totally housebroken and trustworthy. She likes to sit up on the couch with her people and just hang out when at home.  She is excellent in the car and loves to go for rides. She is wonderful off leash and comes when called. She likes to chase chipmunks and squirrels so when loose she does need to be in a secure area. Jodi likes other dogs and loves to race around and run with them. She particularly likes to greet small dogs and seems to love puppies.

Jodi will make an excellent addition to some lucky family. She would love a family that will take her for long daily walks in places where she could run, chase and explore.  She needs at least 2 good walks per day, and is just fine with 30 minutes in the morning and at night as long as some of that involves running and exploring. She likes playing with other dogs so a playful companion would be a plus as well.  She likes to chase balls and loves a particular squeaky ball so much that she will bark at you to throw it.

Jodi has been through a lot in her short life. In spite of everything Jodi remains sweet, loving and totally adorable. She  deserves a wonderful future to make up for all she’s been through – we are looking for a very special family for this sweet girl, one that will make sure she knows she will never be hungry again and most of all love her the way she will love them.

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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 10 Months
Life Average
Sex Female
Weight 41-50lbs
Location Belchertown MA
Breed Golden Retriever Mix
Altered Yes
Fee 500
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Yes
Energy Medium
Fence Yes
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Yes
Personality Shy
Location Monroe, LA
Email rescueguardianvillage@yahoo
Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.