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KATE Rainbow 05-14-21


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

Kate Is Just Sitting On The Porch

RAINBOW 05-14-21: Kate is playful, smart but goofy, loving but mischievous, cuddle but conceited, charmers but sneaky in other words a true character. This very special girls that come from a severe background of neglect and have recovered with a strong will to live, an amazing inner strength and an inability to quit or give up on life.

Kate loves people and a few good cats, as long as they all meet her standards of quality. This bundle of all things good loves long sits in your lap, walks at their designated pace, play time with their paw picked friends and all meals on time. She has a special ability to see your soul, she knows when you are frightened, when you are ill, when you are happy and definitely when you are vulnerable to letting they coax you into giving them more treats than normal. Kate is a once in a life time find of fun and joy.

Kate is calmer then her littermates, she loves car rides, trips to the park, playing in the water, chasing away the ghosts and of course protecting their family and their possessions from all the evil doers. There is absolutely no way to keep from smiling when you are around these very special girl.

There are so many sweet pups out there that are waiting for a loving forever home, and it is hard to imagine that people will choose to BUY an expensive dog when they can easily fall in love with a wonderful rescue dog! There are so many in need, and the leading cause is the lack of spaying and neutering being done. Something so simple would help end the countless homeless litters that are turned in at shelters. Worse yet, dumped on the side of the road. Often, these puppies endure horrible conditions trying to survive and grow up to be a homeless adult that is not fixed, perpetuating the cycle. Luckily, there are wonderful humans out there, too. They work tirelessly to rescue these pups and find them their forever homes. It is truly a labor of love, but when you look at the sweet faces of puppies like Kate, how could anyone resist??

When choosing a breed that is right for your family a little research will go a long way. Although we can rarely be 100% accurate about the breeds of our pups, we are able to learn the dominant breed. Kate is mostly Black Labrador. Labs are known as “family dogs”. 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.  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 their easy going personality for low energy. The Lab can be an enthusiastic athlete that requires lots of exercise, like swimming and playing fetch to keep physically and mentally fit.

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.

What the Adoption Fee Pays For

Age 01-29-21 ESTIMATED
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 31-40 lbs
Location Terryville CT
Breed Labrador Retriever
Purebred Weimaraner 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 Kate is calmer then her littermate
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.