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KATE AD 05-13-22


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 05-13-22: Rescue dogs are usually found in awful medical and emotional condition. Their stories are heartbreaking and stay with us and their adopted owners. We all work hard to make that happy ending for them.

However, there is a new rescue story that has emerged due to surging prices, everything is getting more expensive. Transportation, gas, household furnishing, used cars, travel, food and health are just to name a few consumer prices have grown steadily.  The ongoing pandemic has complicated supply chains, limiting supply, even as demand for goods soars. Overall, consumer prices rose 5% last month over the previous May — the biggest jump since the summer of 2008 and more than the predicted 4.7% increase.

Dog ownership is new to the list of things and very difficult for those that make the decision that they cannot afford to keep their dogs. Rescues are a resource for the owners that love their animals and hope that they can find a loving home that they can no longer provide for them. Meet Kate, a 7lb Maltese that needs to be rehomed due to surging prices.


Kate is easy going in her foster home but she can quickly spring into action and move with grace and speed when invited. She is extremely affectionate with all the family members and has an average activity level. That combination makes for a wonderful companion for a family with children, however, we always stress that no dog or child should be left unsupervised.

Kate’s Name: Kate is a traditionally feminine name meaning “pure” or “clear.” Kate originates from the Latin “Katherine”.  Dogs named Kate tend to be good-natured, conscientious, and loving. This feminine name is also associated with companionship.

Katherine has more syllables than most dog names, but you can easily give your pup a nickname to shorten things, like Kate. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it’s easy for dogs to recognize.  Kathe is not a used much for dogs, however, it is great for dogs to distinguish it when you call them.


Maltese Dog Breed:  The Maltese are a proud members of the toy dog category, best known for its exceptionally small size.  They are well-known for their great personality. This breed is loyal, loving, sweet, and friendly. They are also intelligent and easy to train. These qualities make them an excellent companion dog for patients diagnosed with separation anxiety and other mental health issues. Maltese are quite adaptable to their environment and can thrive and live a long time if they’re well taken care of.

Overall, Maltese dogs are a loyal, gentle, and loving breed. They don’t shy away from expressing their love for you by cuddling, licking, and sitting on your lap. They are also extremely social and calm. Unlike other breeds, Maltese doesn’t bark aggressively at strangers and other animals. They are so friendly that they can easily get along with new people and other dogs.

Lastly, Maltese dogs are smart and obedient. They are trainable and easy to motivate through positive reinforcement. These dogs also have the talent to recognize the feelings and moods of their owners.

Kate Listening to Foster Mom

Bichon Dog Breed: The Bichon is one of the most pleasing dog temperaments. Their little dog personality is equally well suited for families with children and for seniors! The will bring joy and happiness to any home, with its pleasant personality and happy outlook.

Most people describe the Bichon temperament as being cheerful, and that is probably the most accurate description of this perky little people pleaser! If you’re looking for a pleasant companion, a Bichon dog is a choice.

Kate is spayed and ready to go. She is described as super sweet, a little shy and just adjusting to being in her new foster home environment. Here foster tells us that she is just precious. Her birthday is in March so she just turned three. She is gentle, affectionate smart and trusting. Her new family will need to be supportive and understanding and help her transaction to her new life. She will make a good family dog for a loving home. All that is missing is a family to call her own.


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 03-25-19
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 0-20lbs
Location Winnsboro LA
Breed Maltese 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 She is extremely affectionate with all the family members and has an average activity level.…
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.