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KEELEY AD 08-27-23


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


Rescue Dog Village Guardian Inc does not adopt to
Massachusetts or Rhode Isand Residents

Due to laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption.  Please see phone numbers and links to the regulator agencies regarding adopting dogs in your state at the end of each of our dog’s bio.

ADOPTED ON 08-27-23 Many rescue stories are about dogs that are found dumped. It is hard to imagine that when a person dumps three baby pups and leaves them to the wild and elements of the world to fend for themselves, vulnerable to disease and wild animals, how do they walk away?

Keeley and her two siblings were found dumped off at an old abandoned home; what a scary and painful death they would have endured if they were not rescued by a wonderful Louisiana woman. A vision of them curled together and afraid comes to mind when we hear their story. Our rescuer could not walk away, Keely and her siblings were immediately taken into the RDVG vet.

That video is Keeley and the three dogs that are waiting on their turn for Heartworm treatment. Their names are Darby, Mona, and Marsha. Donations for their HW treatment will be greatly appreciated

VIDEO#1 Keeley & Friends

Keely is a 40lb female sweet black mouth cur.  She is the happiest little girl you will ever meet. She is described as a sweet dog that loves attention and greets all humans with kindness. She enjoys getting her belly scratched and will roll over in front of you and give you plenty of opportunities to do more!


VIDEO#2 Keeley & Buddies

That video is  Keeley and the three dogs that are waiting on their turn for Heartworm treatment Darby, Mona, and Marsha

Her foster noticed that Keely is very observant of all that is around her and learns the daily routine quickly; she can anticipate your next move and likes to run ahead of you to let you know that she knows what is coming next! You will never meet a more loving and playful pup than Keely. She thoroughly enjoys every minute of her life. She doesn’t have a mean bone in her body. She gets along with all the dogs, however, we are not sure how she would be around cats.

Black Mouth Cur’s dogs are a favorite of the south. They are also well known for keeping snakes and varmints out of their yards! They are known to be very sensitive and protective around people. With children they often tone-down the intense play and become sensitive, mild and very protective. They are very affectionate as a family dog. Curious and smart they sense the tone of a situation and act accordingly around humans, more specifically children. Cur dogs are devoted to family, but may be wary of strangers.

BMC are playful, energetic and athletic dogs that loves to play and is seldom seen sitting idle. This breed is pretty gentle and very playful with other dogs. Once they feel safe around another dog they get along well and bond quickly. They are fearless, kind, loyal and very smart and can outsmart his owner sometimes. They are shy around strangers, not aggressive but very submissive.

As for Cats, well Black Mouth Curs are born with hunting instincts; if a cat is around them, they might chase it. A BLC would do great with a place with a backyard. Overall they are a multitalented dog and can be trained for literally anything. BMC are intelligent, attractive and make a great family dog. However, they need a family who is serious about their pets and can fulfill the dog’s requirement. All dogs need plenty of opportunities for exercise each and every day.

Keely foster mom tells us that she loves her and tells us that if she didn’t have so many older dogs in her care she would love to keep her. However, she knows that after all Keely has been through, she deserves a good home that will give her lots of one on one love and attention.

Keely is the absolute perfect balance of her breed, she is sweet, smart & playful. She loves games and seems to do well in a suburban setting with lots of exercise. Do you have room in your heart for a new best friend? Keely wants nothing more than to share her heart with someone who can appreciate it for what it truly is: special beyond the ability to describe.

Meaning Beautiful Origin      Irish

Traits associated with the name Keely:
Dogs named Keely tend to be good-natured, affectionate, loving, and resilient. This name is also associated with beauty, and companionship. 

What does it say about you to have a dog named Keely?
Naming your dog Keely suggests that you have a creative and unique side. It also suggests that you have a strong appreciation for the beauty of nature and the outdoors. 

Is Keely a good dog name?
Keely has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it’s easy for dogs to recognize. Keely isn’t one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!


    • Keely ranks #527 with users of PupNames.com.
    • Keely ranks #2,067 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
    • Keely ranks #1,575 in the Los Angeles Times ‘Top Dogs’.
    • Keely is not a popular dog name. That’s great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Keely is not a popular dog name. That’s great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

 Most popular breeds named Keely:

  • Labrador Retriever
  • Irish Terrier
  • Beagle
  • Shetland Sheepdog
  • Boxer

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 08-01-22 approximate
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 41-50lbs
Location Preston CT
Breed Black Mouth Cur
Altered No
Fee 450
Dogs Yes
Cats Unknown
Children 8 to 14
House Learning
Energy Medium, High
Fence Yes, Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Yes
Personality Keeley is described as a sweet dog that loves attention and greets all humans for attention
Organization Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
Name Kris
Phone 860.940.3350
Location Preston, CT
Email rescueguardianvillage@yahoo
Facebook Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.





Kate Has a Red Collar

Duff: Male, Daphne, Sadie Tippy, checking out visitors

 Daphne, Duff, Sadie Tippy, loves people






Foster Friends Love Shelly

Shelly, Marci, Brody, Sloan, & Hopper

Shelly, Marci, Brody, Sloan, & Hopper – Newspaper redirects the dogs from ripping up cloth objects (blankets etc)

Shelly’s Foster Friends

Sloan and Hopper love the pool

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