Rest in peace sweet sweet girl, please wait for me at the bridge – Kenzi is the kind of dog that will be your buddy, she loves to love…. and hopes someone else will love her as much! Such a beautiful litter of pups, three girls and their brother, tossed out like garbage on the side of the road to fend for themselves, is such a heartbreaking situation that happens all too often. These sweethearts were barely 3 months old. How anyone thought it would be OK to dump them and assume they would be fine is beyond cruel. Or maybe they just didn’t care what would happen. Luckily, it is heartening to know that there are just as many good people willing to help, and that is exactly what occurred. A kind woman picked them up as she walked her own dogs and brought them to a shelter where they were immediately treated and fed. As it turns out, these little cuties, Catahoula Leopard/Cur mixes, are wonderful puppies, full of love and energy, and waiting for a loving forever home.
Kenzi is one of the girls. She is exceptionally pretty, with her dark, almost black, fur highlighted by gorgeous golden brindle markings. She a playful and fun-loving girl, preferring to play with just about anyone who is a willing rival! She is smart and eager to learn, and is always willing to please.
Kenzi would fit in well with most families, and children to play with would be a bonus. Catahoula Leopards are active breeds and need plenty of exercise. They are also loyal, loving and fun. Kenzi you see loves to love…. and hopes someone else will love her as much!
Kenzi, is the first one that greets everyone and wants to get your attention—she wants to give you a full day of affection in 1 minute. She is devoted to those that take care of her and she wants to make sure that she lets you know how much she appreciates your companionship. She is just a real good dog that loves life and kids—as long as the kids are respectful of how they treat animals. She loves to snuggle and be the center of attention.
Like all rescue dogs, Kenzi needs a safe and comfortable environment. She will continue to thrive and grow and blossom into the amazingly special dog she’s is. The only thing missing? A forever home of her own and endless love to celebrate her special character: She is surely a sweet mixture of all things great and will not be available long!
Please consider giving her a chance and open your heart and home to this sweet girl. She promises years of joy for the whole family.
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
ABOUT THE BREED
PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO CHECK OUT THE SECTION BELOW: 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.
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Catahoula Leopard Dogs have a gentle family spirit. Easily comfortable playing on the carpet with children. Gentle, wise and easygoing, they make an agreeable family dog and warm-hearted friend. They are naturally protective of their home and family, and make excellent watch/guard dogs.Catahoula’s are exceptionally intelligent and loyal. However, they are also a highly energetic and very assertive breed. They are affectionate and sensitive to their owner. As one owner puts it, they are “strong” and “made of whipcord and leather”. They are very protective of their family
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~Erica G, owner of a Catahoula Leopard Dog
~Robin Lynn Williams, owner of a Catahoula
|A LOVING FAMILY DOG|
~Maryah M, owner of a Catahoula Leopard Dog
|GOOD WATCHDOG WHO LOVES CHILDREN|
~Joan M., owner of a Catahoula Leopard Dog
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Flat-Coats are great friends for active older children. They’ll play for hours, whether that involves running, swimming, or chasing a ball. They can be overwhelming for toddlers, however, accidentally knocking them over with one whack of that ever-wagging tail.Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party. Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s sleeping or eating or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
Catahoula’s get along well with other dogs. All adult dogs regardless of the breed, they may require more of an adjustment period before they welcome the company of another dog. To ensure the best relationship, choose a dog of the opposite sex. Make introductions in a neutral area away from your home.
Children & Pets
Twelve Safety Tips for Children Meeting Dogs
- Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
- Teachyour child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping
- Alwaysteach children how to touch dogs
- Teachyour child never to try to take the dog’s food
- No child should ever be left unsupervised with a dog.
- Always superviseany interactions between dogs and children
- Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children for example; any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
- Always supervise and make sure that children do not try to take the dog’s food away, no matter how friendly the child or dog is
- Supervise children when they pick up a puppy or small dog. Make them sit on the floor with the dog in their lap. Pay attention to the dog’s body language, and put him safely in his crate if he appears to be unhappy or uncomfortable with the child’s attention.
- No dog should ever be left unsupervisedwith a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.”
- Be prepared dogs will protect themselves
- Most important, it is your responsibility to make sure that your children and the dog are supervised at all times and safe. You cannot leave it up to the dog, the dog is an animal and will behave like an animal. They rely on us to guide and protect them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
This Is Your Job, Not The Dog
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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12 months old
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8 months to 1 year
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4 to 8 months
- The adult teeth continue to come through and during this time puppies need to chew! The incisors and the canines are very important because the dog bites and tears at its food with these teeth
- Provide them with items to chew
- The confidence of the puppy will now have grown as would its physical size
- The puppy will be showing interest in chasing other Puppies at this age and starts to become independent
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12 to 16 weeks
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7 to 12 weeks
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3 to 7 Weeks Old
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
WHAT ARE DOGS?
- Dogs are animal first and when you are not around to tell them what to do, the animal behavior will respond.
- Children are spontaneous and dogs don’t know how to react to their impulsive behavior – it does not mean they don’t like children.
- Dogs don’t understand them because they live by rules – don’t get on the bed, go outside to do your business etc.what
FROM THE DOGS EYES
- If someone was running at you, whipping a sword in the air, yelling and wearing a cape – what would your response be?
- In order to be sure that everyone is safe, you cannot leave an animal to supervise or deal with children under the age of 8. Therefore, if you leave the room, adult supervision of the dog and children, 24 hours day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year must be taken seriously.
- Leave another adult in charge—let them know that you are leaving;
- Take the dog with you;
- Take the child with you;
- Put the dog in a crate or room with a closed door.
The above are very easy basic solutions that let a dog know you are in charge and that you will keep everyone safe. If something happens, you can’t undo it.
DISCLAIMER: THE BREED POSTED ON OUR DOGS’ BIOGRAPHIES ARE OUR BEST GUESS BASED ON SEVERAL YEARS OF DOG RESCUE. ADOPTERS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE EXACT BREED OF A PARTICULAR DOG MUST HAVE THE DOG TESTED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.
Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.
|Life Average||10-14 Years|
|Fee||All Shots + Transport - 450|
|Personality||Kenzi, is the first one that greets everyone and wants to get your attention—she wants to give you a full day of affection in 1 minute|
|Organization||Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.|
|Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.|
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Littermates are also available and their personality is just like Kami’s
#1 – Kami
#2 – Kami, Cindi Lou & Meg
#3 – Kami Katie, Kenzi, Tripp & Pebbles
#4 – Kami and Bean (Bean is adopted)
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- Introducing Your Dog to a New Home
- Cesar’s House Rules
- How do I stop a dog from jumping?
Click the expand button in the lower right corner of each video to view full-screen. See Cesar Millan’s tips on dog behavior.
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IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT PACK LEADERS
It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in its pack, therefore, the only way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success you must be the pack leader:
- When we humans live with dogs,we become their pack
- The entire pack cooperates under asingle leader
- Lines are clearly defined andrules are set
- Dogs communicateshis displeasure with growling and eventually biting
- Humans MUST be higherup in the order than the dog.
- The humans must be the ones making the decisions, not the dogs.
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Scheduling is the Key
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- Feed your dog on a regular schedule time,
- Always feed within a half hour of the time
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Control Water Intake
- Keep a schedule for water, however, you should design a schedule that fits you
- Remove the water dish after the first feeding in the morning
- After the night feeding, leave water dish for two hours, then take it up
- Before your last walk for the night, put the water dish down about an hour before
- Then walk your dog 45 minutes after he has had water. There will might be days where that might be an exception for water.
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Find The Dogs Schedule – then gently move it to your schedule
- Start by taking the dog out every two hours for two days, if he goes every two hours,
- Then take him out every three hours, for two days,
- Until you reach the time frame you need – every six hours—eight hours etc
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One Accident In the House – the dog detects the smell and his instinct to continue mark where he smells urine
- This is how wild dogs let other dogs know that this territory is taken and for dogs not in the pack to go elsewhere.
- If your dog has an accident in the house, spray the area with 3 parts vinegar and 1 part water,
- Brush with a soft brush,
- Put a towel on top to absorb the liquid,
- Then take it outside where you want him to go,
- Take it out of the bag and put it on the ground,
- Praise your dog when he goes outside.
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WHAT THE ADOPTION FEE PAYS FOR
** Indicates done on every dog**
22 out of the 30 are done on every dog
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1ST DHPP **
2ND DHPP **
3RD DHPP **
Kennel Cough **
Corona Booster **
Kennel Cough **
Corona Booster **
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|Puppies||Every 2 weeks till 12 weeks**|
|3 to 6 Months||Every month till 6 months**|
|6 Months||Wormed every 3 months**|
|Pregnant & Nursing Wormed||Pregnant & NursingWormed more often as directed by the vet **|