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


Meet Kora, an absolutely beautiful 4 year old, 58 pound Rottweiler mix. Clearly the predominant breed is Rottweiler, with that luxurious shiny black coat and pretty brown markings. Kora was rescued just in time from a kill shelter in TX. It is unclear why she was left there, and sadly, this happens very frequently. Too often a dog is dropped at a shelter because owners “just don’t have time” or “she doesn’t behave”, or simply because a puppy is a novelty and when the dog grows up it becomes a nuisance. The casualty is a pup that is ripped from the only home he or she ever knew. Whatever the case may be, Kora was extremely lucky and is currently with a loving foster family while she awaits her forever home.

Kora Is A Bit Of A Lap Dog
And She Loves Butt Scratches

Kora’s foster family says she is super sweet but not needy. She loves her people, but is also perfectly happy laying in her bed chewing a bone. She is spayed, microchipped, heartworm negative, dewormed, flea/tick treated, and up to date on all her vaccines. Now all she needs is her own people to complete the package! Kora is very loyal, and would be a great family dog; likely with older children due to her size and breed. It is always recommended that young children are never left unsupervised with ANY dog. Children often love to be physical (ie: big bear hugs) with their new family members and rescue dogs can become nervous. We can never be very sure of what these pups have gone through. An adult-only home would be great for Kora as well. She is a true love bug with her humans and is very mellow, but likes to be “in charge” with other dogs, so being the only dog in the home would suit her well. Though “neediness” is a common trait in Rottweilers, Kora displays none of that so far. Kora seems to be fully house trained and her manners are very good. She will be very gentle with her fluffy bed in her kennel and is quite obliging when her humans dress her up. You can see by her pictures how patient (and pretty!) she looks!

Kora has many of the typical Rottweiler
characteristics and is protective of her family

Kora is calm natured and loves walks.  She walks great on the leash, and has shown no aggression at all towards other dogs from a distance while walking. While in her yard Kora only reacts to other dogs if they get too close to her fence. She absolutely LOVES car rides. Foster mom took her out for an afternoon and she jumped right in the car and laid down. She was great for the whole ride! The medical staff at the vet that cared for her said that she was a very easy and polite lady when they had to treat or examine her for anything. All the volunteers loved her!

When choosing a new family member it is important to research the different breeds of dogs available to you. Personality traits, size, and temperament should all be key factors when deciding what pup will fit well in your family. The Rottweiler is one of the most popular dogs in the USA, UK, and Canada. For good reason, too, as this breed is a wonderful blend of the loving house-dog and the steadfast protector that will guard your home and your children. Not only that, but they’re relatively easy to manage within the home, as they don’t require vigorous exercise, and their intelligence makes them one of the easier dog breeds to train. Rottweilers are also relatively docile, and are willing to learn at the hand of someone they love (although it takes a bit to build that trust for this breed).

The Rottweiler breed often gets a bad reputation. You’ve probably heard — in one way or another — that Rotties can be incredibly aggressive, downright mean, and off-putting to other people. While these traits can certainly be true, and are perhaps a bit worse when it comes with a dog powerful enough to do damage, these traits don’t apply to most Rottweilers.

The true personality of a Rottweiler, and what they were bred to be, is a mixture of the loyal, steadfast watchdog, and the incredibly loving homebody. Also, despite popular belief, the Rottweiler is actually one of the most intelligent dog breeds in existence. Their ability to learn, adapt to their environments, and their keen eye for their surroundings are nearly unparalleled. Not only that, but they’re also well-rounded within the home. They’re patient and gentle with children, and the more they grow to know them, the stronger their protective nature becomes.

Rottweilers are very cautious dogs, and people often see this as standoffishness or mean. This personality trait is rooted in their history. They’re extremely reserved when it comes to others infringing upon those they love, but that doesn’t mean they’re not friendly. They’re simply aware of the situation, and know how they must react if they’re called to action.

The personality of a Rottweiler can also sometimes be considered needy. They love to be loved, and love to love, and often create a sense of dependency with their owners. Meaning these are not the dogs to own if you don’t have the proper time to be at home with them (or train them, as Rottweilers come with serious responsibility). Rottweilers, while dignified, confident, and powerful, are also extremely sensitive.  All-in-all, these dogs are fantastic companions and will protect the household in earnest, will love abundantly, and are great additions to a home with youngsters. Another thing to note about their personality is that they’re fearless. If they’re called to action, or feel they need to protect those they love, they never hesitate.

Kora has many of the typical Rottweiler characteristics and is protective of her family and the people she loves. It is part of the breed. She will need someone that can help show her that she doesn’t have to worry about protecting them. She needs to know when she should alert and when not to alert to situations. A family that is very familiar with this breed, or a similar one, would be ideal for Kora. She is on the right path and, so far, has been a model citizen, but training will need to continue.  She is a delightful girl and will be a wonderful addition to the right family. Those who know Rotties will quickly realize Kora is a gem!


MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS 

This dog cannot be adopted 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
Michael.Cahill@mass.gov
617-626-1794

Cabral, Patricia                        

Shelter and Rescue Coordinator, Animal Health
Patricia.Cabral@mass.gov
617-626-1786

Here is a link to the list of approved rescues
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/approved-shelter-and-rescue-organizations

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.


 

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.

Golden Retriever Breed Info

About The Breed

It's no surprise that the Golden Retriever is one of the top ten most popular dogs in the U.S. It's all good with the Golden: he's highly intelligent, sociable, beautiful, and loyal. The Golden is slow to mature and retains the silly, playful personality of a puppy until three to four years of age, which can be both delightful and annoying. Many keep their puppyish traits into old age.

This breed has a sweet, gentle, people-pleasing personality. A well-bred Golden Retriever does not have strong guarding instincts, so don’t expect him to protect your home from burglars. He will, however, make friends with them and show them where the treats are.

QUICK FACTS
weight: 55 – 80 pounds
height: 21– 25 inches
• Life: 10 – 12 Years
color: Cream
• Gold
• Pale Yellow
• Burning Orange

IDEAL COMPANIONS
• Families With Children
• Active Singles
• Active Families
• Seniors
• Houses With Yards
• Rural/Farm Areas

TRADEMARK TRAITS
• Friendly
• Affectionate
• Obedient
• Good Natured

BREED INFORMATION - These lively dogs have an excellent, reliable, temperament and are friendly, superb with children and equable with other dogs. They crave human leadership and need to feel as though they are part of the family and are easily trained. This breed of dog is wonderful with people of all ages, and interacts well with children.

These are lovable, well-mannered, intelligent dogs with a great charm. They are easily trained, and always patient and gentle with children. Charming, devoted and self-assured, they are a popular family dog. Energetic and loving, Golden Retrievers enjoy pleasing their masters, so obedience training can be very rewarding. Friendly with everyone, including other dogs, the Golden Retriever has very little, if any, guarding instincts.

While unlikely to attack, Goldens make good watchdogs, loudly signaling a stranger's approach. These dogs also love to swim. These are lovable, well-mannered, intelligent dogs with a great charm. They are easily trained, and always patient and gentle with children. Charming, devoted and self-assured, they are a popular family dog. Energetic and loving, Golden Retrievers enjoy pleasing their masters. Friendly with everyone, including other dogs, the Golden Retriever has very little, if any, guarding instincts.

CHILDREN & PETS
Being gentle with children, sturdy enough to handle the heavy-handed pets and hugs they can dish out, and having a blasé attitude toward running, screaming children are all traits that make a kid-friendly dog. You may be surprised by who's on that list: Fierce-looking Boxers are considered good with children, as are American Staffordshire Terriers (aka pit bulls). Small, delicate, and potentially snappy dogs such as Chihuahuas aren't so family-friendly.

All dogs are individuals, this is only a generalization and not a guarantee of how any breed or individual dog will behave. Dogs from any breed can be good with children based on their past experiences, training on how to get along with kids, and personality. No matter what the breed or breed type, all dogs have strong jaws, sharp pointy teeth, and may bite in stressful circumstances. Young children and dogs of any breed should always be supervised by an adult and never left alone together, period.

As with every breed, you should 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 eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog's food away. No dog, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.

PERSONALITY
Retrievers can also been seen as a guide dog for the blind due to their loyal/friendly nature and overall love for humankind. While they do bark at strangers that approach their territory or yard, it is not the ideal watchdog or protector as they are just too sociable. They have a confidence about them and love to please, any overtly aggressive behavior is considered not normal. Oh did we mention that this breed is highly intelligent.

TEMPERAMENT
Golden’s are enthusiastic and adaptable by nature and rank in the top 5 family-friendly dogs. They are very active and were born to play fetch with just about anything, ball, stick, especially a Frisbee or flying disc. Great with children, they are very loyal to their owners with an above average daily exercise requirement. Golden Retrievers love the water, don’t be surprised if you are out for a walk near a pond or lake that you see your dog take off and jump in the water.


CHILDREN AND PETS

Twelve Safety Tips for Children Meeting Dogs

  1. Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
  2. Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping
  3. Always teach children how to  touch dogs
  4. Teach your child never to try to take the dog’s food

  1. No child should ever be left unsupervised with a dog.
  2. Always superviseany interactions between dogs and children
  3. Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children for example; any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.”

  1. Be prepared dogs will protect themselves
  2. 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's


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

  • 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

  • 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.

  1. Leave another adult in charge—let them know that you are leaving;
  2. Take the dog with you;
  3. Take the child with you;
  4. 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.


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.

  • Puppies are now considered to have finished their development and growth rate and are viewed as adult dogs.
  • Although sexually mature beforehand, a dog usually does not attain full growth until at least its first birthday.

  • Feeding frequency should be considered - reduce to 2 or 3 meals per day
  • Some dogs reach sexual maturity at the age of eight months
  • The puppy is old enough to start Obedience Classes or a professional training program
  • The puppy would have grown to approximately half to three quarters the size of an adult
  • Female dogs would have probably reached their eventually height but will to continue to 'fill out'

  • 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

  • The first of the permanent teeth will work through
  • Ensure the puppy has plenty of attention and toys to play with
  • At this age a puppy might demonstrate Pack Leader Behavior and test who is the Boss. A puppy will challenge your authority
  • Puppy Growth and Development & Behavior between 4 and 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

  • Puppies are usually found new homes at this age it starts focusing attention on its owner rather than other puppies
  • The first fear period of the puppy begins
    A puppy starts to learn it name but still has a short attention Average
  • The puppy will start house training
  • At first, the puppy should be fed four times a day. (Feedings should be reduced to twice a day by the time a puppy is mature or even once a day in the case of a dog that gets little exercise)
  • The puppies motor skills improve
  • The puppy will use its basic instincts to naturally explore its new environment and the different things within it
  • Puppies will still sleep a lot and grow as they are sleeping. During times of stress, a dog raises its hackles - the hair along the neck and spine
  • Puppy training must begin and pups need to be made aware of your rules

  • Weaned between the ages of 3 and 7 weeks
  • During the ages of 3 to 7 weeks its first teeth, or milk teeth will appear
  • Taught basic behavior disciplines from its mother
  • Develop by socializing with other dogs and animals and people
  • Will stand up and start walking
  • At the age of 3 weeks a puppy will develop its sense of smell
  • At 3 weeks the puppy will begin to bark and show social development such as wagging its tail, growling and baring its teeth
  • Up to the age of 4 weeks the mother will be with the puppy almost constantly
  • The puppy has good use of its legs and is able to chase
  • Between 4 and 5 weeks the mother will gradually spend time away from her puppies
  • Rapid growth and development rate at this stage
  • Interaction with litter mates leading to Order of Dominance
  • After weaning puppies need to receive a series of vaccines in order to develop immunity on their own. Vaccinations for puppies generally include distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, rabies, and sometimes Bordetella


WHAT THE ADOPTION FEE PAYS FOR
** Indicates done on every dog
23 out of the 25 are done on every dog

1ST DHPP **
2ND DHPP **
3RD DHPP **

Bordetalla **
Rabies **

Kennel Cough  **
Corona Booster **

DAP or DHP
Canine Distemper
Adenovirus
Hepatitis
Parvovirus

Giardia - What is Giardia
Heart Worm ** Video on HW
Parvo - What is Parvo
Blood Tests** When to Demand A Blood Test and When to Deny a Blood Test

Fecal **Diseases Spread in Stool
Skin Scraping - Common Problems
Eye & Ear - Types of Ear Problems
X-Rays - What To Expect
Photos of X-Rays - Must See Photos 

Flea & Tick Medication**
Dewormer**
HW Pills**
Ear & Eye
Antibiotics

Spay / Neuter **
Health Certificate **
Office Visit Fee (4) **
Transport **

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 more often as directed by the vet **

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.

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