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LEVI AD 06-07-19


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 year. 

ADOPTION DATE 06-07-19:  Levi was rescued in Texas and is being cared for in a CT foster home. He had a rough start to life, however, it has not changed his spirit. He loves to run and play outside, gets along great with other dogs. . He is a beautiful male black Flat-Coated retriever, he is five and a half months old between 35 and 40 lb. He has four white paws, jet black eyes, and black thick furry coat, he is absolutely beautiful.

Levi is very affectionate and very playful. He also is very alert to what’s going on around him. He listens well and rides well in the car, crate trained, house-trained and learning his manners as far as counter surfing and jumping. His life was saved by a kind hearted southern woman; she picked him up and took him to the vet.


That ideal home would be one where his family would have a lot time to devote to Levi and understand that perfection is possible, but that it doesn’t happen overnight. Any new rescue dog requires time, patience and understanding. One that has the added baggage of rescue and an unfortunate past requires even more of all the above, but as we’ve found with all the dogs in our care once they’re re-homed, they also tend to offer more generous servings of commitment, loyalty, companionship and devotion for they sense deep gratitude at being loved and feel obligated to show it in every interaction.

That’s true for Levi who is just as precious as can be and eager, ready and waiting to be part of your family! Already he’s learning and responding well to this new vibe of life and affection that he’s been experiencing in his CT foster home. Levi is truly a supremely sweet and such a special dog!  He would make a great addition to any family.

Here is a link to some house rules suggestions:  House Rules

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 DOB: 11-06-18
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Male
Weight 31-40 lbs
Location Terryville CT
Breed Labrador Retriever
Purebred Labrador Retriever Mix
Altered Yes
Fee 450
RDV # RDV876
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Yes
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Yes
Personality Levi is very affectionate, very playful and very alert to what's going on around him.
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.