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LISA AD 02-21-15


ADOPTED ON 02-21-15 – FOSTER UPDATE: Lisa’s life did not start out as a typical puppy’s would, she and her brother Mugsy were dumped in the middle of the woods and left to fend for themselves at about 8 weeks old. They then had to spend the first 6 months of their lives in a pen together at the pound and were dangerously underweight. Her brother Mugsy had developed a serious respiratory infection and was extremely dehydrated. For the next 243 days our counterparts at stopped by rain or shine and walked the dogs and gave them food, medication, took them to the vet, gave them baths and made sure they had fresh water. Through the dedication of the volunteers these dogs became illness free and were given a new lease on life when they were able to go to a foster home on a 40 acre farm in Louisiana and say goodbye to life inside that tiny pen.

Lisa is a 1 year old female lab mix, who weighs approximately 50lbs. She is spayed, up to date on all vaccinations and HW negative. Lisa is a very active girl and enjoys the company of other dogs. She enjoys running with the other dogs on the 40 acre farm in Louisiana where she currently lives, and also going for a run behind the ATV for exercise. Lisa is a little shy with new people at first, but once she warms up she will stick right by your side. Her foster mother Andrea says Lisa likes to explore when they are outside, but is always within close proximity to her and her 9 month old son Paxton. She is not a barker, but will let Andrea and Paxton know when company has arrived.

Lisa walks well on a leash and rides freely in the car with no issues. Her house training is still a work in progress as she is still getting used to life as a “dog”.  She has not been crated, but because she is so sweet and aims to please we are confident that her new owner would be able to teach her this behavior. Lisa still needs some help with jumping up, as in typical lab fashion she wants to get close to your face and say “hi”. This is a common behavior of young dogs and with some training and consistence is a behavior that can easily be fixed. Lisa has not been exposed to cats, but as with any new pet it would be the owner’s responsibility to oversee all interactions between pets and remove either animal from the situation if they began to show signs of stress.

Lisa’s ideal home would be an active family who would give her lots of exercise to burn off her energy. She would love to go a home with another dog or dogs to play with as she is very social. Her new family members would have to be patient as she is learning new behaviors and meeting new people, as she did not have the friendliest start to life. Even from her short time in foster care so far, it is clear that Lisa will grow up to be a loyal companion in typical lab fashion. She is extremely sweet and has lots of love to give to her humans. Think about Lisa’s rough start to life and how far she has come in such a short time. This sweet girl who was left to fend for herself deserves a home to call her own, where she will always be warm, healthy, active and loved. Please fill out an application if you think Lisa sounds like the right match for you!

SOUTHERN FOSTER TELLS US: Hi My name is Andrea and I am Lisa’s southern foster. She lives with me,my husband , my 9 month old son and 4 other dogs (and often more when I have more fosters) on my 40 acre farm in Louisiana. She gets along well with all of my dogs. She enjoys running and playing with the other dogs! Lisa is full of life and energy. She is looking for her loving forever home!

LISA’S BEGINNING: Dogs give comfort to people when they are upset. It is a fact dog lovers have known for a very long time. A study was done that revealed that dogs truly do respond to human tears and will naturally try to reassure a distressed person. It also turns out dogs will try and comfort anyone who cries, not just their owner. Although there is no way to know for sure if dogs can understand why someone is sad and needs comforting, the study does point out that dogs respond to human emotions.

What is it that dogs have that human’s lack? Lisa and her two siblings previous owner discarded them and left them to fend for themselves. They were found on a cold, winters night at the edge of the woods in January 2014. They were cold, wet, and were only a couple of months old–in human years, they were three months old.

The dog pound picked up Lisa, she was about 8 weeks old, and weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces. She was underweight and had intestinal worms, which is common in dogs that have been thrown out by their owners. Lisa’s brother, Mugsy, was severely dehydration, developed a respiratory condition and became very ill. Both puppies were and put in the same City pen—they shared food and the water bowl. Although Lisa never got sick, as a precaution, the veterinarian prescribed her medication as well.

Our southern partners are committed to the dogs, they never give up on them and never ever hesitated to spare any expense to save them—so for 243 days—come rain or shine, they came even when they were sick, even when they had a busy day, took Lisa and Mugsy to the vet, gave them a bath, walked them, made sure they had clean water daily, gave them their medication and lots of love—they are true hero’s.

Lisa stayed in her tiny little pen since January and has basically grown up there because of the respiratory condition that Mugsy had. Neither pup has been sick for over 6 months and have had no other conditions or symptoms and is in good health now. She is in a caring southern foster home and is making up for all that time she was in the pen. She loves to run and play, building her muscles while she is using up all that pent-up puppy energy. She is a healthy, happy pup; she has a silky soft jet black, slick coat of fur and a tall, lanky beautiful build. Her mom tells us with pride that she is “a well-adjusted young dog”.

Lisa still lives with her brother Mugsy and is very good with the resident male Cur and young adult Daschund female mix; she really enjoys interaction with them during their playtime. She looks to her foster mom for attention a bit more than her brother Mugsy. She is curious about new things because her whole world has opened up and she wants to know what mom is working on and follows her around. She is a sweet pup and an awesome companion, loving people, dogs and life. She would benefit from being with another dog, however, because she loves humans, if they get her out and exercise her daily, she would love that. She is a medium to a rather high-energy dog right now because she is still very young, so her new family will need to give her regular exercise—it is an important part of Lisa’s daily routine.

Lisa is still working on her housetraining, which is common for dogs new to living like a dog; it won’t take her long because of her sweet personality and willingness to please. Although she has not been exposed to kids, she is good-natured pup who should do fine with them, though, all dogs and young children need adult supervision. We don’t know how she would be around cats; however, cat owners need to oversee all new pets especially at the beginning. She eats with her brother Mugsy and has not had any problems but because this is something that can be controlled, the new family should wait about three or four months before they have a new dog eat next to another dog. Airing on the side of caution and taking things slow will give you a better chance at being successful. She has no know fears and would do well in a busy home with plenty of exercise and outdoors activities.

Lisa has been on a long road from that cold day in January but she is ready to leap into your heart and go to her FUR-ever home. If you are the type that wants to make a difference this year to a deserving dog in need, Lisa will thank you every day and fill your life with laughter and licks. Our adopters are the most wonderful people who stand to be the last chapter of their rescue story and the first chapter of their new forever lives! Lisa is waiting for someone to love her with their heart and soul!

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Worm Puppies Every 2 Weeks Till 12 Weeks Worm Every Month Till Six Months Pregnant & nursing momma’s wormed more After That Dogs should be wormed every three months
1ST DHPP Giardia Snap Test BloodTests Office Visit Fee – at least five Visits
2ND DHPP Heart Worm Snap Test Antibiotics Health Certificate
3RD DHPP Parvo Snap Test Ear & Eye Medication Skin Scraping
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Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.

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Check out the videos of Lisa – Lisa has been on a long road but she is ready to leap into your heart and go to her FUR-ever home.Lisa is waiting for someone to love her with their heart and soul!


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Age DOB 11-08-13
Life Average 12-16 Years
Sex Female
Weight 41-50lbs
Location Winnsboro LA
Breed Labrador Retriever
Altered Yes
Fee All Shots + Transport – 450
Dogs Yes
Children All Ages
House Learning
Energy Medium, High
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Yes
Personality Loves people, dogs & life
Organization Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
Name Kris
Phone 860.940.3350
Location Preston, CT
Email rescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
Facebook Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
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