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MILO AD 06-10-22


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

ADOPTED ON 06-10-22  So often it is necessary for us to write biographies on puppies that have had a rough start in life through no fault of their own. Or worse yet, adult dogs that have lived through horrible abuse and neglect that were lucky enough to be saved by our rescuers. But every once in a great while we get to write stories of pups that were rescued BEFORE they experienced anything other than love. Milo and his siblings are some of the lucky ones! This little guy will steal your heart before you even meet him with his sweet face, his adorable, short little legs, and his huge personality!


Milo is Golden Retriever/Bassett Hound mix, who, along with his brothers and sisters, were unwanted puppies.  Luck was on their side, however, because the owner of the mama dog did not just abandon them in a box on a back road which, sadly, so very often happens. And though we appreciate it so much that he chose not to do that, he did plan to give them away in a post on Facebook. What he did not know was that the fate of “free puppies” is statistically not a good one. They are too often neglected, abused, or brought back to shelters when the novelty wears off. This young man just happened to be talking to one of our rescue angels (who is also his hair dresser!) about his plan to give them away when she pleaded with him to give them to her to find them good homes. And just like that, we now have these gorgeous babies who need loving homes!


Milo’s Name: Milo is a perfect name for this guy. He is described as a loveable sweet, little guy and gets along with anyone. Children will love to run and play with him, but we always strongly suggest that no dog, young or old, should ever be left unsupervised with children until everyone is very comfortable in all situations.

In recent years, however, it has started rising in popularity. In 2015, Milo became one of the top 300 names for boys in America for the first time since at least 1900, and it has kept climbing. The latest statistics show Milo ranked as the No. 134 boy name in the U.S. as of 2020.

Lowrider Breeds: Bassett Breeds are affectingly referred to as a “Lowriders”. Lowrider describes a dog having a long body, very short legged breeds, and occasionally have drooping ears and are considered separate breeds. The breeds were developed for following game into the burrows.


When considering adding a puppy to your family it is important to do some research before making a final decision. Although ALL puppies are wonderful, they do grow up, and it needs to be a perfect fit for the long run. The Bassett Hound is known for being charming, patient, and low-key. Among the most appealing of the AKC breeds, the endearing and instantly recognizable Basset Hound is a perennial favorite of dog lovers all over the world. This low-slung and low-key hound can be sometimes stubborn, but is always charming.

The Basset Hound stands no higher than 14 inches at the shoulder but, with his remarkably heavy bone, powerful little legs, and massive paws, he possesses big-dog strength and stamina. Bassets are famous for a large, domed head that features extremely long, velvety ears, mournful eyes, and a wrinkled brow, which give the breed the look of a sad clown. Built more for endurance than speed, the Basset moves in a deliberate but effortless manner. The breed’s scenting ability is uncanny; it’s said that among dogs only the Bloodhound’s nose is more accurate. Mild and agreeable at home, the Basset is stubborn on the trail and barks in a loud, ringing voice. Although they may not be wildly demonstrative in their affections, they are steadfastly loyal.

The Golden Retriever adds friendliness, intelligence, and pure devotion to the mix. This is an exuberant Scottish gundog of great beauty, and stands among America’s most popular dog breeds. They are serious workers at hunting and field work, as guides for the blind, and in search-and-rescue, enjoy obedience and other competitive events, and have an endearing love of life when not at work.

The Golden Retriever is a sturdy, muscular dog of medium size, famous for the dense, lustrous coat of gold that gives the breed its name. The broad head, with its friendly and intelligent eyes, short ears, and straight muzzle, is a breed hallmark. Goldens are outgoing, trustworthy, and eager-to-please family dogs, and relatively easy to train. They take a joyous and playful approach to life and maintain this puppyish behavior into adulthood. These energetic and powerful dogs enjoy outdoor play. For a breed built to retrieve waterfowl for hours on end, swimming and fetching are natural pastimes.


Foster mom says that Milo is frisky and playful, and absolutely loves to chase and play endless games of “keep away”. Those little legs don’t hold him back! He plays hard and then crashes hard, looking for someone to snuggle with. He has a gentle, people-pleasing personality, and like most puppies, loves everyone and everything!

Milo is a happy-go-lucky little guy who deserves a wonderful home with a family who will love on him day and night. Consider opening your heart to this sweet guy, he will bring you years of fun, loyalty, and love to your family


If you think Milo would be a good match for your family, he will absolutely bring you years of love, joy, and companionship, and lots of fun, too!

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 12-06-21 Approximate
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Male
Weight 0-20lbs
Location Winnsboro LA
Breed Basset Hound
Purebred Golden Retriever Mix
Altered No
Fee 450
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Yes
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Yes
Personality Foster mom says he is friendly, playful and fun-loving.
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.