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MUGGINS 07-23-11


VICTIM PARVO – 07-23-11 – He was known as 182 Blue until this rescuer named him Muggins and was planning a bright happy future for him. July 19th Muggins was scheduled to be put to sleep when this rescuer saw him on the 17th and could not let that happen. BUT, he was rescued on the 19th and saved and given the chance of a new home and life with a family. Sadly, the 22nd he did break out with Parvo, the vet started him on IV fluids and he was only supposed to be at the vet’s office for the weekend. The PAWS rescuer check on him on Friday, gave him lots of love and a hug from all of us at Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.. July 23rd, the vet called and said that he passed away overnight, Parvo moves fast on the puppies that don’t have an immune system to fight it.

 PAWS and Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc. are heartbroken even when we have just met a dog. Our hearts go out to each dog we rescue, we watch them like a mom from the first day and when we lose one like this, it hurts because we didn’t get to them sooner. However, here we will tell their story so that they will never be forgotten and loved by all who read their story. We hope to educate all our readers about the disease so they can help others understand how these sweet dogs suffer. These are the sad stories that we endure with these dogs, we are committed to walk the road with them and to let them know, if even for 3 days, that they were loved and that they matter.

What is Dog Parvo?

The primary cause of failure of canine parvovirus vaccines is an interfering level of maternal antibody against the parvovirus.

The parvo disease is a very serious viral infection that can affect your dog. It is so powerful that it can affect all of your dogs at the same time. What is worse is the fact that dogs carrying this virus might not recover. The dog parvo virus is dangerous because it attacks the white blood cells, intestinal tract, and heart muscles. When the vital organs are invaded by this virus, they will destroy them until they become non-functional. This is how the disease can take a dog’s life. The symptoms of this disease are also so extreme that pet owners will know right away that there is something very wrong with their pet.

When a dog is infected by the parvo virus, it will suffer from severe diarrhea and the dog’s waste will carry a distinct, foul odor. Vomiting, high fever, loss of appetite, and depression are the things that you will also observe in a dog suffering from this disease.  Please read more about this aweful disease and make sure you know the symptoms and that your pets are vaccinated.  Here is the ink:  http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1556&aid=467


This page is dedicated to honor the dogs that never made it to their forever home. They are loved by their rescuers, fosters, and volunteers who have had the privileged of know them; they have touched our hearts forever. Here are their untold stories; these dogs will be loved by all who read and tell their stories to others. Please leave your thoughts and comments.



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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 2-3 Months
Life Average
Sex Male
Weight 0-20lbs, xydac-null
Location West Monroe LA
Breed Yellow Labrador Retriever Mix
Altered Yes
Fee $450 Includes Transportaton
Children 8 to 14, xydac-null
House Unknown
Energy Medium, xydac-null
Fence Yes, xydac-null
Crate Yes, xydac-null
Leash Yes, xydac-null
Car Yes, xydac-null
Email rescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.