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MOCHA AD 12-30-22


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 12-30-22 Growing consumer prices are spilling over to everything and everyone. This is causing dog ownership to be part of a list of choices people have to make in order for their survival. Dog owners have no rescue to help them with their obligations and they are forced to making a very difficult decision–they cannot afford to keep their dog.

Rescues are a resource for dog owners, they love their animals and hope that the rescues can find a loving home for their dog. Consequently, rescues deal with a huge amount of dogs that need to be rescued and deciding what dog to take into rescue is very challenging. Unfortunately, Mocha’s owners had to make that difficult decision and she needs to be rehomed.

Mocha’s is 13 lbs. and her foster tells us that she is an adorable, smart, laid back little girl. She is friendly and loving and happy; she is more of a follower than a ring leader. She has a gently caring personality and is a ball of puppy love. She already showing that she pays attention and is already learning the rules. She should do well with children and does well with other dogs.

Mocha’s is shy in the beginning but with time, will open up to people. Her temperament is friendly and easy-going with other dogs. She looks for human leadership and needs to feel as though she pleasing her foster mom. Foster mom says this little girl is secretly her favorite; she has a very mild mannered and calm natured.

Mocha is a female Schnauzer mix and was born in 2017. She is fixed and fully vaccinated. She is with a foster in Louisiana and has just been turned into rescue. She will need time to adjust to her new foster home and her foster family and her foster will need to assess her personality for some of the following reasons:

Dog behavior sometimes change when dogs move into a new place. The can:

  • Pick up and reflect their humans behavior
  • Adjust to a new space and routine.
  • Smell everything, the dog’s noses are how they will become familiar with the new place and feel at home.

Our foster is helping her by:

  • Keeping her on a routine
  • Providing some items with scents that she is are already familiar with her previous home, for example: an old t-shirt
  • Making sure she spends extra time with her so she can feel safe and secure.

The most important thing is to be patient as she we adjusts and to keep loving her. In fact, she will get extra loving. We will keep the website updated as we get to know her better.

Due to the fact that she is a Schnauzer, the following is some information about the breed.
Schnauzers are lively, friendly dogs which are alert, intelligent and reliable. They are typically good with children as they are tolerant and enjoy playing with them, and are often protective of their families and will not hesitate to bark if they feel there is a threat. They are not prone to separation anxiety.

Schnauzers need a fair amount of exercise. They need walks and playtime and sometimes exercise themselves! Being family-oriented, they would prefer to be with their family rather than isolated in a kennel or in the backyard.

The Schnauzer is a smart looking little dog. They has an outgoing, friendly personality, a portable size, and sporty good looks. The general impression of the schnauzer is a compact, square-built dog, sturdy and alert, with a stiff wiry coat and bristling eyebrows and beard. Physically, different types of Schnauzer are very similar, the main difference between the breeds is their variation in size, and height at the withers:

Schnauzers combines unusual intelligence and reliability with a high-spirited temperament. Their devotion and bravery together with their intelligence creates them to be watchful, courageous, easily trained, and loyal to family. Their high level of intelligence can be a blessing or a curse in disguise. They can use that intelligence to figure out clever ways to think they have a better way to do things.

Traits associated with the name Mocha:
Dogs named Mocha tend to be good-natured, and loving. This name is also associated with intelligence, friendship, and companionship.

Is Mocha a good dog name?
Mocha has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it’s easy for dogs to recognize. Mocha is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!


  • Mocha ranks #98 with users of PupNames.com.
  • Mocha ranks #118 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Mocha ranks #132 in the Los Angeles Times ‘Top Dogs’.
  • Mocha is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Mocha outranks the great majority of names.

Most popular breeds named Mocha

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Chihuahua
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Cocker Spaniel
  5. Chow Chow

Mocha is looking for her forever home, and humans that will love her like a member of the family. An ideal home for her would be one where there was another dog to play, romp with and share her days, although it’s not required or mandatory if it is an active family or someone understands how to exercise a dog.

This attentive and smart little gal is just looking for love and a home. She is utterly deserving of the best and we are committed to see that she gets that.

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 09-20-16 approximate
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 0-20lbs
Location Winnsboro LA
Breed Sch
Altered No
Fee 450
Dogs Yes
Cats Very Curious
Children 8 to 14
House Learning
Energy Medium, High
Fence Yes, Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Yes
Personality Dogs named Mocha tend to be good-natured, and loving. This name is also associated with intelligence, friendship, and companionship
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.