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NEIKO AD 12-28-13


ADOPTED ON 12-21-13 – Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc. was asked to help because, sadly, the shelter has 28 pens and all of them are full; they need to make room for the new dogs and time is running out. HOW LONG DO THEY HAVE? The technical answer to “how long” is 5 business days, according to the City ordinance.  They are on borrowed time, after that.  As long as some dogs are getting adopted, the 5 day rule hasn’t been forced.  However, dogs are not getting adopted and the pens are full. These babies are in serious danger and they could be gone at any minute.

We are in desperate need of help to save four puppies, Neiko and the following 3 dogs:

Website – Rusty

Website – Maggie

Rusty is a male Catahoula Leopard mix,
he is a 6 months old puppy;
Maggie is a female Yellow Labrador Retriever,
she is 8 months old;

Website – Liquorice

Liquorice is a female Black Labrador Retriever,
she is 8 months old.


Neiko, Rusty, Maggie and Liquorice’s time has come full circle and their rescue road to a happy home has been a long and painful one.

1)      NEIKO was found by a volunteer in a ditch by a highway curled up next to his sister who had already left this world never knowing a kind hug or a full belly. Neiko looks so sad in his photo, you can tell he is feeling the loss of his siblings and his sweet face is begging for a hug; his cage is small and has an open bottom. The Labrador Retriever is loyal, loveable, happy and friendly to all he meets. Labs are full of energy and will run to the door to greet you they are truly “man’s best friend,” and are at their happiest when engaged in family activities. They love running, hiking, swimming and playing fetch for hours on end and are extremely patient with children of all ages. Labs are a breeze to train, and as long as you are prepared to live with puppy-like behavior well into adulthood, they make an excellent choice for first time dog owners. The Labrador Retriever is one terrific family and one of the best dogs for children of all ages, they are kind, good-natured, and take most things in stride.

Watch these 2 videos of Neiko

Video #1 – Neiko in Shelter Cage

Video #2 – Neiko And Baby

2)      RUSTY was rescued by a volunteer angel that stopped when she saw Rusty in the road. He is a very sweet dog and needs room to run and play. Rusty is a Catahoula Leopard dog, they are known to be a wonderful pet. The Catahoula Leopard Dog is independent, protective and territorial. They love their family and all the people they know, need human companionship, but can be reserved with strangers. They are affectionate with the human alpha.  They need the right owner who understands the importance of structure, leadership, and exercise.

3)      MAGGIE was captured by animal control in LA. She and her sister Liquorice were just babies at 12 weeks old. They escaped death when a southern volunteer from the Winnsboro Animal Shelter saw them and took them into their shelter. Maggie has a sweet and gentle spirit and loves to be loved.  She needs an owner who will teach her how to become the dog she was meant to be.  Like many dogs her age, she is full of puppy energy and she needs direction and constancy in her life.  Maggie’s ideal home would an owner who will not dump her in the woods and can provide her with lots of love.   With patience and love this little girl will surely turn into a wonderful companion.

4)      LIQUORICE was captured by animal control in LA. She and her sister Maggiee were just babies at 12 weeks old. They escaped death when a southern volunteer from the Winnsboro Animal Shelter saw them and took them into their shelter. Sadly, she has been cooped up in a tiny cage for over 5 months. As bad as that sounds, it is a much better fate then to be euthanized by the City—all she needs is a family to run and love her. The volunteers tell us that Liquorice is a terrific family dog and she is one of the best dogs for children of all ages. She is kind, good-natured, and takes most things in stride.

We need your help to get them to a safe loving home where they can have a chance at life because they deserve it.  Please take a moment and consider adopting or fostering one of them.  Rusty, Maggie, Liquorice and Neiko would be very grateful if you could pass their story on to your family, friends and post on it facebook.

If you can help and are interested in adopting or fostering Rusty or Neiko, please email Kris at: kwatterworth@yahoo.com or Zara atstormyvu@att.net.


Questions, please email: rescuedogvillage@yahoo.com

About Our Rescue

APPLICATION: If you’ve got the time and love to offer this extremely bright dog that can make you laugh for hours at his antics, click the link and fill out our easy to use ONLINE APPLICATION. Our dogs deserve all that a committed family can offer. Make no mistake about it, this is one spectacular dog.

EMAIL: Please contact: RESCUEDOGVILLAGE@yahoo.com and we will be happy to return your correspondence, but please submit the application now so we can have that information as a starting base for our dialogue.

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.


Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.

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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 Weeks: DOB – 8/15/13
Life Average
Sex Male
Weight 0-20lbs
Location West Monroe LA
Breed Black Labrador Retriever
Altered Yes
RDV # RDV 390
Dogs Yes
Children All Ages
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Learning
Leash Learning
Car Learning
Personality Social
Email rescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.