ADOPTED ON 12-03-16  – There’s never been a more handsome little fellow than Ozzie.  This sweet 6 month old Scottish Terrier Mix doesn’t have a tragic story, but he is the product of a tragic mistake that people make when they don’t spay and neuter their pets. Ozzie and his brothers were an unwanted litter and are now adding to the number of homeless sweethearts out there waiting to find a forever home. These adorable boys were brought to a shelter in hopes they would be adopted, and happily, the woman who turned them in quickly understood the need to spay the mother dog. She had the procedure done after the litter was born.

Ozzie spends his time at his foster home playing with his brothers, the other foster dogs, and the children that come to visit. He enjoys very much a good game of tug-of-war and is the little mentor of a good play fight. Size doesn’t matter, he loves to wrestle with anyone! Ozzie is a happy-go-lucky, spirited little boy who would be a perfect addition to any family.  As for any puppy, Ozzie needs lots of love, patience, and a warm spot to curl up in. But he is a smart boy, learning quickly, and will be a wonderful companion to a lucky family.

His foster mom describes Ozzie as a sociable happy-go-lucky little guy, like most puppies, he explores everything around him because he’s curious about the world. His playful happy energy will make a wonderful playmate for a family with kids and he would be a perfect companion to another dog. He likes to be with his humans, get plenty of belly rubs, and have a nice warm bed and cuddle up with you wherever you are.

This adorable guy is looking for a loving family that will dote on him and treat him as he deserves–a lifetime cherished member. Our rescue works from our hearts for our dogs; it is the least we can do for them because they deserve nothing less. We owe it to our dogs that the wonderful people who stand to be the last chapter of their rescue and the first chapter of their new forever lives deserve him.

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.

ABOUT THE BREED

PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO CHECK OUT THE SECTION BELOW:  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.

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QUICK FACTS

  • weight: 18 to 22 lbs
  • height: 10 inches
  • Life Average: 11 to 13 years
  • Color(s): Black, wheaten, or brindle

IDEAL HUMAN COMPANION

  • Retirees
  • City dwellers
  • Outdoorsy types
  • Families
TRADEMARK TRAITS

  • Friendly
  • Protective
  • Active
  • Stable
  • Loyal

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ABOUT THE BREED
The Scottish Terrier is the best known and possibly oldest of the Highland terriers. This stylish breed is primarily a companion. President Roosevelt had a Scottish Terrier named Fala in the White House. Not necessarily recommended for households with toddlers as this breed can be possessive of its toys and food.When you think of a terrier, what kind of breed do you think of? Well, depending where you are, you might have a different answer. Three former Presidents, including George W. Bush, have had Scottish Terriers at the White House. But whatever your political leanings, the Scottish Terrier doesn’t have to be a breed reserved only for U.S. presidents – it can make a great pet for you and yours.So what makes a Scottish Terriar special? As you’re about to find out, there’s a great deal of information about the Scottish Terrier that inspires a cult following of this playful, easy-to-get-along-with breed. Like many breeds of dog, you’ll find that the relatively peaceful personality makes for a perfect pet. Just make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise, affection and discipline and you’ll rarely go wrong. You’ll find that the Scottish Terrier’s relatively peaceful personality makes for a perfect pet.

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LIVING ENVIRONMENT
Sporty and playful, Scottish Terriers bring a high-spirited energy to any household. Perfectly at home in apartments, houses or grand estates, Scotties have a distinctive charm that can be both amusing and bewildering at the same time. They are a proud breed, full of happiness, dignity and toughness. Most of all, they love companionship—give your Scottie plenty of that, and it will be your ever-loving pal.

PERSONALITY
The Scottish Terrier’s character and personality are a bit like the lonely moors of his homeland. They are a serious guy/gale and approves of dignity and reserve. They are opinionated, as well as independent and smart as a whip. They are careful and slow to accept anyone outside the family, but their devotion to their own people are legendary. They need to live inside the house, because companionship is his mainstay. Sensitive to praise and anger, he’s good at adapting to the changing moods of a household. When you’re quiet; when you’re ready for a walk, he’ll bound outdoors with you. If another dog provokes him, he’ll protect his human. If other dogs leave him alone, he leaves them alone.

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CHILDREN & PETS
Scottish Terriers are so good with children that they have been called a nanny — but, like any terrier, the Scottie will react poorly to his tail or hair being pulled, and he’s not well suited to the noise and movements of toddlers and very young children. But with 100%adult supervision and well-behaved children, they are a champion and will appoint themselves their guardian. Some Terriers may not well suited to small mammals such as hamsters or rats.

TEMPERAMENT

The Scottish Terrier is brave, alert, protective, hardy and a lovable friend. As with all dogs, you will achieve the best results with gentle direction and consistent rules. Dogs are sensitive to criticism and praise and this breed is lively, proud, and intelligent. They are charming and full of character, make a very good watchdog and evaluates new people outside its own family. They are good with children, get along with other household pets. They are loving and gentle with people, enjoys playing play ball games and is a perfect walking companion. They are home loving and independent. They are will happily accompany you for a walk or play session in the park, and delights in fetching sticks and balls. This dog has a tendency to wander.

Children & Pets

Twelve Safety Tips for Children Meeting Dogs

TEACH

  1. Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
  2. Teachyour child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping
  3. Alwaysteach children how to  touch dogs
  4. Teachyour child never to try to take the dog’s food

SUPERVISE

  1. No child should ever be left unsupervised with a dog.
  2. Always superviseany interactions between dogs and children
  3. Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children for example; any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
  4. Always supervise and make sure that children do not try to take the dog’s food away, no matter how friendly the child or dog is
  5. Supervise children when they pick up a puppy or small dog. Make them sit on the floor with the dog in their lap. Pay attention to the dog’s body language, and put him safely in his crate if he appears to be unhappy or uncomfortable with the child’s attention.
  6. No dog should ever be left unsupervisedwith a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.”

RESPONSIBILITY

  1. Be prepared dogs will protect themselves
  2. Most important, it is your responsibility to make sure that your children and the dog are supervised at all times and safe. You cannot leave it up to the dog, the dog is an animal and will behave like an animal. They rely on us to guide and protect them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

This Is Your Job, Not The Dog

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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 12 months old

  • Puppies are now considered to have finished their development and growth rate and are viewed as adult dogs.
  • Although sexually mature beforehand, a dog usually does not attain full growth until at least its first birthday.

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8 months to 1 year

  • Feeding frequency should be considered – reduce to 2 or 3 meals per day
  • Some dogs reach sexual maturity at the age of eight months
  • The puppy is old enough to start Obedience Classes or a professional training program
  • The puppy would have grown to approximately half to three quarters the size of and adult
  • Female dogs would have probably reached their eventually height but will to continue to’fill out’

 

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4 to 8 months

  • The adult teeth continue to come through and during this time puppies need to chew! The incisors and the canines are very important because the dog bites and tears at its food with these teeth
  • Provide them with items to chew
  • The confidence of the puppy will now have grown as would its physical size
  • The puppy will be showing interest in chasing other Puppies at this age and starts to become independent

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12 to 16 weeks

  • The first of the permanent teeth will work through
  • Ensure the puppy has plenty of attention and toys to play with
  • At this age a puppy might demonstrate Pack Leader Behavior and test who is the Boss. A puppy will challenge your authority
  • Puppy Growth and Development & Behavior between 4 and 8 months
  • The adult teeth continue to come through and during this time puppies need to chew! The incisors and the canines are very important because the dog bites and tears at its food with these teeth
  • Provide them with items to chew
  • The confidence of the puppy will now have grown as would its physical size
  • The puppy will be showing interest in chasing other Puppies at this age and starts to become independent

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7 to 12 weeks

  • Puppies are usually found new homes at this age it starts focusing attention on its owner rather than other puppies
  • The first fear period of the puppy begins
  • A puppy starts to learn it name but still has a short attention Average
  • The puppy will start house training
  • At first, the puppy should be fed four times a day. (Feedings should be reduced to twice a day by the time a puppy is mature or even once a day in the case of a dog that gets little exercise)
  • The puppies motor skills improve
  • The puppy will use its basic instincts to naturally explore its new environment and the different things within it
  • Puppies will still sleep a lot and grow as they are sleeping. During times of stress, a dog raises its hackles – the hair along the neck and spine
  • Puppy training must begin and pups need to be made aware of your rules

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3 to 7 Weeks Old

  • Weaned between the ages of 3 and 7 weeks
  • During the ages of 3 to 7 weeks its first teeth, or milk teeth will appear
  • Taught basic behavior disciplines from its mother
  • Develop by socializing with other dogs and animals and people
  • Will stand up and start walking
  • At the age of 3 weeks a puppy will develop its sense of smell
  • At 3 weeks the puppy will begin to bark and show social development such as wagging its tail, growling and baring its teeth
  • Up to the age of 4 weeks the mother will be with the puppy almost constantly
  • The puppy has good use of its legs and is able to chase
  • Between 4 and 5 weeks the mother will gradually spend time away from her puppies
  • Rapid growth and development rate at this stage
  • Interaction with litter mates leading to Order of Dominance
  • After weaning puppies need to receive a series of vaccines in order to develop immunity on their own. Vaccinations for puppies generally include distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, rabies, and sometimes Bordetella

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

WHAT ARE DOGS?

  • Dogs are animal first and when you are not around to tell them what to do, the animal behavior will respond.
  • Children are spontaneous and dogs don’t know how to react to their impulsive behavior – it does not mean they don’t like children.
  • Dogs don’t understand them because they live by rules – don’t get on the bed, go outside to do your business etc.what

FROM THE DOGS EYES

  • If someone was running at you, whipping a sword in the air, yelling and wearing a cape – what would your response be?
  • In order to be sure that everyone is safe, you cannot leave an animal to supervise or deal with children under the age of 8. Therefore, if you leave the room, adult supervision of the dog and children, 24 hours day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year must be taken seriously.

CHOICES

  1. Leave another adult in charge—let them know that you are leaving;
  2. Take the dog with you;
  3. Take the child with you;
  4. Put the dog in a crate or room with a closed door.

The above are very easy basic solutions that let a dog know you are in charge and that you will keep everyone safe. If something happens, you can’t undo it.

DISCLAIMER: THE BREED POSTED ON OUR DOGS’ BIOGRAPHIES ARE OUR BEST GUESS BASED ON SEVERAL YEARS OF DOG RESCUE. ADOPTERS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE EXACT BREED OF A PARTICULAR DOG MUST HAVE THE DOG TESTED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.

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

AgeDOB: 03/25/16
Life Average11-13 Years
SexMale
Weight0-20lbs
LocationWinnsboro LA
BreedScottish Terrier Mix/
Purebred
AlteredYes
FeeAll Shots + Transport - 450
UTDYes
RDV#RDV751
DogsYes
CatsUnknown
Children8 to 14, Over 14
HouseLearning
EnergyMedium
FenceHelpful
CrateYes
LeashLearning
CarLearning
PersonalityOzzie very much enjoys a good game of tug-of-war and is the little mentor of a good play fight. Size doesn’t matter.
OrganizationRescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
NameKris
Phone860.940.3350
LocationPreston, CT
Emailrescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
FacebookRescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.

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Ozzie’s foster mom describes him as a sociable happy-go-lucky little guy


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  1. Introducing Your Dog to a New Home
  2. Cesar’s House Rules
  3. How do I stop a dog from jumping?

Click the expand button in the lower right corner of each video to view full-screen. See Cesar Millan’s tips on dog behavior.

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IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT PACK LEADERS
It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in its pack, therefore, the only way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success you must be the pack leader:

  • When we humans live with dogs,we become their pack
  • The entire pack cooperates under asingle leader
  • Lines are clearly defined andrules are set
  • Dogs communicateshis displeasure with growling and eventually biting
  • Humans MUST be higherup in the order than the dog.
  • The humans must be the ones making the decisions, not the dogs.

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HOUSE-TRAINING
Scheduling is the Key

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Feeding Time

  • Feed your dog on a regular schedule time,
  • Always feed within a half hour of the time

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Control Water Intake

  • Keep a schedule for water, however, you should design a schedule that fits you
  • Remove the water dish after the first feeding in the morning
  • After the night feeding, leave water dish for two hours, then take it up
  • Before your last walk for the night, put the water dish down about an hour before
  • Then walk your dog 45 minutes after he has had water. There will might be days where that might be an exception for water.

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Find The Dogs Schedule – then gently move it to your schedule

  • Start by taking the dog out every two hours for two days, if he goes every two hours,
  • Then take him out every three hours, for two days,
  • Until you reach the time frame you need – every six hours—eight hours etc

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One Accident In the House –  the dog detects the smell and his instinct to continue mark where he smells urine

  • This is how wild dogs let other dogs know that this territory is taken and for dogs not in the pack to go elsewhere.
  • If your dog has an accident in the house, spray the area with 3 parts vinegar and 1 part water,
  • Brush with a soft brush,
  • Put a towel on top to absorb the liquid,
  • Then take it outside where you want him to go,
  • Take it out of the bag and put it on the ground,
  • Praise your dog when he goes outside.

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WHAT THE ADOPTION FEE PAYS FOR
** Indicates done on every dog**
22 out of the 30 are done on every dog

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1ST DHPP **

2ND DHPP **

3RD DHPP **

Bordetalla **

Rabies **

Leptospirosis **

Kennel Cough  **

Corona Booster **

Rabies **

Leptospirosis **

Kennel Cough  **

Corona Booster **

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  • Giardia
  • Heart Worm **
  • Parvo
  • Blood  **
  • Eye & Ear
  • X-Rays
  • Fecal  **
  • Skin Scraping

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  • Flea & Tick**
  • Dewormer**
  • HW Pills**
  • Antibiotics
  • Pain
  • Ear & Eye

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  • Spay / Neuter  ** 
  • Health Certificate**
  • Office Visit Fee(4)** 
  • Transport**

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PuppiesEvery 2 weeks till 12 weeks**
3 to 6 Months Every month till 6 months**
6 MonthsWormed every 3 months**
Pregnant & Nursing WormedPregnant & NursingWormed more often as directed by the vet **

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