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PRECIOUS AD 02-12-11


ADOPTED: 2/12/11: Rest assured, this approximately two year old CORGI/TERRIER mix of all things cherished and beloved is why we’ve bequeathed her the very appropriate moniker “PRECIOUS.” Not only does this name suit her perfectly, but she is of such an inexhaustible good nature, especially given her horrific past, that one can’t help but be mesmerized by her tremendous capability to forge forward — All Systems Go, with nothing but joy and glee. No word of a lie: PRECIOUS’S entire body wiggle and quakes as in full delight as you approach, and it INSTANTLY MELTS YOU AND COMMITS YOU TO HER PRECIOUS SELF! There’s simply no escaping it: SORRY! It’s simply unavoidable, really. This dog is one of the most PRECIOUS GIFTS OF HEAVEN on EARTH — just ask our esteemed trainer Randy, and our other benevolent volunteer who saw her at the shelter and KNEW that they could not leave her behind. There’s no question that PRECIOUS “spreads herself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeps the mind smooth and equable in the roughest of weather.” PRECIOUS is the type of four-legged pal you want to have around to help you mitigate life’s unyielding ways, as she’s the epitome of perpetual sunshine in the flow of life, precious as every moment of time that unfolds.

Rescued from a high kill shelter on the day she was supposed to be euthanized because she had a broken leg, apparently from being hit by a car or some sort of other extreme neglect or abuse (we can only guess in rescue without a history to inform us otherwise), this pint-sized precious pup that looked like a corgi/terrier mix that had been “put in the dryer and then hung on a cloth’s line to stretch three feet long while being pinned by her hind quarters,” STOLE OUR esteemed trainer’s heart & our other foster’s heart before they could even blink their eyes!! Years of experience in shelters affords one the ability to recognize the dogs that you just have to take, no matter that you can pinpoint the “why.”

All of the dogs in every shelter deserve rescue, and should never be in need of re-homing to begin with, but when you see an animal that beats the overwhelming odds, you help it in any and every way you know how, if you responsibly can. In these high kill shelters that the South knows all too well, only the “highly adoptable” dogs are even considered for the general public to re-home. PRECIOUS was never going to see that chance. Fortunately, our trainer who is rightly well respected in our region for his deep and abiding benevolence to the animals that need him most, was evaluating another dog when he had the good fortune to meet PRECIOUS. It was kismet that RESCUE DOG VILLAGE SAVE PRECIOUS! When Randy learned this dog that had licked his face without prompting just moments before would be euthanized in a few hours simply because she had a hurt leg, his heart broke, and our name, RESCUE DOG VILLAGE was written on her card. We still had to wait the official “HOLD” period and left instructions for them to fix her leg, at which point it was tended to and a cast put on her front right appendage. PRECIOUS may have had a hurt leg, but if Randy didn’t take her into our rescue, he’d have had a broken heart that would have been much more difficult to mend. Hence begins our rescue story with PRECIOUS!

LIFE, itself, is the most precious of all, and what better than a dog named PRECIOUS to remind us all of the many blessings we are surrounded by daily, if that’s what we decide to keep our focus on as clearly this dog has done despite the terrible hand of cards life has dealt her. Fortunately for our rescue and the dogs that grace our days, our trainer, Randy, has over 40 years experience working with dogs, and so he knows a special dog when he sees one. He shares, “PRECIOUS LOVES SO DEEPLY AND FULLY that when she see me she comes wiggling up to me, hurt paw extended and has learned that we we all say, ‘Boo Boo,’ and she kisses us all on the nose when we acknowledge her and accept her damaged little foot in our hands.” Amazing, huh — and true! PRECIOUS IS ONE GRATEFUL AND LOVING DOG — no matter what her unknown and unfortunate past was like. She made the better choice that we all should make — forgive and move on, loving large because it’s what makes a life meaningful. Watching Randy with PRECIOUS is a spectacle in itself. He can’t resist but scoop her 25 pound little body up into his arms, and hoist her on his shoulder, and she just nestles her head over his back and as close to his neck as possible as if to say, “FINALLY, THIS IS THE GOOD LIFE.” And she looks so smug, happy and content! It puts a smile deep in your heart that erases all that plagues a spirit! It doesn’t take much to make PRECIOUS HAPPY! And everybody absolutely loves her.

Fortunately, PRECIOUS is HW negative, up-to-date on all her vaccinations, on the necessary monthly preventions, and her injured leg is healing quite well. Simply put, she’s thriving in our care, a happy-go-lucky dog that wants nothing more than to wrap her world around her special person who is in the market for a devoted companion. Although her cast is off, PRECIOUS is able to walk nicely, with only a small limp that we all expect to continue to improve with the necessary time. Still, a highly active environment with a lot of rough and tumble activity is not what we’d consider ideal for this PRECIOUS PUP! She’d like nothing more than to be your lap dog and take rides in cars, follow you around the yard while gardening and be your constant companion for all things your life involves! When she came into our care she was just skin and bones, and now she’s filling in nicely and looks so healthy and happier than ever! When PRECIOUS was being spayed, it was discovered that she had a lot of scar tissue. Our vet shared that he was amazed she survived as apparently during one of her likely MANY puppy breedings, her uterus must have ruptured. Typically, a dog would have died from such blood loss and trauma that clearly went unnoticed at the time, but not PRECIOUS! Guess she’s ALWAYS had that WILL TO SURVIVE, and did just that, and then some! She has no lingering issues related to that as she had a total hysterectomy and is healthy and happy, despite her limpalicious self!

PRECIOUS truly reminds you what is so PRECIOUS about being alive even in the face of horrific and painful maladies. The ONLY choice to make? NEVER GIVE UP! And PRECIOUS hasn’t — and we won’t give up on her, either! When dogs enter our rescue, we whisper into their ears that they are “safe” and that we will “LOVE THEM FOREVER” and make promises we fully intend to keep. RESCUE DOG VILLAGE MEANS THAT WITH OUR WHOLE HEARTS. These dogs deserve nothing less, for sure, and have already been through so much, so our job is to focus on their futures and create the most ideal situation for their re-homing.

PRECIOUS is a very loving and entirely affection LAP DOG of the BEST KIND EVER. True to her nature — and will to survive — she is committed to loving large, the best definition ever of a real “LOVE SPONGE.” PRECIOUS has eyes that tell it all, and won us all over — but most especially Randy as he was convinced she could see his soul. That’s no small thing for him to say about a dog, and it speaks even more about this dog’s robust spirit and special nature. What’s more, PRECIOUS has a low level of need on every regard — other than to require a person around a lot of the time to cherish and dote on her. Trust she’ll give more back than she needs, and it will be as unconditional and pure as you’d ever hoped! PRECIOUS enjoys being around other dogs, cats and loves children, but we are not looking for an active environment for her, so please be mindful of such in your application.

House-trained and totally READY to jump into your loving fold, PRECIOUS will never require a heavy hand for anything. Harsh redirections would likely frighten her and diminish her complete trust, and it’s not what we hope for her, or any dog for that matter. PRECIOUS even loves to accompany us on car rides, and cuddles very gently even while driving. PRECIOUS walks well on a lead, is a delight to have around and will make a mature couple or individual a prized and cherished family member and a loyally devoted and true friend. After all, she is ABSOLUTELY PRECIOUS!



About Our RescueThese dogs deserve all of our attention, and in Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc., we are committed to our adopters and our dogs equally. We offer full disclosure and hope to make the best matches possible. Please know our adoption fees never cover our expenses. We rely on the generosity of our adopters and supporters to help us help the dogs.

Our rescue is ONLY in the business of offering FULL DISCLOSURE to adopters, and expects and hopes to engage your questions and concerns fully. We owe it to the dogs we rescue and all the wonderful families/adopters who might consider welcoming our charges into their hearts and home. Our dogs are waiting for that ideal forever home where they will be cherished as deserving family members. Its sad these second chances are even necessary for these dogs, but we are committed to them and will devote the time and energy to their rehoming, and not just MOVE them to save more dogs. We diligently and responsibly seek good matches as we dont want to re-home the dog again. These animals have already endured more than they should have, and through no fault of their own. It behooves us to be honest and forthright, and we appreciate the same in return from applicants. Its that winning combination of reciprocal trust and respect that allows for successful placements to be made. Happy adopters translate to happy dogs, and thats our goal!

Our rescue volunteers will be more than honored to be in touch with you directly and promptly, after receiving your application and conducting a mandatory a veterinarian check. If you have never owned a dog before, please submit your application regardless, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. TAKE NOTE YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR SPAM AS SOME RESPONSES FROM US WIND UP THERE WEVE DISCOVERED. Also, take care to contact your veterinarian to let them know a member of rescue will be inquiring about your pet history!
Thank you for respecting that we all donate our time to saving these animals, and understand we value your philanthropic and compassionate desire to help be part of the rescue team. That said, youll understand why we are committed to the well-being of our charges and consider this veterinarian check mandatory. If you are a first-time dog owner, we will work with you every step of the way! ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION ARE AS MUCH A PART OF RESPONSIBLE RESCUE AS ADOPTION! And it takes a RESCUE VILLAGE to help the most dogs possible in a thorough manner to ensure success on all fronts, and then some! It is an awful feeling to fail a dog, and we cant continue rescue if we dont do everything we can to ensure good matches for the dogs and tender families who might adopt them. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.

Although we are an extremely small rescue group, we understand and respect your familys eagerness to be in touch and learn as much as you can about the dogs you are considering adopting. Our very experienced and devoted trainer will be happy to share all aspects of OUR RESCUE DOGS to determine compatibility once youve submitted your application, and another of our volunteers will explain the whole process of our rescue and answer any questions you might have as well

If you’ve got the time and love to offer this extremely bright dog who can make you laugh for hours at his antics, PLEASE APPLY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A RESCUE DOG VILLAGE DOG AND GIVE ONE A HOME Our dogs deserve all that a committed family can offer. Make no mistake about it, this is one spectacular dog

ALL interested adopters MUST complete an application; agree to a ve

t 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.

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

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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 Years
Life Average
Sex Female
Weight 21-30lbs
Location West Monroe LA
Breed Corgi Terrier
Altered Yes
Fee All Shots + Transport – 500
Dogs Yes
House Yes
Energy Medium
Fence Yes
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Yes
Location Lower Alabama
Email rescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.