ADOPTED 03-10-12 –  LOUIE’S story began when a nice volunteer contacted PAWS of NE LA (a southern rescue partner of Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.) to check on a neighborhood stray who had been picked up by animal control and taken to the local pound.   She said the little dog was less than a year old and loved everyone on her street but people were worried he would be run over so the dogcatcher was called.  The lady arrived home from work to find the pup unconscious on her porch with a dart in his shoulder!!  We have no idea why the ACO felt the need to dart this friendly, loving young dog!  The lady contacted animal control to let them know she had the dog and their dart and they came back out a few hours later.  She then emailed PAWS and asked them to please check in on “Louie” at the pound.  The PAWS rescue coordinator went to the shelter the next day and quickly spotted the happy hound mix with a dart wound on his side.

Louie is extremely FRIENDLY , LOVING young dog. Take a look at these short videos to see how charming he is at an offsite adoption at Petco on November 26th !!”


Despite his ordeal, he would prance up to the kennel gate to greet any passersby, just begging for a chance at a home.  Thanks to a great relationship between PAWS volunteers (who put in a good word for the cute fella) and the shelter workers, Louie was put up for adoption after his 7 day stray hold.  He lingered in the adoptable section for 5 weeks at a “high kill” pound, longer than any other dog at the shelter.  He likely got overlooked because he was too big for people searching for small dogs, not big enough for people wanting a big dog, too old for puppy adopters but not old enough for those wanting an adult dog….while all the volunteers thought Louie was PERFECT, sadly potential adopters kept passing him by.

His time eventually ran out and thankfully an awesome PAWS foster mom agreed to let Louie come live with her until his forever home could be found.   Louie is learning all about potty and crate training in foster care and loves playing with other dogs and kids.  He walks well on leash and loves everyone he meets.  He was even thrilled to go to the vet for his neutering and shots after leaving the shelter!  Louie is now neutered, current on all vaccines, heartworm negative and on monthly prevention.  This special pup definitely deserves a fabulous forever home for the Holidays!


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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: 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.

Age 11 Months
Life Average
Sex Male
Weight 0-20lbs, xydac-null
Location South Portland ME
Breed Terrier/Hound
Altered Yes
Fee 0 Includes Transportaton
Children All Ages, xydac-null
House Yes
Energy Medium, xydac-null
Fence Helpful, xydac-null
Crate Yes, xydac-null
Leash Yes, xydac-null
Car Yes, xydac-null

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