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RAMSEY AD 01-17-21


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 01-17-21: Meet Ramsey, a beautiful 4 month old Great Pyrenees/Karakachan mix who just joined our wonderful southern foster along with his brother Ramsey. These brothers had quite a rough start, but foster mom says they are very quickly adapting to “the good life” and will be ready for their forever homes very soon!

Their story is sadly a pretty common one. Irresponsible dog owners who do not take care of, nor care about their dogs enough to get them spayed. This owner’s female was purchased to watch his herd of goats and became pregnant. She had a litter of 8 puppies, and instead of finding them homes he decided to keep them locked in a cow trailer! They received no socialization with humans, no daylight, and no fresh air to run around and play in. This heartless man threw food into the dirty trailer for these pups, but as the weeks passed it became apparent that, due to their breed, they were going to be large dogs, and he knew he could not afford to feed them. Again, instead of trying to find them homes, he fed them less and less, until a kind neighbor began feeding them until he could get them help. It was only after the cruel owner confided in the neighbor that he planned to get someone to come over and “get rid of them” that the neighbor jumped into action. He found a rescue group willing to seize the puppies if the owner promised to spay the mother dog and this wonderful neighbor even offered to pay for it! It’s with the help of all the wonderful people out there that these precious pups are able to go on to live happy lives.

Several rescue groups stepped up to each take two puppies, and we are delighted to have Brady and Ramsey! Every day they are learning more and more to just be happy puppies. These boys are gorgeous. They have luxurious golden white fur and sweet faces. They now enjoy very much running and playing in the sunshine, and getting lots of human interaction and affection.

When choosing a breed that is right for your family, typical characteristics of that breed need to be considered. The Karakachen is an independent working dog, immensely loyal, and devoted to their masters, trying their best to protect their household at any cost. They have a strong smelling and hearing instinct that is instrumental in making them ideal guard dogs. Though not aggressive while guarding their livestock, these territorial dogs display a highly reserved nature while confronting strangers. Apart from their compatibility with children of the family with whom they are brought up, they will also be able to mingle with other smaller pets if socialized well socialized.

Frequently described as “majestic,” Great Pyrenees are big, immensely strong mountain dogs standing as high as 32 inches at the shoulder and often tipping the scales at more than 100 pounds. These steadfast guardians usually exhibit a Zen-like calm, but they can quickly spring into action and move with grace and speed to meet a threat. The lush weatherproof coat is all white, or white with markings of beautiful shades of gray, tan, reddish-brown, or badger. They are smart, patient, and calm. The Great Pyrenees is an immensely powerful working dog bred to deter sheep-stealing wolves and other predators on snowy mountaintops. Pyrs today are mellow companions and vigilant guardians of home and family.

Ramsey is confident, handsome, graceful, strong, gentle, intelligent, dedicated, loyal and protective. He is a very happy dog that loves all things human and canine, he fits the definition of the breed perfectly, loyal, friendly, smart, courageous, protective but always under control. During our time with this exceptional dog we have been amazed at his gentleness and his absolute commitment to his people and their needs. We have found that Ramsey above all else to be easy to love, a sweetness that is unrivaled and a beauty that is obvious both externally and internally.

Ramsey needs an experienced family, access to a large yard, long walks or runs and an active family that have owned or experience with dogs over 100 lbs. As an adult, his breed requires a confident, experienced owner, one who will gain his respect and understands his independent nature.

Ramsey and Brady loves attention, they are active and playful and will make a wonderful companion. He would do well in a house with a large yard and children they can run and play with. Brady and Ramsey have come so far and deserve a loving home where they are safe, have a warm bed, and are considered part of the family. Will you open your heart and home to Brady and Ramsey?

The Great Pyrenees is a naturally nocturnal breed. Since many predatory animals are nocturnal, this adaptation better enables the breed to guard farms and homes against potential threats in the night. He needs enough exercise to keep him lean and healthy, but not so much that their soft growing bones, joints, and ligaments become over-stressed and damaged. They need to stay in shape, but not in hot or humid weather for fear of overheating.


This dog cannot be adopted 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

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 DOB: 08-01-20
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Male
Weight 61-70lbs, 71-80lbs, 81-90lbs, 91-up
Location Terryville CT
Breed Golden Retriever
Altered Yes
Fee 450
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Experienced Owners
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Yes
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Learning
Personality Ramsey needs to stay in shape, but not in hot or humid weather for fear of overheating. His family needs to be able to meet his needs.
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.