ADOPTED ON 12-10-16 – This beautiful little guy with the sweetest puppy eyes you have ever seen was left behind like garbage with his handsome brother and adorable sister at a rental house when some thoughtless tenants decided they weren’t worth keeping. They survived on their own for a while until a call came in and they were rescued. Unfortunately, they were in horrible shape. They were skinny, covered in fleas, and almost bald from a bad case of mange. No puppy should ever have to endure the discomfort of these parasites, and their personalities now are testament to what a sweet natured and loving pups they will be when they become a part of a family.
Sawyer is a 12 week old Vizsla Labr mix who just loves to wrestle and tumble around with his siblings. He is a bit shy at first, no wonder, after being deserted, but warms up quickly when given loving attention. Then he becomes a big furry lover. Sawyer is gentle, smart, and playful. So far, he gets along with everyone and all the other dogs at his foster home. He will be a big boy, but appears very smart and eager to please. He will be easy to train in his new home and will sure to be a joy to have around. Will you open your heart and home to Sawyer and add him to your family? He is so sweet he will not let you down!
Thanks to his hard-working foster family, he is healthy and growing fast. Our southern rescuers are the front line of angels that save our dogs, they give their time, money and most important, their hearts to the dogs they save. They work long hours to take care of all our dogs and give with their whole heart and truly loves each and every one of the dogs. They ask for nothing and RDVG is truly honored to work with such special people.
Sawyer is ready to slide right into your heart, do you have the requirements of a forever home of his own and endless love to celebrate her special qualities? Now all he needs is many years where he can continue to be a happy and loyal member of a family. Will you open your heart to him and give him the love he so deserves? In return, his companionship and friendship will be with you every day, rain or shine.
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|LAB QUICK FACTS
|IDEAL HUMAN COMPANIONS
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ABOUT THE BREED
Labs are healthy dogs and generally will live long lives of 10 to 14 years and are one of the most popular breeds in the USA because they are loyal, loving, affectionate and patient, making great family dogs. They are highly intelligent, good-natured, very willing and eager to please; they are among the top choices for service dog work. They love to play, especially in water, never wanting to pass up the opportunity for a good swim.
These lively dogs have an excellent, reliable, temperament and are friendly, superb with children and equable with other dogs. They crave human leadership and need to feel as though they are part of the family and are easily trained. This breed of dog is wonderful with people of all ages, and interacts well with children.
If a Lab has had plenty of exposure to other dogs, cats, and small animals, and has been trained, he’ll be friendly with other pets, too. They get along well with other dogs and can easily adapt to live with other small pets.
Not only loves kids, he enjoys the commotion they bring with them. He’ll happily attend a child’s birthday party, and even willingly wear a party hat. Like all dogs, however, he needs to be trained how to act around kids — and kids need to be taught how to act around the dog. As with every breed, you should always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party. No dog, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
The Lab is a wonderful family dog that gets along with all members both big and small, rarely are they aggressive. They are very loving and affectionate and are eagerly playful. Labs have a very positive temperament and get along with most strangers.
Lab loves to run, swim, and play with children and adults alike. They are extremely loyal to their owners, hard-working and are generally good-natured, originally a type of gun dog. Labs are extremely versatile and have been put to use in the following roles: hunting, guide dog for the blind, police k9, search and rescue, drug sniffing, retrieving, as well as tricks and competitive obedience.
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WHAT THE ADOPTION FEE PAYS FOR
|Worm Puppies Every 2 Weeks Till 12 Weeks
|Worm Every Month Till Six Months
|Pregnant & nursing momma’s wormed more
|After That Dogs should be wormed every three months
|Giardia Snap Test
|Office Visit Fee – at least five Visits
|Heart Worm Snap Test
|Parvo Snap Test
|Ear & Eye Medication
|Flea & Tick Medication
|Spay / Neuter
|Kennel Cough Booster
PUPPY BEHAVIOR, GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
PUPPIES 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.
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
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
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’
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.
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
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.
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Sayer’s story is a testament to what sweet natured and loving pup he is and will be when he becomes a part of a family
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- Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
- Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
- Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
- Children need to be taught how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children.
- No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.”
- Never let young children pick up a puppy or small dog. Instead, 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.
- Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs.
- Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
- Be prepared dogs will protect themselves
- 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
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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 onesmaking the decisions, not the dogs.
Schedule Feeding Time – Find your dog’s schedule so that you can work with that
- Feed your dog on a regular schedule time, always within a half hour of the time
Schedule Water – Help your dog bee successful
- 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.
Schedule Walking Time – Find your dog’s 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
One accident in the house, there is a urine smell that the dog detects 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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- Introducing Your Dog to a New Home
- Cesar’s House Rules
- How do I stop a dog from jumping?
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