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TESS AD 01-16-16


ADOPTED ON 01-16-16 – Tess is as laid back as they come, she has never met a stranger and gets along great with adults and children. She adores the attention she gets from humans and will follow you from room to room just to be by your side. She did excellent while being introduced to the other dogs in her foster home and let them sniff her and let each dog welcome her into the pack.  She enjoys playing chase with the other labs in the foster home and when she has had a full day of fun and the sun, she appreciates lounge time on the deck in the sun or in her big dog bed. She has not been cat tested, but did not show much interest in a cat that passed by when she was being walked on leash. She is an excellent walking companion; she can go at a decent speed or a laid back stroll, she can pace her stride to whatever her human chooses.  She rides freely in the car and looks out the window to see a world that she is discovering every day.  She does fine in a crate but there is not much reason for her to be crated in her current foster home.Face02-TESS_06

Tess stole her southern fosters’ heart the first time she saw her at the Winnsboro Dog Pound. She was taken by her beautiful soft sweet golden eyes. Her sweet unique Weimaraner eyes whispered “thank you” to her. When Patricia went to the pound to walk the dogs, she took her from the little cage she was in to go for a walk, Tess was very grateful. She knew that Tess would make some wonderful family a great addition to their home. Her foster family is devoted to Tess and tells us that “if she didn’t have so many, she is the type dog she would keep forever!

Tess was on the put to sleep list at the Winnsboro, LA dog pound. When she was picked up by animal control, she did have a litter of puppies, but unfortunately we could not find them.   She is an absolute sweetheart of a dog, and we promised her we would help her find the forever home she deserves.  She is an approximately 2 year old Lab/ Weimaraner mix, she is spayed and weighs 51 lbs.


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. 

The ideal home for Tess would be one with lots of human interaction. She needs a large outdoor play area and a great big dog bed to lay in at night. Patricia tells us that Tess needs a family that will take her on long walks, play with her, and tell her that they are grateful to have her. She needs a family that will want to spend lots of time with her and would love another dog of her same temperament and activity level to have as a companion. As we mentioned she has not been cat tested, but showed little interest in a cat that crossed her path, so a home with a cat may be a possibility.

Just as with children, there’s no deceiving a dog — they read you instantly! Can’t pretend you care if you don’t. Tess is eager to be by your side, she will happily do anything with her family. Dogs know when they are rescued and have a powerful need to please. It is very important that as rescuers we look for that ideal family that will give her what we know she deserves to have and that is a family that wants to make a difference to a deserving dog.

Weimaraner’s are very intelligent and sensitive these dogs that love human companionship. They are at their happiest when amongst humans and a member of the family. Many pet owners do mention that they’re just like humans in the way they think about problems. They are a very special breed of dogs and most fall in love with them because they have such human characteristics. But, most will love their dependence on human companionship which is exceptionally strong among these dogs, and the fact that they will give so much unconditional love and affection for the family. They’ll lie at your feet or follow you through the house.

Weimaraner’s are house dogs (like most dogs). They’re temperamentally unsuited to living in a kennel or being kept in the backyard with little human interaction. They are independent thinkers and once trained, the Weimaraner is a versatile dog who can be an up-close-personal companion and be a fine family friend. The typical Weimaraner is friendly, fearless, alert, and obedient, all traits that make the dog an excellent companion and watchdog

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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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
1ST DHPP Giardia Snap Test BloodTests Office Visit Fee – at least five Visits
2ND DHPP Heart Worm Snap Test Antibiotics Health Certificate
3RD DHPP Parvo Snap Test Ear & Eye Medication Skin Scraping
Bordetalla Fecal Test Flea & Tick Medication Transport
Rabies Ear Test X-Rays Spay / Neuter
Kennel Cough Booster Eye Test Dewormer Collars
Leptospirosis Corona Booster HW Pills Head Cones



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

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  • weight: 55 – 75 pounds
  • height: 21 – 24 inches
  • life expectancy 10 – 14 years


  • Families
  • Hunters and fishermen
  • Runners and bicyclists
  • Campers and hikers
  • Outdoor sportspeople


  • Easygoing pal
  • Mellow and gentle
  • Patient with children
  • Broad, clean-cut head
  • Pendant (hanging) ears
  • Short, thick, weather-proof coat
  • Natural retrieving skills
  • Fun-loving and free-spirited


  • Black
  • Yellow
  • Silver
  • Chocolate


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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.


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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?


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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 10-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 51-60lbs
Location Winnsboro LA
Breed Black Lab / Weimaraner
Altered Yes
Fee All Shots + Transport – 450
RDV # RDV605
Dogs Yes
Children All Ages
House Yes
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Yes
Personality Tess enjoys playing chase, loves lounging on the deck in the sun.
Organization Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
Name Kris
Phone 860.940.3350
Location Preston, CT
Email rescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
Facebook Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
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