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RUGER AD 03-31-18


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 year. COMING TO CT SOON

ADOPTED ON 03-31-18 – Ruger is one of our newest rescues, an adorable two year old Chihuahua with a beautiful black coat and sparkling personality.  Nothing is known about his past, although it is a safe assumption that he found himself a suddenly unwanted pet; something that happens all too often in the south. Perhaps dumped on a back road, or just neglected until he wandered away, Ruger was lucky to be found by a rescue group that has taken him in and begun smothering him with love and attention. He has started blossoming into a wonderful little dog!

Ruger is low-maintenance. He likes to take one or two short walks a day and enjoy some playtime as well, but otherwise, he is content snuggling on the couch with his foster mom. She says he is quite the love bug. He seems to get along just fine with the five house cats and the other foster dogs that live with him. So far he has been a gentleman with foster mom’s young grandchildren. In fact, he loves when they play with him and throw his chew toys.  Ruger enjoys taking rides in the car, too.

This little guy is a delight and would make a wonderful addition to any family. Whether he is joining a family with kids, other dogs, or taking the role as “only child” Ruger promises to deliver lots of love and companionship. All he needs in return is plenty of the same!

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.

What the Adoption Fee Pays For


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Age DOB: 03-01-16
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Male
Weight 41-50lbs, 51-60lbs
Location Winnsboro LA
Breed Chihuahua
Altered Yes
Fee 450
RDV # RDV836
Dogs Yes
Children All Ages
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Yes
Personality Ruger is an adorable Chihuahua with a sparkling personality
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.