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RUTHIE AD 06-04-17


ADOPTED ON 06-04-17 – Ruthie and Packer have been in rescue for a while and their medical expenses to feed and keep them updated on vaccinations prevent us from taking in other new dogs that need us desperately. We want to keep them together because that is best for them, that sometimes can keep dogs in rescue longer. Read their story, what would you do? If you can’t donate, we certainly understand. However, could you pretty please cross-post this message to just one other person that might be able to help?



CLICK HERE to link to donate, it is easy to use and we will continue to do updates on all the dogs till they are in their fur-ever home.

Dragging yourself to the door, your stomach rumbles and grumbles as you picture the bland frozen burrito you’re going to nuke for dinner. Your ankles are sore; you have a dull headache after your traffic-jam ride home from a long day at work. Yeah, the day got you down, the day knocked you out, but suddenly you unlock the door and your mood zooms sky-high as there’s a loving dog waiting for you. Her tail is wagging and she feels compelled to carry her toys in her mouth—such a cute habit. She is proud of the toy in her mouth when she comes enthusiastically toward you, it may be her way of telling you,”Hey, look what I got for you!”


Their struggle of near death twice, is a true rescue story that reaches the hearts of those that rescue our dogs and give them their forever ending. 

That is Ruthie, she is the first one that greets everyone and wants to get your attention—she wants to give you a full day of affection in ONE minute. She is devoted to those that take care of her and she wants to make sure that she lets you know how much she appreciates your companionship. Ruthie is the kind of dog that will be your buddy, she likes dogs but it is obvious that she loves humans. Foster mom tells us over and over that she is just a real good dog that loves life and kids—as long as the kids are respectful of how they treat animals.  She loves to snuggle and be the center of your attention.

Ruthie You See Loves To Love….
And Hopes Someone Else Will Love Her As Much!

Ruthie didn’t wish to be born, she was thrust into a world where there are too many dogs and not enough homes.  She lived a life of not being wanted, loved or taken care. She had to learn how to catch food to eat, alone, scared, and battled with other animals that saw her as dinner—she was rescued with an old injury—she wasn’t even 6 months old.

Ruthie, and her brother Packer, were picked up by a local shelter and had run out of time—till a soft spoken woman who had a gentle touch, spoke with a tender kind voice, noticed her, scooped her up in her loving arms and took her to her home. There she was given a bath, medication for her injury, vaccinated, wormed, a meal every day, and put with other happy dogs to play with day after day. She learned that there is love and sunshine in life. Her hair has grown over her injury and her heart has learned how to wake up and love.

Ruthie foster mom describes her as a nice size dog, has a moderate energy level, been spayed, is great with all the other dogs at the foster ranch; in addition, she is very good with small puppies. She is also great with her grandchildren, has no food issues and she commented that she noticed that even though she does not have any cats, Ruthie is so mild natured that she believes with the right supervision and correction, Ruthie will do just about anything she is asked to do. She rides great in the car—but she is crated for safety reasons; does well in the crate and is does reasonable well on a leash.

Ruthie is a very laid-back dog and her foster expresses with warmth in her voice, that she is one of the sweetest little lab mixes she has ever fostered. She loves to be touched and show you she loves you and in a very gentle way, she will welcome you and give you hugs—it is amazing that she gives without hesitation—that must come from her heart and soul.

Ruthie needs daily walks, nothing major, a yard with a fence would be ideal where she can run free and feel safe, chase balls or sit in the sun and watch the birds. She would appreciate a family that would spend time with her, another dog would be nice but not necessary. Ruthie is a true companion for an active family or a retired couple. Her playful happy energy will make a wonderful playmate for a family with kids and she would be a perfect companion to another dog. She likes to be with her humans, get plenty of belly rubs, and have a nice warm bed and cuddle up with you wherever you are.

This adorable girl is looking for a loving family that will dote on her and treat her as she deserves–a lifetime cherished member. Our rescue works from our hearts for our dogs; it is the least we can do for them because they deserve nothing less. We owe it to our dogs that the wonderful people who stand to be the last chapter of their rescue and the first chapter of their new forever lives deserve her.

If you have an urge to have an instant best friend that is always glad to see you and easily maintained, you really should give this wonderful girl a look. Ruthie just needs someone who will love her and give her the attention she deserves.

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.


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: 11/28/15
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 31-40 lbs
Location Harwinton CT
Breed Black Lab
Purebred Sweet & Gentle
Altered Yes
Fee 450
RDV # RDV738
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Yes
Personality Ruthie loves to be touched and show you she loves you and in a very gentle way, she will welcome you and give you hugs—it is amazing that she gives without hesitation—that must come from her heart and soul.
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.