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SAVANNA AD 08-22-18


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. 

ADOPTED ON 08-22-18 – Savanna is a little sweetie. She loves to raise cane with other dogs but really likes being with people. She loves kids no matter how big or small. She is crated trained and house trained. She is frisky and will initiate play if you get her going. She is also crate trained to eat and will wait patiently for her meal. She likes to take the blankets out of the crate and bring them outside if you are not paying attention. I believe she would be a great addition to any family. She is just a sweet cuddly girl.

Our girl kicked her past in the behind and never looked back. Today this young lady is absolutely happy, funny to a fault and just the right amount of mischievousness. This young lady knocked our socialization and training programs right out of the park, we are pretty sure she manipulated the system but she is not talking. To say that Savanna is smart, trainable, social and fun would be gross understatements to say the least. This girl is something very, very special!

Savanna’s ideal home will be one where she can get the physical and mental exercise required for a puppy; there are many happy memories in her future! This eager to please little bundle is completely healthy. She has a moderate level of activity and ready to lay next to the side of his humans and just hang out. Her tail wags furiously when any attention is given to her. We want her to just be a dog and play, romp, frolic and enjoy life to the fullest. That should not be hard, after all — she’s intensely smart. For this deserving dog, we want to make sure he will have both in his daily life– we aren’t settling for anything less.

That ideal home will also have a lot of time to devote to Savanna and understand that perfection is possible, but that it doesn’t happen overnight. Any new rescue dog requires time, patience and understanding. One that has the added baggage of rescue and an unfortunate past requires even more of all the above, but as we’ve found with all the dogs in our care once they’re re-homed, they also tend to offer more generous servings of commitment, loyalty, companionship and devotion for they sense deep gratitude at being loved and feel obligated to show it in every interaction. That’s true for Savanna who is just as precious as she can be and eager, ready and waiting to be part of your family! Already she’s learning commands and responding well to this new vibe of life and love that she’s been introduced to. Savanna is supremely sweet and such a special dog!

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: 12-23-17
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 31-40 lbs
Location Terryville CT
Breed Golden Retriever
Purebred GS Mix
Altered No
Fee 450
RDV # RDV867
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Yes
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Yes
Personality Her tail wags furiously when any attention is given to her. We want her to just be a dog and play, romp, frolic and enjoy life to the fullest.
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.