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SHAYLA AD 05-29-21


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

ADOPTED ON 05-29-21 Every once in a while we come across a sweet pup whose sad situation and lonely existence breaks our hearts and that’s when our wonderful rescue angels jump into action.  This is the case with Shayla, a sweet, little girl who had been on her own, as far as anyone could tell, for most of her short life. Shayla had been spotted by several people roaming near a church, then by a restaurant about 5 miles in the opposite direction. It took a little bit of time, but someone was finally able to catch her. It was surprising that she had not been hit by a car, or been met with a worse fate. Shayla was skinny and covered with ticks, but finally safe, and in the care of people who would help her.

Spud loves Shayla, he is trying to get in the video too.
He will be posted soon.


An English Foxhound mix, Shayla approximate DOB is 01-19-21 and she around 25 lbs. She is a surprisingly happy-go-lucky little pup who has a tail that will not stop wagging. She seems to love attention, which is no wonder, having been all alone for some time. She has beautiful markings, and is an overall delight.

Shayla will be ready to come up from LA very soon in search of her forever home. When deciding on a breed that is a good fit for your family, doing some research beforehand will benefit everyone, including the new pup. The Foxhound is an affectionate, gentle and sociable breed. It is the epitome of what serious dog breeders strive for: beauty, balance, and utility, with grace and strength. These pack-oriented, scent-driven hounds are gentle and sociable, but are hard-wired to hunt, and are swift and powerful. We also recommend that children and new dogs never be left unsupervised, as both can be unpredictable in new situations.

Shayla had a rough start. How sad it must have been to be so young and all alone, no home or food, and with no one to love her. But that has not dimmed her spirit. She is a happy girl and will make a wonderful addition to an active family with children or a couple who enjoys hiking or day trips to the beach. Shayla deserves a house full of love and security, a place where she won’t have to worry about where her next meal is coming from, and a family that will keep her safe. We don’t want Shayla to have one more lonely day. Are you the family that Shayla is looking for?


Massachusetts Contacts
If you are from Massachusetts, we do not adopt to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption.  

Please contact Patricia Cabral or Mike Cahill for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt 

Cahill, Mike
Director, Animal Health

Cabral, Patricia
Shelter and Rescue Coordinator, Animal Health

Here is a link to the list of approved rescues

Rhode Island

If you are from Rhode Island, we do not adopt RI residents due to laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption.

All Dog and Cat rescues operating** in the state of Rhode Island are required to register with the Department of Environmental Management and to comply with Rules and Regulations Governing the Importation of Animals.This includes Rescues based outside of RI that are adopting/fostering dogs into or within Rhode Island

Please contact Marisa Coates for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt 

Marisa L. Coates
Veterinary Paramedic
Division of Agriculture
Animal Health Section
401-222-2781 x4515

List of Rhode registered rescues:

We go the extra mile for every dog and do whatever it takes to make sure that that dog finds happiness, we give 100% and more. It is what we enjoy doing and helps us wake up in the morning; we know that the dog is thankful we rescued them and thankful for their life. Finally, they will be forever remembered by our families that adopted them because they really rescued them.

See more “About the Breed”
At End of The Bio Below

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 01-19-21 ESTIMATED
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 21-30lbs
Location Terryville CT
Breed Labrador Retriever
Purebred English Fox Hound Mix
Altered No
Fee 450
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Yes
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Yes
Personality Kate is calmer then her littermate
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.