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SHELDON AD 01-17-20


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. 

ADOPTION DATE: 01-17-20:  Four beautiful puppies dumped on a back road by careless humans. Just another sad story heard all too often. Luckily, the ending is often happy; a big-hearted person drives by, sees the box of puppies, and brings them to a shelter, where they can wait for their forever homes to adopt them.

This is the case for Sheldon and his three siblings. Just born in July, someone thought it was a good idea to drop them off on a back road to fend for themselves. Too often, these people think this is the “best thing”, that someone will pick them up or they will survive on their own. This is just not the case. They are exposed to the weather, wild animals, and they just do not know how to take care of themselves. Sheldon and his siblings are Basset Hound mixes, but one thing is for sure: the level of cuteness is unbelievable!

Sheldon is a social puppy, like his three siblings, and enjoys playtime with them. He has not displayed any strong likes or dislikes yet as he is still developing his own personality. He is a playful, young puppy and would do well with yard play.  True to the breed’s appearance, this fawn-colored young male loves his life and is totally delightful, playful and an absolute great puppy. Pull up a chair and let him go, he will have you in stitches all the time with his little antics!”

This clownish guy with his gorgeous gold bright coloring and puppy dog eyes, is sure to steal away the hearts of anyone who meets him. Sheldon is a healthy, happy puppy so really all there is to say about him is that he enjoys playing, playing, and more playing. He loves tumbling around with his brothers and sister and playing with his toys. All that is missing is a family to call his own. Take a look at Sheldon, and consider welcoming him into your home, and giving him the warm, loving home he deserves.

ABOUT THE BREED: The Basset Hound fits perfectly into family life with its sweet, peaceful and gentle nature. These dogs are well behaved and always friendly. They are not aggressive to people and other animals. They will happily welcome your guests with a tail wag.

If you’re looking for an easy dog to groom, then they may be right for you. They make a good family dogs since Basset Hounds are friendly with all even intruders. Nothing is as better as curling up with your Basset Hound at the end of the day.

Note: Our puppies are kept in a sterile environment until
they have all three of their DHLPP’s vaccinations

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: 07-30-19
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Male
Weight 0-20lbs
Location Dallas TX
Breed Basset Hound
Purebred Mix
Altered No
Fee 450
RDV # RDV895
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Learning
Leash Learning
Car Yes
Personality Pull up a chair and let him go, he will have you in stitches all the time with his little antics!"
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.