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SKYE AD 01-17-15


ADOPTED ON 01-17-15 – FROM THE NORTHERN FOSTER: Skye is a very sweet girl. When she first came off transport from Louisiana to Connecticut, she was very nervous. However, this is completely normal for a dog after she arrived in the north to her foster home; it didn’t take her long and she quickly became relaxed. She entered the home using the doorway with no problem.   Her foster says she is very inquisitive and likes to explore each room, but only when her humans or another one of the dogs enter first. Her sweet nature was apparent on the first day when she saw a tissue and began to check it out; once the foster corrected her and gently removed it from her mouth she was absolutely fine with this.

Skye Is In a Foster Home in Canton, CT

Skye was introduced to each of her foster mother’s dogs one at a time.  She met the most dominant of the pack first and once they established the pack order, they play and snuggle up together when they sleep.  She is currently best buds with her foster’s other three dogs.

Skye is excellent in crate; she is crated when no one is home and at night, she does not make a peep. She finds security in the crate, and has been going in on her own to take naps. She rides freely in the car and did very well, she enjoys going for rides. She loves people! She wags her tail when her foster parents come home and is very sweet with their three year old daughter. She loves playing with other dogs and humans, in the yard she plays with the other dogs and then plays ball with her foster Mom and Dad.  She is still working on learning her name, and really aims to please her humans. She was a little weary of stairs at first, but has gradually learned to go up them slowly. She is currently not a fan of being picked up and carried as this is a little scary to her. With some love, patience and consistence we are confident she will learn to associate this as a positive experience. However, she does enjoy curling up in a ball to take a nap in her human’s lap! She has done very well so far with housetraining, no accidents!

The ideal home for Skye would be a loving home and as with all rescue dogs that go to a new home, a family who would be patient as she learns new things would be helpful. Due to her experience during the first part of her life that was not very loving and friendly, a family would continue to understand how to help her build trust would be beneficial but not required. She is an incredibly sweet dog and submissive to other dogs. She would love to have a home with another dog or dogs to play with, as she is very dog social. She really loves children and is very sweet with them.  Her foster Mom says she is the type of dog who just knows she was “saved” and wants to give all the love and affection in the world to her humans. Showing her that “Life is Good” will be a worthwhile experience.

FROM THE SOUTHERN FOSTER:  Someone must have dumped or abandoned this sweet girl because no one came looking for her, she is in excellent health, HW negative.  The shelter she was in had a 100% kill rate just a year ago, but because a volunteer has gained the trust of the officials and made it her mission to save every dog that is unclaimed, they usually give the dogs and extra week of time.  On the day she was scheduled to be euthanized someone hit the share button on Facebook and it got the attention of our founder. Instead of being euthanized that day, she was on her way to a foster home and scheduled for spay surgery.

 1 Year Old       Female            Airedale Mix               Approximately 36 Lbs.

Skye is super sweet and very inquisitive. She loves hearing kind words and getting her belly rubbed. This dog is an absolute gem and just wants to be part of the pack. She enjoys playing with the other dogs in her foster home. She has not currently been around cats.  She is not fully house trained, but has learned to use her foster Mom’s pet door after she only showed once. It only took her 5 minutes to figure this out, she is very intelligent! She does excellent on a leash and excellent in the crate.  The lady at the pound said she did fine around her grandchildren. Her current foster has no children, but feels that because she is so mild mannered she would do fine in home with children.  She does great in the car!

Skye’s ideal home would have a fenced in yard where she could run and play. She would love to have another dog to play with and burn off energy.  She would also do well in a home with children she is mild mannered, and very friendly. She is one of those dogs you can tell knows she was saved. She loves lots of love and attention, give her lots of toys, and a dog bed where she can dream about how happy her new life will be.

Showing her that “Life is Good” will be a worthwhile experience.

ABOUT THE BREED     A Comic with a Heart

Height                    Females 22 – 23 inches (56 – 58 cm)
Weight:                  Females 40 – 45 pounds (18 – 20 kg)

The Airedale personality has many facets including words such as comical, comedian, brave, intelligent, loyal, and probably a few others.  If you like a Robin Williams kind of dog — a comedian prone to anything-for-a-laugh antics an Airedale is just your kind of dog. Add intelligence, an endearing bearded face, a hunter’s heart, and a guard dog’s spirit, and you have a breed with many advantages. They are friendly to family and friends. A true family dog, the Airedale loves attention from all people, will enjoy running and playing with children by day, and curling up for a belly rub with parents by night. The Airedale coat is hard, dense and wiry, with a softer undercoat, and comes in both tan and black and tan and grizzle.


Worm Puppies Every 2 Weeks Till 12 Weeks Worm Every Month Till Six Months Pregnant & nursing momma’s wormed more After That Dogs should be wormed every three months
1ST DHPP Giardia Snap Test BloodTests Office Visit Fee – at least five Visits
2ND DHPP Heart Worm Snap Test Antibiotics Health Certificate
3RD DHPP Parvo Snap Test Ear & Eye Medication Skin Scraping
Bordetalla Fecal Test Flea & Tick Medication Transport
Rabies Ear Test X-Rays Spay / Neuter
Kennel Cough Booster Eye Test Dewormer Collars
Leptospirosis Corona Booster HW Pills Head Cones


Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.

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Click the expand button in the lower right corner of each video to view full-screen. See Cesar Millan’s tips on dog behavior.



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  • Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
  • Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
  • Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
  • Children need to be taught how to how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children.
  • No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.”
  • Never let young children pick up a puppy or small dog. Instead, make them sit on the floor with the dog in their lap. Pay attention to the dog’s body language, and put him safely in his crate if he appears to be unhappy or uncomfortable with the child’s attention.
  • Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs.
  • Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
  • Be prepared dogs will protect themselves
  • Most important, it is your responsibility to make sure that your children and the dog are supervised at all times and safe. You cannot leave it up to the dog, the dog is an animal and will behave like an animal. They rely on us to guide and protect them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.



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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 1 Year
Life Average 12-15 Years
Sex Female
Weight 31-40 lbs
Location Canton CT
Breed Airdale Lab Mix
Altered Yes
Fee All Shots + Transport – 450
RDV # RDV524
Dogs Yes
Children All Ages
House Yes
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Yes
Personality Skye loves hearing kind words, getting her belly rubbed, an absolute gem
Organization Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
Name Kris
Phone 860.940.3350
Location Preston, CT
Email rescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
Facebook Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
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