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SMIDGON AD 07-15-17


ADOPTED ON 07-15-17 – 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.

Smidgon was found wandering the streets of Louisiana; thankfully, a kind woman that could not walk away from this baby boy, took him home and took care of him, even though she didn’t want to keep him. She was hoping that she could meet someone that would want such a sweet baby.  The woman remembered a rescuer that fostered for a northern rescue. Even when a rescue is full, somehow, they make room for one more.

Left to fend for himself, where was him mom, any siblings – we can’t even imagine how terrified little baby Smidgon was.  We don’t know anything about his previous health history at this point, when he was rescued, he was only eight weeks. His foster Mom wormed him for four days and he has had his first vaccination; he will be followed up with two more vaccinations three weeks apart before he can come north.

Smidgon was placed with other dogs at the foster home, they welcomed him with plenty of play bows and licks. He started to eat on a regular basis, given some funny tasting stuff that made his belly feel better. His foster mom asked him to take it and told him it was for worms, he started to feel better in just a day. Smidgon knew that his foster mom was going to make sure that he will never have to wonder about alone and left on the streets again.

Smidgeon’s mom tells us warmly that he is just a little fuzzy bundle of joy at this point. He’s very playful and loves to play chase your mop or broom or whatever else that you have that he can try to attack and play with. He loves to be held, cuddled and of course, lots of kisses. He is loving life and now that he is feeling better, he is making up for lost time, learning to play and smile.

As with all puppies, Smidgeon will need lots of exercise several times a day to keep his mind occupied so that he won’t get bored. He also needs lots of two toys available so that he can occupy himself and not find things that you don’t approve of, at this age, chew toys are very important.  Without plenty of exercise, puppies tend to get into more trouble because they get bored. With plenty of exercise a puppy is a joy and pleasure to be around.

Smidgeon loves to wrestle and play with all dogs of all sizes. He doesn’t care if they are puppies or cats or big dogs at this point he just loves everything and everyone and wants to play with anyone who is willing. This little guy loves children and has the same energy as children would be great for him. Of course his new family parents need to always supervise the children with any dog so that no one gets hurt him. He loves kids and children that are old enough to know how to respect a puppy are very good for this age dog to bond with.

Smidgeon needs to be fed a nutritious puppy food for almost the entire first year of his life so his bones and organs can develop properly. He can eat any type of nutritious puppy food. In order to keep a baby pup safe, his mom has trained him to use puppy pads here because he cannot be on the ground until he is fully vaccinated. He is always put in a crate in the car just for his safety and he has no problem with it. Smidgeon has not been able to be on a leash because he cannot be on the ground yet.

We all know that puppies need a lot of attention; therefore, he needs a family who is willing to spend lots of time with him teaching him the things he needs to know and giving him plenty of exercise so he can grow up and mature properly. He will make a lucky family excellent family companion.

We always like to see our puppies in a nice fenced backyard if at all possible but it is not a requirement as long as he is exercised several times a day–because puppies require much more attention and outside activity that a grown mature older dog does. A family that is active would be great for him to grow up learning that not all humans throw there dogs away. A family that jogs and children are a bonus in a family with the dog this young because they bond so quickly.

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: 03/16/17
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Male
Weight 0-20lbs, 21-30lbs
Location Winnsboro LA
Breed Mountain Cur
Purebred St Bernard
Altered Yes
Fee 450
RDV # RDV783
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Yes
Personality Smidgeon’s mom tells us warmly that he is just a little fuzzy bundle of joy
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.