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JOJO AD 09-09-21


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 09-09-21: We are so excited to have this little sweetheart and her sister with us and cannot wait to find them forever homes! It is unimaginable to think that at only 5 weeks old they were abandoned, left to fend for themselves, basically left to die, because no 5 week old puppy can survive alone. What kind of person can take innocent puppies and dump them? It’s heartbreaking to think about, but then we remember the wonderful people (and luckily there are lots of them!) who tirelessly help all these pups every day and we are encouraged once again.



JoJo is a 4 month old Lab Cur mix with the most beautiful grayish brown fur that is speckled black all over. With her floppy ears and her big, white paws, she is just stunning. Add to that, JoJo has what’s called a “cracked” or “glass” left eye, (Curs can often have a blue eye, or sometimes just a small spot) adding to her beauty.

JoJo and her sister, Katie, were abandoned at a church at only 5 weeks old. Luckily, the rural mail carrier saw them there and contacted a local rescue about them.  Thinking twice, she was so concerned about them being left alone for even one more minute, the mail lady just temporarily abandoned her mail route and drove the pups to safety. She mentioned to the rescue that “her boss was gonna kill her if he found out what she did, but that she just had to get the pups to a safe place”.  Thanks to people like her, they are now safe, well-fed, and happy, and ready to begin their journey toward a loving new home.

JoJo is approximately 20-25 lbs right now, but will be a medium to large dog when she is full grown. It is important to research breeds when considering a new addition to your family to ensure that everyone, including the dog, is happy, prepared, and confident in the decision. Everyone knows the Labrador is the number one breed chosen as a family pet.  Labs are famously friendly, outgoing, and high-spirited companions who have more than enough affection to go around for a family looking for a medium-to-large dog. They are companionable housemates who bond with the whole family, and they socialize well with other dogs and humans alike. But don’t mistake his easy going personality for low energy: The Lab is an enthusiastic athlete that requires lots of exercise, like swimming and marathon games of fetch, to keep physically and mentally fit.

The Cur is an intelligent and strong-willed breed. They are bred to be working dogs and are excellent hunters.  Curs are courageous fighters and extremely smart, deeming them wonderful watchdogs and protectors. Both breeds are good with other dogs and children. We always strongly suggest, however, that no dog is ever left unsupervised with children or other family pets until everyone is completely acclimated to the change in the home.

Foster mom says that JoJo is super sweet and very smart. She also happens to be very fond of water! Whether she is swimming in it, getting herself under a faucet, or splashing in the kiddie pool, JoJo is absolutely thrilled! She loves getting sprinkled with the water hose, too. That is the Lab in her, right down to her webbed feet. JoJo is extremely playful. So far, she can sit on command and come to a whistle. She has already learned not to jump on people, too. She has lots of energy so an active home would be best for her. It appears that life with JoJo will be nothing short of a great time!

JoJo deserves a loving home and, in return, will bring you many years of love and companionship. Please consider opening your heart and home to this wonderful girl!


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


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 03-28-21 ESTIMATED
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 0-20lbs, 21-30lbs
Location Winnsboro LA
Breed Catahoula Cur
Purebred Labrador Retriever Mix
Altered Yes
Fee 450
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Yes
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Yes
Personality Foster mom says that JoJo is super sweet and very smart. She also happens to be very fond of water!
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.