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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


Quite often we are met with the task of re-homing pups because of situations beyond anyone’s control. Though it is a heart-breaking ordeal, no one feels the trauma more than the dog because they just don’t understand why it is happening. We do our best to find a new forever home for these special pups, so they may never have to go through that twice. This is the case with Spud, a beautiful Hybrid Retriever, who will begin yet another journey to find a new family who will be the best and, hopefully, the last.


Spud was dropped off at the end of a road as a very young puppy. Lucky for him, there was a wonderful elderly couple close by that took him in and cared for him. Very quickly though, as Spud grew, it became painfully obvious that he was a danger to the elderly gentleman. This kind man was very feeble and Spud was a rambunctious puppy. Fearing he would be knocked over and have a serious fall, the couple reached out to our southern rescue partners to help them find Spud a new home. They were heartbroken, but they knew it was necessary.

Spud is a happy-go-lucky guy who loves to be active all day long. When he is happy his tail wags his whole body! He is great with children and would be up for the challenge of keeping up with them! He is a big boy, about 40 lbs. so far, and will get bigger, so a family with an active lifestyle of hiking, beach-going, and all-around fun would be perfect for this guy.

When determining what breed is right for your family, it is wise to do some research so that everyone involved, including your new pup, is happy with the decision. A Hybrid Retriever is an affectionate and impressively smart dog. Well-suited for life with children and other dogs, he loves learning and performing new tasks, and are a real pleasure to train, even for the less experienced owner. They respond best to positive reinforcement, and to calm and consistent training. They are agile and energetic, eager to please their owner, and are known for their impressive memories.

Spud got lucky once, and is now homeless once again. He is in good hands right now, but would love a real forever home to call his own. This sweet boy has had enough disappointment in his short life and deserves the very best family. If you think Spud would be a good fit for your family he promises a lifetime of fun, love, and adventure!


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 01-14-21 ESTIMATED
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Male
Weight 31-40 lbs, 41-50lbs
Location Terryville CT
Breed Hybrid RetrieverHybrid Retriever
Purebred Hybrid Retriever
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 Spud is a happy-go-lucky guy who loves to be active all day long.    
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.