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RUDY AD 04-01-21


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 04-01-21  We would like to introduce Rudy, a very handsome Great Pyrenees mix, who has won everyone’s hearts in our rescue group. He is about 9 months old, and about 45 pounds so far, and has the most gorgeous, silky fur you’ll ever touch. Rudy has passed his physical with flying colors and is ready to continue his journey towards his forever home!

Rudy made his way to our southern rescue partner the same way so many others do: a kind-hearted person who tries to help when they just can’t turn a blind eye to a dog in need. Rudy’s mom was picked up by someone just like that. She may have been abandoned or, worse yet, been born a stray. In either case, she was in bad shape and, unfortunately, pregnant.  All too often, people neglect to spay or neuter their pets, exacerbating the already too large problem of these poor pups just struggling to survive another day.  This wonderful woman kept Rudy and his mom, but then decided to turn Rudy over so he could have a better life. He is now headed up north to find the loving family he very much deserves.

Rudy is said to be super sweet and very laid back. He starts off a bit reserved when he first meets someone, but then soon decides you are his best friend!  He gets along great with all the dogs he currently lives with, and seems to be OK with cats so far.  He loves the children in his foster home and enjoys chasing them around the yard. We always strongly suggest, however, that there is always an adult supervising when a new dog is introduced to other animals and children. Rudy is still very young though, and like most puppies, loves everyone and everything!

Researching breeds is important when deciding to add a new member to the family. Making sure the personality and characteristics of a particular breed will be compatible with your family will only make the transition smoother for everyone. Pyrs are mellow companions and vigilant guardians of the home and family. Frequently described as “majestic,” Great Pyrenees are big, immensely strong mountain dogs. These steadfast guardians usually exhibit a Zen-like calm, but they can quickly spring into action and move with grace and speed to meet a threat. The lush weatherproof coat is all white, or white with markings of beautiful shades of gray, tan, reddish-brown, or badger.

Rudy will most likely be a little larger when he is an adult. We think he will be a big teddy bear! He certainly has the calm and loving personality to welcome lots of hugs. He is a good boy, is very smart, and has great manners. His ideal home is flexible. He loves attention, and would be happy in most homes, as long as he is loved. Consider welcoming Rudy into your hearts and home. He will not disappoint as a new companion and family member!

Massachusetts Contacts

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

Rhode Island

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 DOB: 11-01-20
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Male
Weight 61-70lbs
Location Terryville CT
Breed Labrador RetrieverGreat Pyrenees Mix
Purebred Great Pyrenees
Altered No
Fee 450
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Yes
Energy Medium
Fence Yes
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Yes
Personality Rudy is super sweet and very laid back. He starts off a bit reserved when he first meets someone, but then soon decides you are his best friend! ..
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.