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SUNNY 08-01-11


VICTIM DISTEMPER 08-01-11 – Today, we can’t find words, only hurt for that sweet baby that we lost to distemper.  The hardest part is not being there to hold him and tell him he was loved  as he went to the bridge.  SUNNY was named because he brings the sun to all who meet him. He came in as a stray from animal control to the Ouachita Parish Shelter in West Monroe, LA.  He was not claimed by an owner,  has just been neutered and is getting all his tests done to make sure he is healthy.  Foster mom has introduced him to all of her pack and a kitty, he did fine. He likes to doze in his crate and is one happy pup to be out of the shelter.

Sunny’s foster mom said he is a “super sweet pup” with a moderate energy level.  This is somewhat low for a puppy…Sunny is a pretty chilled out guy. Like most puppies, he loves to play; he is great because he will play with other dogs, by himself or with toys. Most dogs play with one or the other but Sunny will keep himself entertained and that is an awesome characteristic in a dog.

SUNNY is extremely lovable and gets along wonderfully well with other dogs and horses.
Take a look at this video & see how charming he is!!”     SUNNY VIDEO

He loves to cuddle up and be petted but like most rescue dogs, the trauma they have experienced takes time to heal and  right now, he is not sure about being held and will just freeze or lay flat on the ground if you try to pick him up.  He is just so easy, he really loves going for walks, is good on the leash and very food motivated and easily trainable.

When he meets other dogs, his mom describes him as “passive” but after he has had a chance to check them out, he becomes playful and is comfortable around them. It is hard to know what this little guy has experienced in his very short life but I imagine, it had to be scary stuff so in time, he will learn to trust wherever his new family takes him.

We don’t know how he is around children so we recommend older children for now. He will chase a cat if the cat runs away but only in a playful way, he doesn’t show any aggression. He is great when he eats and has no problems when he eats around dogs or people, this is a real good start for this Sunny boy. He does not show any guarding with food, toys, bones, etc.

Of course, he is not house trained, YET but he rides well in the car and his does EXCELLENT in a crate, just like a pro. This will help the new family keep him safe when they are away and work on his house training. He does bristle up around horses and bark when he sees them.  Mom is working on getting him comfortable around horses and help him through his fears.

Sunny will not be available until mid August but we are taking applications if he looks like a pup that would complete your family. Please check back for updates as we get to know him better.

About Our Rescue

  These dogs deserve all of our attention, and in Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc., we are committed to our adopters and our dogs equally. We offer full disclosure and hope to make the best matches possible. Please know our adoption fees never cover our expenses. We rely on the generosity of our adopters and supporters to help us help the dogs.Our rescue is ONLY in the business of offering FULL DISCLOSURE to adopters, and expects and hopes to engage your questions and concerns fully. We owe it to the dogs we rescue and all the wonderful families/adopters who might consider welcoming our charges into their hearts and home. Our dogs are waiting for that ideal forever home where they will be cherished as deserving family members. It’s sad these second chances are even necessary for these dogs, but we are committed to them and will devote the time and energy to their re-homing, and not just MOVE them to save more dogs. We diligently and responsibly seek good matches as we don’t want to re-home the dog again. These animals have already endured more than they should have, and through no fault of their own. It behooves us to be honest and forthright, and we appreciate the same in return from applicants. It’s that winning combination of reciprocal trust and respect that allows for successful placements to be made. Happy adopters translate to happy dogs, and that’s our goal!

Our rescue volunteers will be more than honored to be in touch with you directly and promptly, after receiving your application and conducting a mandatory a veterinarian check. If you have never owned a dog before, please submit your application regardless, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. TAKE NOTE YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR SPAM AS SOME RESPONSES FROM US WIND UP THERE WE’VE DISCOVERED. Also, take care to contact your veterinarian to let them know a member of rescue will be inquiring about your pet history!

Thank you for respecting that we all donate our time to saving these animals, and understand we value your philanthropic and compassionate desire to help be part of the rescue team. That said, you’ll understand why we are committed to the well-being of our charges and consider this veterinarian check mandatory. If you are a first-time dog owner, we will work with you every step of the way! ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION ARE AS MUCH A PART OF RESPONSIBLE RESCUE AS ADOPTION! And it takes a RESCUE VILLAGE to help the most dogs possible in a thorough manner to ensure success on all fronts, and then some! It is an awful feeling to fail a dog, and we can’t continue rescue if we don’t do everything we can to ensure good matches for the dogs and tender families who might adopt them. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.

Although we are an extremely small rescue group, we understand and respect your family’s eagerness to be in touch and learn as much as you can about the dogs you are considering adopting. Our very experienced and devoted trainer will be happy to share all aspects of OUR RESCUE DOGS to determine compatibility once you’ve submitted your application, and another of our volunteers will explain the whole process of our rescue and answer any questions you might have as well.

APPLICATION: If you’ve got the time and love to offer this extremely bright dog that can make you laugh for hours at his antics, click the link and fill out our easy to use ONLINE APPLICATION. Our dogs deserve all that a committed family can offer. Make no mistake about it, this is one spectacular dog.

EMAIL: Please contact: RESCUEDOGVILLAGE@yahoo.com and we will be happy to return your correspondence, but please submit the application now so we can have that information as a starting base for our dialogue.


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.


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.

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

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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 4 Months
Life Average
Sex Male
Weight 0-20lbs
Location West Monroe LA
Breed Yellow Labrador Retriever Mis
Altered Yes
Fee All Shots + Transport – 500
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14
House Yes
Energy Medium
Fence Yes
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Yes
Location West Monroe, LA
Email rescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.