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AMOS AD 08-29-20


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. Our puppies are kept in a sterile environment until they have all three of their vaccinations 

ADOPTED ON 08-29-20 Meet Amos, an absolutely gorgeous 1 year old Catahoula Cur who wants nothing more than to find a family to call his own. Amos has been waiting patiently for a forever home, and anyone would be lucky to welcome him into their hearts! At          55 pounds, he is a great size dog for any home with a yard, and with his stunning brindle coat and sweet face, what a wonderful addition he will make to your family.

Handsome Amos has unfortunately not had a stable home in his short, little life, through no fault of his own, and has still maintained his kind demeanor with everyone he meets. Abandoned at the house of an elderly couple, they kept him for a while and fell in love with him. However, they realized they could not care for him properly so he was surrendered to a shelter in hopes they would find him a home where he’d have a great life. Amos has made his way North and our dream for him is to finally have a family that will keep him and love him forever.


The Catahoula is native to Louisiana, and is bred to be a multi-purpose working dog. They are well-muscled and powerful, but with a sense of agility and endurance. This breed is serious while working, but playful at home. Catahoula’s can be independent, watchful, and protective, however, are also very loyal, affectionate, and gentle. This breed makes wonderful companions, watchdogs, and family members.

Amos’ foster mom is delighted with him and claims he has a “very calm and loving presence”. He loves to be around his people, touching them, snuggling, and being a 55 lb. lap dog. Amos is very well-mannered, plays nicely with other dogs, and is great with older children. As with any dog, we caution every potential adopter that children of any age should always be supervised when around dogs, no matter how well behaved they are, but Amos seems to be quite a gentleman and has enjoyed being with all the humans he has met.

Long walks, playing with his toys, and romping with his canine friends are Amos’ favorite things to do when he is not cuddling with his foster family. Amos loves napping in his crate and does well on a car ride. He needs a little more practice on his leash, but he’s a very smart boy and is eager to please. Amos’ ideal home would be active, perhaps children or another dog to play with, hikers, and with a yard to play in, and at the end of the day, allow him to be the cuddle bunny he thinks he is!

Everyone that has come into contact with Amos and had the pleasure of helping him along on his journey has said that he is a pure pleasure and a great dog. Please consider opening your heart and home to this wonderful guy. He will no doubt bring you years of love and companionship!

 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.

MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS:  This dog cannot be adopted 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  

Michael Cahill,                             Director, Animal Health
Michael.Cahill@mass.gov        Phone: 617-626-1794

Patricia Cabral,                            Shelter and Rescue Coordinator, Animal Health
Patricia.Cabral@mass.gov       Phone: 617-626-1786

Here is a link to the list of approved rescues

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: 07-04-19
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Male
Weight 51-60lbs
Location Bristol CT
Breed Catahoula Cur
Altered No
Fee 450
RDV # RDV930
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Yes, Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Learning
Personality Amos has a “very calm and loving presence”; loves to be around his people and is great with older children.
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.