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BAILEY AD 08-20-20


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 

AD 08-20-20: This is our sweet Bailey. A lovely 6 year old girl, she is a beautiful mix of Beagle, Entlebucher Mountain Dog, and Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund. That’s quite a mouthful for one pup, but Bailey inherited the best qualities from these breeds, and she is sure to win you over with them!

Bailey has had a tough go of it in her short 6 years, though upon meeting her, you would never guess. That says a lot about her character, as she has been able to overcome a fractured leg, a very serious facial injury that required the wiring of her jaw, and heartworm, to name a few of her misfortunes. No one is sure of what happened to Bailey, or where she came from. What we know for sure is a good Samaritan (we call them angels) found her alone, hungry and suffering, and was kind enough to help her out, she was turned in to a local shelter, wagging her happy tail through the long, painful process of recovery. Happily, Bailey is now well enough to continue her journey to a new foster home, traveling from Louisiana to New Jersey, where she will be spoiled by her new foster mom until she finds her forever home.

VIDEO #1: Bailey On A Walk

Bailey’s various breeds all have one thing in common: an easy-going manner. She is also extremely friendly with any and every person of any age that she meets. Her tail wags incessantly when she sees a person or dog on her daily walks. Though primarily bred to hunt, this mix of breeds is also very smart, fiercely loyal and protective, and yes, adorable with those sad, pleading eyes. It’s hard to say no to them, that’s for sure!

Bailey’s current foster mom has nothing but great things to say about her. Bailey likes to follow her people around hoping to get a good ear-scratching or pat, but she is also quite content to nap in her crate if everyone is busy. Her energy level is low to medium, requiring only a walk or two per day, however, her foster mom claims “she gets short zoomies occasionally”! Bailey is very flexible, she seems to adapt to the lifestyle around her. She is very gentle with other dogs but has not been exposed to cats. Bailey is not around children consistently, however, when she sees them on her walks she gets very excited to meet them. As we caution all potential adopters: children should never be left unsupervised with any dog, but Bailey’s sweet nature indicates she would probably do well with both children and cats.

Bailey has come so far since she was rescued from the street. She is learning to be a dog, to play, to trust, and to enjoy life. She is frightened when cars pass her too closely or loud motorcycles go by, and will crouch down until they are past. Loud noises startle her. This is all very common for stray dogs that spend so much time on the streets. With constant praise and redirection, most dogs can manage very well or even overcome these stressors. It is amazing how well they can do when they have someone willing to love them and teach them they are OK.

Bailey loves attention; thrives on it. She is well-mannered in her foster home, likes car rides, walks, and taking naps in her crate. Her crate is her safe space if she is not with her humans. Bailey is content to sit, watch squirrels, take a walk, or just lay near someone. Her flexibility makes her a wonderful addition to most low-moderately active homes. What she craves, and needs, the most is someone to love her, make her feel safe, and give her a life she deserves. After all sweet Bailey has been through, she is one of the most deserving pups to come through our group. Please open your heart and home to this delightful girl!!

 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: 02-10-14
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 21-30lbs
Location West Monroe LA
Breed Lab Mix
Purebred Beagle
Altered No
Fee 450
RDV # RDV929
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Learning
Personality Bailey’s current foster mom has nothing but great things to say about her. Bailey likes to follow her people around hoping to get a good ear-scratching.
Organization Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
Name Kris
Phone 860.940.3350
Location Preston, CT
Email rescueguardianvillage@yahoo
Facebook Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
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