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TANNER AD 09-11-20


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

ADOPTION DATE 09-11-20: Meet Tanner, a one year old, wonderfully handsome boy, looking for a loving home after having his first year bring him nothing but sadness and neglect. Tanner has been through a lot, but he is extremely loving and sweet with everyone he meets. He is bouncing back quickly and is proving to be a happy, fun-loving, and well-behaved pup and is almost ready to begin his journey to his forever home!

Tanner’s first year of life consisted of a “home” that didn’t care enough to feed him and his canine brother. Kept outdoors 24/7 in the Louisiana heat these poor pups would wander to the neighbors houses in search of a meal and water daily. Life was bleak for them with an uncertain, and most likely, equally bleak future. However, because of the love and generosity of one particular neighbor, these boys were given a chance to survive. She decided one day to just put them in her fenced yard and nurse them back to health. Lucky for them, their cold-hearted owner never gave it a second thought, and so began their road to a happy ending. Tanner’s brother has since been adopted, but, sadly, Tanner is still waiting.

Tanner is predominantly a gorgeous Greek Harehound Lab Mix. Though bred to be exceptional hunters, the Greek Hounds also have qualities that make them very good family and companion pets. This breed is very loving and loyal to its family. It is courageous and bold, and will protect its family from any sort of danger. It is not an aggressive dog unless provoked or it senses danger for its family. Very affectionate and playful, this dog will not miss a chance to be part of children’s activity, proving itself a great playmate and trustworthy companion. Greek Hounds are used to being around other dogs, and so they are very dog-friendly. This characteristic makes this breed very compatible with other dogs but it may not be trustworthy around other non-canine pets due to high prey drive.  As a hunter, this dog is relentless, hardworking and extremely efficient, and will not let the prey get away easily. With its characteristic resounding voice, these dogs will follow the trail through their exceptional noses and on finding the prey, they will change their voices to inform the hunter the prey has been spotted.

Greek Hounds are not incessant barkers, though, and are extremely smart and easily trainable.  It is an excellent dog for families with a yard. This breed is not suitable for apartment living due to its high exercising needs. Families with children or young couples who like to run, hike, and play all day would be a wonderful fit for a Greek Hound. Tanner has been living with many cats at his current rescue home, defying the breed’s characteristic of high prey drive. He has proven himself quite a gentleman with his feline roommates! This, and the fact that he is wonderful with all ages of children (his rescue angel has grandchildren, though we always caution any adopter that children should be supervised when they are around any dog, even if they are well-behaved) makes him a perfect pup for active families!

Tanner is finishing up his Heartworm treatment soon, and has handled it like a trooper. He will be ready to travel in a few weeks, close to his first birthday, and our hopes are that Tanner finds his very own forever home, with a family that will love him and take care of him so he will never have to beg for another meal again. Wouldn’t that be a wonderful birthday present for Tanner? Open your heart and home to Tanner. He’ll steal your heart instantly!

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: 03-12-19
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 41-50lbs
Location West Monroe LA
Breed Lab Mix
Purebred Greek Harehound Mix
Altered No
Fee 450
RDV # RDV928
Dogs Yes
Children Baby to 7, 8 to 14, Over 14, All Ages
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Learning
Personality Tanner It an excellent dog for families with a yard, families with children or young couples who like to run, hike, and play all day.
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.