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TATER AD 03-10-21


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 AD 03-10-21 – These are so many sweet pups out there that are waiting for a loving forever home, and it is hard to imagine that people will choose to BUY an expensive  dog when they can easily fall in love with a wonderful rescue dog! There are so many in need, and the leading cause is the lack of spaying and neutering being done. Something so simple would help end the countless homeless litters that are turned in at shelters. Worse yet, dumped on the side of the road. Often, these puppies endure horrible conditions trying to survive and grow up to be a homeless adult that is not fixed, perpetuating the cycle.

Luckily, there are wonderful humans out there, too. They work tirelessly to rescue these pups and find them their forever homes. It is truly a labor of love, but when you look at the sweet faces of puppies like Tater, how could anyone resist??  Tater is a 4 month old Black Lab mix who, with his sister Steffi, was rescued in the nick of time before the cold snap hit the southern states. He is a 26 Lb. Black Lab mix, and his coat is the most luxurious, silky fur you’ll ever touch.  Tater is very sweet, but somewhat reserved, unlike his sister who has his nose in everything!  He seems very well adjusted, as most puppies are, and would be a great addition to any active family with or without children.

When choosing a potential dog that is right for your family, doing a little research on breed types ahead of time is quite helpful. As everyone knows, the Labrador is considered “the family dog” and is one of America’s most popular breeds. Labs are famously friendly. They are companionable housemates who bond with the whole family, and they socialize well with neighborhood dogs and humans alike. But don’t mistake this easy going personality for low energy: The Lab is an enthusiastic athlete that requires lots of exercise, like swimming and marathon games of fetch, to keep physically and mentally fit. This high-spirited, outgoing breed has plenty of affection for the whole family.

Tater is looking for his forever home, and humans that will love his like a member of the family. He is a sweetheart, and deserves the very best. Consider welcoming Tater into your heart and home!

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 21-30lbs
Location Terryville CT
Breed Labrador Retriever
Altered Yes
Fee 450
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Yes
Energy Medium
Fence Yes
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Yes
Personality Tater’s coat is the most luxurious, silky fur you’ll ever touch.  Tater is very sweet, but somewhat reserved …
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.