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ADOPTION PENDING – Xavier, Logan and Rogue were left on the steps of a veterinarian’s office in a box in Louisiana. They were covered with mange and malnourished. Our wonderful compassionate vet called and asked their now foster if she could take them and find them new homes. Our foster tells us that they are all a joy to take care of.

This is yet another story of tragic abandonment of precious, innocent puppies that ask for nothing and are treated like garbage.  If this is not cruel enough, imagine them being sick puppies, left to suffer, and unable to care for themselves at such a young age?  This is exactly what happened to Xavier and his brother and sister.  Adorable 3 month old Fiest/Lab mix pups suffering from malnourishment and severe mange left in a box.  At the very least, the person who dumped them was at last human enough to leave them outside a veterinarian’s office. They probably though they were doing a good thing. Unfortunately this just creates more of a burden to wonderful, caring people who would never think of turning a blind eye. This vet, and a wonderful foster mom took these babies in and nursed them back to health. Today they are gorgeous pups who bounced back from the horrible treatment they received in their first few weeks of life, and are awaiting patiently a forever home full of fun and love.

Xavier is a very sweet, friendly and comical little guy that you couldn’t possibly go wrong with if you are thinking about adding a canine companion to your family. .He has a very happy and bubbly personality and loves to play he would be a great dog for children also if he gets along with everyone who will pay him some attention

Xavier is a spunky little boy with a beautiful, healthy coat, and he has a look on his face that says “what can do” but melts your heart anyway.  Xavier loves to play hard and wrestle with his brother. Tug of War is his favorite game.  His target is his brother, and they go at it all day. Xavier likes to talk and is a spirited bouncy most adorable boy; he loves an adventure! At the end of playtime Xavier loves attention and affection.  He loves everyone he meets, children and other dogs included, and would let you scratch his ears and belly forever if you offered to. Xavier will be a wonderful companion in a loving home and make any family beyond happy. He is a sweet-natured boy and wants nothing more than to have his own family. Will you give Xavier a home for the holidays?

Xavier is ready to slide right into your heart, do you have the requirements of a forever home of her own and endless love to celebrate her special qualities? Now all he needs is many years where he can continue to be a peaceful and loyal member of a family. Will you open your heart to him and give him the love he so deserves? In return, his companionship and friendship will be with you every day.

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 year.

 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

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PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO CHECK OUT THE SECTION BELOW:  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.

The Mountain Feist is a compact dog with glossy and pretty handsome posture. With a good body length it is an appealing dog. A practical companion dog with curious, alert, intelligent and active personality. It is a skillful communicator and know how to communicate with the master. It is protecting of those people to whom it belongs nicely.

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QUICK FACTS

  • Weight: 10 to 30 pounds
  • Height: 10 to 22 inches
  • Life Average: Probably 18 years
  • Colors:  Tri-colors with spots, red & white, black & tan, red & black, red brindle & white, blue & white.

IDEAL HUMAN COMPANION

  • Spirited
  • Friendly
  • Dependable
  • Intelligent
  • Fearless
TRADMARK TRAITS

  • Long, elegant coat
  • Cute “chrysanthemum” face
  • Lively
  • Friendly and fun
  • Loyal and obedient
  • Easily trained

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ABOUT THE BREED
Ask anybody who has adopted an adult dog, and they’ll swear their bond with their rescued pal is as deep as they come. When you open your heart and your home to a dog who needs help, they really do show their appreciation for the rest of their life! Dogs who have been uprooted from their homes, or have had difficult beginnings are likely to bond completely and deeply with their new human caretakers who they view as heroes. Feists usually want nothing more than to please their new hero—YOU! No matter what circumstances brought them to the shelter or rescue group, most Feist dogs for adoption are exceptionally affectionate and attentive pets and extremely loyal companions. But first you have to adopt one!
TEMPERAMENT
Feist prefers to live in a house with ample spaces for running, playing and jogging. If it properly exercised sufficiently it might live with you in an apartment. Families living in apartments must ensure their dogs have enough necessary exercises in a day. These are active dogs and want plenty of interaction with its humans. It requires a reasonable amount of activity to stay healthy with a satisfaction. Intelligent breed that should want a calm, consistent and firm leadership while on training.
PERSONALITY
They have gentle, adaptable personalities, and they know when to adjust the energy level. They are generally good with new people, however, they will alert the family if they sense a threat. Feists aren’t likely to bounce off the walls—in fact, they are more than happy to cuddle on the couch. Easy to train and eager to please, Feists can help on the farm, in the field or in the yard. And if you have a rat problem, they will soon make it go away. They also love to play in the park and jog through the neighborhood.

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CHILDREN & PETS
Feists get along great with children. The Mountain Feists behaved nicely with children. They come with gentleness of temperament and flexible personality, since they are aware to control and adjust their energy according to situations. They should be introduced well enough to household pets
BEHAVIOR TRAITS
Feists need at least 30 minutes of exercise every day, whether through walks, jogs through the neighborhood or hikes in the park. Being an intelligent breed, they also like constructive games, they will be happy living in an apartment as long as their daily exercise requirements are met. These are solid, healthy little dogs for the most part. Their short coat is easy to manage and groom, it only need just casual combing and brushing to remove dead hairs from the appealing coat.

Children & Pets

Twelve Safety Tips for Children Meeting Dogs

TEACH

  1. Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
  2. Teachyour child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping
  3. Alwaysteach children how to  touch dogs
  4. Teachyour child never to try to take the dog’s food

SUPERVISE

  1. No child should ever be left unsupervised with a dog.
  2. Always superviseany interactions between dogs and children
  3. Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children for example; any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
  4. Always supervise and make sure that children do not try to take the dog’s food away, no matter how friendly the child or dog is
  5. Supervise children when they pick up a puppy or small dog. Make them sit on the floor with the dog in their lap. Pay attention to the dog’s body language, and put him safely in his crate if he appears to be unhappy or uncomfortable with the child’s attention.
  6. No dog should ever be left unsupervisedwith a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.”

RESPONSIBILITY

  1. Be prepared dogs will protect themselves
  2. Most important, it is your responsibility to make sure that your children and the dog are supervised at all times and safe. You cannot leave it up to the dog, the dog is an animal and will behave like an animal. They rely on us to guide and protect them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

This Is Your Job, Not The Dog

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

WHAT ARE DOGS?

  • Dogs are animal first and when you are not around to tell them what to do, the animal behavior will respond.
  • Children are spontaneous and dogs don’t know how to react to their impulsive behavior – it does not mean they don’t like children.
  • Dogs don’t understand them because they live by rules – don’t get on the bed, go outside to do your business etc.what

FROM THE DOGS EYES

  • If someone was running at you, whipping a sword in the air, yelling and wearing a cape – what would your response be?
  • In order to be sure that everyone is safe, you cannot leave an animal to supervise or deal with children under the age of 8. Therefore, if you leave the room, adult supervision of the dog and children, 24 hours day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year must be taken seriously.

CHOICES

  1. Leave another adult in charge—let them know that you are leaving;
  2. Take the dog with you;
  3. Take the child with you;
  4. Put the dog in a crate or room with a closed door.

The above are very easy basic solutions that let a dog know you are in charge and that you will keep everyone safe. If something happens, you can’t undo it.

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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 12 months old

Puppies are now considered to have finished their development and growth rate and are viewed as adult dogs.
Although sexually mature beforehand, a dog usually does not attain full growth until at least its first birthday.

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8 months to 1 year

Feeding frequency should be considered – reduce to 2 or 3 meals per day
Some dogs reach sexual maturity at the age of eight months
The puppy is old enough to start Obedience Classes or a professional training program
The puppy would have grown to approximately half to three quarters the size of and adult
Female dogs would have probably reached their eventually height but will to continue to’fill out’

 

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4 to 8 months

  • The adult teeth continue to come through and during this time puppies need to chew! The incisors and the canines are very important because the dog bites and tears at its food with these teeth
  • Provide them with items to chew
  • The confidence of the puppy will now have grown as would its physical size
  • The puppy will be showing interest in chasing other Puppies at this age and starts to become independent

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12 to 16 weeks

The first of the permanent teeth will work through
Ensure the puppy has plenty of attention and toys to play with
At this age a puppy might demonstrate Pack Leader Behavior and test who is the Boss. A puppy will challenge your authority
Puppy Growth and Development & Behavior between 4 and 8 months
The adult teeth continue to come through and during this time puppies need to chew! The incisors and the canines are very important because the dog bites and tears at its food with these teeth
Provide them with items to chew
The confidence of the puppy will now have grown as would its physical size
The puppy will be showing interest in chasing other Puppies at this age and starts to become independent

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7 to 12 weeks

Puppies are usually found new homes at this age it starts focusing attention on its owner rather than other puppies
The first fear period of the puppy begins
A puppy starts to learn it name but still has a short attention Average
The puppy will start house training
At first, the puppy should be fed four times a day. (Feedings should be reduced to twice a day by the time a puppy is mature or even once a day in the case of a dog that gets little exercise)
The puppies motor skills improve
The puppy will use its basic instincts to naturally explore its new environment and the different things within it
Puppies will still sleep a lot and grow as they are sleeping. During times of stress, a dog raises its hackles – the hair along the neck and spine
Puppy training must begin and pups need to be made aware of your rules

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3 to 7 Weeks Old

Weaned between the ages of 3 and 7 weeks
During the ages of 3 to 7 weeks its first teeth, or milk teeth will appear
Taught basic behavior disciplines from its mother
Develop by socializing with other dogs and animals and people
Will stand up and start walking
At the age of 3 weeks a puppy will develop its sense of smell
At 3 weeks the puppy will begin to bark and show social development such as wagging its tail, growling and baring its teeth
Up to the age of 4 weeks the mother will be with the puppy almost constantly
The puppy has good use of its legs and is able to chase
Between 4 and 5 weeks the mother will gradually spend time away from her puppies
Rapid growth and development rate at this stage
Interaction with litter mates leading to Order of Dominance
After weaning puppies need to receive a series of vaccines in order to develop immunity on their own. Vaccinations for puppies generally include distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, rabies, and sometimes Bordetella

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WHAT THE ADOPTION FEE PAYS FOR
** Indicates done on every dog
15 out of the 25 are done on every dog

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1ST DHPP **

2ND DHPP **

3RD DHPP **

Bordetalla **

Rabies **

Leptospirosis **

Kennel Cough  **

Corona Booster **

Rabies **

Leptospirosis **

Kennel Cough  **

Corona Booster **

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Giardia
Heart Worm **
Parvo
Blood  **
Fecal  **
Skin Scraping
Eye & Ear
X-Rays

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Flea & Tick Medication**Dewormer**HW Pills**Ear & EyeAntibiotics

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Spay / Neuter  **Health Certificate  **Office Visit Fee (4)  **Transport  **

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Puppies         3 to 6 Months 6 MonthsPregnant & Nursing  
 Every 2 Weeks Till 12 Weeks** Every month till 6 months**Wormed every 3 months**Wormed more often as directed by the vet **

DISCLAIMER: THE BREED POSTED ON OUR DOGS’ BIOGRAPHIES ARE OUR BEST GUESS BASED ON SEVERAL YEARS OF DOG RESCUE. ADOPTERS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE EXACT BREED OF A PARTICULAR DOG MUST HAVE THE DOG TESTED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.

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

AgeDOB: 8/24/16
Life Average18 Years
SexMale
Weight0-20lbs
LocationWinnsboro LA
BreedFiest Mix/
Purebred
AlteredNo
FeeAll Shots + Transport - 450
UTDYes
RDV#RDV770
DogsYes
CatsUnknown
ChildrenAll Ages
HouseLearning
EnergyMedium
FenceHelpful
CrateYes
LeashLearning
CarLearning
PersonalityXavier is a very sweet, friendly and comical little guy that you couldn’t possibly go wrong with if you are thinking about adding a canine companion to your family.
OrganizationRescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
NameKris
Phone860.940.3350
LocationPreston, CT
Emailrescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
FacebookRescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.

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Xavier is a very sweet, friendly and comical little guy that you couldn’t possibly go wrong


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  1. Introducing Your Dog to a New Home
  2. Cesar’s House Rules
  3. How do I stop a dog from jumping?

Click the expand button in the lower right corner of each video to view full-screen. See Cesar Millan’s tips on dog behavior.

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IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT PACK LEADERS
It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in its pack, therefore, the only way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success you must be the pack leader:

  • When we humans live with dogs,we become their pack
  • The entire pack cooperates under asingle leader
  • Lines are clearly defined andrules are set
  • Dogs communicateshis displeasure with growling and eventually biting
  • Humans MUST be higherup in the order than the dog.
  • The humans must be the ones making the decisions, not the dogs.

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HOUSE-TRAINING
Scheduling is the Key

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Feeding Time

  • Feed your dog on a regular schedule time,
  • Always feed within a half hour of the time

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Control Water Intake

  • Keep a schedule for water, however, you should design a schedule that fits you
  • Remove the water dish after the first feeding in the morning
  • After the night feeding, leave water dish for two hours, then take it up
  • Before your last walk for the night, put the water dish down about an hour before
  • Then walk your dog 45 minutes after he has had water. There will might be days where that might be an exception for water.

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Find The Dogs Schedule – then gently move it to your schedule

  • Start by taking the dog out every two hours for two days, if he goes every two hours,
  • Then take him out every three hours, for two days,
  • Until you reach the time frame you need – every six hours—eight hours etc

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One Accident In the House –  the dog detects the smell and his instinct to continue mark where he smells urine

  • This is how wild dogs let other dogs know that this territory is taken and for dogs not in the pack to go elsewhere.
  • If your dog has an accident in the house, spray the area with 3 parts vinegar and 1 part water,
  • Brush with a soft brush,
  • Put a towel on top to absorb the liquid,
  • Then take it outside where you want him to go,
  • Take it out of the bag and put it on the ground,
  • Praise your dog when he goes outside.

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