501c3 non-profit organization in CONNECTICUT

ZIVA AD 10-07-17


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.  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 

ADOPTED ON 10-07-17 – Ziva will brighten your every morning with puppy kisses and snuggle with you every night. Her soft coat just begs to be petted. She loves to play and her beautiful coat make her an absolutely adorable little girl. She encourages tummy rubs and will melt in your arms while you do it. She needs lots of love, patience and time, as all puppies do. Ziva is ready to be a with a family; most importantly ready to love you always and unconditionally.

Ziva is a girl who wants to do the right thing as she just adores being around people and will listen to what is asked of her.  Everyone loves Ziva! She is a very easy girl and loves loves kids; her foster mom can’t say enough good things about her, she has no issues. Ziva could be in a home with kids—but adults must always supervise any dog with their children. She is sweet friendly and extra playful… loves to run, romp and wrestle

Ayla is the mom to the six GS pups. She will be available for adoption soon.

It is hard for us to understand how dogs in the south are dumped or picked up by animal control. Many think that it is because of pet owners don’t want them, which is really very far from the truth. Ziva and her siblings are a part of a reoccurring rescue story that we see about 80% of the time, however, we don’t know if the owner dumped her Mom or if she was born in the wild and managed to grow and live on her own.


Ziva’s and her siblings rescue story begins the day her mom-Ayla-went into labor on the front lawn of St Francis Hospital. We all know German Shepherds are very smart so we like to entertain the thought that she knew that babies were born at the hospital so that is why Ayla went there and knew that it was the safest place for her babies—what a good mom. She was first seen by a kind woman that loved dogs and was a friend of our rescue partner. She was laying under a shrubbery giving birth and a call went out to those in town that were known to rescue and re-home dogs. The kind woman stopped her day to make sure that Ayla and her pups were kept safe and kept them until the pups were old enough to wean.  


Ayla has heartworm and will need to have heartworm treatment so the kind woman that opened her heart and home to this canine family, also has opened her wallet to pay for the treatment. She will keep Ayla until she is healthy; then she asked our partner if we could get these pups into a reputable rescue so they could get great homes. Thanks to our hard-working foster parents, ZIVA is and her siblings are healthy and growing fast. This southern pup is ready for a new life up north and would be a great addition to most any family!  She is loyal, loves children, people, and other dogs.


If you are looking for a dog that you would like to take with you and be with all day, Ziva will likely be a great match for you. We are looking for someone who has a lot of time and attention to give to Ziva because she deserves nothing less. This adorable gal is looking for a loving family that will dote on her and treat her as she deserves–a lifetime cherished member. Our rescue works from our hearts for our dogs; it is the least we can do for them because they deserve nothing less. We owe it to our dogs that the wonderful people who stand to be the last chapter of their rescue and the first chapter of their new forever lives deserve her. Don’t let her slip by—there is a lifetime of wonderful memories waiting for you!


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


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.

What the Adoption Fee Pays For


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Age DOB: 06/27/17
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Female
Weight 0-20lbs, 21-30lbs
Location Winnsboro LA
Breed German Shepherd
Purebred Mix
Altered No
Fee 450
RDV # RDV816
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Yes
Personality Ziva is a girl who wants to do the right thing as she just adores being around people and will listen to what is asked of her
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.