My name is Tris!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Puppy for adoption in Preston, Connecticut - Tris
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Facts about Tris

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 731
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Gender: Female
Weight: 30 lbs
Age: DOB: 4/1/16
Location: Winnsboro, LA
Adoption Fee: $450 (includes transport and vaccinations for a year)

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Left to fend for themselves, Tris and her siblings were abandoned on a walking trail in a cardboard box. This person might have thought they were being kind leaving these babies where they were sure to be found and taken care of, but what they didn’t consider was what else could have happened. Not only were they vulnerable to wild animals and some maybe-not-so-nice humans, but the burden placed on the kind-hearted person who does help the pups is a genuine one. Luckily for Tris and her brother and sister, there are those who don’t consider that burden too large to intervene.

Today, this beautiful German Shepard mix is a happy, healthy puppy. Tris plays, naps, then plays again all day long. Despite being left at only 4 weeks old; way too young to leave mom; and not even having teeth to chew even if she was able to find food, Tris is growing quickly into a gorgeous girl with beautiful markings. As with any puppy, Tris needs lots of exercise, playtime, and love. She gets along with everyone, including all the other foster friends she lives with. The wonderful thing about puppies is, with a lot of love and patience, they can be raised to adapt to your household. Tris deserves a loving forever home after her very rough start in life. If you have a large yard, lots of children, and a spot in your heart, please consider giving Tris a home where she can grow into the loving companion she was meant to be.

Personality and temperament aren’t cast in stone at birth. Puppies come in to this world with a clean slate and we stand back and wonder how they are so trusting and forgiving. Tris and her siblings don’t have to forgive but they give is their whole heart to their family. I bet you can’t fit that in a cardbord box.

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

These are the most beautiful dogs. They are highly intelligent and they have a stare that will just pierce your soul. This breed is smart; it’s focused and it is dedicated. There is a reason it’s considered one of the most useful dogs in terms of police work and therapy work, and that is because it is such an intelligent dog.


Is exceptionally intelligent, loyal, and versatile -- when well-socialized and well-trained, can learn and do almost anything. This is an ideal dog for someone who is active, this breed is not aggressive, and can be easily trained. Its great keen sense of smell make it a very good rescue dog, a great companion and an outstanding watch dog. This breed has a stable, calm with a pleasant temperament that allows it to be good with the owner, family and especially with children. This is a people oriented dog. The dog needs constant interaction with its people to be happy. In summary, these dogs are rather perfect. They are happy and sociable most of the time but if trouble arises, they will be there to look out for you and your family.

This is an excellent breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them. It is also very respectful toward other pets. They are cheerful most of the time but if trouble arises, they will be there to look out for you. They have an outgoing nature that makes it an excellent playmate of the children. They are good with other dogs and smaller pets. They are a great option to go with if you have a family because they are good with children and with other pets, they thrive around company and can get restless if left alone for too long. In summary, these dogs are rather perfect

German shepherds are the perfect dog for anyone looking for a happy and loyal buddy that will always do their best to please and protect you. They are not aggressive and learn quickly so is easily trained especially if you have one from a puppy. They do need regular walks however so an owner who is active would be the best option for them. They are not nervous animals and quickly adapt to new surroundings and they socialize well. They have an excellent sense of smell and are very obedient which makes them perfect rescue dogs. In summary, these dogs are rather perfect. They are happy and friendly most of the time but if trouble arises, they will be there to look out for you

The German shepherd is an exceptionally gifted breed. The dog is energetic, intelligent, fast learner and noted for its even temperament that makes it a suitable home partner. This is not an aggressive breed. The dog does not have a nervous and unstable behavior. The dog in fact has an outgoing nature that makes it an excellent playmate of the children. A German Shepherd tolerates other dogs and smaller pets. Can be aloof with strangers unless his family is threatened, this is a people oriented dog and does will with constant interaction with its people to be happy.

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.


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.

About Our Rescue

These dogs deserve all of our attention, and in Rescue Dog Village, we are committed to our adopters and our dogs equally. We offer full disclosure and hope to make the best matches possible. Please know our adoption fees never cover our expenses. We rely on the generosity of our adopters and supporters to help us help the dogs.

Our rescue is ONLY in the business of offering FULL DISCLOSURE to adopters, and expects and hopes to engage your questions and concerns fully. We owe it to the dogs we rescue and all the wonderful families/adopters who might consider welcoming our charges into their hearts and home. Our dogs are waiting for that ideal forever home where they will be cherished as deserving family members. It's sad these second chances are even necessary for these dogs, but we are committed to them and will devote the time and energy to their rehoming, and not just MOVE them to save more dogs. We diligently and responsibly seek good matches as we don't want to re-home the dog again. These animals have already endured more than they should have, and through no fault of their own. It behooves us to be honest and forthright, and we appreciate the same in return from applicants. It's that winning combination of reciprocal trust and respect that allows for successful placements to be made. Happy adopters translate to happy dogs, and that's our goal!

Our rescue volunteers will be more than honored to be in touch with you directly and promptly, after receiving your application and conducting a mandatory a veterinarian check. If you have never owned a dog before, please submit your application regardless, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. TAKE NOTE YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR SPAM AS SOME RESPONSES FROM US WIND UP THERE WE'VE DISCOVERED. Also, take care to contact your veterinarian to let them know a member of rescue will be inquiring about your pet history!

Thank you for respecting that we all donate our time to saving these animals, and understand we value your philanthropic and compassionate desire to help be part of the rescue team. That said, you'll understand why we are committed to the well-being of our charges and consider this veterinarian check mandatory. If you are a first-time dog owner, we will work with you every step of the way! ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION ARE AS MUCH A PART OF RESPONSIBLE RESCUE AS ADOPTION! And it takes a RESCUE VILLAGE to help the most dogs possible in a thorough manner to ensure success on all fronts, and then some! It is an awful feeling to fail a dog, and we can't continue rescue if we don't do everything we can to ensure good matches for the dogs and tender families who might adopt them. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.

Although we are an extremely small rescue group, we understand and respect your family's eagerness to be in touch and learn as much as you can about the dogs you are considering adopting. Our very experienced and devoted trainer will be happy to share all aspects of OUR RESCUE DOGS to determine compatibility once you've submitted your application, and another of our volunteers will explain the whole process of our rescue and answer any questions you might have as well

If you have the time and love to offer this extremely bright dog who can make you laugh for hours at his antics, PLEASE APPLY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A RESCUE DOG VILLAGE DOG AND GIVE ONE A HOME. Our dogs deserve all that a committed family can offer. Make no mistake about it, this is one spectacular dog!

Please contact and we will be happy to return your correspondence, but please submit the application now so we can have that information as a starting base for our dialogue.


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

About Rescue Dog Village

About Our Rescue Group...

Rescue Dog Village is a small collaborative of dedicated and committed rescuers in New England who work tirelessly to re-home deserving dogs from high kill shelters.

Our dogs are assessed by a highly seasoned and dedicated trainers who devote years of experience working with dogs in a variety of settings and ideal matches are made so the perfect forever homes can be found. Too many transitions make it harder on these dogs who've endured so much already in their precious lives, so we take great care to evaluate every aspect of their behavior and share that with potential adopters. We believe in FULL AND OPEN DISCLOSURE and adopt our dogs fully vetted and healthy. RESCUE TAKES A VILLAGE -- and we are honored to work with all who share our philosophy of working together to do what we can to make a difference BECAUSE WE CAN!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption fee for each dog is noted on their page and can sometimes vary.

Our Adoption Process...

Rescue Dog Village dogs are boarded and placed in foster homes until permanent, loving homes are found. We do not have a facility to visit - our dogs stay in private foster homes until adopted. We do our best to get to know each dog in our care so that we may be able to match them to the home best suited for their needs.

If you see a dog that you are interested in adopting, the process is as follows:

Step 1: The Application
Fill out an application. Each prospective owner fills out an adoption application. We usually have no history of our rescue dogs and are therefore very careful about placing them in households with children.

You will need to provide employer information, explain why you want the dog, and describe your yard, your other pets and your former pets, if any.

Step 2: Vet Check
Provide a veterinarian reference.
•Call your vets office and give them permission to speak to us.
----If one of our volunteers contacts your vets office and they do not have permission to speak to us, it will hold up processing your application or result in closing it due to the volume of applicants we receive daily.

• Provide all information about your vet
----phone number.

We respect and value our volunteer’s time and they do NOT HAVE TIME TO LOOK UP YOUR VETS INFORMATION. We appreciate your help and respect to make sure we have all the information we need.

If you've never gone to one before, you will need to provide a reference. The group will contact them to ask about your ability to care for a pet.

Step 3: The Home Visit
Your application will be reviewed and sent to a volunteer in your area. The volunteer will contact you to schedule a home visit within one week.

We require that everyone in the immediate family, including your current dog (if you have one) come to the appointment to meet your potential new dog. Adopting a dog is a big family decision and requires a commitment from everyone. If you currently own a dog, it must be up to date on shots, spayed/neutered and wear an i.d. tag.

Dogs from animal shelters can be amazing escape artists. By visiting your home, we can help you identify potential escape routes, and keep your new dog safe and secure.

Step 3: The Adoption
Before you bring your new dog home, you must sign an adoption contract with Rescue Dog Village.

Please remember that adoption contributions barely cover our expenses. Additional donations are greatly appreciated and will help us continue our life-saving work.

Sometimes situations arise which cannot be helped. If, for any reason, you are unable to keep a dog you’ve adopted from Rescue Dog Village, the dog cannot be given away.

It doesn’t matter how much time has passed since the adoption. You must either return the dog to Rescue Dog Village, or obtain approval from RDV to transfer ownership to a friend or relative.

If you and the dog you would like to adopt seem to be well matched, we will respond to your application by email. Feel free to contact us at any time regarding the status of your application.