My name is Ruthie!

Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Preston, Connecticut - Ruthie
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Facts about Ruthie

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black - With Gray Or Silver
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 716
Breed: Black Lab
Gender: Female
Weight: 38 lbs
Age: DOB: 11/28/15
Location: Winnsboro, LA
Adoption Fee: $450 (includes transport and vaccinations for a year)

For more information about this dog, contact:

See more photos and videos on our website Please apply online now to be considered as a potential adopter.

Dragging yourself to the door, your stomach rumbles and grumbles as you picture the bland frozen burrito you’re going to nuke for dinner. Your ankles are sore; you have a dull headache after your traffic-jam ride home from a long day at work. Yeah, the day got you down, the day knocked you out, but suddenly you unlock the door and your mood zooms sky-high as there’s a loving dog waiting for you. Her tail is wagging and she feels compelled to carry her toys in her mouth—such a cute habit. She is proud of the toy in her mouth when she comes enthusiastically toward you, it may be her way of telling you,”Hey, look what I got for you!”

That is Ruthie, she is the first one that greets everyone and wants to get your attention—she wants to give you a full day of affection in ONE minute. She is devoted to those that take care of her and she wants to make sure that she lets you know how much she appreciates your companionship. Ruthie is the kind of dog that will be your buddy, she likes dogs but it is obvious that she loves humans. Foster mom tells us over and over that she is just a real good dog that loves life and kids—as long as the kids are respectful of how they treat animals. She loves to snuggle and be the center of your attention.

Ruthie You See Loves To Love….
And Hopes Someone Else Will Love Her As Much!

Ruthie didn’t wish to be born, she was thrust into a world where there are too many dogs and not enough homes. She lived a life of not being wanted, loved or taken care. She had to learn how to catch food to eat, alone, scared, and battled with other animals that saw her as dinner—she was rescued with an old injury—she wasn’t even 6 months old.

Ruthie, and her brother Packer, were picked up by a local shelter and had run out of time—till a soft spoken woman who had a gentle touch, spoke with a tender kind voice, noticed her, scooped her up in her loving arms and took her to her home. There she was given a bath, medication for her injury, vaccinated, wormed, a meal every day, and put with other happy dogs to play with day after day. She learned that there is love and sunshine in life. Her hair has grown over her injury and her heart has learned how to wake up and love.

Ruthie foster mom describes her as a nice size dog, has a moderate energy level, been spayed, is great with all the other dogs at the foster ranch; in addition, she is very good with small puppies. She is also great with her grandchildren, has no food issues and she commented that she noticed that even though she does not have any cats, Ruthie is so mild natured that she believes with the right supervision and correction, Ruthie will do just about anything she is asked to do. She rides great in the car—but she is crated for safety reasons; does well in the crate and is does reasonable well on a leash.

Ruthie is a very laid-back dog and her foster expresses with warmth in her voice, that she is one of the sweetest little lab mixes she has ever fostered. She loves to be touched and show you she loves you and in a very gentle way, she will welcome you and give you hugs—it is amazing that she gives without hesitation---that must come from her heart and soul.

Ruthie needs daily walks, nothing major, a yard with a fence would be ideal where she can run free and feel safe, chase balls or sit in the sun and watch the birds. She would appreciate a family that would spend time with her, another dog would be nice but not necessary. Ruthie is a true companion for an active family or a retired couple. Her playful happy energy will make a wonderful playmate for a family with kids and she would be a perfect companion to another dog. She likes to be with her humans, get plenty of belly rubs, and have a nice warm bed and cuddle up with you wherever you are.

This adorable girl 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.

If you have an urge to have an instant best friend that is always glad to see you and easily maintained, you really should give this wonderful girl a look. Ruthie just needs someone who will love her and give her the attention she deserves.


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.


Labs are healthy dogs and generally will live long lives of 10 to 14 years and are one of the most popular breeds in the USA because they are loyal, loving, affectionate and patient, making great family dogs. They are highly intelligent, good-natured, very willing and eager to please; they are among the top choices for service dog work. They love to play, especially in water, never wanting to pass up the opportunity for a good swim.

These lively dogs have an excellent, reliable, temperament and are friendly, superb with children and equable with other dogs. They crave human leadership and need to feel as though they are part of the family and are easily trained. This breed of dog is wonderful with people of all ages, and interacts well with children.

If a Lab has had plenty of exposure to other dogs, cats, and small animals, and has been trained, he'll be friendly with other pets, too. They get along well with other dogs and can easily adapt to live with other small pets.

Not only loves kids, he enjoys the commotion they bring with them. He'll happily attend a child's birthday party, and even willingly wear a party hat. Like all dogs, however, he needs to be trained how to act around kids — and kids need to be taught how to act around the dog. As with every breed, you should always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party. No dog, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.

The Lab is a wonderful family dog that gets along with all members both big and small, rarely are they aggressive. They are very loving and affectionate and are eagerly playful. Labs have a very positive temperament and get along with most strangers.

Lab loves to run, swim, and play with children and adults alike. They are extremely loyal to their owners, hard-working and are generally good-natured, originally a type of gun dog. Labs are extremely versatile and have been put to use in the following roles: hunting, guide dog for the blind, police k9, search and rescue, drug sniffing, retrieving, as well as tricks and competitive obedience.

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.

Whether you adopt through Rescue Dog Village or any other similar organization, the LEAST we can do is thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering welcoming these deserving dogs into your hearts and home. One of our favorite sayings is "RESCUE IS THE BEST BREED," and we believe that wholeheartedly. Help us help these dogs and submit your application today! We appreciate that you want to help make a difference in the lives of dogs who need us most!!! RESCUE ROCKS!


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.