My name is Valentine!

Labrador Retriever/Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Canton, Connecticut - Valentine
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Facts about Valentine

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11612318-17-0295

Rose are red, violets are blue, Valentine is sweet, and this is true. You won't believe your good luck when you meet this precious love of a dog.  Valentine is a gentle soul that has a nurturing and kind nature. Valentine is a Labrador Retriever mix at around 2 and half years old and weighing in at around a petite 37 pounds.  Valentine is a looker in her own right and we can see why.  Just take a look at that angelic face and soft spoken eyes with her black coat contrasting with the white on her chest.  A dog like this doesn't come along everyday. 

Valentine is a shy girl and it will take some time for her to warm up to humans and feel comfortable in new surroundings.  It takes some gentle reassurance and TLC to get her to come out of her shell.  She does great with other dogs and tends to take their lead which makes her feel more secure and unafraid.  She enjoys running around with other canine playmates and once she is acclimated in a familiar setting she sets a course on fun dog activities. Those activities include playing with toys, enjoying doggie chews and treats.  It doesn't get much better than that for her. It's easy to warm up to her with her sweet disposition. 

Playing in the yard is on her list of favorite things to do.  She has a medium energy level that she can use to play with other dogs and kids are also invited to the playtime party.  Valentine is even cool with cats around.  Valentine feels there is nothing better than an afternoon of fun with the gang.  She gets the most fun she can out of running around the yard. She is an attentive girl that really loves to please her humans so she does listen and responds well to commands. 

She is making progress on her leash training but still tends to be skittish outside the home.  It doesn't slow her down though because she knows that with consistency in her training she will be top notch on her leash walking.  Valentine is a smart girl and aims to please. She knows that she gets high marks for her house and crate training.  She is quiet in the crate and will curl up on her dog bed for a night's rest.  Although it is important to remember that an accident or two can occur when a dog is adjusting to a new home environment. 

Valentine has had a rough road of difficulties that are now long in her past.  It's all in her rearview mirror and she is concentrating on her bright future.  She is ready to stop and smell the roses and live life with a carefree approach.  Valentine is ready, are you? 

The fee for adoption is $450. This includes spay/neuter, vaccinations and transport fees. 

Interested in adopting Valentine? To get the ball rolling head over to  and submit your application today. A Dog Star representative will contact you within 24 hours. To help speed up the process, please call your vet and give them permission to speak with us. 

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About Dog Star Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Dog Star Rescue is a grass-roots effort started by a group of dog lovers with experience in the rescue world. The name Dog Star comes from the common name for the star Sirius, reflecting its prominence in its constellation, Canis Major (Greater Dog). The symbolism of the star as a guide to a safe passage is what we strive to do for our adoptable dogs as we find them a new life with a loving family.
We work closely with shelters in the South as well as the New England states to save the lives of loving and loyal dogs who have lost their way and find themselves on death row. Our volunteers get these dogs the medical and emotional care they need so they can transition into a loving forever home. All of our amazing members are unpaid volunteers with a passion for helping dogs. They spend significant time each week helping guide dogs to a wonderful new life. If you ask our volunteers, they'll tell you they do it for a wide variety of reasons, including personal satisfaction in helping address a nation wide problem, their love of dogs, and a desire to have fun socializing with like-minded people. DSR is always looking for new volunteers to join our group so if this sounds like something you would like to be a part of please contact us.

Come Meet Our Pets...

While DSR does not have a brick and mortar facility we do frequently host adoption events in Connecticut. These are wonderful opportunities to meet a variety of amazing dogs that are up for adoption. Check out our Facebook page for the most up to date listing of upcoming events.
Otherwise, dogs can be seen by appointment after completing the DSR application. Arrangements are made by the screening volunteer and coordinated with the foster family.

Our Adoption Process...

Interested adopters are asked to complete an application to begin the adoption process. This valuable document helps us insure that we are finding the perfect match for both the dog and the family members. If your application looks like a good fit, you will be contacted by phone for an interview. This is an opportunity to learn more about the home life you offer and the known temperament and energy level of the dog that is available for adoption. In some cases we may find that a different adoptable dog may be more suitable for your lifestyle and would be brought to your attention. Next, you will speak with the previous foster families to learn more about the day to day needs and behavior of the dog as an extra measure to find the perfect match. In addition, your veterinarian will be contacted to confirm your dedication to the health and well being of your previous or current pets.
Finally DSR reserves the right to do a home inspection prior to the adoption approval.
While this may seem like a lengthy process it actually may only take a week or two. As a result you should only begin the adoption process when you are ready to welcome a dog into your home.
DSR makes every effort to insure our dogs are healthy, happy, and well cared for by our loving volunteers as they wait for their forever homes. All dogs are up to date on all vaccinations, spayed/neutered, and receive a health certificate before being transported. Our adoption fee is $450 and every penny goes towards the rescue of dogs in need.