Bear and his four siblings hail from the town of San Juan del Obispo, just south of Antigua. Their mother lives with several other dogs on a rented property. The caretakers of the property told rescuer Francesca that the dogs were left by previous tenants. The dogs were all in extremely poor condition when Francesca began helping the family. All the adults have now been spayed, vaccinated, and wormed. Francesca brings the family dog food, as well.

We took this litter as they were very young and not yet fearful of people. Additionally, two of the puppies had severe eye problems, and it seemed likely that they would each lose at least one eye.

We brought Bear in at about 6 weeks of age. He has been fostered with his brother Woody by a lovely family with several children. He has been socialized well, and is learning basic behaviors with treats and positive reinforcement. He is a sweet, friendly and affectionate puppy.

He will be neutered at the end of April, and available for adoption after that.


We are a small organization dedicated to helping dogs and cats in Antigua. We sterilize, rehabilite and find homes, and work with other rescue groups.