Nia is a gorgeous year and a half old Shepherd mix. She was a shy puppy, and was adopted to a lovely family in the Bay area. As she matured, she showed a high prey drive, and became more fearful of strangers and children, beginning to display some aggression, and was having difficulty in their urban environment. She was just too stressed with the noise and hustle and bustle, and too difficult for her family to manage.

We brought Nia back to Guatemala in September so we could evaluate her and see if living in a more rural environment with other dogs might lower her stress level.

Nia has blossomed in the more outdoor, open air setting of the rescue. We have polished up her basic obedience skills and she now has a stellar recall. She LOVES the other dogs and pups, and plays well with them. We have had zero issues with her on or off-leash with new people and she has been absolutely fine with children, too.

She does have a high prey drive, and gets very excited to chase squirrels and birds. She utters a high-pitched excitement yip-yip-yip when she chases them. Nia loves cuddles and loves being around people. She is very ready to be adopted now, although we are looking for a local adoption only for this gorgeous dog. We would love to find a home where she will have a good-sized outdoor space to run and play in. Please contact us if you’d like more information about Nia, or would like to meet her.

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.