Queenie

Queenie is not only mama to our four sweet puppies-Maxine, Charlotte, Spike and Nutella, she also birthed a lovely puppy named Dora that we placed several years ago.

Queenie hails from a town near Antigua named Santa Lucia Milpas Altas. She has lived on the street for a long time. Lucky for her, several people in her neighborhood looked out for her and cared for her. Among those kind people were Gerson’s parents.

On our last spay-neuter clinic in August, they brought Queenie and four of six of her babies to us to sterilize. Unfortunately (or perhaps, fortunately), the puppies were only about 5 weeks old-far, far too young to spay and neuter. Queenie was still nursing her babes, and was doing an excellent job.

We took the family up to the rescue and have cared for the little family ever since. Her puppies are now weaned, and sweet Queenie is spayed and ready for a home of her own.

Queenie was an amazing mother, and a sweeter, more loving dog would be hard to find. She is mostly white, and has had some skin problems that are associated with white dogs, fleas, and delicate skin.  She will need ongoing flea control and good care to keep her skin and coat healthy.

She is a perfectly sized dog with short hair. She is extremely loving and affectionate and would love nothing more than to curl up in your lap. Forever. Queenie gets along with all the other dogs at the rescue, but she is a people dog, not a dog-dog. Aside from her puppies, (she was overjoyed whenever she sees them), she is pretty indifferent to other dogs.

Queenie doesn’t like to be confined, and isn’t happy in a crate or even in a large run. But with her lovely house-manners, we don’t anticipate problems if she has free rein of the house. She has some separation issues and and a hoarse, anxious bark when she is left behind. We have her on fluoxitine and trazadone to help her relax as there are times at the rescue when she must be alone with the dogs. Queenie isn’t the prettiest dog we have ever brought in, but she most definitely is one of the sweetest.

Queenie had very bad skin when she arrived, and her skin has improved greatly, but it is still sensitive. She needs regular ear cleaning and monthly flea control.

She is a lovely, friendly and very affectionate dog who will be a great addition to pretty much any home. She loves kids, is great off leash, and is house trained.

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.