Domino was huddled by the side of the road in terrible shape. We spotted him from the car as we passed, and stopped to see if we could catch him. He was mostly hairless, suffering from mange and a flea bite allergy, and his little belly was terribly distended with parasites. He was terrified, and immediately ran to escape, but in his fright he was looking back toward us and he ran into a thick bush where he became entangled and couldn’t escape quickly enough.

We managed to grab him, but the poor little pup was so terrified that he literally screamed, struggling to bite, as his sphincters opened. We wrapped him in a sweatshirt and held him until he stopped struggling and started to calm a bit.

Domino weighed just 4 lbs on intake. He was about 3 months old, but was the size and weight of an 8 week old puppy. We got him bathed and dewormed, and fed him a nice warm meal. He was terribly shy and fearful for a couple of days, but quickly realized that this new place was a pretty good one, and attached himself to his caregiver.

Over the next month he blssomed. His hair began to grow in, and he began to play with other dogs and his human fans. He stayed quite small in size, but his friendly and outgoing personality and boldness seem like that of a much bigger dog. After a very rough start, he became one of the sweetest, most lovely pups we have ever had the pleasure to know.

Domino flew to San Francisco at the end of October, and after being lovingly fostered by a lovely family in the Bay area, he struck gold with a most fabulous furever family. He is the apple of their eye, and just a spectacular family pet.

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.