Guapo is a gorgeous Setter/Golden/Rottie mix (maybe). He was rescued by Paula Hillman after she found him abandoned and severely injured in a field. He had a shattered pelvis with a bone protruding, and was skeletally thin. She took him in and nursed him back to health, but after several months she decided that he was too much for her and asked us to take him. When we took Guapo in he was physically healed, but had many severe behavioral problems. He was extremely reactive toward joggers, bicyclists, and some other dogs. and had bitten several people.  He had severe food guarding issues. He leaked urine whenever he greeted you. Guapo has been a favorite dog at the Cerro since his arrival. He is very loving and affectionate, and gets along with all the other dogs. He is beautiful, loves to play and is great with children. He still has some leash reactivity and needs consistent work with adding food to his dish. Guapo’s obedience in lower distraction situations is excellent. He needs continued work in higher distraction areas. Guapo needs a lot of daily exercise to help him stay calm. He has moderately high anxiety and needs structure and calm entries and departures to keep him relaxed. He loves other dogs, and does well with most other dogs, but loves to be the center of attention, so would do well as an only dog. Guapo no longer triggers on joggers or cyclists. Just a gentle reminder to target your hand or look at you is enough to redirect him to make a good choice. He was adopted by Ben and Mary Florence in the summer of 2014, and we sent him on to New York City to join them when they moved.

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.