Leia is a lovely 2 to 3 year old female. She is medium-sized and short coated. Leia lived in a coffee farm near San Juan del Obispo, one of the villages we do sterilization clinics in. Leia wandered in accompanied by her puppy, Obi at the end of one of the clinic days. Our vets had already packed up and gone. Neighbors told us that Leia had given birth to 4 puppies in this litter, but that all had disappeared or died except little Obi. They told us that she had a litter with every heat, but that all the puppies always died.

She was so sweet, gentle, and friendly, we decided to bring her up to the rescue with her puppy and have them sterilized in Antigua with our vet. Our plan was to place the puppy and release Leia back where she wandered in. Watching her play and nurture her puppy quickly put an end to that plan. Obi was already 4 months old, long past the time that pups normally separate from their mothers. The two of them were so smitten with one another it just melted us.

So Leia did not be going back to the street! Her foster mom reported that she was wonderful in the home.  She said that Leia is VERY food motivated and pretty opportunistic when it comes to self-serving her food. So counters need to be kept clean, and the lid closed on the garbage can.

Leia is great with all the dogs at the rescue, except at dinner time. She will guard her food from other dog, and will try to steal theirs if she can,   She is fine with people coming near her food. She is gentle and sweet with people. She is doing well with her basic training. She walks well on leash in town, but tends to pull when out in exciting critterlandia, so we use a front attach harness with her. Leia rides well in the car, is fully house trained, and shows no reactivity toward other dogs when on or off leash (she really isn’t very interested in other dogs at all. She does seem to prefer male dogs to females).

Leia loves people and is great with kids. She is up to date with all shots and treatments. She is spayed and microchipped and heart worm negative.

Leia flew to the SF Bay area on December 20th in trial adoption. Although she was fine with the cat in her first foster home, she focused on the cat in her adoptive home with predatory intensity. So sadly, the couple cannot keep her. They are heartbroken, as Leia is pretty much perfect in every other aspect.

We are looking for a cat-free home for Leia. She would be great as an only dog and would very much enjoy being the Queen of the home.

For more information or to meet Leia, please contact us.

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.