Lina is a stunningly beautiful little fluff ball mystery mix-she looks like she has some Husky in her from her coat and her features, but she is much too small to have much Husky. She weighs about 25 lbs and is probably just over a year old.

We found six month old Lina in November of 2013 curled up in a little ball in a doorway. She was skinny, afraid, and covered in engine oil. With good food and lots of love, she quickly gained weight and came out of her shell.

Lina is playful and energetic. She needs lots of long hikes and daily exercise. She really loves to be outside and would do well on a farm or acerage. She loves to play with her doggie friends, and even though she is the smallest of our crew, she holds her own with all the big dogs. Lina is fully house trained and lived with a foster family for several months. She is clicker trained and has good basic obedience including “sit’, “down”, “stay”, “Leave it”, and “target”. She is crate trained and has lived in a home. She is not destructive and doesn’t chew possessions. She tends to pull on the leash when walking (possibly the Husky in her?), so unless actively training with her, we recommend using a front attach harness or head halter like a Gentle Leader when walking her. Lina loves to ride in the car, and loves being petted and brushed.

Lina would do well with older children. She would do best in a home without cats, but she loves other dogs and could live happily with a dog buddy. We don’t know her full story, but we think that Lina was kept outside in some kind of auto shop (from the black grease on her). She certainly had never been allowed inside a home or a building, and was terrified when we brought her inside. After living with her foster family and after lots of training with us, she is much better, and will generally come inside when invited. She continues to be leery of some flooring materials and needs to be coaxed in with targeting, patience, and positive reinforcement.

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.