Sweet Sophie was rescued by friends who foster for us. She has hanging around their home, mooching food from passersby. She was in relatively good condition, although she has a decided limp and turned out left hind leg. She also had severely ingrown hind dew claws. The toenails had grown in a full circle and were embedded in the toe, and were infected.

Our friends brought Sophie in and we had her spayed, the infected toes removed, and her leg x-rayed. She has an old, untreated, and healed break of the femur, which is why she has a slightly uneven gait. Her joints are not affected, and she is not at all bothered or slowed down by the healed break.

Sophie is a lovely, sweet, young dog. We think she may have some Spaniel in her, and possibly some herding-type dog such as Border Collie. She is between a year and a half and two years old, and weighs just around 30 lbs.

She is wonderful with dogs she knows, and plays very appropriately.  She can be dog reactive on the street when on leash and is in training for this. She loves people, and is great with kids.  When rescued, she does have a high prey drive and will chase motorcycles and bicycles. Her foster parents are working hard to train her and this behaviour has decreased dramatically, but she still chases occasionally. She has most of her basic obedience behaviours (sit, down, hand target), walks well on a leash, and is great off leash with a good recall. She is being fostered in a home, so we know that she is house trained and is not destructive when left alone.

Sophie would do really well in a country environment and with experienced dog owners who enjoy and have worked with high-drive dogs like Border Collies.

Sophie is now spayed, up to date on her shots and parasite treatments, and is ready to be adopted by a lucky family.

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.