Timon and Pumbaa (who may or may not be brothers) were brought to one of our sterilization clinics from the town of Santa Maria de Jesus. They were surviving (barely) on the street there, and both were suffering from mange, internal parasites and malnutrition. The people who brought them planned to release them back to the streets, but hoped that they would do better once sterilized and vaccinated.

We have a difficult time putting puppies back on the street, and these two were clearly not thriving. So in a moment of weakness, we decided to bring them in. The pups are about 7 months old, and small. They weigh only about 16 lbs.

Timon is a sweet, gentle pup. He is playful, but his favorite thing seems to be to snuggle up in your lap for a snooze. He loves to play with Pumbaa and the other puppies, and trots along happily on walks, and loves to chase tossed toys and dissect them once he’s caught them. He is doing great on his basic obedience, coming along nicely with his house training and is great in a crate, sleeping the whole night through quietly inside.


He is neutered, fully vaccinated and now healthy.

Timon is on hold for a lovely young woman in the Bay Area, and his adopted name is Theo. He will be flying up at the beginning of October.


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.