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New Arrivals | March 15, 2015

Cusca and Puppies

  This lovely female arrived with us last week, and three of her seven pups soon followed her. Her owner died and the family left her behind on the street. She stayed in the yard of the abandoned house, waiting for her … Continue Reading ››

Riley has gorgeous markings

New Arrivals | November 1, 2014


Riley was rescued by Tessa and Gerson. He belonged to a neighbor family who didn’t want him as he has a damaged leg. They threatened to throw the puppy on the street, and Tess called us to ask if we could help. … Continue Reading ››

Peanut first day

New Arrivals | October 21, 2014


Peanut is our newest little pup. At two pounds and about 7 weeks of age, she was to young to be out alone. She was running along the road, frightened and hungry when we picked her up. Peanut is in a foster home, being … Continue Reading ››

Bathing Chow

Volunteers | July 6, 2014

Volunteering on the Cerro

We had lots of volunteer help this week. Thursday was an especially busy day on the mountain, with help from Paul, Victoria and Vale, Ben, Juani, and Isabel. With so many eager hands to help the cleaning tasks went quickly. Runs were washed … Continue Reading ››

Cali hugs

News | June 20, 2014

End of School Puppy Party

Some of the fifth grade gang with puppies Cali hugs Frijolito hugs Almost asleep Berry kisses Frijolito playing soccer After the ball! Berry getting cuddles Yesterday our puppies celebrated the end of school with their favourite volunteers. Frijolito played soccer all afternoon long, while Cali, Berry, and Lu Lu got cuddled and soaked up the […]

Puppy Berry

New Arrivals | June 14, 2014

Meet Puppy Berry

Ronaldo brought in this little one. She was dumped in a rainy doorway, covered in fleas and dirty, but otherwise in fairly good shape. Of course he picked her up. He brought her up to the Cerro today to bathe her and treat her fleas, start her deworming, shots, and to introduce us. … Continue […]

Our Sunday Volunteers

Volunteers | May 28, 2014

Sunday Volunteers

Our littlest volunteers were hard at work again on Sunday. Huge thanks to Cristina, Ben, Savannah, Walker, and Campbell (and their parents!) These wonderful children got up early, came and played with our puppies, then rode up the mountain with us and took all our big dogs on a long, sunny mountain walk. … Continue […]


Health |

Where Should Sleeping Dogs Lie?

Many people tell me that they want their dog to sleep outside. In Guatemala, we have a temperate enough climate in most areas that the dog will not suffer unduly from cold (or heat). However, I highly recommend that your dog sleep inside the house. No matter what your reason for wanting the dog outside […]

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.