R.O.A.R. Squad: Liliana and Antonio and their dog, Romeo

A huge welcome to the R.O.A.R. Squad to Liliana and Antonio! Romeo come into their lives in the nick of time- that smile you see above? Romeo did not start out so smiley. But with patience and love Romeo is clearly a wonderful addition to their family!

Learn more about their fascinating story and how you can become a R.O.A.R. Squad member with your rescue pet (cat, dog, llama, whatever!) after the jump!

Rockin’ Rescue Owners: Liliana (Twitter handle: @Nannersmom) and Antonio

Rockin’ Pup: Romeo (aka Nanners), 4 year old Jack Russel terrier

About the Team: Antonio works as Director of Programs for the World Federation of Hemophilia. I blog for Montreal Dog Blog for the “Rescue News” section.

Dramatic Union: How can I explain…Romeo came to me through a friend that her boyfriend’s brother was about to kill Romeo (an excerpt from Liliana):

I got a frantic call from a friend. I could hear in her voice she was scared. She told me, “Please Lilly, he will kill Romeo! Please tell me he can stay with you.” I had no idea who Romeo was. At first I thought she was speaking of a person, and then I realized she was talking about a dog when she added, “Romeo bit the nose of his daughter! He wants to kill Romeo!” After she calmed down, she explained to me that Romeo had bit a 3 year old and that the owner had tried killing the dog. He failed in killing the dog because his wife pulled him away while he was choking Romeo. (read the rest of the story HERE)

Fun Stuff: Romeo’s paws smell like popcorn!

Where: Montreal, Quebec

What to meet another Canadian? Check out Kristine and Rob and their dog, Shiva!

Join the R.O.A.R. Squad

Do you want to join the R.O.A.R. Squad? Our goal is to make having a rescue animal THE coolest thing around. Ya game? Perfect! We’d love to have you! 

Send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!

Recruiting Members

We are well on our way to reaching our goal of finding at least one rescue owner from every state in the US and at least one rescue owner from every province and territory in Canada by April 2011. BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We’re looking for rescue dogs, cats, rabbits, parrots… donkeys… snakes… we’re not biased around here. We just want rescues who have found fabulous homes! Check out all the R.O.A.R. Squad members HERE.

Recruiting for:


  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland
  • North West Territories
  • Nunavut
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon


  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Everywhere Else:

  • From somewhere else? Lemme know!

If your state/province/territory isn’t on this list, THAT’S OKAY! We still need you to join! Just keep your eyes and ears out for rescue owners from these places for me, k? Thanks!

I look forward to hearing from you!

10 Responses to “R.O.A.R. Squad: Liliana and Antonio and their dog, Romeo”

  1. Kristine says:

    Fantastic, more Canadians!

    Romeo looks so happy and fuzzy and sweet. It’s hard to picture him being aggressive. Especially with the pompom. Love it. 🙂

  2. Kari says:

    Love Romeo’s fuzziness 🙂


  3. I absolutely *love* that first shot! Way too cute for words, love it 🙂

  4. Kim says:

    OMG, I can’t believe someone actually tried to kill precious little dog. I know that you sometimes have to be very careful with certain dogs and children but still . . . . anyway, so very glad he was saved and is now happy in a good home!! I will check out her blog.

  5. What an awesome photo. Looks like he’s smiling!

  6. That is quite dramatic. It looks like he has a great life with you. That first shot is my favorite also.

  7. Liliana says:

    Thank you so much for the nice comments:) I love taking pictures and he loves posing for them:) I try to be the best mommy and give little Romeo all that he never had. Since that day that he came to us scared and neglected…he has become my little guardian Angel and inspiration. XoXoXo