Happy family, happy pup......happy endings!
Barkley: Adopted! 2016
Erika was teaching a lesson about nature down by the river when she saw a man with a backpack. Nothing unusual about that, is there? Until she saw that the backpack was wiggling. When asking the man what he was doing, he pulled out two newborn puppies. Clearly too young to be away from their mother, Erika asked the man why he had the pups. When he indicated that he was trying to sell them, Erika knew that she needed to step in and help. When her husband arrived at the end of her class, they both went and spoke to the man. It took a lot of convincing, but eventually he agreed to let them take the puppies. That's when Nina and Barkley became Mexpups. Barley struggled at first to eat and gain weight. Once the right formula was found for him, he began to thrive. Barkely is a fun-loving pup who is now feeling great, learning new things and exploring the world. He is currently 14 months old, and weighs 22kg. Barkley needs a family that can continue to help him with his fear of dogs, and continue to socialize him and love him. Please share his story to help him find the perfect family.
Bailey (Formeryl Nina): Adopted! November 1st, 2016
Erika was teaching a lesson about nature down by the river when she saw a man with a backpack. Nothing unusual about that, is there? Until she saw that the backpack was wiggling. When asking the man what he was doing, he pulled out two newborn puppies. Clearly too young to be away from their mother, Erika asked the man why he had the pups. When he indicated that he was trying to sell them, Erika knew that she needed to step in and help. When her husband arrived at the end of her class, they both went and spoke to the man. It took a lot of convincing, but eventually he agreed to let them take the puppies. That's when Nina and Smith became Mexpups. Nina is the stronger of the two, and is growing fast. She is a typical puppy who loves to play, loves to cuddle and loves to love. She is currently 8 months old and weighs 14kg. She won't be a big girl physically (probably about 16kg), but has loads of personality. She's a bit shy at first but warms up really fast. She can live with dog friendly cats, and she loves kids. In her foster home there's even a pet rat that she doesn't bother. Do you need a spunky little girl in your family? An active home for Nina, preferably with other dogs would be great.
Waldo: Adopted! December 20, 2016
He was found on the beach at Boca de Tomatlan. He didn’t have an owner and had a massive cut on his neck that extended to his ear. The cut had become infected and he was covered in fleas & ticks. Colette and Lydia had gone to Boca to help with another situation (all turned out ok there), but when they found this guy, it was clear he needed help. They got him to the vets where tests were done and the needed treatments started. Once taken into care, he recovered beautifully. Waldo is about 1.5 years old and weighs 5 kilos. He is a sweet angel of a dog, friendly and loving. Waldo likes cats, children and everyone he meets. He gets attached to his people and loves to be loved. Waldo needed to be shaved when groomed after rescue, but we are certain he will re-grow to be as fluffy and gorgeous as ever. He walks great on a leash, loves going for walks, loves meeting people and other dogs. Waldo can bark when strangers enter, but not excessively. He is recently neutered and sometimes stills marks his territory when in a new space for the first time, but is trained to go outside the house. Waldo is an amazing, loving dog. He is always happy and would be great in any environment, solo or with a large family. Where’s Waldo?? He’s heeeere and he is ready to find a family to call his own. If you are interested in adopting Waldo, please complete an adoption application which can be found at www.mexpup.com.
Buddy: Adopted! December 16, 2016
Franca and her two pups were on the beach one day when a new dog approached them. They had a nice morning and then returned home. The next day, they saw the same dog again, and this time he started following them. Over the course of the next few days, it became the norm. They would see him, he would follow them, and they would enjoy his company until it was time to go home. They made sure to give him water & food each day, and they tried to come up with a plan to get him off the streets. Franca wasn’t able to take him in, but she wanted to make sure he was healthy and safe. She and another friend covered all his vet expenses and found a foster home for him. He’d won over their hearts and now he was on the road to a new life. Buddy is about 1-year-old and weighs 16 kilos. He is a friendly dog that loves to play. Buddy does great with all the other dogs in his foster home, but he can try to be a bit macho with the smaller ones (in a friendly, but pushy way). The funny thing is that he is intimidated by the little puppies in the foster home...so he’s not really a tough guy. Buddy doesn’t do well with cats (he pays attention to them and chases them). We think he would do great with an active family. Other dogs and kids are definitely an option for him, but we wouldn’t recommend him to a home with cats. Buddy is still a young dog, so having attention and additional training would be great for him. This smart pup knew how to find someone to help him and now we are asking for your help. Please share Buddy’s album so that he can find his forever family. If you are interested in adopting him, you can complete the adoption application found at www.mexpup.com. We know he will make a great family member.
Xena: Adopted! December 14, 2016
What happens when a cat rescuer finds a pup in need? The pup moves into a foster home with about 40 cats until a solution can be found of course. Puro Gato is a great group and when they found a little Chihuahua in need, they simply took her into care. A few calls were made and a week later little Xena found herself in a new foster home. This sweet girl is about 1-year-old and weight 3 kilos. Xena has done great with all the dogs in her foster home and doesn’t seem to understand that she is tiny (which could get her into trouble with the wrong dog). She is also great with cats. Xena is a little wary of new people, but warms up after a short time. She does great on walks and enjoys exploring new places. Xena is a typical Chihuahua with a big personality. She bounces 1 meter high when you come home or when she’s happy. Xena is a happy dog that loves life, loves to play and has lots of energy! If you think Xena is the right fit for your family, please complete an adoption application which can be found at www.mexpup.com. We would love to have this girl in her new home to celebrate the holidays with family.
Rita (formerly Werita): Adopted! December 21, 2016
She appeared in the neighborhood and seemed to be living in an empty lot with lots of vegetation. It was the perfect place for her as it was close to a residential area with trash for food and gave her cover to keep her safe. Irina could tell she was pregnant, but she was leaving town and there wasn’t much she could do. Upon return, she noticed that the dog had given birth. She was so skinny and had a number of wounds. Irina knew both the momma and the puppies were at great risk. She didn’t have the space or the time or the money to take them in, but she did it anyway. The puppies were hidden in the lot, but they were easy to find and the momma was happy for the help. About 30 minutes after the puppies had been removed, large equipment arrived at the lot and cleared the entire space. If not for Irina, the puppies would have perished that day…impeccable timing! Irina gave a loving home & space for momma to nurture her puppies until they were all adopted, but then it was time for the momma to get her chance. She asked if MexPup could help and we were happy to say yes. Werita is about 2 years old and weighs 18 kilos. She was a wonderful mom to her puppies. Werita has learned to walk on a leash and live in a home without problems. She doesn’t like motorcycles or loud traffic noise, but with time she continues to improve. Werita barks at strangers on the street, but when people are invited inside her foster home she is welcoming. She does well with the cat in her foster home, but is not a fan of birds. This lovely girl did all she could for her pups and they all have loving homes. Now it is her chance for a great new life!
Dickens (Formerly Eden): Adopted! December 20th, 2016
Tere was enjoying her day off along one of the rivers in PV when she saw him. He was so skinny, so filthy, covered in fleas & ticks, with crusted eyes, a mucus filled nose, dehydrated and barely able to walk. He simply had no energy, but still gave Tere a tail wag when she approached him. He was alone on the street and clearly hadn’t been cared for in longer than we care to imagine. This caring vet simply had to help him. Eden was rescued that day and his new life began. He thankfully tested negative for the worst diseases, but had extremely low platelets with an upper respiratory infection (possibly from Ehrlichia) in addition to being severely dehydrated and being blind in one eye (likely from a blow to his head at some point in the past). IV’s were inserted, along with medication and Eden got his chance. We don’t think he is more than 6 years old even though his body seems much older – those hard years with no care had simply taken their toll. He weighed 3.8 kilos when taken into care…even when at a healthy weight he will just be a little guy. We have promised him that the worst is behind him and that he is now part of the MexPup family that will help him no matter what the next days and weeks bring. Eden needed help and thanks to everyone, he is getting it. Please consider helping Eden and dogs like him by making a donation to MexPup (in Canada via etransfer to Karen@mexpup.com, in Mexico via cash donations at Mascotas vet clinic with Dr. Manuel. or at Sabuesos vet clinic with Dr. Paco, or from anyplace else via our paypal link which can be found at www.mexpup.com). Together we continue to make a difference.
Rico (Formerly Parker): Adopted! December 11, 2016
He was hanging out in a parking lot near the airport. Some friends of Carmen & Claudia noticed him, saw the wound he had, and asked around to get more information. It seems he had just appeared one day with the large gash on his side (it appears that he was struck by a machete). The kind man in charge at the lot was trying to care for him, but he didn’t have the means to do much. Their friend got him food & medication for the wound, but he was still living on the streets. After telling the story to Carmen & Claudia, a plan was made and off they went to find the pup. The man had taken great care of the dog and his wound was almost healed. Thanks were given, hugs, handshakes and a few scratches exchanged before he was loaded in the car for his trip to the vet. Parker is about 2.5 years old and weighs 26 kilos. He does well with the dog in his foster home and with the cats (he does try to smell them, but has never been aggressive to any of them). Parker is an energetic dog that loves to go for walks (does pull when first out the door), but settles as he gets exercise. He also loves to cuddle. His dark chocolate face, black body, those very tender eyes and face will win you over instantly. Although he is fully grown, he is still a silly puppy in his mind. He prefers to be with humans and dog siblings all the time and to be given affection. Parker is a BIG kisser and is ready to find his forever family.
Asterix: Adopted! December 14, 2016
Cat rescuers and dog rescuers have much in common. They are compassionate individuals that want to help animals in need. When the women of Puro Gato found yet another pup dumped near the Red Cross in Puerto Vallarta, they did what amazing people do. They helped. It didn’t matter that their rescue is over full, the little guy was welcomed into his new foster home (along with 40+ cats). They made a few calls and within a couple of weeks a new foster home was found. Asterix is about 9 months old and weighs 4 kilos. He was quiet and shy when he first came into care, but has quickly warmed up to everyone. Asterix does great with all the dogs in his foster home (both large and small). He does like to playfully chase the cats in his foster home, but he lived with over 40 cats in a rescue and loves them (plus with his small size most cats just laugh at him). Asterix does great on a leash and enjoys going for walks. He is a playful pup that loves to run around, but he’s also a great snuggler, who can be a couch potato. He is a bit wary of new people, but warms up quickly and is quite sociable. When in the pack, he will bark with the other dogs, but when alone he is quiet. Asterix is happy, healthy and ready for adoption. We would sure love him to be in his new home for the holidays. If he sounds like a match for your family, please complete the adoption application which can be found at www.mexpup.com.
Vincent (Formerly Branston): Adopted! December 10th, 2016
He was tied to their front door. They hadn’t seen him in the neighborhood and had no idea where he came from, but it was clear he needed help. He was severely underweight and had a number of wounds. They didn’t really have space to take him in, but that didn’t stop them from doing what had to be done. First, there was a trip to the vets to get his medical care started. As time passed he gained weight and got the sparkle back in his eye. Branston is about 1.5 years old and weighs 31 kilos. He is a big boy and needs regular exercise so burn off all his puppy energy. Branston loves to goes for walks and does great on leash. He is also a cuddle bug and that loves attention, but also enjoys to his alone time. Branston plays well with other dogs that are not intimidated by his size. He is also very good with cats and he likes water. He is a very sweet dog that does well in most situations. Branston is very friendly and did great with kids coming up to cuddle and play with him. We would love Branston to join and active family with a confident leader. He is a lovely dog that deserves a lovely home. If you are interested in adopting Branston, please complete an application which can be found at www.mexpup.com.
Romina: Adopted! December 11, 2016
She hung around a food cart. She was there every day hoping for kindness. She was clearly hungry and just trying to survive. The first-time Hector saw her he wasn’t sure she was homeless, but each time he went back she was still there. He knew she needed help and so he did what he does. He took her in, got her to the vets, and her new life began. She had matted fur, was malnourished and very dirty. Thankfully she didn’t have any of the really scary illnesses, so with some basic love, care and treatment she was well on her way. Romina is about 1 year old and weighs 12 kilos. This sweet girl can be shy when first meeting new people, but warms up once she knows all is ok. Romina did great with the 2 other dogs in her foster home and with the 3 cats also. She likes to play and go for walks, but also knows how to relax. Romina is a calm dog that does well with children. She has thrived in foster care and is ready for adoption. We are excited for her to begin the next stage and start her new life.
Riley (formerly Yogi): Adopted! December 3, 2016
He was on the malecon (boardwalk) and seemed out of place. He was alone, scared, timid and seemed disoriented. He had no clue about traffic, so the suspicion is that he was dumped there. He was only about 3.5 months old with ticks in his ears and no street skills – a terrible mix in a busy area with lots of traffic. Strange to say, but it was his lucky day as first Antonio spotted him and then Marcella went over to assist. They both knew he help. Others may have discarded him, but she took him in and made sure he got the care and attention he needed. Time passed and the puppy was happy, healthy and continuing to grow. Marcella had fostered and then adopted another MexPup named Mambo, so when she hadn’t found Yogi a home we offered to help. This sweet guy is about 8 months old and weighs 9 kilos. Yogi is a very friendly and social pup. He does great with the other dog in his foster home and loves meeting dogs when out on walks. When asked to describe her foster, Marcella said “He is an absolute delight to have around. He is adorable, energetic, loves almost everyone and just wants to please and be kind.” Clearly his foster mom thinks he is a great pup and we do too! We are grateful that Yogi was rescued and excited for him to start the next part of his journey…going to a forever family.
Pepper: Adopted! December 3, 2016
Bryant saw her near a dumpster looking for food. He and his wife love animals, so he got some food and took it to the pup. She gladly ate it all, so he bought her some more. She was so friendly and thankful. As he watched her, he noticed she was limping. It didn’t feel right to leave her, so he decided to take her to their vet to see what else they could do to help her. She was very dirty and it was obvious that her front legs & chest were very strong while her back legs, especially the right one, was skinny. The x-ray revealed an old injury that had already healed. Her pelvis had been fractured and was already healed. The vet felt she would be fine, but needed assistance to start using the leg again. With the help of medication and a loving foster home, Pepper was walking on all 4 legs after just a few weeks. Her muscles came back and she lost her limp. Things were certainly looking up for this lovely girl. Marcela & Bryant had done all they could to get her healthy, but they hadn’t been able to find her a home and asked MexPup for help…that is how Pepper became part of the MexPup family. This lovely dog is about 5 years old and weighs 20 kilos. Pepper does great with the other dog in her foster home. She likes a slow and controlled introduction to other pups and will give a growl to those that are pushy to let them know she needs her space. Pepper does great walking on leash and loves to be off leash also. She has done well interacting with small children and loves attention from anyone willing to give a nice scratch. Pepper seems a bit too curious about cats, so we don’t think she would be a match for a home with one. This sweet girl hasn’t had the best luck, but things turned around thanks to one lovely couple. Now it’s her time to get her own family and her new beginning.
Lima: Adopted! December 3, 2016
Karla lives in Boca de Tomatlan and she is an active member of the community that is always working to improve the lives of animals. She organizes free spay & neuter clinics, talks with people about care & treatment of animals and rescues many that end up in the streets of her small town. It wasn’t surprising that when a group of children found a litter of abandoned puppies in a parking lot, they came running to Karla for help. She immediately took the 5 puppies into care and thanks to her efforts, they all had a chance to survive. Lima is now about 11months old and weighs 12 kilos. She is a sweet girl that does well with all the dogs in her foster home. Lima likes to bark at the cats, but does fine living with them. This friendly pup gets along with everyone she meets. Lima walks well on a leash, but can pull a bit when she wants to catch up with other dogs that she sees. She was saved by a group a kids that knew puppies were not just trash and took action. She was fostered by a loving family that values animals. She is a lovely dog that deserved a chance at a great life and a small community made that a possibility. We are excited that she is ready for adoption and will soon have a family to call her own.
Koji (formerly Aisha): Adopted! November 27, 2016
Porfirio is one of Ted & Brischa’s dogs. He lives a relaxed life on an acreage in the mountains and has a lovely life as a ranch dog. One day while on a hike, he came out of the jungle with a pup in his mouth. Yup, you read that correctly. He found a pup high up on the hill in the middle of nowhere and then proceeded to lead the humans to the other pup that was also in the forest. Porfirio was a great rescuer. The two pups were only a few months old and would have had little chance of survival. Thankfully, Aisha and Lolly were saved and taken into care. At about 8 months old, she weighed 12 kilos. Aisha is a happy, social pup who loves to play all the time. She does great with all the dogs in her foster home and simply ignored the cats. This little girl has loads of energy, but she also knows how to relax and will come asking for cuddles when tired. Aisha enjoys going on walks and does well on a leash. This friendly pup is doing great in care and we’re excited for her to join a family of her own.
Pirate: Adopted! November 23rd, 2016
He was running around the streets when Lupita found him. He was in pretty good shape and had a collar but no dog tag. She took him home and started the process of finding his family. She put posters up in the area, she posted him on various social media pages, and she walked him around town asking if anyone recognized him. As time passed, the hope that his family would be found diminished. We don’t know if he was lost or if he was abandoned, but weeks turned into months without anyone claiming him. 8 months have passed and it is time for Pirate to move forward and find a forever home. At about 1.5 years old, this little guy weighs about 6 kilos. Pirate does well with all the dogs in his foster home. He is better with male dogs and particularly likes big dogs. He loves to play with his 65 lb fur foster sibling that is a pitbull. Pirate also LOVES to play with the cat in his foster home (and the cat loves to play with him). He isn’t great on leash (is a puller), but must always be on leash as Pirate will chase after bicycles, motorcycles, cars, etc. He has already had a run in with a motorcycle that caused a leg fracture (he is fully healed), but we clearly don’t want a repeat of that! Pirate loves his people, but he can be particular even with his favorites. He doesn’t like being touched by people that he doesn’t know, especially his back or tail, and he doesn’t like being moved. Based on these challenges, we don’t think he is a match for a home with children. Pirate loves car rides, loves playing with toys and loves sleeping in bed with his foster mom. If you think Pirate is a match for your home, please complete an adoption application which can be found at www.mexpup.com. This lovely guy is happy, healthy and ready for adoption. Please share his album and help us to find him a home.
Daisy: Adopted! November 22, 2016
The chase was on…there was a female pit mix in heat and the two boys were giving chase. Colette & Lydia saw them running by and knew exactly what was happening. They grabbed leashes and made chase. After some time, they were able to corral all three and took them to the Colina Spay & Neuter clinic. They kept them safe until the next clinic when they were all three spayed & neutered. Daisy, the female, immediately stole the hearts of everyone she met. Colette & Lydia knew this girl was special and they were committed to doing all they could to make sure she had a bright future. They asked MexPup if we could help by finding her a home and we were happy to say yes. This lovely pup is about 1-year-old and weighs 23 kilos. She is very strong, but will take the first opportunity she gets to cuddle with you or roll on her back for a belly rub. Daisy has done great with all the dogs she met in her foster home, even a little Chihuahua that jumped on her back and head. Daisy just took it all in stride rolling over to play with her. She has a very happy, easy energy and always seems to have a smile on her face. Daisy is a powerful dog, so will need a confident owner that has bully breed experience. We think an active family that will make sure she gets the exercise and attention she needs would be a great fit. This calm and loving girl is a wonderful dog that deserves a wonderful family and we are excited for her to get her chance.
Ojitos: Adopted! November 21, 2016
He was found on the streets with numerous abrasions on his belly. It almost looked like he had been dragged by his front legs (belly down) across cement. We really don’t know what happened, but it was clear that he needed help. Thankfully, Chuck & Claudia saw him and they did what they do…they made a difference. They took this lovely guy to the vets to get him treated and then into their home to help him heal. They are his saviors & his foster family. Ojitos is about 1-year-old and weighs 20 kilos. This sweet guy has done great with all the dogs (whether large or small) in his foster home. Oitos loves going for walks. He does well on the leash and knows how to heel, but is still a puppy and can become a puller when there is something that he wants to explore. Ojitos enjoys making friends when people come to visit. He may have been abandoned/injured by humans, but that doesn’t stop him from being a social guy. Ojitos is still just a puppy, so he will need continued training to help him become a great adult dog. He has lots of energy, so would do great in an active home, where he will get lots of exercise and opportunity to explore his new surroundings. This handsome, happy, healthy dog is ready for adoption! If you think Ojitos would make a great member of your family, please complete the adoption application found at www.mexpup.com. We know those ears will bring lots of smiles to one lucky home.
Lolly: Adopted! November 19, 2016
Porfirio is one of Ted & Brischa’s dogs. He lives a relaxed life on an acreage in the mountains and has a lovely life as a ranch dog. One day while on a hike, he came out of the jungle with a pup in his mouth. Yup, you read that correctly. He found a pup high up on the hill in the middle of nowhere and then proceeded to lead the humans to the other pup that was also in the forest. Porfirio was a great rescuer. The two pups were only a few months old and would have had little chance of survival. Thankfully, Lolly and Aisha were saved and taken into care. Lolly is now about 8 months old and weighs about 13 kilos. She is a happy, playful and social pup. Lolly does great with all the dogs in her foster home and also did well with the cats. This little girl has loads of energy, but she also knows how to relax. Cuddling is one of her favorite things. Lolly enjoys meeting kids on her walks, does well on a leash and thinks exploring is one of the best parts of life. This friendly pup is doing great in care and we’re excited for her to join a family of her own. She certainly deserves it.
Tinto: Adopted! November 12, 2016
They were born in an empty lot. Their mom was very attentive and kept the puppies safe, but an empty lot is no place for a litter of puppies. Barb & Louis saw them and knew they needed help. The first step was catching them and that proved to be quite a challenge. On the first attempt, 2 were rescued, but the next attempt came up empty. The 3rd saw two more come into care but the remaining 3 puppies were quite elusive. With help from a few LADRA volunteers, the final 3 were taken off the street and they were safe. In addition to rescuing the puppies, the mother was spayed. She has a family and they do care for her, so she continues to have a good life and will simply not have more puppies. Tinto is one of the male pups. At about 11 months old he weighs 20 kilos. He has similar coloring to most of his littermates – a reddish color – and longer fur like Oro, Mischka and Bernie. As he and his littermates didn’t meet humans until they were about 3 months old, they are all quite shy. Tinto is very timid when meeting new people, but is very happy to meet and play with dogs. He is slowly gaining confidence anstd is learning to trust humans, but that takes time. Tinto has never shown any aggression. He does best when he has time to get comfortable with people and gets to decide when to interact with them. We continue to work with him on positive reinforcement and it is going well. He now has a number of human friends and he is starting to seek people out. Tinto is a very sweet and gentle pup. He is great with dogs and also good with cats. Tinto will need a patient family that will help him continue to grow and become more comfortable with people and the outside world. We are excited for him to meet his family and start his new life.
Ele: Adopted! November 13, 2016
They were just a few months old and things weren’t going great. They had been abandoned at the side of the road where the trash is normally gathered. The sisters were hiding as they were afraid and on their own. Thankfully, Claudia saw them and she did what she always does…she helps. The first step was to go to the vets where the prognosis was ok – full of fleas, skinny and dehydrated. With some love, care and attention, Ele and her sister Kira thrived in their foster home. At about 8 months old, Ele weighs 20 kilos and has the tan/black fur (compared to her sisters more reddish coloring). Ele does great with the other dogs in her foster home (even with the little tripod, she is very respectful and plays very gently with him). Ele loved to put her front paws into the water bucket, so her foster family bought her a baby bathtub. She totally loves to play with her paws in it trying to dig and splashing the water out of the tub. Whenever she can, she runs and jumps into the puddles, so we think she will be quite a water dog although she isn’t a swimmer yet. Ele is a very social pup that does great with children, cats and most everyone she meets. She walks fine on a leash (will still occasionally pull) and loves to be out & about. We think she would thrive in an active home where she gets to take part in all the adventures, and with a family that will work with her to become the best adult dog she can be. Ele is happy, healthy and ready for adoption. If you think she should be your newest family member, please complete an application at www.mexpup.com.
Danza: Adopted! November 11, 2016
They saw her in their neighborhood without a collar, a bit too skinny, a bit too dirty and looking out of place. Lee and Nancy always try to help animals in need and this was no exception. They took her into their home and then to the vets. The good news was that the little pup was in pretty good shape. The bad news was that one of their dogs wasn’t happy sharing their home with this new foster. They were committed to helping her, getting her healthy & ready for adoption, but they couldn’t do it alone. MexPup came on board and after a flight with dogs departing, a space in foster opened up. Danza is about 8 months old weighs about 9 kilos. This happy girl loves dogs, likes to play with cats (even when they aren’t so keen), and does fine with the goats & ducks at her foster home. Danza is an amazing young dog that is very playful and active. She loves to be outside, loves to run around, and loves to play with toys. Danza loves attention and affection (who doesn’t). We think she would do best with an active family that will include her on all their adventures. This lovely girl is ready for adoption and we’re excited to see her start the next part of her journey to a great life.
Honey (Formerly Holly): Adopted! November 6, 2016
She was only a few months old when she and another pup were found on the streets alone. Their rescuer was a school girl that knew puppies didn’t belong on the streets. She took them home, but her mother refused to allow the 3 month old pups into the house. That didn’t stop her determination to get help. She was able to find a home for one of the pups and asked Ted & Brischa for help with the other. Education is such an important part of animal rescue along with supporting children in their efforts to make a difference. Ted & Brischa said yes to fostering and asked MexPup for help. After a few months in care, Holly had grown into a lovely little dog. This 8-month old pup now weighed 14 kilos, and is quite curious and friendly. She has done well with all the dogs and cats in her foster home. Holly will sometimes bark to let you know that she wants to play, but it’s all in good fun. She is a happy and healthy girl that would do great in an active home. She has loads of energy and loves playing with kids, but she also knows when to relax and loves to cuddle. We are very excited for Holly to meet her forever family. Holly was recently diagnosed with MRSP, this is a medical condition she will be a carrier for life with. She is not contagious to humans or dogs with healthy immune systems, and is currently under proper treatment and care and will be ready for her special family soon. She is not recommended to a home with persons or pups undergoing chemotherapy. She is on very special drugs that can be compounded at any compounding pharmacy if she ever to have another outbreak. Holly is an amazing and sweet girl, none of this has fazed her, and she is such a special soul. If you feel like you would love to love this bundle of love, please contact Trysha@mexpup.com for more information.
Preciosa: Adopted! November 13, 2016
She lived on the streets, she got pregnant and she had pups. A mother with her puppies living on the streets is one of the saddest things we see. Someone said they would care for them, but only by leaving out water & food in their driveway. There was no shelter and no safety. When Lupita & Irina found out, they knew they had to find a solution. There wasn’t room and there weren’t resources, but Irina took them home anyway. She just couldn’t let another pup die without doing all she could to help. Preciosa and her 3 surviving pups were off the streets. It may have been too late for some of the pups, but the 3 survivors grew strong and healthy. Preciosa was a great mom and she did a wonderful job. Her pups were weened, vaccinated, operated and found new homes. Preciosa needed a bit more time in care to get healthy and ready for adoption. This lovely girl is about 3 years old and weighs 16 kilos. She has done well with the other dogs in her foster home and is quite playful. Preciosa also does well with cats. She isn’t the best on leash, but she continues to improve every day. Preciosa loves car rides, but she sometimes gets sick. She is a calm dog that enjoy her nap time as much as her walks. This friendly pup has been through so much and she was waited a long time to get her chance at a great life. We know that her family is out there, we just need your help to find them.
Lulu: Adopted! November 5, 2016
Colina Spay and Neuter clinic is a free service for the Puerto Vallarta community. When Lulu was brought in to the clinic, the people who brought her said they couldn't continue caring for her anymore, and asked for help. Colette is always willing to help animals in need, always has a house full of foster dogs and always puts her own needs aside to accommodate one more dog. Colette accepted Lulu into her home as a foster, and this is when Lulu's luck changed. At 8 months old, and only about 3kg, Lulu was shy at first, but it didn't take her long to gain confidence and settle in to her new foster home and the start of her new life. Everyone who meets Lulu falls in love with her gentle nature and sweet soul. Could Lulu be the wonderful addition to your family that you have been looking for?
Dagmar (Formerly Kira): Adopted! November 11, 2016
They were just a few months old and things weren’t going great. They had been abandoned at the side of the road where the trash is normally gathered. The sisters were hiding as they were afraid and on their own. Thankfully, Claudia saw them and she did what she always does…she helps. The first step was to go to the vets where the prognosis was ok – full of fleas, skinny and dehydrated. With some love, care and attention, Kira and her sister Ele thrived in their foster home. At about 8 months old, Kira weighs 20 kilos and has the reddish fur (compared to her sisters more tradition Shepard coloring). Kira does great with the other dogs in her foster home (even with the little tripod, she is very respectful and plays very gently with him). She is a bit insecure when not with her sister, but she is a very sweet and loving dog. Kira loves to jump into water puddles and can be very naughty and funny. She knows when you are watching her and waits until you turn around so she can grab a cloth, or a kid’s toy, or a shoe, walking slowly and silently away with her “prize”. She is simply a smart and mischievous puppy. Kira does great with children, cats and most everyone she meets (she is still uncertain of large men). She walks fine on a leash (will still occasionally pull) and is a friendly pup. We think she would thrive in an active home where she gets to take part in all the adventures, and with a family that will work with her to become the best adult dog she can be. Kira is happy, healthy and ready for adoption. If you think she should be your newest family member, please complete an application at www.mexpup.com.
Finn (formerly Oro): Adopted! November 5, 2016
They were born in an empty lot. Their mom was very attentive and kept the puppies safe, but an empty lot is no place for a litter of puppies. Barb & Louis saw them and knew they needed help. The first step was catching them and that proved to be quite a challenge. On the first attempt, 2 were rescued, but the next attempt came up empty. The 3rd saw two more come into care but the remaining 3 puppies were quite elusive. With help from a few LADRA volunteers, the final 3 were taken off the street and they were safe. In addition to rescuing the puppies, the mother was spayed. She has a family and they do care for her, so she continues to have a good life and will simply not have more puppies. Oro is one of the male pups. At about 10 months old he weighs ??? kilos. He has the same coloring as most of his littermates – a golden reddish color – and the longer fur like Bernie, Mishka and Tinto. As he and his littermates didn’t meet humans until they were about 3 months old, they are all quite shy. Oro is very timid when meeting people, but is very happy to meet and play with dogs. He is slowly gaining confidence and is learning to trust humans, but that takes time. Oro has never shown any aggression – he instinct is to hide or freeze in place when uncomfortable. We continue to work with him on positive reinforcement and exposure to new things so that he can enjoy the world without being so nervous of people. He is a very sweet dog with a gentle heart. Oro does better on walks if in a pack as they seem to give him confidence. He is great with dogs and is uncertain of cats (can you blame him). We think that Oro would do best in a calm home with another pet and a patient family that will help him to become a great adult dog. Oro has made lots of progress in his foster home and we think he is ready to move into his permanent home so his continued development will take place with those that will love him and care for him in the future. He is one special dog that will steal your heart and never let it go. You are interested in becoming Oro’s family, please complete an adoption application which can be found at www.mexpup.com.
Nico (formerly Nicholas): Adopted! December 29, 2016
On Christmas day, Laura and Licerine were visiting the cemetery in San Juan. They noticed a dog wandering between the graves searching for food. He was in such a bad condition; extremely skinny and physically and emotionally exhausted. They attempted to approach him but he got scared and ran away. When they left the cemetery, he was there outside and again they tried to approach him. They showed him they were with other dogs and he did not need to be afraid. He decided to trust them and they were able to put a leash around him. He did not want to walk as he had no energy, so he let them carry him the 15 minute walk home. He curled up in a little ball in Licerine's arms and started to relax. He was rescued just in time, another day or so and this would have been a different story. They were thinking of what to call him and it seemed appropriate to call him Nicholas as it was Christmas day. Nicholas is a very sweet boy. This approximately 2 year old pup weighed 10 kilos when rescued. He is nervous but slowly starting to trust. He has obviously lived in a house before as he asks to go outside to the toilet and walks well on the leash. In the morning he likes to stretch his long legs and makes these very cute noises. He is going to be a very handsome boy when he is healthy and will be a very loyal and loving pet. UPDATE: After a few weeks in care Nicholas was out walking with his foster family when he was intentionally struck by a motorcycle (#*%*$#*!!!!). Yes, you read that correctly. He was seriously injured and we weren't sure what the outcome would be. He suffered 2 severely fractured vertebrae, fractured pelvis, one of his rear legs was fractured and the hip of the other rear leg was dislocated. Nicholas proved to be an unbelievable fighter with the spirit of a champion. He has done what no one thought was possible......he is walking. Not only that, he is running and playing and just being a dog. Yes, he has some limitations, but just don't tell him that. He is looking for a forever home in the Puerto Vallarta or if he meets a wonderful family and can fly directly to them, that is also acceptable. We do not want to fly him to another location and go into a foster home. Please share his story and help us to find him the loving home that he so deserves.
Roscoe (formerly Ross): Adopted! November 5, 2017
They were on the side of the road back in the brush. Two puppies on their own in the middle of nowhere. Rodrigo was in the middle of a long drive when he decided to take a break. He stopped on an empty stretch of road and when he shut off the engine, he heard some noise. Upon investigation, he found the two puppies hiding in a bush just a few feet from his car…incredible. He knew they had no chance out there on their own, so he loaded them up and they began their journey to a new life. Ross and Bello were just little guys and we have no idea how they ended up in the middle of nowhere. We are simply grateful to Rodrigo for saving them. At about 8 months old, Ross weight 17 kilos. He is a funny, playful, energetic guy who uses toys to try and convince other dogs to play with him. Ross loves people, other dogs, food, car rides, walks and adventure. He is still a puppy, so will need continued help with training so he can become a great adult dog. Ross is fine on the leash although he still likes to pull towards any exciting things that he sees. We think Ross would do well with an active family that has the time to welcome a puppy to their home.
Kai (formerly Blackie): Adopted! October 31, 2016
The chase was on…there was a female pit mix in heat and the two boys were giving chase. Colette & Lydia saw them running by and knew exactly what was happening. They grabbed leashes and made chase. After some time, they were able to corral all three and took them to the Colina Spay & Neuter clinic. They kept them safe until the next clinic when they were all three spayed & neutered. Blackie, one of the males, was very dirty with gum in his fur and ticks. He had no collar and no indication of any owner. He went into a foster home in the area while time was spent giving any owners a chance to claim him…no one came forward. This 1 to 1.5 year old black lab mix weighs about 20 kilos. Blackie is a happy, outgoing boy that loves life and wants to go, go, go! He adores attention, and loves to romp & play. Blackie does great with female dogs and with many male dogs, but not all of them. He also does well with the cats in his foster home. He is still just a puppy, albeit a very large puppy, so he still gets into trouble (chewing pencils for example). Blackie is very friendly and although he hasn’t lived with children, he has done well with the kids he has meet on walks. He is large and doesn’t always know his strength, so caution around small children would be necessary. Blackie loves to go for walks, loves to run, and is learning to be a relaxed dog in his foster home. We think Blackie would do well in an active family that will get him out for lots of activity to burn off his energy, and also work with him to become a great adult dog. This lovely pup is ready to find his forever family, and now we just need to let that family know he is here and ready. Please share Blackie’s album and if you are interested in adopting him, you will find the adoption application at www.mexpup.com.
Bernie: Adopted! October 30, 2016
Ryan was on his way to volunteer at the acopio (local dog pound) when he saw this pup on the street near a garbage pile. He looked so horrible that Ryan changed his plans and started following him around. He was able to get a rope from someone living nearby, got him leashed up and then it was time to get him into his jeep. Ryan thought it might be a challenge, but Bernie jumped right in on his own. He loved riding in the jeep on the way to the vet, where he'll be for 15 days before going into foster care in Ryan’s home. The great news is that Bernie tested negative for all the really scary stuff, but his skin certainly has issues that will need time, love and care to heal. Bernie is about 3 years old and seems to do very well with other dogs. As we learn more about him, we will let you know that info, but for now we can tell you that this sweet boy is getting the attention that he needs. If you are able to help donate to Bernie’s care, it would be greatly appreciated [from Canada you can do an etransfer to Karen@mexpup.com, from anywhere you can visitwww.mexpup.com and click on the paypal link, and from PV you can make a donation at Mascotas Vet Clinic (Dr. Peña) or Sabuesos (Dr. Aguilar)]. Thank you for helping us to help dogs like Bernie.
Bandito (formerly Spud): Adopted! October 17, 2016
A few volunteers from LADRA (a wonderful PV animal rescue group) saw 6 puppies in a box on the side of a dirt road. The pups were only 2 weeks old and there was no nursing female in sight. It was sadly clear that they had been dumped. The volunteers grabbed the box and got the pups to the vets. The puppies needed to be bottle fed every 2 hours in the first days – really tough stuff just to give them a chance at life. The odds were quite poor and the vet said that if just 1 pup survived it would be good. Amazingly, 5 of the puppies made it! What a great job by a wonderful group of people that gave their all to save these pups. Spud is one of the males of the litter and at about 5 months old he weighed 10 kilos. This happy boy did great with all the dogs and cats in his foster home. Spud is a friendly, social pup that would do well with most any environment. This sweet boy was abandoned once and we’ve promised him it will never happen again.
Freud: Adopted! October 17, 2016
Local artist and businesswoman, Pat Gawle, referred a dog to MexPup. A fellow artist of Pat’s from El Tuito rescued a badly injured dog in early January. Froylan is a Mexican potter who lives and works in El Tuito. He came across the young male dog on the street badly injured from what was evidently a stoning or beating. Froylan said he has seen many injured dogs in his life, but none like this. He could not leave the pup on the street. Froylan brought the dog back to his live-in studio and took care of him, but he needed help with food and supply expenses and he certainly could not afford veterinary care. Through Pat, MexPup became involved and in mid-January Brian and Mona drove out on a rescue mission to El Tuito. When they first saw the dog, which they have named Freud, most of the wounds had healed but left numerous scars all over the dog’s body. Freud also had a severely injured back leg that he dragged along when he walked. On initial assessment by the vets in PV, it was determined that Freud has a severely dislocated back right hip. The injury appears to have happened some time ago as his leg has stiffened from misuse making it difficult for him to lay down and get up. To complicate matters, Freud’s bloodwork indicated that he had Anaplasma, a tick borne-disease that left him anemic and with a low platelet count. He would not be a candidate for surgery until his bloodwork improved. Freud had his back leg removed, and this has not stopped this guy at all. He is healthy and is doing great in his foster home. He has a team of walkers coming out to walk him daily and socialize him to new things. He has a trainer that works with him to help with his challenges. Freud is a lovely boy, snuggly, and loves his outings. He does great with most dogs he meets on his outings, has a tendency to react to a dog when he's with reactive dogs, otherwise a simple leave-it command and he will walk on by. Freud loves to play rough, and mouth the neck of his playmate. Once properly introduced he will play with most any dog. Freud has stubborn side, ask any of his walkers...lol when hes not ready to go home, he will put the brakes on and not move! He loves to roll in the grass, and eat it, he's a stick lover and will gladly put his full face in the water to get most anything! Freud would do best in a home with no other animals, and no children under 12. Freud is an assertive boy, and still likes to use his mouth for attention and he can pinch you. Freud is very intelligent, easily trainable and is learning nicely with his trainer. Please consider this very sweet boy to be a part of your family. Freud is about 3 years old and weighs a healthy 45 lbs. For more information you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and/or go to www.mexpup.com where you will find the adoption application.
Nacho (formally Frodo): Adopted! October 16, 2016
He had a family, but when he got sick they didn’t get him care. He only had non-contagious mange, but they didn’t understand it could easily be treated. Instead, the mother decided they would put the dog down because she didn’t want her daughter cuddling him (what????). Thankfully, Dr. Poli from the PEACE Animal spay & neuter clinics heard about this situation and the family gave him the dog. Frodo is just a little guy that almost lost it all for nothing. He got into care and his skin began to heal - simple. Frodo is about 2 years old and weighs 9 kilos. He is just a friendly, little guy who enjoys life. He likes meeting people and enjoys children (sitting calmly while they pet him). Frodo does great with all the dogs in his foster home, but he is better with those closer to his size. He also enjoys meeting dogs when out of walks. He is fine with cats, loves car rides, and is a bid scared of loud traffic. Frodo does enjoy walks, but he is more of a lay around and cuddle guy. He may have been discarded once, but this little guy is a keeper. We can’t wait for him to join a family.
Milou: Adopted! October 4, 2016
There is an area near the Red Cross that has become a dumping ground for dogs. It is a busy area and right near the Libramiento. It is a high traffic area, so the dogs left there are in a particularly tough situation if they aren’t knowledgeable about traffic…so dangerous. This little guy was only about 6 months old when abandoned and he wasn’t very street savvy. It was just a matter of time until the worst was going to happen, but thankfully Soraya & Almendra saw him and took him to safety. They run a cat rescue group called Puro Gato, so taking in a foster dog wasn’t the easiest thing to do, but that didn’t stop them! At about 10 months old, Milou weighed 5 kilos. He is a happy puppy that loves life. He did great with all the dogs in his foster home whether large or small. Milou is also great with cats (not surprising as he was fostered with so many). He does great on a leash and enjoys going for walks. Milou is a social, friendly pup that loves to play, loves to get belly rubs, and loves to snuggle. He may have been abandoned once, but we promised him it will never happen again. Milou is ready to have a family to love and he certainly deserves it!
Vinnie (formerly Pepe): Adopted! October 4, 2016
The owner was yelling at the pup and treating him poorly. As they were driving by, Brischa & Colette saw what was happening and they couldn’t just leave it be (yes!). They rolled down the window and told the man to stop it and to treat his dog correctly. His response was quite a surprise. He told them that he didn’t want the dog and he passed him through the window into the car. Even now, it sounds a bit strange, but when an abusive owner surrenders a dog, it is a time for celebration of the new life they are about to begin (the plan part comes a bit after that that shock wears off). Pepe is about 10 months old and weighs 5 kilos. This happy pup has thrived since going into foster care. Pepe loves cuddles and playtime. He even enjoys swimming. Pepe does well with all the other dogs in his foster home and didn’t pay much attention to the cats (although he did seem to get a bit scared when they approached him). He is an active boy that loves going for walks and with all his energy, it is an important daily activity for him. Pepe is very curious and interested in his surroundings, so he does tend to pull on the leash, but we believe that will diminish with time and training. He is a sweet pup that wants attention and wants to play with all the children he sees. We think Pepe would do great in an active family that will continue to take him on adventures. He is an amazing pup that deserves a loving family.
Mezcal: Adopted! October 1, 2016
They were born in an empty lot. Their mom was very attentive and kept the puppies safe, but an empty lot is no place for a litter of puppies. Barb & Louis saw them and knew they needed help. The first step was catching them and that proved to be quite a challenge. On the first attempt, 2 were rescued, but the next attempt came up empty. The 3rd saw two more come into care but the remaining 3 puppies were quite elusive. With help from a few LADRA volunteers, the final 3 were taken off the street and they were safe. In addition to rescuing the puppies, the mother was spayed. She has a family and they do care for her, so she continues to have a good life and will simply not have more puppies. Mezcal is one of the male pups. He is now about 7 months old and weighs about 15 kilos. As he and his littermates didn’t meet humans until they were about 3 months old, they are all quite shy. Although he can be timid when meeting people, he can be quite the opposite when he wants to meet another dog. He will pull on his leash and bark in an “I want to go play”, kind of way. Mezcal desperately wants to be friends with people, but he needs to do so at his own pace. He loves going for walks and he loves car rides. For some reason, he is his most social when in the car giving kisses and asking for scratches when driving around town. Mezcal is great with other dogs. He loves playing with them and counts on the adult dogs in his foster home for guidance. He has won the hearts of every creature in his foster pack and now it’s time for him to meet his forever family and have his happy ending. We think he would do best in a calm home that has another dog in the family. If you are interested in adopting Mezcal, please complete an application atwww.mexpup.com or send an email to Trysha@mexpup.com.
Ruby: Adopted! October 1, 2016
Three new strays appeared along the Rio Cuale. The residents weren’t happy with their presence and would scream at them and shoo them away. One day Lydia was able to capture Ruby and meanwhile another rescuer was able to capture her friend Perlita. Unbeknownst to them, they captured the pups at the exact same time!! They are almost identical and we believe they are related. The 3rd stray sadly eluded them. Ruby and Perlita were both very shy at first and did not want to be captured, they ran and ran, but once they got into care that all changed. When taken in, they were dirty and matted, full of ticks and fleas and in bad need of help. Ruby is about 1.5 years old and weighs 5 kilos. She was quite timid when first rescued, but as she was reunited in her foster home with Perlita, her friend from the streets, her transition was easier. These two friends helped each other to shake off their time as strays and transition to life as a loved & cared for pup. Within a very short time, Ruby was playful, fun and enjoyed the entire foster pack. Her new found confidence allowed her to play with all her new friends and blossom on her own. Ruby is a sweet girl that loves to cuddle with her humans. We are so glad that her time on the streets is behind her and that her future is so very bright.
Gypsy: Adopted! October 1, 2016
\\A few volunteers from LADRA (a wonderful PV animal rescue group) saw 6 puppies in a box on the side of a dirt road. The pups were only 2 weeks old and there was no nursing female in sight. It was sadly clear that they had been dumped. The volunteers grabbed the box and got the pups to the vets. The puppies needed to be bottle fed every 2 hours in the first days – really tough stuff just to give them a chance at life. The odds were quite poor and the vet said that if just 1 pup survived it would be good. Amazingly, 5 of the puppies made it! What a great job by a wonderful group of people that gave their all to save these pups. Gypsy is one of the females of the litter and at about 8 months old weighed 13.9 kilos. This happy pup simply loves life. Gypsy is always in a good mood and is ready to play, go for a walk, or just relax with her humans. She is an active girl, but not overly energetic which means she’s a great snuggler and is also very sociable. Gypsy did great with all the dogs in her foster home, well with the cats too, and even tried to play with the goat – silly pup. This young pup is very smart and inquisitive which makes her quite trainable. She was abandoned once and we’ve promised her it will never happen again. Thankfully she survived & thrived and is now ready for a family.
Tia (formerly Hailey): Adopted! October 1, 2016
She was dumped at their gate. She was only 2 months old and she had been discarded. She hadn’t chosen her situation, but she was certainly suffering because of the decisions made by others. She did have the good fortune of being dumped near a lovely couple. Ted & Brischa could have done what so many others do and just leave the problem for someone else, but that isn’t who they are. They are always helping animals in need and this case was no different. Little Hailey had a foster home and a chance at life. She had some of the regular issues of street dogs, but thankfully none of the really scary illnesses. This little girl thrived once in care. At about 9 months old, little Hailey weighed in at 15 kilos. This sweet pup did great with all the dogs and cats in her foster home, but she wasn’t good around chicken. Hailey loves to play…with other pups, with toys, with people...play, play, play! She loves to go on walks and does ok on the leash, but can be quite distracted as she wants to explore everything. Hailey is a happy girl that can get a bit vocal when she isn’t getting enough attention. We think Hailey would do best with an active family so she can continue to explore to her hearts content.
Taco (formerly Pinto): Adopted! September 30, 2016
He had a family, but they didn’t have the time, money or desire to take care of him. He spent most his time living on a roof and we all know that is no place for a dog. The good news was that he did get fed, so he was a healthy weight. When the neighbor decided to move back to the US, they also decided they wouldn’t take the dog. In some ways that is simply heartbreaking, but it opened the door for us to help him. The family surrendered him into our care and Pinto was finally getting his chance at a real life. We believe Pinto is just about 2 years old and he weighs 18 kilos. This awesome pup is just a friendly guy who wants to make friends. He loves people and wants to meet everyone, so can be a little jumpy (we are working on this and he is doing much better). Pinto loves playing with most other dogs, but he does have a funny play noise – part growl, part little scream – which can make play time especially unique. He does well with cats that are dog friendly (when they run away too much he just wants to follow and play). We don’t see him hurting any cat, but we also don’t want him to stress any out. Pinto has lots of energy and loves to play – fetch, with toys, with other dogs, while off leash – this boy just wants to have fun. We think he would do great with an active family that is ready to have a new pup join them on lots of adventures. Pinto is ready for adoption, now we just need to find him a great family. Please share his album so everyone can see what a great pup his is. If you are interested in adopting Pinto, go towww.mexpup.com and complete an application. We know you won’t be disappointed with this awesome pup.
Jefe (formerly Zorro): Adopted! September 30, 2016
Jana is a local rescuer who walks the beaches every day with her pup Lomi. She just said goodbye to her Mexpup foster Thor who flew Canada to his new home a few days prior and then she saw a sad, hungry pup with a rope around his neck trying desperately to attach himself to anyone walking past. Jana knew she needed to help him. And thats exactly what Jana did, she took the rope around his neck and walked him straight home then to the vets for testing of all the scary stuff. He tested positive to Anaplasma and Ehrlichia and thankfully negative to everything else. Zorro is now ready for his forever home. This handsome pup is 1.5 years old and weighs 21 kg. This boy has been through a lot in his short life. He bears mental scars that are getting better with time, but are still there in the way he approaches life. We suspect he was locked up his entire life, beaten and never allowed to socialize with other dogs. Hes had an emotional rehabilitation, and he's now ready for his forever home that can continue to help this very smart boy to learn that life is not scary. Hes a shy boy with all people, so slow introductions that can allow him to approach is best for Zorry. Doesn't take him long. He's nervous around children, and he will choose to not be near them. thier sounds and squeals scare him as do their fast movements. So a quiet home is needed. His zest for life has caught up and he wants to run and explore every inch of his new world. the transition from Mexico to Canada will be scary for him, so a calm and patient home that can help him adjust in a safe environment is best. A home that can instill rules and boundaries in a loving manner will capture this boys heart.. Zorro is very very smart, and will excell in any training program you put him in. He would LOVE to work, be it agility, or obedience trials, hiking buddy, Search and Rescue, this boy is eager to experience life. A very active home with no young children or cats is the home for him. A home with other dogs that are confident and can help Zorro gain his confidence would be great. Zorro is very energetic on the leash when he sees dogs, cats, squirrels. He's very friendly with all dogs, he just needs to learn he cant greet them when he's so energetic. His wonderful foster mom is working with him on his focus skills. If your looking for a chatty buddy who likes to sing with you, chirp at you, groan, grunt, then Zorro is your boy. Once he feels safe his goofiness comes out:)
Remi (formerly Rummy): Adopted! September 21, 2016
Rummy was rescued from a life on the streets of Colonia Buenos Aires near Puerto Vallarta. One day, there was a rummage sale to raise funds for LADRA (a wonderful rescue group) and this pup hung out all day with the volunteers during the sale. After lots of questions, it was confirmed that he had no family. Not surprising, that’s what happens with a street dog that makes friends with a bunch of animal rescuers…you guessed it, Brischa & Patty loaded him up and got him on the road to a new life. Rummy is a highly intelligent and active 10-month old boy that weighs 13 kilos. He's still a puppy, so has the typical puppy behaviors (mouthing, chewing, etc.), but he’s a quick learner and with a little help will become a wonderful adult dog. Rummy is in beginner obedience classes with his foster home and is doing amazing. He knows sit, stay, down, wait, leave-it, watch me, off, and his recall is coming along great:) Rummy is also being fostered with cats and will chase the ones he can, but when told to leave it, he does. He is not a fan of crates and prefers to be with his humans while sleeping. A home with cats and kids would be possible, but the family would need to be willing to work with him so he is not mouthy nor chases the kitties. Cats in any prospective home must be dog friendly. Rummy's ideal home would be with other dogs as he’s a pack dog and thrives in that environment. He’s a follower, so the other dogs in the home need to be well behaved as he will mimic their behaviors. Rummy LOVES to play, run, snuggle, learn new tricks, and agility. He's a natural at it:) If you are interested in adopting Rummy, please submit an application at www.mexpup.com.
Duqi (formerly Duquie): Adopted! September 18, 2016
Duquie was rescued by a young man a few months ago. He soon realized he couldn't keep him as he was moving, but more important he realized that the hot climate in Mexico was no place for a Husky. He asked Brischa at Ladra if they could take him and find him a home in a cooler climate, as Duquie is not doing good in the heat. Brischa of course said yes and this is how Duquie came into care. Duquie is suffering in the heat, and needs to be moved to Canada as soon as possible. We would love for him to have a family waiting for him. Duquie is 2 years old and 18kg. Hes very social with all dogs, walks great on leash and loves every person he meets. He's too interested in cats so we think a home without them is best. Would you love to give Duquie is forever home? Please contact our adoptions coordinator at email@example.com if you want to adopt or foster this boy in BC. We just need to get him out of the heat.
Nym (formerly Ice): Adopted! September 18, 2016
It starts because they don’t spay the female dog they have. No surprisingly, she gets pregnant and she becomes a hot potato. No one has room, time or money for the puppies that are on the way. In this case, one thing led to another and she ended up in another family member’s home on the roof. The litter of puppies is born, some are adopted out and the remaining 3 are stuck on the roof. Time passes, the family doesn’t have the means to care for the animals and the situation begins to take its toll on the pups. They aren’t getting enough food, so they are too skinny. They aren’t getting enough attention, so they vacillate between shy and frantic for love. They aren’t exposed to the world, so normal things are scary & challenging. Thankfully Laura saw the 3 puppies in need and began speaking to the family. They were happy to let the puppies go and agreed to let the momma be spayed so the situation wouldn’t repeat itself. The first step was to get them evaluated at the vets. There were some issues, but the prognosis for the pups was good. Then it was time for foster homes, a place where they could each learn about the world, about humans and about all the regular stuff of life in a home. Nym (formerly Ice) is one of two females, is now about 2 years old, and weighs 15 kilos. She entered her foster home as a shy little girl and with the help of her foster pack, she quickly became a playful, fun loving girl. Nym loves to play with other dogs and thinks people are pretty great too. She was adopted by a family and then after almost 10 months they advised us that they were no longer able to care for her. Nym returned into MexPup's care and she has been thriving. She is happy, playful, social and smart. Nym needs a home where she will get exercise as this girl has loads of energy, but she also knows how to be a couch potato. She also needs direction as she is still a pup and will gladly take a mile when you give her an inch. Nym also enjoys toys & puzzles to keep her stimulated. Nym is good with cats and children and loves to snuggle with her humans. We know that her forever family is out there and now we just need to find them.
Perlita: Adopted! September 14, 2016
Three new strays appeared along the Rio Cuale. The residents weren’t happy with their presence and would scream at them and shoo them away. One day Colette was able to capture Perlita and meanwhile another rescuer was able to capture her friend Ruby. Unbeknownst to them, they captured the pups at the exact same time!! They are almost identical and we believe they are related. The 3rd stray sadly eluded them. Perlita and Ruby were both very shy at first and did not want to be captured, they ran and ran, but once they got into care that all changed. When taken in, they were dirty and matted, full of ticks and fleas and in bad need of help. Perlita is about 2 years old and weighs 4.6 kilos. She is a very loving dog that adores being cuddled, loved and needs a fair amount of attention. At first she and Ruby were inseparable, but after time in their foster home, they became more independent, and enjoy playing with the other dogs separate of one another. Perlita can be a little shy. She still sometimes bows her head slightly when approached too quickly. She is a joy and is a very happy, loving dog, and just loves playing with a ball, her other friends and her foster mom. We are excited that this little girl is healthy and ready for adoption. We can’t wait for her to meet her family.
Roja: Adopted! September 14, 2016
They were born in an empty lot. Their mom was very attentive and kept the puppies safe, but an empty lot is no place for a litter of puppies. Barb & Louis saw them and knew they needed help. The first step was catching them and that proved to be quite a challenge. On the first attempt, 2 were rescued, but the next attempt came up empty. The 3rd saw two more come into care but the remaining 3 puppies were quite elusive. With help from a few LADRA volunteers, the final 3 were taken off the street and they were safe. In addition to rescuing the puppies, the mother was spayed. She has a family and they do care for her, so she continues to have a good life and will simply not have more puppies. Roja is one of the female pups. At about 9 months old she weighed 16 kilos. She has similar coloring to most of her littermates – a reddish color – and shorter fur like Mezcal. As she and her littermates didn’t meet humans until they were about 3 months old, they are all quite shy. Roja is very timid when meeting new people, but is very happy to meet and play with dogs. She is slowly gaining confidence and is learning to trust humans, but that takes time. Roja has never shown any aggression. She does best when she has time to get comfortable with people and gets to decide when to interact with them. We continue to work with her on positive reinforcement and she has a number of human friends – it just took her time to get to know and trust them. Roja is a very sweet and smart pup. She is great with dogs and really good with cats too. We think that Roja would do best with a friendly, calm, loving, patient family who will spend a lot of time with her, and help her become more comfortable with people and the outside world. Roja is well on her way and is ready to meet her new family.
Oreo: Adopted! September 4, 2016
He “lived” with a family and another dog. When the family decided to move homes, both dogs were put on the street. When asked about their dogs, the family who left them, claimed the dogs were not theirs (insert curse words here). After leaving their old home, they never returned for their furry friends. Thankfully for Oreo & Sammy, Ted & Brischa live in the same neighborhood, so they immediately took these abandoned pups into care. Oreo is about 9 months old and weighs 14 kilos. This friendly pup has thrived in foster care. Oreo does great with all the other dogs, cats and even the goat. He is a social guy that loves attention and thinks kids are great (especially when they are petting him!). Oreo does fine on a leash, but he is still a puppy and can get quite distracted when walking. This active pup would love to join a family where he will get to go on lots of walks and adventures with his people. Oreo is ready to join a family and we are excited for that to happen for him!
Alfie: Adopted! September 4, 2016
He was on the side of the road and he could barely stand up. He had wounds all over his body and one of his ears nearly torn off. He was extremely thin and very dirty. He looked like he had been used as a bait dog – the number of old wounds that were in different stages of healing along with the fresh wounds told the story. The suffering he had been through…quite honestly unimaginable. They got him straight to the vets and although the diagnosis was guarded, they felt like he really had a chance to survive. Whether the ear could be saved was another matter, but we stayed focused on the big picture. He stayed at the vets so he could get the emergent care he needed and once stable, he moved to a foster home that continued to provide the daily care & bandage changes that were needed to try and save his ear. Time passed and Alfie continued to get stronger. This gentle, happy soul showed us his loving spirit and his ability to heal surprised all. That ear – you guessed it – it didn’t need to be removed as we feared. Alfie healed and although he will likely have scars, his body and that ear are healthy! This awesome pup is about 1-year-old and weighs 15.6 kilos. He is perfect on walks and loves to cuddle. Alfie is good with children and although he may chase cats when they run, he lives happily with them when side by side. He is a wonderful, loving dog who has been through a lot, but despite everything does not show any signs of aggression towards people or other dogs. He has moved forward and simply enjoys life. The only thing he wants is attention & cuddles, and we are determined to find him a wonderful home where he will get exactly that.
Monty (formerly Arnie): Adopted! September 1, 2016
A few volunteers from LADRA (a wonderful PV animal rescue group) saw 6 puppies in a box on the side of a dirt road. The pups were only 2 weeks old and there was no nursing female in sight. It was sadly clear that they had been dumped. The volunteers grabbed the box and got the pups to the vets. The puppies needed to be bottle fed every 2 hours in the first days – really tough stuff just to give them a chance at life. The odds were quite poor and the vet said that if just 1 pup survived it would be good. Amazingly, 5 of the puppies made it! What a great job by a wonderful group of people that gave their all to save these pups. Arnie is one of the males of the litter and at about 7 months old he weighed 15 kilos. This friendly pup did great with all the dogs and cats in his foster home. He even tried to play with the goat. Arnie loves kids and all the various people he has met. He walks pretty well on a leash, but is still a puppy and will sometimes pull. Arnie is a lovely, calm, sweet puppy that would do well with most families. We think an active family that will take him on lots of walks and help him continue to learn about the world would be best for him. He was abandoned once and we’ve promised him it will never happy again. Thankfully he survived & thrived and is now ready for a family.
Stella (formerly Venada): Adopted! September 1, 2016
She was on the streets alone and roamed a small part of downtown PV for numerous days. She appeared to be in heat as she had a bloody discharge. That along with her physical condition let Judith & Carolyn know she needed help. They reached out to MexPup and various volunteers tried to befriend and capture her. There were a number of close calls, but none resulted in this pup getting off the streets. Judith & Carolyn volunteer at the Acopio (local pound) and they were able to get the assistance of their dog catcher. On the second day with him leading the efforts (and with lots of help and a bit of luck), Pablo from the Acopio secured sweet Venada. Everyone was thrilled that she was finally safe and off to the vets she went. The great news was that she wasn’t positive for the really scary illnesses. The bad news was that the discharge was from TVT (a sexually transmitted venereal disease) and Venada would need chemo to battle the illness. It took weeks, but after lots of love, care and treatment, this beautiful girl was given a clean bill of health. When Venada came into care, we suspected she was about 4 years old, but as she became healthy and her body became stronger, we revised the estimate to 2-3 years old weighing 25 kilos. Venada LOVES life. She does well with other dogs, she is good with cats, and she wasn’t interested in the goats or ducks at her foster home. According to one of the volunteers at LADRA where she was fostered “She is just, in my opinion, a perfect dog and nothing seems to affect her. She loves cuddles, walks and time to relax. She is the one all the volunteers fall in love with and want for themselves.” It is easy to see that we all love her and we all want the best for her. It may have taken us weeks to catch her, but once she got into care she never looked back. Lovely Venada deserves a lovely family.
Amigo (formerly Blancoco): Adopted! August 27, 2016
Colette was on her way to work one day when she noticed a small Chihuahua out of place and alone on a busy street. She immediately looked around to find the owner, but there was only a store keeper and security guard nearby. When she asked them about the dog, they said that he wasn’t from that area and they hadn’t seen any people with the dog. They agreed to watch Colette’s belongings as she dropped everything, ran to her office where she had a collar & crate, and ran back to get the dog to safety. He was scared and timid, along with having fleas and being dirty, but he was now safe. The good news is that the vet check showed him to be in relatively good health. He was neutered & vaccinated while Colette continued to search for an owner. After some time, when no one had claimed the pup, she asked MexPup if we might be able to help. Blancoco is about 1 year old and weighs 5 kilos. He does well with other dogs, but is more of an alpha than a follower. Blancoco plays beautifully with other dogs, but he can be a bit pushy. This sweet boy loves to be with his people all the time, preferably in their lap or at their side. Blancoco walks well on a leash and loves being out and about. He does great with kids and is a social dude, so we think he would do great with an active family. If you think he would be a wonderful addition to your home, please complete an adoption application at www.mexpup.com or send an email to our adoption coordinator, Trysha@mexpup.com. Please share Blancoco’s album so we can find he a wonderful forever family.
Boedy (formerly Coddy): Adopted! August 26, 2016
Coddy was not being taken care of well at all. He was neglected. His family wanted to put him down, kill him because they could not take care of him. He was only fed scraps, candies by the children of the woman. He was never taken to the vets for medical attention. He was full of ticks and had skin problems because he was not eating properly. He tested positive for ehrlichia, was dirty, matted, loaded with ticks, fleas, long nails, wounds, bad skin, and spots with missing hair. Coddy was in bad shape. Thankfully, the people at the vets office didn't put him down. They contacted Monica asking for help, and this is how Coddy became a Mexpup. This sweet, sweet boy is great with all dogs, kids, and cats. He will chase cats, so best with those that will put him in his place. He's amazing on and off leash, and is almost house trained. Coddy loves to be the center of attention and would love to have a family to call his own. Coddy is 10kg, 2 years old and ready for adoption. Please visit www.mexpup.com to complete an application so he can join your family or send an email to our adoption coordinator Trysha@mexpup.com
Newchi: Adopted! August 24, 2016
A woman showed up at Langostinos with a small dog. She heard that the owner, Colette, was an animal rescuer and this pup needed help. The woman had found the pup wandering the streets, scared and alone. Thankfully, Colette was able to make magic happen (she often does) and before long a foster home was found, the dog was at the vets and Newchi now had a chance. This sweet girl is about 1.5 years old and weighs 4.8 kilos. Newchi is a lovely, calm, sweet, tender dog. She adores to be loved and melts into your hand when stroked and given attention. She can be a bit shy at times, and cowers when you go too fast to pet her. She will often roll over on her back when you go to her, as if avoiding a blow and showing her submission, but once she is comfortable with you, she gets much less submissive, and jumps on the couch beside you to snuggle and love. Newchi also loves playing with other dogs. She can play very gently, but if the other dog wants to play a bit tougher, she can match that energy also. She is a calm, medium-to-low energy level pup, with a lot of love to give the right family.
Kona (formerly Summer): Adopted! August 23, 2016
She had been living under a car with her mom & siblings when Colette and Brischa heard about her. It seems that a child in the neighborhood was deathly afraid of dogs, and there were rumors that poison was going to be set out to deal with the problem. These wonderful animal advocates went to investigate, and after some time cajoling, chasing, bribing and lassoing they were able to capture the momma dog & her pups. Brischa & Ted took one of the pups into foster while Colette took in the momma and the other pup. After a bit of time and the proper care, this sweet pup was good as new. Summer is around 8 months old and weighs 13 kilos. She is a very friendly pup that can be a bit timid with humans when she first meets them, but warms up quickly. Summer loves the other dogs in her foster home. She wants to cuddle with them and kiss them (especially Venada) all the time. This sweet girl is also interested in playing with the cats, but they aren’t willing to join in her fun. Summer is also great with children often seeking them out to get attention. She is a very happy, sweet dog that will do well in most situations. We can’t wait for her to meet her family.
Duke (formerly Duque): adopted August 22, 2016
Duque has spent all of his life living on the roof of a home. For 3 years, this schnauzer lived in this dirty area that didn't provide him protection from the sun or rain. He got no attention from his owners and was a sad little guy. He has been rescued from this horrible place and is now in a foster home.
Mishka: Adopted! August 16, 2016
They were born in an empty lot. Their mom was very attentive and kept the puppies safe, but an empty lot is no place for a litter of puppies. Barb & Louis saw them and knew they needed help. The first step was catching them and that proved to be quite a challenge. On the first attempt, 2 were rescued, but the next attempt came up empty. The 3rd saw two more come into care but the remaining 3 puppies were quite elusive. With help from a few LADRA volunteers, the final 3 were taken off the street and they were safe. In addition to rescuing the puppies, the mother was spayed. She has a family and they do care for her, so she continues to have a good life and will simply not have more puppies. Mishka is one of the female pups. At about 7 months old she weighed 16 kilos. As she and her littermates didn’t meet humans until they were about 3 months old, they are all quite shy. She is timid when meeting people, but is very happy to meet and play with dogs. Mishka is slowly gaining confidence and is learning to trust humans, but that takes time. She is confident in familiar places and nervous in the unknown. Mishka does better on walks if in a pack as they seem to give her confidence. She is great with dogs and cats, and is a sweet loving girl. We are so excited that she has a loving, patient family that will help her continue on her journey to become a wonderful adult dog.
Charro: August 4, 2016
He was only about 3 months old and he was dumped near the block factory along the Ameca river just north of Puerto Vallarta. The security guy knew he was there and allowed him to stay, but didn’t have the means to provide any food. There was garbage, so the puppy survived a few days on that. Once the owners saw him on the property, they let it be known that he couldn’t stay. The security guard often sees Claudia with dogs, so he approached her, explained the situation to her, told her he hadn’t been able to find a home for him, and asked for help. Claudia & Enya don’t have more time or more space or more resources than the average person, but they are lovely humans with huge hearts who always work to find a solution. They agreed to foster the pup and asked MexPup for help. Charro was about 3 months old and 5 kilos when rescued. He is now about 8 months old, weighs 20 kilos, and is in a Victoria foster home. This awesome boy has a large, adult type body, but he still has a silly puppy brain. Charro loves other dogs and wants to play with everyone one he meets (he does not discriminate based on size, gender or color), but he still needs to work on his manners. Greetings on leash can be a bit frantic, but he is all play and positive energy. Charro is very smart, corrects easily, and is a good listener. He is slightly interested in cats (puppy brain), but we are working with him on this and expect he will be fine in a home with dog savvy felines. He likes to chase and mouth the cats in his foster but once hes told off he stops bothering them. Charro is a strong boy and loves to jump around, so we think a home without small children would be best for him. He is a lovely, social pup that would do great in an active home that can give him the time and attention he needs to continue developing into a great adult dog. If you or anyone you know is looking for a new family member just like this guy, please complete an application at www.mexpup.com and/or write to our adoption coordinator Trysha@mexpup.com. Please help us to find him a forever home so he can start the next part of his journey.
Toby: Adopted! July 25, 2016
Colette saw him hanging around a local meat market begging for food. There are wonderful treats to be found there, so she didn’t immediately think he needed help. After a few days, it seemed clear that he had no family or home, so she approached him. She was able to get a collar on him, took him for a bath to deal with all the mats and dirt, got him started on some medical treatment for the regular issues that most strays have, and he has never looked back. Toby is about 1 year old and weighs 6 kilos. He is a happy, healthy, social, carefree pup that loves life. Toby loves other dogs and will play with them all day if given the chance. He will follow cats, but runs from them as soon as they turn around and look at him. Toby enjoys walks, playing with toys, meeting new people and pretty much everything he encounters. This happy-go-lucky guy is in a Victoria foster home and he is looking for his forever home. If you or anyone you know is interested in having Toby join their family, please complete the adoption application which can be found at www.mexpup.com or send an email to Trysha@mexpup.com, our adoption coordinator.
Lucy: Adopted! July 21, 2016
They were on the side of the road. There were no homes or buildings close by, so the guess is that they had been dumped there. It’s not something we will ever understand. Thankfully Maureen was driving by and noticed something that made her stop. She found 2 puppies that were about 7 weeks old and each weighed less than 2 kilos. They would have had no chance on their own. Instead they were put in the car, joined in on the road trip to Tonala, and then returned with Maureen to PV a few days later. Unfortunately, Lily became quite sick and passed away. Lucy however, began to blossom and thrive in foster care. When Maureen needed to leave town, Amanda stepped in to continue fostering Lucy. Who knew that this was a life changing moment for Lucy! When Amanda's mom saw Lucy she just knew that she had to be part of the family permanently! Once Lucy was well enough to fly, Sharon welcomed her into her loving arms, home and heart forever. Welcome home, Lucy!
Maggie (formerly Margarita): Adopted! July 17, 2016
After school last Friday, Esmeralda and her teacher friends were thinking about going for an after school drink. On their way home, Esme and her son saw a little dog in great need. They were able to pick her up, and this little girl snuggled right in to their loving arms. Instead of drinks, they got a new rescue so named her Margarita. Little Maggie, as she is lovingly called, is about 5 years old and weighs about 5kg. She is just a little girl and won't grow anymore. She is struggling with mange, but with love and medical care we are confident she will be able to recover fully. Maggie is great with kids and other dogs, and as we learn more about her personality we will update her information. For now, all we can say is that this Margarita is sweet!
Dobby (formerly Archie): Adopted! July 4, 2016
Elizabeth and her daughter noticed 2 dogs on the street. They were dirty, hungry and seemed lost. Elizabeth wanted to help, but didn't know how. That didn't stop her from setting an excellent example for her daughter. She didn't know exactly what to do so she did the obvious. She bought some dog food and tried to give it to the pair. It worked! The dogs were very friendly and grateful for the help. They continued to feed the dogs for several weeks which kept them at a healthy weight. We all know what happens when a male and a female dog are together on the street. It doesn't take long until you are dealing with a litter of puppies. Elizabeth knew she needed to get help before this happened so she approached Mexpup. Archie and Edie were rescued and taken to the vet. They tested positive for a tick born disease which is very common. Archie is fun loving, obedient and loyal, but he isn't a fan of cats. At 3 years old, Archie has reached his full size of 17kg. Archie would love to become part of his forever family. He's great with kids, and needs an active home that can run this boy. He's lightning fast. Archie needs help with his leash manners. If your willing and able to help Archie with greeting appropriately on leash he will then be the most perfect pup ever:) Off leash he's amazing, please consider him for your family.
Beemer: Adopted! June 26, 2016
He showed up near the beach one day. The pup was cowering behind a car while a nice woman tried to coax him to come to her. Todd recognized her as a fellow animal rescuer and sat down on the curb to talk with her and try to reach out to the pup. The shepherd mix was pretty anxious and every time either of them would try to get close to him, he would run to a nearby doorway and cower. They knocked on the door to see if this was his home and as soon as the door opened he ran inside the house, jumped up on the bed and lay down smiling. The nice woman who opened the door explained that she had just met this dog and as much as he wanted to move into her house, she already had a dog and couldn’t take in another. It was easy to see she had fallen for him and wanted to help him. When she met him in front of her door that day, he was dragging six feet of heavy link, rusty chain behind him, secured with a rusty chain “collar”. Once she took that horrible chain off him and replaced it with a borrowed collar, he decided she was the best woman in the world. Todd told her that if she would let the pup stay with her for the night, he would return for him the next day and that is how Beemer became a MexPup. This beautiful guy is about 14 months old and he weighs 19 kilos. Beemer is a friendly pup, but is a bit cautious with new people. Bemer does great with any dog and is a high energy boy that will want to play with you for hours on end. Bemer will need a home that's very active, willing to run this boy and work him as he is very smart. Beemer LOVES to play fetch, is still learning how to bring it all the way back, has great recall, loves all dogs, is good with low energy cats, he will chase the active ones and want to play. Beemer is all about playing! he never stops. Beemer needs a large, fully fenced yard to have access to, other dogs in his home that don't mind high energy pups. Beemer has separation anxiety which is much better with companion dogs in the home, this is a must for Beemer. He will mellow with age, so a home that wants an active boy for agility, flyball or search and rescue would be great. Please share Beemer’s album so we can find him a great family.
Suela (formerly Carmela): Adopted! June 25, 2016
She was on the streets and seemed disoriented. Ruth knew something was wrong, thought she was lost and wanted to help. She took her home and tried to find her family. Sadly, after many weeks of looking, no family came forward and Ruth knew it was time to start making a plan for her. She got her to the vets, made sure she was healthy, got her spayed and then asked for help to find her a family. Carmela is about 3 years old and now weighs 18 kilos (life in her foster home was very, very good). She is a lovely girl that has lots of energy and loves to swim. Carmela has done very well with the other dog in her foster home and she does very well with kids also. She loves to go for walks, loves to meet people and loves life. We are certain this girl will do great in most any situation and are excited for her to get the chance.
Bernie: Adopted! June 25, 2016
They were born in an empty lot. Their mom was very attentive and kept the puppies safe, but an empty lot is no place for a litter of puppies. Barb & Louis saw them and knew they needed help. The first step was catching them and that proved to be quite a challenge. On the first attempt, 2 were rescued, but the next attempt came up empty. The 3rd saw two more come into care but the remaining 3 puppies were quite elusive. With help from a few LADRA volunteers, the final 3 were taken off the street and they were safe. In addition to rescuing the puppies, the mother was spayed. She has a family and they do care for her, so she continues to have a good life and will simply not have more puppies. Bernie is one of the male pups. At about 7 months old he weighed 16.8 kilos. He looks most like his littermate Mishka – the others were all red/tan while these two were mostly black. As he and his littermates didn’t meet humans until they were about 3 months old, they are all quite shy. He is timid when meeting people, but is very happy to meet and play with dogs. Bernie is slowly gaining confidence and is learning to trust humans, but that takes time. He is a very sweet dog with a gentle heart. Bernie does better on walks if in a pack as they seem to give him confidence. He is great with dogs and cats, and even the chickens & goats that were at one of his foster homes. Bernie was lucky to find a wonderful family that is helping him along his journey. He is slowly gaining confidence and doing great with his loving family.
Jalapeño: Adopted! June 17, 2016
Just a small dude hanging out on the streets; lost, abandoned, forgotten…we really don’t know. What we know is that after a few months in care, it was time to give this guy a chance at a new life. At about 1-year-old, Jalapeño weighed 3.5 kilos. He is one awesome Chihuahua! Jalapeño loves to play with other dogs, loves to cuddle, and barely barks. According to his foster home, “this friendly pup is sophisticated”. His temperament is calm and he is an unassuming, intelligent guy that does well in most environments. Jalapeño is the cutest pup with his little tongue often just slightly sticking out of his mouth. We are very excited for him to find his new family.
Estrellita: Adopted! June 6, 2016
She was tied to a tree. There was no food, no water and no one around. Hector watched for a while to make sure the pup was ok. He made friends with the pup and noted that she wasn’t in great shape, but he waited and waited. It wasn’t a big surprise that no one came back for her. She was malnourished, had fleas & ticks along with a large hernia. Hector got her to the vets and the process of treatment & healing began. Estrellita is about 6-8 years old and weighs 8.5 kilos. She is a friendly and social girl that likes to makes friends with all the visit. Estrellita did great with the other dog in her foster home and she is also fine with cats. This sweet pup is a bit older and a bit wiser. She enjoys walks, cuddles and hanging out with her people. We think Estrellita would do fine in most any home as she is pretty easy going. She is happy, healthy and ready to become a real member of a family. We promised her we would always take care of her and she would never be abandoned again…she deserves better.
Luke (Formerly Bobby): Adopted! June 5, 2016
Barb & Louis are always helping out animals in their neighborhood. There are 5 dogs that have “owners” but come to their door every morning for breakfast. One day the “Pitillal Five” were six. The new pup was much more interested in human contact than in the food or water that was offered. It didn’t take long to realize this guy had been abandoned and so Barb & Louis do what animal rescuers do…they helped. The first step was a trip to the vets and that is how Bobby became a MexPup. This sweet guy is about 1.5 year old and he weighs 18 kilos. Bobby does great with the dogs in his foster home. When the cats decide to sleep on his bed, Bobby politely takes the floor (sweet boy). He walks well on a leash, can pull sometimes, loves people and is thriving in foster care. We believe Bobby would do well in most homes as he is a friendly, happy pup. Bobby is needing a very active home to help him with his energy and training. Bobby loves adventures, and people once he knows your okay. Bobby loves kids, cats and dogs and is great pup. Bobby's ideal home would need to have other dogs, someone home, a large yard or farm so this boy can run, and someone able to provide rules and boundaries to an adolescent boy who is energetic with his leash manners.
Rudy (Formerly ZigZag): Adopted! June 4, 2016
They arrived with him at the vet’s office and asked for help. They couldn’t keep him. They knew he was sick (he had TVT) and they weren’t able to help him. Thankfully, Dr. Manuel agreed to take the dog in and his treatments were started. We saw him there and offered to help (as Dr. Manuel is always doing so much for all the animals in need). Once healthy enough, he moved into a foster home and continued his journey to health & a chance at a new life. ZigZag is about 1.5 years old and weighs 5.8 kilos. He is a happy pup that loves attention and cuddles. ZIgZag does ok walking on a leash, but isn’t certain about cars & traffic and still needs more practice. He does like car rides and going on adventures…to the store, a restaurant, the beach, or wherever. This social guy does great in most situations. ZigZag got on well with both the dogs and cats in his foster home. We think he will do great in his new home and are excited for his new life to begin.
Carter (formerly Fitz): Adopted! June 4, 2016
Deb was on holiday in PV when she discovered 3 small puppies that had been dumped on the Rio Cuale Island. Sadly, this is a common dumping ground as the geography traps the animals (UGH!). Deb wasn’t about to leave these little ones on their own and started asking people in the area for help. When no one stepped up to help, she loaded up these 2 month old pups and took them back to her rental unit. Thankfully, the owner was an animal lover and agreed to let her keep them temporarily until help could be found. Deb is a MexPup supporter and together we were able to come up with a plan, along with finding foster homes that could take in the pups (whew!). Fitz was the only male of the group that we affectionately dubbed the scandal pups. At about 7 months old, he weighed 17 kilos. Fitz is a happy pup that gets along with other dogs and cats. He likes to chase tadpoles and romp around in the water. Fitz is very smart and is a great listener. He even seems to “tell off” his siblings when they do something he knows is wrong. Fitz is very playful and loves being outside. We are so happy that Fitz has found his forever family!
Rylie (formerly Raquel): Adopted! June 4, 2016
Raquel was brought into the Colina spay and neuter clinic. Her owner signed the paperwork to have her spayed, left his information and was told to return in the afternoon. He didn’t return that day or the next. Upon further investigation, it was confirmed that the man didn’t want the dog and so, she was now homeless. Colette runs this free spay/neuter clinic that helps so many animals and she wasn’t about to kick Raquel out. This little one may not have been wanted by her owner, but we knew that she deserved a loving family. At approximately 2-3 years old, Raquel weighed 14.4 kilos. Based on information we received and her behavior, we believe she was abused in her past. Raquel can be somewhat shy and timid at first, but instead of fearing humans, she adores and craves love from them. Her foster mom said “she is the most loving and cuddling dog I’ve ever met. She often tries to curl right up into your heart and soul.” Raquel fancies herself a lap dog, but she also loves playing with other dogs. She has a best friend in her foster home that she jostles with for hours on end. They bite and play and laugh endlessly, and when she has had enough, she just goes to her cage and relaxes. Raquel is a happy, joyful, loving dog that is excited to make up for lost time.
Capulin: Adopted! June 4, 2016
He was loved and his mom was a wonderful person, but she died. When her son took over his care, it was a different life. They didn’t allow him in the house, they didn’t care for him and they treated him poorly. He wasn’t used to being on the streets, so one day the inevitable happen. He was hit by a car, because he didn’t know better. The worst part is, that even with his bone exposed, his new care givers did nothing. Too much time passed and then Hector found out about this situation. He immediately got Capulin to the vet. The great news was that Capulin was going to be ok, but the infection was too much and the bone too damaged to save. His leg was amputated, but he was alive and we always need to celebrate the victories. Hector asked MexPup if we could help this lovely tripod find a home and we said yes. Capulin is about 2-3 years old and weighs 17 kilos. This lovely pup did great with the other dogs in his foster home. Capulin pays attention to cats, but doesn’t show aggression to them. His is a very social dog that loves to go for walks. He has done so well in his foster home and we are certain that he will thrive in a forever home. This guy caught a bad break and we are grateful that a wonderful person made sure he got a second chance. Let’s make the most of it!!
Tequila: Adopted! May 25, 2016
She was just a puppy, only a few months old, so she had no business being on the street alone. When Andrée saw her, she knew that help was needed, so she scooped her up, took her to the vets, and then brought her to the apartment she was renting. They were only on vacation, but that didn’t stop her from making a difference. They got the pup started with her medical treatments and were committed to fostering her until a home could be found. After a few weeks, their time was running short and the little pup still wasn’t ready for adoption, so they reached out to MexPup and asked for help. Thankfully, a foster home was found, and Tequila became a MexPup. At about 8 months old, Tequila weighed 13.5 kilos. She is a very smart dog who would do great is any type of training program. Tequila loves to cuddle, loves to run, loves playing with other dogs, loves to meet people, LOVES toys, eats fast (so we add water to her food to slow her down and it works very well for her), loves belly rubs, talks when excited (she can be quite chatty), and Tequila loves ice. When you open the freezer, she will run right over and wait for her ice…every single time. This lovely girl is a joyful pup that is certain to make a great family member.
Harry: Adopted! May 22, 2016
His photos were posted all over social media. It seemed that he was being abused by a man at a taco stand. Norma & Cielo were giving him food, but they couldn’t take him in. Many were offering to donate to his expenses. Everyone wanted him off the streets and away from the person causing him harm. We received a few pleas for this dog and everyone was willing to do their part. They just needed someone to take the lead. It isn’t always easy to find space, but we couldn’t leave the dog in a situation where he was in constant threat of abuse. Many people are committed to giving Harry a new chance at life. As of yesterday morning (Saturday, Feb 6th), he is at the vets in care and safe. He will remain there for at least one week so they can watch him closely and provide the best care for his skin. Harry is about 2 yeld and weighs 5.5 kilos. We don’t know much about his personality yet, but we will have plenty of time during his recovery to get to know him. Welcome to the MexPup family Harry! You’ve got a whole lot of people pulling for you now.
Please consider a donation to MexPup to help with Harry’s care. In Mexico, you can donate directly with Dr. Manuel at Mascotas vet clinic or with Dr. Paco at Sabuesos vet clinic. In Canada, you can do an etransfer to Karen@mexpup.com. From anywhere, you can visit www.mexpup.com where you will find a link to our paypal account. Harry and all the other pups in care are grateful for the help!
Trix (formerly Jack): Adopted! May 18, 2016
Erika and Amanda were driving home from school together when suddenly they saw something running through traffic near Francisco Villa (an extremely busy street at this time of the day). When the car in front of them slammed on the breaks, they realized the "something" that was running through traffic was in fact a little puppy. What would you do if you saw a poor little puppy almost get hit by a car? Well, if you're Erika and Amanda you immediately pull over and try and rescue him. Once they finally found him, he was tucked underneath a car, completely terrified. After various attempts to get this little guy out, they finally were able to get a leash around him and get him from underneath the car. He looked "okay" on the outside. He had plastic tied around his neck, was very dirty and, of course, so scared. Immediately he was brought to Dr. Pena, he tested negative for all scary diseases and named Jack. Jack was posted on different websites to see if he had an owner, since he had, what looked like, a collar around his neck. After a few weeks had passed and no one came looking for him, he became a part of the MexPup family. Jack is about 8 months old, weighs 6 kilos and is a poodle mix. He is a very energetic pup who loves to play and dig in the sand! He gets along with other dogs, big and small. Jack likes to be around people and follows his foster family around anywhere they go! After a long, exciting day of playing and having fun, his all-time favorite thing to do is cuddle! Jack is a sweet, loving puppy who deserves a loving family! Could he be your new addition to your family?
Zeus: Adopted! May 16, 2016
Zeus had a loving family. His dad was an ex policeman and his family lived in a small colonia near Puerto Vallarta where he grew up with 4 kids. His life was pretty good except that the neighbors, for some reason, tried to poison him by throwing contaminated meat, etc. over the fence. They reported the incident, but as they had no proof there wasn’t much that could be done. The owner was very worried about his dog and approached Brischa & Ted asking if they could help him. The family loved their dog, but they knew he was in danger and needed to be moved. Zeus is about 2.5 years old and weighs 25 kilos. He is the most loving slobbering Boxer you will ever meet. Zeus is fantastic with kids and most dogs. This intelligent, sweet boy loves to play. He is still young (especially in boxer years) and continues to have puppy brain, so will need a family that will continue to work on his training. He’s a very handsome guy and gets lots of attention wherever he goes. We think Zeus would do great with an active family and we’re excited to see this boy start his new life.
Maximo: Adopted! May 13, 2016
When Daniel was in Sayulita he heard a strange noise coming from an abandoned house. He investigated only to find a small puppy. How did the puppy get there? There was no one living in the house, no one near the house and no explanation for where this puppy came from. Knowing that the pup needed help, Daniel took action. He rescued the puppy and brought him to the vet. Luckily the puppy, now named Maximo, didn't have any scary illnesses. He began to thrive in foster care and enjoys playing with his foster siblings. Maximo is currently about 6 months old. and weighs about 6kg. He won't be a big dog (except for his ears), but he has a big amount of love to give. Maximo will be ready to fly soon, so please help us to share his story and find him the perfect family.
Cindy: Adopted! May 12, 2016
She was hurt for days. People shared her picture on Facebook, but no one took action. That is until Esme and her husband saw the pictures. Immediately they went to rescue her. Cindy was hit by a car and her one foot was totally squished. Once at the vet, it was determined that the best option for her recovery was to amputate a couple of her toes. Cindy is a cocker spaniel type dog, who weighs about 12kg, and is approximately a year old. She is recovering well and is a happy, active dog. Cindy gets along well with other dogs and children. As her leg improves, she becomes even more playful. Cindy is a great little pup who has been abandoned too many times in her short life. She is high energy and requires a patient and caring home that understands that she needs boundaries, patience and training. She's nippy when excited, and is reactive to outside noises and energetic on leash, all puppy behaviours that need a person willing to work with her and put the time and energy into her so she can be the best she can be. Shes a lost soul right now with no home to call her own. People have continually given up on her. Are you willing to stick with her and help her? She loves cats, dogs, kids, and is a loving gal. Please share Cindy's story to help her find the perfect family.
Mable (Formerly Marina): Adopted! April 30, 2016
She was outside a shopping center on her own when Suzana saw her get struck by a car. Luckily it was just a glancing blow, but she was injured and in need of help. Suzana got her loaded up and off to the vets they went. She had some superficial wounds, but this little girl had escaped serious injury – whew! Thankfully Dr. Pena was able to provide her the care and attention she needed. Marina had no collar and although efforts were made, no family was found. After weeks in care, MexPup was asked if we could help find Marina a home. This lovely girl is about 9 months old and weighs 17 kilos. Marina is a happy go lucky pup that does well with everyone she meets. She does well with dogs and has no interest in cats. Marina likes children…especially the two from her foster family. She is very playful, both on her own & with others. Marina is leash trained and crate trained. We think she would do well most environments…she just needs a family to call her own. If you or someone you know if interested in adoption Marina, please visit the adoption process page at www.mexpup.com where you will find the application or email the adoption coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zoe: Adopted! April 29, 2016
She was wandering in the parking lot in front of Condo Punta Negra. She was only feet away from the major highway Carretera 200. Using her dog as a lure, Liz led the pup to her building and kept her safe until she could determine if the little girl was missing from any of the neighboring buildings; she wasn't. Her leg was injured so Liz took her to Sabuesso's where it was determined that the best form of surgery was to plant a pin in her femur and Liz made sure she got all the care she needed. Liz & her Chihuahua Walter fostered the sweet girl until she recovered from her surgery and then she moved into foster care with Ted & Brischa. Zoe is about 3 years old and weighs 5.5 kilos. She is very sweet and affectionate. Zoe loves to cuddle is to get attention from people. She is highly intelligent and quite friendly. Zoe likes other does, but she can be a little dominant with them. She is good on walks and doesn’t seem to be bothered by much of anything. This sweet girl is now healthy and is ready for a home to call her own.
Mellie: Adopted! April 29, 2016
Deb was on holiday in PV when she discovered 3 small puppies that had been dumped on the Rio Cuale Island. Sadly, this is a common dumping ground as the geography traps the animals (UGH!). Deb wasn’t about to leave these little ones on their own and started asking people in the area for help. When no one stepped up to help, she loaded up these 2 month old pups and took them back to her rental unit. Thankfully, the owner was an animal lover and agreed to let her keep them temporarily until help could be found. Deb is a MexPup supporter and together we were able to come up with a plan, along with finding foster homes that could take in the pups (whew!). Mellie was the black and tan puppy of the group that we affectionately dubbed the scandal pups. At about 8 months old, she weighed 10 kilos. Mellie is a happy pup that loves to run and play. She gets along well with other dogs and she loves to play with cats (she is very gentle and cuddles them as well). Mellie is an active pup that would do well in an active family. She is still a puppy, so needs help and guidance to become a great adult dog.
Olivia: Adopted! April 29, 2016
Deb was on holiday in PV when she discovered 3 small puppies that had been dumped on the Rio Cuale Island. Sadly, this is a common dumping ground as the geography traps the animals (UGH!). Deb wasn’t about to leave these little ones on their own and started asking people in the area for help. When no one stepped up to help, she loaded up these 2 month old pups and took them back to her rental unit. Thankfully, the owner was an animal lover and agreed to let her keep them temporarily until help could be found. Deb is a MexPup supporter and together we were able to come up with a plan, along with finding foster homes that could take in the pups (whew!). Olivia was the female white and black puppy of the group that we affectionately dubbed the scandal pups. At about 8 months old, she weighed 10.5 kilos. Olivia loves going for walks and is very curious. She wants to investigate the world and her ideal home would be with people who would spend the time outside with her. Of the three puppies, she is the laziest when at home and will take more puppy naps than the others. She is also the one who gets distracted on walks and wants to smell whatever is around her. Olivia is a happy, healthy pup that is ready for a family.
Mango (formerly Josie): Adopted! April 29, 2016
Jimmy & Merek had seen a dog around their neighborhood, but she wasn’t in horrible shape so they didn’t pay too much attention. One day, a gate was left open and she appeared inside their home. Once they saw her close up, they realized she was a bit too dirty, a bit too skinny, and had cuts on her abdomen & armpits that needed medical attention. She wasn’t just out for a stroll from her home. She was either a stray or had been recently abandoned in the area. They got her to the vets where her wounds were treated and then it was time to figure out next steps. They asked around looking for an owner or anyone that could help her. After sometime without any luck finding a family, they started the next steps to get her help. A foster home was found and Josie became a MexPup. This lively girl is about 9 months old and weighs 11.2 kilos. She wasn’t sure about walking on a leash, but she continues to improve. Josie is a very sweet and gentle girl. She loves to play with certain toys (rubber balls and stuffed animals). Josie gets along well with the dogs she meets on walks and those in her foster family’s condo building, but isn’t a fan of lizards or moths. She is quiet and unreactive in almost every circumstance, but she is curious and interested in most things. According to her foster home, she is also "smart as a whip! We think Josie would do great in a home that gives her toys, attention, includes her in family activities, gives her lots of love & kisses along with time & space to run, run & run”. Josie is healthy, happy and ready for a family to call her own.
Bailey (formerly Moka): Adopted! April 28, 2016
Moka was just a little puppy when she was saved from being sold into unkind hands. Carlos, Carmen, and their family knew that Moka deserved better, so they welcomed her into their home. As she grew and grew, it became clear that Moka needed a lot of space to play and run. Good thing there was a family in Canada waiting for a dog just like her. Moka is only 11 months old, so she will have a whole lifetime to enjoy her new, loving family. Congratulations, and welcome home!
Chickie: Adopted! April 28, 2016
She had an owner, but they didn’t provide anything for her. Her ear was in really bad shape with inflammation & infection, and yet she was left without care to suffer day after day. Luckily for her, SOS Nayarit, along with David & Victoria got involved. They advised the family that the police would be called and that got their attention. They agreed to surrender the pup so she could get the medical attention she so desperately needed. Chickie is about 5 years old and weighs 17 kilos. She is a happy dog that loves life. Chickie gets along with all the dogs, cats, goats and even ducks at her foster home. She walks well on a leash and enjoys her daily walks & adventures. Chickie likes meeting new people, loves a good cuddle and enjoys belly rubs. We think she would do great in most any home…she is just that kind of pup. Chickie might not have received the care she deserved, but she hasn’t let that bother her and now she is thriving in her foster home. We are very excited that she is healthy and ready for adoption…now we just need to find the lucky family that will take her home and make her a cherished member.
Wosha: Adopted! April 21, 2016
She was a “family” dog, but kept out on their balcony/roof. She was not abused, but was kept apart from the family and lived outside. It can be hard to understand why someone would buy a purebred Dobermann and then just leave her on the roof and not seem to care about her. They then decided they wanted to add on to their house, and suddenly there was not even the outside space for her anymore. So, they just put her out in the street (insert curse words here!). Another neighbor heard what had happened and rushed over to take her off the streets. They couldn’t keep her as they had just taken in another dog (into an already overcrowded situation), but wanted to make sure she was safe until a solution could be found. Thankfully Ted & Brischa had the space to take her in, so Wosha went into foster care and became a MexPup. This lovely girl is about 2 years old and weighs 25 kilos. Wosha is a very friendly pup. She did well with the other dogs in her foster home and loves to play. Wosha is still learning to walk on a leash, but she improves every day and we are certain she’ll be an old pro before too long. She is certainly not the size of a lap dog, but boy does she love to cuddle (so couch time is another favorite). This wonderful dog has thrived since being taken inside a home with love and care and attention. We are excited that she is healthy, spayed and ready to join a family!
Lena (formerly Bowie): Adopted! April 17, 2016
She was at the acopio and her face said it all. This pup was sad, she didn’t want to be there, and she needed someone to help her. When Trysha met this sweet girl, she knew she had to do something. She was only in town on vacation, but that didn’t stop her for being Bowie’s savior. First stop was at the vets where she tested negative for all the super scary issues, but she did have TVT (a venerally tumor that creates cancer like tumors). Her blood work was good enough that she was almost immediately able to begin chemo. A few months later, Bowie was finished her treatments and her tumors were gone (yay!!). At about 3 years old, this sweet girl weighed 25 kilos. Bowie is just an overall happy and super friendly dog. She loves to cuddle and loves attention, even from strangers. She’s extremely calm and doesn’t seem to be phased by really anything. She will plop down and relax in the middle of a busy sidewalk or restaurant. She has experienced many dogs off leash and sometimes will sniff to say hi but is never aggressive or scared. She gets along with all the other dogs in her foster home, but we don’t think she would be ok with cats. Bowie is truly a sweetheart and will make a great family dog.
Peanut: Adopted! April 16, 2016
A sweet, young Mexican couple is always trying to help dogs in need. In a very short period of time they took in 4 different pups and realized they were in over their heads. They were determined to help all the dogs, but knew they couldn’t do it on their own. They reached out to their neighbors Ted & Brischa who were more than willing to do what they could to support these fellow dog rescuers. Prior to changing foster homes, there was an accident and little Peanut broke her leg. The great news was her new foster home knew how to deal with challenging situations, so this little one was in great hands. At about 8 months old, Peanut weighed 3.3 kilos. She is super sweet and very inquisitive. Peanut was an alert pup that was a very happy, patient puppy during her recovery. She isn’t really scared of anything – not realizing that she is just a little thing! She loves other dogs, cats, kids and everyone she meets. Peanut is a lucky pup that was rescued by a wonderful couple, fostered by a wonderful couple and now is part of her very own family.
Isabella: Adopted! April 2, 2016
It happens way too often. A female dog is found on the streets in terrible condition, primarily from the TVT she contracted because she wasn’t spayed. Too many people walk away from their female dogs because of too many puppies or an illness like TVT. In both cases, if the dog had been spayed, there wouldn’t have been those problems…but it’s not always easy to explain that logic to everyone. Thanks to efforts of various groups (PEACE Animal, Colina Spay & Neuter clinic, etc.), the norm is changing and many animals are spayed & neutered in PV and the surrounding areas. Sadly, this girl wasn’t one of the lucky ones. When Isabella came into care, she was in very rough shape. Thanks to the medical treatment she received and the loving care of her foster home, she was able to fully recover. Isabella is about 3 years old and weighs 25 kilos (she was only 15 when rescued). She was quite shy and nervous when she came into care (life on the streets is hard). With time and patience, her personality came out and she plays! Isabella does well with the other dog in her foster home. They wrestle, chase each other, and even share toys. She also has a special ball that she likes very much. Isabella is a very quiet dog that likes going for walks and does well on the leash. She has learned to relax and enjoy being a dog. We think she would do well in an active home where she will get to run, play and continue to have adventures.
Chico: Adopted! March 23, 2016
He was rescued near Barracuda restaurant in downtown PV. When Bonnie saw him, she realized his leg was broken and knew he needed help. She got him to the vets and the process to heal and get healthy began. His recovery had challenges, so thankfully a very experience foster home was able to take him in. He had very strict rules - total crate rest. No running or jumping or being a “real” dog. His foster mom knew exactly what to do for him. He was in a lot of pain and the vets & his foster family managed everything wonderfully so that he was fully able to recover – great job all! At about 1.5 years old, Chico weighed 5 kilos. He is tremendously loyal and bonds with my main caregiver completely. He is fine left alone, but if his people are home he wants to be with them. Chico is house trained and sit nicely with the other dogs for treats. He loves to cuddle and is very social. We believe he would do best in a home where he either has his humans or another dog with him all the time. This little guy had a rough start and we’re excited that he is getting a second chance at a great life.
Mindy (formerly Perla): Adopted! March 22, 2016
Carolyn & Judith noticed that one of the guys that washes cars in their neighborhood was bringing a new dog to work. Sadly, it wasn’t happy news about someone with their new puppy. It was the case of a small, matted, dirty little dog with fleas, ticks and a horrible smell coming from her ears. The man was trying to sell his dog…or at least that was the story he was telling. Carolyn & Judith continued to check on the pup each day and talk to the man. Eventually they convinced him that the little girl needed medical care and they were willing to make that happen for her. He surrendered the dog and Perla’s new life began. She is about 2 years old and weighs 5.4 kilos. Perla enjoys walks although she is still getting used to the whole leash idea. She loves to explore, smell and take in all there is to see. Perla has done well with the other dog in her foster home. He isn’t always so happy she is there, but she takes it in stride like the sweet little lady she is. Perla enjoys attention from children and is a happy, social girl. We are so excited that she is healthy and ready to meet her forever family.
Leche: Adopted! March 22, 2016
She was found in a park in Old Town Puerto Vallarta on her own. She was extremely thin and on her own. It is always a great day when someone is there to help a dog that is clearly in need. Once she was safe, the first stop was at a vet’s clinic. The good news was that she was relatively healthy and just needed the care & attention that a foster home could provide. At about 1 year old, Leche weighed 16 kilos. She is a happy pup that loves attention. Leche loves adults, children, dogs, cats and even did fine with the goats and chicken that were residents at her foster home. This is one social girl. Leche loves going for walks, loves having guests at her home, and is just a happy girl. This amazing pup is happy, healthy and ready for a home. We are excited that she is getting the chance.
Alison: Adopted! March 17, 2016
She was living on the streets when he saw her. He didn’t have space or money, but he loves animals and does all he can to help them. He is just a young boy who doesn’t have much, but he volunteers at the spay & neuter clinics and is always giving back. It was clear that this young boy needed help in his effort to rescue the young dog. MexPup foster parents Joan & Leslie had just returned to PV for the winter and they were ready to welcome a pup into their home. With their help, MexPup was able to help the young man & the pup. Sometimes it just all comes together. Alison is just over a year old and she weighs 15 kilos. She does fine with other dogs after a proper introduction and pays lots of attention to cats. This is how her foster family describes her: “She is so sweet and playful. She is not demanding, but certainly enjoys the attention of family in the household. She loves her toys and can amuse herself with them. She loves walks on the beach and rides in the car and is also happy to just hang out with the family. A better snuggler there never was.” Please help us to find Alison a lovely forever home.
Millie: Adopted! March 17, 2016
She had a family, but when they moved out of town they simply left her in front of their old home. Not even sure they should be called a family…maybe she had some people that she lived with and when they left, she was on her own. Thankfully Chuck and Claudia saw her and they did want awesome, amazing, compassionate people do…they took action to help this little girl. At about 2 years old, Millie weighs 3 kilos. She is a happy, friendly pup. Millie is still learning to walk on a leash, but she gets better each day. She loves going for walks and wants to meet all the dogs that she sees…social butterfly might be a fitting description of this sweet girl. Millie also loves to play…with toys, with dogs, with people…she plays with joy and enthusiasm (guess she is making up for lost time). We are so excited that she is healthy and ready for a family to call her own.
TumTum: Adopted! March 16, 2016
He was wondering on the highway. When they picked him up he was dirty, skinny, full of fleas & ticks, missing hair, and had an eye infection. It was clear the little guy had been on his own for a while. They immediately got him to the vets as it was clear he needed help. He thankfully tested negative to the really scary stuff and started treatment for all the other issues. TumTum was on his way to a new life. This little guy is about 1-year-old and weight 1.7 kilos. TumTum did great with all the dogs in his foster home – small and big. He liked to chase the cats, but since he is half their size, they just laughed. TumTum is a very happy little dog that is a delight to be around. He loves sleeping in bed with his humans and snuggles on the pillows. TumTum is very playful and has lots of energy. He is now healthy and ready for adoption. TumTum is in a Victoria foster home and we need your help to find his forever home. Tum Tum would love a home with another companion dog similar in size and on the calmer side. Tum tum is a calm boy that loves to play. Please share his album, or go to www.mexpup.com and complete the adoption application yourself. We know he will make one special family very happy.
Isabella (formerly Tara): Adopted! March 16, 2016
Claudia is a volunteer for MexPup and she also follows other local animal groups in Puerto Vallarta. A woman asked for help for a female pup that needed a foster home. This pup was in an abusive home, with larger dogs, and was not doing well. Claudia & Carmen offered to foster the pup and 2 days later she was brought to the vets. The exam showed ehrlichia, along with wounds on her neck, face, and a damaged eye. Psychologically, she was not doing well. She was afraid of everything and trusted no one. That same day, Tara went to her foster home and a slow healing process started. As the weeks went by, Tara's personality started to shine through. Tara is about 14 months old and weighs 15.3 kilos. She has done well with the 2 permanent and 1 other foster dog in her foster home (one smaller dog and two medium sized dog). Tara also does well with the cats, but if her fur foster siblings start to chase them she will join in the fun (until the squirt bottle comes out). She has learned how to walk on leash and not be afraid. This small pitty mix has a heart of gold. Although she was previously abused, she has NEVER shown any aggression. Tara has adapted well to having only one eye. Occasionally when on a walk, she can get scared and her reaction is to stop & crouch, but with a little patience she continues on her walk as before. She is actually a big kisser, cuddler, all around love bug, and a bit of a clown. Tara is medium energy, very playful, and would do great with an active family on hikes to the forest and beach. She loves to be around humans but has learned to spend time with other animals. Claudia & Carmen have helped Tara become a great little pitbull, that shatters all the negative stereotypes about the breed. They will miss her, but they know that the family who adopts her, will have the greatest dog friend ever. Tara is ready to find her forever home, people who will love her and cherish her as a member of their family. Please share Tara’s album or go to www.mexpup.com and complete the adoption application yourself, so we can get her started on the next part of her journey.
Paco: Adopted! March 14, 2016
He was just a few months old and he was curled up on a street corner. Adriana knew something was wrong and as she approached him she feared she was too late. He was in really rough shape, wouldn’t lift his head, was covered in fleas, had a few ticks along with a large sore on his back. It was clear he needed help and thankfully his savior was there to pick him up and get him off the streets. It was late evening, so Paco spent the night at Adriana’s home. She was worried he wouldn’t survive until morning, but he did. The bad news came when this 3-month old pup got his test results, he was positive for parvo which is a horrible disease that takes too many puppies. He remained hospitalized for that first week and fought hard. He was finally allowed to go to a foster home, but his battle was far from over. He spent most his time sleeping and struggling to improve. After about 2 months, Paco was finally out of the woods and ready to be a regular puppy. He had energy, a spring in his step, and was becoming a healthy pup. Paco is a happy boy that loves to go on walk, loves to be with his people and loves to play. He does well with other dogs (those that tolerate puppy play) and with cats. He may have had a rough beginning, but everything is going this guys way now that he is adopted and with his forever family.
Foxy: Adopted! March 10, 2016
She was living on the streets and in terrible shape. It was clear to see she needed help, and thankfully David and Victoria were able to work together with Jesus from SOS animal rescue in Nayarit to get her into care. They each did what they were able and together they made it happen. This sweet pup was matted, malnourished, and covered in fleas & ticks. They got her to the vets and she tested negative for all the really bad stuff, so she went off to a foster home for her new beginning. At about 1 year old Foxy weighed 11 kilos. She is a friendly pup that can be a bit hand shy and will shy away from strangers that approach too quickly. Foxy did great with the other dogs in her foster home. She was fine with the cats showing some interest, but never going after them. Foxy loves to go for walks and has quite a nose…she wants to smell everything! She is an energetic dog that would do well in an active family, but she also knows how to be calm. We are excited that Foxy is ready for adoption and we can’t wait for her to join her family.
Banner (formerly Onyx): Adopted! February 29, 2016
Karen, Trysha & Cat were on a mission. Judith & Carolyn had seen a new dog in the neighborhood that was in rough shape, and needed help. They hadn’t tried to capture a skittish dog before, so Trysha & Karen went to help. The plan was to rescue her, but as often happens, things took a turn. They weren’t able to catch the skittish dog, but another pup was seen hanging out under a car. When they asked the neighbors, they found out the dog had been hanging around for a few weeks, didn’t have an owner, and could also use some help. Thankfully, this guy wasn’t so nervous around humans, so they were able to get him on a leash, into a car, and to the vets. He tested negative for all the really scary stuff, but he was sick and did need treatment. He was so lucky that he was found that day. Onyx is about 1-year-old and weighs 13.3 kilos. He is a happy, friendly pup, but is a bit shy when meeting new people. Onyx wants to meet them, but he also wants to make sure that nothing bad happens…guessing he had some less than perfect experiences while living on the street. He is an active dog that is very smart and will learn all the commands and tricks you want to teach him. Onyx is a social pup that prefers to be with his people and/or with his fur foster siblings. He has done great with all the dogs in his foster home and other dogs he has met during his time in care. We think he would do great in an active home where he gets to join in on all the fun and adventures. Onyx is ready for the next step in his journey. He loves his foster home, but his time has come to start looking for a forever family. Please share his album or go directly to www.mexpup.com and complete an application to make this awesome pup a member of your family.
Piper (formerly Sanza): Adopted! February 28. 2016
She was tied to a tree. She was only a small puppy and yet she they saw her every day tied to the tree. They spoke to the man that put her there about caring for a puppy. He didn’t really want her, and he didn’t have the means to care for her. After additional conversation, he surrendered her to Carmen & Claudia. Sanza is about 8 months old and weighs 4.3 kilos. She loves dogs and is also really great with cats. She is vocal, so condo or apartment life is not for her. This sweet girl is still a puppy and will need a patient & gentle home that can show her that not everything is scary. Sanza is still a work in progress on the leash, but with time & training she continues to improve. Having another dog in the home would be a big plus for her. She is a medium to high energy dog, but she also loves cuddle time. Sanza loves playing fetch, likes being chased by her foster fur sibling and she runs like crazy. Please share her album so she can find her forever family or go to www.mexpup.com to complete an adoption application to bring this sweet girl home with you.
Chip (formerly Max): Adopted! February 20, 2016
The pup had an owner, but the man had a number of challenges. He wasn’t able to take care of himself and most mornings, found himself regretting the night before. It’s not surprising that he often forgot to even provide for the most basic needs of the pup. As the pup continued to grow in this less than ideal situation, both Maricela and Mayra continued to watch and monitor him. The time finally came where the man abandoned the dog, but his saviors were right there for him. They got him to the vets and into a home so he could get healthy, gain weight, and have a chance at a great life. Max is about 11 months old and now weighs a healthy 24.5 kilos. He is a calm dog with a lovely demeanor. Max might still be a puppy based on his age, but he has a bit of “old soul” about him. He is a bit shy, but friendly and very loving with the people he knows. Max loves taking walks on the beach and can be very playful. This lovely guy has irritable bowel, or colitis and will need a healthy grain free diet in addition to Salmon oil supplements. We think Max would do great with an active family and we would love your help to find them! Please share Max’s album and/or go to www.MexPup.com to complete an adoption application so you can bring him home.
Nico's Adoption Story:
Nicholas met his new family through his foster home (thank you Mar!), they were neighbors. The more they got to know the sweet guy, the more they realized he was the right dog for them. He lives in small town in Mexico where beach visits and walks in the jungle are a regular part of life. Nicholas is home and we couldn't be happier for him and his family!!
Roscoe's Adoption Story:
Roscoe has joined a family. He has kids, he has adults and he has love. He is happy, and we are so so happy for him. We are so grateful when families open up their homes for our pups. They all deserve to know what love is. Roscoe went from the streets to in the hearts of his new family.
Kai's Adoption Story:
It took Kai a couple months to settle in and get rid of his anxiety. Mom and Dad worked hard with him, training and loving him, to make him feel the love. Now, he knows his family, friends and is happy in his home.
Kai loves to play with his tug of war rope, but he has learned how fun socks are and has learned to take socks right off the feet of his family to play with. His VERY favourite item in the house, is the Vacuum! It has become impossible for any of the family to pull out the vacuum without him being right there to be vacuumed. He absolutely loves it.
He has his choice of his bed, the couch or Mom and Dad's bed every night. He is 45 pounds of crazy, a cuddle bug, and loves to be on a lap or beside his human on the couch.
Kai love kids, animals and people he meets. He is a super goofy, loving dog who makes his family laugh at his antics and offers much entertainment. He is in his forever home with his family who adore him and think he is the absolute Best dog.
Bernie's Adoption Story:
Ken & May met Bernie and it was love at first sight. Bernie fell from them as hard as they fell for him. His foster mom said "If ever we had a perfect match, this is certainly one of them." Have a great life Bernie and enjoy your new family.
Bandito's Adoption Story:
Bandito has a large family! He lives with his Mom and Dad, his Uncle and Aunt and their little girl and then a fur-cousin, Taco. Along with Mom's cat JPP.
Bandito has adapted perfectly to his surroundings. He has been trained and knows to have a healthy alarm system when he see bears (Even if it is just a statue) When they go on hikes and walks, he flies through the forest trails, running like the wind. He just loves it and loves to go camping.
Bandito HATES Snowmen, will not go within 100 meters of one, nor someone wearing snowman onesies.
He makes an adorable affectionate noise when he greets those he loves, and will do his best to bring them a gift, could be a sock, or a favorite toy, but they get a gift. Maybe even his very favourite toy, a Teddy Bear.
Bandito sleeps in the living room at night, but he seems to know the time well, because he shows up in Mom and Dad's bed at 6am for cuddles before the day begins.
Mom says Bandito is " the best darn Mexpup to get to leave Mexico"
Freud's Adoption Story:
It took a while to find Freud's forever family, however good things come to those who wait. Freud is now living his best life on Vancouver Island. His family is very active with him, and he is one of the pack. Look at that smile! Every dog deserves to know what love is. Although Freud had love in his foster families, he needed to find a home. He is now home, and we at MexPup are so grateful!
Nacho's Adoption Story:
Nacho is home. He has his forever family that consists of his human Mom & Dad, and his boy, Solomon! He even has fur siblings. A dog named Katie & and a cat named Mew. He is a happy-go-lucky dog who immediately took to his new family, especially Solomon! When they picked him up from his foster, Nacho jumped right in the car and snuggled right up to Solomon!
He is very charming, and everyone who meets him falls in love with him.
His mom says “He has a funny gallop when he runs, almost like he’s so happy and excited he can't help but show it with an extra skip in his step. Maybe more notable is the way he hugs. Nacho will literally bury his head into your body to give the best loving hug of all.”
We are so happy that Nacho has found his tribe.
Milou's Adoption Story:
Milou has found his human. His Mom, Carol-Ann has found her pup. Milou also has a sister from another mister.. a feline mister. He has a fur-sibling named Odin.
Milou took a little while to warm up to his new surroundings when he arrived home. Mom had to hand feed him! We think he just wanted to bond! He is now warmed up and settled in. Milou loves people. He wants to meet anyone who crosses his path, and excitedly wags his tail and even walks on his hind feet to get their attention!
He loves his stuffed squirrel, and even knows what to run and get when you ask him where is squirrel is. Milou has his own bed, but prefers to curl up next to mom in her bed. His mom says “Milou is my very friendly, affectionate, sweet natured, lovable best friend.” We are glad that Carol-Ann and Milou have both found a best friend in each other.
Vinnie's Adoption Story: coming soon!
Mezcal's Adoption Story:
Mezcal has found his people. He lives with Mom & Dad (Sarah & Dennis) as well as his human sister Lizzy and his cat, Christopher. He has a bit of a shy streak when it comes to humans, but he loves his family, and follows his Mom around like a shadow.
He likes to try to play with the cat, and whines and wags his tail until the cat approves his request. He gets comfortable on the couch or on Mom and Dads bed. He even gets sneaky and likes to steal Dads spot after he gets up...he even uses the pillow!
His Mom says that Mezcal is a goofy, loving, kind, gentle snuggly and smart pup. She won’t mention his moment of furniture chewing… Sarah feels that Mezcal chose them. We think so too!
Ruby's Adoption Story:
Ruby has fit in perfectly with her family. She has Mom, Gramma, and two young boys, as well as Tugg and Jill, her fur-siblings.
Ruby is afraid of the dark, she has gotten better but it still scares her. She gets fed every meal by her youngest boy, and he can even walk her because she is so good and never pulls the leash.
Ruby has bonded with Mom so much, she doesn't want to leave her side and she sleeps with mom all night.
She loves her balls, and is wonderful at playing fetch, because she can run, and she loves to run. She has a fondness for squeaky toys and playing with her boys.
Her family are so thankful and grateful for having Roo that one day, when it is time, they will adopt another Mexpup for Roo.
Gypsy's Adoption Story
Gypsy has been an amazing addition to our family--mom Ainslie, dad Tom, and two human sisters Maeve and Flora. She is exactly as MexPup described her: frisky and playful, but also a couch potato and real snuggle-bug. She realizes she's slightly too big to be a lapdog, but does her best to sprawl on mom or dad when we sit in a chair. Gypsy adapted quickly to life in Canada. She was confused for a while about where to "go"--on the carpet? in the very middle of the road? but she soon caught on. At first she slept in her crate in mom and dad's bedroom, then she was allowed to take turns sleeping on her sisters' beds. Now she likes to bed-surf. From the beginning she was fascinated by flocks of flying geese, and totally unfazed by fireworks and loud bangs--evidence of her Pointer bird-dog genes. She scarfs down her meals in seconds, and will counter-surf if we leave temptation sitting out. She once ate a whole pound of butter, wrapper included! So we are very careful now. Her favourite toy is a hollow ball that we put small treats inside. She is expert at rolling and tossing the ball to get the kibbles out. She will also "talk" and sing to us with a chewbone in her mouth, teasing us to play with her. When she's beside us on the sofa she'll sit up and give us both front paws to hold. Gypsy did an obedience class last winter, and now goes to agility classes with mom. She loves to learn tricks like jumping through the hoop and running through the tunnel. Any time one of us humans comes home, Gypsy goes on a tear through the house, up and down the stairs, and sometimes jumps high enough to boop us on the nose with her nose. Her joy of life is contagious, she makes us laugh with her silliness, and our home is full of snuggles every day. We are so grateful to the MexPup volunteers who saved her life and took such good care of her, and we love her to the Dog Star and back!
Tia Adoption Story:
Tia took a little bit to settle in but settle she did and is now a very happy, fiercely loved family member.
She has her family and her fur-sibling Sadie to learn from and play with.
She loves All soft and squeaky toys, especially the ones that Sadie is playing with at the time.
Tia enjoys her walks, if she finds puddles with Ice on them, she leaps and jumps on them with great joy.
She loves to meet people and howls a hello to each and every one of them, as well as to her house when she returns.
Tia loves to play a game of hide and seek, with the family. She relocates items of laundry, shoes, even the odd hand weight, to other locations in the home. So they have to hunt to find them.
She likes to hop onto Mom and Dad's bed for cuddles, but then she likes her own space in her crate for the night.
When asked for 10 words to describe her....Amazing, Loyal,Spirited, Spunky, Court Jester, Loving, Happy all the time! (We think the family is in love)
Taco's Adoption Story:
Taco has made himself right at home with his forever family. He joined Mom and Dad, as well as fur-sibling, Roxy. Taco was “molded” into the dog he is today by his human Grandparents, and their two senior dogs who ensured Taco knew how to behave! Taco has also enjoyed some obedience training, and is a cuddle monster! When his Mom was pregnant, he would wrap himself around her growing belly, taking every little baby kick in stride. He now his very own little girl, Aubrey. They are bound to be the best of buds! When asked about Taco, his Mom says “Taco is such a silly pup, he loves food and just loves to eat. if you ask him "what time is it?" around meal time he will stomp his feet like a little march and run to his dish and sit and wait.” Taco is a funny, playful pup who has found his perfect family.
Jefe's Adoption Story:
Jefe's happy tails coming soon:)
Remi's Adoption Story:
Remy is sure loving his life in Canada. His new family loves him so much, and says hes the funniest, quirkiest pup ever. His antics never cease to make them laugh. Remy has bonded so strongly to his new little human and is everywhere where he goes. Remy is the best thing to happen to us and we are so grateful to Mexpup and all who rescued and loved him before we could.
Duqi's Adoption Story:
We have had Duqi for fourteen months now and during that time he has travelled from Canada to the UK where we were born. When we lived in BC he fell in love with another little Mexpup belonging to our friend. She was very small but with a big personality and enjoyed telling him off for being too boisterous with her! He was given one of her toys when we left and it is still his favourite. When we originally adopted him we had no idea that we were going to return to Northern Ireland to live. Of course Duqi and our other dog Teddy would have to come with us. In August we all travelled on the same flight from Vancouver and the pups settled here very quickly. We now live in a conservation village close to the sea in Northern Ireland. It is certainly a doggy paradise. Duqi has discovered the joy of running off leash on several of the beaches and paths. He especially likes to squish around in the seaweed and fling bits of it in the air! He is very agile and clambers over the rocks like a mountain goat. It's clear to see how happy he is and we regularly post his adventures on our Instagram page. Duqi has truly become part of the family. He and our older dog come everywhere with us and always sleep in the bedroom at night. Duqi is the perfect alarm clock. At 7:30 am every morning he sticks his wet nose in my face to let me know it's time to get up!! He is well mannered at home and is extremely gentle with kids but a real goofball when playing with his doggie friends. All in all he is a joy to live with! Thank you to everyone at Mexpup.
Nym's Adoption Story:
Just Nym and I, however we do get alot of friends and family who visit. Nym loooves comfort! She loves to be where ever the most blankets, pillows, or fuzzy comfy things are. At home she spends most of her time in the most comfortable place on a pile of pillows and under a blanket :) (and yes she snores lol) Nym loves her walks! She has several cute sweaters and gets lots of comments on her sense of fashion :) she also loves her best friend Ted who is also a rescue from Mexico and when they are together they never stop playing. Nym Snores :) likes to sleep with her feet in the air, diagonal so that she is hogging the max amount of space. Likes the song "who let the dogs out" and gets excited when it is playing Likes to find a hole to put her ball in when playing fetch. Its very specific. Needs to place it in her chosen spot when she gets the ball. I usually just figure out where that is that day and throw from there Nym snuggles in bed when i get up until she knows it is walking time. She always looks so comfy it makes me want to go back to bed! Nym is a picky eater unless another dog wants it, then everything tastes good! Nym likes wearing dog clothes. Gets excited for them. Nylabone she stole from a friend. Or any other toy she thinks another dog wants. Nym is my Princess
Perlita's Adoption Story:
After story coming soon:)
Roja's Adoption Story:
Roja lives with mom and her new human sibling. We knew Roja was shy when we got her, but she immediately took to my daughter. She follows her around and is just amazing with her. They are definitely a bonded pair and I am very happy she will get to grow up with her own puppy. Roja and her sister Mishka get to keep in contact as we have playdates with each other. Roja sure loves all dogs. Shes still shy with humans, but she no longer wants to bolt. She just walks away. We are so in love with this sweet and amazing little pup. Thank you Mexpup.
Oreo's Adoption Story:
Oreo lives with us in our condo. The first couple nights after he arrived he was still pretty shy and stressed,but we continued to bring him out and meet doggy friends and on the third day, dear goodness his personality came out with a bang. He sleeps in bed with us and really loves going for hikes and adventures with us. He is a super great pup and we love him so much. We cant believe how lucky we are to have him. He gives us so much joy and love and he has really rescued us. Thank you Mexpup and to all who had a part in getting him healthy, socialized, and most important loved before we got him.
Alfie's Adoption Story:
Alfie moved in with his very own mom and dad and human siblings. Alfie fit in immediately. He is so great with our kids, great with the dogs at the park and such a snuggly guy. It was really important to us that we have a dog our kids could grow up with. We suspect he's older then originally told but we know its a guess when they are rescued, but that doesnt make us love him less. He's our baby, and we love him. Thank you Mexpup
Monty's Adoption Story:
Mozart and Monty. They love each other (most of the time. Monty eats at warp speed and then wants Mozart's, but he doesn't put up with it) and love to play and take turns snoozing on the dog chair and rotating snuggles with us. They compete to comfort anyone that's upset and their favorite thing is when I pull their collars out which means a car ride to either the beach for a run or a hike in the bush and sometimes the stable to help with the horses. Sometimes it means the odd disappointment of a trip to get nails trimmed. Booooo! Monty just experienced his first snowfall last month and we went up the mountain. He loved it. It will be interesting to see whether he goes into the water in the summer or absolutely refuses for 3 years like Mozart did. He's more adventurous and curious than Mozart and will follow Mozart just about anywhere. They both listen very well when called off leash when we are out hiking. We mostly do off leash because they are big pullers and we all have more fun being wild and free! They have a lot of energy to burn and we spend a lot of time outside playing. Thank you from Mozart, Monty, Carey, Ian, Mya, Griff, and Liam. Thank you Mexpup and Trysha for sending him to us:)
Stella's Adoption Story:
Stella arrived and it took her a bit to settle in. Once she knew she was safe, got regular feedings and got to take some great adventures, she settled right in and her goofy side came out. She loves to roll on the carpet, its so new to her and it must feel great! She makes these funny sounds as she does it. And her snoring? WOW! Stella has done obedience training is now a fantastic off-leash companion. She loves to go on her adventures and exploring new areas. Shes a really fantastic girl and such a joy to our family. She had big paws to fill after we lost our precious pup, and she puts a smile on our faces everyday. Thank you Mexpup
Amigo's Adoption Story:
Amigo joined our "funny farm" - one miniature Dachshund, one Chihuahua, three kids, one cat and a farm of bunnies, hedgehogs and guinea pigs!
Amigo has adapted wonderfully to the house, the pace and the surroundings. He and Hattrick, our Dachund, can get a little grouchy with each other but all in all he has done fantastic!
After two nights he had settled into his crate training routine, has had minimal accidents in the house and is able to share dry kibble with the other dogs eating off of the same tray! I firmly believe that Amigo was "meant for our family" and he has fit in from day one! Amigo loves to jump and chew! He also has a habit of "instigating" and getting the other dogs going.
Most importantly, he waits at the door at 2:25 everyday for me to put his leash on so he can come to the elementary school to pick his tiny humans up. He LOVES the attention from the other kids and families as well as the little walk to get there. Mostly though, he loves seeing 2/3 of his kid humans coming out of their classrooms! Amigo’s favourite toy is his tiny humans - he loves to be with them and playing with them! He also has some balls, squeaky toys and a rope that he likes to tug on with one of the other dogs. Amigo sleeps curled up on the lap of his humans as much as possible. At night he is in his crate with his special pillow and stuffed puppy. Amigo in 5 words…Loveable, energetic, comical, charismatic and cuddly!
Boedy's Adoption Story:
Coddy felt right at home when Trysha dropped him off. him and my other pup get along great. Took a nit for Coddy to master the stairs as he sometimes got stuck...lol and my other pup gives him a boost. Its really sweet to watch. Coddy is such a character. hes snuggly and loves to sleep under the blankets where it takes him a goof 6 turns and massive nesting to finally settle in for the night. I have literally lost my best. How does something so small take up 1/2 the bed? I honestly dont mind as hes my little heating pad and keeps me very warm at night. Thank you mexpup for bringing us together.
Newchi's Adoption Story:
Newchi is settling in just great with my dad. I adopted Max, now Chip and dad said he wanted a little gal to keep him company. In came Newchi. Dad loved her immediately when trysh brought her out of the truck and into dad's arms. Chip and Salsa where very interested in becoming fast friends. Newchi is very bonded to my dad is accompanies him everywhere. She is cuddly, and oh so playful.Keeps dad on his toes.Thanks Mexpup, and Trysha yet again for finding us the perfect match:)We shall be back for more. Susan
Kona's Adoption Story:
Kona is lucky, she lives with just myself and Paul (my husband in 2 weeks!!) so she is super spoiled. Kona has quickly adapted to being in our lives. She's generally a very good dog, who loves to sleep and eat, and sleep and eat. She can be a bit mischievous at times and she definitely gets the "zoomies" (especially after a bath or crate time) but she's eager to please Mom & Dad. She has lots of new toys and dogs friends. She's enjoying both her new animal and human pals! She takes every opportunity to curl up in a ball and nap right beside us. She Is funny about sleep, she sleeps ALL. THE. TIME. Everywhere. She has her own corner on the couch, She sleeps in the car, She sleeps in her bed, She sleeps in OUR bed and She sleeps ON us. :) She gets overwhelmed with all her toys and can't decided which one to play with. She loves to give kisses. She's learned lots of new tricks. I would say that she loves stuffies and anything with a squeaker the most out of her toys. Currently, she's obsessed with her completely destroyed purple hippo. She loves her KONG and she's learning to play fetch. She loves to play tug-of-war with her Husky friend. If there's no toys around, a sock or shoe will do. She is a little bundle of love, fur and joy.
Duke's Adoption Story:
Duke is settling in well, though we are anticipating at least a month or two before we all get used to each other! He and Callie have played lots and only had a few power struggles. My daughter Lena is very excited about him and my husband fell in love pretty quickly too. We definitely are going to need the bark collar, though I'm hoping when he feels more secure he won't feel the need to loudly proclaim his territory! He's quite a puller on the leash, and since we've just recently made such progress with Callie (still in a training session with Poochies), I'm going to walk them separately for a month or until they are both pretty in tune with me. Today he played with a group of six small kids and was fantastic, and ran around the big field and had a couple of good walks (ow my shoulder! He's much stronger than Callie!) Adopting an older, energetic dog with his own habits will provide a new challenge, but he feels like the right dog and we are committed to making this work and aware of the challenges of adopting a dog from another family (Callie took months to feel like a Bertram). Finally, here's a picture of my afternoon cuddle. Considering that Callie goes for the throat with some dogs, this is pretty amazing!!
Mishka's Adoption Story:
Mishka is sure enjoying life. She has a lot of doggy friends and is doing really good with her shy personality. We meet for playdates quite often with Mexpup Rio and she and him play, play, play. Its hilarious to watch. Thank you Mexpup and Ladra for bringing us our sweet girl.
Charro's Adoption Story:
Charro is really enjoying his new life. He gets to go camping, which he loves and lots of hikes. He loves to chase the cats and snuggle with them and of course be in between dad and I in bed. Charro is hilarious, friendly and will get any dog playing in a matter of minutes. Hes just a great boy and we are so thankful for Trysha for putting us together.
Toby's Adoption Story:
Me and his new daddy – Matt! - We are both so in love! Toby took no time at all to make himself at home. From the first day he came home, his tail hasn't stopped wagging his tail. He takes full advantage of all his toys, and is very demanding with cuddling on the couch. :). All he wants to do is play, eat treats, and cuddle. Toby is the master of the head tilt – and he knows it. He is great at making friends – both human and dogs. He is in heaven when he finds a dog to wrestle with, and on walks he puts lots of smiles on stranger’s faces when he forces them to say hi to him! Unless his kong is filled with treats, toby loves his rubber chicken! Toby sleeps on Our bed, as close to us as possible – sometimes he will even steal my pillow! Toby is perfect. Energetic friend who likes to watch Netflix and chill.
Lucy's Adoption Story:
Amanda stepped in to continue fostering Lucy. Who knew that this was a life changing moment for Lucy! When Amanda's mom saw Lucy she just knew that she had to be part of the family permanently! Once Lucy was well enough to fly, Sharon welcomed her into her loving arms, home and heart forever. Welcome home, Lucy!
Maggie's Adoption Story:
It didn't take long for Esmeralda and her family to realize their little foster, Maggie (Margarita) was already in her forever home. She is a perfect addition to their family! She loves playing with her brothers and they get along great! Maggie is a sweet little girl and is living a great life with her family! Congratulations Maggie!
Dobby's Adoption Story:
Archie has been renamed Dobby (pronounced Dahbby) like the house elf from Harry Potter. His new family had to pick a name that suited those ears! Everyday Dobby settles in more and more and mom know he feels like he is home and this is his family now and mom and dad sure feel like he is a big part of their family. He sure loves to run in short bursts of energy, and dear lord he can run fast!!! In the home are mom, dad, 2 human little siblings, and his own little fur brother. When Dobby came home, the two boys played non-stop and they haven't stopped! Dobby enjoys going to work with dad and being the "shop" dogs. He LOVES meeting all the new people. Mostly they love just sitting with him and petting him. “Thank you to everyone who helped bring him to Canada and into our lives. He is a wonderful addition to our family. “Thank you all for loving this guy, quirks and all and for your love to work with him to help him adjust to life as a beloved pet. Happy pup, Happy life.
Beemer's Adoption Story:
Beemer lives with mom (Breanna), dad (Ben), fur sister Karma, and our cat Kali. He has made himself very comfortable in our home and bonded to us almost instantly. He has adapted so well to his new life, he loves all other dogs, people, adventures, toys, food, cuddles, he loves it all!! He is so happy with his life and he shows us his appreciation for all these things every single day. He is a very energetic boy with such a zest for life and is always making us laugh. Everyone who has met him has fallen in love with him and comments on how great of a dog and how happy he is. From day 1 we could see how obedient and eager to please he is, we didn't even have to tell him to sit and wait to eat his supper, he just did it! Beemer is great on off leash adventures and LOVES to swim. He has been on a few camping trips with us already and was amazing. Beemer's favourite toy is his Kong on a rope, which is one of the toys he came to us with, although, sometimes, he will go for Karma's favourite toy (Frisbee) when playing fetch and very proudly run circles around the yard smiling and displaying that he got it before she did. He also loves to wrestle and play tug-of-war with Karma, they are inseparable! He mostly sleeps in our bed with us, sometimes he will sleep on one of the spare beds (but will always come in for morning snuggles!), he will either be right in the middle of us, or cuddled up right against one of us, but he always has to be touching, if you move, he will move right back in to you! He is very snuggly and loves to get tucked in to a warm fuzzy blanket. Beemer is charismatic, loyal, goofy, loving and SO appreciative and we are so grateful that we get to give him the second chance at life that he so deserves!
Suela's Adoption Story:
We, Dan & Linnea, live with Ronin, our 9 year old black Lab, and our latest family member, Suela. We re-named her Consuela from Carmela as we liked calling her Suela.
Suela loves Ronin and her new home! She follows Ronin's lead and is content with our walks and hikes, and loves swimming and playing with her new big brother! They snuggle together all the time.Suela is very vocal when she's excited and is very snuggly, She loves running really fast off leash and listens very well when we call her. She also licks up Ronin's drool and likes to groom him.We have many toys for the dogs...They like to empty the whole bin! Suela likes to sleep with Ronin on their dog beds, but they both will snuggle with us in bed on occasion.Suela is lovable, playful, affectionate AND WE LOVE her!
Bernie's Adoption Story:
Bernie lives with me, mom, dad, and our son and cat. Bernie was the most timid of his litter and still to this day that has not changed. He definitely does better with dogs then people. Hes still very shy of my husband, but loves me and follows me around. Bernie gets to go on huge pack walks with his dog walker and he just loves it. He loves dogs so much we want to get him a sibling from Mexpup so our search is in progress in hopes to help Bernie come more out of his shell. Thank you Mexpup for all the support with Bernie. He really is a special boy.
Jalapeno Adoption Story:
Jalapeño fits right in and has made fast friends with Hector another Mexpup and our cat Fidget. He is a very sweet little guy. Jalapeno has kept us laughing since we got him home. He sleeps with his tongue hanging out and its the cutest thing. Him and Hector just adore each other. Who would have thought a 50 Hector and 6lb Jalapeno would be such great friends? Maybe Jalapeno smelled familiar to Hector:) Anyhow, we love him and hes perfect for us. Thank you Mexpup.
Estrellita's Adoption Story:
Happy tails coming soon:)
Luke's Adoption Story:
Luke has done very well in his new home. He has his own little girl who he absolutely adores, hes got 2 cats who he really adores and loves to snuggle with and 2 other pups. We have continued with the training he needed thanks to Trysha. Luke is now a fully off leash boy that goes to daycare with me, and has many wonderful doggy friends, and people friends. Luke is an amazing boy that I fell in love with from the first look. I can't believe he was just thrown away. He is the most snuggliest, goofy boy out there. We could not imagine our lives with out this goof ball. He LOVE to throw his toys in the air, and is really good at entertaining himself. He loves tom steal socks, and play hide and seek. He sleeps with my daughter every night and they are so close is the cutest bond ever. Thank you Trysha for all the hard work you put into him to allow me to love him for the rest of his life.
Rudy's Adoption Story:
Myself, my fiancé (not at the time we adopted… That came after. Alex, and Rudy (the MexPup formally known as ZigZag) live in an apartment, Rudy has adapted great to apartment life. He loves going for walks with us alongside the Coquitlam River and loves meeting all the dogs along the way. Rudy has a stick fetish, he LOVES to walk while holding a stick, he'll carry one for half an hour while prancing and strutting past other dogs in all his stick toting glory. Rudy does have a favourite toy however, It's a tie, Rudy loves playing with ropes but is in separable from a filled tricky treat ball lol Rudy sleeps in his kennel in our bedroom at night. During the day Rudy likes to sleep on the couch or in his other dog bed, what dog wouldn't!
The best way I can describe Rudy, is a happy-go-lucky, energetic, loving, smart, and sassy Pup!
Carter's Adoption Story:
My mom absolutely adores Carter. Carter gets so excited every morning when She comes down for work and they get to say good morning.
Bill comes over everyday for some Carter time, while my mom and I are at work. They go for a long walk and play around the house. On weekends when Bill is over Carter runs over to him, hops up onto the couch (where he isn't allowed) and licks Bills face and head. My fiancé Sara spends time with Carter as well, he always curls up in her lap and asks for scratches. He can't contain his excitement around us and just loves to play and be cuddled. Carter has become very accustomed to our routine. He loves morning cuddles and follows me around the house everywhere. He is great to go sit by the door when he needs to go out and very rarely barks. We go for runs and hikes daily and he just roars around, he loves to be out in the bush. Carter is very smart. He knows when he's been bad and tries to play if off and sniff something that isn't there when we catch him being naughty. Overall he is very well behaved but of course he is a pup still. Every morning when I take him out of his crate he runs to me, curls up in my lap and shows me his tummy for some scratches. If I stop, he keeps rolling around and getting into a better position to be scratched. He has learned lots of tricks and we are still working on more. He is so affectionate, he follows me around everywhere and just has to see what I am doing and if he can play too! He gets into very weird positions and contorts his body while chewing his toys or asking for scratches. He puts his face down into the floor and leave his bum up in the air but twist his neck around to make sure he can see me still. Such a great dog! His favorite toy…? Anything that crunches! Lol He loves bones, water bottles, balls ext. He hasn't learned to play fetch consistently yet but he's still learning. He loves this football we have for him and carries it around the house to play. Most of the time Carter sleeps in our spare room in his kennel but some times I let him sleep in my bed. He loves contorting himself around under the blankets until he gets the right spot, often right in the middle! To sum Carter up…. Unique personality, loving and playful. Very Smart and of course cute! Thank you again for everything Mexpup has done for us. I can't imagine that without Mexpup, Carter and all the other dogs would be on the streets in Mexico. We can't imagine not having Carter in our lives.
Rylie's Adoption Story:
Rylie(formerly Raquel) has been living with me and my boyfriend since June 2016 and we couldn't have been happier that we got the chance to take her home to join our little family. It took us looking at a few pups and when we saw her face, we knew she was ours. She is a very gentle and loving girl on the shy side but once she gets to know you she will follow you everywhere. She isn't a fan of chasing balls because why chase a ball when she can chase and play with other dogs?!? Her favourite toy is a green squeeky snake that she will sometimes sleep with. Rylie prefers to sleep in the living room where it has all of her toys and access to the patio for some sunbathing as she likes to work on her tan. I am so happy I got to work with Trysha and MexPup to bring her here to Canada and I'm so glad that I get to call Rylie my silly baby girl. Thank you both for loving this silly girl and giving her the best life. Happy pup, Happy life.
Capulin's Adoption Story:
Capulin lives with me, mom, my boyfriend, and on occasion my brother and a lot of friends are always over. Cap also lives with 4 other dogs, including Mexpup Simba and we also have some cats. Capulin took time to settle in and get used to the craziness of our home, but once he did, boy did his puppy side come out. Capulin really enjoys snuggling up to the cats, chasing them, and romping with Simba. I have a love for 3-legged dogs so when I asked Trysha for another tri-pod, she sent me Cap and I was in-love! Needless to say, my crazy animal house is perfect, and we just adopted another pup from Iran. Man we love these crazy critters so much. They are our world. Thank you Mexpup, Lupita, and Trysha for everything you do for the pups.
Tequila's Adoption Story:
Tequila has come to live with myself, my wife Ashley, our 6 yr old Myles and 3 yr old cat Charlie here on Vancouver Island, She loves...LOVES the beach in Comox. We often take her there and she loves to chase the fish in the water. She is hilarious as she pounces and dives to catch them...she hasn't caught one yet! Lol. She is very smitten with our cat Charlie, but Charlie isn't her biggest fan….yet. She loves the ice machine, as soon as she hears either the ice machine or freezer open she is right by your side, she loves eating ice cubes and of course loves belly rubs! Tequila’s favorite toy….hmmmmm...toys don't last very long at our place, she will tear them apart. She is quite the chewer. She actually loves chasing the lazer pen...but my son would say ice cubes!!!! At night Tequila sleeps in our king size bed… Where she takes up most of the bed with her dangly legs.
Tequila is full of love, easily distracted, eager to please and a bundle of energy!!
Harry's Adoption Story:
Harry arrived into our home and our hearts in late May of 2016. He lives with Blair, myself and his brother Nikki (another Mexpup!). We live on three beautiful treed acres of land near Lone Butte , British Columbia, Canada.
Harry has proven to be a very independent, yet loving dog who adores being outside in his new-found environment. He loves to chase the squirrels and chipmunks that live on our property. He, along with Nikki, enjoy digging when he thinks he has found a squirrel hiding under the woodshed or the rocks. As his pictures will show, he has grown a lovely coat of red and white hair. So far, this fall, he has not minded the cold, but we will see what he thinks of his first winter in Canada! Harry and Nikki took a bit of time to get used to each other but now are best buddies. Harry loves socks and dog chew toys. He keeps all his toys outside, except the latest pair of socks mommy has given him to play with. We would like him to keep a couple of chew toys in the house, but he constantly takes them outside. One of his favorite toys is a brown teddy bear who is now flat due to lack of stuffing! Harry and Nikki have their own beds at the end of our bed, but both love to sleep with mom and dad too. He and Nikki spend most mornings wrestling and play-fighting on the bed when they wake up. Like most dogs Harry loves to have his chest stroked and enjoys a good back scratch! Harry has slowly gotten used to having a home and people who love him. His true personality is shining through with a playful and quiet character which we love. He loves to sit and cuddle on the couch when we watch TV at night and is beginning to give puppy kisses to mom, dad and Nikki as well. We are so fortunate to have him and Nikki as they bring a lot of love into our home. Thankyou Mexpup and foster families for all your caring and work to bring us these wonderful dogs! With love and appreciation. Kathy McAndrew, Blair Luckow, Nikki and Harry
Trix' Adoption Story:
Trix has settled right into his forever home. He is having the best life and we couldn't be happier for him.
Zeus' Adoption Story:
This is a typical pose for most Mexican dogs. Some think they are doing yoga when in fact they are so comfy its crazy. Zeus and I pretty much go everywhere together. When its a bad rainy day, Zeus goes to doggy daycare where he has so many goofy friends. Zeus is an amazing boy and I cannot believe nobody wanted him. He's loyal, goofy, a bit crazy, loving and very affectionate. He is my world and I am so grateful to Mexpup and Ladra for bringing us together.
Maximo's Adoption Story:
We knew from the moment we saw his sweet little face that he was meant to be ours. We were not wrong in our decision. Max is simply an amazing little boy. I am a photographer and I cannot have a better model to pose fro me. Max is so great with our granddaughter...oh so many great things to say, but a HUGE thank you to Trysha and Mexpup for bringing us together.
Cindy's Adoption Story:
Cindy is in a great home with fellow Mexpup Barney Rubble. We love that our adopters adopt second, third and more pups:) YAY Cindy:)
Mable's Adoption Story:
Mable is sure loving life. She gets to tag along with mom to work at the vet office, and she takes that job serious. Mable distresses by snuggling up with her kids. Thank you to her family for adopting her.
Zoe's Adoption Story:
Zoe is a shy gal that found an amazing mom:) Zoe gets to go kayaking, paddleboarding, and literally on all the adventures mom goes on. They have been the perfect match and we are so very happy for Zoe. Thank you for loving her and giving her the best life.
Mellie's Adoption Story:
Mellie made herself at home as soon as we brought her home,. She was immediately love our crazy family. Every where we go people try and adopt her as she is just a stunning girl. She has grown a lot since we brought her home. We just love her, and are so very happy with her. We completed obedience training with Angels Pet Care and she was the stat of the class.
Olivia's Adoption Story:
Olivia made herself at home as soon as we brought her home, our two daughters, 2.5 yr old daughter jill, 10 month old daughter abby love her she was terrified of mandu the first week (our 9 year old cat) but they love eachother now, They always sleep together. We also have 5 hens living with us too! She is pretty funny, she loves to spoon us while we sleep, and would gladly sleep on our heads all night of we let her!
Olivia likes any kind of stuffed toy that squeeks, she loves to play. She is great with the girls, she loves sleeping in abbys room at night as well as when abby is having a nap. The first half of the night olivia will sleep in abbys room then she'll make her way out to our bed. During the day she snuggles up on our couch or if its hot she'll sleep on the concrete pad behind our fireplace. Olivia is a very playful affectionate girl.
Mango's Adoption Story:
Mango had a long trip to get to her forever family. From Puerto vallarta, Mexico, to Seattle Wa, where she spent the night with Trysha and Chris and a bunch of crazy puppies, then the long road trip to Canada, a ferry ride and then to the arms of her mom who was waiting when she arrived. Mango is living the life all dogs should have and we are so very happy for her. Thank you to her family for giving her this wonderful life.
Bailey's Adoption Story:
Bailey arrived and it seriously felt like she was always here. Her and our other dog Boomer were instant buds. We are HUGE Seahawks fans and they have matching jerseys. We also run marathons and Bailey has successfully completed a few now and we are so very lucky to have her. She just adores our grandchildren, and they her. She and Boomer are hilarious together with thier antics. Keeps us laughing and Boomer is a much more happier guy with a sister to hang with. Bailey LOVES camping, swimming and playing pranks on her brother. Shes also counter surfer extraordinaire! We were warned by Trysha, but WOW can she gobble up the food and so fast! Thank you to all who helping in bringing her into our lives. We are so grateful.
Chickie's Adoption Story:
Chickie lives with one other dog, an 11 year old Catahoula/lab mix, named Gus. (They vacillate from adoring each other to tolerating each other), Eleven Chickens and one Rooster, that she chases only occasionally and only for a minute to get them to fly. She seems to take pleasure in the flush but has no interest in pursuit, which is fine with us as they have a tendency be be bold and bossy chickens, our four year old little girl named Madeline. Who adores and spoils Chickie, and who Chickie seems to adore as well, our two year old little boy named Nathan, who is a bit of a brute but still Chickie adores him, even if he is still learning to be gentle and of course, us, the happy parents. As she gets more comfortable and sure of her place she has started to show some more naughty behavior… although she is still shockingly good! This is a bit of relief as initially she was so carefully well behaved she didn't seem comfortable. Now she seems to enjoy running through the woods on walks with the confidence that if she loses us, we will be waiting or she can give a bark at the front door and she will instantly be let back in. Most days she sticks close by and has been doing a great job checking in, but she is part hound so...Physically, she has gained a lot of muscle and hair has begun to grow in on a lot of her scars. Her limp, which will be a permanent feature of her gait, is less noticeable. Chickie is a complete weirdo who is up for playing at a moments notice. She has a funny, almost dancing play, that involves quite a bit of squiggle bum action and growl-singing. Whenever we sit on the floor to help the kids put shoes on, play a game, etc, she views this as an open invitation to crawl into our lap, roll on her back and paw our faces lol. She believes this to be her right and we find it too funny to correct. Chickie’s favorite toy is without a doubt, anything Gus is playing with, also, she favours her humans. Dangling hands seem particularly tantalizing. Chickie sleeps wherever she wants, as for where she is allowed to sleep… that is another question. We were asked to best describe Chickie in ten words or less, these words could not be truer….“Kind and gentle, though life has given her no reason to be.”
Wosha's Adoption Story:
Wosha lives with me, Valerie, my husband jason, our daughter jayden, our other dog Maxy and our cat named fat cat. Wosha is my world. When I applied, I thought there was no way I was going to get her. Then Trysha called and asked when could she be here for the home visit. I FREAKED out. Man was I excited. Wosha is the most amazing girl. Shes my sidekick and I seriously love Mexpup and Ladra for what they have done for all these beautiful animals. Wosha loves when we foster as she can wrestle and play with the new puppies. Wosha has a funny habit of stealing ponly my pillows and blankets and playing keep away with them. AND we know why you named her WOOWOOWOOSHA! haha Wosha graduated obedience training with Trysha at Angels Pet Training and has done absolutely amazing. Shes so great with our daughter and our other dog Maxy. They really have bonded and we are now a complete family, and I have my Doberman:) dreams really do come true.I do need to thanks Trysha for all her support with Wosha, the training, the love and just everything. Trysha and Mexpup you are so supportive. THANK YOU
Lena's Adoption Story:
"Lena lives with her new mom and dad and two human siblings. Lena has a very loving family that knew right away they loved her with all their hearts. Lena has captured the hearts of her whole neighborhood with her goofy personality and spunky attitude. Lena also gets to spend time with her rescuer Trysha when we go away and the bond they still have is very endearing and precious to us. You can tell she was very loved by all of the wonderful volunteers at Mexpup, and we are so happy with her and love her. Shes quirky like us, and fits in so well. We couldnt be happier with her. Thank you all at Mexpup and Ladra for loving her and caring for her until we could." Steven.
Peanut's Adoption Story:
My Peanut has a great life with me,her mom and the many extended family members and her very own cat! Peanut just loves to snuggle and play with our cat and its funny to watch just how cat-like Peanut is.My daughter who lives with us is due to have her baby soon and we are excited to have Peanut grow up with my grandchild. Thank you Trysha for matching us with peanut, shes such a loveable pup and so funny and definitely keeps me on my toes.
Issa's Adoption Story:
Issa lives with her mom in Tofino, BC right on the beach. Issa fit right in when I got her in the car for the drive home. Its like she was always here and I was always her mom. Issa has been excellent in everything. She was afraid of the stairs though when I brought her home, but she soon mastered those. She LOVES going to the beach and playing with the other local dogs. Because I own my own butcher stores, Issa gets lots of fresh raw food and she looks amazing and is amazing. She has fit perfectly into my life. Thank you to Trysha for matching us, and to Mexpup for rescuing her and treating her so well until she came home. Issa is very loved, and I couldn't imagine life without my sidekick.
Chico's Adoption Story:
Chico has the best family and brother a pup could ask for. "His brother Ollie and him are bonded and do nothing but love life, snuggle and play with each other. Chico is amazing on and off leash and we've had little issues with his fractured leg. We are so in love with Chico and he is such a great addition to our family. Thank you Trysha and Mexpup for matching us and rescuing this amazing little boy.
Mindy's Adoption Story:
Mindy lives with her two dads and new fur sister in Calgary and could not have a better life. Mindy LOVES swimming, playing fetch or rather having her dads fetch for her, lol and snuggling with her sister. Mindy is very loved and has really flourished in her new home and has a think fur coat to help with the cold Alberta winters. Mindy still gets to have video chats with her rescuers Judith and Carolyn. Mindy has experienced camping and hiking and loves all aspects of life in her new loving and amazing home. Thank you to her family for loving her so very much and giving her the best life.
Leche's Adoption Story:
Leche arrived and went right to her new mom like she knew she was there just for her. Well she was, but this attitude did not stop when Leche went home. Its as if shes always lived there and settled right in. Leche has a great life of exploring and adventures. Leche loves hiking and running with mom and getting out with her doggy friends. Leche attended the Mexpup reunion and was so awesome with all the doggies and people. Was really great to see her again. Leche, you are one lucky gal to have such an amazing family. We are so grateful to them for loving you and giving you the life you deserve.
Alison's Adoption Story:
Alison loves our big fenced backyard (lots of ball games), She successfully graduated from her CORE Training course and has performed remarkably well at our favourite off-leash Park/forest where she has loads of doggie interaction. She has taken over the couch and as much of the King size bed as she can get away with at night. Oh, and of course she has excelled as a first mate on our sailboat :) She has this funny little habit where she makes a cute little high pitched yawning sound in the mornings and Her bum wags so much we are worried her tail might dislodge!
Her most favorite toy is my dearly departed Kona”s favourite ball ( He had it for 13 years) but Alison has all but destroyed it in her first couple of months here.
Alison is an incredibly sweet, playful and cuddly little girl.
Millie's Adoption Story:
Millie lives with her mom, dad, human siblings, and her own brother Jonas also a Mexpup.Millies loves her family and is doing great. Her and Jonas are bonded and love snuggling and catching the sun spots on the floor to lay in. Millie is sleeps with her human sister and snuggles under the blankets in her true Chihuahua style. Millie gets to go to the beach and on adventures with her family and this family will never again leave her behind. Thank you David and family for loving this little gal. Millies is a great pup and we are so happy for her.
Tum Tum's Adoption Story:
Tum tum couldn't have found a more perfect home. With fellow Mexpup's Lalo, Zoom and Chessa, he fits in perfect. Tumnus lives on a working sheep farm out in Metchosin and was such a love bug the minute Trysha brought him to us. him and lalo tore around playing like they were long lost best friends. Tum Tum is a goofy and loveable little guy that everyone just loves when they come over. Hes even great in the barn with all the sheep. Thank you Mexpup for another wonderful baby:)
Isabella's Adoption Story:
Isabella arrived from Mexico and knew that her family was there waiting for her. Isabella took some time to come out of her shell, but once she did, her goofy side sure came out. Isabella is a very loved little gal that is now doing so great:) She had some medical issues that her family was willing to work with and we are so grateful. Isabella's life is looking up and she is happier then ever. She has many doggy friends, and has her best friend her cat to snuggle with. Thank you for loving her.
Paco's Adoption Story:
The family adopted Mexpup Mindy a few years back and knew she needed playmate.In comes Paco and it was a perfect mix for these two. Paco and Mindy were inseparable from day one. Paco is playful, cute, snuggly and super friendly with everyone he meets. We just love him. Thank you for him.
Foxy's Adoption Story:
"After our cute little muffin “Sophie” past away, we realized something was missing in our lives. we no longer had a little friend to cuddle with, play with or go for walks with. Our home felt empty, so we decided to look for another pet to fill the emptiness in our lives. We wanted to find a rescue dog instead of buying from a breeder. We figured there are so many dogs without a home or a life that rescuing was the better way to go. While I was waiting to pick up my wife from the airport, I noticed some people arriving with crates of dogs and was told they are rescues from Mexico. I asked for the rescue agency name and was told Mexpup. We went on the Mexpup website and looked at all the dogs needing homes. That’s when we found Foxie. She was a recent rescue and was just put into foster care. When my wife saw her, she immediately fell in love with Foxie. Fox reminded my wife of Sophie in looks and colour. We applied to adopt Foxie and after all the paper work was completed, we met Foxie at the Vancouver airport. Upon her arrival we opened up her cage and she immediately came to us and cuddled. This was a great start to a wonderful relationship with our new family member. We showered her with lots of new toys, new bed and lots of love. She is an amazing dog with an amazing character. Fox loves to play in the park beside our home. She loves jogging with me and going for long walks with my wife and myself. She has very much a puppy attitude. Fox loves socialize with other dogs in the park as well as near our home. We've given her a nick name “ mexican jumping bean” because she jumps everywhere! She can leap right into my arms when I let her. Fox is very gentle but at the same time full of endless energy. She as bonded with us almost immediately, especially with myself. she loves my wife but, Foxie clings to me day and night. Fox is very much a lap dog. Soon as I sit on the couch, she jumps into my lap and falls asleep. We love Foxie very much and couldn’t be happier with our new and forever friend Thank you to all the hard working volunteers at Mexpup and Ladra that rescued her, rehabilitated her, and cared and loved her until we could. She will never know what hunger, loneliness or pain is again.“
Banner's Adoption Story:
When Andrea saw Banners photo she knew she had to have him. And that she did. Banner could not be in a better home. He has a sister Lucy, and a mom who takes them out all the time for new areas to explore. Banner proves quite smart and has quite the charming personality. Everyone who meets him falls in love. Thank you Andrea for loving this little guy.
Piper's Adoption Story:
Piper is very loved and follows her mom everywhere. Piper adjusted to her new home as Piper would, she took charge. Audrey, another mexpup wasn't too sure what to think of this new gal, but they have become friends and play most of the day. piper has helped Audrey come out of her shell a bit and we couldn't be happier. Thank you for our new baby.
Chip's Adoption Story:
“Chip lives with mom Susan, dad Dave, Salsa his new fur siblings, and 14 horses, chickens, goats, sheep and a barn cat. Chip fit right in with other dog Salsa, great at the barn and with all animals and kids, super at home, great in the woods, off leash on horseback rides, bike rides and hikes, you name it Chip is just great! Chip is so sleepy once in house- can barely keep his eyes open LOVES his bed. I can see why he loves his bed, so comfy, soft and warm. Favourite toy? anything Salsa is into- the toy bin gets rooted through every evening and all the toys come out. Chip sure loves his toys, and he wants to display them for all to see. Lol Chip sleeps on his bed in living room near fire. We are so in love with Chip. The description said he was an old soul. I think that is true. He has the kindest, deepest eyes. He is noble, playful, goofy and so lovable! He goes everywhere with us- he is rarely alone and of course that means he is constantly learning and growing. Chip and Salsa play a lot, and then cuddle. This weekend will be Chips 1st camping trip- I know he will enjoy it. Thanks to all who helped get this lovely dog to us-we love our Mex Pup!” Thank you for loving this amazing boy. He is truly a great pup and we are so happy he gets a life and family to love and be loved.
Coco: Adopted! February 20, 2016
Coco's Adoption Story:
Coco: Adopted! February 19, 2016
Victoria and David saw a man carrying around days old puppies in a messenger bag. The pups had no business being out and the way they were being handled was dangerous. Victoria and David did some investigation and they found out the man was homeless, he had 3 adult dogs in addition to the 7 puppies. What would you do in this situation? What Victoria and David did was put out an SOS and get various people involved so that all the dogs could get the attention they needed. The 2 adult dogs were provided medical attention and then were adopted by Victoria & David to new families where they would get the love and care they deserved. MexPup worked together with Ted & Brischa so the momma & her puppies had their own clean, safe, large kennel at LADRA (http://www.lasanimasdogrescue.com/). Daisy was a wonderful mom and did a great job with all seven of her puppies. When the pups were ready to leave their mom, Coco and her sister went to live with a wonderful family.
Whiskey: Adopted! February 19, 2016
He had a home, but they didn’t care for him. A neighbor, a kind, older Mexican woman went to the family, and asked them to surrender the dog to her. She was his savior. She took it upon herself to stop the abuse and to start him on a better life. He was extremely thin, dirty, loaded with fleas & ticks. After spending 2 weeks at an animal hospital, he went to a foster home where he received the love, care and attention that he had been deprived of for so very long. Whiskey is 6 years old and weighs 25 kilos. He is a lovely natured dog who is very laid back and enjoys attention. Whiskey is really good on the lead and loves long walks around town. He's very well behaved in shops & cafes, and will lie down and wait while you shop! He does like to mark, but listens well when corrected. Whiskey has done great in with all the dogs in his foster home – both large and small. He has lived with cats, but pays a bit too much attention to them and needs to be corrected. Whiskey is very food motivated and isn’t shy about nosing into other’s bowls, so we keep him separated at meal time (after years with little to eat, it is hard to blame him for this behavior, so we just make sure to feed him on his own). We are so excited that Whiskey is thriving with his new family…a real family…the kind he never had before, but always deserved.
Olivia: Adopted! February 19, 2016
Victoria and David saw a man carrying around days old puppies in a messenger bag. The pups had no business being out and the way they were being handled was dangerous. Victoria and David did some investigation and they found out the man was homeless, he had 3 adult dogs in addition to the 7 puppies. What would you do in this situation? What Victoria and David did was put out an SOS and get various people involved so that all the dogs could get the attention they needed. The 2 adult dogs were provided medical attention and then were adopted by Victoria & David to new families where they would get the love and care they deserved. MexPup worked together with Ted & Brischa so the momma & her puppies had their own clean, safe, large kennel at LADRA (http://www.lasanimasdogrescue.com/). Daisy was a wonderful mom and did a great job with all seven of her puppies. When the pups were ready to leave their mom, Olivia and her sister went to live with a wonderful family.
Layla: Adopted! February 16, 2016
They were out for some pizza when they saw a dog running around the streets. It was easy to see she was scared, uncertain, and in danger of being hit by a car. They were able to make friends and get a leash around her. At that point, her poor physical state was more noticeable – very skinny, dirty, full of ticks & fleas. There wasn’t much question that they were taking this girl home and getting her help. It’s what you do if you’re Ted, Brischa and the crew at LADRA. Layla is about 1 year old and now weighs a healthy 13.5 kilos. She is timid with new things, new people, and new situations, but just needs time and support to get her confidence. Layla did great with all the dogs in her foster home and she did well with the cats also. She is leash trained and crate trained. Layla gets excited when people come to visit and we know that with time her confidence in the home will help her have more confidence outside also. She is one lucky pup and we are so excited for her to meet her new family.
Laika (formerly Dayna): Adopted! February 15, 2016
She is a smart dog. She knew these people were nice and liked animals, so she kept following them. They would return her to the neighborhood where they assumed she had a home, but that didn’t deter her. She kept following them up to the ranch, and after numerous attempts to find her home (they never did even though they asked everyone) and numerous times driving her back down the mountain, they realized that she had decided that they were her chance for a future. The crew at LADRA took her into care and she never looked back. Dayna is about 1.5 years old and weighs 12 kilos. She is a happy pup that does well with dogs and cats…in addition to the chicken, ducks, and goat that lived at her foster home. Dayna does well on a leash and is crate trained. We are excited that she will soon have a family to call her own.
Roo (formerly Masbonito): Adopted! February 14, 2016
Masbonito was found living on the beach with his best friend Bonito. Both were very respectful and made a living from begging for food from tourists. Colette has a lovely restaurant on the beach at Los Muertos and saw them hanging around. She knew they didn’t have a home and as soon as she had space (when other fosters departed for new homes), she took them into care. Thankfully, they were negative for all the scary illnesses and just need basic care to get healthy. Masbonito is about one year old and weighs 5.5 kilos. We think he is a Chihuahua mixed with a bit of pug (because of the tail & the turned up nose) with beautiful coloring. When he is on the ground, he will sometimes give a growl or bark, but once in your arms he settles and enjoys the ride. Masbonito loves people, loves to sleep cuddled up under your arm or by your face, and loves to be pet. He tends not to play much with other dogs (but does well with them) as he prefers to be on the sidelines watching the action. Masbonito does love to play with toys and is an easy going laid back boy with much love to give. Masbonito would be well suited in any family, as he is happy, quiet, loving and kind. Please share his album so we can find him a wonderful forever family.
Kylo (formerly Joey): Adopted! February 14, 2016
He was a new stray in the area. They hadn’t seen him before, but it was clear that he didn’t have a home. He wasn’t very big, so Colette did what Colette does…she picked him up and took him into care. She was already overloaded, but she knew this guy needed help and the longer he was on the streets, the greater risk he would face. Joey is 1 year old and weighs about 5 kilos. He is a great dog that is very loving and quite handsome. Joey can be a bit possessive of people and toys, so he does need help to get over that challenge. He does very well with dogs he knows, but needs a moment to accept new dogs. He loves to interact with humans, he loves attention, and he loves to play. Joey is happy, healthy and ready for adoption. If you are interested in adoption Joey, please complete an application at www.mexpup.com or email email@example.com with any questions.
Kuna (formerly Petra): Adopted! February 11, 2016
She had a home…well, not really a home since she wasn’t really welcome inside the house. She spent most of her time on the streets, so when the family abandoned her it wasn’t much of a change, but it did make a difference. Life on the streets is hard when there is no break, no home, no place that would at least occasionally give food or water. When Maricela & Mayra rescued her, she was covered in ticks and severely malnourished. She had a number of challenges, but she still deserved a life. Petra is about 6 years old and now weighs a healthy 9 kilos. She is a very sweet girl that is grateful to be loved. Petra does well with the other dogs in her foster home and with those she meets on walks. She loves walks on the beach and is a friendly girl. Petra is a calm dog that is enjoying her new life. Her first years were difficult, but she is making up for all that now. We can’t wait for her to meet her new family.
Kali (formerly Mimi): Adopted! February 9, 2016
They saw her on the street and couldn’t believe their eyes. She was just a young pup and her skin looked horrible. She was living on the streets and she had to be in considerable pain. Did she have a home that kicked her out one she started smelling so bad from the infection on her skin? We don’t know why or how, but we believe she had a home and then was abandoned. Thankfully, Josephina took her home and provided the care & attention that she needed. It took time, but her skin began to heal and she is now a happy & healthy dog that is ready for adoption. Mimi is about 9 months old and she weighs 7 kilos. She is a friendly girl who likes to have friends around…humans or dogs, she just likes company. Mimi is house trained, leash trained, and lap trained ;-). She is just a little girl who had a tough beginning, but she had left that behind and is ready for a forever home. If you are interested in adopting Mimi, please complete an application at www.mexpup.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This little one is ready to go home.
Tulo: (formerly Basil): Adopted February 6, 2016
Basil was rescued in Colombia as a young puppy. His foster family brought him home to an already full house as they just couldn't leave him in Colombia on the harsh streets and fending for himself. Basil did great in care, and loves his family, but his family knew that Basil needed a home that could work one on one with him. This is how Basil became a Mexpup. We help where we are needed and we are honored to be able to help. Basil is 1 year old fully house trained, vaccinated, neutered, and is ready for his forever home. He's a bit shy with new people and dogs but warms up quickly. This energetic lab/collie cross would love a home that can take him on adventures. Basil is very smart and will excel in any training environment. Is he meant to be with you? Please contact our adoptions coordinator email@example.com for more information regarding Basil.
Inca: Adopted! February 5, 2016
UPDATE December 31st, 2015: Inca is a wonderful family member, and has blossomed in her foster home. She is great with other dogs, cats and kids. Inca is a funny, active, loyal dog who enjoys activity as much as she enjoys cuddling on the couch. Inca is hoping to find her forever family in the new year. Could it be yours?
UPDATE September 13, 2015: Inca has settled in and adapted very well to her foster home. She has lots of fur sisters to play with, lots of toys that she has fun with for hours, and lots of love. Inca is great with kids and other dogs. She is always up for fun if something is going on, but is generally calm and happy to cuddle on the couch. She is a determined girl with a mind of her own, so does need consistent limits, but wants most to please her humans, and responds well to training. Inca is still looking for a permanent home. Do you have room in your home and heart for this sweet girl?
In front of the building where Sandra lives, there were two female dogs. One was pregnant and one was in heat. Sandra knew they needed help, and took action. Both dogs were taken into care, and their new beginning began. Medical tests were done on the pregnant female and it was determined that she was very sick. A cesarean was performed and 12 puppies were delivered. Because of mama’s poor health, 5 of the puppies were stillborn, and 3 more died within the first couple of days. We were able to enjoy a few days with the remaining 4 puppies, and the vets did everything they could to keep the babies alive, but they all died due to poor health. Although it was sad to lose the puppies, it made us even more determined to help the mom, now named Inca, recover. She is currently in a foster home with several other dogs and is doing very well. She is learning what it is like to only have to worry about being a dog. She is learning how to play, she is learning that she won’t be alone ever again, and she is learning that life is very good. This sweet girl is about 15kg and approximately 3-4 years old. We can’t resist her wonderful smile. Please share her story to help find her forever family.
Ripley (formerly Rocky): Adopted! February 2, 2016
He was found on the streets. They thought he was lost, so they looked for the family…and they kept looking. 5 months had passed and even with all their efforts, no family claimed him. They knew it was time to start looking for another option. When they contacted MexPup, they had already done all the heavy lifting and were willing to do so, until a forever family could be found. It is easy to help when those asking have already done so much. Rocky is about 2.5 years old and weighs 6.7 kilos. He is an easy going, happy guy that has done great in his foster home. Rocky gets along with everyone…dogs, cats, children, etc. He is house trained and leash trained. We are excited for this guy to join a family and begin his new life.
Bonito: Adopted! February 2, 2016
Bonito was found living on the beach with his best friend Masbonito. Both were very respectful and made a living from begging for food from tourists. Colette has a lovely restaurant on the beach at Los Muertos and saw them hanging around. She knew they didn’t have a home and as soon as she had space (when other fosters departed for new homes), she took them into care. Thankfully, they were negative for all the scary illnesses and just need basic care to get healthy. Bonito is about 8 months old and weighs 16.8 kilos. He is very loving and is a sweet, gentle boy. Bonito adores rolling around playing with other dogs. Although he is larger than everyone in his foster pack, he is not dominant and reads the other dogs very well. Bonito backs off when another animals tells him to and is very respectful of both dogs and people. He is very happy and friendly, never showing aggressive or possessive behaviors to anything; people, food or otherwise. When he first arrived in his foster home, if someone came too fast at his head, he was shy for a moment not knowing if he was going to be hit, but got over that very quickly and now is very confident and knows that he is safe. Bonito is very gentle, loving, and playful, and would make a great family pet.
Sandy: Adopted! February 2, 2016
Amy was in Bucerias (just north of PV) on holiday when she found a sweet dog in need on the beach. The restaurant owner said she had been hanging around for a number of days and they hadn’t seen an owner. She asked around the area and no one claimed her. She got her to the vets where they provided some basic care and estimated she had been on her own for at least 1 month. They started searching for her owner online and throughout town, but came up empty. Amy only had a few more days before returning to the US and she needed solutions so Sandy wouldn’t end up back on the street. One set of neighbors were able to foster for one week, and boarding at the vets along with her spay operations bought a bit more time. Another friend was able to start fostering after that, but their time in Mexico was also coming to an end. Amy reached out to MexPup, explained the situation, and asked for help. So many had already participated in helping this girl get another chance and we were happy to be able to be a part of it. Sandy is about 1 year old and weighs 13.5 kilos. She does well with both dogs and cats. Sandy is a playful girl that enjoys taking walks and exploring. She will bark when people arrive at her foster home, but corrects quickly and enjoys meeting visitors. Sandy is a very loving and affectionate dog that does well with children. We think she would do great in most any home.
Malyshka: Adopted! January 30, 2016
Imagine standing at a bus stop and someone asks you to hold their puppy for a minute. You do, of course, but little do you know is that the person is going to walk away and never come back! That's how Malyshka became a Mexpup. When Hailey heard about this tiny abandoned puppy, she asked for help. Malyshka went into foster care and began to grow and gain confidence. She had wonderful guidance from her foster parents and fur siblings. Malyshka is little and will stay little, her ears are the biggest part of her body! Loving, fun and oh so cute, Malyshka is only 8 months old, and weighs about 5kg. Can you find space in your life for this little bundle?
Pedro (formerly Jagger): Adopted! January 24, 2016
While out looking for a lost dog, Colette and her friend noticed a scrawny, matted mutt hanging out at a corner store near a busy street. They were on a mission and decided to leave the dog where it was. About 2 hours later while still on the search, they saw the same dog. He had traveled quite a distance and was now pulling at garbage bags looking for food at 2am. It was clear he needed help, so they stopped, picked him up and started him on his new life. The next day included a trip to the vets for testing (negative to all the scary stuff and positive to the regular street dog issues) and a spa day (nice & clean with no more ticks or fleas). When he first went into foster care, he literally sat underneath the dining room table for 3 days. He would not interact with his foster mom or any of her pack, and just sat alone, so sad and scared. They gave him the space he needed and he eventually came out from under the table. Over the course of a few days and weeks, he just exploded with joy. Jagger is about 1 year old and weighs 7.4 kilos. After his initial difficult first days, he came to adore his foster mom and the entire pack. Jagger loved to played with them non-stop. His foster mom said; “He ended up being one of the most amazing, joyful, funny and loving fosters I have ever had to the pleasure of knowing. We knew there was another poor darling who was living on the streets that also needed help, so we knew we had to allow him to go to his forever home and free up a space in the house for the next rescue. Jagger is a one-of-a-kind dog, just like his namesake. Best. Dog. Ever.“ It is easy to see that this dog was well loved in foster care and he is also well loved in his new home.
Han Solo: Adopted! January 24, 2016
He was in the small town of Boca de Tomatlan, just south of Puerto Vallarta. He had been on the streets, but then he found a nice family. They couldn’t keep him, but they wanted to help him. They took him in and contacted Karla. She is the “One” when talking animal rescue in Boca. Karla did what Karla does. She reaches to find help and solutions. MexPup was able to take the pup in with the help of LADRA and that is how Han Solo’s new life began. This wonderful guy is 1 year old and weighs about 23 kilos. Han Solo is a very friendly pup, who is always up for a game of tug-of-war and/or playing with other dogs. Han Solo even does great with puppies. He wants to please, is very trainable, and is still learning how to use those growing legs of his. Han Solo loves to walk, and he likes to grab the leash and walk himself…silly pup. He is a lovely, growing boy that will make a wonderful family member.
Joey (formerly Thor): Adopted! January 24, 2016
He was near the pier. He was skinny, dirty, covered in fleas & ticks, along with having lots of small cuts and callouses. He was exhausted, dehydrated and barely conscious. Jana knew she had to do something. It seemed this guy had been on his own for a while and he was clearly in trouble. She got him to the vets and the recovery/healing process began. Thor struggled at first having issues with both his blood levels and his digestion, but with time and patience he began to improve. Thor is about 9 months old and weighs 17 kilos. He is a lovely, calm, teddy bear. Thor loves to play with other dogs, loves to be outside and does great with kids. He is an active dog that is still a puppy, so will need time, attention, and training to become the best dog he can be. Thor is ready to join a family and we are so excited for him to start his new life
Spartan (formerly Sam Shepherd): Adopted! January 24, 2016
Update 10/11/2015: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! And indeed, we have a lot to be thankful for. Today, Sam was able to leave the clinic and go to a foster home! He is eating and drinking on his own, and is now enjoying life in a home, surrounded by other dogs, kind humans, and so much love.
Update 10/9/2015: Sam is doing what Sam does. He continues to fight. He stood up today on his own - yes! He continues to drink water and he tries to eat his food (what he does not eat on his own, we help him). The great news is that Sam continues to fight and that brings us joy and hope.
Update 10/5/2015: Sam has now been in care 72 hours and he has made some progress. He isn't having diarrhea which is a very positive step. He also complained a bit today when we were cleaning one of his wounds which is also great. He isn't alert often, but he does have moments where he connects with us. He is still on IV and in critical care, but each day that passes and each small improvement gives us great hope that he will make it.
Update 10/4/2015: Sam has now been in care 48 hours and he continues to fight. He has made some small improvements over the past 24hours. He is now somewhat alert and lifts his head when he hears people moving around. These are small steps and his road to recovery will be long, but we are grateful for any and all positive news.
Claudia’s cleaning lady was out on the morning walk with Claudia’s dogs. She noticed a woman and 2 kids throw something out of the window of their truck. As they passed by her, the woman said “I left you a little present” and drove away. As she got closer, her worst fears were realized. There lie a puppy, only a few months old and clearly in bad shape. He wouldn’t move, so she went back to the house, called Claudia and together they went to get the dog and urgently took him to the vets. Sam Shepherd is about 3 months old. He arrived at the vets in grave shape. He was totally dehydrated, anemic, has giardia and hundreds of other parasites. He was immediately put on an IV and received a blood transfusion. It has now been 24 hours and Sam is still fighting. Our biggest concerns right now are that he has diarrhea and is struggling to keep his body temperature regulated (it was very low this morning, but it is now back to normal with the help of a heating pad). He was responsive to a soft touch and a gentle voice. We told him to keep fighting, that there was a whole community that would soon be sending him their love and that he would never, ever be alone again. We need your help. The MexPup bank account was empty, but we couldn’t say no to taking in Sam and doing all we can for him. If you could please help us by making a donation of any size to help Sam and all the other dogs that we have in care. In Canada you can make an etransfer to Karen@mexpup.com, in Mexico you can make a cash donation at either Mascotas Vet Clinic (Dr. Manuel Pena) or at Sabuesos (Dr. Paco Aguilar), or go to www.mexpup.com where you will find a link to our paypal account. Thank you for allowing us to do all we can for Sam.
Coco's Adoption Story:
At first, they were going to be fostered, but it didn't take long for the family to realize that Coco was home forever. Coco is very loved by her humans, including two wonderful kids, she gets to live forever with one of her sisters, and even has a kitten to play with. Hooray Coco!
Whiskey's Adoption Story:
Whiskey has a great family that just loves him to pieces. Whiskey has numerous dogs beds and toys, a whole new world has opened up for him. he gets runs and walks and romps on the beach and life just couldn't be any better for him. Thank you Samanda for loving Whiskey:)
Olivia Adoption Story:
At first, they were going to be fostered, but it didn't take long for the family to realize that Olivia was home forever. Olivia is very loved by her humans, including two wonderful kids, she gets to live forever with one of her sisters, and even has a kitten to play with. Congratulations, Olivia!
Layla's Adoption Story:
“Layla lives with mom Annie, dad, George, and her new fur sibling a flat coat retriever Lucky! She did great right away, very comfortable and well adjusted. She still doesn't love the rain but loves her walks in her rain coat nonetheless! She loves her new brother and tries to cuddle him every chance she gets. She whines a bit when I leave her, but soon settles back down, all in all couldn't have hoped for better pup. Layla likes to chew everything especially corners of couch pillows, but definitely responds to coaching right away and is very gentle. She is the best greeter, goes crazy when we come home, leaps and pounces on her front paws. I think she can see when there are dogs on TV! Favourite toy? She loves all chew toys, gathers them on her bed from the toy basket one by one and eventually ends up with all of them. I included a photo · Layla sleeps under the covers glued to my side, crawls up to the top when it gets too warm. Layla is extremely sweet, cuddly, adorable, smart, funny and endlessly lovable.” Thank you for loving this sweet girl. We are so happy she has you for her family. Happy pup, happy life!
Laika's Adoption Story:
“Laika lives with dad, Irvin, and mom Hallie. We also have a tenant who lives upstairs. His girlfriend and her doggie Charlie come over fairly often too. Laika has settled into her new home as if she's always been here. From the moment she got off the plane she seemed to say 'I'm yours and you're mine.' She comes to work with me a couple of times a week and everyone at the office loves having her, too. Many people have come to tell me that having her here makes their day - they love playing with her and petting her. If you have a treat, she will automatically start cycling through all the tricks she knows, one of which is 'baile' - the Spanish word for 'dance'! She doesn't like the rain! When we first took her for a walk in the rain she would try to hide under parked cars :( She doesn't do that anymore but we can tell she's not too thrilled about being out in it. She loves getting towel dried after though - so it's not all bad. Gator - a stuffed alligator squeaky toy. She has a crate with a super comfy shredded memory foam bed. She loves it, when I open the crate in the early morning she usually prefers to sleep for a few more minutes :) Laika is sweet, cuddly, loving, goofy, smart, adaptable, adventurous, trusting, easy-going, adventurous!
I set up an instagram account for Laika too... kind of weird but fun! You can check it out here if you want more photos. https://www.instagram.com/leftcoastlaika/ ” thank you for loving her and knowing shes the perfect fit for you!!! Happy pup, Happy life.
Roo's Adoption Story:
Little Roo (formerly Masbonito) has been such an amazing addition to my life. He is the sweetest little pup and has such a huge heart for love. It's hard to believe this little guy was living on the streets. He has gotten along really well with my young rabbit Autumn, to my surprise! They act like they've been around each other forever. Right from the start, Roo has had near perfect manners: hardly ever barks, house trained, and a sharp mind to please. He LOVES his toys, and even takes them to sleep with him under the covers of my bed, which melts my heart every time. He enjoys his walks and hikes in the forest. He fits right into BC life (minus the cold rain haha). I'm thrilled to have him and to give him the home that he deserves. He is THE BEST! Lots of love from the both of us, Pauline
Kylo's Adoption Story:
Kylo (Formally Joey) has adapted so well, He knows where his toilet area is, he recognizes his name we gave him, he's learned some basic commands (come, sit, lay down etc.) We've also started training him on a leash to walk beside us instead of in front. He's a very smart dog and fast learning.
He got this funny little quirk where likes to hold hands and stand on his back leg and he LOVES collecting socks and cardboard tubes… but his favorite toy has got to be his small stuffed monkey and a close second is his plastic bone.
He sleeps where ever he wants to that night, but most nights he's in the bed with us.
Kylo is a friendly, energetic and playful pup and we love him.
Kuna's Adoption Story:
“The past few weeks have been absolutely amazing, I love her so much, thank you to everyone at Mexpup who found her and allowed me to get my little Mexican sweetheart! Kuna lives with my mom and our other dog Maya who is our senior puppy dog (14.5 years old) Right away she made herself at home, loves snuggling on the couch. We have 4 couches in our house, she absolutely loves all of them! She wasn't a big fan of the rain the first little bit but over time she has learned to tolerate it (just like everyone else from the lower mainland). She is amazing on a leash which we were so happy about. Not only has she become accustom to living with Maya and she also is great with my sister coming over with my 2 month old niece and her cat! What a sweet dog. After rainy walks we dry her off with a towel, she proceeds to "dive" into the towel and roll around like crazy! So funny. She also has earned the name "prancer" after my family has seen her on walks. Kuna practically prances everywhere we go, even when I first took her out of the crate at the airport we expected her to come out very timid. Quite opposite actually, hopped right out, tail wagging VERY happy! She was a little sad when she had to say goodbye to Max and Sanza but continued on her way after a couple sad whimpers. I think I fell in love right away! She loves playing with her racoon squeaky toy (Kuna's 'coon) as well as all of Maya's old toys that are were no longer being played with. She usually falls asleep in bed with me, throughout the night she'll sometimes move to her bed on the ground. Kuna is the sweetest and spunkiest companion to join in our adventures!” Thank you for loving her and her spunky, zest for life. Kuna is so great that her family wanted to adopt another Mexpup. They welcomed Pepe into thier family in Sept 2017.
Kali's Adoption Story:
Kali loves her new Canadian life. She gets to go to work with mom, she has MANY boyfriends in the neighborhood, and gets to explore her new Country which she does with a zest for life. Kali did not have a great start at life but she sure has found the perfect home. We are so happy fer her.
Tulo's Adoption Story:
“Tulo the Wonder Dog lives with Ann and Wayne, who have not had a dog for ten years now. They are retired and have all day (and all night for that matter) to provide the best home possible for this wonderful boy. Tulo bonded with Ann during the two-hour drive home from Victoria - they cuddled in the back seat together while Wayne drove. Tulo and Wayne have bonded during their daily long and interesting hikes in Nanoose Bay. Tulo made himself at home pretty quickly and is a big fan of the outdoors. He likes to be with his people, and when one is downstairs and one is upstairs his lies at the top of the stairs, half way in between. He loves his bed and will sleep anywhere the bed is placed. At night he sleeps by Ann’s side of the bed. He is very gentle with his toys (with his retriever mouth). His favourite is the squeaky innards of a toy his pal Yukon destroyed over Christmas, and left behind when he went home. It is by far the cheapest toy in the house...Tulo is curious but cautious in new environments, and checks out new people and other dogs very carefully before extending a paw in friendship. Once you make friends with him though he is your buddy forever!”
Inca's Adoption Story:
“Inca now lives with Steve and Elaine, she is the only pet. She has adapted wonderfully to her new home and surroundings. She has made herself quite at home and is always keen for a car ride adventure to the dog park, beach or a visit, and enjoys walking the trails. She is quick to curl up on the couch or her bed after going on an outing and at night sleeps on our bed. Inca is a very sweet, loving and funny girl that keeps us entertained. She is a very affectionate girl and loves playing with her toys. She also races around the house and yard every time she returns home aka her zoomie dance. She loves the room of food and has learned to sit without prompting in expectation of a treat or two coming her way. She is great off leash preferring to keep her humans in close range. We feel very fortunate that we now call her our new family member......love her to bits and feel like she was just meant to be ours.” Thank you Steve and Elaine for loving Inca as much as all her Mexpup family does. Shes a special soul and so happy she has you both to share her life and laughter with.
Ripley's Adoption Story:
“Ripley (formerly Rocky) lives with mom, Diane. Ripley made himself at home right away and stayed pretty close to me. He is shy at first but warms up to people very quickly. He has a very active lifestyle. He has already done a 20km hike on the East Sooke Coastal trail and was amazing and nothing daunted him. He is great off-leash and respond very well to his name. He has lots of cousins and plays with them often and has been babysat and loved playing with his cousin, Emmie. He is very comfortable wherever he goes. He is a bit timid when he approaches a new situation but accommodates very well. Ripley is a character and once he's done his walk he heads straight to my bed and snuggles in. Even if I'm at home he goes right to the bed (I think it's his 'safe place'). He knows his walk route very well and seems to have a fantastic memory! His favorite toy is a little squeaky toy. I had to teach him that he was supposed to run and fetch it but he just takes it back to the bed and snuggles with it. The first time he squeaked it himself he scared himself, but now squeaks it often. Looks like he didn't play with a lot of toys. As mentioned Ripley loves my bed, but he also love his own bed which is front of the fireplace. Ripley is very laid back, friendly, loving and extremely affectionate and loves dogs and people alike.” Thank you Diane for loving this amazing boyJ Happy pup, Happy life.
Bonito's Adoption Story:
“Besides Matthew and Myself, Bonito resides with two guinea pigs named Bruce and Petey. He loves his brothers very much! Bonito has adapted really well to living with us in his new surroundings. There are many dogs, cats and other animals around so he has made plenty of friends! He is friendly with every dog he meets and automatically wants to play! It's the cutest! Within about two days of having him, he was already indicating to us when he needed to go outside, which I wasn't expecting. He was also siting on command a day or so after that. When he wants attention, he sits down and rolls back onto his hips. He'll then lift a paw and either rests it on you (if he wants pets) or he'll swat at you if he wants to play! He's so goofy! We call him our Goofy Goober. Such a playful little guy! His favourite toy is this little stuffed fox we bought him and took when we first picked him up from his foster mama, Maria. For the most part though, his favourite toy is Matthew LOL they love to chase each other and wrestle. He is excellent with sleeping in his own bed. We get up to go for daily walks at 430am daily so by 8pm, he's already trying to coax me to bed. The odd time he will cuddle with us in our bed but for the most part, he sleeps in his bed with his pillow. Ten words or less to describe Bonito: Happy-go-lucky, energized sweetheart.” Thank you both for loving this sweet, sweet pup and giving him a lifetime of adventures and love. Happy pup, Happy life.
Sandy's Adoption Story:
“Sandy lives with quite the full house. She has mom, Dana, and her human brother, Connor, who is 10 years old. We also have two exchange students and a roommate living with us. On the pet front, we have a cat (rarely seen) and three guinea pigs. Our house is quite large (5 bedrooms), as well as a large one bedroom in-law suite where my mom lives. Sandy has done extremely well! She barked a lot in the first few days, but as she has gotten used to the noises in our home, she is barking less. She is well mannered and has only gotten into the wood burning fireplace once (ha ha) to play with the leftover black fire wood. She looked funny afterwards, the living room, not so funny J She has a dog bed in the living room and my bedroom and she has a dog blanket on the couch. She is very obedient about only staying on her blanket on the couch… she is easy to train and learns very quickly what is OK and what isn’t. She loves to shred paper, so I give her paper egg cartons to destroy. It makes a huge mess, but she looks so happy doing it. We call her the paper shredder, and my son will certainly be able to use the excuse of “my dog ate my homework” one day, and it will be true. She’s very good at de-fluffing her toys, removing the stuffing out with precision, without really damaging the toy. So, we have a couple of very deflated dog toys. And she also loves to chase her tail! She can go in both directions, and catch her tail. She stops when she catches it, gives it a nibble, drops it, and starts again. Sometimes, she will do this for a long time when she’s in an excitable mood. It’s quite funny. I guess because she was a stray, she is very focused on garbage, and will eat pretty much anything. I’ve given her apple, cucumber, carrots…. She eats them all. She likes to de-fluff her toys, but I’m not really sure that she has a favourite. She has two currently but doesn’t play with them much. Her favourite activity seems to be to kill a towel or blanket. She grabs it, and whips it around extremely fast…. Then she chews it for a bit and does it again. The longer it is and more awkward, the better it seems. She makes little growling noises as she’s killing it. She’s usually in my room, on a dog bed on the ground. Occasionally, she has slept in my roommate’s bed, as he likes to cuddle with her. Sandy is sweet, playful, friendly, loving, cuddly… best dog from Mexico!” Happy pup, Happy life.
Malyshka's Adoption Story:
Need we say anymore? this little gal is very loved by her family. She goes everywhere with them.
Pedros Adoption Story:
Pedro came to live with my boyfriend Dave, my 11 year daughter, Olivia, my 15 year old son, Aiden and myself and our 16 chickens whom Pedro likes too much... Pedro has adapted to his new home better than we could have EVER expected. He had a difficult time navigating the stairs the first few times, but was very quick to learn. Now he thinks he runs the place! lol Pedro is quite clumsy and tends to trip over his feet often, but the funniest thing about him has to be his tongue, His tongue is ALWAYS sticking out of his mouth! When he is REALLY excited he hops around like a goat. Pedro has been registered in the Bark Box program, so it is difficult to say what is his favourite toy because he receives new toys every single month and likes them all, However, I think that the initial toy he had which he bought with him from Mexico will always be his favorite. Pedro usually sleeps on the living room couch, or on his oversized bed. Initially we had intended on crating him, but didn’t. He has the run of the house while we are at work as well. He comes into the bedroom in the morning for cuddles…during the day he likes to lay on the back of the couch and watch the world go by. Pedro is OUR gift. He is affectionate, playful, hilarious, and an awesome running partner. We are definitely the lucky ones.
Hans Adoption Story:
“Hans (formerly Han Solo) has been a terrific addition to our family. From the moment he landed in Victoria, he has overwhelmed us with love and affection, along with a strong desire to learn. Without hesitation, he became very comfortable at home with us, his new surroundings and his new lifestyle. Despite arriving in Victoria amid a rainy January, he is always eager to get outside and play in the cool, wet weather. Even though he is nearly 50 pounds, he still thinks himself to be a lapdog, and he makes no effort to sneak his way onto our laps because he knows that where he gets the most love and attention. Hans has some pretty funny quirks – he enjoys leaping upstairs four or five at a time like a deer; and he also seems to find humour in relieving himself smack dab in the middle of crosswalks. He makes us laugh, he makes us happy and he makes us so proud to call him our own. We are so thankful and grateful to have Hans in our lives, and we look forward to our life with him. Thanks so much! Kyle and Jessi” Thank you Kyle and Jessi for loving this handsome and amazing boy.
Joey's Adoption Story:
Joey lives with mom, dad and two adult siblings. Joey has settled in unbelievably well. He had one restless night and since then has settled in. He loves to explore and go to the beach and loves Mt. Douglas Park and hiking all over it. Joey has the cutest face, he wrinkles when he is perplexed or pondering something new. Joey hasn’t found a favorite toy just yet, but its mostly other dogs, and he makes this whining sound when hes all playful and its very cute oh and he is wiggly! He wiggles his bum and hes just so darn cute. Joey sleeps on a pillow in our walk in closet or at the top of the stairs near the living room. We would descrive Joey as a goofball who has stolen our hearts.
Spartan's Adoption Story:
“Spartan lives with mom Sarah, dad, Dave, fur siblings Havana, fellow Mexpup Hope, and 2 feline siblings Tiva and Lucy. Spartan is adapting very well to his new home and siblings and fits right in with the family. He's not too sure about the felines however and vice versa but they will learn cohabitation in time I'm sure. He and his sisters are doing very well with their training classes. He's a really lovable little guy and loves to hang out with his papa and grandbaby Finnley. He likes to collect all of the toys and create stash piles in different areas of the house and play in mud puddles in the back yard. He also grabs the corner of the blanket sometimes and tries to cover himself in bed. Favourite toy? Peanut Butter flavoured teething bones and anything else the other dogs have at the time. Spartan sleeps all cuddled up with us and his siblings at our feet on the bed. Spartan is an amazing little warrior proud to have as my companion.” Thank you Dave and Sarah for opening your heart and homes to another Mexpup. Spartan is a special pup and we all love him so much.
Ollie (formerly Iris): Adopted! January 17, 2016
She was walking alone on the streets when Colette first saw her. She wasn’t in really bad shape, but the streets are no place for a small pup. Colette took her home and went about trying to find her family, thinking that maybe she was lost. When no family turned up, it was time to move forward and Colette asked MexPup for some help finding her a home. Iris is about 11 months old and weighs 2 kilos. She is just an itty, bitty, sweet, happy girl. Iris is a very calm, quiet dog, who loves to cuddle with her foster mom. She doesn’t like to be approached quickly by strange dogs, and she might growl to keep them away, but once she gets to know them, she is fine with them. Iris is very loving and enjoys getting lots of attention. If you are looking for a little lap dog to share your time, she might be the perfect fit for you. We don’t think Iris would do great in a home with small children as she is a bit cautious (if you were that little, you would probably be cautious too). Iris is happy, healthy and ready for adoption. If you are ready to make Iris a member of your family, please complete an adoption application which you can find atwww.mexpup.com.
Ollie's Adoption Story:
Ollie lives with her mom and dad and is the only pup in the home. She wouldn’t have it any other way as she LOVES being the center of attention. Ollie has adapted to her surroundings in many ways- one way is that when we first got her she wasn't super fond of grass and would always do her business on cement. Now she poos and pees on grass like a champ! She's still adjusting to the weather, and when it rain we put her little rain jacket on her. Some funny little habits that Ollie has is that she loves to chase her tail- and even growls at it! She also loves to be held like a baby, and when she falls asleep she snores. Her favourite toys are her rubber pig that "oinks" and her stuffed owl. She also loves her baby Kong that we put treats in. Ollie sleeps right in between mom and dad at night! She's a cuddle bug and we just love it. I would describe Ollie as a fearless, sassy little girl who loves to play and especially loves to cuddle. We just love her so much!! She has such a big personality for such a little dog, and we love every bit of it!” Thank you for loving this sweet girl. Match made in heaven.
Susie (formerly Barbie): Adopted! January 6, 2016
Susie's Adoption Story:
Barbie was loved and had a home, but then the home got too busy for her. They thought that as they loved her so much, they would keep her safe by crating her for the majority of her life. They fed her, let her out to pee, and put her back in her crate. Barbie was not socialized, she was not walked, and she was not really loved in a caring way. She wasn’t provided medical attention when needed, so she is blind in her right eye from to an untreated infection. The day finally came and the family decided they no longer wanted her. Thankfully, Candace was able to help and Barbie's life truly began. Barbie is a 4 year old bundle of love. At 9 kg's she is now becoming the princess she was meant to be. Barbie has thrived outside of her caged life. She has love, and the freedom to run which is all new to her. She met other dogs, and she is in absolute love with life. She is shy at first, but once she knows you're okay, she is the most loveable little gal anyone could ask for. Barbie has some quirks from being caged her whole life. She is a needy girl who loves to be with her humans. With love and patience Barbie will be a great addition to a family. Barbie's ideal home would include lots of walks and outdoor adventures, a quiet home, no kids, lots of love, food (Barbie is very food motivated), a lap to snuggle on, to never be caged again, and to have a new family that is home all the time. Are you Barbie’s new family? If you would like to add her to your family, please submit an application found at www.mexpup.com and or email our adoptions coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Susie Q began her life with us as Barbie but we’re not Barbie people and, we soon noticed, Susie Q was definitely not a Barbie dog. Barbies don’t act as if they’re possessed by demons. They don’t jump straight up and down like manic yo-yos. And they don’t eat like the house is on fire and they have to get out quick – but not before they’ve finished eating. So, right off, we decided she needed a name change. The simplest was to call her what we kept on calling her by mistake, and that was Susie Q. We don’t know why, but that’s the name that came to us, and that’s the name she quickly responded to. It has already been over a month since Suzie arrived in our lives. We loved her on first sight. First, she’s beautiful to look at– even with one blind eye that, as a passer-by said, “seems to glow like a spiritual beacon”. And then there’s her great attitude. This dog has had a mean life in the streets of Mexico and yet she doesn’t have a mean bone in her body. And then, best of all, there’s the fact that she seems to adore us (and I mean all five of us) as much as we adore her. We have to admit it was a rough start. I would honestly say that, for the first three weeks, my husband and I would look at each other at least once a day and mutter, “What the heck have we done?!” But we sought advice from everyone we knew who currently had a dog or who ever had had a dog at any time in their life. Everyone said, hey, she’s a rescue dog. Give her a couple of years. Back then, that seemed like a very, very long time to wait. But we had made a commitment to take her in, and we owed her at least a chance to up her game. Well, it’s been a little over a month and, truthfully, she’s perfection. She loves to please, so training has been a piece of cake. I mean thanks to her, we look brilliant as dog trainers! She waits for her food, never jumps up on us or the furniture without permission, comes to the “come” command, sits, stays, lays down, and even (this is the honest truth) goes to the bathroom on command. This is a seriously smart dog. The weirdest thing is how she recognizes those we love. She’s still a nervous dog and so, in general, holds back when a stranger appears and jerks scarily if a hand is thrust out. But when our son came home for the first time, she immediately trusted him. And then when our daughter came home, again, she immediately loved her. And then when our daughter’s partner came home, she jumped into his lap as if he was an old friend. I think she picks up on our love and instinctively knows that, if these are the people we love, then they’re safe for her. Funniest thing ever that she did? When my friend Anna came over to visit, she brought one of those big bone-shaped treats for her as a friendship offering. Never having had one before, Susie took it gently and then walked away. I assumed she was going to eat it in a safe place. But after Anna had left and I went to check on Susie, she was trying to dig through the carpet to bury her “bone”. She tried to bury it under the shoes, under the brick of the fireplace, and under the couch before she finally gave up and ate it, hours later! We love Susie Q. We are so lucky to have her in our lives. She makes us laugh, she helps us feel loved, and she makes strangers smile. What more could you ask for? Heidi and Doug Pringle, along with Duncan, Kim and Jesse”