Happy family, happy pup......happy endings!
Bailey: Adopted December 10, 2017
Bailey lived in BC with her people. They had adopted her as a puppy from a rescue in Mexico. She was a happy, friendly, silly puppy that needed what all puppies need…guidance, training, time, attention. Puppies need help in order to learn how to become great dogs. Well, for a variety of reasons including the upcoming arrival of a new baby, her people decided they could no longer keep Bailey. She hadn’t really done anything wrong, but she was now unwanted and needed help again. Thankfully, her home was in BC and MexPup was able to assist by getting her into a foster home and assessing her to see what was going on. The great news was that Bailey just needed someone to be her person and help her with the basics. After a short time in foster care, Bailey meet a new family and it seemed this was the family she was always supposed to join. Sometimes the road has to take some twists and turns before you get where you’ve supposed to go. Well, that exactly what happened with this adorable girl. Her future is bright and we’re so excited for her and her family! Adopted! After story coming soon...
Sultan: Adopted! January 30, 2017
He was found on the streets in terrible shape. It seems that someone had thrown him away after using him as a bait dog. We don’t know for certain, but from the number of bite wounds on his body, his gentle demeanor and his physical state (quite thin and reeking of infection), it isn’t a hard guess to make. This poor dog had experienced the worst of humans and yet when Celia found him, he was gentle and grateful for help. Sultan remained at the vets for weeks in order to get the infections under control and his health back on track. Thankfully, he is now healthy enough to be in a foster home and boy is he enjoying his new lease on life. Sultan is somewhere between 6 to 8 years old. It isn’t easy to tell if his physical state is because he is older or if the conditions in which he lived simply took a toll. He now weighs approximately 18 kilos and continues to get healthier each day. We are simply amazed that Sultan is already leaving his past behind – when he was rescued, he was afraid of men and now he is friendly with them (guess it helps that he has met a number of wonderful men since being rescued). Sultan also does great with all the dogs in his foster home (both large and small) and seems to be fine with cats (he hasn’t been off leash around them but doesn’t seem to have any interest). If you are looking for a true golden oldie and have the time to love him, this could be your guy. He likes to go on walks, but enjoys pats and snuggles more. He would likely do well with other dogs in the home and children as well. He deserves much better than he has experienced and we’re hoping someone can give him a home where he can relax and be loved. Sultan got his name because he is older and majestic. Now we just need to find his palace. If you are interested in adopting Sultan, please complete an application at www.mexpup.com.
Miles: Adopted! December 9, 2017
At one time he had an owner, but they decided they didn’t want him anymore. We don’t know the why, but we learned about the result. Rosa told us that the neighbors had moved away some time ago and left him to survive on the streets. He remained in the neighborhood and was probably wondering when his people would return for him. Sadly, the answer was never. Rosa would feed him when she saw him, but she couldn’t take him into her small home that was already bursting with people and animals. She said he was a lovely, sweet pup and she really wanted him to have a chance. Thankfully, a foster home was found and Miles was taken to the vets to get the medical care he desperately needed. He had extremely long & matted fur, he was covered in lice as well as fleas & ticks. There were open sores which were infected between his toes along with various scabs on his body. He was in bad shape, but that all began to change after his first day at the vets. A bath and grooming started his road to recovery and he has never looked back. Miles is about 2 year old and weighs 6 kilos. He is an extremely happy and playful guy. Miles loves to play with other dogs; he seems to really love dogs of any size (he adores playing with our tiny 3 month old chihuahua, as well as dogs three times his size). Miles also adores attention from humans and is excited to meet new people. From his foster mom: “He is such a lovely, affectionate boy – being a street dog does not seem to have soured him on people at all! He trusts easily and loves to put his paws on both your shoulders and stare into your eyes and then kiss you – he will make the perfect pet for a lucky person.” Miles might have had a tough life prior to rescue, but he has put that behind and is simply ready to enjoy being a loved dog and member of a family!
Bene Buttons: Adopted! December 6th, 2017
She was less than five weeks old when she arrived at the acopio. The city shelter is a difficult place for any dog, but for an extremely young, sick puppy, it is so much worse. They did all they could for her and hoped, even expected for her to improve, but it wasn’t happening. She wasn’t necessarily getting worse, but she wasn’t developing like a puppy should and her issues weren’t diminishing. It seemed that she previously had distemper, as she had a neurological tick, but puppies that are just months old and in a poor physical state shouldn’t survive such a deadly disease. They cared for her, they waited, and they hoped for the best. After 2 months, the amazing group Friends of PV Animals realized that her only chance was to get to a vet clinic with more resources. They didn’t have the funds, but they rescued her anyway and hoped for the best. Her first days at the clinic were difficult, but after a week, they started to notice improvements. Friends of PV Animals contacted MexPup and asked if we might be able to take her into care. There was more hope for her future but she was going to have huge vet bills, and she would eventually need a foster home. Things continued to improve. Her digestive system was back on track, so her body was finally recovered enough to actually take in and process the nutrients she desperately needed. After 6 weeks at the vets, they said she was ready to go to a foster home. She arrived in her foster home a 5 month old pup that weighed just over 5 kilos, had rotten puppy teeth (likely both from the illnesses she battled & the medication given to help her live), and looked to be about 12 or 13 years old. She had a shocking resemblance to lovely Bella, a very special MexPup who passed away a few years ago. Bella was an older dog who had a very tough life prior to her rescue. She touched many lives throughout her time in foster care, once she was adopted by her foster family, and especially after her forever mom wrote & published a book about her. We had a mini Bella in our presence – a puppy that looked like a very senior dog. We decided to name her Bene Buttons with the hope that she would be like the character Benjamin in the movie, born old, but getting younger with each passing day. At this point, Bene was missing some teeth, so her tongue hung out of her mouth often. Both her tongue and her head would twitch when she slept and sometimes when she was awake. She was stable, as stable as a 5 month old distemper survivor with a neurological tick and serious digestive issues can be. We didn’t know what to expect, so the plan was simply love her, care for her, let her develop, and hope for the best. After almost 6 months in foster care, Bene has shown us all what it is to be a survivor. She is now about 11 months old and weighs a healthy 11 kilos. This lovely pup lost her rotten puppy teeth, but the majority of her adult teeth never grew in and the 5 that did are not in the best shape, so will likely need to be removed a few years down the road. Her neurological tick remains, but it has diminished slightly over the past months (it is most evident when she is tired). You might be thinking…oh poor pup, sad little Bene, heartbreak. Well, we are here to tell you that Bene thinks life is just GRAND. She has no idea that she is special or has some coordination problems. Bene is simply happy. She brings joy wherever she goes and spreads happiness to all who meet her. Bene loves going for walks, loves playing with other pups, loves meeting people, loves mini tennis balls, loves having a toy box, loves running with abandon, and simply loves each minute of each day. If you want to see pure happiness, I hope you get to see Bene running around the dog park greeting all and not realizing how special she is. In case it isn’t totally obvious, this pup has completely and fully stolen all of our hearts. Bene does well with cats and well with dogs that are playful & easy going (she can move a bit awkwardly, so she isn’t a perfect match for all dogs). It takes her quite a bit of time to drink water and to eat (she needs a raised bowl). She is food possessive, so would not be a match for a home with a food or toy possessive dog. She can hike, but needs to be on leash as her coordination can present challenges. Her off leash options need to be limited to areas with fencing. Bene is ready for adoption and even though we had no idea what her future held when we took her into care, we can now say that it is very bright. She could have some medical challenges in the future, we simply don’t know. We do know she is healthy now and that if you give her just the tiniest opening, she will burst through it and captivate you completely. Bene is in a Victoria foster home and is ready to find her forever home. If you or someone you know is a match for this special girl, please complete the adoption application found at www.mexpup.com and/or please share her album so that her home can be found. This adorable pup is ready to join a family. Please help us to make that happen.
Rocket (Formerly Falcon): Adopted! November 30th, 2017
They were born on the streets of a small puebla in Oaxaca. Life on the streets isn’t easy but thankfully, the mom & her 7 puppies were befriended by Amy. She already had 3 dogs (2 of them very large) in a small home, so taking them home wasn’t an option. She would feed them every day while looking for a solution to help this family in need. One-day tragedy struck. When she went to feed the family, she found the lifeless bodies of the mom and 3 of the puppies. They had been poisoned. She had no space, but immediately took in the remaining 4 puppies to keep them safe. She broadened her search for help and when MexPup agreed, she took the 16-hour drive one way to bring the pups to their foster home. Talk about dedication – Amy has it in spades. The puppies joined a foster home that already had a foster named Bene Buttons and thus, the puppies were named Falcon, MIG, Boeing and Cessna. Bene and the Jets were a big hit! Falcon was the largest of the litter and at about 4 months old weighed 12 kilos (estimated birth date is late June/early July 2017). He is a beautiful brindle pup with piercing eyes. Falcon has done great learning to walk on a leash although he is a pup and still wants to venture all over. He has started to experience off leash parks with his foster home in BC and is loving the freedom. Falcon has done great with all the dogs in his foster homes, but he sometimes tries to be the boss (the adult dogs have been helping him to learn that isn’t the way things work). He hasn’t had experience living with cats in the home. Falcon can be very slightly timid when first meeting new people, but it doesn’t take long for him to try and crawl in a lap. He might be a big pup (he is expected to grow into a medium to large adult dog), but that doesn’t stop him from thinking he is a lap dog. Falcon is still a puppy but is well on his way to being a great dog. He will need continued training and attention to help him in his development. This lovely guy is ready for a family to call his own. If you or someone you know would be a great match for Falcon, please complete the adoption application which can be found at www.mexpup.com. We are excited for this guy to begin the next part of his journey.
Vinnie: Adopted! November 21, 2017
The haunting photos were sent out and a plea for help was made. Even though there is no space and even though there is no money, there is no way to unsee the images. They were stuck in our minds and so Brischa & Grace went to see what they would find in Colonia Las Bougainvilleas where the pups were living. 3 of the 5 dogs were there. The pictures didn’t lie. These pups were in dire need of help. The other two were presumed dead – they were the ones in the worse shape from the original photos and weren’t found. LADRA and MexPup agreed to take this on together. Neither group has funds to take it on. Neither group has any foster space. We were both already stretched to the brink, but after seeing a dog in this condition, you can’t walk away. Patch, Freya & Sunny were taken into care and although quite thin and in great need, their prognosis is ok. Then, late last night, we got the amazing phone call that the other two pups were found and they were still alive (although barely). Vinnie & Leo were picked up late yesterday evening in extremely rough shape. Vinnie cannot stand on his own & Leo is also quite weak. They are both at the vets getting IV fluids, medications, nutrients and all that they need with the hopes of being saved. We are desperate and we need your help. These 5 pups are about 8 months old and they deserve a chance. We need help with medical costs and with boarding costs. We could use assistance with foster homes in Puerto Vallarta for these pups or even in BC (if we can send some dogs to BC that are healthy but not adopted, that could open space in a PV foster home). We need the support of the MexPup and the LADRA communities to make the difference for these pups. If you are able to donate from Canada you can make a donation via etransfer to Karen@mexpup.com, from the US or other locations you can make a donation via our paypal account (link found at www.mexpup.com), or from Puerto Vallarta you can leave donations directly with Dr. Manuel at Mascotas vet clinic or with Dr. Paco at Sabuesos vet clinic. We promised Patch, Freya, Sunny, Vinnie and Leo that they were no longer alone and that many people would be coming together to support them. Please help make the difference for these pups.
Freya: Adopted! November 12th, 2017
The haunting photos were sent out and a plea for help was made. Even though there was no space and even though there was no money, there was no way to unsee the images. They were stuck in our minds and so Brischa & Grace went to see what they would find in Colonia Las Bougainvilleas where the pups were living. 3 of the 5 dogs were there. The pictures didn’t lie. These pups were in dire need of help. The other two were presumed dead – they were the ones in the worse shape from the original photos and weren’t found. LADRA and MexPup agreed to take this on together. Neither group had the funds to take it on and neither group had any foster space. We were both already stretched to the brink, but after seeing a dog in this condition, you can’t walk away. Patch, Freya & Sunny were taken into care and although quite thin and in great need, their prognosis was ok. We then got the amazing phone call that the other two pups were found and they were still alive (although barely). Vinnie & Leo were picked up in extremely rough shape and it was touch & go for a while. We are so happy to report that after weeks in care, all 5 pups are thriving and 4 of them are ready to find their new homes. Freya is the all tan pup of the bunch and 1 of 2 females. She is about 9 to 10 months old and now weighs a healthy 18 kilos (she was 10 kgs at rescue). Freya is a sweet girl that loves to be pampered. She has done quite well with all the dogs in her foster home and hasn’t shown any interest in the cats. Freya loves her humans, but can be a bit shy when meeting new people. We think she would do great in an active home where she will get regular exercise and support on her journey to become a great adult dog. She spent the majority of her life on the street, so this young girl is still learning about life in a home, so guidance from her new humans is a must. Freya’s ideal family would be an active home that possibly has a playmate for her or simply gives her the time, energy and pampering this adorable girl deserves. Freya is ready for adoption and has a potential flight to BC on October 7th. If you or someone you know would make a great match for her, please visit www.mexpup.com and complete the adoption application. This sweet girl had a tough start to life and almost died of starvation. Now it’s her time to begin the next chapter…loved family member! Thanks to everyone that donated to help Freya and her siblings. We are grateful for all the support and so happy that this crew made it.
Sunny: Adopted! November 10th, 2017
The haunting photos were sent out and a plea for help was made. Even though there was no space and even though there was no money, there was no way to unsee the images. They were stuck in our minds and so Brischa & Grace went to see what they would find in Colonia Las Bougainvilleas where the pups were living. 3 of the 5 dogs were there. The pictures didn’t lie. These pups were in dire need of help. The other two were presumed dead – they were the ones in the worse shape from the original photos and weren’t found. LADRA and MexPup agreed to take this on together. Neither group had the funds to take it on and neither group had any foster space. We were both already stretched to the brink, but after seeing a dog in this condition, you can’t walk away. Patch, Freya & Sunny were taken into care and although quite thin and in great need, their prognosis was ok. We then got the amazing phone call that the other two pups were found and they were still alive (although barely). Vinnie & Leo were picked up in extremely rough shape and it was touch & go for a while. We are so happy to report that after weeks in care, all 5 pups are thriving and 4 of them are ready to find their new homes. Sunny is the tan pup with a white circle around her nose and 1 of 2 females of the litter. She is about 9 to 10 months old and now weighs a healthy 18 kilos (she was 10 kgs at rescue). Sunny is a calm pup that loves attention. She really likes people and enjoys greeting new visitors in her foster home. Sunny is new to walking on a leash and sometimes needs a bit of encouragement to keep moving (the streets were very tough on them so her caution isn’t hard to understand). Every day she is gaining confidence and enjoying life. Sunny is great with all the dogs in her foster home and is simply a friendly pup. We think she would do great in an active home where she will get regular exercise and support on her journey to becoming a great adult dog. She spent the majority of her life on the street, so this young girl is still learning about life in a home, so guidance from her new humans is a must. Sunny’s ideal family would be an active home where she will get the care, attention, and love that all family members deserve. Sunny is ready for adoption and has a potential flight to BC on October 7th. If you or someone you know would make a great match for her, please visit www.mexpup.com and complete the adoption application. This sweet girl had a tough start to life and almost died of starvation. Now it’s her time to begin the next chapter…loved family member! Thanks to everyone that donated to help Sunny and her siblings. We are grateful for all the support and so happy that this crew made it.
Boots: Adopted! November 9, 2017
What would you do if you were on a curving highway with no shoulder and you saw a skinny dog on the side of the road? If you are a true animal rescuer, you find somewhere to pull over and you try to help. This is exactly what Lonna and her daughter Rae-anna did on their way home from San Sebastian one afternoon. They didn't have an exact plan, but as Lonna said, "We just couldn't leave him behind." This calm boy is about 3 years old and should weight about 20kg. Right now he is all bones and weighs only 13kg. He tested positive for tick born diseases and needs time to recover and gain weight. We have just met this sweet boy, but he has a very sweet personality, and does will with other dogs, a home without cats. Boots has a herding dog in him, and will need an experienced home that can help this boy continue to improve with his excitement nipping. Because of this excitement nipping, a home without young children is preferred. Hes mostly black, with white feet, his name is Boots. Please share Boot's story to help find him a family or donations towards his care. He has a long road ahead of him, but we will be sure his journey is filled with love and care.
Roo (formerly Martina): Adopted! November 4, 2017
She was hiding behind a large flower pot in a courtyard area. The pup was terrified, had an injured leg, and seemed to be in great pain. When Veronica saw her, she knew this sweet girl needed help and she immediately took her to the vets. She was having trouble breathing and appeared to be in shock. The x-rays showed no fractures, but the vet confirmed that she had taken a strong blow to her body. She might have been hit by a car or by a person, but we will never know. All we know is that the vet was able to stabilize her and give her the care needed to recover from the trauma. We also know that Veronica saved her. After 1 week in care at the vets, Martina went into foster care and she has never looked back. This beauty is about 9 months old and weighs 12 kilos. Martina is a bit shy when first meeting new people, but she warms up quickly. She has done great with all the dogs in both her foster homes and even does well meeting new dogs while on leash. This girl loves to play – with toys, with dogs, with her humans. She hasn’t had cats in either of her foster homes, but she is a very good listener and is gentle, so we think she would do well with training & a proper introduction to cats. Martina loves going for walks and although still not quite certain as to why she can’t walk directly in front of you, is doing great on a leash. She is a pleaser and loves being with her humans or the other pups in her foster home. Martina is house trained and crate trained. She loves to run around, but she is also happy to just relax with her friends. This beautiful pup is healthy, happy and ready for adoption. If you or someone you know would be a great match for Martina, please complete the adoption application found at www.mexpup.com. This special girl is excited to join a family!
Patch: Adopted! November 4, 2017
The haunting photos were sent out and a plea for help was made. Even though there was no space and even though there was no money, there was no way to unsee the images. They were stuck in our minds and so Brischa & Grace went to see what they would find in Colonia Las Bougainvilleas where the pups were living. 3 of the 5 dogs were there. The pictures didn’t lie. These pups were in dire need of help. The other two were presumed dead – they were the ones in the worse shape from the original photos and weren’t found. LADRA and MexPup agreed to take this on together. Neither group had the funds to take it on and neither group had any foster space. We were both already stretched to the brink, but after seeing a dog in this condition, you can’t walk away. Patch, Freya & Sunny were taken into care and although quite thin and in great need, their prognosis was ok. We then got the amazing phone call that the other two pups were found and they were still alive (although barely). Vinnie & Leo were picked up in extremely rough shape and it was touch & go for a while. The amazing news is that all 5 pups are thriving and 4 of them are ready to find their new homes. Patch is the white & black pup of the bunch and 1 of 3 males. He is about 9 to 10 months old and now weighs a healthy 18 kilos (he was 10 kgs at rescue). This handsome pup had done quite well since being taken into care. Patch is leash trained and really enjoys his walks. He is a moderate to high energy dog, so will need plenty of exercise (translation = excellent walking & hiking buddy). He has done great with all the dogs in his foster home and is inquisitive about new dogs he meets on walks. Patch is interested in cats, but leaves them alone if they stand their ground. He is still young and learning about life in a home as the majority of his life has been spent on the streets. Patch hasn’t shown any destructive behavior and we are working on his house training. We are confident this guy will do well with a new family that will help continuing his training so he can become a great adult dog. Patch’s ideal family would be an active home with previous dog experience. He isn’t a difficult dog, but does tend towards dominant behaviors, so we think an experienced family would be best for him. Patch is ready for adoption and has a potential flight to BC on October 7th. If you or someone you know would make a great match for Patch, please visit www.mexpup.com and complete the adoption application. This guy had a tough start to life and almost died of starvation. Now it’s his time to begin his next chapter…loved family member! Thanks to everyone that donated to help Patch and his siblings. We are grateful for all the support and so happy that this crew made it.
Sammy: Adopted! October 26th, 2017
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 Sammy & Oreo, Ted & Brischa live in the same neighborhood, so they immediately took these abandoned pups into care. Sammy is about 2 years old and weighs 10 kilos. He is a great and loving dog, but can be a bit intimidated by new women and sometimes new big male dogs, but warms up quickly with time and encouragement. When he first went into foster, he was also nervous with anyone that approached him too quickly, but the challenge continues to diminish the longer he is in care. Sammy does great with all the dogs in his foster home but is a little dominant and is great with the cats also, but he does try to chase all the birds that he sees. He isn’t a high energy dog and doesn’t require tons of exercise, but he does love his daily walks and loves water and the opportunity to explore (and chase those pesky birds). Sammy does love attention and hanging out with his humans. He is great at playing on his own (he throws his own toys around and chases them). Sammy’s dream spot would be with his head on your lap, on the sofa, with you stroking him while watching your favorite TV show. This great pup is happy, healthy and ready for adoption. If you would like him to become your new family member, please complete an adoption application which can be found at www.mexpup.com.
Reya (Formerly Betsy): Adopted! October 9th, 2017
Kristina was in PV on vacation when she saw two dogs in a vacant lot that were tied together. Any abandoned dog has it tough, but being tied to another animal with a rope makes survival much more difficult and the risk of injury much greater. Kristina got them food & water, and started trying to find a solution. She reached out to MexPup and we went to work to rescue these dogs together. Unbelievably, we got another email the same day from Tania telling us about 2 dogs that she had just rescued. They had been tied together in a lot. She was able to get them to a vet, but needed help with the next steps of the process. We sent the photos we received and thankfully Kristina confirmed that the two dogs she wanted to help, were the two dogs that Tania had found. Everyone contributed what they could, everyone participated, and this gave Maxxa & Betsy a chance. They were provided the medical tests & care needed, and then went into foster homes to begin the process of starting a new life. We believe they are sisters, but realized they needed to be separated to gain confidence and have that best chance at a bright future. Betsy is about 2 years old and weighs 20 kilos. This sweet girl loves people and wants to make friends. She can be a little shy in new situations, but with a bit of time she gains her confidence. Betsy runs like a gazelle and can leap tall building in a single bound (we kid you not!), so she would make an excellent running or hiking partner. She loves going on walks, can pull a bit to use her nose for exploration, does well seeing other dogs that aren’t coming towards her, but is concerned when seeing other dogs that are approaching her and will hackle up. She corrects easily and simply needs reassurance that her person has everything under control. Betsy is a quick study and wants to please. She will thrive with a family that engages her in everyday exploring and keeps her active. Betsy has met a few kids and does very well. She hasn’t been around the unpredictable movements of toddlers, but she is a gentle girl and would likely do well. Betsy did great with both cats and kittens in her first foster home. She is still learning that trash cans are not when she should look for food and kitchen counters are for humans, not for dog exploration. Betsy is happy, healthy and ready for adoption…could she be a match for you or someone you know? If so, please submit an application which can be found at www.mexpup.com or you can contact our adoption coordinator at email@example.com. Betsy was abandoned, but that is in her past. Her future is so bright and we hope you want to be the one to help her shine.
Pepe: Adopted! September 1, 2017
A taco stand is a good place to hang out for a street dog. There are usually some treats on the ground (like little pieces of meat...those are the best!) and every so often some really nice people come to eat and notice you. When Amanda and her boyfriend went out for a taco, they weren't expecting to come home with a rescued dog. However, when they met Pepe, they couldn't resist helping him. He didn't look in very bad condition, but was clearly alone, was very friendly and very happy to be helped. When it was time to go home, Pepe hopped right into the taxi with them! This pup is estimated to be about 9 months old and weighs 13kgs. He is very well behaved, gets along with other dogs and is friendly with people. Pepe is happy to go for walks and be active, but his all time favorite thing to do is cuddle. Pepe is waiting for his forever home. Could it be yours?
Caesar: Adopted! August 30, 2017
He was seen scavenging in the trash for a few weeks before she was able to coax him to her. He was skinny, covered in fleas & ticks, and was missing fur in a few spots. She took him to her home and fostered him until Ladra was able to take over his care. Caesar was one of the lucky ones as not all tiny dogs can survive on the streets for long. This approximately year-old Chihuahua mix weighs a whopping 2.5 kilos. He does fine with the dogs in his foster home, but he can get a bit anxious if they are barking or carrying on (so he hides). He doesn’t pay much attention to the cats in his foster home, but they could easily take him if he did (and it really doesn’t seem to be who he is). Caesar likes people once he gets to know them and prefers to watch from the sidelines when new people arrive. He is generally wary of men, and will pick his time & place make new friends. Caesar loves his crate and goes there whenever he feels uncertain. It is his safe spot (a great example of how crates can be a really positive place for dogs when used correctly). He also loves peanut butter and playing with feathers. Caesar does well on walks and even gets off leash time at the beach as he has great recall. From his foster mom “Caesar is an extremely special little dog. He needs somebody who understands him and his needs because he can be a little skittish at times, but once he trusts you, he’s very affectionate and such a lovely boy. He very rarely licks but he loves to come and lie in your lap or just sit next to you and roll on his back for tickles. He broke his right front leg just above the joint and it has healed a tiny bit crooked but the vet is confident it won’t be an ongoing problem – he just looks a little bit wonky but it’s all part of his charm! He get’s very attached to his ‘human’ and will bark and whine when he sees them leave or return, but he settles very well and is quiet in between and is not people possessive. He is a very happy dog that just wants to love and be loved.” As you can tell, his foster mom loves him very much, but she believes he is ready to find his forever family. If you or someone you know is looking for a pup just like Caesar, look no further and go directly to www.mexpup.com to complete an adoption application. Caesar is ready to travel and we’re hoping he will have a new family waiting to receive him.
Riley (formerly Lalo): Adopted! August 30, 2017
He was wandering alone on the streets and beaches of Zona Romantica in Puerto Vallarta. He followed everyone he met, wagging his tail to get food or attention. He was very friendly and for a number of days everyone assumed he had a person that was just around the corner or just down the beach. As time passed, he remained on the streets and Colette noticed that he didn’t go home with anyone at night. He was sleeping on the beach right near her work and she realized he was sadly another new stray in the neighborhood. She took him in before the ravages of the street harmed him and Lalo’s second chance began. This sweet pup is about 9 months old and weighs 13.5 kilos. This low rider does well with all the dogs in his foster home & likes all the dogs he meets. He loves playing with other dogs & will even play by himself if there is no one ready to have fun. He plays with such joy and abandon…total puppy. Even though Lalo’s legs are quite short, he has amazing speed and loves to run, run and run. He is a very friendly, social pup that loves humans. It is clear that he didn’t have much human play interaction prior to being rescued, so he has a tendency to be mouthy with people when playing. We are working hard to correct this & he is showing lots of improvement, but a home with younger children isn’t a match for him. Lalo pays lots of attention to the cats that he meets, but he hasn’t shown aggression. We think he could be fine with cats, as he seems to want to play with them, but supervised introductions would be necessary. Lalo is a smart pup that wants to please, he just needs a bit more time and guidance to become a great dog. He loves going on walks and is doing better with walking on leash (he can pull and his low to the ground body makes him a bit of a tow truck). This lovely boy is looking for a home that can continue to work with him and help him to become a great adult dog. He would thrive in an active home where he gets lots of walks & adventures, and then comes home to cuddles & couch time. If you or someone you know could be his match, please complete the adoption application found at www.mexpup.com. Lalo is ready for adoption, so please share his album so he can find his family.
Zorro (formerly Flame): Adopted! August 24, 2017
Claudia was out walking her pack when a security guard in the area approached her. He asked her if she was a vet since she had so many dogs. He was new to his work and had been told about a dog left on a roof that was hurt. No one was doing anything for the pup and he was really concerned. The other guards told him that the dog had either been stung by a scorpion or had eaten a snake or maybe had been hit by a car. They weren’t really sure what had happened, but as the dog did not move they had simply abandoned him on a roof. Claudia agreed to help, and he brought her the pup later that day in a box. There was no doubt that this pup was in bad shape, so she immediately got him to the vets so that he could get treatment. He was full of ticks & internal parasites, dehydrated with a high fever, extremely malnourished, had eye infections, and was so weak that he could barely move his head. His legs were so weak that he couldn’t stand. Flame was between 3 to 4 months old and only weighed 3.25 kilos. We believe he is a Belgian Malinois, so he was beyond underweight. His first days were spent with an IV to rehydrate him along with getting various medications for all his issues. Flame then moved into his foster home with Claudia, Enya & their pack. For the first few weeks in foster care, he joined the pack walks riding in a baby stroller. He was too weak to walk, but always wanted to be with his pack so Claudia made it happen (amazing foster mom!). As the days and weeks passed, Flame continued to get stronger and grow. His foster mom says that he is a very smart dog that learns fast. Flame loves playing with toys and the other dogs. He is great with children and has done well with the cats in his foster home. This pup had an incredibly difficult start to his life, but thanks to a kind man & a wonderful rescuer, he got a second chance and has never looked back. We are so excited for Flame to meet his new family and start his next chapter!
Baxter: Adopted! August 24th, 2017
They were running loose on the streets and playing in traffic. They seemed to have no idea they were in danger, but it was a busy street and cars were swerving around them. Grace jumped out of the car and coaxed them to the side of the road and got leashes on them (whew!). Now she had them, but what was she going to do. She already had so many foster dogs along with her own pup. Their first stop was the vets where they could get cleaned up, tested and the beginning of their medical treatment. They were also able to keep them for the night which bought a bit of time to make a plan. She made a few calls, posted about lost dogs, asked a few friends for help and went to visit Baxter and Eric the next day. They were happy, friendly, social pups and healthy enough to get neutered, so she continued on with their medical care hoping for time to find a solution. It turned out friends were sending their foster dog to a new home, so they would be able to foster – great news! Baxter is about 2 years old and weighs 13 kilos. He is a short guy with a lovely personality and crazy cool wiry hair. This friendly pup loves meeting new people, going on walks, and enjoying life. Baxter has done well with the 5 other dogs in his foster home and with dogs he meets when on walks. He has chased a cat, so we won’t call him cat friendly but we do think he could learn to live with a cat. He is leash trained, house trained, and attentive, but he still doesn’t want to “sit” when asked. Baxter enjoys playing, enjoys adventures and enjoys hanging out with his humans. He has been a great dog in his foster home and they think he would do well with most any family. If you or someone you know has been looking for a low rider, Baxter could be just the pup. Please visit www.mexpup.com where you will find an adoption application. Baxter is ready for adoption and now he just needs a bit more of our help to find a forever home. Please share his album!
Penny (formerly Petunia): Adopted! August 3, 2017
We received an email asking for help. Petunia had been rescued and was in a foster home, but she had also been diagnosed with TVT. The treatments aren’t cheap and they needed help in order to get her the care she needed. A few emails were exchanged, Petunia became a MexPup, and then she went to see Dr. Manuel for a checkup and care. We got the phone call that we never want in these situations. The standard tests were done and Petunia tested positive for distemper. The good news is that she is an adult with a developed immune system, and the illness is still in the early stages. The bad news…well, it’s distemper and it doesn’t get much worse than that. We are going to do all we can to help this girl to fight. We will remain focused on the distemper for now and other treatments will wait until she is healthy enough to go through them. Please send a prayer, a thought, some energy or whatever positive thing to can to help her with her battle. Update: Petunia has survived and is healthy and ready for adoption. This sweet gal loves everybody and all dogs and kids. She is a goofy gal that loves her humans. Petunia is doing great in her foster home but its now her chance to find her forever family. Her family will need to be active and outdoorsy so she can experience all that her new life is meant to experience. Petunia loves children so a home with them would be great. Please consider adopting this sweet and loving gal.
Temo: Adopted! July 22, 2017
He was lying down on the street and wasn’t moving. He seemed disoriented, was dehydrated and extremely thin with lots of fleas and ticks. It was clear to Ruth that he was in trouble and needed urgent help. She didn’t wait to sort out a plan or figure out where he would stay, she simply scooped him up and got him to the vets. Thankfully, she saved him in time and we are grateful for that along with all the other times she has stepped in to care for an animal in need. Temo needed fluids and some basic care, but the vet was hopeful with his prognosis. A few months passed, Temo’s health continued to improve and although Ruth tried, no family came forward to claim him. Temo is about 5 to 6 years old and weighs about 20 kilos. He isn’t big, but a tradition thick English Bull dog. Temo does well with other animals, but he certainly likes to get most of the attention. He doesn’t pay attention to cats, so we think he would do fine even though he hasn’t lived with any. Temo is challenged by both fans and car windshield wipers. He doesn’t like either (when they are running), but we are working with him to control his behavior with these two triggers. This guy does well on a leash, but he is low to the ground and quite thick, so can be a puller when he wants to be. This calm guy is looking for a home that will keep him active, but not too active. Because his triggers, we think he would do best in an experienced dog home that will be able help him continue to improve in these areas. Temo is happy, healthy and ready for adoption. If you are interested in having him join your family, you can complete the adoption application found at www.mexpup.com.
Mocha (aka Moka): Adopted! July 19, 2017
They were left at Lupita’s door step. They were tiny puppies that still needed a mom, but there was no mom in site. What would you do in this situation? Well, Lupita took a few days off of work, so she could bottle feed them every couple of hours and give them a chance at life. Their condition was fragile, and she did all she could to keep them safe. They were being quarantined from the other dogs in the home as a precaution until one day when Lupita left her bedroom door open by accident. When she returned the little pups were gone. She found them shortly thereafter cuddled in a ball and sleeping next to her dogs Jacob & Mantequilla. They had adopted the little fur balls and began helping in their process of healing. Moyo & Moka continued to improve and were finally able to be vaccinated & receive all the other care needed prior to adoption. Moka is a happy female pup that is quite friendly. Shee loves playing with other dogs and does well with children. We are excited that Moyo has a wonderful family waiting to adopt her!
Bobby: Adopted! June 28th, 2017
What would you do if you were young, alone, hungry and scared? Well, if you are Bobby you find a wonderful pack of dogs to follow home, and charm the pants off of the humans they are with, so you get to stay. When Michelle and Andres were walking with their pack, Bobby decided to join them. He followed them all the way home, a long way from the market area where he usually lived. Bobby was ready to be rescued, and knew this was his chance. Underweight and very dirty, but otherwise healthy, Bobby didn’t take long to settle in to his new foster home. Bobby is approximately 1 year old and weighs 15kg. He is very energetic and is a great running, hiking, and biking buddy for an active family. Once he has had his daily exercise, Bobby is happy to cuddle for the rest of the day. Bobby gets along well with other dogs once he meets them, but needs a strong leader to ensure that he continues to develop good social skills. He has shown some interest in cats, but with patience and supervision is learning that they aren't toys to be chased. Bobby is very smart, knows many tricks and wants to please. Are you looking for a great companion to keep you active and to fill your life with fun and snuggles? If so, then Bobby is the dog for you! Please submit an adoption application found on our website www.mexpup.com and contact our adoption coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maxxa: Adopted! June 10, 2017
Kristina was in PV on vacation when she saw two dogs in a vacant lot that were tied together. Any abandoned dog has it tough, but being tied to another animal with a rope makes survival much more difficult and the risk of injury much greater. Kristina got them food & water, and started trying to find a solution. She reached out to MexPup and we went to work to rescue these dogs together. Unbelievably, we got another email the same day from Tania telling us about 2 dogs that she had just rescued. They had been tied together in a lot. She was able to get them to a vet, but needed help with the next steps of the process. We sent the photos we received and thankfully Kristina confirmed that the two dogs she wanted to help, were the two dogs that Tania had found. Everyone contributed what they could, everyone participated, and this gave Maxxa & Betsy a chance. They were provided the medical tests & care needed, and then went into foster homes to begin the process of starting a new life. We believe they are sisters, but realized they needed to be separated to gain confidence and have that best chance at a bright future. Maxxa is about 2 years old and weighs 20 kilos. This sweet girl is a bit shy with new people and in new situations, but with time she gains her confidence. Maxxa now loves car rides, but can be hesitant to enter new cars, so might need encouragement in the beginning. She is a fan of walks, can pull a bit to use her nose for exploration, does well seeing other dogs on leash, but is concerned when seeing other dogs that are off leash. She corrects easily and simply needs reassurance that her person has everything under control. Maxxa is a quick study and very smart. She will thrive with a family that engages her in everyday exploring and keeps her active. Maxxa has met a few kids and does well, but isn’t totally comfortable with the unpredictable movements of toddlers. She has shown interest in cats, but we think in the right home, with the right training, she could be ok living with them. It would take some work, but this beauty is certainly worth it. Maxxa loves to run and corners like a Ferrari, so she would make an amazing running partner or adventure buddy. She is happy, healthy and ready for adoption…could she be a match for you or someone you know? If so, please submit an application which can be found at www.mexpup.com or you can contact our adoption coordinator at email@example.com. Maxxa was abandoned, but that is in her past. Her future is so bright and we hope you want to be the one to help her shine.
Neo: Adopted! May 6, 2017
He is just a small pup and he ended up at the acopio (local pound). Why was he there? We don’t actually know. What we knew was that he was blind, seemingly completely blind in one eye and almost fully in the other as well. At only 2-3 months old, his chances for survival in a shelter were low. He was so desperate for human contact and our hearts melted when we met him. Not surprisingly, we acknowledged that he needed help and that we were going to provide it. Fostering a blind puppy isn’t easy, but one foster home had experience and were ready to take him in. Then, we hit the first bump in the road. This little guy tested positive for parvo, which meant that he needed to remain at the vet clinic to get the care and treatments needed to save his life. Thankfully, another Mexpup named Dio had recently survived parvo, so he was able to donate blood to help little Neo with his battle. This little guy is a lover. He craves attention and is so happy when he gets it. Neo is doing well and continues his battle with this deadly disease. He is just a little guy and so deserves a chance at a real life. We told him we would be there for him no matter what. He is getting the best care available and we are hopeful that he will beat parvo just the way that Dio did. Please consider helping us with his vet bills. They will mount up over time and we need your help to take in dogs like Neo and others that have no other place to turn. You can send a donation from Canada via e-transfer to Karen@mexpup.com, in Puerto Vallarta you can make donations directly at Sabuesos with Dr. Paco or at Mascotas with Dr. Manuel, from everywhere else, you can use our paypal link found at www.mexpup.com. Neo isn’t alone. We tell him every day that he has a massive group of MexPuppers that will send him love and support. We remain very hopeful about his future.
Frida: Adopted! April 29th, 2017
Imagine being on the street without being able to move. Probably in pain, and scared to death, unable to protect yourself. Luckily for Frida, there are kind humans who help those who cannot help themselves. When Daniel saw Frida, he didn't think about leaving her, he didn't think that he already had many dogs in his home, he didn't think about anything but helping. And that's what he did. Frida is currently paralyzed in her back legs. The good news is that after an extensive revision by an orthopedic vet, there is no damage to her hips, and her legs are not broken. The bad news is that it appears that she was hit on the back, and there is damage to her spine. There is hope that Frida will walk again, and before rushing into surgery, she is being treated with acupuncture and swim therapy. Frida is about 10 months old, and currently weighs about 16kg. We will learn more details about her personality as Frida recovers. For now we are focused on helping Frida know that she is very loved, and that we will be with her for every part of her recovery. If you would like to donate from Canada towards Frida's recovery, please go to www.mexpup.com, or you can e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are in PV, please take donations to Dr. Peña at Veterinaria Mascotas Puerto Vallarta, or Dr. Paco at Clínica Veterinaria Sabuesos. Thank-you!
Ranger: Adopted! April 18, 2017
Joanne was on holiday with a plan to volunteer at the annual MexPup fundraiser. She not only gave her time, but she brought something special from home to donate as a silent auction item. The event was a success, her contribution was appreciated, and her plan was to continue volunteering daily by spending time with some dogs in care that were too sick to leave the vet clinic. The day after the event when she returned to her hotel after a day exploring the town, everything changed. She saw a woman at the front desk with a dog that she had rescued from the street that evening. The employee couldn’t keep the dog with her at work, but she didn’t want to put him back on the street and into the danger. Joanne didn’t hesitate to take the dog in and give him a safe place to begin his recovery. Emails were sent, plans were made, the pup went to the vet, and Joanne offered to foster him during her vacation (yea Joanne!). The pup arrived at the vet with loads of fleas, a skin infection, an injury to his paw, and hungry. He needed medical treatment, a safe place to live, and love…thanks to Joanne, he had all of those things. Ranger is about 1-2 years old and weighs 5.5. kilos. He is a lovely little guy that thinks he is a big dog. He does well once introduced to new dogs, but he can be a bit leash reactive with new dogs. He simply needs more confidence and to learn that life in care is different than life on the streets. Based on his size, he is easy to control but he needs a family that will continue to teach him to be calm on leash when meeting other dogs. He does great with all 6 dogs in his foster home (large or small, young or old). He occasionally tries to be in charge, but takes correct well from both the other dogs in the home and the humans. Ranger is a sweet boy that loves cuddles and being with his humans. He is thriving in his foster home, loves having people, and loves playing with other dogs. This funny pup loves being a lap dog, but he also needs a family that understands little dogs that think they are big dogs. Ranger is happy, healthy and ready for a family to call his own. If you think Ranger could be your new family member, please complete the adoption application found at www.mexpup.com, or simply share his album so his new family can be found.
Zulu: Adopted! April 1, 2017
He was living in the school yard. He was shy and uncertain about humans. He did great with all the dogs and was an older pup, but life on the streets is hard. Karla was able to catch him one day as he came into their garage – jackpot! Zulu is just under 1 year old and weighs about 15 kilos. He is a very sweet dog. According to his foster home, “he freaked out the first time I placed a leash on him. He is now fantastic” (gotta love foster homes and all the love & work they put into helping the dogs on their journey to a new life). Zulu gets along well with all the dogs in his foster home & he is fine with the cats. He will chase the cats but not aggressively. He loves his toys and is willing to share them. He does well with children and really great with adolescents. Zulu is just a big softy that goes with the flow. We think he will do well in most home settings, but he does need a yard, others dogs preferable, and an active family. He just wants a family that will love him and it’s exactly what we want for him. This lovely boy is ready for adoption.
Max: Adopted! March 12th, 2017
stHe was found on the streets with many open wounds on his body and in serious need of medical attention. The guess is that someone threw hot oil on him (This happens at some restaurants & meat shops when they don’t want dogs hanging around. It is a cruel practice and one that must stop.). In addition to the wounds, he was covered in fleas, was too skinny, had too many parasites along with blood work that showed he needed treatment for some of the regular street dog issues. His rescuer got him into vet care with Dr. Manuel at Mascotas, but that was as far as the plan went. Once healthy, Dr. Manuel asked if we might be able to help Max find an adoptive family and we were happy to say yes. Max is about 2.5 years old and weighs 22 kilos. He had a tough life on the streets, so he needs a human that he can trust to protect him and bond to him. Max is a very loyal dog and sincerely loves kids. He can be protective of his people, but only if given the chance. Max LOVES going to the dog parks to play with all his new friends. Mas has no leash reactivity, and greets dogs just fine. Max likes to wander, so a fenced yard is a must for him, and off leash - a long line as he roams. Having really good recall and a strong bond with his humans will be great for Max. Max really loves all people, but he is not keen on cats so a home without them is best. He’s learning basic obedience in his foster home and doing great. Max is very smart and loves to work. His foster home is having him PATS therapy dog tested as Max needs a job and being with people is what he loves. He’s calm and snuggly, melts into you on the couch, and would thrive in a family that is active with experienced dog owners that can continue his wonderful path to being a superb dog. Max’s ideal home would have a yard for him to roam and an active family to take him hiking and running. If you are interested in adopting Max, please visit www.mexpup.com where you will find the adoption application, or please share his album so that his new family can find him and apply.
Chester: Adopted! March 5, 2017
Chester was very sick. He was bleeding from his nose, reeked of infection and had a mass on his face, but he wasn’t receiving care. His owner wasn’t able to provide any. They went to Esme & Daniel asking if they could help him. This lovely family said yes to fostering and Chester became a MexPup. He needed chemo for the tumor and care. It took time, but all the hard work and love paid off! Chester was rid of the tumor (love those negative biopsies!) and he was given medical clearance. This lovely boy could now be adopted and have a great life. Chester is about 2 years old and weighs 17 kilos. This sweet dog is full of love. He does well with the other dogs in his foster home and is ok with the cats. Chester LOVES to run, so his recall when off leash isn’t great. He loves going for walks and exploring everything he can. He loves to play and is a social pup. Chester is a great pup that fought hard to get a second chance. Let’s find him the great home that he deserves.
Luna (formerly Stella): Adopted! February 25, 2017
Ted and Brischa, and the LADRA crew are constantly helping dogs in need. When they were driving home one day, they saw a skinny, young pup begging for food at a taco stand. The other thing that got their attention was that people were being unkind and trying to get the puppy to go away. When they stopped to help, the little dog, now named Stella was very willing to accept their offer of food and come home with them. Stella is a clever girl, and new a good thing when she saw it! Food, a car ride and loving people. What could be better?! Stella was very skinny upon rescue and was taken to the vet immediately. She had the usual infections found in street dogs, and was put on antibiotic treatment. Stella's main challenge was a urinary tract infection which caused some incontinence, but she has responded well to treatment for this issue. Stella quickly began to feel better and settle into her new foster home. She enjoys being with other dogs once she gets to know them, although she is still learning to monitor the amount of strength she uses when playing with other dogs, especially small ones. She is learning to walk on leash and is learning to trust that no one will ever be unkind to her again. Stella needs a strong but patient leader who is willing to continue guiding her and training her to be the best dog she can be. If you think you are this leader, please contact Mexpup, or share Stella's album to help her find the perfect family.
Mitzy: Adopted! February 21, 2017
Mitzy was rescued by a young girl named Renata and her family. They saw that Mitzy wasn't being treated well, and wanted to help. Mitzy loves kids of all ages, is living with Renata who is 12 and her rescuer. Mitzy lives with cats and other dogs and does great with everyone and everything. Mitzy is loving life off the streets and is thriving in care. She lives with 6 dogs and is a social butterfly. Mitzy requires a breed knowledgeable home so she can be the best girl she can be. Mitzy loves going for walks, is great off leash, and loves the beach and hiking. Mitzy is currently 4 years old and 17kg. Mitzy is an active girl, who also likes to sleep on the sofa and hang about with her people. She bonds quickly and will be very faithful and loyal. Is Mitzy the family member you have been looking for?
Pili: Adopted! February 22, 2017
Ruth saw two puppies on the road. They were only a few months old and were at risk of being run over. She knew they needed help, so she stopped, loaded them into her car, and got them to the vets. They were both full of fleas, ticks and had bloated stomachs (very common with puppies full of parasites). The bad news was that Pili also had parvo. Thankfully, she responded to treatment and after 2 weeks in care at the vets, she was able to go to her foster home. Ruth found a home for Pili’s sister and asked MexPup if we could help find a home for Pili. Ruth is always on the front lines taking in animals, getting them healthy and finding them homes. Helping her with Pili was the least we could do. Pili is about a year old and weighs 17 kilos. She is a bit shy around new people, but warms up once she feels confident. Pili has done well with the other dogs in her foster home. She is still a little nervous on walks, but continues to learn and improve. Pili loves cuddling with her people and thinks that sleeping in bed is something all dogs should experience. She is still just a puppy, so will need a family that will continue to work with her so she can become a great adult dog. We are so excited that Pili is happy, healthy and ready for adoption. We can’t wait to find her a loving family.
Lucy (formerly Amber): Adopted! February 14, 2017
Livia and Sharon were on their way to Purr Project (a cat rescue shelter just outside of Puerto Vallarta) when they saw a small pup in the middle of the road. She had almost been run over by several cars and clearly wasn’t street savvy. They knew they couldn’t leave her, so they got her to safety and then asked “now what”? Compassionate people help – whether “cat” people or “dog” people – they do what it takes when help is needed. Medical treatment was started, a foster home was found, and then we were asked if MexPup could help find the pup a forever home. Amber is about 9 months old and weighs 9 kilos. This sweet girl has done well with all the other dogs in her foster home. She can be timid with new dogs when first meeting them, but after a proper introduction and a bit of time, she does just fine. Amber is a bit shy with strangers and with people that approach her from behind. She usually gets over it quickly and continues to improve as she has more time in care. Amber hasn’t lived with cats, but she pays no attention to the ones she has met. This adorable pup is happy, healthy and ready for adoption. Amber is still young, so will need guidance to become a great adult dog. We think she will do best with an experienced, confident dog owner that will help her to gain the confidence she needs. If you think this lovely girl could be the new family member you are looking for, please complete the adoption application which can be found at www.mexpup.com, or share her album so her new family can find her.
Pesos (Formerly Balcon): Adopted! February 17th, 2017
Colette received a call from one of the Colina Spay & Neuter clinic volunteers. She had found a dog on the streets who was scruffy, thin and scared. She asked all her neighbors if he belonged to anyone or if they knew who he was, and they all said no. She wasn’t allowed to keep him in her apartment, but got a concession to have him on her balcony until other arrangements could be made. She got him to the vets and once he was cleared from all the really bad stuff, he was moved to Colette’s to be fostered. Balcon is about 2 to 3 years old and weighs 10 kilos. He is a very good boys that really likes car rides. Balcon is quite smart, learning commands very quickly. He is unfazed by cats and dogs that he meets on walks. He enjoys playing, loves walks, and is a confident pup. He barks a bit when left home alone, but calms down quickly. Balcon is a well-balanced dog that is friendly and energetic. Balcon looks like a pure-bred schnauzer, but we can’t confirm that he is (and if he isn’t, he is certainly very close to one). This lovely guy is happy, healthy, and ready to find his forever home. If you would like him to be your newest family member, please complete an application which can be found at www.mexpup.com on the adoption process page, or simply help him by sharing his album so his new family can find him.
Luna (formerly Alma): Adopted! February 5th, 2017
She was tied up in front of the Walmart. When Vicki first saw her, she figured her people were shopping and would be out to get her shortly. The next day when the pup was still there in the same spot, she knew there was a problem. She untied her and got her into care – yea Vicki! Alma is about 10 months old and weighs 20 kilos. She is a very loving and energetic puppy. Alma loves excitement and adventure, so we are still working on her recall. She loves all other dogs and just wants to play, play, play! Alma is a water-loving dog to a degree we’ve never seen before. She loves the beach, rivers, pools…anyplace she can get wet is a place she loves. Alma hasn’t tried to hurt cats, but she does like to chase them. The cats in her foster home were dog savvy, so it wasn’t a problem, but she could upset older cats that just want to be left alone. This sweet girl loves everyone she meets and is quite social. Alma didn’t have a great start, but she hasn’t let that impact her. She only wants a family to love and a place to call home. If you think Alma is a match for you, please complete an adoption application which can be found at www.mexpup.com. This adorable pup is ready for adoption and we would love for her to find her forever family.
Sophia: Adopted! February 4, 2017
She had a family. She was an outside dog, but she was friendly and seemed happy. Michael & Carmen live in the neighborhood and one day realized they hadn’t seen her for a while. They figured the family had moved or the pup had gone to live someplace else. Some time passed and then they saw her. She was in really bad shape. They got her food & water, and immediately contacted us. When we saw the photos and heard the story, we knew we needed to take action quickly. She was easy to find since she is barely able to walk. She is the worst case of tick infestation we have ever seen (and that is saying something). We offered her some food (she didn’t want to eat), we told her we were going to take care of her, we wrapped her in a towel, and we rushed her to the vets. She was placed in half of a crate for the trip to the vet office and the ticks were literally falling off of her by the dozens. Her white blood cells are through the roof and her red blood cells have bottomed out, so a blood transfusion was needed and needed quickly. Thankfully, Sofie (another rescue dog) was up to the task and her awesome parents were more than happy to get her to the vets quickly (hurray Ted & Brischa!). We decided that since she was getting Sofie’s blood, that our newest rescue would be called Sophia. We spent a few hours starting the task of tick removal (it will take days) and we talked to her about her new life. We told her to be strong and to fight. We promised her that she would never be forgotten again. We told her that many people would be praying for her and that she would never return to the horrible place where she was found. Please send all the positive energy and prayers you can to this girl, she needs all that she can get. We believe Sophia is about 1 to 1.5 years old and she weighs about 12 kilos. She is currently resting while getting the care (blood and then IV solution) that she so desperately needs. The first 24 to 48 hours are critical. We will keep you posted as we learn more. Please consider making a donation to her care (if in Canada an email transfer to Karen@mexpup.com, if in Puerto Vallarta you can make donations with Dr. Pena at Mascotas or with Dr. Paco at Sabuesos, if anywhere else you can use the paypal link found on our website at www.mexpup.com). Sophia is now a MexPup and we will do all we can to help her.
Gracie (Formerly Merlot): Adopted! February 4, 2017
Jane & Linda contacted MexPup prior to their holiday to PV and coordinated not only bringing down needed supplies, but also being Guardian Angels, flying 3 dogs to their new country. They were on a tour to Yelapa when they saw a small pup with only one eye that was in great need. As they were with a tour group, there wasn’t anything they could do at that moment, but they sent us a note and asked for help. A few people tried to find the pup, but they were unsuccessful. Then we received a plea for help about another dog in the same area that was also in great need. So a day trip to Yelapa was organized and the search was on. Amazingly, after lots of effort, the two dogs were found. They were both in really bad shape and after some negotiations, found themselves on a boat to PV to get the care and love they both clearly needed. Merlot, a poodle/Tibetan terrier mix, is just a little girl that should be white, but looked more dirty orange brown when rescued. She is skinny, had very matted fur, tested positive for ehrlichia (a tick born disease that is treatable) and is in rough shape. Merlot likely had a family (or at least someone that tried to help her) at some point as she previously had surgery to remove or repair a damaged eye. The one eyed girl is very sweet and is so happy to love on everyone that wants to help her. The MexPup bank account is empty, as we have had numerous tough and costly cases over the past months. We need your help for Merlot and all the others in care. Please consider making a donation so that we can continue to help dogs like Merlot (from Canada you can do an e-transfer to Karen@mexpup.com, from the US or other locations you can use the PayPal link found at www.mexpup.com, from Puerto Vallarta you can make a donation directly with Dr. Manuel at Mascotas or Dr. Paco at Sabuesos). We greatly appreciate your help and we know that Merlot and all the other pups do too!
Zoe (formerly Raquel): Adopted! January 28, 2017
If you own a dog, you likely take it to the park to play. Sometimes there are other dogs to play with, and sometimes there is another dog to help. Unfortunately, Raquel was abandoned at a park. Fortunately it was a park where lots of owners bring their dogs to play. When Hector saw Raquel alone, suffering from mange, covered in ticks, and very nervous, he knew he needed to help. Raquel is approximately 1 and a half years old and weighs 20kg. She is recovering well from mange and is also being treated for tick borne diseases. As she spends time in her foster home, her confidence is improving. Raquel enjoys being with other dogs and loves people. She is still nervous when hearing loud noises such as thunder and fireworks, but little by little she is learning that she is safe and will never be abandoned again. Please share Raquel's story to help her find her forever family. Adopted!
Cooms (formerly Kuma): Adopted! January 1, 2017
She had been living under a car with her puppies 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 2 pups. Brischa & Ted took one of the pups into foster while Colette took in the momma and the other pup. Her vet exam revealed the regular medical issues that most stray dogs have, but she also had an infection in her foot. After a bit of time and the proper medication, this sweet girl was good as new. Kuma is around 2 years old (some think closer to 1 while others say just over 2) and weighs 13.5 kilos. She is a very outgoing, happy pup. Kuma is quite confident, can be a bit strong willed, loves to play, and does well with other dogs. She can be snappy with other dogs as she is fearful. A handler that can help her with this is best. She can play a bit strong, so does best with other dogs that are playful. Kuma is currently in a foster home with a cat. She can be overly interested, but isn’t aggressive and a water bottle works well to remind her of her manners. If adopted into a home with a cat, we believe a tolerant feline would be best. Kuma loves going for walks, but can pull a bit on leash. She definitely believes that couches and beds are intended for humans and their pets, so don’t be surprised when you find her lounging about. Kuma needs a home that can help her with her fear and trust issues with humans. Shes timid and shy, so she must be allowed to approach on her own. Kuma is also very sweet and loves to give and receive love from her humans. This great pup is in a Victoria foster home and is looking for her forever home. Kuma is well trained in obedience, she just needs time to learn that not all things are scary. If you or anyone you know would make a great forever family for Kuma, please complete the adoption application which can be found at www.mexpup.com or send an email to Trysha@mexpup.com, our adoption coordinator.
Bailey's adoption story
Happily Ever After:
2 years ago Bailey came to live with me over on Wilkinson rd. and I now wonder how did I ever got on without her. She is a great companion, quiet and still quite shy but very obedient and kind to people and other dogs. She has become a great running companion. We regularly go for a couple of 2 to 3 hour runs a week plus usually 3 walks a day, most off leash. She has had no health problems and has developed a slim muscular build. My friends usually call us "Bailey and her faithful companion" and my 2 year old grandson loves her. Thank you for putting the 2 of us together.
Des and Bailey
Sultan: Loved & Cherished!
Sultan arrived in BC, Canada to the life that he always deserved. He loved his pack and his humans. Sultan often gets to work in the vineyards with his mom and it is some of their favorite time together...just the two of them enjoying life and living to the fullest. We simply couldn't be happier that this once discarded dog is now loved and valued.