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.
Moyo: Adopted! August 23, 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. Moyo is a happy male pup that is a bit shy and submissive. He loves playing with other dogs and does well with children. We are excited that Moyo has a wonderful family waiting to adopt 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.