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Rizzo: Adopted! 2020
UPDATE: Rizzo has made a full recovery from emergency surgery and is ready to start the search for his forever home ! Rizzo would prefer to be the only dog in his home, or be in a home with another dog who prefers their space and isn’t super playful with him. He doesn't quite play with other dogs, but does need to continually be socialized with them. He loves to snuggle, & is fantastic on and off leash. He will chase his foster moms cats, but not to hurt them, so a home without cats would be best as he would likely stress a cat out. He is not suited to condo living as he does bark when left alone. He is a very active boy who loves adventures. He does 10km hikes with his foster mom no problem ! He cannot have any toys that are fluffy, he is a destroyer of toys so hard balls & rubber toys only. Rizzo does needs an experienced dog family as he can sometimes resource guard his humans, toys and food if he is allowed to, and needs people who know how to correct him when he isn’t being the best boy he can be ! He has a sensitive stomach so he is currently on Royal Canine Sensitive stomach with pumpkin added in and a tablespoon of canned ultra turkey, salmon and duck pate. Rizzo is not a human social butterfly, he bonds to his person and is quite indifferent to strangers. His foster mom never forces him to interact with humans unless he chooses to. He is not aggressive to other humans or larger dogs, as his foster helped him overcome this, he simply ignores them. If they get in his face he will correct them and tell them off but that is it. Rizzo just simply likes his personal bubble ! He barks when people come in the house, all his foster mom says is Rizzo no barking and he stops. His foster mom loves him dearly, he truly is an amazing pup who just needs a bit of proper guidance, and the he flourishes ! If you or someone you know could be a match for Rizzo you can apply at mexpup.com !
Rizzo is going into emergency surgery in Victoria, BC. He is being fostered in Victoria, BC and his foster mom noticed that something seemed wrong this morning. After exams and tests, it seems that Rizzo has a bowel obstruction and he is going for surgery right now - Friday night in the middle of the holiday season. First, please send all your love, prayers and energy to Rizzo and the medical team that is working on him. Second, please consider making a donation to help cover the cost of his surgery and recovery. We are in no position for a X thousand dollar bill, but that is what it will be. You can donate via simple etransfers in Canada to Karen@mexpup.com or via our paypal link which can be found on our website www.mexpup.com. We would really appreciate your support.
Original Post:Rizzo is another sad case of a family pet cast out and abandoned. A lovely local lady found Rizzo and because he is so beautiful and appears to be a pedigree dachshund she figured he must have an owner and be lost! She tirelessly posted about him on social media, put up posters in her area, and asked everyone around for a couple of weeks, but to no avail! Then she reached out for help and Rizzo came to us!
He is probably around 3 years old and 12kg. Rizzo has great stamina considering his stumpy legs and loves long walks and even the occasional jog. He’ll even go get his own leash and politely come and ask you to take him for a walk! Is that not the cutest thing ever?! He is super food motivated and has no leash aggression whatsoever, he couldn't care less about passing other dogs on walks. Rizzo is a pretty chill dude who loves adults, kids and doesn't care about traffic or loud noises. He is a big fan of roadtrips in the car and sticking his head out the window to get all of the smells. Rizzo coexists peacefully with the majority of the dogs in his foster home, he loves puppies, females and submissive males but he is a little sensitive to large dominant males standing over him. Maybe 1 out of every 10 large males he doesn't like. He also does not like cats and will try to chase them.
Rizzo has a potential flight to Vancouver, BC on the 15th of August and is still looking for his furever home! If you love this beautiful brown velvet Dachshund as much as we do and can give him the home he deserves, please fill in an application which can be found at www.mexpup.com.
Catrina: Adopted! April 25th, 2020
Calling all puppy lovers ! Hi I’m Catrina, I know you've all been waiting for me so I won't make you wait any longer!
A nice lady found me and asked my foster Claudia to help make me healthy so I could find a forever home.
I was found on the street, was very skinny and had some ticks and fleas, but in no time I became a healthy puppy and now I’m ready for a home to call my own.
Right now I am 5 months old, I weigh 9kg and am likely a lab mix. I will probably grow to be about medium sized
Why don’t I start my telling you the things that aren’t great about me… oh wait, there’s none !!
I am a super special little girl. I love all people, big, small, boy, girl, little people are especially cool because they like to play play play with me !
I like other dogs a lot and even like cats which I'm told is pretty cool !
I am left for a couple hours a day and do just fine. I walk good and leash for a young girl, and I'm even pretty good at knowing where I should and shouldn’t go to the bathroom. Cool huh ?!
Right now I have lots of energy and love to play, I will likely be a medium- high energy girl.
OH and I can’t forget ! I LOVE TO CUDDLE, more than anything in the whole world!!
Soon I will be fostered in this place called Edmonton, Alberta.
My ideal family would be people who are active and would take me on walks and hikes all the time. Some kids would be pretty cool too since I know they would always play with me !! I would really love another dog sibling or maybe even a cat but it is not an absolute must. As long as my new people are active and LOVE to cuddle then I will be one HAPPY girl !
Think I would complete your family ? You can apply to adopt me on mexpup.com or email email@example.com
Tank: Adopted! April 24th, 2020
Update 11/13/2019: Tank is doing great in his foster home and is healthy, happy and ready to find a home of his own. This big dude does great with the dogs in his foster home and with most dogs that he has met on walks. He hasn't reacted when others have jumped at him, but we are always thoughtful about his introductions since he is large and has a strike against him (through no fault of his own) due to the prejudice some have against the breed. Tank loves humans and his only challenge is that he isn't always aware of his size when greeting people. He has shown strong prey drive towards cats, so we don't think he would be a match for a family cats, chickens, or other small animals in the home. We believe his is around 5 years old, but he still acts like a puppy on a regular basis. Tank is now about 28 kilos, walks well on a leash (can still occasionally pull), and enjoys life to the fullest. If you think you could be a match for this gentle giant, please complete and adoption application found at www.mexpup.com or simply share his album to help us find him his forever home.
Ivan saw a dog that was clearly in need of help. He was skin and bones. They got some food and water for him, and then started working on a plan. When he went back the next day to get the dog, he didn’t find him immediately and so started asking around to see if anyone knew where he was. Ivan was directed to a home and the big boy was there. It turns out that the pup had a family, but they had decided they didn’t want the dog anymore. They stopped feeding him and put him out on the street. They said that he kept returning to their home, but they didn’t want him and wouldn’t take him in (insert choice words here). Sadly, that was the only home that Tank knew, and he didn’t understand that he was no longer welcome. He wandered the neighborhood but didn’t stray far in his search for food. That is the why and how of his starvation. Seriously, I don’t understand some humans. They were happy that Ivan was going to take him (yea for Ivan!!!) and that is how Tank came into care. This big dude is extremely underweight (and he still weighs a bit over 20 kilos) along with being in treatment for the regular issues. Thankfully, he tested negative for all the really bad stuff. Tank needs food (lots of it), medicine, love and care. He is a great dog with a lovely temperament who is thriving in his foster home. Eventually, Tank will be looking for a forever home, but for now he needs your support. Send some love, energy, prayers and, if you’re able, please make a donation to Tank’s medical and food bills. MexPup is always in need of help whether it’s for Tank or for any the others. If you’re in Puerto Vallarta, you can leave a donation at Sabuesos (with Dr. Paco or Dr. Eva) or at Mascotas (with Dr. Manuel or Dr. Tere). If you’re in Canada, you can send an etransfer to Karen@mexpup.com. If you’re anywhere else, you can find our paypal link on our website at www.mexpup.com. We are grateful that Tank will now have a second chance at a great life and know that all the MexPuppers will be there to support him on his journey.
Wero (little): Adopted! April 19th, 2020
Hola ! My name is Wero, they call me little Wero because I’m told there’s a bigger guy who has the same name as me !
The lady who rescued me found me right outside her house. Talk about the right place at the right time! She said I was clean and overall healthy, just a little skinny but I’ve gained weight since.
I am a pug mix and I weigh 8 kg and am around 1 year old.
I love all people big or small, boy or girl. I am very good with playing with little people and I like to be active so I love it when they play with me!
I used to live with a bunch of other dogs and I get along great with them all. I also play great with all the cats. I would love another furry sibling if possible but its not an absolute must, mostly I just want a great family who will care for me, cuddle me, play with me, and most of all love me FOREVER !!
I just got to this cool country called Canada and am in a foster home in Vancouver !
At night I sleep in a little house with some of my other dog friends. I am good on leash and pretty much already know where I should and shouldn’t go potty so you won’t have to teach me too much about that ! I am left alone for a couple hours a day with the other dogs and I behave well.
Overall I’m really quite and easygoing little guy. And I’m SUPER cute, bonus right !?
Think I would make a great addition to your family ? Then please submit an application at mexpup.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Tilda (Formerly Sahara): Adopted! April 8th, 2020
Hey I am Sahara but my foster family likes to call me Zaza. I am a female mini lab mix of some kind but I am only about 10kg and haven’t grown much in a long time. I have been living in a foster home for a few months but now I am ready to find my furever home! I was found soaking wet, scared and all alone in a ditch after I was washed down the road during heavy rain. Luckily some kind women took me in and found my foster family who have helped me since. I am getting good at walking and I am especially good off leash because of how much I loooove food! Food really helps me when it comes to training, I’ll do anything for a bit of kibble. Sometimes I can get a bit nervous when I see a new dog so my foster family is helping me to greet better but I am improving all the time. My potty training is going well too! I love to snuggle, especially at night but I am also happy to go off and play with my puppy friends. I still have a lot to learn but I am young and one day will be a great doggy companion! I would love a family with another dog and where I don't have to be left alone for very long as this makes me pretty sad. I am still a puppy with lots of energy so a family that has time for fun walkies and training would be great! I hope to find my perfect family soon as I have a lot of love and licks to give!
Mr Goat: Adopted! April 2nd, 2020
We received some shocking photos of Mr Goat at just several weeks old, tummy horribly distended, crusty eyed, patchy fur and so weak his spindly little legs could barely hold his weight up. A lovely local sent us the aforementioned pictures and asked us to help, although she only knew his rough location. There was something in his eyes that made us rush straight over and we searched every street of the colonia until we finally recognized a certain concrete block that could be seen in the original picture we were sent. It took probably 3 hours of searching before we found him, and since then we have poured every ounce of love and hope into him. He was extremely lethargic, filthy, covered in fleas and ticks, and had the most bloated tummy we have seen in a long time! Turns out his kidney and spleen were EXTREMELY and dangerously enlarged, he was so riddled with parasites that his organs had started to give in, and his bloodwork showed terrifying results! Tick-bourne (but extremely treatable) disease Ehrlichia had left him unable to retain nutrients from the small amounts of food he was managing to find, and he was so anemic his gums were see through instead of pink. And on top of all this: a bacterial infection causing awful diarrhea, so he was also very dehydrated! With a whole host of vitamins, supplements, meds, great food, and plain old cuddles, Mr Goat began to thrive!
Here is what Mr Goat has to say about himself!
“I am a little bit of a nervous boy and need a proper introduction when I meet new people. I live with my foster family in Vancouver, BC. I have a foster mom and dad and they have a boy who is 16. They also have 3 dogs, two chihuahuas and a big rottweiler guy. When I first came to my foster I was really nervous to meet everyone, especially the men and the dogs, but my foster mom helped properly introduce me to everyone which helped a lot. Since then I have improved so much and I love playing with all my foster siblings. When my foster parents daughters come to visit us they bring their dogs as well, and I get along great with all of them. I like women much more than men, but once I really get to know a man then I like them too. I will bark at men when I see them, even if I have met them a couple times, so I just need help being reminded that they are okay.
I have beautiful green eyes, beige fur with a white belly, and weigh 14 kilos. My fosters think that I may have some weimaraner or catahoula shepherd in me. What do you think? I am fully potty trained and crate trained. I like my crate because I get food or treats every time I go in it ! When my foster family goes out they usually crate me. I haven’t shown to be destructive, but I like having space and they worry that if the other dogs bother me while they are not home, I might get upset. Sometimes if they aren’t gone for too long they will leave me loose with my rottweiler brother and I am okay. I would have to properly get to know a dog before being left alone with them for long periods of time I know my name very well and I usually come when I am called. I know how to sit and I almost know how to lie down. I even wait for my food until my foster mom says OK. I don't like when the other dogs come near me when I have my food and I will growl at them and sometimes try to nip then. My foster mom is working on this, and makes sure to not feed me too close to the other dogs. I am a medium energy boy. I like going on walks and I do pretty good at the dog park after the initial greet, which we are still working on. I do like having my relax time, but I also love to cuddle with my foster mom and sisters. I currently sleep in my foster parents room on my own bed, and I sleep through the whole night without waking up until they do. My foster family thinks that it's very important for me to go to a home that has a man in it so that I can continue to work on being comfortable with them. A home who has dog experience is a must. I am a very smart boy and sometimes I like to try to be the boss so I need a home who will constantly work on my training. They believe that I could excel in a mental discipline such as learning different commands and tricks or even competing in agility at some point in the future. They also think that the ideal home for me would have no young kids, as I can sometimes get protective of my food and toys, and like having some alone time. A family with teenagers who are dog savvy would be okay. I have never been around cats but I have seen a couple before. My foster family thinks that it's possible that I would be okay with a cat who gives me my space, but I haven't been around cats for a while so they would like to test this out again before deciding. My foster family thinks I would do well in a home with perhaps one other, well adjusted, older dog that would enjoy having a younger playmate but that could also be a bridge between my known and unknown worlds. I am equally good with both female and male dogs, but a male dog that is too dominant may not be best suited for me. I am a very special extremely smart boy who is improving every single day, and I hope my perfect people can find me and help me be the best boy that I can be!”
EMA: Adopted! April 2nd, 2020
Hi my name is Ema ! I was the puppy of my old owners female dog, who surrendered me because he couldn't keep me anymore for some reason. When he surrendered me I was clean and healthy. I like people, both men and women and even like little people, as long as they are calm and respect my space when I need it. Right now I live with a two year old in my foster home. When people come to visit I bark at them at first but then once I know they're okay I am sooo excited to meet them. I wouldn’t mind being your only furry family member but would also be good with having a sibling! I am also good with cats once I know them, but may try and chase them a little at first. I am a good leash walker. When meeting other dogs on walks I like them, I just don't like when they sniff my butt and will give a warning snap, I mean… personal bubble right !? I am mostly potty trained, I do my business out on walks or sometimes on the newspaper laid out for me in my foster home. Sometimes we have these big storms here in Mexico and they make this sound called thunder. I do NOT like that sound and will try and find a safe place to hide. I don’t like when other dogs or cats come up to me when I’m eating but I don't mind if people do, so I would need my new family to teach me how to share better if they have other animals in the house. My foster and I are not sure if I would get protective of my bed or toys with other animals because I am the only dog in the house right now. My perfect home would be with people who could take me swimming. I LOVE to swim and play with balls. All of my toys must be hard though or I get too excited and rip them all apart ! But if there’s one thing I can promise, it's that my big goofy smile will always put a smile on your face ! If you think I would be a great addition to your family then please fill out an application form at Mexpup.com
SKIPPY: Adopted! April 1st, 2020
There were 29 dogs living in the small home with a family. None of the adults had been operated, so not surprisingly 16 of the 29 dogs were days/weeks old puppies. It wasn’t that the family treated the dogs poorly, they just didn’t have the means to provide basic care for so many animals. Things had gotten away from them and they didn’t know how to get them back under control. We were advised of the situation and asked if we could assist in the rescue. The idea was to get the adult dogs assessed, treated, operated and then separated into a few that would return to the family and the majority that would be placed into foster homes until they were ready for adoption. The 2 moms and their litters would also be moved into foster until the puppies were old enough to be weaned and placed into foster homes. It was a HUGE task and we are so grateful to those that took all the time and effort to give all these dogs a new chance at life. MexPup received 5 adults (2 were the nursing moms) and all 16 puppies. It takes an army to foster all these dogs and we are grateful to Hilda & Sandra for all their efforts coordinating everything!
Skippy is one of the adult males and was possibly a dad to some of the puppies. He is about 2 years old and weighs in at a healthy 8 kilos. Skippy has been described as a great companion. He doesn’t love to play with toys. What Skippy loves is to be next to his humans. It you tie him up and walk away, he will chew on the leash until he is free to track you down to be by your side. He does fine with dogs and cats, but they just aren’t his #1. He is ok with children, but they aren’t his favorites either. Skippy has clearly defined preferences. He likes adults who have the time to be with him and allow him to share their space. Skippy also like meeting new people, especially those that pay attention to him and give him scratches. The more humans around to pet Skippy, the better. He is a calm dog that likes to go for walks but doesn’t need to head out on treks. We think that Skippy would do best in a home as a companion for someone that is home more often than not and who would like a buddy to join in their regular activities. Skippy is ready for adoption and now we just need your help to find his forever family. If you’re interested, please complete the adoption application found at www.mexpup.com.
Bella (Formerly Bonnie): Adopted! March 30th, 2020
Bonnie was a street dog so we can’t say for sure what her breed is, but if we were to guess we might guess part black lab, part pittie, part panther! Her fur looks like black velvet and is absolutely stunning! Bonnie was having a rough time on the street surviving on scraps from the garbage and constantly searching for a safe place to sleep. One lovely lady fell in love with Bonnie’s calm and sweet nature, and although her apartment had a strict no pets rule, Gaylene knew she had to help Bonnie so she started feeding her, then she got her vaccinated, and once she was fattening up and getting healthy she had her sterilized and started to teach her leash manners. This wonderful good Samaritan had been searching for a solution for Bonnie and eventually she heard about us and asked us to help with the finishing touches to Bonnie’s brand new life. Bonnie is now ready to take that final step and join her forever family once and for all.
Bonnie is probably around 2 years old and she weighs 18kg but is pretty short and stocky. She lives with 20 other dogs in her foster home and does great with them all. Her temperament is very calm and although she can play pretty rough with the big dogs, she leaves the ones that don’t want to play be. She walks beautifully on a leash and is great with strangers, calm and sensible children would be no problem for gorgeous Bonnie.
Bonnie doesn’t always seek out lots of affection from strangers, but is happy to be fussed and she bonds very strongly with her ‘people’. She is a foodie and her love for treats will make you laugh! When Bonnie’s favorite people leave the house, she takes their shoes onto her bed and sits with them but doesn’t chew!
Bonnie is so grateful to be in a warm and comfy home that she sometimes doesn’t want the other dogs in her sleeping area when she’s trying to sleep, although she is getting much better at sharing her bed at bedtime. Bonnie also hasn’t quite adjusted to the bathroom set up now that she lives in a place with walls and doors, and will sometimes potty inside if she isn’t take out frequently enough, but is super receptive to toilet training and is happy to go outside as long as you’re happy to take her 😃.
Bonnie deserves a second chance and we are so happy that we can help her find her forever family. If it sounds like it might be you then please apply at Mexpup.com.
Dex: Adopted! March 29th, 2020
Dex is ready for adoption!
Dex is currently still in foster, and although he loves his foster family so much, his one christmas wish from Santa this year is for a family of his very own ! When Dex left Mexico he was happy and playful with full use of his whole body. After some time in Canada, he had lost feeling and movement in his back legs. Many tests were done such as neurological assessment and MRI/CT scans, and with Prednisone and some rehabilitation Dex can walk, run and play again. He truly is a wonder dog!
Dex has been with his foster family in Victoria for 6 months . He loves to show off for the camera and follow his foster mum around the house, hoping for a head rub or cuddle. He enjoys playing with other dogs, especially wrestling and chasing (or being chased). Dex had been off his Prednisone since Nov 29th and is thriving. However, as he does have a history of hind weakness his family must ensure that they keep up his exercise to ensure his legs remain strong by taking him for walks, playing with his new fur sibling(s) etc. Dex is able to to go up and down stairs on his own again thanks to help from his foster mom extraordinaire, however Dex does sometimes need some help being lifted onto higher locations. Dex is not a big guy so helping him with any minor limitations is not difficult!
Dex is approximately two years old. He weighs a healthy and muscular weight of 10.4 kg’s. His ideal home would be with people who didn’t work very long hours, or even better worked from home as Dex bonds to his humans very quickly and would love to spend as much time as possible snuggling with them ! He is a wonderful companion and will quickly become his human's little shadow.
Dex has great leash manners, and loves to play off leash in open areas with his fur siblings and other dogs he meets! Dex is a moderate energy boy. He would love a home with an accessible yard and another dog to play with. Dex is very interested in cats and other small wildlife so a home without cats would be best for him. He is a very intelligent little guy. He knows how to sit and stay, and responds very quickly to new commands.
If you are looking for a relaxed, snuggly dog who will truly be your best friend and sidekick then Dex is the pup for you! To see more photos you can visit his album on our facebook. Please help us to find Dex's forever family by sharing this post.
If you or someone you know could be a match for Dex, please complete and adoption application found at www.mexpup.com or contact our adoption coordinator at email@example.com.
Allegro (Formerly Luke): Adopted! March 28th, 2020
Luke is a 1 year old short haired terrier mix. Luke was found running scared on the highway without collar or ID tag. Luke was presumed to have ran away from previous owner or lost when on a walk, he was taken in by a neighbour and kept safe. Luke was in pretty good physical condition and no ticks only a few fleas, already walked very good on leash and was used to human contact and petting. Luke is a lovely, sweet boy with so much love to give. He loves to get up and play in the morning and has a lot of energy! Once he’s had his morning burst of fun he will relax and find a nice spot to curl up in to relax. Luke is an excellent sleeper and cuddles up in bed so he is nice and warm by your side. He will stay there the entire night! Luke would really enjoy living in a house with another small, playful dog! He loves nothing more than to jump around and play with a friend. We can picture Luke with a family who would be able to spend time with him to go on long walks and give him lots of love and attention. Luke would be fine living cats and also would be ok living in an apartment if he has the opportunity to go on walks in the day.
Daisy: Adopted! March 27th, 2020
One Friday afternoon Amanda noticed a dog who had been hanging out in an empty field next to where she works. She asked around and found out that Daisy had been abandoned. Her “owners” decided they did not want her anymore and threw her on the street. After finding that out, she knew she could not leave her there. She was very sweet and looked so scared. With the help of Aubri, they were able to get her in the car and off to the vet for her new beginning! When they got her to the vet, she was very scared and exhausted. Daisy quickly learned that she was safe and loved. The vets ran all of her tests. She tested negative for distemper and parvo (YAY), but her platelets were a little low. She was also a little underweight. Daisy is about 9 months old, now weighs19.5 kilos and we think she is a pointer/lab mix.
Daisy is currently in a PV foster and doing excellent! She has totally come out of her shell and is loving life! She does great with other dogs of all sizes and loves to play with her foster sisters. She is medium energy- she loves to play but also loves to relax. Daisy has not yet been around cats but can be cat tested. She does get a little nervous to new sounds but warms up quickly once she knows that it is ok. Daisy enjoys going for walks and is doing well with a harness as that seems to give her more confidence when out and about. Her foster mom says that she is truly an all-around amazing dog with a great demeanor. She is still a bit of a puppy and would love a family that will help her continue to learn so that she can become a great adult dog. Please help us to find Daisy her forever family by sharing her album. If you or someone you know is interested in adoption Daisy, please complete the adoption application found at www.mexpup.com.
Spike: Adopted! March 20th, 2020
Hello from Mexico! My name is Spike and I am a tan male 4kg chihuahua mix with the best ears around! I am only around 1 year or maybe 18 months old but I have already had a rough start in life. I belonged to a very young boy who’s parents were not around and he didn’t really understand how to properly take care of a little dog like me and I was finding life very hard and scary, some nice people became aware of my situation and gently persuaded my little human to surrender me to a rescue so they could find a family that could care for me properly. So I’m looking to find my new home that I hope will be forever this time.
I currently live with 20 other dogs and although I am happily coexisting with everyone, I do find this amount of dogs a little bit overwhelming so I think I will be happier when I can go to a quieter home with just a few dogs or even just me would be okay as long as my parents could hang out with me most of the time. I do love to play with similar sized dogs but I can be a bit nervous when I first make new doggy friends, I was fine in the dog park with 30+ dogs and didn’t cause any trouble but I didn’t really like being there and just hung out with the smaller dogs in the corner. My favourite thing in the world is CUDDLES! My foster family call me a snuggle bug as I am never far from jumping onto their knees and snuggling right in! Even better when they invite me into their bed! I love love loveeeeee it! They sometimes hold me as a baby, and I don’t mind! I just close my eyes and sleep 💤 . I do get a bit sad when my foster family leave me as I’m afraid they will leave me forever like my other owner did. I am learning that it’s ok to be left alone but I do still sometimes bark for a while, it helps when I have the company of another little doggy pal to help keep me distracted. When my humans come home, I give the best greetings. I get super excited to see them and just want to give them lots and lots of love! But if strangers come into our house with them I tend to bark at them, although my foster family think this is because I’m so influenced by the stress of living with 20 other dogs and when they bark out of excitement I join in too. Even though my foster family and rescuers have done the best they can for me, and I am way more confident than when I was first rescued, we all agree that I will only truly come out of my shell and become who I really am when I move into a more calm environment. Could you help me? If you are a snuggle bug like me, then maybe we could be the perfect match and snuggle in
Sunday: Adopted! March 19th, 2020
Sunday is an older distinguished gentleman (the vet thinks he could be 8, 9 or 10) who is blind. He was tied to the gate of our vets apartment building in the middle of the night and she asked us if we could help. We love a senior so of course we said yes. Despite his age and lack of sight, Sunday is a dog deserving of love and home comforts just like (and maybe even more than) any other!
He walks great on a leash, and while he may not have the energy of a young whipper snapper, he is a perfect companion for someone who would like an easygoing guy to share their time with. He can go up and down stairs just fine, and he figured out the layout of his foster mums apartment in the first day or two, and confidently takes himself down her ramp and steps to pee in the garden, and she frequently finds him sleeping half way down her ramp in the best spot of sunlight.
Sunday lives with 10 other dogs and since it is a rescue foster home, the dogs constantly change, he doesn’t mind any of the other dogs although he does bark at them for a day or so just to make sure they know he’s there and he doesn’t get trampled (understandable!)
I think Sunday’s ideal home would be anywhere relaxed. He loves to snooze the day away and then go for a leisurely stroll where he gets to sniff all the exciting scents and pee on all the lampposts.
Sunday still has a lot of life left and he deserves to spend it with someone who loves him, and who wouldn’t dream of abandoning him tied to a gate in the middle of the night. If it could be you then please apply to be Sunday’s forever family at Mexpup.com
Maisy: Adopted! March 17th, 2020
Maisy is around 18kg and approximately 1 or 1 and a half years old. We believe that Maisy was abandoned but definitely had owners at one time. She appeared one day on the malecón and stayed pretty much in the exact same spot for almost 2 weeks. At first, we presumed that her owner was somewhere close by since she wasn’t skinny and looked fairly clean, but as the days passed Maisy looked more and more defeated. After several people had approached one of our volunteers saying that they were sure Maisy didn’t have owners and needed help. We were starting to make arrangements to take her in the following week, but things can change quickly. The next morning, Maisy was a little further down the street than her ‘usual’ spot and was laying completely limp on a bench with her eyes open just staring into space. At first glance our volunteer thought she had passed on, and we knew if she waited any more time and missed the opportunity to get Maisy to safety, we would all be kicking ourselves forever. So, despite being out on a walk with a Great Dane and a chihuahua, and not really knowing anything about Maisy or her temperament... our volunteer made a makeshift slip leash for Maisy because of course she didn’t have a collar and took her home then and there.
Maisy is an absolute delight in so many ways! She loves to cuddle but isn’t too clingy, she walks at a perfect heel, she adores other dogs, she loves children. Her favorite time of the week is when she gets to go to the dog park and make new friends so we hope Maisy can join a family with another dog (she likes big or medium sized dogs the best because they can keep up with how playful she is) or with someone that will take her to the dog park often so our social butterfly can continue to spread the love! Maisy would love a small human friend too!
Maisy loves to run and once she is bonded to you, she does great off leash. Maisy needs a home with no cats or birds as she does display a prey drive. Maisy is practically perfect in every way, her only little challenge that she needs help in overcoming is that she guards her food a little from the other dogs (very common when dogs come from a mindset of food scarcity and don’t yet feel confident that access to food will continue). We have seen no issues around human food or even with dog treats being distributed amongst the 10 dogs she lives with, but she sometimes growls at the other dogs when actual dog food is being prepared, however she is extremely smart and now knows that when it’s time for the dogs to eat she goes and stands by the gate slightly away from the other dogs.
If it sounds like Maisy could be a fit for your family, please fill out an application at Mexpup.com.
Daiya: Adopted! March 13th, 2020
Hello my name is Daiya and if you are looking for a lovable little terrier chihuahua puppy to brighten up you day then I am perfect for you! I may be small (just 4kg and very stumpy little legs) but I love to try to keep up with the big dogs, especially on walks. My favourite thing is to run as fast as I can in circles which always makes my foster family laugh. But they never need to worry about me because as soon as I have zoomed off I zoom straight back to them again! Despite my size I LOVE the beach, digging holes in the sand which become huge tunnels and doing zoomies around nearby objects.
Although I am a happy go lucky puppy now, my life wasn't always so good. I was born on the streets along with my brothers and sisters. Luckily someone spotted us when we were a few days old and took us to our loving foster family. Now it's just me and my brother (Casu) who I love left in Puerto Vallarta, all my siblings and mama have all been adopted and it's my turn to find a forever home!
Sometimes (but not too often) I can be scared of big dogs, I am so small after all, but mostly I love to meet and play with the doggies I meet on walks! I love to play in the house too but I also find time for snuggles and naps. Whenever I get excited I spin round and round, sometimes barking too, especially for walks and food! I would love to have a friend about my size in a new home for me to play and snuggle with when my family are busy.
I am still young and in training but I know I can make my family very happy! Could you be my perfect forever home?
Think you could be the perfect home for Daiya or know someone who is ? please share her album or submit an application at mexpup.com !
Dakota: Adopted! March 9th, 2020
Hi I'm Dakota! I am a small (8 or 9kg) puppy looking for my forever home! I don’t remember when I was born but my human friends say that I’m probably 6 months years old and that I won’t get much bigger. I am very good for a puppy, I have great recall and am very good on the leash- all the strangers I meet say how well behaved I am! I love other dogs and play very well. Sometimes while playing I like to snap my teeth at dogs for fun which is why my foster family call me Sharky 🦈. None of my doggy friends mind because I’m so sweet it becomes our new game. I am so adorable it is hard to believe that I am currently in foster because someone chucked me out of the window of a moving car when I was only a small puppy. Luckily a lovely lady saw and saved me but I was covered in mud, ticks and fleas. Since then life has been good and I have enjoyed beach trips and hikes! I would love a family that could continue to take me on nice walks (just make sure you have some yummy treats and I will come back instantly when you call). I also would love to have a doggy friend to play with when my family is busy. I am still a puppy too so I will need a family that can train me to be the best dog I can be, just like any puppy, but because of how much I loooove treats and my extremely sweet temperament this will be a breeze. I am very charming and have loads of friends! Some of my favourite friends of all are the very small humans who let me sit in their lap. So if you have small humans I’d be cool with that! If you would like to add me to your family then fill out an application form at Mexpup.com
Tess: Adopted! March 8th, 2020
Tess is an adorable cocker spaniel mix who would LOVE a person to call her very own. This fluff ball was found hanging around in an empty lot for over a week before we were called. No one is sure how she ended up there but judging by how well-groomed and healthy she appeared, it was safe to say Tess was sadly very lost and far, far away from home. We searched high and low to find this beautiful girl’s owners, asking everyone if they recognized her, but to no avail. No one knew who Tess was or where she might have come from. Obviously, we couldn’t leave her just hanging around by herself! So, home with us she came.
Make no mistake - Tess isn’t senior, but she sure acts like it! This 2yo girl has the mindset of a cat, and the soul of an old woman. She can be extremely timid at first, but once she has bonded with you, she loves nothing more than to jump into your lap for cuddles and to rub her adorable fluffy ears into your belly for affection. She has no desire to play with other dogs but will gladly sleep on the bed with some feline friends instead. So really, she would fit in a household with cats perfectly! Tess really loves a calm environment where she can sleep, cuddle, and go for long casual strolls with her person. Every day is a lazy Sunday for Tess! She would suit a retired couple or single person with no children or other dogs - or perhaps a senior dog for companionship would be ideal. Her favorite time of day is feeding time and followed closely by bedtime. When she knows her dinner is coming, she jumps up high (and boy can she jump!) and spins in circles like the happiest girl in the world! Never have we seen a dog so overjoyed by some kibble.
And have I mentioned she’s an absolute dream on leash? She walks perfectly alongside you with no correction needed whatsoever. She is afraid of big trucks and buses though, so might want to hide behind your legs if she hears something big coming, but then will carry on walking with a huge smile on her dial.
Tess is quite a nervous little girl around new people (and who wouldn’t be in her situation??) but once she has bonded with you, there is nowhere she won’t follow you. Even a little patience will go a long way in earning her trust, and you will reap the benefits big time once you’ve bonded, with all the cuddles and kisses in the world, and a companion always by your side. It’s important to know Tess is quite sensitive to touch when she is nervous or scared and will jump away and/or roll on her back submissively. This little girl doesn’t have a mean bone in her body, but when she’s scared, she might nip at your fingers to protect herself. We are working on this with her every day to make her feel safe and she has improved so much already. She just needs her person to protect her and help her understand she will never lose her family again. I can’t stress this enough - just a little patience is needed in earning her trust and this girl will love you immensely forever!
Do you think you could be the family for Tess? Or know the perfect family for her? Please share this post to help spread the word, or go to www.mexpup.com to fill in an application.
Oro: Adopted! March 6th, 2020
This handsome guy is Oro ! Oro’s rescuers got a call that a dog was out in the rain and looked sad and malnourished. They went to check it out and the dog followed them straight to the car, so they put him in and brought this boy to start his new life. He was treated for some major parasites but aside from that he was not in too bad of health.
Oro is 1 year old , weighing 23 kg, brindle in colour with the prettiest blue eyes you've ever seen! This boy loves all people he meets, men or women, and welcomes everyone into his home with open arms. But you know what he loves most of all ? KIDS ! Oro would loooove to have some little people to call his own !
Oro is great with all the dogs in his pack at his foster home (14 dogs). He has not been formally tested with cats but he does not seem anxious or aggressive when he approaches the cat area in his foster home so a home with a cat could be possible it would just need to be tested !
Oro is great with dogs he meets out of his home whether he is on leash or not, and does not react when passing other dogs. He has good leash manners and is also good off leash, his recall is quite good !
Oro has not shown any signs of food or toy aggression, and is not possessive of his people or things. He is great at sharing his toys with the other pups in his pack. He is not a chewer, and stays with the pack on the patio around 6 hours a day, showing no destructive behavior ! He would likely do just fine with people who have to work during the day, especially if he has other furry siblings to keep him company. Oro is crate trained and currently sleeps in his crate with another pup.
Oro’s fosters think he would do great in a home with another dog.. Or better yet 2 or 3 dogs, he loves being part of a pack ! He loves to play, so kids are practically a must for him if possible. A young active family would be great for him. He runs and jumps all day long so he would be a great adventure buddy for a family !
If you or anyone you know is interested in fostering or adopting Oro please submit an application at mexpup.com, or share his post to help him find his forever home !
Ronnie: Adopted! March 4th, 2020
Have you always wanted a pug but they’re just not the right breed for you because you’re too active? Have you ever imagined a pug on stilts? Well... enter Ronnie. Ronnie is a 13kg approximately 2-year-old pug head and pug tail on a normal dog’s body. He loves to run, jump, play, run some more, play some more, then curl up next to you and rest his head on your neck for a nap.
Ronnie was a street dog (although since he’s the cutest thing we’ve ever seen in our entire lives we aren’t sure why or how) who was spotted by a wonderful lady on an extended trip in Puerto Vallarta. She fed him, had him vaccinated and sterilized, and was teaching him leash manners for 6 weeks, but she had nowhere to put him because her apartment block did not allow dogs. So, she had to reluctantly allow Ronnie to go back to the street each night. She was looking for help for him and luckily we were able to say yes.
Ronnie loves dogs (and I mean loves dogs) of any shape and size, and each morning we head to the beach in pursuit of new doggy and human friendships. He loves humans and he likes kids, although he is a super energetic and rambunctious boy so a young child would probably not be a great idea since he loves to jump up and he tends to mouth while he is playing and when he gets excited. If I was asked to describe Ronnie in 1 word, the word that immediately comes to mind is ‘joyful’. You cannot help but laugh and smile when you are in his company because he is so carefree and entertaining.
Ronnie has barked at joggers once or twice if they appear out of nowhere and startle him, but even then, he comes straight back when called. He is super food motivated but has no issues sharing, he loves having people visit him at home so a busy family would be no problem for Ronnie. He walks fantastically on a leash and he loves making new friends at the dog park. His long legs and springyness (not a real word but the only way to describe Ronnie) mean that he can jump clean over the baby gate installed at his foster home (much to his amusement) so Ronnie’s family would need to be aware of places that only have a low fence, although he is great off leash once he is bonded to you and not considered a ‘flight risk’.
Ronnie is a tough one to let go since he is so much fun to have around, but his foster mum knows that he deserves his own family, and whoever they are... they’re very lucky! If it sounds like Ronnie may be a match for your family, please fill out an application at Mexpup.com.
Ollie(Formerly Harry): Adopted! March 1st, 2020
Hello! My name is Harry and as you can see I am a gorgeous little (around 5kg) schnauzer type mix (it feels like I am possibly hypoallergenic but my foster family is not sure) with a big personality! I was found running around a local plaza after some particularly scary fireworks, luckily someone helped me and took me in. That's how I ended up here and looking for a new family! I am about 2 years old and have excellent leash manners, in fact I love walking so much that I get very excited whenever I see a harness or leash! I always greet other dogs perfectly when we are out and about on walks, and I have never had more fun than when I was at the dog park meeting and playing with dogs of all shapes and sizes! More than walking I love attention and food! I would be fussed, snuggled and loved all day if I could. In fact whenever I am around my humans my tail never seems to stop wagging, they say I could power a wind turbine with my tail! My happiest place in the world is on someone’s lap getting lots of cuddles.
My foster family says that whoever owned me before might not have let me have fun toys or lots of tasty food because I do have some issues with resource guarding. I can be jealous if another dog is stealing my cuddles, toys or food (which means I growl at my friends during mealtimes and if they steal my cool new toys) and so my new family will need to know how to help me understand that there is enough of everything to go around these days. But that's doesn't mean I don't loooove my doggie friends too! If I am not getting fuss I am most likely playing! I love small dogs, big dogs and everything in between.
I think I would be happy as an only dog as long as I was allowed to go to the dog park as often as possible and meet new friends. Or I could have a home full of doggy siblings as long as my new parents promise to help me with my jealousy during mealtimes. My foster family is currently teaching me manners and tricks so would love my new family to keep teaching me and give me lots of cuddles and treats as rewards!
I’ve never really hung out with cats but I’m pretty sure I want to play with them. Could I make the perfect new addition to your family?
Why not fill out an application form and I will guarantee to keep your lap warm. To submit an application for Harry visit our website at mexpup.com
Honey (Formerly Halloumi):Adopted! Feb 11th, 2020
Halloumi was born on the streets with her brothers and sisters. Someone spotted them when they were just a few days old and brought them to a foster who took care of them. Halloumi loves all people she meets. She does not have any food or toy aggression/ possession. Halloumi walks well on leash but since she is just a puppy she sometimes gets tired and decides she doesnt want to walk anymore ! Halloumi would adapt well to any other animals in the home. She would benefit with someone who has lots of time to spend with her. she is a terrific puppy, friendly, loving, smart, and people often comment on how calm or chill she is
Lupita (formerly Latte): Adopted! Feb 11th, 2020
Hi! I’m Latte and I’m looking for my forever home. I was taken from my mama at a really young age with 3 of my other siblings! You may remember 2 of them - Mia and Mariah! They now live in Canada and my other sister Mocha lives in Belgium. So I’m the last one of my siblings in my foster home. While I’m super happy for my sisters, I would really love a family to call my very own too!
For the first few weeks of my life, I lived with a nice couple who made yummy churros! Unfortunately they couldn’t afford to keep us and we became very weak and hungry and full of parasites, but luckily they reached out for help and a nice foster family was able to take 4 of us and nurse us back to health, where we’ve grown up with LOTS of other dogs!
My foster family likes to remind me that I was only 1.6kg when I arrived, but now I’m a humongous 19kg!! I’m still growing as I’m only 7 months, but I still believe I’m a tiny puppy and often forget my size. Have you seen my ears? They’re HUGE! And so is my tail. I can’t help it - when I get super happy, my whooole body wags with excitement and my super long tail wipes out everything within reach. You’ll know I’m coming by the loud THUMP THUMP THUMP of my tail as it hits the wall, or the door, or anything really! Just wait til you come home from work and I’ll wiggle all over from excitement! I will make you feel like the most special and important person in the whole world.
I really love to play, but when I’m all tuckered out, I love to lay out completely flat on the cool concrete. My foster mamas call this a “splat”! And my splat has just gotten bigger and bigger as I’ve grown. I don’t know why my foster mamas laugh at me - How else are you meant to relax?? My frog style splat has become legendary.
I love to go on walks, but I can get very excited and pull if something catches my eye, like a chicken or a cat running by. I’m getting better at walking next to my foster mama every day though, and if I get too excited, my mama makes me sit until I’ve calmed down and we can continue. I can sometimes be a little nervous of other dogs and bark, but I’m learning that it’s nothing to be afraid of. I also get extreme FOMO if I see some of my foster mates go on walks without me - I don’t want to be left behind! So I would love a family who will be patient with me and help me understand I won’t be left behind ever again.
I do really like other dogs but sometimes if they’re tiny I am a little too rough, and if they’re big I can be a little scared and even sometimes bark (this barely happens anymore because my fosterers have worked so hard on making me more confident). I hope that my family can include at least one other dog to be my best friend.
Speaking of family... I often dream of a family who have lots of energy - I love to go on hikes and run around freely, whether that is on a beach or at a dog park or on a hike along the river. My foster family think it would be best if my sibling is a medium or big doggy who can keep up with my energy! I can be pretty boisterous when I play- but it’s just because I get excited and forget how big I am! A house with cats or other small animals probably isn’t a good idea, because I really love to chase them. I live with lots of tiny puppies and I don’t mean to torment them... but sometimes I forget that they are tiny and try to pounce on them to play. And toys - I love toys! I can be kept entertained with chew toys, and if no one wants to play with me, I’ll throw the toys into the air all by myself and try to catch them. It’s fun! But it’s probably a good idea to keep other stuff out of sight and reach until I’m a little older - I’m a puppy and if I see you playing with something, I really want to play with it too! Isn’t what’s yours, also mine??
A little patience will go a long way, so I would love a family who has the time to train me to be the best dog ever! I really love treats by the way (hint hint). I am not perfect but I really really want to try and be the best dog ever - will you help me?
I might be a little shy when we meet, but I’m very good at sneaking in for a cuddle, even with my size! And soon enough you might wake up in the middle of the night with my head resting on your leg or stomach! I really cannot wait for my very own family, because I really am very sweet once you get to know me. I’m just waiting for my very own family, you know?
So, what do you think? Do you think I might fit into your family? Or if you know someone, could you pretty please let them know about me by sharing this post?? All you need to do is head to www.mexpup.com to fill in an application
Maeve (formerly Maya) : Adopted! Feb 10th, 2020
Meet beautiful Maya ! (Tobbys mamma). Maya was found with her son Tobby, she was hidden in the bushes, and Tobby tied to a tree. Our friend Dana heard something and she found them both there abandoned, tied with no food or water. They don’t know how long they were there, but decided to help these pups start a new healthy and happy life.
Maya had some skin issues and was dirty, but aside from that not in too bad of health. She was treated for her skin issues. Maya is approximately 2.5 years old weighing 20.8 kg, she is likely a pitbull/terrier mix.For those of you who read about Tobby, he really did taka after his mamma ! Maya is great with everyone she meets, whether it be men, women, teenagers or children, as long as you give her lots of pets and cuddles you are good in her books !
Maya welcomes all new people into her home with open arms !
Maya is good with all the dogs in their pack at the foster home (14 dogs) as well as all the cats (20 cats) so she would be fine in a home with other pets.
Maya is good both on leash and off, and does not react to other passing dogs while she is on leash, whether they are leashed or not.
Maya is not food or toy aggressive or possessive of her home, however she does get a little possessive of her people in terms of other dogs, and gets a little upset if other dogs come near her people while she is getting attention and pets from them.
Maya currently sleeps in his crate at night, with her son Tobby. She knows to go potty outside while on her walks and has not had any accidents in her crate so she likely will learn very quickly in her new home to do her business outside !
Currently Maya is left for up to 6 hours a day with the other dogs, so he would likely do fine with people who had to work during the day. She has not shown signs of any destructive behaviour.
Maya loves attention and walks with her humans, she loves to be part of all human activities and follows you everywhere. She is great off leash and has great recall. She likes water and would enjoy going swimming.
Maya is medium active girl, she loves to play for short times. She would be ideal with a couple or family with teenagers more so than small kids only because of her size (she may knock little people over) ideally she would enjoy being the only dog so that all attention is on her but she would also do ok with another dog or cat. She would also love if her and Tobby were able to find a home together, but this is not an absolute must.
If you or anyone you know is interested in fostering or adopting Maya please submit an application at mexpup.com. Maya has a potential flight to BC on January 25th.
Olive: Adopted! Feb 9th, 2020
A good friend of ours noticed two little dogs hanging around near where she drops her child off at playgroup. She asked around and was told that they belong to the person in the house at the end of the street. As months went by, she saw the two little dogs looking sadder, thinner, and dirtier. Eventually she marched straight up to the owner’s house and demanded that they take better care of their dogs. She was laughed at and was told that they ‘didn’t give a %#$@‘ what happened to the dogs, and that she should take them if she cared so much (this is the most PG version we can bring ourselves to repeat). Safe to say we supported her in taking those dogs to safety immediately, she dropped them at the vet, and we rushed over to pick them up. Underneath all the matted fur, fleas, and ticks were Olive and Einstein!
Olive is a 6kg chunky chihuahua mix who is probably around 6 or 7 years old. She has a wonky smile, an underbite, a patch of fur missing on her back which looks like old scar tissue, and she is absolute perfection in our book! Olive adores her walks (and she sure can go quite a distance despite her stumpy little legs) and is good with other dogs, she likes people but is a little more reserved than Einstein. She hangs back for a minute or two to check you are trustworthy but once she loves you, she loves you hard! She is a snuggle bug and loves to curl up like a little deer and get under the covers with you.
Olive coexisted just fine with 15+ dogs in her first foster, although once or twice at the very start she felt she had to show off in front of the more dominant females in the house, she was super easy to correct and was playing with everyone once she no longer felt insecure. Olive has never lived alone without at least one other dog, and as soon as she is comfortable she is so playful, it’s almost like she is living the puppy-dom she never got to have later in life, so we would love for her to have a friend and believe she would have no problems accepting any kind of fur sibling with guidance from her new family.
Olive is currently in a foster with her rescue buddy Einstein, and while both of them reacted similarly to being left alone to begin with (became stressed and barked), both of them now seem more secure in the fact that they will not be left for long, and Olive hasn’t had this problem in her current foster. Despite this, we still feel that Olive should go to a family that can be around for at least part of the day so she can continue to work on being confident alone.
Olive deserves the world. She is goofy, sweet, loyal, and she suffered for far too long! We are so happy for Olive that we can give her this chance of a life where she never has to be cold or scared or hungry ever again. If you think you can provide that for Olive then please apply at MexPup.com or please share her album so that her future family knows she is looking for them.
Luis Miguel: Adopted! Feb 9th, 2020
Hola ! My name is Luis Miguel.
You may notice that I’m missing something..... my fur! That’s because I am a Xoloitzcuintli or Xolo for short, which is a Mexican hairless dog. And you know what that means ? No shedding !
My rescuers were trying to catch my mom Shakira (now Gloria) for 3 years as she had been living out in the jungle near Mismaloya but never had any luck. They built a shelter for her and were putting food out for her for over a year. Eventually they paid a professional wildlife trapper to catch her to ensure she didn’t have to keep enduring pregnancies and was finally safe. Eventually she went into labour so her defences were down enough that the tracker was able to put her in a crate and rushed her to the vet. She had 12 puppies! Some in transit and the rest at the vet. I was born once we got to the vet and I was one of the chubbiest of the litter. I am currently still a pup and I just turned 1 year old. I weigh around 30 pounds.
Long story short, I’m basically perfect. I have my puppy energy still but I can also be a really chill little guy, I just need the proper guidance. I love people. I bark a little when I first meet someone new and need a proper introduction but once I have had a proper greeting then I settle quickly. Right now I am living close to Vancouver BC, with my foster family and foster dogs who are my best friends. Everyone who has met me, from my rescuers, to my fosters, to people who meet me walking down the street all agree that I am an extremely special little boy who needs a special home. I am a very intelligent and learn very quickly. I would love to try things like agility classes in the future and be challenged as much as possible. However I am young and need constant guidance to make sure that my energy doesn’t get out of hand.
I’m a super quirky guy and my funny faces, underbite and changing ear directions will always make you laugh! I am very food driven and know how to sit and wait for my food until I am told OK. I am also crate trained and currently am put in my crate while my foster family is out of the house. I love my crate and sometimes I even go sit in it just for fun which usually gets me treats ! I already know my name and almost always come when I am called. I currently sleep on my mat in my foster parents room. I am a medium to high energy boy considering that some of my energy is from me still being a pup. Sometimes I get bursts of energy and like to get my foster siblings excited with me when we should be relaxing, but my
foster mom just has to remind me that it’s not playtime and then I calm down again. I am good on leash and love going on walks. I am not leash reactive but do need to be reminded not to get too excited when we pass by other dogs. When we are with my whole foster family there are 7 of us dogs all together, of
all sizes and we all get along great. I am fine in car rides, I am in the car fairly often and I am a good passenger. I am not at all food possessive, but will definitely eat any food I see lying around. I am fully potty trained but when I first got to my foster I was nervous the first couple of days and was having a hard time remembering where to pee. Since then that hasn't happened anymore, but my foster mom thinks it is possible it may happen a couple times once I am in a
new home again until I feel comfortable.
Because I am hairless, my skin requires good care so that I stay clean, happy and healthy ! My skin needs to be exfoliated once a week. My foster mom uses her face scrub which works just fine. I also need to be moisturized a couple times a week, and when it’s sunny out it is a MUST that I wear sunscreen to keep my skin healthy. I also get cold easier without fur so on cold days I wear sweaters and in the winter I need a coat. I usually wear a thin shirt when it’s sunny out too to protect my skin.
My foster mom thinks that the ideal family for me would be people who love to spend time with me and cuddle. She thinks that I would do fine in a house that has older kids once I have adjusted to them and as long as they know to give me space when I need it. She is unsure how I would be with cats as I was never interested in them much when I was younger but haven't seen one in a while so we would have to re check. She thinks a family who has another dog, would be great for me since I love having someone to play with. I am not dominant so most dogs would do just fine ! But the main thing is a family who understands my breeds skin care needs and will help me take care of my skin.
So if you are looking for a funny, sweet, cuddly, quirky and very unique boy to be a part of your family then I may just be the boy for you !!
You can click on my photo to visit my album on facebook !
You can apply to adopt me through our website or you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org !
Zorro: Adopted! Feb 8th, 2020
Imagine driving on a long bridge and seeing three male dogs following a female dog in heat, and then watching as one of the dogs is hit by a car. You’re on a bridge with traffic, there is no where to pull off the road, but you want to help. If you’re Claudia, you simply take action. You stop the car, get out, control traffic as best you can while loading up the injured dog (he couldn’t move his leg but had no open wounds) along with the female and another male (the 3rd male ran away and they were unable to track him). Amazingly the dog that had been struck by the car had no broken bones. He was definitely bruised, and it took him a bit of time to recover. Sadly, the female dog had distemper and although great effort was made, that horrible deadly disease took her life. The two males remained in quarantine until we were certain they were clear and then Pinto & Zorro began their new lives.
Zorro is about 2.5 years old and weighs 31 kilos. Zorro is likely a retriever mixed with a couple other things ! Zorro is good with basically everyone he meets, whether it be men, women, teenagers or children and is welcoming of new people into his foster home.
Zorro is good on leash with other dogs around, sometimes he may bark but is easily corrected. Zorro has not show any signs or food or toy aggression and is not possessive of his people. He is fully crate trained and currently sleeps in his crate. Zorro knows to do his business outside and on walks so would likely be house trained already or be very easy to house train. He also loves car rides.
Zorro has not been tested with cats but he does not seem to get anxious around the cat area in his foster home, so testing would need to be done to determine if a home with a cat would be a good fit.
Zorro is a smart boy, he knows how to sit and lay down, and would love to be taught some other cool tricks !
When this smart boy is ready to go to bed he stands by you or by the door of his crate until you allow him in and jumps in his bed!
When asked, his foster mom described his ideal home: He is a great companion that would do well in a moderate to low activity house, he loves short walks during the day and few hours of strong activity during the week but not intense. A family that goes to bed early is great for him. He is alert and a good guard of his property. He would be great with a family that likes to read or be by a fireplace with him in a soft bed next to them. He is a wonderful listener, if you tell him a story he stares at you and seems to understand. Another dog would be nice but not a necessity as Zorro really lives for his people !
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Zoey (formerly Saffron): Adopted! Feb 7th, 2020
A couple of months ago, a local woman alerted us to a litter of puppies who lived out by the bus terminal near the Convention Centre. Since the puppies obviously had no experience with traffic yet, several of the litter unfortunately had been run over by the buses. We couldn’t just leave the puppies to fend for themselves and drove out to look for them. Sadly, we were not able to locate the pups. Luckily, several people followed our example and one day someone notified us that they had found the little puppers! As it turned out, they did have an owner, although one that wasn’t great at keeping the puppies safe. At that point there were about five remaining from the litter. The rescuers were able to negotiate the owner into surrendering two of them and Ladra took those puppies into care. They also sterilized the mom and returned her to the owner. That is how Saffron and her sister Pepper’s rescue story began. Weighing in at 7kg and fully grown at 7 months, Saffron is a small pup with a big personality! She has grown into a pretty unique pup as we’re pretty certain she could be part feline based on the way she maneuvers her tail and strategically pounces on the other pups. She practically levitates across the floor and always lands perfectly silent on her feet! Maybe she was a lion in a past life - all she needs is a furry mane! When Saffron first came to us she wasn’t quite sure how to ask for affection and would sit back while all her foster mates lapped up the love. But no more! She kisses and cuddles with all her heart, and you know she really means it. It can take a little while for Saffron to warm up - but when she’s in, she’s aaaaaaall in baby! This beautiful pup’s loyalty is second to none and once she loves you, she won’t leave your side. She will follow you around the house and sit by your feet, constantly staring up adoringly at you as she waits for your next move. Expect her to come running up for cuddles when you return home with the biggest grin on her face (and trust us when we say she also has a really unique smile that will make you laugh every time!) In fact, she has some of the best facial expressions a dog can have. No poker face here - you’ll always know if she’s pleased or downright unimpressed. This little lion also loves her independence and loves to sleep under the bed (but by morning you’ll find her curled up on the bed by your feet). Saffron is great at shaking her paw and will offer her paw at any opportunity - whether you asked for it or not! Saffron is house trained and rarely has an accident. She also has a small appetite (so some yummy things mixed into her dog food will make her a very happy girl). She loves to run around at the beach and isn’t afraid to splash around in the shallow waves. She absolutely loves kids too and would fit right into a family with kids. Saffron has lived in foster with 15 other dogs and gets on with them all, but when meeting new dogs that are not part of her pack, she can become pretty anxious. She’s currently in foster care with a trainer to help overcome her anxiety with new dogs and we have high hopes she will curb this habit (but it is a process, and her family will need to continue to work on this with her). In the home though, Saffron is a sassy little munchkin we’ve all come to love. And whilst she is quiet and unassuming at first, we can guarantee she is going to sneak into your bed in the middle of the night, and into your heart for the rest of your life. Please help us to find her new family by sharing her album. If you are someone you know is interested in adopting Saffron, please complete the adoption application found at www.mexpup.com.
Mex (Formerly Robin): Adopted! Jan 30th, 2020
Introducing ROBIN! Robin was rescued alongside his brother, Batman and has the same story as his brother: A friend who lives in one of the neighborhoods noticed these two dogs who were constantly dodging traffic and buses. She asked around and found out they had an “owner.” She found out the owner no longer wanted them and was told the man was no longer going to feed them and had told others in the neighborhood to not feed them as well. That’s when she reached out to Amanda for some help, knowing that they were at high risk for disease or being ran over by a car or bus. A plan was made, and they went to rescue Batman and Robin. Upon arrival, the “owner” came out and wanted to say bye to them. He made sure to give them both a slap in the face before we were able to get them safely in the car and to the vet.
Robin is about 1.5 years old and weighs 11.8 kilos, a little bigger than his brother! He is likely a dachshund mix and is in fairly good health. They both tested negative for all scary diseases, however they were anemic and had eurlichia, and Robin had some small wounds on his back end, possibly from a bite. Treatment was started, and these lovely pups moved into a PV foster home to begin their new lives. Robin loves going for walks, and does great with Batman. He seems friendly when seeing other dogs, both male or female on walks. He is not leash reactive, and likes to say hello to other dogs he meets on walks.Robin is good with strangers, and has also been good with teenagers he has met while out on walks so a family with older children should be fine. Robin has seen cats from afar on the property he lives on and does not seem to have any reaction to them, however he has never been formally introduced to a cat so this is something that would need to be tested to ensure a house with a cat would be a good fit for him. Robin is not easily spooked, as he has no reaction to passing bikes, motorcycles, cars etc. He is also a good passenger in the car. Robin has not shown any signs of food or toy aggression and is not possessive of his person either. He also does not have any problems with chewing. Like his brother, Robin does have quite a voice when being left alone, but his foster mom is working on breaking this behavior. He understands the correction and is learning. His foster is working on leaving him alone at home for longer periods and he is responding well, however he would still ideally like a home where his human isn't out for too long every day. Robin gets excited to meet new people in his home. He barks at a knock on the door, but again like his brother he just wants to let you know someone is there! Robin is potty trained and knows to do his business outside. Robin is a super laid back, relaxed and well mannered dog. His ideal home would be with someone who doesn’t work too long hours, but most importantly someone who gives him lots of love and attention!
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Uncle Bob: Adopted! Jan 30th, 2020
Uncle Bob appeared to be around 6 or 7 years old, very skinny, possibly a little hearing impaired, and blind. He had ulcers in both eyes and needs synthetic lubrication with eye drops. He’s was very happy boy from the start who loved to sleep, sniff, and snuggle. He would get excited when his leash got clipped on, and was very comfortable with people and other dogs, so our guess is that he had a home and as soon as he lost his vision his ‘family’ decided he wasn’t worth the trouble and he was dumped outside. Well lucky for Uncle Bob, a lovely lady found him and after trying to find his family for weeks with no luck, she contacted us and we went to pick him up. First order of business was fattening this little baby up. Then it was time to find him a home !
Millie (Formerly Kelly): Adopted! Jan 26th, 2020
Hector is a wonderful artist and animal lover who is always helping those in need. One day he found a sweet dog tied to his front gate. She had fleas, ticks and a broken leg. It was clear that she needed help and even though Hector is dealing with his own medical issues he never stopped to think of himself. He simply did what he always does by putting animals first. He took the pup to the vet and got both good & bad news. The good news, she had ehrlichia but was negative for all the really scary diseases. The bad news, her leg was too damaged and would have to be amputated. She came through the operation like a champ and is doing great on 3 legs. Kelly is a bit short. When you see her photo, you think med/large dog. When you see her in a video running along with those short legs, you realize she is a 3-legged lower rider (not sure about you, but I love low riders and being a tripod make her even more special!).
Kelly is about 5 years old and weight 15 kilos. She is a very sweet & playful dog that is eager for affection and attention. Kelly likes to play all the time and thinks the 3 other dogs in her foster home are perfect playmates no matter their size! She also does great with the cats. Kelly doesn’t have any issues sharing food, toys or beds with the others. She loves going for walks, especially to the park, and is fine when she meets other dogs on walks. She doesn’t realize she is different and lives her life on 3 legs as if that is the way it’s always been. Kelly loves to be bathed and thinks kids are awesome. She is house trained and is free in the home when her family is gone without issue. Kelly loves to be pet but doesn’t like her belly touched. We think the best home for Kelly would be one with a family that has time and attention for her. She would love a playmate and would welcome joining a family with cats. This tripod low rider is ready for adoption. The only question is if you are ready to have such a special pup join your family.
Please share her album and if you think you are a match for this lovely girl, please can complete an adoption application found at www.mexpup.com. Kelly is ready for the next step in her journey.
Charly: Adopted! Jan 26th, 2020
Hi, I’m Charly and I’m looking for a family to love. My foster mom says I’m a really good boy and I believe her. I didn’t always think that way. When I was just a pup, my human wasn’t very nice. He left me outside on the street even though I was only a few months old. Sometimes he would hit me, and he didn’t often give me food or water, but the nice neighbors always tried to take care of me. I sure liked them. They always told me I was a good boy and that they would help me. One day a really nice lady came to speak with the human. It seems she wanted to take me, but the human said no. The neighbors told me not to worry and that they would keep trying. Then one day, that awesome lady came back and asked the human again. He said the same thing, but this time I was much weaker & sicker, so the nice lady gave him some money and took me away from that place. We went to a new place with vet and I was told they would help me to feel better. They said I was full of fleas, filthy, malnourished, had an eye infection with low platelets and was in the first stage of distemper. It all sounded very scary, but they were so nice and told me they would help me to fight, so I didn’t worry. I got to go to a foster home where I got lots of medicine and rested. There was always clean water, a soft bed, food and kind people. I didn’t know what a foster home was when I went there, but I learned that they are the most special place in the world. What a lucky pup I was to find such a great place! One of the times we went back to the vet office they told us that I was negative for distemper. I wasn’t sure what that meant, but everyone was so happy, so I knew it was something really, really good. They said I was now going to grow up to be a big dog and have a family all my own. Wow, was I excited! I am now 8 months old and weight about 11 kilos. They say that I am a scruffy pup with playful energy. When I go out on the streets now, it is so much better. I don’t have to live out there and it’s fun when my people take me. We use a leash so that I can keep track of them, and they don’t get lost. I get to meet lots of new people, tall ones and short ones too. The little people in my home also bring their friends home and I love saying hello to all of them and giving kisses. They say I am great at giving kisses!! I am trying really hard to grow up to be a good dog, but I still sometimes get into trouble. I know when they say “no Charly”, I need to stop what I am doing, even if it is fun. That’s ok though, as I am so happy to have such nice people in my life. I heard that I am now ready for adoption which sounds pretty exciting. My foster mom hopes that I can find a home with small people as she says I am great with them and that they are great for me because I love attention, to get hugs and to play all the time. If you are looking for a new family member, maybe it could be me? All you have to do is complete the adoption application found at www.mexpup.com. I won’t be hurt if you don’t choose me, but maybe you can tell others about me as I would really like to join my family soon!
Lana : Adopted! Jan 25th, 2020
Meet Lana ! Lana’s rescuer Erika found Lana on the street as she was walking home. As she passed Farmacia Guadalajara she spotted Lana. She was on her belly lying on a green gated area, at first she believed she had an owner, because some people were standing near her. However, she kept walking and by the time she reached the end of the street she turned around and saw that Lana was following her. Assuming she had an owner she brought Lana back to where she originally was, but Lana kept following her. She decided that if Lana kept following her home she would shelter her, give her some food, water, and try and find her owner, as upon first appearance Lana looked healthy, aside from being a little thin. Once they got home her rescuer and her husband decided to examine her closer and that’s when they noticed that she was full of ticks. Her ears were swollen and infected. They bathed her to remove as many ticks as they could until they could bring her to the vet in the morning. Once back from the vet they attempted to locate her owners, but with no luck they decided to post Lana for adoption. Being a bully breed they did not have much luck as many people in the area fear that bully breeds are aggressive. That’s when Erika reached out to Mexpup in hopes of finding Lana her perfect home !
Lana since her rescue has fully recovered, gained some weight and is ready to find her forever home ! Lana is a beautiful medium-large girl weighing in at 22kg. She is approximately 1.5 - 2 years old. She is likely a pitbull mix with maybe some boxer in her.
A few words from Lana-
“ Hi I’m Lana ! I looooove PEOPLE ! All the people I meet, big, small, boy, girl it doesn’t matter as long as they give me pets and cuddles !
I also really love other dogs. Right now I have 5 furry siblings in my foster home, of all sizes. My best friend is my sister Ellie the Chihuahua. We love to play with each other ALL the time. My foster mom thinks it's because we’re the same age.
I'm also really good with dogs I meet outside of the house while my people take me on walks, both on leash and off leash. I like to greet all the dogs I meet and then when I’m done saying hi I continue on my way. If I ever meet a dog that I feel is barking at me too loud or too aggressively I get a little nervous and just try to walk a little faster to get away from them, I really don’t like to fight and just want to be friends with all the dogs I meet.
My foster mom says I would do best in a home with no cats as they get me VERY excited and I like to bark at them and try to chase them (which apparently they don't like).
I’m not easily spooked by much. I’m also a good passenger in the car.
I have not shown any signs of food or toy aggression, and I am not a chewer!
At first I wasn't very used to walking on leash , I really liked to swerve baaack and forth, fun right !? Since I’m a big girl I was quite strong for my foster mom to walk me as I liked to pull. However with some help and practice I am a good leash walker now !
I love when my foster parents bring people over, especially when I havent met them before! I looove meeting new people and like to lick their hands so they pet me and snuggle me !
I am fully potty trained and I even go up to the door when I have to go to the bathroom to let my foster parents know that it's time to go outside !
I am crate trained and currently sleep in my crate at night. I also go in my crate if my people have to leave the house. It’s super cozy in there !
I don’t have too much of a problem when my people have to leave me for a couple hours, but they usually aren’t gone for more than three hours a day. I think I would be okay if my new people would have to leave me in the day to go to work as long as they promise to get me my exercise !
I know how to sit and come ! I’m a smart girl so I would love it if you taught me other cool tricks !
My foster mom says that I am a very noble girl.
She thinks that the perfect home for me would be with someone who is very active as I love to exercise ! Also someone who is strong because apparently I’m a big girl I just don’t actually know it ! Mostly I would really love another furry sibling to play with and keep me company.
If you’re in search of a big, super friendly, SUPER cuddly girl to complete your family then I am the girl for you ! “
If you or someone you know could be a match for Lana, please complete an adoption application found at www.mexpup.com or contact our adoption coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toby (Formerly Tobby): Adopted! Jan 25th, 2020
This handsome guy is Tobby !
Tobby was found with his mom, he was tied to a tree with his mom hidden in the bushes, our friend Dana heard something and she found them both there abandoned, tied with no food or water. They don’t know how long they were there, but decided to help these pups start a new healthy and happy life. Tobby had a big tummy due to parasites but was very skinny. He was full of ticks, skin problems, and he dragged his back legs, he could walk but he could not sit normally. He was taken to the vet for his back legs, they told his rescuers that he may have been hit but it was not necessary to have surgery. He was also treated for ehrlichia. Toby now limps on one of his back legs but it does not at all hinder him from running, jumping and playing with the rest of his pack !
Handsome Tobby was 2 months old when he was found and is now approximately 9 months old. He currently weighs 17kg and may still grow a little but will likely remain on the smaller end of a medium sized dog.
Tobby is great with everyone he meets, whether it be men, women, teenagers or children, as long as you give him lots of pets and cuddles you are good in his books ! Tobby is good with all the dogs in his foster home (14 dogs) as well as the cats. He is a great leash walker and is not reactive to other dogs while he is on leash, regardless of if they are leashed or not. Tobby has also been good in off leash environments!
Tobby is not at all food or toy aggressive, neither is he possessive of his things, home or his people. He is not easily spooked, and he has not shown signs of any chewing problems aside from nibbling on his bed if he is left alone for a while. Tobby currently sleeps in his crate at night, with his mom. He knows to go potty outside while on his walks and has not had any accidents in his crate so he likely will learn very quickly in his new home to do his business outside ! Currently Tobby is left for up to 6 hours a day with the other dogs, so he would likely do fine with people who had to work during the day, especially if he has another dog to keep him company.
Tobby is a smart boy and already knows how to sit ! T
obby is very active, regardless of his limp. Tobby like to swim with his life vest on and the vet says it is important for him to keep swimming and doing other things to keep his leg strong ! He loves to run and play with the other pups. He would do great with a medium active family, who ideally has a yard and another dog for Tobby to play with. He also wouldn’t mind having a cat sibling! Tobby is a special boy who is looking for his special home ! If you or anyone you know is interested in fostering or adopting Tobby please submit an application at mexpup.com
Willow (Formerly Mariah): Adopted! Jan 18th, 2020
Mariah is a gorgeous 7 month old, roughly 18kg shepherd mix with a fantastic temperament that is looking for her forever home. Some of you may remember our post about Mia from several weeks back... well, Mariah is her sister and she too was surrendered by a neighbourhood churro vendor who found themselves desperate after their female shepherd fell unexpectedly pregnant and they couldn’t afford to look after all the puppies. Mariah was only tiny at around 3kg when we first got her, she was malnourished and anemic and her poor stomach was distended from all the parasites, but luckily she is very resilient and with our support she bounced back and is now a gorgeous big gangly puppy ready for her next chapter.
Mariah is EXTREMELY submissive towards any dog she ever has the pleasure of meeting (and it really does bring her joy to hang out with any dog she can). She wants to be friends with absolutely anyone, big or small, and will roll onto her back and do what we affectionately call ‘the worm’ as she wiggles towards any potential friend begging for their approval. Her favourite day of the week is Saturday when we go to playgroup at the dog park and she gets to hang out with 30+ dogs and run around for a few hours. After that she is done for the day and will curl up on her dog bed in the sun and watch Netflix with her foster mom. Mariah walks great on a leash but she is so inquisitive and excited about the world that if she passes something fun like the beach she can get excited and start to pull. She is extremely smart and she knows that if her foster mom stops and puts a little bit of upwards pressure on her collar then she has to sit down and wait. Mariah is desperate to be a good girl so this exercise is great for reminding her that she should heel, and for practicing impulse control. Every time stopped like this she resets and regains her calm.
Her foster mom can’t stress enough how sweet Mariah is, she doesn’t have a mean bone in her body, but she also has no idea that she is almost 20kg so her play can be rambunctious (although her foster moms 2kg chihuahua tells her off if she is being too much and she does listen). Her foster thinks a cat free home would be best because she is extremely interested in cats and will bark and desperately want to chase and play, even if her intentions are sweet she thinks this would be stressful for a cat. Mariah loves her crate and will go there by herself to hang out if she is tired or wants some chill time, and if her foster mom starts preparing food she runs to her crate and waits patiently in it. Mariah will still sometimes chew things such as socks or flip flops if she is left alone and has free reign of the house, so when her foster mom leaves for a couple of hours or so in the day she stays in the crate and has a nap. In Mariah’s case she thinks the crate is a great tool because she associates it with calm and it is her ‘safe space’. Any human is a good human in Mariah’s book! She loves anyone and everyone, and she is so charming you can’t help but be won over. Her foster mom would love for Mariah to have an active family that can spoil her with cuddles and playtime because she has energy to burn and she loves running around. More than anything she hopes for Mariah that her family has at least one other dog, or that they have friends with dogs/live close to a dog park because she lights up when she gets to play with her dog friends.
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Batman: Adopted! Jan 18th, 2020
Batman was rescued alongside of his brother, Robin. A friend who lives in one of the neighborhoods noticed these two dogs who were constantly dodging traffic and buses. She asked around and found out they had an “owner.” She found out the owner no longer wanted them and was told the man was no longer going to feed them and had told others in the neighborhood to not feed them as well. That’s when she reached out to Amanda for some help, knowing that they were at high risk for disease or being ran over by a car or bus. A plan was made, and they went to rescue Batman and Robin. Upon arrival, the “owner” came out and wanted to say bye to them. He made sure to give them both a slap in the face before we were able to get them safely in the car and to the vet. Batman is about 1.5 years old and weighs 8 kilos. He is a dachshund mix and is in fairly good health. They both tested negative for all scary diseases, however they were anemic and had eurlichia, so treatment was started, and these lovely pups moved into a PV foster home to begin their new lives. Batman loves going for walks, does great with Robin and seems friendly when seeing other dogs on walks. He is happy to greet visitors once they are inside his foster home, but he will bark when there is a knock at the door (he simply wants to make sure you know someone is there). Batman does have a voice and isn’t fond of being left alone, so he lets you know it. His foster family is working on this with him and they have seen good improvement. He is house trained. When he first arrived into care, he showed some destructive behaviors, but with a bit of work he is now on track and doing well. We wouldn’t recommend leaving him alone for too many hours as that is when his challenges present. He has also seen cats and has shown no interest in them. Batman would love to start the next part of his journey and find a forever family that will love him and care for him. No more slaps for this adorable pup. If you or someone you know is interested in adopting Batman, please complete the application found at www.mexpup.com. He has a potential flight to Victoria, BC on January 18, so we need your help in sharing his album so a forever or foster family can be found.
Juno (formerly Mia): Adopted! January 1, 2020
Anyone living in Mexico knows that it's imperative you are friendly with the neighborhood Churro vendors! And it was our friendship with the lovely couple who sell Churros in our colonia that brought Mia into our lives. As is a familiar story here, their female dog accidentally got pregnant and they asked for our help to spay the mama and to find homes the puppies. They were able to find homes with friends and family for some of the litter, but 4 remained and we took all 4. Mia was the weakest by far. She was the smallest, had patches of fur missing, was very lethargic, and she had so many parasites that when we dewormed her and they all left her body, her body actually went into shock. Mia was too young at just 6 weeks for harsh medicines but received vitamins, supplements and electrolytes every few hours, and was getting subcutaneous fluids via a needle every other night. It was touch and go for a week or so but soon enough she was gaining strength and she only continues to get bigger and stronger! At about 5 months old and Mia weighs around 14kg. She looks like a Belgian Shepherd cross and is certainly a very stunning dog! She is extremely sweet, loves every human she comes across, and loves to play with other dogs even more! She can occasionally be shy when meeting new dogs, but we go to the dog park every week and play off leash with more than 30 dogs and she does great with all shapes and sizes. Mia is still a baby, so she pulls on the leash when she is excited, particularly when she knows we are going somewhere fun like the beach or river (She loves water and has never met a puddle she didn't want to jump in)! She also sometimes gets overexcited when a loud motorbike goes past and will pull towards it. She is very clever though and extremely food motivated and eager to please, so we think that with some puppy obedience lessons Mia will be a total model citizen. Mia should not go to a home with cats or other small animals like chickens or hamsters (although she does great with tiny dogs her prey drive for the others is definite). Mia has boundless energy and needs an active family. She is great off leash so a family who likes hiking or running would be amazing! Mia loves to eat, and we often share a fruit salad in the morning before our walk which she loves. If there is no fruit available, vegetables, peanut butter, sweet potato, and ice cubes will do nicely! All in all, Mia is a total sweetheart. Her heart is even bigger than her ginormous ears, and she deserves the best life we can possibly give her. If you think that you could be a match or know someone that is, please fill out an adoption application at www.mexpup.com. Or, please share Mia’s album to help us find her forever home.
Kira: Adopted! January 1, 2020
Claudia was walking with her pack when they found 3 puppies in a trash pile. They had recently picked up a different puppy from this same area that looked very similar to the 3. They thought the first puppy was just lost and had been looking for the owner but finding the 3 new puppies changed that idea. They started to ask around to figure out what was happening. A neighbor told them that their very poor owner had thrown all 4 of the puppies onto the street. They were only 2 months old, but they were now abandoned and fending for themselves. Claudia immediately took them in and got them to the vets. They were full of parasites and very hungry, but thankfully tested negative for the real scary stuff. Kira is one of the three females of the litter and looks exactly like Dusk. They were called the twins. She is now about 1 year old and weighs 16 kilos. Kira is a shy pup that is a bit insecure, but once she feels safe, she is playful and loving. She does great with all the dogs in her foster home, whether large or small. Kira also does great with the teenager in her foster home and does fine when meeting children as long as she has time and space to get to know them. Kira seems afraid of cats and although she doesn’t spend much time with them, we think she would fine in a home with cats. When asked what her ideal forever home would be, her foster mom said “Kira is a very agile dog. She would do great with kids of any age or an active couple. She loves walks to the river and enjoys water. She loves hiking adventures, climbing, jumping, and digging. She is very active. Ideally, she would have another dog to play with as she spends most of her time with the other dogs playing, playing, and playing. She is a little reserved with stranger dogs and humans but once she feels safe, she settles and enjoys. She needs a very loving and active family.” Kira is happy, healthy and ready for adoption.
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