Hoping for Homes - Dogs currently available for adoption.
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Charro: in a Victoria foster & looking for a family
He was only about 3 months old and he was dumped near the block factory along the Ameca river just north of Puerto Vallarta. The security guy knew he was there and allowed him to stay, but didn’t have the means to provide any food. There was garbage, so the puppy survived a few days on that. Once the owners saw him on the property, they let it be known that he couldn’t stay. The security guard often sees Claudia with dogs, so he approached her, explained the situation to her, told her he hadn’t been able to find a home for him, and asked for help. Claudia & Enya don’t have more time or more space or more resources than the average person, but they are lovely humans with huge hearts who always work to find a solution. They agreed to foster the pup and asked MexPup for help. Charro was about 3 months old and 5 kilos when rescued. He is now about 8 months old, weighs 20 kilos, and is in a Victoria foster home. This awesome boy has a large, adult type body, but he still has a silly puppy brain. Charro loves other dogs and wants to play with everyone one he meets (he does not discriminate based on size, gender or color), but he still needs to work on his manners. Greetings on leash can be a bit frantic, but he is all play and positive energy. Charro is very smart, corrects easily, and is a good listener. He is slightly interested in cats (puppy brain), but we are working with him on this and expect he will be fine in a home with felines. Charro is a strong boy and loves to jump around, so we think a home without small children would be best for him. He is a lovely, social pup that would do great in an active home that can give him the time and attention he needs to continue developing into a great adult dog. If you or anyone you know is looking for a new family member just like this guy, please complete an application at www.mexpup.com and/or write to our adoption coordinator Trysha@mexpup.com. Please help us to find him a forever home so he can start the next part of his journey.
Mezcal: in a PV foster & looking for a family
They were born in an empty lot. Their mom was very attentive and kept the puppies safe, but an empty lot is no place for a litter of puppies. Barb & Louis saw them and knew they needed help. The first step was catching them and that proved to be quite a challenge. On the first attempt, 2 were rescued, but the next attempt came up empty. The 3rd saw two more come into care but the remaining 3 puppies were quite elusive. With help from a few LADRA volunteers, the final 3 were taken off the street and they were safe. In addition to rescuing the puppies, the mother was spayed. She has a family and they do care for her, so she continues to have a good life and will simply not have more puppies. Mezcal is one of the male pups. He is now about 7 months old and weighs about 15 kilos. As he and his littermates didn’t meet humans until they were about 3 months old, they are all quite shy. Although he can be timid when meeting people, he can be quite the opposite when he wants to meet another dog. He will pull on his leash and bark in an “I want to go play”, kind of way. Mezcal desperately wants to be friends with people, but he needs to do so at his own pace. He loves going for walks and he loves car rides. For some reason, he is his most social when in the car giving kisses and asking for scratches when driving around town. Mezcal is great with other dogs. He loves playing with them and counts on the adult dogs in his foster home for guidance. He has won the hearts of every creature in his foster pack and now it’s time for him to meet his forever family and have his happy ending. We think he would do best in a calm home that has another dog in the family. If you are interested in adopting Mezcal, please complete an application atwww.mexpup.com or send an email to Trysha@mexpup.com.
Zorro: In a PV foster & looking for a home
Jana is a local rescuer who walks the beaches every day with her pup Lomi. She just said goodbye to her Mexpup foster Thor who flew Canada to his new home a few days prior and then she saw a sad, hungry pup with a rope around his neck trying desperately to attach himself to anyone walking past. Jana knew she needed to help him. And thats exactly what Jana did, she took the rope around his neck and walked him straight home then to the vets for testing of all the scary stuff. He tested positive to Anaplasma and Ehrlichia and thankfully negative to everything else. Zorro is now ready for his forever home. This handsome pup is 1.5 years old and weighs 21 kg. This boy has been through a lot in his short life. He bears mental scars that are getting better with time, but are still there in the way he approaches life. We suspect he was locked up his entire life, beaten and never allowed to socialize with other dogs. Hes had an emotional rehabilitation, and he's now ready for his forever home that can continue to help this very smart boy to learn that life is not scary. Hes a shy boy with all people, so slow introductions that can allow him to approach is best for Zorry. Doesn't take him long. He's nervous around children, and he will choose to not be near them. thier sounds and squeals scare him as do their fast movements. So a quiet home is needed. His zest for life has caught up and he wants to run and explore every inch of his new world. the transition from Mexico to Canada will be scary for him, so a calm and patient home that can help him adjust in a safe environment is best. A home that can instill rules and boundaries in a loving manner will capture this boys heart.. Zorro is very very smart, and will excell in any training program you put him in. He would LOVE to work, be it agility, or obedience trials, hiking buddy, Search and Rescue, this boy is eager to experience life. A very active home with no young children or cats is the home for him. A home with other dogs that are confident and can help Zorro gain his confidence would be great. Zorro is very energetic on the leash when he sees dogs, cats, squirrels. He's very friendly with all dogs, he just needs to learn he cant greet them when he's so energetic. His wonderful foster mom is working with him on his focus skills. If your looking for a chatty buddy who likes to sing with you, chirp at you, groan, grunt, then Zorro is your boy. Once he feels safe his goofiness comes out:)
Rose: In a PV foster and looking for a home
When it rains it pours.....Two days ago we took in Piper & Alex. We didn't have the resources to do so, but we couldn't walk away from what we saw. Thanks to all of you, donations came in to cover their care. Today it happened again. Rose was under a bench, in bad shape, unable to move......we couldn't leave her. She is safe tonight and will see a vet first thing tomorrow. We don't know what challenges there will be, but we are hopeful that you will again be there to help us help Rose. Please consider making a donation to her care - visitwww.mexpup.com and click on the donate button.
Someone just pointed out the words on the sign behind her in the first photo where she is under the bench which say "Es momento de ayudar" - translation......it's time to help. So very fitting.
Rose is in care in Puerto Vallarta, but we are still looking for a forever home for her. Can you find it in your heart to help Rose?
Chata: in a Victoria foster & looking for a forever home
Claudia is always helping. She volunteers her time in various ways with various groups to support her community whenever she can. Her neighbor had rescued a dog and called her Chata. Claudia helped get the beautiful girl healthy and spayed so that she could enjoy her new home. A few months later, the neighbor met another dog and decided that this new dog was the right dog for her. The only issue is that the large male didn’t like Chata and he began to pick on her. Chata was constantly being attacked and was regularly being wounded by the other dog. Claudia knew things were bad and then the neighbor let her know that Chata was no longer wanted in their home. Claudia brought Chata into her home to give her a safe place to recover. Chata is about 1.5 years old and weighs 25 kilos. She is a sweet pup that did well with the other dogs in her foster home, even those that were much smaller, but she needs proper introductions to all new dogs (never a bad idea for any animal). We don’t believe that Chata would do well in a home with cats as she is very focused on them and their movements along with showing prey drive around lizards and other bugs. She loves to play with toys and walks well on a leash. Chata does well with kids and has learned basic commands. This lovely dog is looking for her forever home….one that will make her part of the family and not discard her when a newer model comes around. Please help us to find her family by sharing her story and album!
Nym (formerly Ice): in a Victoria foster & looking for a home
It starts because they don’t spay the female dog they have. No surprisingly, she gets pregnant and she becomes a hot potato. No one has room, time or money for the puppies that are on the way. In this case, one thing led to another and she ended up in another family member’s home on the roof. The litter of puppies is born, some are adopted out and the remaining 3 are stuck on the roof. Time passes, the family doesn’t have the means to care for the animals and the situation begins to take its toll on the pups. They aren’t getting enough food, so they are too skinny. They aren’t getting enough attention, so they vacillate between shy and frantic for love. They aren’t exposed to the world, so normal things are scary & challenging. Thankfully Laura saw the 3 puppies in need and began speaking to the family. They were happy to let the puppies go and agreed to let the momma be spayed so the situation wouldn’t repeat itself. The first step was to get them evaluated at the vets. There were some issues, but the prognosis for the pups was good. Then it was time for foster homes, a place where they could each learn about the world, about humans and about all the regular stuff of life in a home. Nym (formerly Ice) is one of two females, is now about 2 years old, and weighs 15 kilos. She entered her foster home as a shy little girl and with the help of her foster pack, she quickly became a playful, fun loving girl. Nym loves to play with other dogs and thinks people are pretty great too. She was adopted by a family and then after almost 10 months they advised us that they were no longer able to care for her. Nym returned into MexPup's care and she has been thriving. She is happy, playful, social and smart. Nym needs a home where she will get exercise as this girl has loads of energy, but she also knows how to be a couch potato. She also needs direction as she is still a pup and will gladly take a mile when you give her an inch. Nym also enjoys toys & puzzles to keep her stimulated. Nym is good with cats and children and loves to snuggle with her humans. We know that her forever family is out there and now we just need to find them.
Freud: in a Victoria foster & looking for a forever family
Update: Freud has been waiting a very, very long time for his forever family to find him. Please share his album and help us to find him a home.
Local artist and businesswoman, Pat Gawle, referred a dog to MexPup. A fellow artist of Pat’s from El Tuito rescued a badly injured dog in early January. Froylan is a Mexican potter who lives and works in El Tuito. He came across the young male dog on the street badly injured from what was evidently a stoning or beating. Froylan said he has seen many injured dogs in his life, but none like this. He could not leave the pup on the street. Froylan brought the dog back to his live-in studio and took care of him, but he needed help with food and supply expenses and he certainly could not afford veterinary care. Through Pat, MexPup became involved and in mid-January Brian and Mona drove out on a rescue mission to El Tuito. When they first saw the dog, which they have named Freud, most of the wounds had healed but left numerous scars all over the dog’s body. Freud also had a severely injured back leg that he dragged along when he walked. On initial assessment by the vets in PV, it was determined that Freud has a severely dislocated back right hip. The injury appears to have happened some time ago as his leg has stiffened from misuse making it difficult for him to lay down and get up. To complicate matters, Freud’s bloodwork indicated that he had Anaplasma, a tick borne-disease that left him anemic and with a low platelet count. He would not be a candidate for surgery until his bloodwork improved. Freud had his back leg removed, and this has not stopped this guy at all. He is healthy and is doing great in his foster home. He has a team of walkers coming out to walk him daily and socialize him to new things. He has a trainer that works with him to help with his challenges. Freud is a lovely boy, snuggly, and loves his outings. He does great with most dogs he meets on his outings, has a tendency to react to a dog when he's with reactive dogs, otherwise a simple leave-it command and he will walk on by. Freud loves to play rough, and mouth the neck of his playmate. Once properly introduced he will play with most any dog. Freud has stubborn side, ask any of his walkers...lol when hes not ready to go home, he will put the brakes on and not move! He loves to roll in the grass, and eat it, he's a stick lover and will gladly put his full face in the water to get most anything! Freud would do best in a home with no other animals, and no children under 12. Freud is an assertive boy, and still likes to use his mouth for attention and he can pinch you. Freud is very intelligent, easily trainable and is learning nicely with his trainer. Please consider this very sweet boy to be a part of your family. Freud is about 3 years old and weighs a healthy 45 lbs. For more information you can contact email@example.com and/or go to www.mexpup.com where you will find the adoption application.
Gracie: In a Victoria foster hoping for her forever home
This is second chance Gracie. When Gracie was about 8 months old, Claudia, a MexPup volunteer and rescuer saw her being abused. Gracie was emaciated, starving and you could see every bone in her body. Understanding why little children would stand around and physically abuse this young dog as she was dying is something we will never be able to understand. She has so badly beaten, one of her rear legs was broken in several places, and she can never bear weight on it again. For 3 days after her rescue, Gracie could barely move only getting up to eat and for the bathroom. Love and attention was what brought her back to life. Gracie thrived in her foster home, and eventually found a permanent home in Canada. She did well in her home for years, then suddenly the unexpected happened. When she turned 4, Gracie and her fur sibling were physically attacked in their own yard by two unleashed dogs. Gracie and her sibling sustained mild physical injuries, but it shook Gracie to her core. Her family worked with her, and hired a trainer as Gracie was suddenly living in fear of all other dogs. Unfortunately, because of this, she was unable to return home. Gracie worked with a trainer for the better part of a year. She is now rehabilitated and ready for adoption. Gracie is now fine with other dogs, but she will need to go to a home where she is the only dog living in the house. She had previously lived with cats with no issues. She's a medium sized dog, weighing in at about 24kg. Gracie deserves a great home where she belongs. Gracie is a master cuddle expert, and has great fondness for people and children of all ages. Do you have room in your home and heart for a great companion? Gracie has been through a lot in her life, please help us find second chance Gracie a permanent place to park her paws.
Toby: In a Victoria foster & looking for a loving home
Colette saw him hanging around a local meat market begging for food. There are wonderful treats to be found there, so she didn’t immediately think he needed help. After a few days, it seemed clear that he had no family or home, so she approached him. She was able to get a collar on him, took him for a bath to deal with all the mats and dirt, got him started on some medical treatment for the regular issues that most strays have, and he has never looked back. Toby is about 1 year old and weighs 6 kilos. He is a happy, healthy, social, carefree pup that loves life. Toby loves other dogs and will play with them all day if given the chance. He will follow cats, but runs from them as soon as they turn around and look at him. Toby enjoys walks, playing with toys, meeting new people and pretty much everything he encounters. This happy-go-lucky guy is in a Victoria foster home and he is looking for his forever home. If you or anyone you know is interested in having Toby join their family, please complete the adoption application which can be found at www.mexpup.com or send an email to Trysha@mexpup.com, our adoption coordinator.
Petunia: In a PV foster & looking for a home
We received an email asking for help. Petunia had been rescued and was in a foster home, but she had also been diagnosed with TVT. The treatments aren’t cheap and they needed help in order to get her the care she needed. A few emails were exchanged, Petunia became a MexPup, and then she went to see Dr. Manuel for a checkup and care. We got the phone call that we never want in these situations. The standard tests were done and Petunia tested positive for distemper. The good news is that she is an adult with a developed immune system, and the illness is still in the early stages. The bad news…well, it’s distemper and it doesn’t get much worse than that. We are going to do all we can to help this girl to fight. We will remain focused on the distemper for now and other treatments will wait until she is healthy enough to go through them. Please send a prayer, a thought, some energy or whatever positive thing to can to help her with her battle.
Random: In a PV foster & in training/evaluation
Michelle went for a walk one morning with part of her pack, and a dog started following them. This happens often, but normally it’s only for a block or two. This guy followed them for 40 minutes...all the way back to their house. He sat and waited outside, and was very pleased with himself about the family he just adopted! A random dog, on a random walk, and a random act of kindness all leads to...what else...a dog named RANDOM! Just under a year old, Random is 18kg of pure joy and fun. He is an active dog that will need a forever family who makes sure he gets enough exercise. Random has had a difficult time adjusting to life in Canada, and needs a handler that understands what he needs. Random is great with other dogs with a proper introduction. He needs to trust people before he can be loose with them without his muzzle. Doesn't take him long, hes just really unsure, and to protect all, he needs to wear his muzzle during introductions, and usually if you just ignore him, he will come around. Once you gin his trust, its never broken. He is a fun loving dog who is eager to please and easy to train. Can you fit a bit of randomness into your life?
Beemer: Application received, please check back:)
He showed up near the beach one day. The pup was cowering behind a car while a nice woman tried to coax him to come to her. Todd recognized her as a fellow animal rescuer and sat down on the curb to talk with her and try to reach out to the pup. The shepherd mix was pretty anxious and every time either of them would try to get close to him, he would run to a nearby doorway and cower. They knocked on the door to see if this was his home and as soon as the door opened he ran inside the house, jumped up on the bed and lay down smiling. The nice woman who opened the door explained that she had just met this dog and as much as he wanted to move into her house, she already had a dog and couldn’t take in another. It was easy to see she had fallen for him and wanted to help him. When she met him in front of her door that day, he was dragging six feet of heavy link, rusty chain behind him, secured with a rusty chain “collar”. Once she took that horrible chain off him and replaced it with a borrowed collar, he decided she was the best woman in the world. Todd told her that if she would let the pup stay with her for the night, he would return for him the next day and that is how Beemer became a MexPup. This beautiful guy is about 14 months old and he weighs 19 kilos. Beemer is a friendly pup, but is a bit cautious with new people. Bemer does great with any dog and is a high energy boy that will want to play with you for hours on end. Bemer will need a home that's very active, willing to run this boy and work him as he is very smart. Beemer LOVES to play fetch, is still learning how to bring it all the way back, has great recall, loves all dogs, is good with low energy cats, he will chase the active ones and want to play. Beemer is all about playing! he never stops. Beemer needs a large, fully fenced yard to have access to, other dogs in his home that don't mind high energy pups. Beemer has separation anxiety which is much better with companion dogs in the home, this is a must for Beemer. He will mellow with age, so a home that wants an active boy for agility, flyball or search and rescue would be great. Please share Beemer’s album so we can find him a great family.
Marina: Application Received, please check back
She was outside a shopping center on her own when Suzana saw her get struck by a car. Luckily it was just a glancing blow, but she was injured and in need of help. Suzana got her loaded up and off to the vets they went. She had some superficial wounds, but this little girl had escaped serious injury – whew! Thankfully Dr. Pena was able to provide her the care and attention she needed. Marina had no collar and although efforts were made, no family was found. After weeks in care, MexPup was asked if we could help find Marina a home. This lovely girl is about 9 months old and weighs 17 kilos. Marina is a happy go lucky pup that does well with everyone she meets. She does well with dogs and has no interest in cats. Marina likes children…especially the two from her foster family. She is very playful, both on her own & with others. Marina is leash trained and crate trained. We think she would do well most environments…she just needs a family to call her own. If you or someone you know if interested in adoption Marina, please visit the adoption process page at www.mexpup.com where you will find the application or email the adoption coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maximo: Application Received, Please check back
When Daniel was in Sayulita he heard a strange noise coming from an abandoned house. He investigated only to find a small puppy. How did the puppy get there? There was no one living in the house, no one near the house and no explanation for where this puppy came from. Knowing that the pup needed help, Daniel took action. He rescued the puppy and brought him to the vet. Luckily the puppy, now named Maximo, didn't have any scary illnesses. He began to thrive in foster care and enjoys playing with his foster siblings. Maximo is currently about 6 months old. and weighs about 6kg. He won't be a big dog (except for his ears), but he has a big amount of love to give. Maximo will be ready to fly soon, so please help us to share his story and find him the perfect family.
TumTum: Application received, please check back
He was wondering on the highway. When they picked him up he was dirty, skinny, full of fleas & ticks, missing hair, and had an eye infection. It was clear the little guy had been on his own for a while. They immediately got him to the vets as it was clear he needed help. He thankfully tested negative to the really scary stuff and started treatment for all the other issues. TumTum was on his way to a new life. This little guy is about 1-year-old and weight 1.7 kilos. TumTum did great with all the dogs in his foster home – small and big. He liked to chase the cats, but since he is half their size, they just laughed. TumTum is a very happy little dog that is a delight to be around. He loves sleeping in bed with his humans and snuggles on the pillows. TumTum is very playful and has lots of energy. He is now healthy and ready for adoption. TumTum is in a Victoria foster home and we need your help to find his forever home. Tum Tum would love a home with another companion dog similar in size and on the calmer side. Tum tum is a calm boy that loves to play. Please share his album, or go to www.mexpup.com and complete the adoption application yourself. We know he will make one special family very happy.
Tara: Application Received, Please check back.
Claudia is a volunteer for MexPup and she also follows other local animal groups in Puerto Vallarta. A woman asked for help for a female pup that needed a foster home. This pup was in an abusive home, with larger dogs, and was not doing well. Claudia & Carmen offered to foster the pup and 2 days later she was brought to the vets. The exam showed ehrlichia, along with wounds on her neck, face, and a damaged eye. Psychologically, she was not doing well. She was afraid of everything and trusted no one. That same day, Tara went to her foster home and a slow healing process started. As the weeks went by, Tara's personality started to shine through. Tara is about 14 months old and weighs 15.3 kilos. She has done well with the 2 permanent and 1 other foster dog in her foster home (one smaller dog and two medium sized dog). Tara also does well with the cats, but if her fur foster siblings start to chase them she will join in the fun (until the squirt bottle comes out). She has learned how to walk on leash and not be afraid. This small pitty mix has a heart of gold. Although she was previously abused, she has NEVER shown any aggression. Tara has adapted well to having only one eye. Occasionally when on a walk, she can get scared and her reaction is to stop & crouch, but with a little patience she continues on her walk as before. She is actually a big kisser, cuddler, all around love bug, and a bit of a clown. Tara is medium energy, very playful, and would do great with an active family on hikes to the forest and beach. She loves to be around humans but has learned to spend time with other animals. Claudia & Carmen have helped Tara become a great little pitbull, that shatters all the negative stereotypes about the breed. They will miss her, but they know that the family who adopts her, will have the greatest dog friend ever. Tara is ready to find her forever home, people who will love her and cherish her as a member of their family. Please share Tara’s album or go to www.mexpup.com and complete the adoption application yourself, so we can get her started on the next part of her journey.
Sanza: Application received, Please check back
She was tied to a tree. She was only a small puppy and yet she they saw her every day tied to the tree. They spoke to the man that put her there about caring for a puppy. He didn’t really want her, and he didn’t have the means to care for her. After additional conversation, he surrendered her to Carmen & Claudia. Sanza is about 8 months old and weighs 4.3 kilos. She loves dogs and is also really great with cats. She is vocal, so condo or apartment life is not for her. This sweet girl is still a puppy and will need a patient & gentle home that can show her that not everything is scary. Sanza is still a work in progress on the leash, but with time & training she continues to improve. Having another dog in the home would be a big plus for her. She is a medium to high energy dog, but she also loves cuddle time. Sanza loves playing fetch, likes being chased by her foster fur sibling and she runs like crazy. Please share her album so she can find her forever family or go to www.mexpup.com to complete an adoption application to bring this sweet girl home with you.
Cindy: Application received, please check back
She was hurt for days. People shared her picture on Facebook, but no one took action. That is until Esme and her husband saw the pictures. Immediately they went to rescue her. Cindy was hit by a car and her one foot was totally squished. Once at the vet, it was determined that the best option for her recovery was to amputate a couple of her toes. Cindy is a cocker spaniel type dog, who weighs about 12kg, and is approximately a year old. She is recovering well and is a happy, active dog. Cindy gets along well with other dogs and children. As her leg improves, she becomes even more playful. Cindy is a great little pup who has been abandoned too many times in her short life. She is high energy and requires a patient and caring home that understands that she needs boundaries, patience and training. She's nippy when excited, and is reactive to outside noises and energetic on leash, all puppy behaviours that need a person willing to work with her and put the time and energy into her so she can be the best she can be. Shes a lost soul right now with no home to call her own. People have continually given up on her. Are you willing to stick with her and help her? She loves cats, dogs, kids, and is a loving gal. Please share Cindy's story to help her find the perfect family.
Peter: Application received, please check back
Update 4/15/2015: Peter is a happy, healthy, active, high energy bundle of love that is looking for a forever family. He does great with other dogs, isn't good with cats, loves to play, loves to be with his people and is a happy dog. We wouldn't recommend Peter for a home with small children but he would do great with other kids. Peter would love to join an active family that will give him the time and attention he needs to continue to grow into a great adult dog.Peter is LOVING doggy daycare and is getting his much needed energy out. During their vacation to PV, MexPup volunteers Chantal and Sean went to the acopio one day to volunteer with Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals. Friends works hard to help the dogs in our local pound by raising funds for food, medicine, supplies and by taking in groups of volunteers to walk, bath and socialize dogs in addition to cleaning kennels and whatever else is needed. Chantal returned home and couldn’t stop thinking about one dog in particular. When she inquired and found out that he was getting worse, she asked us for help with Peter. We told her that we would get him out of the pound, into care and into the MexPup family. The great news was that Friends had just that same day pulled him from the acopio (yay!), but they didn’t have a solution for him…..they only knew that he needed out of the pound and to get medical attention as his situation was critical. They were thrilled when we let them know that MexPup was able to help Peter as it allows them to turn their attention to other dogs in need. Peter is about 1 year old and weighed 12 kilos when he arrived at the vets…he is extremely underweight. This sweet boy will remain in care at the vets until he is a bit more stable and then he will move to a foster home. Peter will have lots of bills, but he is worth every penny. Peter has suffered too much in his short life, but that has all changed now. Can you help us to help Peter?
Pinto 2: Application Received, please check back
They brought in a dog to the clinic who had been on the streets. They said they wanted to help. They said they wanted to rescue the dog. He was dirty, with fleas, ticks and a skin infection. He clearly needed help. Dr. Manuel took him in and started to provide treatment. They came back a few times to check on him, but then they stopped coming. His treatment continued, he was improving, he was ready for a foster home, but they never returned. Dr. Manuel asked if MexPup might be able to help. He was willing to foster the dog, but he wanted to make sure that he would get a chance at adoption and a family to call his own. Pinto 2 (we have another Pinto, so we call him #2 so we don’t get confused) is about 1 year old and he weighs 20 kgs. He is a very friendly dog that has lots of energy. Pinto 2 is still a playful puppy that entertains himself playing with toys & bones, tossing them, pouncing on them and generally having a good time. He does well with other dogs after a proper introduction and does well with cats also. Pinto 2 loves going for walks, loves being with people, loves playing……he just loves life. He is still a young dog and so will need guidance & training to become the best dog he can be. We think that he would thrive in an active home and are excited to find one for him as he certainly deserves it. Pinto 2 has been abandoned twice in his short life……never again.
Sophia: Application received, please check back:)
She had a family. She was an outside dog, but she was friendly and seemed happy. Michael & Carmen live in the neighborhood and one day realized they hadn’t seen her for a while. They figured the family had moved or the pup had gone to live someplace else. Some time passed and then they saw her. She was in really bad shape. They got her food & water, and immediately contacted us. When we saw the photos and heard the story, we knew we needed to take action quickly. She was easy to find since she is barely able to walk. She is the worst case of tick infestation we have ever seen (and that is saying something). We offered her some food (she didn’t want to eat), we told her we were going to take care of her, we wrapped her in a towel, and we rushed her to the vets. She was placed in half of a crate for the trip to the vet office and the ticks were literally falling off of her by the dozens. Her white blood cells are through the roof and her red blood cells have bottomed out, so a blood transfusion was needed and needed quickly. Thankfully, Sofie (another rescue dog) was up to the task and her awesome parents were more than happy to get her to the vets quickly (hurray Ted & Brischa!). We decided that since she was getting Sofie’s blood, that our newest rescue would be called Sophia. We spent a few hours starting the task of tick removal (it will take days) and we talked to her about her new life. We told her to be strong and to fight. We promised her that she would never be forgotten again. We told her that many people would be praying for her and that she would never return to the horrible place where she was found. Please send all the positive energy and prayers you can to this girl, she needs all that she can get. We believe Sophia is about 1 to 1.5 years old and she weighs about 12 kilos. She is currently resting while getting the care (blood and then IV solution) that she so desperately needs. The first 24 to 48 hours are critical. We will keep you posted as we learn more. Please consider making a donation to her care (if in Canada an email transfer to Karen@mexpup.com, if in Puerto Vallarta you can make donations with Dr. Pena at Mascotas or with Dr. Paco at Sabuesos, if anywhere else you can use the paypal link found on our website at www.mexpup.com). Sophia is now a MexPup and we will do all we can to help her.
Dobby: Application Received, please check back:)
Elizabeth and her daughter noticed 2 dogs on the street. They were dirty, hungry and seemed lost. Elizabeth wanted to help, but didn't know how. That didn't stop her from setting an excellent example for her daughter. She didn't know exactly what to do so she did the obvious. She bought some dog food and tried to give it to the pair. It worked! The dogs were very friendly and grateful for the help. They continued to feed the dogs for several weeks which kept them at a healthy weight. We all know what happens when a male and a female dog are together on the street. It doesn't take long until you are dealing with a litter of puppies. Elizabeth knew she needed to get help before this happened so she approached Mexpup. Dobby and Edie were rescued and taken to the vet. They tested positive for a tick born disease which is very common. Dobby is fun loving, obedient and loyal, but he isn't a fan of cats. At 3 years old, Dobby has reached his full size of 17kg. Dobby would love to become part of his forever family. He's great with kids, and needs an active home that can run this boy and keep him on the positive track for his leash manners.
Bobby: Application received, please check back:)
Barb & Louis are always helping out animals in their neighborhood. There are 5 dogs that have “owners” but come to their door every morning for breakfast. One day the “Pitillal Five” were six. The new pup was much more interested in human contact than in the food or water that was offered. It didn’t take long to realize this guy had been abandoned and so Barb & Louis do what animal rescuers do…they helped. The first step was a trip to the vets and that is how Bobby became a MexPup. This sweet guy is about 1.5 year old and he weighs 18 kilos. Bobby does great with the dogs in his foster home. When the cats decide to sleep on his bed, Bobby politely takes the floor (sweet boy). He walks well on a leash, can pull sometimes, loves people and is thriving in foster care. We believe Bobby would do well in most homes as he is a friendly, happy pup. Bobby is needing a very active home to help him with his energy and training. Bobby loves adventures, and people once he knows your okay. Bobby loves kids, cats and dogs and is great pup. Bobby's ideal home would need to have other dogs, someone home, a large yard or farm so this boy can run, and someone able to provide rules and boundaries to an adolescent boy who is energetic with his leash manners.
Chickie: Application Received, please check back
She had an owner, but they didn’t provide anything for her. Her ear was in really bad shape with inflammation & infection, and yet she was left without care to suffer day after day. Luckily for her, SOS Nayarit, along with David & Victoria got involved. They advised the family that the police would be called and that got their attention. They agreed to surrender the pup so she could get the medical attention she so desperately needed. Chickie is about 5 years old and weighs 17 kilos. She is a happy dog that loves life. Chickie gets along with all the dogs, cats, goats and even ducks at her foster home. She walks well on a leash and enjoys her daily walks & adventures. Chickie likes meeting new people, loves a good cuddle and enjoys belly rubs. We think she would do great in most any home…she is just that kind of pup. Chickie might not have received the care she deserved, but she hasn’t let that bother her and now she is thriving in her foster home. We are very excited that she is healthy and ready for adoption…now we just need to find the lucky family that will take her home and make her a cherished member.
Margarita: Application Received, please check back.
After school last Friday, Esmeralda and her teacher friends were thinking about going for an after school drink. On their way home, Esme and her son saw a little dog in great need. They were able to pick her up, and this little girl snuggled right in to their loving arms. Instead of drinks, they got a new rescue so named her Margarita. Little Maggie, as she is lovingly called, is about 5 years old and weighs about 5kg. She is just a little girl and won't grow anymore. She is struggling with mange, but with love and medical care we are confident she will be able to recover fully. Maggie is great with kids and other dogs, and as we learn more about her personality we will update her information. For now, all we can say is that this Margarita is sweet!
Alison: Application received, please check back
She was living on the streets when he saw her. He didn’t have space or money, but he loves animals and does all he can to help them. He is just a young boy who doesn’t have much, but he volunteers at the spay & neuter clinics and is always giving back. It was clear that this young boy needed help in his effort to rescue the young dog. MexPup foster parents Joan & Leslie had just returned to PV for the winter and they were ready to welcome a pup into their home. With their help, MexPup was able to help the young man & the pup. Sometimes it just all comes together. Alison is just over a year old and she weighs 15 kilos. She does fine with other dogs after a proper introduction and pays lots of attention to cats. This is how her foster family describes her: “She is so sweet and playful. She is not demanding, but certainly enjoys the attention of family in the household. She loves her toys and can amuse herself with them. She loves walks on the beach and rides in the car and is also happy to just hang out with the family. A better snuggler there never was.” Please help us to find Alison a lovely forever home.
Mitzy: Application received, please check back.
Mitzy was rescued by a young girl named Renata and her family. They saw that Mitzy wasn't being treated well, and wanted to help. Mitzy loves kids of all ages, is living with Renata who is 12 and her rescuer. Mitzy lives with cats and other dogs and does great with everyone and everything. Mitzy is loving life off the streets and is thriving in care. She lives with 6 dogs and is a social butterfly. Mitzy requires a breed knowledgeable home so she can be the best girl she can be. Mitzy loves going for walks, is great off leash, and loves the beach and hiking. Mitzy is currently 4 years old and 17kg. Mitzy is an active girl, who also likes to sleep on the sofa and hang about with her people. She bonds quickly and will be very faithful and loyal. Is Mitzy the family member you have been looking for?
Harry: Application received, please check back
His photos were posted all over social media. It seemed that he was being abused by a man at a taco stand. Norma & Cielo were giving him food, but they couldn’t take him in. Many were offering to donate to his expenses. Everyone wanted him off the streets and away from the person causing him harm. We received a few pleas for this dog and everyone was willing to do their part. They just needed someone to take the lead. It isn’t always easy to find space, but we couldn’t leave the dog in a situation where he was in constant threat of abuse. Many people are committed to giving Harry a new chance at life. As of yesterday morning (Saturday, Feb 6th), he is at the vets in care and safe. He will remain there for at least one week so they can watch him closely and provide the best care for his skin. Harry is about 2 yeld and weighs 5.5 kilos. We don’t know much about his personality yet, but we will have plenty of time during his recovery to get to know him. Welcome to the MexPup family Harry! You’ve got a whole lot of people pulling for you now.
Please consider a donation to MexPup to help with Harry’s care. In Mexico, you can donate directly with Dr. Manuel at Mascotas vet clinic or with Dr. Paco at Sabuesos vet clinic. In Canada, you can do an etransfer to Karen@mexpup.com. From anywhere, you can visit www.mexpup.com where you will find a link to our paypal account. Harry and all the other pups in care are grateful for the help!
Nicholas: Application received, please check back
On Christmas day Laura and Licerine were visiting the cemetery in San Juan. They noticed a dog wondering between the graves searching for food. He was in such a bad condition, extremely skinny and physically emotionally exhausted. They attempted to approach him but he got scared and ran away. When they left the cemetery, he was there outside and again they tried to approach him. They showed him we were with other dogs and he did not need to be afraid. He decided to trust them and they were able to put a leash around him. He did not want to walk as he had no energy so he let them carry him the 15 minute walk home. He curled up in a little ball in Licerine's arms and started to relax. He was rescued just in time, another day or so and this would have been a different story. We were thinking of what to call him and it seemed appropriate to call him Nicholas as it was Christmas day. Nicholas is a very sweet boy. This approximately 2 year old pup weighed 10 kilos when rescued. He is nervous but slowly starting to trust. He has obviously lived in a house before as he asks to go outside to the toilet and walks well on the leash. In the morning he likes to stretch his long legs and makes these very cute noises. He is going to be a very handsome boy when he is healthy and will be a very loyal and loving pet.
Pepe: Adopted! March 14, 2016
A taco stand is a good place to hang out for a street dog. There are usually some treats on the ground (like little pieces of meat...those are the best!) and every so often some really nice people come to eat and notice you. When Amanda and her boyfriend went out for a taco, they weren't expecting to come home with a rescued dog. However, when they met Pepe, they couldn't resist helping him. He didn't look in very bad condition, but was clearly alone, was very friendly and very happy to be helped. When it was time to go home, Pepe hopped right into the taxi with them! This pup is estimated to be about 9 months old and weighs 13kgs. He is very well behaved, gets along with other dogs and is friendly with people. Pepe is happy to go for walks and be active, but his all time favorite thing to do is cuddle. Pepe is waiting for his forever home. Could it be yours?
Roo (formerly Masbonito): Adopted! February 14, 2016
Masbonito was found living on the beach with his best friend Bonito. Both were very respectful and made a living from begging for food from tourists. Colette has a lovely restaurant on the beach at Los Muertos and saw them hanging around. She knew they didn’t have a home and as soon as she had space (when other fosters departed for new homes), she took them into care. Thankfully, they were negative for all the scary illnesses and just need basic care to get healthy. Masbonito is about one year old and weighs 5.5 kilos. We think he is a Chihuahua mixed with a bit of pug (because of the tail & the turned up nose) with beautiful coloring. When he is on the ground, he will sometimes give a growl or bark, but once in your arms he settles and enjoys the ride. Masbonito loves people, loves to sleep cuddled up under your arm or by your face, and loves to be pet. He tends not to play much with other dogs (but does well with them) as he prefers to be on the sidelines watching the action. Masbonito does love to play with toys and is an easy going laid back boy with much love to give. Masbonito would be well suited in any family, as he is happy, quiet, loving and kind. Please share his album so we can find him a wonderful forever family.
Kuna (formerly Petra): Adopted! February 11, 2016
She had a home…well, not really a home since she wasn’t really welcome inside the house. She spent most of her time on the streets, so when the family abandoned her it wasn’t much of a change, but it did make a difference. Life on the streets is hard when there is no break, no home, no place that would at least occasionally give food or water. When Maricela & Mayra rescued her, she was covered in ticks and severely malnourished. She had a number of challenges, but she still deserved a life. Petra is about 6 years old and now weighs a healthy 9 kilos. She is a very sweet girl that is grateful to be loved. Petra does well with the other dogs in her foster home and with those she meets on walks. She loves walks on the beach and is a friendly girl. Petra is a calm dog that is enjoying her new life. Her first years were difficult, but she is making up for all that now. We can’t wait for her to meet her new family.
Malyshka: Adopted! January 30, 2016
Imagine standing at a bus stop and someone asks you to hold their puppy for a minute. You do, of course, but little do you know is that the person is going to walk away and never come back! That's how Malyshka became a Mexpup. When Hailey heard about this tiny abandoned puppy, she asked for help. Malyshka went into foster care and began to grow and gain confidence. She had wonderful guidance from her foster parents and fur siblings. Malyshka is little and will stay little, her ears are the biggest part of her body! Loving, fun and oh so cute, Malyshka is only 8 months old, and weighs about 5kg. Can you find space in your life for this little bundle?
Libby (formerly Libra): Adopted! December 26, 2015
In Puerto Vallarta it isn’t uncommon to see dogs walking and trotting around traffic. It still makes my heart skip a beat, but you can tell those dogs that are used to traffic. They seem to watch for the cars, they seem to know when to cross, they seem at ease on and around the streets. When you find a small pup running in a confused manner around traffic, it is a desperate situation. You need to stay staff and you need to get the dog out of harms way. It’s easy to tell that they don’t belong there and that they need help. Libra was found in that exact situation. They actually thought she might have been dropped on the side of the road with her people leaving her as they drove away. She was frantic…but she was in good shape so they also considered that she may have just been lost. They looked for the owners, they checked the social media sites, they looked for posters…no one was looking for her and no one responded to their search for an owner. We’re not sure why or how, but it seemed as if she had been abandoned. The good news was that she was safe and in care. Libra is about 1 year old and weighs 3.5 kilos. According to her foster home, “she might be the cutest, cuddliest dog that has ever lived” (they are certainly not biased). Libra is a happy, playful girl. She loves her toys, she loves the other dogs in her foster home, and she loves to chase cats (but at 3.5 kilos the cats aren’t scared of her). Libra likes to snuggle in bed and then rolls around getting everyone up in the morning – silly pup. We are so excited for her to start her new life with her new family!
Fritz: Adopted! October 21, 2015
Carmen & Claudia found 2 dogs wandering the streets near COSTCO in Puerto Vallarta. Both pups had collars and were in ok physical shape, so they took them in and started looking for the owners. After some time it became obvious that if there were owners, they were not trying to find these two pups and it was clear they would need new homes. Fritz was somewhat insecure when he first arrived, but over the course of a few weeks this handsome boy grew more confident and gained weight. He is a 28 kg Shepard mix that is about 2 years old. Fritz is still a puppy in many ways. He is super playful with both humans and other dogs, and he does well with cats. Fritz loves to fetch toys and likes being chased by his play mates. He would be an ideal companion to active owners - running, biking, and hiking are right up his alley. Fritz also loves the beach and the water. He is medium to high energy, but is really good indoors too as he likes to cuddle, give kisses and knows how to relax. Fritz is highly motivated by food, he’s done well learning new commands and is a highly trainable pup that will thrive with guidance. Fritz might steal the occasional sock, but so does the washing machine. He would do best with a true leader that has previous experience with larger dogs, so he can become the best pet, guardian and family member.
Banner (formerly Onyx):Adopted February 29, 2016
Karen, Trysha & Cat were on a mission. Judith & Carolyn had seen a new dog in the neighborhood that was in rough shape, and needed help. They hadn’t tried to capture a skittish dog before, so Trysha & Karen went to help. The plan was to rescue her, but as often happens, things took a turn. They weren’t able to catch the skittish dog, but another pup was seen hanging out under a car. When they asked the neighbors, they found out the dog had been hanging around for a few weeks, didn’t have an owner, and could also use some help. Thankfully, this guy wasn’t so nervous around humans, so they were able to get him on a leash, into a car, and to the vets. He tested negative for all the really scary stuff, but he was sick and did need treatment. He was so lucky that he was found that day. Onyx is about 1-year-old and weighs 13.3 kilos. He is a happy, friendly pup, but is a bit shy when meeting new people. Onyx wants to meet them, but he also wants to make sure that nothing bad happens…guessing he had some less than perfect experiences while living on the street. He is an active dog that is very smart and will learn all the commands and tricks you want to teach him. Onyx is a social pup that prefers to be with his people and/or with his fur foster siblings. He has done great with all the dogs in his foster home and other dogs he has met during his time in care. We think he would do great in an active home where he gets to join in on all the fun and adventures. Onyx is ready for the next step in his journey. He loves his foster home, but his time has come to start looking for a forever family. Please share his album or go directly to www.mexpup.com and complete an application to make this awesome pup a member of your family.
Piper: Adopted! February 23, 2016
She was on the streets and pregnant. There isn’t a much worse scenario for a female dog. Thankfully, Ernesto & Ricardo saw her and knew she needed help. They took Negra into their home, got her the care & nutrition she needed, and waited for the puppies to be born. She had a seven puppies in the warmth and care of her new home. Yes, that’s right…Ernesto & Ricardo decided to adopt Negra, but they still had to help her get her puppies strong, healthy, and old enough to be adopted. They were able to find wonderful homes for 4 of them, and asked for our help for the final 3 pups. Between MexPup and LADRA, we were able to take them into care and foster them until their forever homes could be found. Negra did a great job as a mom. She is now spayed and will never have puppies again. Piper was one of the 5 females of the litter. At about 3 months old she weighed 4.5 kilos. Piper is a happy and friendly puppy. She does great with the other dogs in her foster home and sometimes she will bark at the cats. Piper is a gentle player that loves to cuddle. We are so excited that she will soon be meeting her forever family.
Kylo (formerly Joey): Adopted! February 14, 2016
He was a new stray in the area. They hadn’t seen him before, but it was clear that he didn’t have a home. He wasn’t very big, so Colette did what Colette does…she picked him up and took him into care. She was already overloaded, but she knew this guy needed help and the longer he was on the streets, the greater risk he would face. Joey is 1 year old and weighs about 5 kilos. He is a great dog that is very loving and quite handsome. Joey can be a bit possessive of people and toys, so he does need help to get over that challenge. He does very well with dogs he knows, but needs a moment to accept new dogs. He loves to interact with humans, he loves attention, and he loves to play. Joey is happy, healthy and ready for adoption. If you are interested in adoption Joey, please complete an application at www.mexpup.com or email email@example.com with any questions.
Mimi: Adopted! February 9, 2016
They saw her on the street and couldn’t believe their eyes. She was just a young pup and her skin looked horrible. She was living on the streets and she had to be in considerable pain. Did she have a home that kicked her out one she started smelling so bad from the infection on her skin? We don’t know why or how, but we believe she had a home and then was abandoned. Thankfully, Josephina took her home and provided the care & attention that she needed. It took time, but her skin began to heal and she is now a happy & healthy dog that is ready for adoption. Mimi is about 9 months old and she weighs 7 kilos. She is a friendly girl who likes to have friends around…humans or dogs, she just likes company. Mimi is house trained, leash trained, and lap trained ;-). She is just a little girl who had a tough beginning, but she had left that behind and is ready for a forever home. If you are interested in adopting Mimi, please complete an application at www.mexpup.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This little one is ready to go home.
Sky: Adopted! November 22, 2015
Whenever there is a healthy momma dog and her puppies at the acopio (local pound), it is especially dangerous for the puppies. When the momma dog is very sick, the chances for the survival of the puppies is even less. When Trysha saw an emaciated nursing dog with severe mange and 8 puppies, she knew they needed help and she reached out to Ted & Brischa to see if LADRA had space to take in the whole family. Once they saw Sky & her puppies, they understood why Trysha thought it was critical to get them into a foster home. It is amazing when two groups can work together and support each other completely. Momma Sky is about 3 years old and weighs 19.5 kilos. She is a very sweet dog and was a wonderful mom even though she was so sick. Sky does great with other dogs and is curious about cats. She has slowly gained confidence while in her foster home and will even venture into the ocean now when previously she was scared of the water. Sky has thrived in care, not only physically but emotionally. We are so excited that this beautiful girl is now ready to start her new life and we can what to see all the adventures she has.