Hoping for Homes - Dogs currently available for adoption.
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Simba: In a PV foster & looking for a loving home
Meet Simba! This sweet boy had a family and a flight booked and just a few days before his flight they backed out. We have received many inquiries for him but when we pursue them no one replies which we are so confused about as this boy is truly a treat and will bring so much happiness to whoever ends up adopting him. Simba is a 59 pound, 2 year old golden retriever mix. He was rescued from the street, we found him wandering outside a Costco. He was thin and had parasites. He has since received treatment and been put on a meal plan to gain weight. He is doing much better now! Simba has been described as a sweet, docile boy. He has been doing great with both on leash and off leash training. He is super affectionate to everyone he meets at the shelter including strangers and children. Simba loves playing with other dogs but we have noticed that he tends to be a bit too much for SOME larger male dogs, he loves to play like he is a puppy and is super goofy - some of our larger male dogs sense his passiveness and pick on him and bully him with literally no instigation from Simba whatsoever! Not all of our males as some of the large males do still enjoy playing with him but there are a couple who are a little more dominant that try and push him around but he doesnt give them any pushback so we hope to get him moving soon so he can be in a happier environment. Therefore we think that a home with larger female dogs, or a passive male or any gender small dog is best suited for him. He loves small dogs and is such a gentle player with them never taking it too far. He loves playing with larger females too and his best friend is our husky girl Deysi. He knows his size and acts accordingly. He has not been exposed to cats so a cat free household would be best just due to his excitability. Simba has a medium to high energy level, an ideal home for him would have a large yard or space for him to run around in. He deserves a family that can provide him with the daily exercise he will need and will bring him along on all of their adventures. He would also do really well with children in the home. If you are looking for an adventure buddy then this beautiful golden boy may be the companion for you. Simba can be on our next flight into BC once an adoptive home is found Adoption fee covers neuter, vaccines, flight and full vetting
Lucero: In a PV foster & looking for a loving home
Lucero is a 1 year old 12kg mixed breed. Lucero is good with people, kids and other dogs. Cats is unknown. She walks well on a leash and will sometimes bark at other dogs on leash but just because she is excited and wants to say hi. She has no possession issues with anything. Lucero likes to destroy toys so no plushy toys for her. She will also try and steal your shoes ! She happily welcomes people into her home. She would be a fantastic family dog. She loves kids and play with kids as young as 2 years old. Her ideal home would be one that could play and adventure with her as well as keep her mind stimulated as she is a smart girl.
Luceros adoption fee is $500. She can be on a flight into BC once an adoptive home is found.
Adoption fee includes flight, spay, vaccines and full vetting
Waffles: In a PV foster & looking for a loving home
PEACE Animals spay & neuter clinics are a key to the work being done in the Puerto Vallarta area to end the suffering of animals. These mobile clinics are on the front lines each week going into the communities where help is needed with not only the medical services provided, but also education. We are big supporters of this group, and are so amazed by the work they do. Yesterday during a clinic in El Palmar Del Progresso, a dog wandered into the clinic and went straight into a crate. Animals are amazingly smart. This sweet girl was in trouble, needed help and found people that she hoped would do something for her. She was 100% correct. Maria was volunteering at the clinic so she asked one person who asked another person and before you knew it, Waffles had a new foster home and became a MexPup. Waffles definitely needs our help. It is easy to see in the photos that she is suffering from mange. Thankfully it is the non-contagious type, but she still has extremely swollen feet and cracks in the skin all over her body. She is alert and has clear eyes, but is extremely weak. Throughout the entire process and while meeting lots of new people, this sweet pup continued to try and wag her tail. She was so happy to be rescued, to be safe and to have people caring for her. Waffles is about 1.5 years old and weighs 17 kilos. She will remain at the vets for a few days until stable and then will continue her recovery in a foster home. Please consider helping Waffles by making a donation to her care: in Canada via etransfer to Karen@mexpup.com , in Puerto Vallarta donations can be made directly at Mascotas Vet Clinic with Dr. Manuel or Sabuesos Vet Clinic with Dr. Paco, in the US and other location via our paypal link which can be found at www.mexpup.com. This lovely girl deserves a chance at a great life. Please help us to make that possible.
Update February 2017: Waffles is doing great in her PV foster home. She is happy, healthy and ready for adoption. Waffles does ok with some dogs, but she should be the only pet in her forever home (no dogs or cats). We think she would do best with an experienced, confident owner. She is a great dog, but is an alpha so needs guidance & leadership. We are so happy that her recovery has gone so well and now were excited for her to find a family to call her own!
Deysi: In a PV foster & looking for a loving home
Meet Deysi ! A stunning 2 year old 45 pound husky. This stunner is living in hot hot Mexico and has the opportunity to fly to Calgary or Vancouver depending on where she can find a home. She is dying to head up North somewhere colder where she can have cold winters and she is hoping there is a home who is looking for a sweet and active girl. Deysi was found by Yvonne’s team hungry and scavenging for food in the street. This girl loves people, she will greet whoever comes into the shelter with hugs and kisses. She is not a shy girl. Deysi interacts with 3 children daily ages 2, 8 and 11. She is great with them but does like to jump up for hugs so the only thing we would say is she may knock a non dog savvy kid over, but purely with love. Deysi lives with 92 other dogs of all ages and sizes and gets along with everyone. Cats are unknown. This little miss is active. She needs a family who will both physically and mentally stimulate her. She is a working breed after all. She is a chewer and will find shoes left around as well as will destroy a stuffy toy like her life depends on it. Deysi will bark at dogs she doesnt know on walks. Not aggressively, as we said she lives with lots of dogs and is friends with them all, but she will need her owner to work on correcting her excitement of seeing other dogs that she doesn't know. She’s just a sassy girl who’s got something to say ! Nayeli one of the workers at Yvonne’s rescue said: “Deysi has a lot of energy, wants to go running, likes to play with a ball or other object that can be thrown at them, when she goes in the car and sees people or dogs, she barks at them, she is very affectionate with the people she knows and those she does not know, she approaches to smell them and later he wants hugs. When people enter the house she will bark to attract attention because she wants pets.” Deysie would prefer a home where her people aren't gone for too long or where her people can get her nice and tired before they leave as when people leave she pulls the husky card and will speak and howl. Deysi is careful with small kids but does love to play so kids over 8 may be a best bet however not a dealbreaker for a dog savvy family, or better yet a husky savvy family ! She only does her business on the patio but has constant access so in a new home may need some reminding. Deysi would love a family with a place where she can go running, where she has young people or teenagers and also people that take her to explore and travel. She likes to eat a lot. This girl wants a lot of love, she is a noble and intelligent dog, she adapts well and Nayeli wants people to know just to give her time to meet new places and people. Deysi is healthy, spayed, vaccinated and fully vet tested. Her adoption fee of $450 covers everything including flight. If interested please either inquire or submit an application on Mexpup.com
Paris: In a PV foster & looking for a loving home
Meet Paris! Paris is a 7 month old, Siberian husky mix, currently weighing around 44 pounds. Paris was rescued from her previous owner. She received treatment for parasites and ticks and is doing much better now. She will likely be a medium - large sized dog and need daily exercise. Paris has been described as a sweet, docile girl. She has been doing great with both her on-leash and off-leash training. She loves to greet everyone that comes into her home, strangers say she is a very calm, loving dog. Paris currently has 24/7 access to the outdoors, therefore her new family would need to establish the bathroom areas in her new home. She has not been exposed to cats, however given her calm demeanour this could be a possibility. Paris would do best in a family with little ones as she loves to be around children. A home with a big garden or space for her to run around in would be ideal. Another dog in the family would also be a bonus for this girl as she gets along with everyone. This beautiful girl will no doubt be a loyal companion to you forever. She deserves a home where she will receive the same love she gives to everyone, and a family who will include her on their adventures. She can be on a flight into Vancouver within the month if an adoptive home is found. Adoption fee covers spay, vaccines, flight and full vetting Please inquire or submit an application on mexpup.com if interested
Rose: RIP July 15, 2022
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?
RIP - July 15, 2022
Today we said goodbye to Rose. She was a special girl who never found an adoptive family, but she had people that loved her and cared for her until her last breath. We are beyond grateful to Angel for the great life he gave her and everyone at Tibet Canino that cared for her. When Rose came into care, we were hopeful she would find a family. She needed a bit of work, but she was worth it. Once she was ready, she just seemed to be overlooked...scarred face, strong personality, too pitty and not too pretty. Not what people were looking for in a new dog and so she remained in care. We posted and tried and then came cancer. She had the surgery, but they told us it was the type that would definitely come back...1 year or a bit more, that is what they said. So, from "foster" status to "hospice" status just like that. Well, Rose didn´t listen to anyone and she just kept on living life and enjoying herself. Many years past and Rose enjoyed each of them until finally the day came and it was time to say goodbye. Rose, you were always a beauty in our eyes. Run free now over the bridge...you will be missed.