Hoping for Homes - Dogs currently available for adoption.
(click on the images to see their albums on facebook)
Pinto: in a PV foster & looking for a forever family
He had a family, but they didn’t have the time, money or desire to take care of him. He spent most his time living on a roof and we all know that is no place for a dog. The good news was that he did get fed, so he was a healthy weight. When the neighbor decided to move back to the US, they also decided they wouldn’t take the dog. In some ways that is simply heartbreaking, but it opened the door for us to help him. The family surrendered him into our care and Pinto was finally getting his chance at a real life. We believe Pinto is just about 2 years old and he weighs 18 kilos. This awesome pup is just a friendly guy who wants to make friends. He loves people and wants to meet everyone, so can be a little jumpy (we are working on this and he is doing much better). Pinto loves playing with most other dogs, but he does have a funny play noise – part growl, part little scream – which can make play time especially unique. He does well with cats that are dog friendly (when they run away too much he just wants to follow and play). We don’t see him hurting any cat, but we also don’t want him to stress any out. Pinto has lots of energy and loves to play – fetch, with toys, with other dogs, while off leash – this boy just wants to have fun. We think he would do great with an active family that is ready to have a new pup join them on lots of adventures. Pinto is ready for adoption, now we just need to find him a great family. Please share his album so everyone can see what a great pup his is. If you are interested in adopting Pinto, go towww.mexpup.com and complete an application. We know you won’t be disappointed with this awesome pup.
Eden: In a PV foster & looking for a forever home
Tere was enjoying her day off along one of the rivers in PV when she saw him. He was so skinny, so filthy, covered in fleas & ticks, with crusted eyes, a mucus filled nose, dehydrated and barely able to walk. He simply had no energy, but still gave Tere a tail wag when she approached him. He was alone on the street and clearly hadn’t been cared for in longer than we care to imagine. This caring vet simply had to help him. Eden was rescued that day and his new life began. He thankfully tested negative for the worst diseases, but had extremely low platelets with an upper respiratory infection (possibly from Ehrlichia) in addition to being severely dehydrated and being blind in one eye (likely from a blow to his head at some point in the past). IV’s were inserted, along with medication and Eden got his chance. We don’t think he is more than 6 years old even though his body seems much older – those hard years with no care had simply taken their toll. He weighed 3.8 kilos when taken into care…even when at a healthy weight he will just be a little guy. We have promised him that the worst is behind him and that he is now part of the MexPup family that will help him no matter what the next days and weeks bring. Eden needed help and thanks to everyone, he is getting it. Please consider helping Eden and dogs like him by making a donation to MexPup (in Canada via etransfer to Karen@mexpup.com, in Mexico via cash donations at Mascotas vet clinic with Dr. Manuel. or at Sabuesos vet clinic with Dr. Paco, or from anyplace else via our paypal link which can be found at www.mexpup.com). Together we continue to make a difference.
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.
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!
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.
Sophia: In a PV foster & looking for a family
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.
Nico & Rico: In a Victoria foster & looking for a home together
Nico & Rico (through no fault of their own) are looking for a forever home together. This is one of those times where life throws a curve ball and all you can do is prepare. The family loves these guys, but knows that now is the time to find them a new home...while there is time and it isn't a crisis situation. There was no desire to rehome these boys, but time was running out and soon their previous loving mom would be gone. Nico (Tan Chihuahua) is approx 10 years old and was adopted from Mexpup in 2011. He was rescued from the acopio when it was a high kill shelter. Rico (Black and White Chihuahua) is approx 9 years old. They are a very bonded pair and must be adopted together. These happy, friendly boys love each other deeply and one is never too far from the other. A calm home would be best as that is the environment from which they came. Nico is a bit more vocal than Rico and will bark if someone comes in the house or knocks on the door. Other than that he is a pretty quiet little guy. They are both always happy to have visitors and make new friends. They will cuddle up on you to have a nap - total lap dogs. They love to sleep with their human if they can, but both are crate trained and love snuggling in blankets to stay warm. Nico is fine with jackets, but Rico prefers his own fur coat, thank you very much. Rico had hip surgery a few years back (femoral head removed), but it hasn't slowed him down. Small dogs are well suited for this surgery. Nico, the older one, still has plenty of life and love left in him. They are both playful and sweet, The boys are neutered and current with vaccines, with freshly cleaned teeth. They are both on CALM food that can be purchased at any vet office. The adopter must be willing to send updates so that we can pass them on to the previous owner. Please consider adopting these two beautiful souls...simply complete an application at www.mexpup.com or send an email to Trysha@mexpup.com.
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.
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?
Zorro: Application received, please check back
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:)
Bridgette: Application received, please check back
She had been living under a car with her puppies when Colette and Brischa heard about her. It seems that a child in the neighborhood was deathly afraid of dogs, and there were rumors that poison was going to be set out to deal with the problem. These wonderful animal advocates went to investigate, and after some time cajoling, chasing, bribing and lassoing they were able to capture the momma dog & her 2 pups. Brischa & Ted took one of the pups into foster while Colette took in the momma and the other pup. Her vet exam revealed the regular medical issues that most stray dogs have, but she also had an infection in her foot. After a bit of time and the proper medication, this sweet girl was good as new. Bridgette is around 2 years old (some think closer to 1 while others say just over 2) and weighs 13.5 kilos. She is a very outgoing, happy pup. Bridgette is quite confident, can be a bit strong willed, loves to play, and does well with other dogs. She can play a bit strong, so does best with other dogs that are playful. Bridgette is currently in a foster home with a cat. She can be overly interested, but isn’t aggressive and a water bottle works well to remind her of her manners. If adopted into a home with a cat, we believe a tolerant feline would be best. Bridgette loves going for walks, but can pull a bit on leash. She definitely believes that couches and beds are intended for humans and their pets, so don’t be surprised when you find her lounging about. Bridgette is also very sweet and loves to give and receive love from her humans. This great pup is in a Victoria foster home and is looking for her forever home. If you or anyone you know would make a great forever family for Bridgette, please complete the adoption application which can be found at www.mexpup.com or send an email to Trysha@mexpup.com, our adoption coordinator.
Duquie: Application Received, please check back
Duquie was rescued by a young man a few months ago. He soon realized he couldn't keep him as he was moving, but more important he realized that the hot climate in Mexico was no place for a Husky. He asked Brischa at Ladra if they could take him and find him a home in a cooler climate, as Duquie is not doing good in the heat. Brischa of course said yes and this is how Duquie came into care. Duquie is suffering in the heat, and needs to be moved to Canada as soon as possible. We would love for him to have a family waiting for him. Duquie is 2 years old and 18kg. Hes very social with all dogs, walks great on leash and loves every person he meets. He's too interested in cats so we think a home without them is best. Would you love to give Duquie is forever home? Please contact our adoptions coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to adopt or foster this boy in BC. We just need to get him out of the heat.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
Rummy: Application received, please check back
Rummy was rescued from a life on the streets of Colonia Buenos Aires near Puerto Vallarta. One day, there was a rummage sale to raise funds for LADRA (a wonderful rescue group) and this pup hung out all day with the volunteers during the sale. After lots of questions, it was confirmed that he had no family. Not surprising, that’s what happens with a street dog that makes friends with a bunch of animal rescuers…you guessed it, Brischa & Patty loaded him up and got him on the road to a new life. Rummy is a highly intelligent and active 10-month old boy that weighs 13 kilos. He's still a puppy, so has the typical puppy behaviors (mouthing, chewing, etc.), but he’s a quick learner and with a little help will become a wonderful adult dog. Rummy is in beginner obedience classes with his foster home and is doing amazing. He knows sit, stay, down, wait, leave-it, watch me, off, and his recall is coming along great:) Rummy is also being fostered with cats and will chase the ones he can, but when told to leave it, he does. He is not a fan of crates and prefers to be with his humans while sleeping. A home with cats and kids would be possible, but the family would need to be willing to work with him so he is not mouthy nor chases the kitties. Cats in any prospective home must be dog friendly. Rummy's ideal home would be with other dogs as he’s a pack dog and thrives in that environment. He’s a follower, so the other dogs in the home need to be well behaved as he will mimic their behaviors. Rummy LOVES to play, run, snuggle, learn new tricks, and agility. He's a natural at it:) If you are interested in adopting Rummy, please submit an application at www.mexpup.com.
Nym: Application received, please check back:)
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.
Blancoco: Application received,please check back
Colette was on her way to work one day when she noticed a small Chihuahua out of place and alone on a busy street. She immediately looked around to find the owner, but there was only a store keeper and security guard nearby. When she asked them about the dog, they said that he wasn’t from that area and they hadn’t seen any people with the dog. They agreed to watch Colette’s belongings as she dropped everything, ran to her office where she had a collar & crate, and ran back to get the dog to safety. He was scared and timid, along with having fleas and being dirty, but he was now safe. The good news is that the vet check showed him to be in relatively good health. He was neutered & vaccinated while Colette continued to search for an owner. After some time, when no one had claimed the pup, she asked MexPup if we might be able to help. Blancoco is about 1 year old and weighs 5 kilos. He does well with other dogs, but is more of an alpha than a follower. Blancoco plays beautifully with other dogs, but he can be a bit pushy. This sweet boy loves to be with his people all the time, preferably in their lap or at their side. Blancoco walks well on a leash and loves being out and about. He does great with kids and is a social dude, so we think he would do great with an active family. If you think he would be a wonderful addition to your home, please complete an adoption application at www.mexpup.com or send an email to our adoption coordinator, Trysha@mexpup.com. Please share Blancoco’s album so we can find he a wonderful forever family.
Mezcal: Application received, please check back
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.
Coddy: Application received, please check back:)
Coddy was not being taken care of well at all. He was neglected. His family wanted to put him down, kill him because they could not take care of him. He was only fed scraps, candies by the children of the woman. He was never taken to the vets for medical attention. He was full of ticks and had skin problems because he was not eating properly. He tested positive for ehrlichia, was dirty, matted, loaded with ticks, fleas, long nails, wounds, bad skin, and spots with missing hair. Coddy was in bad shape. Thankfully, the people at the vets office didn't put him down. They contacted Monica asking for help, and this is how Coddy became a Mexpup. This sweet, sweet boy is great with all dogs, kids, and cats. He will chase cats, so best with those that will put him in his place. He's amazing on and off leash, and is almost house trained. Coddy loves to be the center of attention and would love to have a family to call his own. Coddy is 10kg, 2 years old and ready for adoption. Please visit www.mexpup.com to complete an application so he can join your family or send an email to our adoption coordinator Trysha@mexpup.com
Charro: Application Received, please check back
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 dog savvy felines. He likes to chase and mouth the cats in his foster but once hes told off he stops bothering them. 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.
Toby: Application received, please check back
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.
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!
Carter (formerly Fitz): Adopted! June 4, 2016
Deb was on holiday in PV when she discovered 3 small puppies that had been dumped on the Rio Cuale Island. Sadly, this is a common dumping ground as the geography traps the animals (UGH!). Deb wasn’t about to leave these little ones on their own and started asking people in the area for help. When no one stepped up to help, she loaded up these 2 month old pups and took them back to her rental unit. Thankfully, the owner was an animal lover and agreed to let her keep them temporarily until help could be found. Deb is a MexPup supporter and together we were able to come up with a plan, along with finding foster homes that could take in the pups (whew!). Fitz was the only male of the group would we affectionately dubbed the scandal pups. At about 7 months old, he weighed 17 kilos. Fitz is a happy pup that gets along with other dogs and cats. He likes to chase tadpoles and romp around in the water. Fitz is very smart and is a great listener. He even seems to “tell off” his siblings when they do something he knows is wrong. Fitz is very playful and loves being outside. We are so happy that Fitz has found his forever family!
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?
Coco: Adopted! February 20, 2016
A sweet, young Mexican couple is always trying to help dogs in need. In a very short period of time they took in 4 different pups and realized they were in over their heads. They were determined to help all the dogs, but knew they couldn’t do it on their own. They reached out to their neighbors Ted & Brischa who were more than willing to do what they could to support these fellow dog rescuers. Coco moved foster homes and continued on her road to health and happiness. He was in pretty good shape but needed baths, tick medication and general TLC. Coco is between 1.5 to 2 years old and weighs 12.5 kilos. He is a happy pup that gets along with everyone…the dogs, the cats, even the chickens, ducks and goat that were at his foster home. Coco is still learning to walk on leash without pulling, but is making great progress. He is a very social pup that greets visitors with a kiss, so we don’t think he will make much of a guard dog ;-). Coco is a lucky pup that was rescued by a wonderful couple, fostered by a wonderful couple and now is part of his very own family. Yay for Coco and all that helped him on his journey!
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.
Bernie: Adopted! June 25, 2016
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. Bernie is one of the male pups. At about 7 months old he weighed 16.8 kilos. He looks most like his littermate Mishka – the others were all red/tan while these two were mostly black. As he and his littermates didn’t meet humans until they were about 3 months old, they are all quite shy. He is timid when meeting people, but is very happy to meet and play with dogs. Bernie is slowly gaining confidence and is learning to trust humans, but that takes time. He is a very sweet dog with a gentle heart. Bernie does better on walks if in a pack as they seem to give him confidence. He is great with dogs and cats, and even the chickens & goats that were at one of his foster homes. Bernie was lucky to find a wonderful family that is helping him along his journey. He is slowly gaining confidence and doing great with his loving family.
Mishka: Adopted! August 16, 2016
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. Mishka is one of the female pups. At about 7 months old she weighed 16 kilos. As she and her littermates didn’t meet humans until they were about 3 months old, they are all quite shy. She is timid when meeting people, but is very happy to meet and play with dogs. Mishka is slowly gaining confidence and is learning to trust humans, but that takes time. She is confident in familiar places and nervous in the unknown. Mishka does better on walks if in a pack as they seem to give her confidence. She is great with dogs and cats, and is a sweet loving girl. We are so excited that she has a loving, patient family that will help her continue on her journey to become a wonderful adult dog.
Paco: Adopted! March 14, 2016
He was just a few months old and he was curled up on a street corner. Adriana knew something was wrong and as she approached him she feared she was too late. He was in really rough shape, wouldn’t lift his head, was covered in fleas, had a few ticks along with a large sore on his back. It was clear he needed help and thankfully his savior was there to pick him up and get him off the streets. It was late evening, so Paco spent the night at Adriana’s home. She was worried he wouldn’t survive until morning, but he did. The bad news came when this 3-month old pup got his test results, he was positive for parvo which is a horrible disease that takes too many puppies. He remained hospitalized for that first week and fought hard. He was finally allowed to go to a foster home, but his battle was far from over. He spent most his time sleeping and struggling to improve. After about 2 months, Paco was finally out of the woods and ready to be a regular puppy. He had energy, a spring in his step, and was becoming a healthy pup. Paco is a happy boy that loves to go on walk, loves to be with his people and loves to play. He does well with other dogs (those that tolerate puppy play) and with cats. He may have had a rough beginning, but everything is going this guys way now that he is adopted and with his forever family.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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.