Hoping for Homes - Dogs currently available for adoption.
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Waffle: In a PV foster & hoping 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, Waffle had a new foster home and became a MexPup. Waffle 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. Waffle 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 Waffle 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.
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!
Rex: In a PV foster & looking for a local forever home
Racquel comes to Mexico once a year and she always tries to help animals while visiting. She provides food, deworming medicine along with flea & tick treatment to those in need and then works to find solutions for tough cases. While on her last trip, she was able to get 2 dogs into care but a third dog haunted her. She met him before leaving Yelapa, but couldn’t find a way to help him before she had to return home. She reached out to various people searching for someone to help this sad dog. MexPup received an email and LADRA volunteers met someone in town that was trying to help on her behalf. It just so happened that there were 2 dogs in the same area that both needed help, so a day trip to Yelapa was organized and the search was on. Amazingly, after lots of effort, both dogs were found. They were both in really bad shape and after some negotiations, found themselves on a boat to PV to get the care and love they both clearly needed. Rex, a shepherd mix, seems to be an older dog. His teeth are in great shape, but his body tells a different story. We will wait a few weeks to see what changes happen before we make too many guesses. What we know is that he is in terrible shape, is extremely malnourished, was filthy with a large sore on his chest that is infected, is limping with a shoulder or elbow injury to his front right leg, tested negative for distemper (yea!), tested positive for both anaplasma & ehrlichia (tick born blood illnesses which are treatable), and has an enlarged spleen. He will go for an ultrasound tomorrow to determine what is happening with the spleen and will eventually need x-rays for his leg. He will remain at the vet office until he is stable and we have more information about all of his challenges. This boy has had a rough time, but he is so very sweet. Even when being lowered from the dock to the panga boat, he was just a gentle guy taking in all the love. Rex needs our help. The MexPup bank account is empty as we have had numerous tough cases over the past months. We need your help for Rex and all the others in care. Please consider making a donation so that we can continue to help dogs like Rex (from Canada you can do an etransfer to Karen@mexpup.com, from the US or other locations you can use the paypal link found at www.mexpup.com, from Puerto Vallarta you can make a donation directly with Dr. Manuel at Mascotas or Dr. Paco at Sabuesos). We greatly appreciate your help and we know that Rex does too!
Kuma: In a Victoria foster & looking for a family
She had been living under a car with her puppies when Colette and Brischa heard about her. It seems that a child in the neighborhood was deathly afraid of dogs, and there were rumors that poison was going to be set out to deal with the problem. These wonderful animal advocates went to investigate, and after some time cajoling, chasing, bribing and lassoing they were able to capture the momma dog & her 2 pups. Brischa & Ted took one of the pups into foster while Colette took in the momma and the other pup. Her vet exam revealed the regular medical issues that most stray dogs have, but she also had an infection in her foot. After a bit of time and the proper medication, this sweet girl was good as new. Kuma is around 2 years old (some think closer to 1 while others say just over 2) and weighs 13.5 kilos. She is a very outgoing, happy pup. Kuma is quite confident, can be a bit strong willed, loves to play, and does well with other dogs. She can be snappy with other dogs as she is fearful. A handler that can help her with this is best. She can play a bit strong, so does best with other dogs that are playful. Kuma is currently in a foster home with a cat. She can be overly interested, but isn’t aggressive and a water bottle works well to remind her of her manners. If adopted into a home with a cat, we believe a tolerant feline would be best. Kuma loves going for walks, but can pull a bit on leash. She definitely believes that couches and beds are intended for humans and their pets, so don’t be surprised when you find her lounging about. Kuma needs a home that can help her with her fear and trust issues with humans. Shes timid and shy, so she must be allowed to approach on her own. Kuma is also very sweet and loves to give and receive love from her humans. This great pup is in a Victoria foster home and is looking for her forever home. Kuma is well trained in obedience, she just needs time to learn that not all things are scary. If you or anyone you know would make a great forever family for Kuma, please complete the adoption application which can be found at www.mexpup.com or send an email to Trysha@mexpup.com, our adoption coordinator.
Lalo: in a Victoria foster & looking for a forever family
He was wandering alone on the streets and beaches of Zona Romantica in Puerto Vallarta. He followed everyone he met, wagging his tail to get food or attention. He was very friendly and for a number of days everyone assumed he had a person that was just around the corner or just down the beach. As time passed, he remained on the streets and Colette noticed that he didn’t go home with anyone at night. He was sleeping on the beach right near her work and she realized he was sadly another new stray in the neighborhood. She took him in before the ravages of the street harmed him and Lalo’s second chance began. This sweet pup is about 9 months old and weighs 13.5 kilos. This low rider does well with all the dogs in his foster home & likes all the dogs he meets. He loves playing with other dogs & will even play by himself if there is no one ready to have fun. He plays with such joy and abandon…total puppy. Even though Lalo’s legs are quite short, he has amazing speed and loves to run, run and run. He is a very friendly, social pup that loves humans. It is clear that he didn’t have much human play interaction prior to being rescued, so he has a tendency to be mouthy with people when playing. We are working hard to correct this & he is showing lots of improvement, but a home with younger children isn’t a match for him. Lalo pays lots of attention to the cats that he meets, but he hasn’t shown aggression. We think he could be fine with cats, as he seems to want to play with them, but supervised introductions would be necessary. Lalo is a smart pup that wants to please, he just needs a bit more time and guidance to become a great dog. He loves going on walks and is doing better with walking on leash (he can pull and his low to the ground body makes him a bit of a tow truck). This lovely boy is looking for a home that can continue to work with him and help him to become a great adult dog. He would thrive in an active home where he gets lots of walks & adventures, and then comes home to cuddles & couch time. If you or someone you know could be his match, please complete the adoption application found at www.mexpup.com. Lalo is ready for adoption, so please share his album so he can find his family.
Mitzy: In a Victoria foster & looking for a family
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?
Holly: In a Victoria foster & hoping for a home
She was only a few months old when she and another pup were found on the streets alone. Their rescuer was a school girl that knew puppies didn’t belong on the streets. She took them home, but her mother refused to allow the 3 month old pups into the house. That didn’t stop her determination to get help. She was able to find a home for one of the pups and asked Ted & Brischa for help with the other. Education is such an important part of animal rescue along with supporting children in their efforts to make a difference. Ted & Brischa said yes to fostering and asked MexPup for help. After a few months in care, Holly had grown into a lovely little dog. This 8-month old pup now weighed 14 kilos, and is quite curious and friendly. She has done well with all the dogs and cats in her foster home. Holly will sometimes bark to let you know that she wants to play, but it’s all in good fun. She is a happy and healthy girl that would do great in an active home. She has loads of energy and loves playing with kids, but she also knows when to relax and loves to cuddle. We are very excited for Holly to meet her forever family. Holly was recently diagnosed with MRSP, this is a medical condition she will be a carrier for life with. She is not contagious to humans or dogs with healthy immune systems, and is currently under proper treatment and care and will be ready for her special family soon. She is not recommended to a home with persons or pups undergoing chemotherapy. She is on very special drugs that can be compounded at any compounding pharmacy if she ever to have another outbreak. Holly is an amazing and sweet girl, none of this has fazed her, and she is such a special soul. If you feel like you would love to love this bundle of love, please contact Trysha@mexpup.com for more information.
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.
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.
Frida: In a PV foster & hoping for a family
Imagine being on the street without being able to move. Probably in pain, and scared to death, unable to protect yourself. Luckily for Frida, there are kind humans who help those who cannot help themselves. When Daniel saw Frida, he didn't think about leaving her, he didn't think that he already had many dogs in his home, he didn't think about anything but helping. And that's what he did. Frida is currently paralyzed in her back legs. The good news is that after an extensive revision by an orthopedic vet, there is no damage to her hips, and her legs are not broken. The bad news is that it appears that she was hit on the back, and there is damage to her spine. There is hope that Frida will walk again, and before rushing into surgery, she is being treated with acupuncture and swim therapy. Frida is about 10 months old, and currently weighs about 16kg. We will learn more details about her personality as Frida recovers. For now we are focused on helping Frida know that she is very loved, and that we will be with her for every part of her recovery. If you would like to donate from Canada towards Frida's recovery, please go to www.mexpup.com, or you can e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are in PV, please take donations to Dr. Peña at Veterinaria Mascotas Puerto Vallarta, or Dr. Paco at Clínica Veterinaria Sabuesos. Thank-you!
Branston: application received, please check back
He was tied to their front door. They hadn’t seen him in the neighborhood and had no idea where he came from, but it was clear he needed help. He was severely underweight and had a number of wounds. They didn’t really have space to take him in, but that didn’t stop them from doing what had to be done. First, there was a trip to the vets to get his medical care started. As time passed he gained weight and got the sparkle back in his eye. Branston is about 1.5 years old and weighs 31 kilos. He is a big boy and needs regular exercise so burn off all his puppy energy. Branston loves to goes for walks and does great on leash. He is also a cuddle bug and that loves attention, but also enjoys to his alone time. Branston plays well with other dogs that are not intimidated by his size. He is also very good with cats and he likes water. He is a very sweet dog that does well in most situations. Branston is very friendly and did great with kids coming up to cuddle and play with him. We would love Branston to join and active family with a confident leader. He is a lovely dog that deserves a lovely home. If you are interested in adopting Branston, please complete an application which can be found at www.mexpup.com.
Waldo: application received, please check back
He was found on the beach at Boca de Tomatlan. He didn’t have an owner and had a massive cut on his neck that extended to his ear. The cut had become infected and he was covered in fleas & ticks. Colette and Lydia had gone to Boca to help with another situation (all turned out ok there), but when they found this guy, it was clear he needed help. They got him to the vets where tests were done and the needed treatments started. Once taken into care, he recovered beautifully. Waldo is about 1.5 years old and weighs 5 kilos. He is a sweet angel of a dog, friendly and loving. Waldo likes cats, children and everyone he meets. He gets attached to his people and loves to be loved. Waldo needed to be shaved when groomed after rescue, but we are certain he will re-grow to be as fluffy and gorgeous as ever. He walks great on a leash, loves going for walks, loves meeting people and other dogs. Waldo can bark when strangers enter, but not excessively. He is recently neutered and sometimes stills marks his territory when in a new space for the first time, but is trained to go outside the house. Waldo is an amazing, loving dog. He is always happy and would be great in any environment, solo or with a large family. Where’s Waldo?? He’s heeeere and he is ready to find a family to call his own. If you are interested in adopting Waldo, please complete an adoption application which can be found at www.mexpup.com.
Xena: application received, please check back
What happens when a cat rescuer finds a pup in need? The pup moves into a foster home with about 40 cats until a solution can be found of course. Puro Gato is a great group and when they found a little Chihuahua in need, they simply took her into care. A few calls were made and a week later little Xena found herself in a new foster home. This sweet girl is about 1-year-old and weight 3 kilos. Xena has done great with all the dogs in her foster home and doesn’t seem to understand that she is tiny (which could get her into trouble with the wrong dog). She is also great with cats. Xena is a little wary of new people, but warms up after a short time. She does great on walks and enjoys exploring new places. Xena is a typical Chihuahua with a big personality. She bounces 1 meter high when you come home or when she’s happy. Xena is a happy dog that loves life, loves to play and has lots of energy! If you think Xena is the right fit for your family, please complete an adoption application which can be found at www.mexpup.com. We would love to have this girl in her new home to celebrate the holidays with family.
Pepper: Application received, please check back
Bryant saw her near a dumpster looking for food. He and his wife love animals, so he got some food and took it to the pup. She gladly ate it all, so he bought her some more. She was so friendly and thankful. As he watched her, he noticed she was limping. It didn’t feel right to leave her, so he decided to take her to their vet to see what else they could do to help her. She was very dirty and it was obvious that her front legs & chest were very strong while her back legs, especially the right one, was skinny. The x-ray revealed an old injury that had already healed. Her pelvis had been fractured and was already healed. The vet felt she would be fine, but needed assistance to start using the leg again. With the help of medication and a loving foster home, Pepper was walking on all 4 legs after just a few weeks. Her muscles came back and she lost her limp. Things were certainly looking up for this lovely girl. Marcela & Bryant had done all they could to get her healthy, but they hadn’t been able to find her a home and asked MexPup for help…that is how Pepper became part of the MexPup family. This lovely dog is about 5 years old and weighs 20 kilos. Pepper does great with the other dog in her foster home. She likes a slow and controlled introduction to other pups and will give a growl to those that are pushy to let them know she needs her space. Pepper does great walking on leash and loves to be off leash also. She has done well interacting with small children and loves attention from anyone willing to give a nice scratch. Pepper seems a bit too curious about cats, so we don’t think she would be a match for a home with one. This sweet girl hasn’t had the best luck, but things turned around thanks to one lovely couple. Now it’s her time to get her own family and her new beginning.
Pirate: Application Received, please check back:)
He was running around the streets when Lupita found him. He was in pretty good shape and had a collar but no dog tag. She took him home and started the process of finding his family. She put posters up in the area, she posted him on various social media pages, and she walked him around town asking if anyone recognized him. As time passed, the hope that his family would be found diminished. We don’t know if he was lost or if he was abandoned, but weeks turned into months without anyone claiming him. 8 months have passed and it is time for Pirate to move forward and find a forever home. At about 1.5 years old, this little guy weighs about 6 kilos. Pirate does well with all the dogs in his foster home. He is better with male dogs and particularly likes big dogs. He loves to play with his 65 lb fur foster sibling that is a pitbull. Pirate also LOVES to play with the cat in his foster home (and the cat loves to play with him). He isn’t great on leash (is a puller), but must always be on leash as Pirate will chase after bicycles, motorcycles, cars, etc. He has already had a run in with a motorcycle that caused a leg fracture (he is fully healed), but we clearly don’t want a repeat of that! Pirate loves his people, but he can be particular even with his favorites. He doesn’t like being touched by people that he doesn’t know, especially his back or tail, and he doesn’t like being moved. Based on these challenges, we don’t think he is a match for a home with children. Pirate loves car rides, loves playing with toys and loves sleeping in bed with his foster mom. If you think Pirate is a match for your home, please complete an adoption application which can be found at www.mexpup.com. This lovely guy is happy, healthy and ready for adoption. Please share his album and help us to find him a home.
Ojitos: Application Received, please check back:)
He was found on the streets with numerous abrasions on his belly. It almost looked like he had been dragged by his front legs (belly down) across cement. We really don’t know what happened, but it was clear that he needed help. Thankfully, Chuck & Claudia saw him and they did what they do…they made a difference. They took this lovely guy to the vets to get him treated and then into their home to help him heal. They are his saviors & his foster family. Ojitos is about 1-year-old and weighs 20 kilos. This sweet guy has done great with all the dogs (whether large or small) in his foster home. Oitos loves going for walks. He does well on the leash and knows how to heel, but is still a puppy and can become a puller when there is something that he wants to explore. Ojitos enjoys making friends when people come to visit. He may have been abandoned/injured by humans, but that doesn’t stop him from being a social guy. Ojitos is still just a puppy, so he will need continued training to help him become a great adult dog. He has lots of energy, so would do great in an active home, where he will get lots of exercise and opportunity to explore his new surroundings. This handsome, happy, healthy dog is ready for adoption! If you think Ojitos would make a great member of your family, please complete the adoption application found at www.mexpup.com. We know those ears will bring lots of smiles to one lucky home.
Tinto: 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. Tinto is one of the male pups. At about 11 months old he weighs 20 kilos. He has similar coloring to most of his littermates – a reddish color – and longer fur like Oro, Mischka and Bernie. As he and his littermates didn’t meet humans until they were about 3 months old, they are all quite shy. Tinto is very timid when meeting new people, but is very happy to meet and play with dogs. He is slowly gaining confidence anstd is learning to trust humans, but that takes time. Tinto has never shown any aggression. He does best when he has time to get comfortable with people and gets to decide when to interact with them. We continue to work with him on positive reinforcement and it is going well. He now has a number of human friends and he is starting to seek people out. Tinto is a very sweet and gentle pup. He is great with dogs and also good with cats. Tinto will need a patient family that will help him continue to grow and become more comfortable with people and the outside world. We are excited for him to meet his family and start his new life.
Ele: Application received, please check back
They were just a few months old and things weren’t going great. They had been abandoned at the side of the road where the trash is normally gathered. The sisters were hiding as they were afraid and on their own. Thankfully, Claudia saw them and she did what she always does…she helps. The first step was to go to the vets where the prognosis was ok – full of fleas, skinny and dehydrated. With some love, care and attention, Ele and her sister Kira thrived in their foster home. At about 8 months old, Ele weighs 20 kilos and has the tan/black fur (compared to her sisters more reddish coloring). Ele does great with the other dogs in her foster home (even with the little tripod, she is very respectful and plays very gently with him). Ele loved to put her front paws into the water bucket, so her foster family bought her a baby bathtub. She totally loves to play with her paws in it trying to dig and splashing the water out of the tub. Whenever she can, she runs and jumps into the puddles, so we think she will be quite a water dog although she isn’t a swimmer yet. Ele is a very social pup that does great with children, cats and most everyone she meets. She walks fine on a leash (will still occasionally pull) and loves to be out & about. We think she would thrive in an active home where she gets to take part in all the adventures, and with a family that will work with her to become the best adult dog she can be. Ele is happy, healthy and ready for adoption. If you think she should be your newest family member, please complete an application at www.mexpup.com.
Nina: Application received, please check back
Erika was teaching a lesson about nature down by the river when she saw a man with a backpack. Nothing unusual about that, is there? Until she saw that the backpack was wiggling. When asking the man what he was doing, he pulled out two newborn puppies. Clearly too young to be away from their mother, Erika asked the man why he had the pups. When he indicated that he was trying to sell them, Erika knew that she needed to step in and help. When her husband arrived at the end of her class, they both went and spoke to the man. It took a lot of convincing, but eventually he agreed to let them take the puppies. That's when Nina and Smith became Mexpups. Nina is the stronger of the two, and is growing fast. She is a typical puppy who loves to play, loves to cuddle and loves to love. She is currently 8 months old and weighs 14kg. She won't be a big girl physically (probably about 16kg), but has loads of personality. She's a bit shy at first but warms up really fast. She can live with dog friendly cats, and she loves kids. In her foster home there's even a pet rat that she doesn't bother. Do you need a spunky little girl in your family? An active home for Nina, preferably with other dogs would be great.
Sultan: Application received, please check back
He was found on the streets in terrible shape. It seems that someone had thrown him away after using him as a bait dog. We don’t know for certain, but from the number of bite wounds on his body, his gentle demeanor and his physical state (quite thin and reeking of infection), it isn’t a hard guess to make. This poor dog had experienced the worst of humans and yet when Celia found him, he was gentle and grateful for help. Sultan remained at the vets for weeks in order to get the infections under control and his health back on track. Thankfully, he is now healthy enough to be in a foster home and boy is he enjoying his new lease on life. Sultan is somewhere between 6 to 8 years old. It isn’t easy to tell if his physical state is because he is older or if the conditions in which he lived simply took a toll. He now weighs approximately 18 kilos and continues to get healthier each day. We are simply amazed that Sultan is already leaving his past behind – when he was rescued, he was afraid of men and now he is friendly with them (guess it helps that he has met a number of wonderful men since being rescued). Sultan also does great with all the dogs in his foster home (both large and small) and seems to be fine with cats (he hasn’t been off leash around them but doesn’t seem to have any interest). If you are looking for a true golden oldie and have the time to love him, this could be your guy. He likes to go on walks, but enjoys pats and snuggles more. He would likely do well with other dogs in the home and children as well. He deserves much better than he has experienced and we’re hoping someone can give him a home where he can relax and be loved. Sultan got his name because he is older and majestic. Now we just need to find his palace. If you are interested in adopting Sultan, please complete an application at www.mexpup.com.
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?
Eden: application received, please check back
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.
Asterix: application recieved, please check back
Cat rescuers and dog rescuers have much in common. They are compassionate individuals that want to help animals in need. When the women of Puro Gato found yet another pup dumped near the Red Cross in Puerto Vallarta, they did what amazing people do. They helped. It didn’t matter that their rescue is over full, the little guy was welcomed into his new foster home (along with 40+ cats). They made a few calls and within a couple of weeks a new foster home was found. Asterix is about 9 months old and weighs 4 kilos. He was quiet and shy when he first came into care, but has quickly warmed up to everyone. Asterix does great with all the dogs in his foster home (both large and small). He does like to playfully chase the cats in his foster home, but he lived with over 40 cats in a rescue and loves them (plus with his small size most cats just laugh at him). Asterix does great on a leash and enjoys going for walks. He is a playful pup that loves to run around, but he’s also a great snuggler, who can be a couch potato. He is a bit wary of new people, but warms up quickly and is quite sociable. When in the pack, he will bark with the other dogs, but when alone he is quiet. Asterix is happy, healthy and ready for adoption. We would sure love him to be in his new home for the holidays. If he sounds like a match for your family, please complete the adoption application which can be found at www.mexpup.com.
Merlot: Application received, please check back
Jane & Linda contacted MexPup prior to their holiday to PV and coordinated not only bringing down needed supplies, but also being Guardian Angels, flying 3 dogs to their new country. They were on a tour to Yelapa when they saw a small pup with only one eye that was in great need. As they were with a tour group, there wasn’t anything they could do at that moment, but they sent us a note and asked for help. A few people tried to find the pup, but they were unsuccessful. Then we received a plea for help about another dog in the same area that was also in great need. So a day trip to Yelapa was organized and the search was on. Amazingly, after lots of effort, the two dogs were found. They were both in really bad shape and after some negotiations, found themselves on a boat to PV to get the care and love they both clearly needed. Merlot, a poodle/Tibetan terrier mix, is just a little girl that should be white, but looked more dirty orange brown when rescued. She is skinny, had very matted fur, tested positive for ehrlichia (a tick born disease that is treatable) and is in rough shape. Merlot likely had a family (or at least someone that tried to help her) at some point as she previously had surgery to remove or repair a damaged eye. The one eyed girl is very sweet and is so happy to love on everyone that wants to help her. The MexPup bank account is empty, as we have had numerous tough and costly cases over the past months. We need your help for Merlot and all the others in care. Please consider making a donation so that we can continue to help dogs like Merlot (from Canada you can do an e-transfer to Karen@mexpup.com, from the US or other locations you can use the PayPal link found at www.mexpup.com, from Puerto Vallarta you can make a donation directly with Dr. Manuel at Mascotas or Dr. Paco at Sabuesos). We greatly appreciate your help and we know that Merlot and all the other pups do too!
Parker: Application recieved, please check back
He was hanging out in a parking lot near the airport. Some friends of Carmen & Claudia noticed him, saw the wound he had, and asked around to get more information. It seems he had just appeared one day with the large gash on his side (it appears that he was struck by a machete). The kind man in charge at the lot was trying to care for him, but he didn’t have the means to do much. Their friend got him food & medication for the wound, but he was still living on the streets. After telling the story to Carmen & Claudia, a plan was made and off they went to find the pup. The man had taken great care of the dog and his wound was almost healed. Thanks were given, hugs, handshakes and a few scratches exchanged before he was loaded in the car for his trip to the vet. Parker is about 2.5 years old and weighs 26 kilos. He does well with the dog in his foster home and with the cats (he does try to smell them, but has never been aggressive to any of them). Parker is an energetic dog that loves to go for walks (does pull when first out the door), but settles as he gets exercise. He also loves to cuddle. His dark chocolate face, black body, those very tender eyes and face will win you over instantly. Although he is fully grown, he is still a silly puppy in his mind. He prefers to be with humans and dog siblings all the time and to be given affection. Parker is a BIG kisser and is ready to find his forever family.
Lima: Application received, please check back
Karla lives in Boca de Tomatlan and she is an active member of the community that is always working to improve the lives of animals. She organizes free spay & neuter clinics, talks with people about care & treatment of animals and rescues many that end up in the streets of her small town. It wasn’t surprising that when a group of children found a litter of abandoned puppies in a parking lot, they came running to Karla for help. She immediately took the 5 puppies into care and thanks to her efforts, they all had a chance to survive. Lima is now about 11months old and weighs 12 kilos. She is a sweet girl that does well with all the dogs in her foster home. Lima likes to bark at the cats, but does fine living with them. This friendly pup gets along with everyone she meets. Lima walks well on a leash, but can pull a bit when she wants to catch up with other dogs that she sees. She was saved by a group a kids that knew puppies were not just trash and took action. She was fostered by a loving family that values animals. She is a lovely dog that deserved a chance at a great life and a small community made that a possibility. We are excited that she is ready for adoption and will soon have a family to call her own.
Yogi: Application received, please check back
He was on the malecon (boardwalk) and seemed out of place. He was alone, scared, timid and seemed disoriented. He had no clue about traffic, so the suspicion is that he was dumped there. He was only about 3.5 months old with ticks in his ears and no street skills – a terrible mix in a busy area with lots of traffic. Strange to say, but it was his lucky day as first Antonio spotted him and then Marcella went over to assist. They both knew he help. Others may have discarded him, but she took him in and made sure he got the care and attention he needed. Time passed and the puppy was happy, healthy and continuing to grow. Marcella had fostered and then adopted another MexPup named Mambo, so when she hadn’t found Yogi a home we offered to help. This sweet guy is about 8 months old and weighs 9 kilos. Yogi is a very friendly and social pup. He does great with the other dog in his foster home and loves meeting dogs when out on walks. When asked to describe her foster, Marcella said “He is an absolute delight to have around. He is adorable, energetic, loves almost everyone and just wants to please and be kind.” Clearly his foster mom thinks he is a great pup and we do too! We are grateful that Yogi was rescued and excited for him to start the next part of his journey…going to a forever family.
Buddy: Application Received, please check back:)
Franca and her two pups were on the beach one day when a new dog approached them. They had a nice morning and then returned home. The next day, they saw the same dog again, and this time he started following them. Over the course of the next few days, it became the norm. They would see him, he would follow them, and they would enjoy his company until it was time to go home. They made sure to give him water & food each day, and they tried to come up with a plan to get him off the streets. Franca wasn’t able to take him in, but she wanted to make sure he was healthy and safe. She and another friend covered all his vet expenses and found a foster home for him. He’d won over their hearts and now he was on the road to a new life. Buddy is about 1-year-old and weighs 16 kilos. He is a friendly dog that loves to play. Buddy does great with all the other dogs in his foster home, but he can try to be a bit macho with the smaller ones (in a friendly, but pushy way). The funny thing is that he is intimidated by the little puppies in the foster home...so he’s not really a tough guy. Buddy doesn’t do well with cats (he pays attention to them and chases them). We think he would do great with an active family. Other dogs and kids are definitely an option for him, but we wouldn’t recommend him to a home with cats. Buddy is still a young dog, so having attention and additional training would be great for him. This smart pup knew how to find someone to help him and now we are asking for your help. Please share Buddy’s album so that he can find his forever family. If you are interested in adopting him, you can complete the adoption application found at www.mexpup.com. We know he will make a great family member.
Nico & Rico: Application Received, please check back:)
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 to find the best possible home for both, we can separate them if needed, but the new forever home needs to have another dog in the home. 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.
Lolly: Application received, please check back
Porfirio is one of Ted & Brischa’s dogs. He lives a relaxed life on an acreage in the mountains and has a lovely life as a ranch dog. One day while on a hike, he came out of the jungle with a pup in his mouth. Yup, you read that correctly. He found a pup high up on the hill in the middle of nowhere and then proceeded to lead the humans to the other pup that was also in the forest. Porfirio was a great rescuer. The two pups were only a few months old and would have had little chance of survival. Thankfully, Lolly and Aisha were saved and taken into care. Lolly is now about 8 months old and weighs about 13 kilos. She is a happy, playful and social pup. Lolly does great with all the dogs in her foster home and also did well with the cats. This little girl has loads of energy, but she also knows how to relax. Cuddling is one of her favorite things. Lolly enjoys meeting kids on her walks, does well on a leash and thinks exploring is one of the best parts of life. This friendly pup is doing great in care and we’re excited for her to join a family of her own. She certainly deserves it.
Smith: Application received, please check back
Erika was teaching a lesson about nature down by the river when she saw a man with a backpack. Nothing unusual about that, is there? Until she saw that the backpack was wiggling. When asking the man what he was doing, he pulled out two newborn puppies. Clearly too young to be away from their mother, Erika asked the man why he had the pups. When he indicated that he was trying to sell them, Erika knew that she needed to step in and help. When her husband arrived at the end of her class, they both went and spoke to the man. It took a lot of convincing, but eventually he agreed to let them take the puppies. That's when Nina and Smith became Mexpups. Smith struggled at first to eat and gain weight. Once the right formula was found for him, he began to thrive. Smith is a fun-loving pup who is now feeling great, learning new things and exploring the world. He is currently 2 months old, and weighs 1.8kg. Please share his story to help him find the perfect family.
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.
Daisy: Adopted! November 22, 2016
The chase was on…there was a female pit mix in heat and the two boys were giving chase. Colette & Lydia saw them running by and knew exactly what was happening. They grabbed leashes and made chase. After some time, they were able to corral all three and took them to the Colina Spay & Neuter clinic. They kept them safe until the next clinic when they were all three spayed & neutered. Daisy, the female, immediately stole the hearts of everyone she met. Colette & Lydia knew this girl was special and they were committed to doing all they could to make sure she had a bright future. They asked MexPup if we could help by finding her a home and we were happy to say yes. This lovely pup is about 1-year-old and weighs 23 kilos. She is very strong, but will take the first opportunity she gets to cuddle with you or roll on her back for a belly rub. Daisy has done great with all the dogs she met in her foster home, even a little Chihuahua that jumped on her back and head. Daisy just took it all in stride rolling over to play with her. She has a very happy, easy energy and always seems to have a smile on her face. Daisy is a powerful dog, so will need a confident owner that has bully breed experience. We think an active family that will make sure she gets the exercise and attention she needs would be a great fit. This calm and loving girl is a wonderful dog that deserves a wonderful family and we are excited for her to get her chance.
Zulu: Adoption! November 12, 2016
5He was living in the school yard. He was shy and uncertain about humans. He did great with all the dogs and was an older pup, but life on the streets is hard. Karla was able to catch him one day as he came into their garage – jackpot! Zulu is just under 1 year old and weighs about 15 kilos. He is a very sweet dog. According to his foster home, “he freaked out the first time I placed a leash on him. He is now fantastic” (gotta love foster homes and all the love & work they put into helping the dogs on their journey to a new life). Zulu gets along well with all the dogs in his foster home & he is fine with the cats. He loves his toys and is willing to share them. He does well with children and really great with adolescents. Zulu is just a big softy that goes with the flow. We think he will do well in most home setting. He just wants a family that will love him and it’s exactly what we want for him. This lovely boy is ready for adoption.
Sammy: Adopted! November 12, 2016
He “lived” with a family and another dog. When the family decided to move homes, both dogs were put on the street. When asked about their dogs, the family who left them, claimed the dogs were not theirs (insert curse words here). After leaving their old home, they never returned for their furry friends. Thankfully for Sammy & Oreo, Ted & Brischa live in the same neighborhood, so they immediately took these abandoned pups into care. Sammy is about 2 years old and weighs 10 kilos. He is a great and loving dog, but can be a bit intimidated by new women and sometimes new big male dogs, but warms up quickly with time and encouragement. When he first went into foster, he was also nervous with anyone that approached him too quickly, but the challenge continues to diminish the longer he is in care. Sammy does great with all the dogs in his foster home but is a little dominant and is great with the cats also, but he does try to chase all the birds that he sees. He isn’t a high energy dog and doesn’t require tons of exercise, but he does love his daily walks and loves water and the opportunity to explore (and chase those pesky birds). Sammy does love attention and hanging out with his humans. He is great at playing on his own (he throws his own toys around and chases them). Sammy’s dream spot would be with his head on your lap, on the sofa, with you stroking him while watching your favorite TV show. This great pup is happy, healthy and ready for adoption. If you would like him to become your new family member, please complete an adoption application which can be found at www.mexpup.com.
Danza: Adopted! November 11, 2016
They saw her in their neighborhood without a collar, a bit too skinny, a bit too dirty and looking out of place. Lee and Nancy always try to help animals in need and this was no exception. They took her into their home and then to the vets. The good news was that the little pup was in pretty good shape. The bad news was that one of their dogs wasn’t happy sharing their home with this new foster. They were committed to helping her, getting her healthy & ready for adoption, but they couldn’t do it alone. MexPup came on board and after a flight with dogs departing, a space in foster opened up. Danza is about 8 months old weighs about 9 kilos. This happy girl loves dogs, likes to play with cats (even when they aren’t so keen), and does fine with the goats & ducks at her foster home. Danza is an amazing young dog that is very playful and active. She loves to be outside, loves to run around, and loves to play with toys. Danza loves attention and affection (who doesn’t). We think she would do best with an active family that will include her on all their adventures. This lovely girl is ready for adoption and we’re excited to see her start the next part of her journey to a great life.
Gracie: Adopted! November 2, 2016
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.
Blackie: Adopted! October 31, 2016
The chase was on…there was a female pit mix in heat and the two boys were giving chase. Colette & Lydia saw them running by and knew exactly what was happening. They grabbed leashes and made chase. After some time, they were able to corral all three and took them to the Colina Spay & Neuter clinic. They kept them safe until the next clinic when they were all three spayed & neutered. Blackie, one of the males, was very dirty with gum in his fur and ticks. He had no collar and no indication of any owner. He went into a foster home in the area while time was spent giving any owners a chance to claim him…no one came forward. This 1 to 1.5 year old black lab mix weighs about 20 kilos. Blackie is a happy, outgoing boy that loves life and wants to go, go, go! He adores attention, and loves to romp & play. Blackie does great with female dogs and with many male dogs, but not all of them. He also does well with the cats in his foster home. He is still just a puppy, albeit a very large puppy, so he still gets into trouble (chewing pencils for example). Blackie is very friendly and although he hasn’t lived with children, he has done well with the kids he has meet on walks. He is large and doesn’t always know his strength, so caution around small children would be necessary. Blackie loves to go for walks, loves to run, and is learning to be a relaxed dog in his foster home. We think Blackie would do well in an active family that will get him out for lots of activity to burn off his energy, and also work with him to become a great adult dog. This lovely pup is ready to find his forever family, and now we just need to let that family know he is here and ready. Please share Blackie’s album and if you are interested in adopting him, you will find the adoption application at www.mexpup.com.
Bandito (formerly Spud): Adopted! October 17, 2016
A few volunteers from LADRA (a wonderful PV animal rescue group) saw 6 puppies in a box on the side of a dirt road. The pups were only 2 weeks old and there was no nursing female in sight. It was sadly clear that they had been dumped. The volunteers grabbed the box and got the pups to the vets. The puppies needed to be bottle fed every 2 hours in the first days – really tough stuff just to give them a chance at life. The odds were quite poor and the vet said that if just 1 pup survived it would be good. Amazingly, 5 of the puppies made it! What a great job by a wonderful group of people that gave their all to save these pups. Spud is one of the males of the litter and at about 5 months old he weighed 10 kilos. This happy boy did great with all the dogs and cats in his foster home. Spud is a friendly, social pup that would do well with most any environment. This sweet boy was abandoned once and we’ve promised him it will never happen again.
Milou: Adopted! October 4, 2016
There is an area near the Red Cross that has become a dumping ground for dogs. It is a busy area and right near the Libramiento. It is a high traffic area, so the dogs left there are in a particularly tough situation if they aren’t knowledgeable about traffic…so dangerous. This little guy was only about 6 months old when abandoned and he wasn’t very street savvy. It was just a matter of time until the worst was going to happen, but thankfully Soraya & Almendra saw him and took him to safety. They run a cat rescue group called Puro Gato, so taking in a foster dog wasn’t the easiest thing to do, but that didn’t stop them! At about 10 months old, Milou weighed 5 kilos. He is a happy puppy that loves life. He did great with all the dogs in his foster home whether large or small. Milou is also great with cats (not surprising as he was fostered with so many). He does great on a leash and enjoys going for walks. Milou is a social, friendly pup that loves to play, loves to get belly rubs, and loves to snuggle. He may have been abandoned once, but we promised him it will never happen again. Milou is ready to have a family to love and he certainly deserves it!
Mezcal: Adopted! October 1, 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. 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.
Chester: Adopted! October 1, 2016
Chester was very sick. He was bleeding from his nose, reeked of infection and had a mass on his face, but he wasn’t receiving care. His owner wasn’t able to provide any. They went to Esme & Daniel asking if they could help him. This lovely family said yes to fostering and Chester became a MexPup. He needed chemo for the tumor and care. It took time, but all the hard work and love paid off! Chester was rid of the tumor (love those negative biopsies!) and he was given medical clearance. This lovely boy could now be adopted and have a great life. Chester is about 2 years old and weighs 17 kilos. This sweet dog is full of love. He does well with the other dogs in his foster home and is ok with the cats. Chester LOVES to run, so his recall when off leash isn’t great. He loves going for walks and exploring everything he can. He loves to play and is a social pup. Chester is a great pup that fought hard to get a second chance. Let’s find him the great home that he deserves.
Gypsy: Adopted! October 1, 2016
A few volunteers from LADRA (a wonderful PV animal rescue group) saw 6 puppies in a box on the side of a dirt road. The pups were only 2 weeks old and there was no nursing female in sight. It was sadly clear that they had been dumped. The volunteers grabbed the box and got the pups to the vets. The puppies needed to be bottle fed every 2 hours in the first days – really tough stuff just to give them a chance at life. The odds were quite poor and the vet said that if just 1 pup survived it would be good. Amazingly, 5 of the puppies made it! What a great job by a wonderful group of people that gave their all to save these pups. Gypsy is one of the females of the litter and at about 8 months old weighed 13.9 kilos. This happy pup simply loves life. Gypsy is always in a good mood and is ready to play, go for a walk, or just relax with her humans. She is an active girl, but not overly energetic which means she’s a great snuggler and is also very sociable. Gypsy did great with all the dogs in her foster home, well with the cats too, and even tried to play with the goat – silly pup. This young pup is very smart and inquisitive which makes her quite trainable. She was abandoned once and we’ve promised her it will never happen again. Thankfully she survived & thrived and is now ready for a family.
Pinto: Adopted! September 30, 2016
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.
Duqi (formerly Duquie): Adopted! September 18, 2016
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 email@example.com if you want to adopt or foster this boy in BC. We just need to get him out of the heat.
Perlita: Adopted! September 14, 2016
Three new strays appeared along the Rio Cuale. The residents weren’t happy with their presence and would scream at them and shoo them away. One day Colette was able to capture Perlita and meanwhile another rescuer was able to capture her friend Ruby. Unbeknownst to them, they captured the pups at the exact same time!! They are almost identical and we believe they are related. The 3rd stray sadly eluded them. Perlita and Ruby were both very shy at first and did not want to be captured, they ran and ran, but once they got into care that all changed. When taken in, they were dirty and matted, full of ticks and fleas and in bad need of help. Perlita is about 2 years old and weighs 4.6 kilos. She is a very loving dog that adores being cuddled, loved and needs a fair amount of attention. At first she and Ruby were inseparable, but after time in their foster home, they became more independent, and enjoy playing with the other dogs separate of one another. Perlita can be a little shy. She still sometimes bows her head slightly when approached too quickly. She is a joy and is a very happy, loving dog, and just loves playing with a ball, her other friends and her foster mom. We are excited that this little girl is healthy and ready for adoption. We can’t wait for her to meet her family.
Roja: Adopted! September 14, 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. Roja is one of the female pups. At about 9 months old she weighed 16 kilos. She has similar coloring to most of her littermates – a reddish color – and shorter fur like Mezcal. As she and her littermates didn’t meet humans until they were about 3 months old, they are all quite shy. Roja is very timid when meeting new people, but is very happy to meet and play with dogs. She is slowly gaining confidence and is learning to trust humans, but that takes time. Roja has never shown any aggression. She does best when she has time to get comfortable with people and gets to decide when to interact with them. We continue to work with her on positive reinforcement and she has a number of human friends – it just took her time to get to know and trust them. Roja is a very sweet and smart pup. She is great with dogs and really good with cats too. We think that Roja would do best with a friendly, calm, loving, patient family who will spend a lot of time with her, and help her become more comfortable with people and the outside world. Roja is well on her way and is ready to meet her new family.
Oreo: Adopted! September 4, 2016
He “lived” with a family and another dog. When the family decided to move homes, both dogs were put on the street. When asked about their dogs, the family who left them, claimed the dogs were not theirs (insert curse words here). After leaving their old home, they never returned for their furry friends. Thankfully for Oreo & Sammy, Ted & Brischa live in the same neighborhood, so they immediately took these abandoned pups into care. Oreo is about 9 months old and weighs 14 kilos. This friendly pup has thrived in foster care. Oreo does great with all the other dogs, cats and even the goat. He is a social guy that loves attention and thinks kids are great (especially when they are petting him!). Oreo does fine on a leash, but he is still a puppy and can get quite distracted when walking. This active pup would love to join a family where he will get to go on lots of walks and adventures with his people. Oreo is ready to join a family and we are excited for that to happen for him!
Monty (formerly Arnie): Adopted! September 1, 2016
A few volunteers from LADRA (a wonderful PV animal rescue group) saw 6 puppies in a box on the side of a dirt road. The pups were only 2 weeks old and there was no nursing female in sight. It was sadly clear that they had been dumped. The volunteers grabbed the box and got the pups to the vets. The puppies needed to be bottle fed every 2 hours in the first days – really tough stuff just to give them a chance at life. The odds were quite poor and the vet said that if just 1 pup survived it would be good. Amazingly, 5 of the puppies made it! What a great job by a wonderful group of people that gave their all to save these pups. Arnie is one of the males of the litter and at about 7 months old he weighed 15 kilos. This friendly pup did great with all the dogs and cats in his foster home. He even tried to play with the goat. Arnie loves kids and all the various people he has met. He walks pretty well on a leash, but is still a puppy and will sometimes pull. Arnie is a lovely, calm, sweet puppy that would do well with most families. We think an active family that will take him on lots of walks and help him continue to learn about the world would be best for him. He was abandoned once and we’ve promised him it will never happy again. Thankfully he survived & thrived and is now ready for a family.
Amigo (formerly Blancoco): Adopted! August 27, 2016
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.
Coddy: Adopted! August 26, 2016
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
Kona (formerly Summer): Adopted! August 23, 2016
She had been living under a car with her mom & siblings 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 pups. Brischa & Ted took one of the pups into foster while Colette took in the momma and the other pup. After a bit of time and the proper care, this sweet pup was good as new. Summer is around 8 months old and weighs 13 kilos. She is a very friendly pup that can be a bit timid with humans when she first meets them, but warms up quickly. Summer loves the other dogs in her foster home. She wants to cuddle with them and kiss them (especially Venada) all the time. This sweet girl is also interested in playing with the cats, but they aren’t willing to join in her fun. Summer is also great with children often seeking them out to get attention. She is a very happy, sweet dog that will do well in most situations. We can’t wait for her to meet her family.
Charro: August 4, 2016
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.
Lucy: Adopted! July 21, 2016
They were on the side of the road. There were no homes or buildings close by, so the guess is that they had been dumped there. It’s not something we will ever understand. Thankfully Maureen was driving by and noticed something that made her stop. She found 2 puppies that were about 7 weeks old and each weighed less than 2 kilos. They would have had no chance on their own. Instead they were put in the car, joined in on the road trip to Tonala, and then returned with Maureen to PV a few days later. Unfortunately, Lily became quite sick and passed away. Lucy however, began to blossom and thrive in foster care. When Maureen needed to leave town, Amanda stepped in to continue fostering Lucy. Who knew that this was a life changing moment for Lucy! When Amanda's mom saw Lucy she just knew that she had to be part of the family permanently! Once Lucy was well enough to fly, Sharon welcomed her into her loving arms, home and heart forever. Welcome home, Lucy!
Beemer: Adopted! June 26, 2016
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.
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.
Bobby: Adopted! June 5, 2016
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.
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 that 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!
Rylie (formerly Raquel): Adopted! June 4, 2016
Raquel was brought into the Colina spay and neuter clinic. Her owner signed the paperwork to have her spayed, left his information and was told to return in the afternoon. He didn’t return that day or the next. Upon further investigation, it was confirmed that the man didn’t want the dog and so, she was now homeless. Colette runs this free spay/neuter clinic that helps so many animals and she wasn’t about to kick Raquel out. This little one may not have been wanted by her owner, but we knew that she deserved a loving family. At approximately 2-3 years old, Raquel weighed 14.4 kilos. Based on information we received and her behavior, we believe she was abused in her past. Raquel can be somewhat shy and timid at first, but instead of fearing humans, she adores and craves love from them. Her foster mom said “she is the most loving and cuddling dog I’ve ever met. She often tries to curl right up into your heart and soul.” Raquel fancies herself a lap dog, but she also loves playing with other dogs. She has a best friend in her foster home that she jostles with for hours on end. They bite and play and laugh endlessly, and when she has had enough, she just goes to her cage and relaxes. Raquel is a happy, joyful, loving dog that is excited to make up for lost time.
Harry: Adopted! May 22, 2016
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!
Zeus: Adopted! May 16, 2016
Zeus had a loving family. His dad was an ex policeman and his family lived in a small colonia near Puerto Vallarta where he grew up with 4 kids. His life was pretty good except that the neighbors, for some reason, tried to poison him by throwing contaminated meat, etc. over the fence. They reported the incident, but as they had no proof there wasn’t much that could be done. The owner was very worried about his dog and approached Brischa & Ted asking if they could help him. The family loved their dog, but they knew he was in danger and needed to be moved. Zeus is about 2.5 years old and weighs 25 kilos. He is the most loving slobbering Boxer you will ever meet. Zeus is fantastic with kids and most dogs. This intelligent, sweet boy loves to play. He is still young (especially in boxer years) and continues to have puppy brain, so will need a family that will continue to work on his training. He’s a very handsome guy and gets lots of attention wherever he goes. We think Zeus would do great with an active family and we’re excited to see this boy start his new life.
Cindy: Adopted! May 12, 2016
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.
Mango (formerly Josie): Adopted! April 29, 2016
Jimmy & Merek had seen a dog around their neighborhood, but she wasn’t in horrible shape so they didn’t pay too much attention. One day, a gate was left open and she appeared inside their home. Once they saw her close up, they realized she was a bit too dirty, a bit too skinny, and had cuts on her abdomen & armpits that needed medical attention. She wasn’t just out for a stroll from her home. She was either a stray or had been recently abandoned in the area. They got her to the vets where her wounds were treated and then it was time to figure out next steps. They asked around looking for an owner or anyone that could help her. After sometime without any luck finding a family, they started the next steps to get her help. A foster home was found and Josie became a MexPup. This lively girl is about 9 months old and weighs 11.2 kilos. She wasn’t sure about walking on a leash, but she continues to improve. Josie is a very sweet and gentle girl. She loves to play with certain toys (rubber balls and stuffed animals). Josie gets along well with the dogs she meets on walks and those in her foster family’s condo building, but isn’t a fan of lizards or moths. She is quiet and unreactive in almost every circumstance, but she is curious and interested in most things. According to her foster home, she is also "smart as a whip! We think Josie would do great in a home that gives her toys, attention, includes her in family activities, gives her lots of love & kisses along with time & space to run, run & run”. Josie is healthy, happy and ready for a family to call her own.
Zoe: Adopted! April 29, 2016
She was wandering in the parking lot in front of Condo Punta Negra. She was only feet away from the major highway Carretera 200. Using her dog as a lure, Liz led the pup to her building and kept her safe until she could determine if the little girl was missing from any of the neighboring buildings; she wasn't. Her leg was injured so Liz took her to Sabuesso's where it was determined that the best form of surgery was to plant a pin in her femur and Liz made sure she got all the care she needed. Liz & her Chihuahua Walter fostered the sweet girl until she recovered from her surgery and then she moved into foster care with Ted & Brischa. Zoe is about 3 years old and weighs 5.5 kilos. She is very sweet and affectionate. Zoe loves to cuddle is to get attention from people. She is highly intelligent and quite friendly. Zoe likes other does, but she can be a little dominant with them. She is good on walks and doesn’t seem to be bothered by much of anything. This sweet girl is now healthy and is ready for a home to call her own.
Chickie: Adopted! April 28, 2016
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.
Lina (formerly Bowie): Adopted! April 17, 2016
She was at the acopio and her face said it all. This pup was sad, she didn’t want to be there, and she needed someone to help her. When Trysha met this sweet girl, she knew she had to do something. She was only in town on vacation, but that didn’t stop her for being Bowie’s savior. First stop was at the vets where she tested negative for all the super scary issues, but she did have TVT (a venerally tumor that creates cancer like tumors). Her blood work was good enough that she was almost immediately able to begin chemo. A few months later, Bowie was finished her treatments and her tumors were gone (yay!!). At about 3 years old, this sweet girl weighed 25 kilos. Bowie is just an overall happy and super friendly dog. She loves to cuddle and loves attention, even from strangers. She’s extremely calm and doesn’t seem to be phased by really anything. She will plop down and relax in the middle of a busy sidewalk or restaurant. She has experienced many dogs off leash and sometimes will sniff to say hi but is never aggressive or scared. She gets along with all the other dogs in her foster home, but we don’t think she would be ok with cats. Bowie is truly a sweetheart and will make a great family dog.
Isabella: Adopted! April 2, 2016
It happens way too often. A female dog is found on the streets in terrible condition, primarily from the TVT she contracted because she wasn’t spayed. Too many people walk away from their female dogs because of too many puppies or an illness like TVT. In both cases, if the dog had been spayed, there wouldn’t have been those problems…but it’s not always easy to explain that logic to everyone. Thanks to efforts of various groups (PEACE Animal, Colina Spay & Neuter clinic, etc.), the norm is changing and many animals are spayed & neutered in PV and the surrounding areas. Sadly, this girl wasn’t one of the lucky ones. When Isabella came into care, she was in very rough shape. Thanks to the medical treatment she received and the loving care of her foster home, she was able to fully recover. Isabella is about 3 years old and weighs 25 kilos (she was only 15 when rescued). She was quite shy and nervous when she came into care (life on the streets is hard). With time and patience, her personality came out and she plays! Isabella does well with the other dog in her foster home. They wrestle, chase each other, and even share toys. She also has a special ball that she likes very much. Isabella is a very quiet dog that likes going for walks and does well on the leash. She has learned to relax and enjoy being a dog. We think she would do well in an active home where she will get to run, play and continue to have adventures.
Leche: Adopted! March 22, 2016
She was found in a park in Old Town Puerto Vallarta on her own. She was extremely thin and on her own. It is always a great day when someone is there to help a dog that is clearly in need. Once she was safe, the first stop was at a vet’s clinic. The good news was that she was relatively healthy and just needed the care & attention that a foster home could provide. At about 1 year old, Leche weighed 16 kilos. She is a happy pup that loves attention. Leche loves adults, children, dogs, cats and even did fine with the goats and chicken that were residents at her foster home. This is one social girl. Leche loves going for walks, loves having guests at her home, and is just a happy girl. This amazing pup is happy, healthy and ready for a home. We are excited that she is getting the chance.
Millie: Adopted! March 17, 2016
She had a family, but when they moved out of town they simply left her in front of their old home. Not even sure they should be called a family…maybe she had some people that she lived with and when they left, she was on her own. Thankfully Chuck and Claudia saw her and they did want awesome, amazing, compassionate people do…they took action to help this little girl. At about 2 years old, Millie weighs 3 kilos. She is a happy, friendly pup. Millie is still learning to walk on a leash, but she gets better each day. She loves going for walks and wants to meet all the dogs that she sees…social butterfly might be a fitting description of this sweet girl. Millie also loves to play…with toys, with dogs, with people…she plays with joy and enthusiasm (guess she is making up for lost time). We are so excited that she is healthy and ready for a family to call her own.
Isabella (formerly Tara): Adopted! March 16, 2016
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.
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.
Foxy: Adopted! March 10, 2016
She was living on the streets and in terrible shape. It was clear to see she needed help, and thankfully David and Victoria were able to work together with Jesus from SOS animal rescue in Nayarit to get her into care. They each did what they were able and together they made it happen. This sweet pup was matted, malnourished, and covered in fleas & ticks. They got her to the vets and she tested negative for all the really bad stuff, so she went off to a foster home for her new beginning. At about 1 year old Foxy weighed 11 kilos. She is a friendly pup that can be a bit hand shy and will shy away from strangers that approach too quickly. Foxy did great with the other dogs in her foster home. She was fine with the cats showing some interest, but never going after them. Foxy loves to go for walks and has quite a nose…she wants to smell everything! She is an energetic dog that would do well in an active family, but she also knows how to be calm. We are excited that Foxy is ready for adoption and we can’t wait for her to join her family.
Piper (formerly Sanza): Adopted! February 28. 2016
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Romina: Adopted! December 11, 2016
She hung around a food cart. She was there every day hoping for kindness. She was clearly hungry and just trying to survive. The first-time Hector saw her he wasn’t sure she was homeless, but each time he went back she was still there. He knew she needed help and so he did what he does. He took her in, got her to the vets, and her new life began. She had matted fur, was malnourished and very dirty. Thankfully she didn’t have any of the really scary illnesses, so with some basic love, care and treatment she was well on her way. Romina is about 1 year old and weighs 12 kilos. This sweet girl can be shy when first meeting new people, but warms up once she knows all is ok. Romina did great with the 2 other dogs in her foster home and with the 3 cats also. She likes to play and go for walks, but also knows how to relax. Romina is a calm dog that does well with children. She has thrived in foster care and is ready for adoption. We are excited for her to begin the next stage and start her new life.
Temo: Adopted! November 20, 2016
He was lying down on the street and wasn’t moving. He seemed disoriented, was dehydrated and extremely thin with lots of fleas and ticks. It was clear to Ruth that he was in trouble and needed urgent help. She didn’t wait to sort out a plan or figure out where he would stay, she simply scooped him up and got him to the vets. Thankfully, she saved him in time and we are grateful for that along with all the other times she has stepped in to care for an animal in need. Temo needed fluids and some basic care, but the vet was hopeful with his prognosis. A few months passed, Temo’s health continued to improve and although Ruth tried, no family came forward to claim him. Temo is about 5 to 6 years old and weighs about 20 kilos. He isn’t big, but a tradition thick English Bull dog. Temo does well with other animals, but he certainly likes to get most of the attention. He doesn’t pay attention to cats, so we think he would do fine even though he hasn’t lived with any. Temo is challenged by both fans and car windshield wipers. He doesn’t like either (when they are running), but we are working with him to control his behavior with these two triggers. This guy does well on a leash, but he is low to the ground and quite thick, so can be a puller when he wants to be. This calm guy is looking for a home that will keep him active, but not too active. Because his triggers, we think he would do best in an experienced dog home that will be able help him continue to improve in these areas. Temo is happy, healthy and ready for adoption. If you are interested in having him join your family, you can complete the adoption application found at www.mexpup.com.
Preciosa: Adopted! November 13, 2016
She lived on the streets, she got pregnant and she had pups. A mother with her puppies living on the streets is one of the saddest things we see. Someone said they would care for them, but only by leaving out water & food in their driveway. There was no shelter and no safety. When Lupita & Irina found out, they knew they had to find a solution. There wasn’t room and there weren’t resources, but Irina took them home anyway. She just couldn’t let another pup die without doing all she could to help. Preciosa and her 3 surviving pups were off the streets. It may have been too late for some of the pups, but the 3 survivors grew strong and healthy. Preciosa was a great mom and she did a wonderful job. Her pups were weened, vaccinated, operated and found new homes. Preciosa needed a bit more time in care to get healthy and ready for adoption. This lovely girl is about 3 years old and weighs 16 kilos. She has done well with the other dogs in her foster home and is quite playful. Preciosa also does well with cats. She isn’t the best on leash, but she continues to improve every day. Preciosa loves car rides, but she sometimes gets sick. She is a calm dog that enjoy her nap time as much as her walks. This friendly pup has been through so much and she was waited a long time to get her chance at a great life. We know that her family is out there, we just need your help to find them.
Dagmar (formerly Kira): Adopted! November 11, 2016
They were just a few months old and things weren’t going great. They had been abandoned at the side of the road where the trash is normally gathered. The sisters were hiding as they were afraid and on their own. Thankfully, Claudia saw them and she did what she always does…she helps. The first step was to go to the vets where the prognosis was ok – full of fleas, skinny and dehydrated. With some love, care and attention, Kira and her sister Ele thrived in their foster home. At about 8 months old, Kira weighs 20 kilos and has the reddish fur (compared to her sisters more tradition Shepard coloring). Kira does great with the other dogs in her foster home (even with the little tripod, she is very respectful and plays very gently with him). She is a bit insecure when not with her sister, but she is a very sweet and loving dog. Kira loves to jump into water puddles and can be very naughty and funny. She knows when you are watching her and waits until you turn around so she can grab a cloth, or a kid’s toy, or a shoe, walking slowly and silently away with her “prize”. She is simply a smart and mischievous puppy. Kira does great with children, cats and most everyone she meets (she is still uncertain of large men). She walks fine on a leash (will still occasionally pull) and is a friendly pup. We think she would thrive in an active home where she gets to take part in all the adventures, and with a family that will work with her to become the best adult dog she can be. Kira is happy, healthy and ready for adoption. If you think she should be your newest family member, please complete an application at www.mexpup.com.
Finn (formerly Oro): Adopted! November 5, 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. Oro is one of the male pups. At about 10 months old he weighs ??? kilos. He has the same coloring as most of his littermates – a golden reddish color – and the longer fur like Bernie, Mishka and Tinto. As he and his littermates didn’t meet humans until they were about 3 months old, they are all quite shy. Oro is very timid when meeting people, but is very happy to meet and play with dogs. He is slowly gaining confidence and is learning to trust humans, but that takes time. Oro has never shown any aggression – he instinct is to hide or freeze in place when uncomfortable. We continue to work with him on positive reinforcement and exposure to new things so that he can enjoy the world without being so nervous of people. He is a very sweet dog with a gentle heart. Oro does better on walks if in a pack as they seem to give him confidence. He is great with dogs and is uncertain of cats (can you blame him). We think that Oro would do best in a calm home with another pet and a patient family that will help him to become a great adult dog. Oro has made lots of progress in his foster home and we think he is ready to move into his permanent home so his continued development will take place with those that will love him and care for him in the future. He is one special dog that will steal your heart and never let it go. You are interested in becoming Oro’s family, please complete an adoption application which can be found at www.mexpup.com.
Freud: Adopted! October 17, 2016
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.
Frodo: Adopted! October 16, 2016
He had a family, but when he got sick they didn’t get him care. He only had non-contagious mange, but they didn’t understand it could easily be treated. Instead, the mother decided they would put the dog down because she didn’t want her daughter cuddling him (what????). Thankfully, Dr. Poli from the PEACE Animal spay & neuter clinics heard about this situation and the family gave him the dog. Frodo is just a little guy that almost lost it all for nothing. He got into care and his skin began to heal - simple. Frodo is about 2 years old and weighs 9 kilos. He is just a friendly, little guy who enjoys life. He likes meeting people and enjoys children (sitting calmly while they pet him). Frodo does great with all the dogs in his foster home, but he is better with those closer to his size. He also enjoys meeting dogs when out of walks. He is fine with cats, loves car rides, and is a bid scared of loud traffic. Frodo does enjoy walks, but he is more of a lay around and cuddle guy. He may have been discarded once, but this little guy is a keeper. We can’t wait for him to join a family.
Hailey: Adopted! October 1, 2016
She was dumped at their gate. She was only 2 months old and she had been discarded. She hadn’t chosen her situation, but she was certainly suffering because of the decisions made by others. She did have the good fortune of being dumped near a lovely couple. Ted & Brischa could have done what so many others do and just leave the problem for someone else, but that isn’t who they are. They are always helping animals in need and this case was no different. Little Hailey had a foster home and a chance at life. She had some of the regular issues of street dogs, but thankfully none of the really scary illnesses. This little girl thrived once in care. At about 9 months old, little Hailey weighed in at 15 kilos. This sweet pup did great with all the dogs and cats in her foster home, but she wasn’t good around chicken. Hailey loves to play…with other pups, with toys, with people...play, play, play! She loves to go on walks and does ok on the leash, but can be quite distracted as she wants to explore everything. Hailey is a happy girl that can get a bit vocal when she isn’t getting enough attention. We think Hailey would do best with an active family so she can continue to explore to her hearts content.
Ruby: Adopted! October 1, 2016
Three new strays appeared along the Rio Cuale. The residents weren’t happy with their presence and would scream at them and shoo them away. One day Lydia was able to capture Ruby and meanwhile another rescuer was able to capture her friend Perlita. Unbeknownst to them, they captured the pups at the exact same time!! They are almost identical and we believe they are related. The 3rd stray sadly eluded them. Ruby and Perlita were both very shy at first and did not want to be captured, they ran and ran, but once they got into care that all changed. When taken in, they were dirty and matted, full of ticks and fleas and in bad need of help. Ruby is about 1.5 years old and weighs 5 kilos. She was quite timid when first rescued, but as she was reunited in her foster home with Perlita, her friend from the streets, her transition was easier. These two friends helped each other to shake off their time as strays and transition to life as a loved & cared for pup. Within a very short time, Ruby was playful, fun and enjoyed the entire foster pack. Her new found confidence allowed her to play with all her new friends and blossom on her own. Ruby is a sweet girl that loves to cuddle with her humans. We are so glad that her time on the streets is behind her and that her future is so very bright.
Zorro: Adopted! September 30, 2016
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:)
Remi (formerly Rummy): Adopted! September 21, 2016
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 (formerly Ice): Adopted! September 18, 2016
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.
Alfie: Adopted! September 4, 2016
He was on the side of the road and he could barely stand up. He had wounds all over his body and one of his ears nearly torn off. He was extremely thin and very dirty. He looked like he had been used as a bait dog – the number of old wounds that were in different stages of healing along with the fresh wounds told the story. The suffering he had been through…quite honestly unimaginable. They got him straight to the vets and although the diagnosis was guarded, they felt like he really had a chance to survive. Whether the ear could be saved was another matter, but we stayed focused on the big picture. He stayed at the vets so he could get the emergent care he needed and once stable, he moved to a foster home that continued to provide the daily care & bandage changes that were needed to try and save his ear. Time passed and Alfie continued to get stronger. This gentle, happy soul showed us his loving spirit and his ability to heal surprised all. That ear – you guessed it – it didn’t need to be removed as we feared. Alfie healed and although he will likely have scars, his body and that ear are healthy! This awesome pup is about 1-year-old and weighs 15.6 kilos. He is perfect on walks and loves to cuddle. Alfie is good with children and although he may chase cats when they run, he lives happily with them when side by side. He is a wonderful, loving dog who has been through a lot, but despite everything does not show any signs of aggression towards people or other dogs. He has moved forward and simply enjoys life. The only thing he wants is attention & cuddles, and we are determined to find him a wonderful home where he will get exactly that.
Malcolm: Adopted! September 4, 2016
He was born in the town of Boca de Tomatlan just south of PV. The mom had a family that loved her very much, but they just hadn’t thought about getting her spayed. The 9 puppies were born in their simple home, and they had few resources to care for them. Karla from Ayudamutt is always working in this town to help animals in need and this time was no exception. Donations were made for food and the puppies were dewormed. The family appreciated the support and promised to spay the mom at the next free spay & neuter clinic. At just 7 weeks old, the symptoms started to appear. Some of the puppies had parvo and those that survived the first illness were then faced with distemper. Although we did all that we could, only one survived. Lovely little Malcolm was clearly a fighter and he battled with all he had. Thankfully, he never showed any neurological symptoms and thus, doesn’t have a neurological tick like many others that beat this deadly disease. At about 8 months old, Malcolm weighed 14. 7 kilos. This very cuddly and affectionate boy loves to lay in bed and get belly rubs. He is a happy and social pup that does great with people and kids. Malcolm is always in a great mood and he is always happy to see you. He is a bit of a boisterous teenager right now and will push his limits, but he is very smart and listens well to correction. Malcolm is an energetic pup that gets along well with other dogs and loves to play. He is very attentive to cats, so would need work to join a family that has one. This survivor has made it against all odds and is now ready for adoption. We are thrilled that Malcolm will have the chance at a life that none of his siblings had.
Stella (formerly Venada): Adopted! September 1, 2016
She was on the streets alone and roamed a small part of downtown PV for numerous days. She appeared to be in heat as she had a bloody discharge. That along with her physical condition let Judith & Carolyn know she needed help. They reached out to MexPup and various volunteers tried to befriend and capture her. There were a number of close calls, but none resulted in this pup getting off the streets. Judith & Carolyn volunteer at the Acopio (local pound) and they were able to get the assistance of their dog catcher. On the second day with him leading the efforts (and with lots of help and a bit of luck), Pablo from the Acopio secured sweet Venada. Everyone was thrilled that she was finally safe and off to the vets she went. The great news was that she wasn’t positive for the really scary illnesses. The bad news was that the discharge was from TVT (a sexually transmitted venereal disease) and Venada would need chemo to battle the illness. It took weeks, but after lots of love, care and treatment, this beautiful girl was given a clean bill of health. When Venada came into care, we suspected she was about 4 years old, but as she became healthy and her body became stronger, we revised the estimate to 2-3 years old weighing 25 kilos. Venada LOVES life. She does well with other dogs, she is good with cats, and she wasn’t interested in the goats or ducks at her foster home. According to one of the volunteers at LADRA where she was fostered “She is just, in my opinion, a perfect dog and nothing seems to affect her. She loves cuddles, walks and time to relax. She is the one all the volunteers fall in love with and want for themselves.” It is easy to see that we all love her and we all want the best for her. It may have taken us weeks to catch her, but once she got into care she never looked back. Lovely Venada deserves a lovely family.
Newchi: Adopted! August 24, 2016
A woman showed up at Langostinos with a small dog. She heard that the owner, Colette, was an animal rescuer and this pup needed help. The woman had found the pup wandering the streets, scared and alone. Thankfully, Colette was able to make magic happen (she often does) and before long a foster home was found, the dog was at the vets and Newchi now had a chance. This sweet girl is about 1.5 years old and weighs 4.8 kilos. Newchi is a lovely, calm, sweet, tender dog. She adores to be loved and melts into your hand when stroked and given attention. She can be a bit shy at times, and cowers when you go too fast to pet her. She will often roll over on her back when you go to her, as if avoiding a blow and showing her submission, but once she is comfortable with you, she gets much less submissive, and jumps on the couch beside you to snuggle and love. Newchi also loves playing with other dogs. She can play very gently, but if the other dog wants to play a bit tougher, she can match that energy also. She is a calm, medium-to-low energy level pup, with a lot of love to give the right 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.
Toby: Adopted! July 25, 2016
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 (formerly Archie): Adopted! July 4, 2016
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. Archie and Edie were rescued and taken to the vet. They tested positive for a tick born disease which is very common. Archie is fun loving, obedient and loyal, but he isn't a fan of cats. At 3 years old, Archie has reached his full size of 17kg. Archie would love to become part of his forever family. He's great with kids, and needs an active home that can run this boy. He's lightning fast. Archie needs help with his leash manners. If your willing and able to help Archie with greeting appropriately on leash he will then be the most perfect pup ever:) Off leash he's amazing, please consider him for your family.
Suela (formerly Carmela): Adopted! June 25, 2016
She was on the streets and seemed disoriented. Ruth knew something was wrong, thought she was lost and wanted to help. She took her home and tried to find her family. Sadly, after many weeks of looking, no family came forward and Ruth knew it was time to start making a plan for her. She got her to the vets, made sure she was healthy, got her spayed and then asked for help to find her a family. Carmela is about 3 years old and now weighs 18 kilos (life in her foster home was very, very good). She is a lovely girl that has lots of energy and loves to swim. Carmela has done very well with the other dog in her foster home and she does very well with kids also. She loves to go for walks, loves to meet people and loves life. We are certain this girl will do great in most any situation and are excited for her to get the chance.
Jalapeño: Adopted! June 17, 2016
Just a small dude hanging out on the streets; lost, abandoned, forgotten…we really don’t know. What we know is that after a few months in care, it was time to give this guy a chance at a new life. At about 1-year-old, Jalapeño weighed 3.5 kilos. He is one awesome Chihuahua! Jalapeño loves to play with other dogs, loves to cuddle, and barely barks. According to his foster home, “this friendly pup is sophisticated”. His temperament is calm and he is an unassuming, intelligent guy that does well in most environments. Jalapeño is the cutest pup with his little tongue often just slightly sticking out of his mouth. We are very excited for him to find his new family.
Estrellita: Adopted! June 6, 2016
She was tied to a tree. There was no food, no water and no one around. Hector watched for a while to make sure the pup was ok. He made friends with the pup and noted that she wasn’t in great shape, but he waited and waited. It wasn’t a big surprise that no one came back for her. She was malnourished, had fleas & ticks along with a large hernia. Hector got her to the vets and the process of treatment & healing began. Estrellita is about 6-8 years old and weighs 8.5 kilos. She is a friendly and social girl that likes to makes friends with all the visit. Estrellita did great with the other dog in her foster home and she is also fine with cats. This sweet pup is a bit older and a bit wiser. She enjoys walks, cuddles and hanging out with her people. We think Estrellita would do fine in most any home as she is pretty easy going. She is happy, healthy and ready to become a real member of a family. We promised her we would always take care of her and she would never be abandoned again…she deserves better.
Capulin: Adopted! June 4, 2016
He was loved and his mom was a wonderful person, but she died. When her son took over his care, it was a different life. They didn’t allow him in the house, they didn’t care for him and they treated him poorly. He wasn’t used to being on the streets, so one day the inevitable happen. He was hit by a car, because he didn’t know better. The worst part is, that even with his bone exposed, his new care givers did nothing. Too much time passed and then Hector found out about this situation. He immediately got Capulin to the vet. The great news was that Capulin was going to be ok, but the infection was too much and the bone too damaged to save. His leg was amputated, but he was alive and we always need to celebrate the victories. Hector asked MexPup if we could help this lovely tripod find a home and we said yes. Capulin is about 2-3 years old and weighs 17 kilos. This lovely pup did great with the other dogs in his foster home. Capulin pays attention to cats, but doesn’t show aggression to them. His is a very social dog that loves to go for walks. He has done so well in his foster home and we are certain that he will thrive in a forever home. This guy caught a bad break and we are grateful that a wonderful person made sure he got a second chance. Let’s make the most of it!!
ZigZag: Adopted! June 4, 2016
They arrived with him at the vet’s office and asked for help. They couldn’t keep him. They knew he was sick (he had TVT) and they weren’t able to help him. Thankfully, Dr. Manuel agreed to take the dog in and his treatments were started. We saw him there and offered to help (as Dr. Manuel is always doing so much for all the animals in need). Once healthy enough, he moved into a foster home and continued his journey to health & a chance at a new life. ZigZag is about 1.5 years old and weighs 5.8 kilos. He is a happy pup that loves attention and cuddles. ZIgZag does ok walking on a leash, but isn’t certain about cars & traffic and still needs more practice. He does like car rides and going on adventures…to the store, a restaurant, the beach, or wherever. This social guy does great in most situations. ZigZag got on well with both the dogs and cats in his foster home. We think he will do great in his new home and are excited for his new life to begin.
Tequila: Adopted! May 25, 2016
She was just a puppy, only a few months old, so she had no business being on the street alone. When Andrée saw her, she knew that help was needed, so she scooped her up, took her to the vets, and then brought her to the apartment she was renting. They were only on vacation, but that didn’t stop her from making a difference. They got the pup started with her medical treatments and were committed to fostering her until a home could be found. After a few weeks, their time was running short and the little pup still wasn’t ready for adoption, so they reached out to MexPup and asked for help. Thankfully, a foster home was found, and Tequila became a MexPup. At about 8 months old, Tequila weighed 13.5 kilos. She is a very smart dog who would do great is any type of training program. Tequila loves to cuddle, loves to run, loves playing with other dogs, loves to meet people, LOVES toys, eats fast (so we add water to her food to slow her down and it works very well for her), loves belly rubs, talks when excited (she can be quite chatty), and Tequila loves ice. When you open the freezer, she will run right over and wait for her ice…every single time. This lovely girl is a joyful pup that is certain to make a great family member.
Trix (formerly Jack): Adopted! May 18, 2016
Erika and Amanda were driving home from school together when suddenly they saw something running through traffic near Francisco Villa (an extremely busy street at this time of the day). When the car in front of them slammed on the breaks, they realized the "something" that was running through traffic was in fact a little puppy. What would you do if you saw a poor little puppy almost get hit by a car? Well, if you're Erika and Amanda you immediately pull over and try and rescue him. Once they finally found him, he was tucked underneath a car, completely terrified. After various attempts to get this little guy out, they finally were able to get a leash around him and get him from underneath the car. He looked "okay" on the outside. He had plastic tied around his neck, was very dirty and, of course, so scared. Immediately he was brought to Dr. Pena, he tested negative for all scary diseases and named Jack. Jack was posted on different websites to see if he had an owner, since he had, what looked like, a collar around his neck. After a few weeks had passed and no one came looking for him, he became a part of the MexPup family. Jack is about 8 months old, weighs 6 kilos and is a poodle mix. He is a very energetic pup who loves to play and dig in the sand! He gets along with other dogs, big and small. Jack likes to be around people and follows his foster family around anywhere they go! After a long, exciting day of playing and having fun, his all-time favorite thing to do is cuddle! Jack is a sweet, loving puppy who deserves a loving family! Could he be your new addition to your family?
Maximo: Adopted! May 13, 2016
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.
Marina: Adopted! April 30, 2016
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.
Mellie: Adopted! April 29, 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!). Mellie was the black and tan puppy of the group that we affectionately dubbed the scandal pups. At about 8 months old, she weighed 10 kilos. Mellie is a happy pup that loves to run and play. She gets along well with other dogs and she loves to play with cats (she is very gentle and cuddles them as well). Mellie is an active pup that would do well in an active family. She is still a puppy, so needs help and guidance to become a great adult dog.
Olivia: Adopted! April 29, 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!). Olivia was the female white and black puppy of the group that we affectionately dubbed the scandal pups. At about 8 months old, she weighed 10.5 kilos. Olivia loves going for walks and is very curious. She wants to investigate the world and her ideal home would be with people who would spend the time outside with her. Of the three puppies, she is the laziest when at home and will take more puppy naps than the others. She is also the one who gets distracted on walks and wants to smell whatever is around her. Olivia is a happy, healthy pup that is ready for a family.
Bailey (formerly Moka): Adopted! April 28, 2016
Moka was just a little puppy when she was saved from being sold into unkind hands. Carlos, Carmen, and their family knew that Moka deserved better, so they welcomed her into their home. As she grew and grew, it became clear that Moka needed a lot of space to play and run. Good thing there was a family in Canada waiting for a dog just like her. Moka is only 11 months old, so she will have a whole lifetime to enjoy her new, loving family. Congratulations, and welcome home!
Wosha: Adopted! April 21, 2016
She was a “family” dog, but kept out on their balcony/roof. She was not abused, but was kept apart from the family and lived outside. It can be hard to understand why someone would buy a purebred Dobermann and then just leave her on the roof and not seem to care about her. They then decided they wanted to add on to their house, and suddenly there was not even the outside space for her anymore. So, they just put her out in the street (insert curse words here!). Another neighbor heard what had happened and rushed over to take her off the streets. They couldn’t keep her as they had just taken in another dog (into an already overcrowded situation), but wanted to make sure she was safe until a solution could be found. Thankfully Ted & Brischa had the space to take her in, so Wosha went into foster care and became a MexPup. This lovely girl is about 2 years old and weighs 25 kilos. Wosha is a very friendly pup. She did well with the other dogs in her foster home and loves to play. Wosha is still learning to walk on a leash, but she improves every day and we are certain she’ll be an old pro before too long. She is certainly not the size of a lap dog, but boy does she love to cuddle (so couch time is another favorite). This wonderful dog has thrived since being taken inside a home with love and care and attention. We are excited that she is healthy, spayed and ready to join a family!
Peanut: Adopted! April 16, 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. Prior to changing foster homes, there was an accident and little Peanut broke her leg. The great news was her new foster home knew how to deal with challenging situations, so this little one was in great hands. At about 8 months old, Peanut weighed 3.3 kilos. She is super sweet and very inquisitive. Peanut was an alert pup that was a very happy, patient puppy during her recovery. She isn’t really scared of anything – not realizing that she is just a little thing! She loves other dogs, cats, kids and everyone she meets. Peanut is a lucky pup that was rescued by a wonderful couple, fostered by a wonderful couple and now is part of her very own family.
Chico: Adopted! March 23, 2016
He was rescued near Barracuda restaurant in downtown PV. When Bonnie saw him, she realized his leg was broken and knew he needed help. She got him to the vets and the process to heal and get healthy began. His recovery had challenges, so thankfully a very experience foster home was able to take him in. He had very strict rules - total crate rest. No running or jumping or being a “real” dog. His foster mom knew exactly what to do for him. He was in a lot of pain and the vets & his foster family managed everything wonderfully so that he was fully able to recover – great job all! At about 1.5 years old, Chico weighed 5 kilos. He is tremendously loyal and bonds with my main caregiver completely. He is fine left alone, but if his people are home he wants to be with them. Chico is house trained and sit nicely with the other dogs for treats. He loves to cuddle and is very social. We believe he would do best in a home where he either has his humans or another dog with him all the time. This little guy had a rough start and we’re excited that he is getting a second chance at a great life.
Mindy (formerly Perla): Adopted! March 22, 2016
Carolyn & Judith noticed that one of the guys that washes cars in their neighborhood was bringing a new dog to work. Sadly, it wasn’t happy news about someone with their new puppy. It was the case of a small, matted, dirty little dog with fleas, ticks and a horrible smell coming from her ears. The man was trying to sell his dog…or at least that was the story he was telling. Carolyn & Judith continued to check on the pup each day and talk to the man. Eventually they convinced him that the little girl needed medical care and they were willing to make that happen for her. He surrendered the dog and Perla’s new life began. She is about 2 years old and weighs 5.4 kilos. Perla enjoys walks although she is still getting used to the whole leash idea. She loves to explore, smell and take in all there is to see. Perla has done well with the other dog in her foster home. He isn’t always so happy she is there, but she takes it in stride like the sweet little lady she is. Perla enjoys attention from children and is a happy, social girl. We are so excited that she is healthy and ready to meet her forever family.
Alison: Adopted! March 17, 2016
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.
TumTum: Adopted! March 16, 2016
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.
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?
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.
Whiskey: Adopted! February 19, 2016
He had a home, but they didn’t care for him. A neighbor, a kind, older Mexican woman went to the family, and asked them to surrender the dog to her. She was his savior. She took it upon herself to stop the abuse and to start him on a better life. He was extremely thin, dirty, loaded with fleas & ticks. After spending 2 weeks at an animal hospital, he went to a foster home where he received the love, care and attention that he had been deprived of for so very long. Whiskey is 6 years old and weighs 25 kilos. He is a lovely natured dog who is very laid back and enjoys attention. Whiskey is really good on the lead and loves long walks around town. He's very well behaved in shops & cafes, and will lie down and wait while you shop! He does like to mark, but listens well when corrected. Whiskey has done great in with all the dogs in his foster home – both large and small. He has lived with cats, but pays a bit too much attention to them and needs to be corrected. Whiskey is very food motivated and isn’t shy about nosing into other’s bowls, so we keep him separated at meal time (after years with little to eat, it is hard to blame him for this behavior, so we just make sure to feed him on his own). We are so excited that Whiskey is thriving with his new family…a real family…the kind he never had before, but always deserved.
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.
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.
Pedro (formerly Jagger): Adopted! January 24, 2016
While out looking for a lost dog, Colette and her friend noticed a scrawny, matted mutt hanging out at a corner store near a busy street. They were on a mission and decided to leave the dog where it was. About 2 hours later while still on the search, they saw the same dog. He had traveled quite a distance and was now pulling at garbage bags looking for food at 2am. It was clear he needed help, so they stopped, picked him up and started him on his new life. The next day included a trip to the vets for testing (negative to all the scary stuff and positive to the regular street dog issues) and a spa day (nice & clean with no more ticks or fleas). When he first went into foster care, he literally sat underneath the dining room table for 3 days. He would not interact with his foster mom or any of her pack, and just sat alone, so sad and scared. They gave him the space he needed and he eventually came out from under the table. Over the course of a few days and weeks, he just exploded with joy. Jagger is about 1 year old and weighs 7.4 kilos. After his initial difficult first days, he came to adore his foster mom and the entire pack. Jagger loved to played with them non-stop. His foster mom said; “He ended up being one of the most amazing, joyful, funny and loving fosters I have ever had to the pleasure of knowing. We knew there was another poor darling who was living on the streets that also needed help, so we knew we had to allow him to go to his forever home and free up a space in the house for the next rescue. Jagger is a one-of-a-kind dog, just like his namesake. Best. Dog. Ever.“ It is easy to see that this dog was well loved in foster care and he is also well loved in his new home.
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.