Hoping for Homes - Dogs currently available for adoption.
(click on the images to see their albums on facebook)
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!
Etta: In a Victoria foster & looking for a forever home
Etta lived almost her entire life tied at the end of a rope. She hadn’t done anything wrong, but the family said that if they let her in the house she might “bother the children”. Thankfully, someone took notice, spoke to the family and they decided it was best to give her up. She was thin & tired, spending her first days at the SPCA de PV sanctuary sleeping (except during meal time). This darling 8 month old pup came in at 10 kilos and has slowly gained weigh during her month in care . She is currently about 17 kilos and 4 years old She has more energy and is now ready to play & have lots of fun. She does great with other dogs once properly introduced and has a gentle, sweet disposition. We are excited that she is no longer tied up and will get to experience a life full of love and care. Etta would do best in a home with strong handlers who can help her with her leash manners, and older children (14 and up). Please help us to find her family so she can get started on her happily ever after.
Freud: in a Victoria foster & looking for a forever family
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 is currently being fostered in PV at Brian and Mona’s and he is doing excellent. He is on antibiotics for the Anaplasma, his wounds have healed, and the scarring will not be as bad as initially thought. Freud is now happy and healthy and looking for his forever home. Ideally he would love to be the only pet in the home.We can't blame him. Freud is a mouthy pup so no children under 16 for this boy.
Rose: Location unknown, got out during a storm
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 foster home or forever home for her. Can you find it in your heart to help Rose?
Random: In a PV foster & in training/evaluation
Michelle went for a walk one morning with part of her pack, and a dog started following them. This happens often, but normally it’s only for a block or two. This guy followed them for 40 minutes...all the way back to their house. He sat and waited outside, and was very pleased with himself about the family he just adopted! A random dog, on a random walk, and a random act of kindness all leads to...what else...a dog named RANDOM! Just under a year old, Random is 18kg of pure joy and fun. He is an active dog that will need a forever family who makes sure he gets enough exercise. Random has had a difficult time adjusting to life in Canada, and needs a handler that understands what he needs. Random is great with other dogs with a proper introduction. He needs to trust people before he can be loose with them without his muzzle. Doesn't take him long, hes just really unsure, and to protect all, he needs to wear his muzzle during introductions, and usually if you just ignore him, he will come around. Once you gin his trust, its never broken. He is a fun loving dog who is eager to please and easy to train. Can you fit a bit of randomness into your life?
Mosha: in an Abbotsford foster & looking for a family
She was walking around the streets skinny, weak, dirty, with skin issues and no place to call home. She was surviving, but that isn’t a life. She needed a safe place to rest, recover and get healthy, but no one noticed her and no one stopped for her….until one day Licerine came into her life. Licerine saw this dog in need and she did what animal rescuers do, she took her home and started her on the road to recovery. Mosha is about 1 year old and now weighs 20 kilos (she was 14 kilos when rescued). This lovely girl is a friendly, playful pup that loves life. Mosha does great with other dogs and did well with the cat in her foster home. This pup loves kids, loves to run, loves to play, and is full of energy. Mosha is still a puppy in many ways and would thrive in an active home that works on the training basics to help her become a great adult dog. Please help us to find a loving home for Mosha…you just need to share her album. Maybe you know someone that knows someone that is looking for a dog just like Mosha.
Sammy: In a Victoria Foster looking for a family
While Ady was driving in her colonia in the middle of nowhere, she saw a small puppy on the road. She knew he couldn’t survive on his own and so she decided to make a difference. She stopped, scooped him up and took him home. She couldn’t keep him, but a 2 month old puppy with no mom & no littermates has no chance at survival, so she got him to the vet and then the emails started. She needed help with this little guy and she was determined to find it. We got the email, we heard the plea, and we were lucky enough to find a foster home. Sebastian became a MexPup, arrived at the vets yesterday for a check-up, and stole everyone’s hearts. He is about 2 years old, weighs 65 lbs and is a cuddle monster. His sweet face tugs at the heart strings and then once he lures you in, the cuddling, burrowing and licking begin. He is a little guy that has so much love to give. Sammy would do best in a home with no children, cats and and experienced handler.
Bernie: in a PV foster and looking for a forever family
Ryan was on his way to volunteer at the acopio (local dog pound) when he saw this pup on the street near a garbage pile. He looked so horrible that Ryan changed his plans and started following him around. He was able to get a rope from someone living nearby, got him leashed up and then it was time to get him into his jeep. Ryan thought it might be a challenge, but Bernie jumped right in on his own. He loved riding in the jeep on the way to the vet, where he'll be for 15 days before going into foster care in Ryan’s home. The great news is that Bernie tested negative for all the really scary stuff, but his skin certainly has issues that will need time, love and care to heal. Bernie is about 3 years old and seems to do very well with other dogs. As we learn more about him, we will let you know that info, but for now we can tell you that this sweet boy is getting the attention that he needs. If you are able to help donate to Bernie’s care, it would be greatly appreciated [from Canada you can do an etransfer to Karen@mexpup.com, from anywhere you can visitwww.mexpup.com and click on the paypal link, and from PV you can make a donation at Mascotas Vet Clinic (Dr. Peña) or Sabuesos (Dr. Aguilar)]. Thank you for helping us to help dogs like Bernie.
Gracie: In a Victoria foster hoping for her forever home
This is second chance Gracie. When Gracie was about 8 months old, Claudia, a MexPup volunteer and rescuer saw her being abused. Gracie was emaciated, starving and you could see every bone in her body. Understanding why little children would stand around and physically abuse this young dog as she was dying is something we will never be able to understand. She has so badly beaten, one of her rear legs was broken in several places, and she can never bear weight on it again. For 3 days after her rescue, Gracie could barely move only getting up to eat and for the bathroom. Love and attention was what brought her back to life. Gracie thrived in her foster home, and eventually found a permanent home in Canada. She did well in her home for years, then suddenly the unexpected happened. When she turned 4, Gracie and her fur sibling were physically attacked in their own yard by two unleashed dogs. Gracie and her sibling sustained mild physical injuries, but it shook Gracie to her core. Her family worked with her, and hired a trainer as Gracie was suddenly living in fear of all other dogs. Unfortunately, because of this, she was unable to return home. Gracie worked with a trainer for the better part of a year. She is now rehabilitated and ready for adoption. Gracie is now fine with other dogs, but she will need to go to a home where she is the only dog living in the house. She had previously lived with cats with no issues. She's a medium sized dog, weighing in at about 24kg. Gracie deserves a great home where she belongs. Gracie is a master cuddle expert, and has great fondness for people and children of all ages. Do you have room in your home and heart for a great companion? Gracie has been through a lot in her life, please help us find second chance Gracie a permanent place to park her paws.
Nicholas: In a PV Foster and looking for a home
On Christmas day Laura and Licerine were visiting the cemetery in San Juan. They noticed a dog wondering between the graves searching for food. He was in such a bad condition, extremely skinny and physically emotionally exhausted. They attempted to approach him but he got scared and ran away. When they left the cemetery, he was there outside and again they tried to approach him. They showed him we were with other dogs and he did not need to be afraid. He decided to trust them and they were able to put a leash around him. He did not want to walk as he had no energy so he let them carry him the 15 minute walk home. He curled up in a little ball in Licerine's arms and started to relax. He was rescued just in time, another day or so and this would have been a different story. We were thinking of what to call him and it seemed appropriate to call him Nicholas as it was Christmas day. Nicholas is a very sweet boy. This approximately 2 year old pup weighed 10 kilos when rescued. He is nervous but slowly starting to trust. He has obviously lived in a house before as he asks to go outside to the toilet and walks well on the leash. In the morning he likes to stretch his long legs and makes these very cute noises. He is going to be a very handsome boy when he is healthy and will be a very loyal and loving pet.
Sam Shepheard: In a PV Foster and hoping for a home.
Update 10/11/2015: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! And indeed, we have a lot to be thankful for. Today, Sam was able to leave the clinic and go to a foster home! He is eating and drinking on his own, and is now enjoying life in a home, surrounded by other dogs, kind humans, and so much love.
Update 10/9/2015: Sam is doing what Sam does. He continues to fight. He stood up today on his own - yes! He continues to drink water and he tries to eat his food (what he does not eat on his own, we help him). The great news is that Sam continues to fight and that brings us joy and hope.
Update 10/5/2015: Sam has now been in care 72 hours and he has made some progress. He isn't having diarrhea which is a very positive step. He also complained a bit today when we were cleaning one of his wounds which is also great. He isn't alert often, but he does have moments where he connects with us. He is still on IV and in critical care, but each day that passes and each small improvement gives us great hope that he will make it.
Update 10/4/2015: Sam has now been in care 48 hours and he continues to fight. He has made some small improvements over the past 24hours. He is now somewhat alert and lifts his head when he hears people moving around. These are small steps and his road to recovery will be long, but we are grateful for any and all positive news.
Claudia’s cleaning lady was out on the morning walk with Claudia’s dogs. She noticed a woman and 2 kids throw something out of the window of their truck. As they passed by her, the woman said “I left you a little present” and drove away. As she got closer, her worst fears were realized. There lie a puppy, only a few months old and clearly in bad shape. He wouldn’t move, so she went back to the house, called Claudia and together they went to get the dog and urgently took him to the vets. Sam Shepherd is about 3 months old. He arrived at the vets in grave shape. He was totally dehydrated, anemic, has giardia and hundreds of other parasites. He was immediately put on an IV and received a blood transfusion. It has now been 24 hours and Sam is still fighting. Our biggest concerns right now are that he has diarrhea and is struggling to keep his body temperature regulated (it was very low this morning, but it is now back to normal with the help of a heating pad). He was responsive to a soft touch and a gentle voice. We told him to keep fighting, that there was a whole community that would soon be sending him their love and that he would never, ever be alone again. We need your help. The MexPup bank account was empty, but we couldn’t say no to taking in Sam and doing all we can for him. If you could please help us by making a donation of any size to help Sam and all the other dogs that we have in care. In Canada you can make an etransfer to Karen@mexpup.com, in Mexico you can make a cash donation at either Mascotas Vet Clinic (Dr. Manuel Pena) or at Sabuesos (Dr. Paco Aguilar), or go to www.mexpup.com where you will find a link to our paypal account. Thank you for allowing us to do all we can for Sam.