Hoping for Homes - Dogs currently available for adoption.
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ANDRES: In a Victoria foster and looking for a family
UPDATE: Andres is still in search of his perfect forever home. Andres is currently in a Victoria foster. This is what his foster mom has to say about this special boy: "Andreas is an extremely sweet loving dog, as long as he's let you into his bubble and on his terms. He is not an instant family pet.. He is a very very fearful boy, who requires time and a ton of patience before he will let you close to him. He is afraid of men and children as they are unpredictable in his eyes, so a home with children would not suit him. It would take him a little longer to trust a man but he can still definitely be adopted to a man. He is muzzle trained, & knows if I grab it we're going for a walk. He has improved his reactions to people and other dogs that we pass but likes his space, he does not like high energy dogs especially in his face. If Andres feels like his boundaries are being pushed he will go into fight or flight and try to bite, not out of aggression, but out of fear. Time and a whole lot of patience is needed for this sweet boy. If you are willing to earn his trust and he let's you in, you will get the most amazing, loving, goofy boy. " We would not classify Andres as an aggressive dog as his reactions come solely from a place of fear/ anxiety. Andres is an extremely sweet and loyal boy and just needs an experienced dog owner to help him navigate his way through his fears. Currently Andres goes on pack dog walks to increase his socialization and does well. As long as dogs are not in his face then he does well after proper introductions. He could potentially do well in a home with another well mannered calm dog. We are in high hopes that the perfect home for Andres is out there waiting for him, as we know he is patiently waiting for them too. If you are interested in submitting an application for Andres you can do so on our website mexpup.com, or by emailing email@example.com
ORIGINAL POST: Claudia was walking with her pack when they found 3 puppies in a trash pile. They had recently picked up a different puppy from this same area that looked very similar to the 3. They thought the first puppy was just lost and had been looking for the owner but finding the 3 new puppies changed that idea. They started to ask around to figure out what was happening. A neighbor told them that their very poor owner had thrown all 4 of the puppies onto the street. They were only 2 months old, but they were now abandoned and fending for themselves. Claudia immediately took them in and got them to the vets. They were full of parasites and very hungry, but thankfully tested negative for the real scary stuff. Andres is the male of the litter and has a brindle coat. He is now about 1 year old and weighs 21 kilos. Andres is a shy boy when first getting to know people. Once he trusts, he is very friendly and loves cuddles. He has done great with all the dogs in his foster home, whether large or small. Andres also does great with the teenager in his foster home and does well when meeting children as long as he has time and space to get to know them. Andres does well with cats and is fine with the 2 hens & 1 rooster in his foster. When asked what his ideal forever home would be, his foster mom said “Andres would do great with kids of any age or an active couple. He loves walks, loves water, climbing and a little digging. He likes climbing rocks and piles of blocks so she would do great on hiking and river adventures. Ideally with another dog to play with.” Andres is happy, healthy and ready for adoption. The low season is over and we have a chance to get him onto the next part of his journey. Please share his album so we can find a match (foster or adopter) for this awesome dog so he can be on the November 3rd flight to Vancouver, BC. If you or someone you know could be the right one for Andres, please complete an adoption application found at www.mexpup.com. This guy is ready to start his future with his forever family and we certainly want to make that happen!
Reggie "El Tigre" Poderoso: en care in PV (warning GRAPHIC PHOTOS in his album)
Sula Society and Dog for Life are two wonderful groups in PV that are always helping animals in need. They are currently doing amazing work with the Feeding Tube project to help all the animals in PV that are hungry during this challenging time. They reached out to us late last night asking for help. There was a photo they had seen of a recent rescue that was in a critical state. They were both overloaded but wanted to help and asked if we could join the effort.
Here is what we know: First, we need to give thanks to Daniel who saw this pup on the side of the road. He didn’t know what happened or when, and he didn’t know what he would do as their home is already full, but he couldn’t leave the dog alone in this condition. He picked him up, took him home and then his whole family joined in the efforts to help the pup. They gave him food, water, made him comfortable and started reaching out for assistance. Daniel and his wife Monse along with Daniel’s parents Rita and Leonardo love animals and they made a commitment to make a difference for this pup. The world is a better place for families like these. Reggie “El Tigre” Poderoso is one tough dog. He suffered an unbelievable injury and yet, he allows us to hold him and care for him even while he must be in intense pain. We were almost certain that he would need to have his leg amputated, and it may still happen, but we got some great news today from the bloodwork and x-rays. His bloodwork isn’t perfect, but it shows that there isn’t a serious infection as of yet, even with the gaping wound that he has. The x-rays show that no bones were crushed and although there are several fractures, they are well aligned. The combination of those two things gives us the opportunity to try and save his leg. He did lose a number of tendons and muscles along with a lot of skin, so there will likely be follow up procedures needed. It will be a long and difficult battle, but Reggie deserves this chance. We know that he would do fine on 3 legs if that decision needs to be made in the future, but we will take it day by day, week by week and work hard to get him the best result possible. This lovely guy is less than 1 year old and weighs approximately 9 kilos. He had his first deep cleaning today under sedation and will remain at the vets until he is able to tolerate the wound care needed without sedation. We need your help. There will be numerous costs associated with his care and if you are able to donate, it would be greatly appreciated. Donations in Canada can be made via etransfer to Karen@mexpup.com. Donations in Puerto Vallarta can be made directly to Sabuesos vet clinic or Mascotas vet clinic. Donations from anywhere else can be made via our paypal link found at www.mexpup.com. Together we are stronger!
Reno: In a Victoria foster and looking for a family
UPDATE: Our boy Reno is still on the hunt for his forever home. Reno is one super sweet boy when he trusts you. Self isolation is totally his thing, too many people is just not for this guy. After arriving in BC Reno had a major dental done which is why he looks like an adorable mexican beagle lizard. If you love dogs but not their kisses then this is your boy, his tongue only goes sideways.
Reno has been living with Ron from Last Chance Training Services in Victoria BC for some time now and has come a long way. Reno needs a calm home with someone that is able to understand his social challenges and help keep him moving forward.
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ORIGINAL POST: Our boy Reno is looking for his forever home. After a failed adoption due to some issues Reno had developed during his transition to his new country, he was put with a friend Ron for intensive training. He did and is still doing great. He has been ready for adoption for a while now, however Reno will need a very experienced owner and a great match isn’t always easy to find.
Reno is a good fun loving dog. He enjoys playing with most other dogs. He can be very affectionate and will happily cuddle on the couch to nap with his humans. Reno can be quite vocal when left alone, so either an owner who is home would be good, or some alternative techniques would have to be considered for him when he is left home alone to minimize barking. He also can be left home as long as he has had some exercise first.Reno travels well and enjoys his truck rides.
Reno is extremely leery of nervous anxious humans and if they press him to interact with him he does express fight as opposed to flight, so would need owners who do not push him to have interactions with people he is not comfortable with. He can also get over excited when meeting someone new and will nip them if he is not monitored and corrected as his level of excitement rises.
He is a quick learner and thrives under clear and consistent Leadership with crisp rules boundaries and limitations. Reno would not do well in a home with children or as the first dog for someone. He requires an experienced handler. A family with another dog would be fine after proper introductions.
Reno is an affectionate dog and just requires owners who can help guide him and encourage him to continue improving and working through his struggles. If you are interested in submitting an application for Reno you can do so on our website mexpup.com, or by emailing email@example.com
Waffles: In a PV foster & looking for a loving home
PEACE Animals spay & neuter clinics are a key to the work being done in the Puerto Vallarta area to end the suffering of animals. These mobile clinics are on the front lines each week going into the communities where help is needed with not only the medical services provided, but also education. We are big supporters of this group, and are so amazed by the work they do. Yesterday during a clinic in El Palmar Del Progresso, a dog wandered into the clinic and went straight into a crate. Animals are amazingly smart. This sweet girl was in trouble, needed help and found people that she hoped would do something for her. She was 100% correct. Maria was volunteering at the clinic so she asked one person who asked another person and before you knew it, Waffles had a new foster home and became a MexPup. Waffles definitely needs our help. It is easy to see in the photos that she is suffering from mange. Thankfully it is the non-contagious type, but she still has extremely swollen feet and cracks in the skin all over her body. She is alert and has clear eyes, but is extremely weak. Throughout the entire process and while meeting lots of new people, this sweet pup continued to try and wag her tail. She was so happy to be rescued, to be safe and to have people caring for her. Waffles is about 1.5 years old and weighs 17 kilos. She will remain at the vets for a few days until stable and then will continue her recovery in a foster home. Please consider helping Waffles by making a donation to her care: in Canada via etransfer to Karen@mexpup.com , in Puerto Vallarta donations can be made directly at Mascotas Vet Clinic with Dr. Manuel or Sabuesos Vet Clinic with Dr. Paco, in the US and other location via our paypal link which can be found at www.mexpup.com. This lovely girl deserves a chance at a great life. Please help us to make that possible.
Update February 2017: Waffles is doing great in her PV foster home. She is happy, healthy and ready for adoption. Waffles does ok with some dogs, but she should be the only pet in her forever home (no dogs or cats). We think she would do best with an experienced, confident owner. She is a great dog, but is an alpha so needs guidance & leadership. We are so happy that her recovery has gone so well and now were excited for her to find a family to call her own!
Rose: In a PV foster & looking for a hospice home and/or sponsor
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?
Application Received- Dogs with homes pending, please check back
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Yoyo: application received, please check back...
Yoyo is a super sweet boy. He is a dog that comes from the streets of Mexico. He is on the bigger side of a small boy, weighing approximately 18 pounds, and is 1 year old. He is likely a dachshund mixed with something (or a couple things) a little bigger ! Currently Yoyo is being fostered in Seattle, WA. He is a little shy of people until he gets used to you and then you are "his person." He is super goofy when he dances on his back legs, with his front legs in the air, so happy to see you when you come in the door! He jumps in the air with excitement. He likes to snuggle at your feet and LOVES playing with other dogs. He loves bully sticks and to chew on his favorite toys. He has been working on potty training and any home he goes to would need to continue to work on it. He's great on walks, but gets cold easily so he needs his jacket to go outside. He LOVES sunbathing in any ray of sunshine he can find.
Yoyo's perfect home would be experienced, patient dog owners to help support him with training and having him take his time to warm up to them. It would be highly important for there to be another dog already in the home to do better with building trust. He does REALLY great with kids over the age of 8. Younger kids might be fine too, but he can be nervous around fast movements - never to the point of nipping or lashing out. He will snuggle with kids before he snuggles with adults. Yoyo is crate trained. He can be left alone in a crate with a treat for a couple of hours. But it would be good for training purposes for the family to be home the majority of time at first. If you or anyone you know thinks that Yoyo would be a great fit for you, please submit an application on our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org !
Roja : application received, please check back...
Due to some unforeseen personal circumstances Roja’s family has made the selfless decision of finding Roja a new forever home. For some background on Roja for those who haven't heard her story. Roja and her litter mates 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.
Roja is now 3.5 years old and weighs approximately 40 pounds. Roja is a little bit of a nervous girl in certain situations, however she is a very quick learner. She learns to trust kids quite fast and would be good in a home with kids as long as the child understands to give her space for the first few encounters. Roja LOVES to run!! Enclosed areas are best for Roja for the odd chance she can’t contain all her excitement and decides to adventure off on her own, I mean can you blame her… There are so many cool smells to check out !!. Once she has had a good 10 minutes of sprints she will respond much better. Her re-call is getting better and she will often come right over to you once you say "side" as long as she is close enough to hear you! Roja has learned that cuddling isn't so bad after all! She loves other dogs her age and up, but is not too keen on puppies (must be a teen thing) and she gets overwhelmed if approached by packs of more than 2 dogs she doesn’t know, it puts her in a bit of panic mode. She is a generally quiet girl, she only alerts to strange people in the area. Roja LOVES apples! Roja needs some convincing to get out of bed to use the washroom if its raining, again, can you blame her!? She is extremely polite, most times she will wait to be invited up into the bed, and will need convincing to get out too! Some challenges Roja has are that she takes a little extra time to trust, especially with men. Some bird sounds make her nervous, woodpeckers for example as do new sounds and objects, she just can’t quite figure out where they are coming from ! She is a little picky of where she goes to the bathroom and spends a little extra time deciding the right spot, she is a lady ! Rojas' perfect home would be with a family, it would be nice for her to have a man around to continue convincing her that they aren’t so bad ! Roja would be fine in a home with dog savvy kids. She would enjoy having another dog to play with, and would LOVE a fenced yard to run around in. She is quite an active girl, so she would love an active family. If you or anyone you know thinks that Roja would be a great fit for you, please submit an application on our website or email email@example.com !
Vicky: application received, please check back...
Hola I’m Vicky !
I know I’m a pretty girl aren’t I ?
My rescuers found me in a commercial area with a lot of traffic around in Puerto Vallarta, in front of a mall abandoned. I was very dirty, skinny with ticks and with mange at early stages and had some lesions.
Ever since the nice people who found me took me in though I have gotten all better and am on the hunt for my forever home !
I am 1 years old and weigh 22kg, so I am a medium/big girl ! I am likely a lab mixed with maybe a pitbul
I love everyone which should make this finding a human thing pretty easy ! I get along with all people I meet, men, women, teenagers, children, you name it !
I also love other dog friends ! Right now there are 7 of us dogs in my foster. My foster mom introduced me to a new female foster dog and we have become best friends. I would love to have a sister or brother of my very own.
I am not sure how I would feel about cats, but when Squirrels and birds visit the garden for water and fruit, I get a little anxious and bark at them. Can you blame me ..? They look funny ! I would have to be tested with cats before I can promise that I will be a super good girl if I had one.
I try and forget about my life before I was rescued because I have it SO good now, who would wanna look back ?! But my fosters think that I was most likely tied up in the past. I was quite fearful of my leash when they first tried to put it on me, but now I wear a collar and have accepted the leash. After all leash = going for walks (which I love!) My people put a harness on me for the walks so I don’t pull.
Right now I have access to the patio all day, so I go out there every time to potty. I am a very clean girl. If I’m ever busy and forget to take a pee break my foster mom just says “peepee” and I remember and run to the patio or to the grass. Did I mention I’m really smart?
I also know how to sit and always sit for treats or pets.
I also have pretty good recall and have never tried to leave even if the door is open
Right now I sleep free in the house with the other dogs, but I go in a crate for the vet visit and I am totally okay with it.
My ideal humans would have a yard. I love having space to run and play. I would also reaaally love to have my own furry sibling. I love socializing with other dogs, I am very loving and maternal, and like to give the other dogs hugs. Who wouldn’t want a sister like me? I am not a crazy barker. I am very active, affectionate and a great companion, I enjoy the company of humans. I’m basically close to perfect if you ask me and I hope my forever family sees me and thinks the same! Oh and before I forget, I LOVE carrots, so if you give me some of those you're good in my books !
Think you could be the perfect home for Vicky or know someone who is ? please share her album or submit an application at mexpup.com !
Percy: application received, please check back...
Meet Percy ! Percy’s foster mom was walking the pack as always, and found a little pup laying in the middle of the street, with nobody around. He obviously had no home, he probably was abandoned recently. He was full of ticks, skin problems, full of parasites and she thought he had a problem in his leg. He was checked by the vet and he said his leg was good, that the problem in the leg was due to malnutrition because after 1.5 months of eating well he has had no signs of problems. Percy is likely a pitbull mix, approximately 1.5 years old now. He currently weighs 23 kg. Percy is great with everyone he meets, men, women, teenagers, children ! He loves to welcome all new people into his home. Percy has integrated perfectly with the pack (14 dogs), he loves to play with his foster sibling Midnight and absolutely loves the tennis ball. He originally was housed with cats until he gained his strength and was around up to 10 cats with no reaction. Once he moved in with the dogs he did start to copy the other dogs and bark at the cats , but has never chased or hurt one. Percy is good in off leash environments. He is also good on leash, just quite strong! He sometimes gets nervous with other dogs on leash and will bark but is easily redirected. Percy is not food or toy aggressive but he does like to gather all the toys for himself ! Percy like to exercise but he is not a super high energy boy. He likes to runs but is slower than most of the other dogs because he is bigger so when they throw the ball he runs behind the rest crying cause he can't keep up ! Percy is crate trained and currently sleeps in his crate. He is not destructive and has not shown signs of chewing aside from loving to chew sticks ! Since Percy is a medium/large size dog he is heavy and strong, and uses lots of his strength when he plays ! His foster family thinks he would be fine with older kids but would not put him with toddlers due to his strength. They think he would do great with medium active teenagers that like to play, throw the ball and run with him! He loves to play in the water when he is taken to the river. Ideally his perfect home would be with another dog that can keep him company and play with him !
If you or someone you know could be a match for Percy, please complete an adoption application found at www.mexpup.com or contact our adoption coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wero: application received, please check back...
Wero was a stray in his fosters neighborhood. He previously had a family that moved out of their house and left wero behind. Because he had been abandoned recently, he was clean but started to show signs of malnutrition when he came to his fosters house to look for food, so she took him in and reached out to Mexpup to help find this beautiful boy his forever home.
Wero is approximately 1.5 to 2 years old and weighs around 22 kilos. Wero loves people. He comes to people wanting to play! When Wero was on the streets, he wanted to get & give love to all the neighbors he could ! Wero currently isn’t in a house with children but when children come to visit he is good with them.
Weros foster family is made up of 4 other pups of different sizes and he gets along with them all great. He is a great leash walker and seems very comfortable and used to his leash !
He is a very friendly boy and greets other pups he meets while on his walks. He is such a smart boy and understands commands such as SIT & STAY.
Wero has not shown any sign of food or people possession, but he has become protective of his toys and does not like to share them, so his new family would have to help teach him that sharing is caring !
Wero is left for up to 6 hours a day while his foster mom is at work and he usually is fine, he distracts himself by playing with his toys. He adapts well to new environments and spaces as well to other dogs and people.
Wero is a calm boy in general, however sometimes he wants to play play play with his people, so he would benefit from an active family who can help him get his energy out on runs, hikes, swims etc, so that he can chill out when he is at home !
Weros foster mom takes him out for walks twice a day (after meals) and he goes potty usually where there is grass. He has never had any accidents inside his foster house !
Wero knows to give people space, when off leash he won't go up to people unless they call him over for pets !
When Wero sees cats he is interested in chasing them. A home without cats would be best for Wero as although we don’t believe he would hurt one, it may be stressful for the cat.
Wero’s ideal family would have LOTS of space for him to play, such as a nice big fenced yard !
A family with older children would likely be best, only because he does love to play and may be a little too strong for small people ! Wero would be good in a home with other dogs but would also be fine without. As long as his new family is active, then he will be one happy boy !
From the words of his foster mom herself, “He is very noble and playful. Such a great dog !”
Does Wero sound like the perfect new addition to your family ? If so, please submit an application for adoption on our website mexpup.com !