MexPup Adoptions & Foster Homes

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

MexPup was born from "what now?", "what can I do?" and "I need help!".

People saw hurt, frightened and homeless dogs that needed help in Puerto Vallarta and made the decision to stop, protect those animals and make a difference.

It all started with Riley the Poodle. Skinny, scared, covered in fleas, filthy and trembling, he saw two healthy dogs being walked by their owner and hesitantly began to follow them hoping with all his heart that the nice lady could help him. She did. It was just an effort to help a dog in need and it was her first rescue. The next dog was Domino and a pattern was started. There were dogs, they needed help and people had the chance to do something for them.   

Then came a very special little puppy named Miau.  Miau was rescued by the PuRR Project where she spent the first two weeks of her rescue life as the only dog (puppy) surrounded by more than 200 cats!  The people at PuRR Project are dedicated to helping cats, but animal lovers are animal lovers and when they saw a puppy right in front of their door who needed to be saved, they couldn't say no.  That little puppy was what ultimately brought all of us behind MexPup together.

Enter some wonderful people from Victoria, British Columbia.  They have huge hearts with the willingness to foster and place dogs with forever homes...A home where these previously discarded animals would be loved, cared for and treated well. The MexPup Canada team meets our Guardian Angels at the airport, no matter the hour, and after the introductions, hugs and tail wagging are all done, they take the puppies to their last way-station on the road to their permanent home.

Then, after being homeless, rescued, nursed back to health, fixed, socialized, fostered, chaperoned, fostered again and introduced... MexPup's work is done. A once homeless dog from the streets of Mexico, has a brand new family, new home and a new start.  This is what everything that all of the people who volunteered were working towards.  Now it's time to do it all over again with another homeless MexPup and another wonderful new family.

MexPup is now looking to place our homeless animals in the US as well as in Canada, wish us luck!

Mission statement:

Everyone who works for, volunteers with or supports MexPup shares a bond created by a shared empathy for the homeless dogs of Mexico.  That communal connection to animals is what drives our mission to serve the best interests of the homeless animal community in Puerto Vallarta. We make a difference. With your help we can do even more.

Who We Are at MexPup

MexPup is a nonprofit dog rescue operation whose primary goal is to serve the homeless dog population via rescue and adoption. Our operation is a no-kill dog rescue organization based in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.   

Our all volunteer group comprises citizens of Mexico, the United States and Canada, who all collaborate in a process that takes a homeless dog from the streets of Mexico, to a foster home in Puerto Vallarta for recovery and spay/neuter, to a Guardian Angel volunteer who transports the MexPup from Puerto Vallarta’s airport to an airport in Canada or the US, to a MexPup foster home, and finally to the (no-longer-homeless) MexPup's new forever family.

Although our organization rescues all kinds of dogs, we specifically focus on small and medium size dogs as there is a greater need for these types of dogs in our base in Victoria, BC.

Our website is used to coordinate with volunteers, feature MexPups available for adoption, promote the spaying and neutering of dogs in Puerto Vallarta and provide a safe and convenient method for donations.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at Karen@mexpup.com (adoptions & foster homes in Canada) and Patty@mexpup.com (guardian angels & foster homes in Mexico).

Adopting a MexPup

Our Mission is not to adopt out lots of dogs, rather it is (from our Mission Statement) "to serve the best interests of the homeless animal community in Puerto Vallarta."

With respect to the adoption process, that means making sure that the process for adopting a MexPup ensures that the dog's environment, conditions and most importantly the people, are well matched.

The first step is the MexPup application, describing you, your home, which dog you want and why, your plans for the dog's care, etc.  This is to make sure the MexPup's new environment is safe, positive and complementary to the needs of the dog.  Click this link to access the adoption application. Please contact MexPup at karen@mexpup.com if you have any question about the adoption process or application.

The next step is to complete the application and send it to karen@mexpup.com.

Once that form has been filled out and returned to us, we will contact you to schedule a home visit - a little time to get to know each other.  It's a great opportunity for us to learn about you and what you're looking for in a dog, and it gives us a chance to share with you what we've learned over the years that can help you welcome a new (formerly homeless) puppy into your home.

How You Can Help MexPup

Click the button above to make a donation to the MexPup Rescue PayPal account.

Foster Homes - Puerto Vallarta

Our community of rescuers almost always have houses full of animals, at the moment there are 5 fosters in one of our houses where four adult dogs already live! We need your help!

The great thing about fostering an animal is that there's almost always something that you can do to help.  Fostering can last overnight, a weekend, a week or a couple months. Sometimes, a puppy can go through three or more foster homes between being rescued, nursed back to health, fixed and finding their forever home.  If you can offer shelter to one of these always grateful pups for a night, weekend or any amount of time, please contact MexPup to volunteer, we want you to join our community and we need your help.

If you can't foster a MexPup yourself, maybe you could help someone who is by walking, playing or just sitting with one of MexPup's rescues.
 
Guardian Angels

Guardian Angels serve this community via "The Five Hour Flying Foster Fix".  A volunteer Air Force of North American travelers and animal lovers chaperone MexPup dogs from Puerto Vallarta to an airport near their new homes.  It's a great win-win experience where the Guardian Angel gets the chance to rescue a dog, the dog gets safely from Mexico to a new home and they both get to meet some fantastic people along the way!

What does it take to be a Guardian Angel?  Surprisingly little. Have you got a plane ticket? Do you like dogs? Great!  Welcome to the MexPup Volunteer Air Force.  We're working on getting you your wings!

Foster Home - Canada and/or the United States

MexPup can't begin looking for a Guardian Angel to escort a MexPup out of Mexico until we know there's a Foster Home waiting on the other side.

Fostering a MexPup after he or she has arrived in their new country is so important. One day this little rescue was homeless in Mexico, and then WHOOOSH! Everything has changed! The sky looks different, the air smells different, there aren't any taco stands anywhere. What happened to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our foster families take the little MexPups into their homes and shower them with love, care and attention.  They make sure that when their little foster puppy meets their forever family that the puppy is happy, well adjusted and ready to shine!

Please contact MexPup to learn how you can help us save homeless dogs, they need you and so do we!

Become a Forever Home

The most important part of the MexPup process is, of course, matching the puppy with the Forever Home. Once MexPup takes in a dog off the streets, a commitment is made to shelter the puppy until it's healthy and fixed and then find that puppy someone who will just as diligently commit to the MexPup's health, happiness and well being.

When you adopt a MexPup, you're not only saving a homeless animal and thereby being a wonderful person. You're also bringing a new personality into your home. When you treat your rescue with love, appreciation and kindness, you will get all that and so much more in return. Most dogs are pretty lovable in general, but there's no dog in the world more lovable than your rescue dog.

Coming to PV?  You can help!

If you need another reason to hop on a plane and fly to beautiful Puerto Vallarta Mexico, have we got just the perfect excuse! No really, better than; "my tan lines are completely gone", "I'm having street taco withdrawal" or even "I lost my sunglasses in the ocean, need to go find them."  Try this..."I have to help MexPup bring dog kennels back to Puerto Vallarta, so they can rescue more homeless puppies."

MexPup's dog kennels need to get back to Puerto Vallarta and you can help!  We'll make it so easy on you that the only way you'll know you're helping is the expressions of gratitude on the faces of the great MexPup people you'll meet!

Know someone that works in the airline industry?  We would love to get discounts on full kennels leaving Vallarta or empty ones coming back. Let us know if you can help.

Donate to support dogs in need

MexPup is an all volunteer organization. There are no salaries or paychecks, just reimbursements for money that our volunteers pay out of their own pockets and donations that hopefully come close to covering the costs to care for the animals. Our ability to help animals is limited by the amount of time each volunteer is able to commit and how much we can collectively provide in food, medical care and other rescue expenses.

Sadly, some of our dogs are in bad shape when we find them.  We do everything we can to get them healthy & thus, sometimes the donations do not cover the expenses we incur. Sometimes we need additional money for surgeries and other medical care and in the past when that has happened, we've all dug a little deeper.

If you want to help but don't have time to foster or escort a MexPup, a donation of any size can help our efforts. Please note that we are not a government registered non-profit organization and thus, cannot provide receipts for tax deductions.

Costs

The costs of spay/neuter (all MexPup's are sterilized as soon as they're healthy), transporting, vaccinating, testing, etc. are all covered by MexPup. When expenses such as surgeries and other medical expenses drive up the cost, we turn to our supporters to help MexPup cover those fees. We would appreciate and suggest a $300 donation.

Following is a breakdown of the costs associated with rescuing a dog off the streets of Mexico and how your donation helps.

• $5 buys a dog 2 dewormer pills
• $10 feeds a dog for a week
• $15 pays for a dog to be bathed and treated for fleas and ticks
• $20 pays for a dog to be vaccinated
• $25 pays for the dog's health certificate which they need in order to cross borders
• $50 pays for a dog to be spayed/neutered
• $70 pays for a dog to be tested for blood parasites and heartworm
• $100 pays for a dog's flight to Canada

Donations help us help the pups and are always appreciated.

If you are able to assist us with a donation, we would be extremely grateful.

Last updated: April 13, 2017 · Charity ID: 305

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23May2017
Call Them Ugly, But Xolos Rule as Mexico’s Top Dog

The Los Angeles Times

At up to $5,000 a puppy in a country where the average daily wage is less than $20, the breed is most likely to be spotted in wealthy enclaves such as La Condesa, in Mexico City, or Sayulita, on the Pacific Coast.

05Mar2017
Don't Shop! Adopt! Companion Animal Adoptions in Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

The problem of stray dogs in Puerto Vallarta has gotten better over the years; this in thanks to expat groups working with locals to set up spay and neuter clinics, promoting adoption of puppies and kittens and aging pets.

12Nov2016
Puerto Vallarta: We Love Our Animals

Vacation Villas of Mexico

Acquaintances who wonder where we acquired our furry friends are lucky to learn of great multiple sources in Puerto Vallarta; private, government supervised and well organized associations.

29Aug2016
Mexican Rescue Dogs from Puerto Vallarta Say 'Hola' at Victoria Reunion

Chek News

Most of the dogs were rescued from Puerto Vallarta, but the MexPup group also saves dogs in BC and from the Northwest Territories.

27Jul2016
25th Annual International Homeless Animals' Day

International Society for Animal Rights

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR) will unite with animal protection organizations, humane societies and animal rescues, veterinary professionals, and concerned individuals worldwide for the 25th annual International Homeless Animals' Day.

15Jan2016
MexPup Fundraiser at Spanish Experience Center

MexPup

After the success of last year's edition, we are thrilled to let you know that we will be hosting the new MexPup fundraiser again on Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

23Sep2015
New Vallarta Police Unit Is Dedicated to Protecting Animals from Abuse & Neglect

Vallarta Daily

Puerto Vallarta has trained eight police officers in animal protection and abuse to organize a new unit dedicated to protecting animals in the city.

19Jan2015
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Theater Shows, Movie Screenings, Bucerias Patron Saint Festival, Fundraisers, Rural Organic Farm Walk, Southside Shuffle, Taste of La Cruz, BeefDip & Bear Week, Farmers Markets every day, and so much more.

17Mar2014
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week including Irish Dinner & Concert, Kite Like a Pro Clinic, Copa Vallarta, Celtic Music Fest, Circus for Children, MexPup Dinner fundraiser, and a lot more.

16Mar2014
Dinner Fundraiser at El Arrayan to Support the Efforts of MexPup in Vallarta

MexPup

"Touching Your Heart for a Noble Cause" is the theme for the upcoming MexPup fundraiser at El Arrayan Restaurant on Saturday, March 22. El Arrayan, the best authentic Mexican food in Puerto Vallarta, will host two sittings with the first at 6:00 pm and the second seating at 8:30 pm.

11Nov2013
Mexican Adoption Dog Slips Collar & Escapes at Victoria Airport

Times Colonist

A former Mexican street dog got free of his collar Saturday and is at large on the grounds of the Victoria International Airport, too skittish to approach those who desperately want him back.

20Mar2013
PEACE Help the Animals Program Update on Adoptions, Clinics and Volunteers

PEACE Ayuda a Los Animales

Gretchen reports on happenings in and around the Ayuda a Los Animales Program by PEACE in Puerto Vallarta. Read about the difference being made by all the workers, volunteers and generous supporters.

19Jan2013
Vallarta's MexPup Dog Rescue Invites You to 'One Woof at a Time' Benefit

Visit Puerto Vallarta

MexPup, Puerto Vallarta's non-profit dog rescue organization, is wagging its tail in anticipation of its 2nd Annual "One woof at a time" Benefit Extravaganza on January 31 at El Arrayan Restaurant. You won't want to miss this "woofer of a party!"

25Dec2012
Christmas Greetings from PEACE Help the Animals

PEACE Ayuda a los Animales

Wishing you a blessed, blissful and peaceful Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2013. Thank you to those who have contributed to PEACE this year and our wish for the new year is to continue helping our Banderas Bay animals.

11Dec2012
Take Special Care of Your Pets During the Holiday Season

Que Hay

Although Christmas and the holiday season is a time of joy for humans, it may be the opposite for pets. In fact, it is common that during the holiday season that there are increased veterinary medical emergencies by indigestion problems and accidents, among others.

07Oct2012
Pets Flying Into Mexico Update

PV Guide

With all the commotion this summer about travelling with pets to Mexico, PV Guide took the opportunity to meet with airport authorities to get the latest scoop.

04Oct2012
Puerto Vallarta #1 Dog Loving City in Mexico! And the Safest!

WeDidYourHomework

Puerto Vallarta is filling up with more and more baby boomers every year. And with over 55,000 people turning 55 everyday in the US and Canada, people want to know if Puerto Vallarta Mexico is a dog loving town. So here's your answer... Watch the video!

18Aug2012
International Homeless Animals' Day

Care2.com

On International Homeless Animals' Day, individuals and organizations around the world organize awareness-raising activities like candlelight vigils, adopt-a-thons, microchip clinics, slideshows, rallies, dog walks, open houses, award ceremonies, live music, raffles, and games. Learn how you can help in Vallarta.

31Jul2012
Jalisco Approves New Animal Protection Law

PV Pulse

There is a wave of awareness about the living conditions of animals in the Mexican society, and this new law is a sign of it.

22Jun2012
Help Reverse "No Pets in Cabin" Airline Policy

Paraiso Felino AC

Last minute update. It seems the efforts have had some results and they are considering reversing this law. Keep the pressure on by making the phone call and sending the emails.

11Jun2012
Update on Airlines

JaltembaBayLife

Many foreigners bring their beloved pets with them to Mexico each winter. Unfortunately, the new No Pets in Cabin policy recently put into place by several airlines could drastically change the way we all travel to and from Mexico.

15Jan2012
MexPup Fundraiser at El Arrayan

Virtual Vallarta

Mexican restaurant El Arrayan is hosting a fundraising event to benefit MexPup, a Puerto Vallarta-based volunteer non-profit organization that has been helping street dogs since last year.

18Dec2011
MexPup Finds Homes for 6 Rescued Dogs

MexPup

MexPup is not a shelter facility that can take in animals, but an association that facilitates and guides people through the process of rescuing dogs, providing their medical care, foster families, finding them transportation to our partners in Canada, and most of all placing them with loving forever families.

25Jun2017
Dog Fights as Sport Now Illegal in Mexico: All Related Activities Are Also Prohibited

Mexico News Daily

Congress approved legislation two months ago to make it illegal to raise and train dogs for participating in fighting matches for recreational purposes. This weekend it became official with its publication in the Official Gazette of the Federation.

22Jun2017
Unleashed! Cyclist Saves Runaway Dog from Busy Road in High Drama Chase

NDTV

A runaway dog took a cyclist on a wild adventure down a crowded road as the latter had to chase it for over half a kilometer. Ironically, it wasn’t even her dog.

26Apr2017
Lawmakers Approve Federal Penalties for Dogfighting and Activities Surrounding It

The Humane Society

Mexico’s lawmakers have sent a clear signal: it’s time to root out animal cruelty and violence from the country, and bring criminals who profit from animal abuse to justice.

11Apr2017
Ice Cream Shop for Dogs Gets Tails Wagging in CDMX

Hindustan Times

Dogs with a sweet tooth can now satisfy their cravings at a Mexico City ice cream shop which serves up frozen treats specifically made for animals.

28Feb2017
Bulldog Parade in Mexico City Seeks World Record

Fox News

English Bulldogs ruled the day in Mexico City as a gathering of almost 1,000 of the hefty canines had Mexico convinced they had set the record for the largest Bulldog walk.

05Feb2017
Lawmakers Say 'No Mas' to Dog Fighting in Mexico

Humane Society International/Mexico

This is a groundbreaking victory for animals and animal advocates in Mexico, and especially for Humane Society International/Mexico, which launched an anti-dogfighting campaign in the country in just July last year.

14Jan2017
After Long Fight, Police Dogs in Mexico No Longer Put to Sleep Upon Retirement

FoxNews.com

Up until now, Mexico’s K-9 dogs were put down at a certain age because police feared they would end in the hands of drug traffickers and criminals who could exploit their talents. The policy was finally changed, benefiting the nearly 200 dogs currently serving in the unit.

03Dec2016
Bill to Ban Dog Fights Countrywide Is Approved By Mexican Senate

El Pais

A raft of legislative proposals could put end to inhumane activity most Mexicans disapprove of.

29Oct2016
First Shepherd Trained in Mexico for Water Rescue Job

New China TV

Nina is trained on daily basis on the beach of Cancun. It will be the first lifeguard dog in Mexico to be certified by the International Rescue Dog Organization.

10Oct2016
Guide Dogs Help Serve as Their Owners' Eyes, But a Video Shows It's Much More Than That

Upworthy

“Dark to Light” tells the true story of Liz Oleksa, a single mother struggling to raise her son while her eyesight deteriorates. When she does go blind, she thinks her life is over. Until a dog changes everything.

30Aug2016
Forsaken Dogs Adopted and Trained in Central Mexico for Canine Tournament

New China TV

These abandoned dogs are lucky to see a decisive turn for a better life. In Mexico's central state of Aguascalientes, they are being trained by professionals who eye a chance for them to become champion canines.

22Jul2016
Humane Society International Mounting an Attack on Dogfighting in Mexico

HumaneSociety.org

It’s time to ban dogfighting in Mexico – everywhere in the country. It’s already banned in several states there, but the law is silent in others, and there’s no national law against what is perhaps the most widely reviled animal crime in the world.

18Jul2016
Two Brothers' Baja Dog Rescue Finds Loving Homes for Street Dogs

Times of San Diego

Life for the numerous street dogs in in Baja California is not very good, except for the lucky ones who eventually get a responsible owner. And because these homeless animals are not neutered, the problem grows. Brothers Adam and Josh Prater were inspired to try to make a difference.

27Apr2016
This New App Connects You with 'Dog Friendly' Establishments in Mexico

The Yucatan Times

There are many places in Mexico that allow access to pets, but until now, nobody had taken the time and effort to unite them under one website.

28Jan2016
Dog in Mexico Receives 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

3ders.org

Romina, a six-year-old Whippet is set to become the first dog in Mexico to receive a jointed 3D printed prosthetic leg thanks to specialists from the Universidad del Valle de Mexico.

20Jan2016
Animals Head to Church in Mexico City to be Blessed

ODN

Beloved pets enjoyed the limelight in Mexico City at a blessing ceremony to mark the feast day of Saint Anthony, known as the protector of animals.

21Dec2015
When Holiday Travel Is 'Ruff', United Paws Can Help

PRNewswire

The joyous Christmas season can be stressful. United Airlines understands – and is enlisting help from some of its furry, four-legged friends on a mission to reduce stress and deliver smiles to anyone who needs one.

21Nov2015
Pet Blood Donations Welcomed in Mexico

New China TV

At Mexico’s first veterinary blood bank in sight-seeing city Merida on southern peninsula Yucatan, Director Martinez collects blood from kind-hearted pets in preparation to save their ailing peers.

27Oct2015
Woman, 63, Suspected of Dog Killings in Mexico City's Trendy Condesa District

Agence France-Presse

A 63-year-old woman is the main suspect in the poisoning of at least 11 dogs in a popular Mexico City park, a string of killings that have frightened pet owners.

16Oct2015
Canine Murders No Surprise in a Nation Struggling to Cut Violent Crime

FT.com

It is easy to forget Mexico City’s urban sprawl when you stroll in the capital’s Condesa neighborhood. There are cafes and trendy eateries on streets still graced by Art Deco architecture and home to chic boutiques. So when a killer struck this month, residents were aghast.

09Oct2015
Mataperros de la Condesa: Is a Serial Dog Killer on the Loose in Mexico City?

Agence France-Presse

The sudden deaths of several dogs after walks in a popular Mexico City park has raised fears that a serial canine killer is on the loose, poisoning unsuspecting pets.

30Sep2015
Stray Dogs in Mexico Are a Critical Problem. Can We Do Something About It?

The Yucatan Times

According to the DailyPuppy website, there are hundreds of thousands of stray dogs living in the streets and on the beaches of Mexico. But starvation, dehydration, sickness and exposure are not their biggest challenges.

24Aug2015
Introducing MyRescue.dog, A New Platform Benefiting Homeless Dogs

PRNewswire

This is a fabulous opportunity to raise awareness of the fact that thousands of wonderful companions can be found in shelters and rescue groups every day, and also to raise money for those lifesaving organizations.

02Aug2015
Animals Rescued from Cruelty in Mexico City

The Humane Society of the United States

Over 30 dogs and 18 cats were reported as abandoned in a house in Mexico City. Humane Society International, along with local groups and concerned people, achieved to enter the house to help the animals.

31Jul2015
In Mexico, Kidnapping of People's Pets by Small-Time Crooks on Upswing

VICE News

There are no statistics about these crimes because people don't report them. However, the phenomenon is common enough that it pops up regularly in bar conversations, on the radio, and in TV announcements.

09Jun2015
'Baja 34 Rescue' Project Saves 34 Homeless Animals

HNGN.com

Jeff and Diana Hall put their Mexico vacation on hold to save the lives of 34 abandoned animals in need.

17Apr2015
Found Starving in Mexican Streets, This Dog Has a New Life and New Look

Ecorazzi

Luna the dog, who was found starving to death in Mexico, is now healthy and happy, and looks a whole lot different - which is a good thing.

31Mar2015
Stray Dogs Pay Respects at Animal Lover's Funeral

Good Morning America

A Mexican woman who spent her life caring for stray dogs received an unexpected - and surprising - tribute from the animals when she died.

10Mar2015
Can Alex Pacheco's Food That Sterilizes Dogs Solve the World's Stray Problem?

Dogster

Former PETA chairman Alex Pacheco believes so, and his non-profit group, 600 Million Dogs, has such a food in development.

20Feb2015
How a Humble Stray Dog at a Taco Stand in Mexico Helped Launch Instagram

Marketplace

The company was founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger back in 2010, and just before they launched, the pair tested their creation on a trip to Mexico.

19Jan2015
All Creatures Great and Small Gather for Feast Day Blessings in Mexico

Reuters

Beloved pets enjoyed the limelight in Mexico City at a blessing ceremony to mark the feast day of Saint Anthony, known as the protector of animals.

02Jan2015
Saving Mexico's Canine Pilgrims from the Christians

Vocativ

Last month saw the busiest day of the year at the basilica, as millions of devout Mexicans came together during the Guadalupana, the yearly pilgrimage commemorating the Virgin’s apparition. But it wasn't just pilgrims flocking to the basilica.

19Dec2014
Dogs in Heaven? Pope Leaves Pearly Gate Open

The New York Times

Pope Francis has given hope to gays, unmarried couples and advocates of the Big Bang theory. Now, he has endeared himself to dog lovers, animal rights activists and vegans.

16Dec2014
How to Train Your Dog - The Navy Seal Way

Amazon.com

TEAM DOG introduces pet owners everywhere to the new and distinctive authority on how to train your dog... the SEAL way.

01Dec2014
Man, Dog Walking 1,800 Miles to Mexico to Raise Awareness for Canine Cancer

YouTube

Luke Robinson and his dog Indiana are on a journey from northern Washington to the Mexico border - all to raise awareness for canine cancer.

16Nov2014
Recycled Dog Rescue on the Streets of Tijuana

Recycled Dog Rescue

The Recycled Dog Rescue is a California non-profit dog rescue organization. They rescue dogs who are at risk for euthanasia at local high-kill shelters, owner surrenders, stray and even from the streets of Tijuana, Mexico.

12Nov2014
Dog Starving in the Streets of Mexico Finds Love, a New Life and a New Home

One Green Planet

The story of this special dog is a fairy-tale to say the least. Watching this pup go from a neglected skeleton to the beloved family member is sure to make you smile!

22Sep2014
Canada Animal Rescue Group Aims to Aid Peers in Hurricane-Hit Cabo San Lucas

Metro

Organizers with a Calgary animal rescue group say they’re doing everything they can to help a group of Mexican peers who are caught up in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane.

06Sep2014
Mexico Sees 1st Artificial Insemination Wolf Pups

The Associated Press

Mexican officials presented the first litter of Mexican gray wolf pups conceived in the country by artificial insemination, part of an effort to save one of the hemisphere's most endangered animals.

03Aug2014
Woman Rescues Injured Dog on Busy Mexico Highway

LiveLeak

A brave Mexican woman rescues a dog that had been run over on a Highway in Mexico City. The dog is now on the mend - and our Faith in humanity restored.

15Apr2014
Luxury Pet Business Booms in Mexico with Strong Growth of Middle Class, Smaller Families

The Associated Press

Over the last decade, the growth of Mexico's middle class has created a new market for fancy goods and services for dogs including clothing and accessory boutiques, spas and restaurants with doggie snacks cooked by a pastry chef.

27Feb2014
Paralyzed Dog Abandoned in Mexico Gets New Life

KTLA

After seeing a photograph of "Thor" posted on Facebook, The Mutt Scouts stepped in to rescue the sick puppy.

20Feb2014
Soaring Medication Costs Driving US Pet Owners to Mexico Seeking Bargains

KGUN9

Imagine having to spend as much as $1,200 every month to keep your dog alive. It's an issue confronting more pet owners due to the skyrocketing cost of medications.

15Feb2014
Twelve Aztec Canine Skeletons Unearthed by Investigators in Mexico City

The Associated Press

Archaeologists have announced the discovery of "an exceptional" old burial site under an apartment building in Mexico City containing the remains of 12 dogs, animals that had a major religious and symbolic significance to the Aztec peoples of central Mexico.

31Jan2014
New Pet Food Tax in Mexico Could Lead to Increase in Animal Abandonments

Fusion

As 2014 gets underway, Mexicans are discovering that they have a lot more more taxes to pay. But there is one particular tax that has angered thousands of people here and could do some serious damage to the country’s dogs and cats: A 16% sales tax on pet food.

19Jan2014
Animals Given Annual Blessings of Protection in Mexico City

ITN News

Pet-owners in Mexico City have attended an annual blessing ceremony for their animals, to protect them from danger and misfortune.

12Jan2014
Researchers Teach Border Collie to Understand More Than 1,000 Words

The Independent

Chaser the border collie has not only learned and remembered more than 1,000 proper nouns but she has also grasped some of the finer points of English grammar, according to researchers in the United States who have studied her.

15Dec2013
Petsy.mx Raises $1M to Bring US-Style E-Commerce to Mexico's Pet Lovers

TechCrunch

Launched in June 2013 with the aim of bringing “US-style” customer service to the Mexican e-commerce market, Petsy.mx sells a wide variety of pet care products, including premium dog and cat food brands.

02Dec2013
All Good Dogs May Go to Heaven, But Now, Some Go to Hospice

The New York Times

More and more, cats and dogs get the human treatment. There are pet spas, pet therapists, pet clothes. And as it goes in life, so it now goes in the twilight. The latest phenomenon: pet hospice.

26Nov2013
Animal Advocates: Mexico's Dog-Food Price Hike May Yield More Euthanizations

San Diego Reader

The skyrocketing cost of dog food along with new rules on its importation into Mexico have led animal advocates to warn of a new wave of canines abandoned in the streets, adding to the numbers already put to death each week at municipal dog pounds.

03Nov2013
IN LOVING MEMORY: On Day of the Dead, Mexicans Visit Man's Best Friend

Agence France-Presse

The Narvaez family congregated around the tiny dirt grave of their loved one on Mexico's Day of the Dead, laid a handful of marigolds and recalled the joy he brought to their home - their beloved Siamese cat Facundo.

08Sep2013
Mexico's City of Dogs: A Portrait of Ambitions and Failures in Ciudad Juarez

Al Jazeera America

In better times - and there were better times in Ciudad Juarez - even the mangiest street dog could count on kindness for its survival. Now, the bond between man and his best friend has been corrupted.

18Aug2013
Dog-Friendly Skies: San Diego Airport Opens 'Pet Relief' Restroom

Dogster

San Diego might have trouble electing an appropriate person to be mayor, but the city scores high marks in giving traveling dogs a nice place to conduct business.

26Apr2013
Dog Fashion Show Brings Out Mexico Prime Pooches

NTDTV

Pooches were preened and pampered in Mexico City this week as fashion went to the dogs in the capital for a fashion parade of a different kind.

31Mar2013
Canine Fossil Suggests Dogs were Domesticated 33,000 Years Ago

IANS

Analysis of a canine fossil discovered in Siberia's Altai Mountains reveals an animal more like a modern dog than a wolf, according to an article in the science journal PLOS ONE.

03Feb2013
Lawmakers Enact Tougher Penalties for Animal Abuse in Mexico

Al Jazeera

In the past people who abused animals were only fined, but the new law says anyone convicted of intentionally abusing animals can face up to two years in prison.

28Jan2013
Juarez Street Dog Finds New Life in San Diego as Charity Ambassador

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Pancho, a onetime street dog from Ciudad Juarez moved to San Diego last week, launching into his new life as goodwill ambassador for charities along the U.S.-Mexico border.

18Jan2013
Pet Dogs, Cats and Birds Get Church Blessing on Feast Day of Saint Anthony

ITN

Pet owners flocked to a Church in Mexico to have their animals blessed in a special ceremony. The event marks the feast day of Saint Anthony, known as the protector of animals.

12Jan2013
A Heart-Warming Story of Mexico's Dog Lady and the Abused Animals She Lovingly Cares For

Daily Mail UK

Mexico City has a serious stray dog problem, with an estimated five million wild and unwanted animals roaming the streets. A lucky few get a second chance at happy life if they are fortunate enough to find their way to Milagros Caninos, a sanctuary for abused and abandoned dogs.

11Jan2013
Animal Neutering Campaign Ramps Up in Mexico City After Killings

Agence France-Presse

Hundreds of Mexico City residents brought poodles, labradors and chihuahuas to mobile sterilization units as the city stepped up a campaign to reduce the number of street dogs after a string of deadly attacks.

04Jan2013
Thank Mexico City Lawmakers for Establishing Anti-Animal Cruelty Laws

ForceChange

Now that Mexico’s largest city has anti-cruelty legislation, other communities will most likely follow suit. Thank lawmakers for instituting punishments for those who commit crimes against animals.

30Dec2012
Mexico City Steps Up Fight Against Animal Cruelty with New Prison Term Rules

Inquisitr

For years Mexico City considered animal cruelty a civil offense and citizens were punished with fines. All that has changed now that the Mexican capital has approved prison terms for people convicted of hurting animals.

18Nov2012
Here Are Some Tips to Help Make Traveling With Pets Safe and Fun

Care2.com

My two pooches generally travel well and accompany us when we go on vacation, but not all of our past dogs have been as easy. Here are some tips I’ve gathered to help make traveling with pets safe and fun.

16Oct2012
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to the Rescue at Merida's Dogs and Donuts Fair

Care2.com

In the second annual Dogs and Donuts Fair, the beloved rescue group Sanctuary Evolucion had doughnuts flown in all the way from Mexico City.

28Aug2012
Canine Miracles: Dog Receives Prosthetic Legs

Sky News

A dog in Mexico City has received new prosthetic legs after allegedly having his two front legs cut off by members of a criminal gang.


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