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Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals is a group of dedicated and passionate volunteers who are committed to the well-being of the homeless pets staying at the local animal shelter.

We rely strictly on donations to provide food and medicine to the animals in the care of the shelter.

Donations of supplies or in the form of cash are much appreciated.

We need volunteers, foster homes, and donations of food, supplies & equipment.

Visit some of our current adoptable animals here.

There are many ways to help…


Thank you for considering volunteering for the Puerto Vallarta Animal Shelter. We value your interest and appreciate that you want to make a difference for animals in our community. By volunteering at the shelter you can add to the quality of animals’ lives and enhance the quality of your life too!

The gift of your time and friendship means so much to the animals while they wait patiently for their forever homes. We need volunteers to:

  • Walk and socialize the dogs or cuddle and play with the cats.
  • Assist with adoption events by transporting animals to the venue.
  • Take photographs of the shelter animals for this website. Showing an animal in her best light can make a big difference in becoming adopted.
Click the button above to make a donation to the Friends of the Puerto Vallarta Animals PayPal account, or click on the image below to donate a Kuranda bed.


Donations of cat/kitten and dog/puppy food are greatly needed. The shelter relies entirely on donations to feed its resident animals. Medicine such as antibiotics and vaccines are also needed.

Donate a Bed

Consider donating a Kuranda bed for a shelter dog to sleep on. Kuranda beds are durable, easy to clean and keep our dogs off of the cold cement floor. Click on the Kuranda bed icon on to purchase a bed.


Sometimes a shelter environment is not the best place for very young or sick and injured animals. Consider helping a vulnerable or special needs pet get the special attention and care she deserves. Foster homes are needed in the Puerto Vallarta area as well as in Edmonton and Calgary areas.

Last updated: September 27, 2019 · Charity ID: 314

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FUN-Raiser to Save the Dogs & Cats of Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

We are happy to let you know that we decided to begin the party of the year at 6:00 pm to allow you to enjoy all of Yvonneka's annual "Fun-Raiser" event on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

FUN-Raiser to Save the Dogs & Cats of Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

We cordially invite you to our incredible party Saturday, December 15, 2018. It will be the fourth edition of our Save and Protect the many stray dogs and cats of Puerto Vallarta.

Frida the Rescue Dog Honored With Statue for Earthquake Rescues


When Mexico was hit with back-to-back earthquakes in September, Frida the rescue dog became a symbol of hope. The 7-year-old Marina labrador saved 12 people from the rubble last year. Now, the heroic canine has a statue in her likeness in Puebla.

Bingo for Cause and Paws at Emotion Casino PV


If you are an animal lover and enjoy the excitement of Bingo games, we hope you'll join us on Friday, August 18 from 7:00 until 9:00 pm at Emotion Casino in Puerto Vallarta.

SPCA-PV News & Tips: You Know It's Hot When Even Your Dog Starts to Melt


The debate has raged on in the scientific community for years about whether animals especially dogs and cats have real emotion.

First Mass Free Pet Sterilization in Puerto Vallarta Exceeds Expectations

Vallarta Opina

It should be noted that the sterilization of dogs and cats is the only humanitarian way to end the overpopulation of animals.

First Mass Free Sterilization Clinic in Puerto Vallarta for Dogs & Cats

Vallarta Opina

The First Mass Free Pet Sterilization Campaign is designed to sterilize 300 dogs and cats, both male and female.

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.

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.

Unleash Your Fiesta at Animal Party 3 Fundraiser for Puerto Vallarta's City Pound

Cassandra Shaw Jewelry

If you've ever been to a Señor Frog's, anywhere around the world, you already know that it is a place where people of all backgrounds hang together, dance, sing and basically act the way they want without worrying about silly rules and regulations.

FUN-Raiser to Save the Dogs & Cats of Puerto Vallarta at Casa Yvonneka

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

This year we will host a special FRIDA theme. Show us your BEST spirit of Frida Kahlo while you dance and dine under the stars.

Spend Saturday Mornings 'Walking the Dog' with Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals

Friends of the PV Animals

Our group of volunteers meet every Saturday at 9:30 am by the front doors of Costco and travel to the Centro de Control Animal Shelter of Puerto Vallarta.

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.

10 Places to Enjoy with Your Pets in Puerto Vallarta

Vallarta-Nayarit Blog

Puerto Vallarta keeps the title as the friendliest city in the world by expanding the options for travelers with pets. Restaurants, hotels and recreational spots, galleries and many more welcome pets to join the fun with their human buddies.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit


A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Dinner Theater, Live Concerts, Charity Bingo, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Southside Shuffle, Fundraisers, Murder Mystery Dinner Show, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

Paws for the Cause 3rd Annual Fundraiser by Friends of PV Animals

Friends of the PV Animals

We hope you will join us on Wednesday, March 2 from 6:00 until 10:00 pm at the awesome Puerto Vallarta Food Park. We are so excited to partner with the Food Park for this great cause.

Help Us Build a Dog Training Centre at the Puerto Vallarta Pound

Friends of the PV Animals

If you are visiting Puerto Vallarta this winter and would like to learn more about the Puerto Vallarta city animal shelter, we invite you to join us by volunteering for a half-day!

First Edition of RisingHop Beer, Food and Fun Festival in Puerto Vallarta


From 11:00 am until 11:00 pm on November 20 and 21 you will enjoy amazing craft beer, delicious food, lots or art and entertainment for your family and friends.

Tourist Interaction with Local Communities Spurs Giving, Survey Finds

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

More than half of American travelers said they did volunteer work or donated to a cause at a destination they visited within the last two years, according to Tourism Cares.

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.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit


A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Theater Shows, Movie Screenings, Fundraisers, Chamber Orchestra, Culinary & Art Fest, IFC Home Tours, Magic of Dance, Driving Miss Daisy, Martial Arts, Nicklaus Golf Tournament, Farmers Markets almost every day, and so much more.

Third Annual Fundraiser to Save the Dogs & Cats of Puerto Vallarta

Casa Yvonneka

What a great combination having a wonderful night under the stars while supporting the very needy animals of Puerto Vallarta. Join us at Casa Yvonneka on Sunday, March 29.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit


A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Theater Shows, Movie Screenings, Fundraisers, Film Fest, Whodunit Mystery Theater, What a Drag, Children's Circus, Paws for the Cause, Chamber Orchestra, Farmers Markets almost every day, and so much more.

2nd Annual Paws for the Cause Fundraiser for Puerto Vallarta Animals

Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals

Please join Friends of PV Animals at our 2nd Annual "Paws for the Cause" fundraising event on Sunday, March 22 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at Eddie's on the River. The event will feature a delicious BBQ, silent auction, raffles and LIVE music.

Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals Asks for Help to Build a New Dog Shelter

Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals

It's time for us to really make a difference for the resident animals by building a new shelter area on a piece of adjoining land. This would help us to prevent the spread of disease and allow the dogs to exercise and play.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit


Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week. Senator Tom Hayden is in town, Paws for the Cause and Children with Cancer fundraisers, Alberto Mejia in Concert, Mass Appeal theater event, and a lot more.

'Paws For The Cause' Fundraiser at Coco's Kitchen

Friends of the PV Animals

All proceeds from the Fundraiser on February 19 will go towards helping the stray and abandoned animals of Puerto Vallarta, including the Centro de Acopio Animal Pound. Join us for a fabulous 3 course dinner and silent auction.

Holiday Bed Drive - Give the Gift of Comfort to a Homeless Animal in PV

Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals

This year, Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals is introducing our first ever Holiday Bed Drive! The season of giving is not only for fellow humans, but also for the less fortunate animals that are in the care of shelters over the holidays.

TVC's Coverage of Adopta Campaign in Puerto Vallarta to Reach Millions


The goal of finding forever homes for at least 20 dogs and cats was met as well as raising awareness about the importance of families to care for and respect their companion animals in being responsible owners.

Adopt-a-Pet Campaign Broadcasts on TVC Networks

TVC Networks Press Conference

The first televised event of the Adopta project in Puerto Vallarta will take place at the Agustin Flores Contreras Sports Stadium on Saturday, September 7. Future events will be broadcast on the various TVC Networks' channels.

Urgent Help Needed for Puerto Vallarta's Acopio Animal Shelter

Friends of the Acopio Animal Shelter

The Acopio is in dire need of work in the quarantine area. The quarantine area is vital to the health of the animals as it provides a safe place to keep the new arrivals before they join the general population.

PEACEAnimals Needs Volunteers and Donations


Gretchen of PEACEAnimals in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay reports on the ongoing activities of the free Mobile Spay & Neuter Clinic and how they can use your help in continuing to help the animals.

A Growing List of Charities Needing Assistance in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit


Because of the overwhelming response from our local charities in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay about their needs for help and volunteers, we have put together a summary of how you can help.

News About PEACEAnimals, Formerly Known as Ayuda a Los Animales


Thanks to Gretchen DeWitt and all the support, donations and volunteers, the "help the animals" program will continue in the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit areas with the mobile spay & neuter clinics, adoptions and more.

News from Banderas Bay Help the Animals Program

Ayuda a Los Animales

There are enough funds for one more Spay/Neuter Clinic. Please help support our clinics - they cannot continue without your donations. We very much appreciate all the generous donations we are receiving to continue this needed program.

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.

First Adopton 2013 For Vallarta Animal Rescue Groups

Paraiso Felino

The rescue groups will be at the Presidencia Municipal on February 16 with adoptable animals and information about their group, how to adopt, where to sterilize, and of course will receive donations of money, food, towels, litter, medicine and other needed items.

Improvements Taking Place in Vallarta's Animal Shelter

PV Mirror

A couple of months ago, a group of friends and I decided that it was time we did something to help out our local animal shelter. It has been practically abandoned for years and the animals there were living in very poor conditions.

International Homeless Animals' Day

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.

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.

Unwanted Street Dogs in Mexico Welcome in Canada

Al Jazeera

Mexico has a serious overpopulation of street dogs, a problem that repeated sterilization campaigns have not been able to fix. But now comes a radical new idea - an international refugee program for pets.

A Rescue Dog Named Frida Has Become a National Hero in Mexico

PRI’s The World

Photos of Frida wearing her special protective goggles or “doggles,” a vest and boots have been making the rounds all over Mexico and even the world.

Rescue Dog Hailed as Hero After Joining Search for Mexico Earthquake Survivors


A Labrador has become the poster child of rescue efforts in the central Mexico earthquake, after it joined the search for survivors of the natural disaster.

Police ’Porn Dogs’ Sniff Out Crimes Against Children


It’s a ruff job, but someone’s got to do it. New sniffer dog units, dubbed “electronic-detection forensic K-9,” are being used by U.S. police officers to sniff out pedophiles’ secret stashes of child porn.

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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


“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.

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.

3D Printed Limbs Help Rescued Wild Animals & Pets

National Geographic

Sao Paulo dentist Paolo Miamoto may be known for fixing human teeth, but he is perhaps most proud of giving Vitoria the goose her smile back.

Humane Society International Mounting an Attack on Dogfighting in Mexico

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.

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.

Dog in Mexico Receives 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

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.

Animals Head to Church in Mexico City to be Blessed


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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Introducing, A New Platform Benefiting Homeless Dogs


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.

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.

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


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.

'Baja 34 Rescue' Project Saves 34 Homeless Animals

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

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


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.

Mass Killing of Dogs at Hands of 'Mataperros' Alarms Hermosillo Residents

Latin Dispatch

More than 60 dogs - many of them pets - have been poisoned to death in the last few weeks in the Mexican city of Hermosillo, leading to demands for an inquiry from animal rights activists.

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.

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


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

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


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.

Citizens Are Fighting Animal Cruelty in Latin America, One Tweet at a Time

Agence France-Presse

The network of organizations fighting the phenomenon is small and underfunded. But social media is changing that, said Cynthia Dent, executive director for the Humane Society International in Latin America.

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


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.

Saving Mexico's Canine Pilgrims from the Christians


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.

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.

How to Train Your Dog - The Navy Seal Way

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

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


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

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.

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!

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


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.

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.

Already Went Swimming with Dolphins? Now You Should Go Dancing with Wolves


Little Red Riding Hood was wrong - at least according to the owner of the Seacrest Wolf Preserve in Florida, where for a $25 fee, humans get to hang out with a pack of wild dogs.

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.

Paralyzed Dog Abandoned in Mexico Gets New Life


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

Soaring Medication Costs Driving US Pet Owners to Mexico Seeking Bargains


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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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


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

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.

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.

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.

Candigato Morris Calls For Protests Against Taxes on Pet Food in Mexico

Latinos Post

Morris has kept his word not to abandon politics and has started a campaign through his Facebook page, where he asks pet owners to join civil organizations to protest in favor of animals against the tax on pet food.

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.

Bullfighting, Dog Fighting, Cockfighting Banned in Veracruz, Mexico

Opposing Views

Veracruz has become the most recent city in Mexico to update its Animal Welfare Code to ban bullfighting. The city will now also address other blood sports that have long been accepted, and his new legislation will end the traditional festivals that offered animal fighting as entertainment.

Vegan Hiker Makes 2,655 Mile Trek From Mexico to Canada to Support Mercy for Animals

The Ski Channel

June 10, 2013, marked the starting point for Josh Garrett’s journey across the 2,655-mile Pacific Crest Trail – a grueling path from Mexico to Canada.

Dog Fashion Show Brings Out Mexico Prime Pooches


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.

Animal Welfare, Human Welfare Linked

Jane Addams Hull House Association

Social services are usually thought of as pertaining to humans only. But investing in services to those in need can also help animals.

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