Are the dogs trained?
Our rescues come from a variety of circumstances so their training varies. Our dog trainer assesses new dogs to provide an accurate behavioural assessment and works with the dogs until adopted on basic training, recall and socialisation. He also does agility with the dogs, pack walks and sometimes even bike rides! If you have any questions about a specific dog please don't hesitate to reach out.
Where do your dogs come from?
Our dogs are rescued from dire situations, some come to us as strays and others come from owner/family surrenders. Follow us on facebook to see our rescue stories.
Do you have volunteer opportunities?
Yes! We have lots of opportunities for volunteers both at the shelter, for fostering and fundraising for those of you abroad! Check out our volunteer opportunity page for more information.
What does the adoption fee cover?
Our adoption fees cover the cost of one flight and vet papers required to travel. If more than one flight is needed then the most expensive flight is included. In addition, they cover all the vet care the dog received before being put up for adoption. All dogs fly with their vaccination record book. Each dog travels in a pet carrier, if you wish to keep the pet carrier then an additional fee of $100 will be charged.
What does it cost to adopt a dog?
The adoption costs are 2,000 pesos for Mexican Nationals, 450 dollars Canadian or $400 dollars US for Temporary or Permanent residents living in Mexico, 650 dollars Canadian or 550 US dollars. Don't forget to budget for all the other things your new fur-baby will need.
What countries will you adopt dogs to?
Currently our adoptors are in Mexico, Canada and the USA.
Are the dogs assessed before being put up for adoption?
When we rescue a dog or take a dog in the first thing we do is have them vet checked. As standard all dogs are checked for fleas, ticks, worms, heart worm, parvo virus, distemper, mange, erlichea, and anaemia. The vet also checks their teeth both for health and for getting an indication of age. We provide treatment as needed but all dogs are given vaccinations (including rabies), teeth cleaning (as needed) and spaying or neutering. We also establish whether they are good with other dogs or kids and some dogs work with a trainer.
How will the dog get to me?
If local pickup can be arranged. If its a long distance adoption dogs will fly cabin or cargo (depending on size) with either yourself or a volunteer flight angel.
How long does it take to process my application?
The length of time varies depending on the age of dog, health requirements and travel arrangements. Unfortunately, due to covid the time it is taking to get dogs to their new homes is longer due to flight cancellations, less flights and less passengers.