Pet of the Week – Zuki – Adopted!

Peggy Brackett
By Peggy Brackett February 3, 2019 14:06

Pet of the Week – Zuki – Adopted!

Meet Zuki

Zuki is a tan, Chihuahua-mix female, approximately a year and a half old.  She was surrendered to the shelter by her owner – along with her litter of puppies.  The woman, who lives in Colonia Dorados de Villa, said she did not have enough money to pay for feeding Zuki and the little ones.  Zuki is a healthy mom.  She is very loving with her puppies and with people.  She likes to go for walks.  Zuki is not yet spayed – as she is in the final stages of nursing her pups.  In a few weeks, Zuki will be sterilized and ready to find a loving Forever Home.

Currently there are 3 or 4 of Zuki’s puppies available for adoption – both male and female.  This cute picture is of Pacific Pearle – known as Pearle – one of Zuki’s puppies adopted this week by Cheryl and Larry.  Pearle is settling into her new home beautifully.  Right now she is too young to be spayed.  Pearle will return to the shelter in a few months for her follow-up, sterilization operation.

If you are thinking about adopting a puppy, hurry to the shelter NOW!!  These cuties will find loving Forever Homes very quickly.


Adoptions – Esmeralda, Goliat (Goliath), Rex and one Adult Cat – Mocho Returns Home

In addition to little Pearle, this week three dogs and one adult cat were adopted.

Esmeralda was adopted by a very kind and generous gentleman.  He was captivated by Esmeralda’s character, took her for a walk and decided to give her a permanent home.

Goliat, one of our pit bull mixes, was adopted by a young couple who have the energy to care for this big guy.  Goliat is very strong but has a loving personality and will do well in a home where he is the only dog.

Rex, another one of our pit bull mixes, also found a permanent home this week.  He was adopted by a woman who has a lot of time and enough space to accommodate this strong and energetic dog.

Mocho, a doggy who has been at the shelter and in foster care for about four months, was finally reunited with his family after numerous social media postings about this lost dog.

Happily, one of the adult cats from the Cat Condo was adopted this week.  We still have more than ONE HUNDRED cats at the shelter – in shapes, sizes and colors to suit everyone’s taste.  Come to the shelter during business hours to visit our adoptable dogs and cats.

Lily in Her Doggy Condominium

One of the silent auction items at our Champagne Brunch last week was an elaborate, three-piece, wooden dog house complete with stairs, a sleeping loft and feeding station.  This item was generously donated by Gaby Lira Ontireros.  Here is a photo of Lily – whose owners bought her this grand prize.  Lily is a sweet doggy that was rescued from the animal shelter 3 years ago.  She is about 10 years old and has cataracts in her eyes which limit her vision, but she is still enjoying life in her new digs.


Valerie and Jack Moreau – Matching Contribution

This week the animal shelter received the $10,000 pesos matching funds donated by Valerie and Jack Moreau.  This donation doubles the amount of money available for supplies and building materials to be used to enclose a large barn area at a ranch north of Mazatlán.  Once this is securely enclosed and “furnished” we will relocate many of our sterilized adult cats to the new area – giving them lots of extra living space.

Jack and Valerie are two of the people who founded Amigos de los Animales animal shelter more than twenty years ago.  MUCHAS GRACIAS to them both for their steadfast support over the years.

Mazatlán Rocks the Beach Supports Two Local Charities

Last Monday, several hundred folks enjoyed live music, food and adult beverages in a beautiful setting at this season’s first Mazatlán Rocks the Beach event.  The party was held at SUMBAWA in the Golden Zone on the beach just north of Valentino’s.  Six different bands played and food was available from European Sausage Kitchen.  Volunteers Dale, Grant, Kris and Kenny tirelessly sold 50 / 50 raffle tickets for two different winning draws.  Athina Spa donated a substantial gift certificate for another lucky ticket holder.  Two charities, Amigos de los Animales and Refugio de Mazatlán – a residential home for troubled teenage boys – split half of the raffle ticket sales proceeds.

The next Mazatlán Rocks the Beach party will be held at the same location on Monday, February 18th.  Tickets for this six-hour event are just $250 pesos.  Doors open at 11 a.m. for those who buy tickets prior to the day of the event.  The concert begins at 12:30 p.m.  ADLA and Refugio will once again be selling 50/50 raffle tickets to benefit these charities.  For more information, including ticket sales locations, please visit

What We Need Most Urgently

This week we need dry food for our kittens – Purina Cat Chow (Gatitos).  Dry food for kittens has a higher percentage of protein and fat than adult dry cat food.  This kibble is available at any of the supermarkets, Walmart or Sam’s Club.

Thank you for supporting the work of the animal shelter.



Please contact the shelter during business hours:

Amigos de los Animales
Phone: 669-986-4235

Shelter Hours:
Monday – Friday – 11am-2pm and 4-7pm
Saturday – 11am-2pm
Bicentenario Juarez #3
Colonia Francisco Villa (Colonia Pancho Villa)
Mazatlán, MX 82190

Peggy Brackett
By Peggy Brackett February 3, 2019 14:06