Pet of the Week – Mister – Adopted!

Peggy Brackett
By Peggy Brackett December 2, 2019 11:37

Pet of the Week – Mister – Adopted!

Meet Mister

Mister is a medium-sized, white, male, boxer pup with a smattering of black markings.  He is a senior doggy – about ten years old.  He was found tied up outside the shelter.  Mister is calm and very affectionate.  His stubby tail is always wagging when greeting staff and volunteers.  Mister does not require any medications or a special diet.  He will have his neutering operation and be ready to find a loving Forever Home with a kind family.



Adoptions – Doggy Madonna and Kitty Atomic

This week just one doggy and one kitty found Forever Homes.

Madonna is a beautiful, medium-sized, female, white doggy with brown and black markings.  She is about two years old.  Madonna was dropped off outside the shelter door one morning before the facility was open.  She was VERY PREGNANT when she arrived.  After being at the shelter for just three days, Madonna gave birth to 3 puppies – all of which have been adopted.  Madonna has been at the shelter about six months.  This week she was adopted into a family with a young, energetic son.  Madonna was super excited to go home with her new family.

Kitten, Atomica, is the first pet adopted from our Twelve Days of Christmas Adoption Campaign.  Visit our Facebook page to see the featured animals for this project.

Atomica is a male, yellow tabby cat – about 2 ½ months old.  As a tiny kitten he was brought to the shelter with his mom by a woman living in Colonia Valle Dorado.  This woman has several pets of her own and people sometimes drop animals off at her house without asking permission.  This week Atomica was adopted by a man and his son, who saw Atomica’s story on our Facebook page.

Thank you to all of our adoptive families.


This week we received a large donation of food and cleaning supplies from Mike – a new volunteer, who is helping to walk dogs at the shelter.  Thank you, Mike, for your donation and for your help with exercising the doggies.

We also received the donation of a mini-refrigerator from some students at Universidad TecMilenio.  This donation helped them fulfill their requirement for community service hours, which is part of their university curriculum.



Pacific Pearle – An Adoption Success Story

Amigos de los Animales was formed in Mazatlán in the early 1990’s – more than 25 years ago.  We rarely take time to reflect on the THOUSANDS of dogs and cats that have benefitted from the dedicated work of our staff and volunteers during the past two and a half decades.  Our focus is on the homeless dogs that are abandoned at the shelter door; the baby kittens and puppies that are dropped off without their mothers to care for them; the necessity of maintaining a clean and safe environment free of disease and parasites; or completing the logistics for the next fundraiser that will provide money to meet expenses for a few weeks or months.  Any animal shelter is a lousy business model.  The rescued dogs and cats cannot get jobs to generate income to pay for their room and board.  At times the never-ending need can be discouraging.

But let’s take a moment to reflect on the successful adoption story of Pacific Pearle.

Pearle arrived at the animal shelter in January 2019 as a tiny puppy.  She was surrendered to the shelter along with her mother, Zuki, and her littermates.  Their owner said she did not have enough money to pay for feeding Zuki and her litter of pups.  Pearle was one lucky pup as she was very quickly adopted by Cheryl and Larry – two super volunteers for the animal shelter.  She was six weeks old and weighed just 3 ½ pounds.  Cheryl fell in love with Pearle’s tri-colored face and curled tail.  She was named Pacific Pearle as a tribute to her birth city of Mazatlán.  Pearle is a mixture of breeds but may have some Rat Terrier in her lineage.

Pearle is now fully grown and weighs about 17 pounds.  She has long legs, runs very fast and can jump high.  She loves to go on walks and romp and play with her adopted sister, Frida K – another doggy rescued from the streets of Mazatlán.  These two pals are international travelers – dividing their time between homes in Mazatlán and the States.

Owner Cheryl writes, “We cannot imagine our lives without our Pacific Pearle.  Adopting her through ADLA was easy and taking her home with us to the United States was easy as well.  I recommend adopting a “rescue fur baby” as opposed to buying a “show breed” dog!”

Please visit the animal shelter and get to know our adoptable dogs and cats.  Maybe you will find your own “Pearle” to bring light and love into your life.


Mazatlán’s FREE Spay and Neuter Truck – Programa Pro-Sanidad Mazatlán – Location and Services Provided

Each week a mobile truck funded by the city of Mazatlán travels to a different colonia to provide FREE spay and neuter services.  This week on Monday – Wednesday, December 2 – 4, the truck will be in Colonia Francisco I. Madero at CEDECOM (Centro de Desarrollo Comunitario) located on Calle Plan de Guadalupe between Gustavo Madero and Plutarco Elías.  The hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

The veterinary services provided include sterilization services for dogs and cats – both male and female animals; anti-rabies vaccinations; deworming of cats and dogs; and medicine for flea and tick control.

The location of the truck changes weekly and can be found on their Facebook page: Mazatlán -710138112381188/

There is also information available in English and Spanish about preparing your pet – for example, restricting access to food and water several hours before surgery.  Please share this information with friends and neighbors who might benefit from this FREE service.

What We Need Most Urgently

Food, please – and litter boxes for our cats.  Our cats eat Purina Gatina, which comes in a red bag.  Our kittens eat Purina Cat Chow Gatitos (kittens), which comes in a blue bag.  Our puppies eat Purina Campeon Cachorros (puppies), which also comes in a red bag.

Thank you for supporting the animal shelter.

Please contact the animal 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 December 2, 2019 11:37