Pet of the Week – Charm – Adopted!

Peggy Brackett
By Peggy Brackett January 28, 2020 17:19

Pet of the Week – Charm – Adopted!

Meet Charm

This week our featured pet is Charm.  She is a female pup – about a year old.  She is medium-sized and has a pretty brownish auburn-colored coat.  Charm was rescued in Colonia 20 de Noviembre.  At the time, she was in heat and surrounded by eight male dogs.  Our volunteer was able to grab Charm and to separate her from the other dogs after having chased her through several streets of the colonia.  She loaded Charm into her vehicle and brought her to the animal shelter.

Charm is in good physical condition.  She has a shy personality and is a bit suspicious of the dogs and people around her, which seems perfectly reasonable given the conditions under which she was rescued.    Charm does not require a special diet or any medication.  Once she finishes her heat cycle and is more relaxed at the shelter, she will have her sterilization operation.  She would do best is a quiet environment where she will be safe from the worries of the canine world.

Adoptions – Mister, Paquito, Sierra and Kitty Moti

This week three dogs and one kitty found their Forever Homes.  Pancho, a doggy that was previously adopted, was returned to the shelter.


Mister is a medium-sized, white, male, boxer dog with a smattering of black markings.  Although he is quiet and affectionate, his chances of being adopted were not high.  Mister is a senior doggy – about ten years old.  He was abandoned at the door of the shelter for reasons unknown.  This week a young man came to the shelter saying that he wanted to help a dog that had very little chance of being adopted.  This generous man was introduced to Mister and decided that he was just the right doggy to take home.


Paquito is a small, Chihuahua mix doggy.  His new owner understood that Paquito had been hit by a car.  She wanted to take him home and care for him while Paquito was still recovering from this accident.  Paquito will thrive in this loving environment.

Sierra is a very playful and charismatic doggy.  She was chosen by a young man who liked her energy.  He wanted a companion to take running along the beach and he chose Sierra.


One of our adult cats, Moti, found his Forever Home.  Moti was chosen by a kind gentleman because he ran to the door as soon as his new owner approached the Cat Condominium enclosure.  Step right up and get adopted.

We wish the best of luck to all of our new adoptive families.



Champagne Brunch 2020 – A Very Successful Job Well Done!!

What could be finer than sipping champagne on a Sunday morning at a beautiful beach setting while supporting a worthy cause??  We would like to thank everyone who made Sunday’s Champagne Brunch fundraiser such a big success.  At Marina El Cid’s Beach Club events center, more than 200 animal shelter supporters ate, drank, purchased auction items and donated to our special projects.

At this year’s event, our Special Project donations raised enough money to pay for the addition of FIVE new kennels at the shelter – allowing us to help even more street animals.  We received matching funds of $10,000 pesos from a generous, anonymous donor.  With the total money collected, we will begin immediately to construct the new cages.

Thanks to all of the restaurants, businesses and individuals who donated items for our auctions and donation boxes.  Thanks to those who bought tickets and attended the affair. Thanks to shelter staff and volunteers who worked tirelessly to pull this event together.  Marina El Cid provided a beautiful location, great service and tasty food.  Their service staff did an exceptional job.  In addition to paying for the new kennels, the money raised at this annual fund raiser should be enough to cover four or five months of operating expenses for the shelter.  Thank you one and all.

Mazatlán Rocks the Beach – Music and Charitable Giving

Thanks also goes to the people who attended Monday’s Mazatlán Rocks the Beach day-long concert at Sumbawa – the open-air venue on the beach just north of Valentino’s.  Seven talented bands provided a variety of music.  European Sausage Kitchen provided the food.  Three local non-profit organizations, Refugio Mazatlán, the Vineyard Church and Amigos de los Animales, benefitted from money collected from the sale of 50/50 raffle tickets and other donations.

Don’t miss the next Mazatlán Rocks the Beach party, which will be held on Monday, March 2nd – same time and same place.  Tickets, which cost just $250 pesos each, are on sale at the Pacific Pearl Office, Mazatlán Book Store, Surf’s Up, European Sausage Kitchen and Macaws Bistro.

A Reminder – Thunder Shirt – Special Pricing

A reminder that we have Thunder Shirts on sale at the animal shelter.  Living in Mazatlán is a noisy proposition – even more so during the upcoming Carnaval celebration.  For the next month, Amigos de los Animales is offering special pricing on Thunder Shirts – just $200 pesos – with sizes available from XXS to XXL.  If you aren’t familiar with Thunder Shirts, please visit their website.  There are also numerous videos on youtube demonstrating their benefits.  Basically, a Thunder Shirt “swaddles” a doggy and reduces anxiety during stressful, noisy situations.   Results vary from dog to dog, but there have been some miracle cures from anxious behavior with the proper use of a Thunder Shirt.

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 January 28, 2020 17:19