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Pet of the Week – Abuelo

Pet of the Week – Abuelo

Meet Abuelo Abuelo, which translates to “Grandfather”, came to us from Copala, a small, old silver mining town located about an hour’s drive northeast of Mazatlán.  A Canadian couple staying at the Riu Hotel took a day trip to Copala and spotted Abuelo.  When the couple returned to town they called the shelter to see

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Pet of the Week – Peludo

Pet of the Week – Peludo

Meet Peludo Peludo, which translates to “Furry”, has been through a marked transformation since his arrival at the animal shelter.   Peludo was first spotted by two of our volunteer dog walkers while walking shelter dogs.  He was hiding in the bushes.  The volunteers finished their walk and returned to the area, but could not find

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Pet of the Week – Kurko

Pet of the Week – Kurko

Meet Kurko Kurko is a handsome Schnauzer mix – about 1 – 2 years old.  He was left tied outside the shelter door one morning with a small bag of food and a note – “The name is Kurko”.  Kurko barked quite mournfully for a day, but has since settled nicely into the shelter.  He

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Pet of the Week-Taco  –  Lily-Adopted!

Pet of the Week-Taco – Lily-Adopted!

Meet Our Older Friends – Taco and Lily None of us are getting any younger, which is true of our canine and feline friends as well.  Many people come to the shelter looking for a puppy or a kitten, but our older animals need Forever Homes, too.  There are many reasons why adopting an older

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Pet of the Week – Bridget

Pet of the Week – Bridget

Meet Bridget Bridget was brought to the shelter by University of Sinaloa students, who found her running loose on Avenida Ejercito Mexicano – one of the busiest roads in Mazatlán.  Bridget was limping noticeably and may have been hit by a vehicle.  The University students took Bridget to a local vet, who examined her and

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Pet of the Week – Vilma – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Vilma – Adopted!

Meet Vilma Vilma was brought to the shelter about a month ago by a family who lives in Colonia Villa Satélite.  She is a one-year old, medium-sized, white doggy now ready for her Forever Home.  Vilma was found running in the streets.  The rescuing family fed her and allowed her to sleep in their garage

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Pet of the Week – Cats in All Sizes and Colors

Pet of the Week – Cats in All Sizes and Colors

Meet Our Cats – Cats in All Sizes and Colors At the animal shelter our population of cats continues to be larger than we would like.  It often happens that one cat will be adopted into its Forever Home one day and the next day someone will leave a box of kittens at the front

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Pet of the Week – Niña – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Niña – Adopted!

Meet Niña Niña was a street dog in a nearby colonia.  A neighborhood woman fed her scraps, but left her outside.  One day the woman noticed Niña walking in a wobbly fashion and that her side was swollen from being hit or kicked.  The woman brought Niña into her house and nursed her back to

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Pet of the Week – Erika – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Erika – Adopted!

Meet Erika Erika came to the shelter a few weeks ago.  She was found tied up outside the building with a plastic cone around her head – obviously someone’s pet at one time.  Erika’s coat was completely matted and she had a severe ear infection and fleas.    Staff and volunteers spent more than an hour

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Pet of the Week – Millie and Mattie – Adopted Together!

Pet of the Week – Millie and Mattie – Adopted Together!

Meet Millie and Mattie The puppy and kitty season is gearing up early this year.  This week we received two additional pairs of puppies. Millie (a little larger) and Mattie (a little smaller) are sibling, terrier-mix puppies – about four months old.  They were brought to the shelter by an elderly man who rescued their

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Pet of the Week – New Litter of Puppies! – All Adopted!

Pet of the Week – New Litter of Puppies! – All Adopted!

Meet Our Latest Litter of Puppies Our latest litter of puppies was brought to the shelter by a man and his son.  They found the six pups tied up in a plastic bag in an area of Colonia Santa Fe where people throw away their garbage.  Thankfully they saw the bag moving and heard the

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Pet of the Week – Blue – Revisited – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Blue – Revisited – Adopted!

Revisiting Blue – A Failed Adoption Late last month we were very excited when Blue was adopted, but less than a week later the woman who adopted Blue brought her back to the shelter.  The reason given was that Blue was alone in the house when someone broke in to steal.  The neighbors told the

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Pet of the Week – Maya – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Maya – Adopted!

Meet Maya   Maya is a recent drop-off at the animal shelter.  She was found on the street by a friend of one of our volunteers.  This woman posted notices about Maya on Facebook, but received no responses.  She already had one dog at home.  Maya and the other pet were not compatible, so she brought

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Pet of the Week – Tomy – Returned to Owners

Pet of the Week – Tomy – Returned to Owners

Meet Tomy Tomy is a handsome pit bull mix – approximately 7 to 9 months old – who does not fit the stereotype for this breed.  Tomy is not aggressive towards people or other dogs and just loves to be petted.  Not much is known about his history.  Tomy was brought to the shelter by

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Pet of the Week – Jacki – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Jacki – Adopted!

Meet Jacki – HOWEVER please note that she was adopted within a day of this post! Well done! Jacki is feeling a little sore now, because she is recovering from her sterilization operation from late last week.  This beautiful girl, with a black and brown brindle coat, came to the shelter on her own a

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