Pet of the Week – Paquita – Adopted!

Peggy Brackett
By Peggy Brackett December 16, 2019 11:43

Pet of the Week – Paquita – Adopted!

Meet Paquita

Little Miss Paquita is a small, tan and white, female, Chihuahua mix – about a year and a half old.  This little beauty was abandoned at the door of the animal shelter.  She was obviously someone’s pet.  She was left in a carboard box lined with blankets.  She quickly escaped from the box and was found sitting on the sidewalk, attached to the window slats by a wire tied to her collar, waiting for someone to rescue her.

Paquita is in heat, which might explain why her owners ditched her at the front door.

Paquita is extremely friendly and affectionate.  She loves receiving attention from staff and volunteers.  She is healthy and requires no special diet or medications.  Once Paquita finishes her heat cycle, she will be spayed and ready to find a safe, Forever Home with some very lucky family.  If you are searching for a small, friendly pup, Paquita might just be the pet for you.

Adoptions – Pancho, Paloma, Nube, Diva, Suave and Amazona

This was a wonderful week for adoptions.  SIX of our shelter doggies found their Forever Homes.  Thanks SO MUCH to the staff and students who worked tirelessly at the Adoption Fair on Sunday.  This resulted in the adoption of FOUR dogs – several of whom have been at the shelter for way too long.

Pancho is one of the doggies featured in our Twelve Days of Christmas Adoption Campaign.  Pancho is a senior dog – a neutered male, approximately 7 to 8 years of age.  But his age doesn’t slow him down. Pancho loves to go for a walk and has a lot of energy.  We were especially happy that Pancho found his Forever Homes this week, because he has been at the shelter for months.  Pancho was adopted by a family of four – mom, dad and two young children.  Pancho will receive a lot of attention in his new home.

Paloma, which translates to Dove, was adopted for a second time this week by a young man who loved her personality.  When Paloma first arrived at the shelter, she was very timid around people.  Now she has a lot of energy and is very playful.  Palmona was adopted on a trial basis, but her new owner quickly decided to make the adoption permanent.

Nube, which translates to “Cloud”, was left at the shelter door along with her NINE puppies – eight of whom survived.  Nube successfully raised her pups until it was time for them to thrive on their own.  After her hard work, this week Nube found her own Forever Home.  She was the first to be adopted at the Adoption Fair by a young woman who saw Nube’s profile on-line.  She also learned more about Nube from the student volunteers at the Fair.  After all of the positive comments about Nube, this young woman and her mother decided to have Nube join their family.

Diva was abandoned at the shelter door one Sunday morning about six months ago – covered in ticks and fleas.  She had obviously had puppies – possibly more than one litter.  After time spent at the shelter, Diva evolved into a docile, loving pet.  At the Adoption Fair she was adopted by a family that already has another doggy at home.  This is a trial adoption for Diva, as she must be able to play nicely with her new sibling before she will be permanently accepted into her Forever Home.

Suave, which translates to Soft, is another dog abandoned at the door of the shelter.  He is medium-sized, male, terrier-mix with a quiet personality.  After a good bath and haircut, Suave is a handsome boy.  At the Adoption Fair, Suave was chosen by a young man who spent a lot of time walking with him around the park.  He found Suave to be playful, but obedient, and chose to adopt him and to give Suave a safe, Forever Home.

Amazona was abandoned and found in the courtyard of a home in Fraccionamiento Pradera Dorada.  She was brought to the shelter by a neighbor who knew the dog was homeless.  Amazona was extremely timid when she arrived at the shelter.  She also had skin issues that were treated with medications.  Amazona is still quite shy.  At the Adoption Fair she was chosen by a family with 3 children.  Hopefully they will have the patience and kindness to help Amazona blossom in her new home.


Thanks to all of the families who opened their homes and adopted these deserving street dogs.  And thanks to the students, staff and other volunteers, who donated food and supplies and who spent a long afternoon on Sunday helping to find loving homes for these doggies




This week a donation of $1,336 pesos was made by Team Cool – the amount of their winnings from the Thursday night Trivia Night contest at Veintiocho Food & Drink in the Golden Zone.  This amount is enough to pay for several sterilization operations, which will keep dozens of unwanted animals from being born on the streets of Mazatlan.  Come on down to Veintiocho on Thursdays to show your skill at Trivia.  It’s a fun way to spend an evening and you, too, might decide to donate your winnings to a worthy cause.



Monday Happy Hour BINGO at Friends Diner in the Golden Zone – 3:30 p.m.

Amigos de los Animales animal shelter hosts a weekly BINGO game every Monday at Friends Diner in the Golden Zone.  The games begin at 3:30 p.m.  This time coincides with Friends’ Happy Hour (3:30 – 5:30 p.m.) with special pricing on most drinks.  The cost per BINGO card is $50 pesos.  There are four “regular” games.  Then there is a final, Blackout game for an additional cost of $50 pesos per BINGO card.  Friends Diner is located in the Golden Zone – #300 Laguna.  This is one block west (towards the ocean) from Panama Restaurant and then 50 feet south on Laguna.  The telephone number is 913-6066.  Happy Hour at Friends is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.  Come enjoy an adult beverage or two and dinner, while supporting a very worthy cause.

Annual Champagne Brunch Fund Raiser – January 26, 2020

Don’t forget our annual Champagne Brunch fundraiser.  Amigos de los Animales is pleased to announce that our annual Champagne Brunch will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020, starting at 9:00 a.m.  This year the Brunch will be held at Marina El Cid Beach Club.  This is El Cid’s beautiful event center located on the beach peninsula just north of Marina El Cid hotel and south of La Marina Yacht and Tennis condominium complex.  From the north end you can drive directly to the venue.  If you choose to enter from Marina El Cid hotel, you can take the (FREE) five-minute, water taxi ride to the event center – which is kind of a fun way to start the day.

This annual event is more than an ordinary brunch.  Our event features a tasty buffet with many hot and cold food choices, unlimited mimosas (sparkling wine and orange juice) and a Silent Auction with dozens of items to bid on.  In addition, there will be raffles for two booze baskets and a separate 50/50 raffle draw, where the winning ticket holder takes home half of the pot of pesos.

The cost for a ticket is $500 pesos until December 31st and $550 pesos thereafter.  There are only 230 tickets available at this smaller venue, so buy yours early and save some pesos.  All proceeds benefit Amigos de los Animales, Mazatlán’s Humane Society.

Tickets are available from:

-Peggy – Wednesday Food and Craft Market at La Catrina restaurant in Sabalo Country from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.  – OR – at First Friday Artwalk at El Recreo from 4 to 7 p.m. – OR – email;

-Valerie (El Cid area) – 669-913-3630;

-Lila (El Centro area) – 669-441-7798 or email;

-Nancy (El Centro area) – 669-446-5243;

-ADLA Animal Shelter during business hours – telephone 669-986-4235.

Monday- Friday – 11 to 2 and 4 to 7; Saturday from 11 to 2.  Bicentenario Juarez #3, Colonia Francisco Villa.

See you there.

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 – Friday, December 16 – 20, the truck will be in Colonia Salvador Allende  – Calle Emiliano Zapata Street at the basketball court.  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.

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 16, 2019 11:43