Pet of the Week – Maya

Peggy Brackett
By Peggy Brackett July 15, 2020 08:19

Pet of the Week – Maya

Meet Maya

Our featured pet this week is Maya.  This pretty, medium-sized, female, black lab-mix doggy is about a year old.  She was abandoned at the front door of the shelter along with her four puppies that were all tucked inside a cardboard box.  Thankfully Maya and her puppies were in good physical condition.  This is probably another case of a family pet that delivered pups and was then discarded by her owners.

Please, people.  Spay, spay, spay AND neuter, neuter, neuter your pets.  It is not that expensive and it is the only responsible way to stop pet overpopulation.

Maya is a very good mother to her four pups.  She is calm.  As the pups become older, Maya is spending more time away from them.  She is learning to walk well on leash.  Maya does not require a special diet or any medication.  Her four puppies will be completely weaned very soon.  Then Maya will have her spay operation.  No more litters of puppies for our Maya.  Please make a point of visiting Maya, her puppies and all of our other adoptable pets during business hours at the shelter.


Adoptions – Five Dogs and Two Cats – Capitán, Rambo, Dolores, Nascar, Dala – and – Linda and Garfield

This was a FABULOUS week for adoptions.  FIVE dogs and TWO cats found their Forever Homes – including four dogs who have been at the shelter for WAY too long.


Capitán is a four-year-old, black lab mix.  He truly is a Gentle Giant.  Capitán has been at the shelter for 15 months.  It is not clear why he was not chosen because he is such a calm soul.  This week Capitán was adopted by a local family.  They have another dog in the household – a dachshund.  This family lives in a large house.  There are four children that Capitán will have as playmates.



Rambo is a two and a half year-old, black lab mix who has been living at the shelter since October 2019.  He was abandoned at the door of the shelter – skinny and malnourished.  Rambo adapted very well to shelter life.  He has a playful, friendly personality and LOVES to go on walks – always out in front with his regal prance.  This week Rambo found a Forever Home with an older Mazatlán couple.  They already have another large rescue dog named Morgana and wanted to provide a home for another rescue dog.


Dolores first arrived at the shelter in December 2019 – an adolescent, black lab mix puppy.  She was rescued from the streets of Villa Unión – a suburb of Mazatlán on the way to the airport.  Dolores is about a year and a half old.

Nascar, another medium-sized, black lab mix, came to the shelter in March 2020.  He was hit by a car one Sunday morning right outside the shelter door.  His right front leg was injured but Nascar recovered nicely.  He is about two years old.

This week Dolores and Nascar were adopted together by a worker from Loma Linda Park, a recreational facility near the airport.  These two pups will have a large fenced area in which to romp and play.


Dala, who has been at the shelter for about a month, found her Forever Home.  She is a small, female, pit bull mix who was rescued from the streets of Colonia Puesta del Sol.  Dala was adopted by a local family with children.  They arrived at the shelter with their adoption papers complete, and a nice collar and leash.  The children were very kind and affectionate with Dala.  This should be a good match.


Kitten Linda, a black, white and orange calico, was adopted by an older man looking for a small kitten to keep him company.


Finally, kitten Garfield, a yellow tabby kitten, was adopted by a family with two young children.  The two children were very calm and affectionate with this young kitten.


THANK YOU to all of our adoptive families.  You will have many wonderful years with your new furry family members.


Donations – Items for the Bazaar / Thrift Store

This week we received a large donation of clothing, household items, a table and four chairs from Alara and Allan.  Our bazaar still remains closed because of the virus.  Once we open again, we are bursting at the seams with items that have been donated during the past four months that we have not been able to sort, price and put out on display.  It will be time to have a BIG SALE to move some merchandise once the doors are open.



What We Need Most Urgently – Cleaning Products, Cat Kibble and Cat Supplies, Please

Our wish list remains the same nearly every week as the needs for our pets remain the same.  We are requesting donations of bleach, laundry soap and floor cleaning products –  Pinol and Fabuloso – used to keep the shelter clean and virus free.  With our large population of growing kittens, we also need packets of wet food and kitty litter for the cat boxes.  Our ba-zillion cats and kittens also need Purina Cat Chow (Gatos) and Cat Chow (Gatitos), which is specially formulated for kittens.

Thank you for supporting Amigos de los Animales animal shelter.

Please contact the animal shelter during business hours:

Amigos de los Animales
Phone: 669-986-4235

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

Peggy Brackett
By Peggy Brackett July 15, 2020 08:19