We are a non-profit society based in Victoria, B.C. Canada and a business registered with the Canadian government. Dogs are taken into rescue in Guanajuato, Mexico, thoroughly vetted, vaccinated and blood tested, and prepared for adoption. They then travel to British Columbia and are adopted out into loving homes.
History Why Mexican Dogs
In 1999 I visited Central Mexico as a tourist and was shocked, saddened and disgusted by the way animals are commonly mistreated, abused, and ignored. I was further saddened because I felt so helpless to do anything and was at that time considered a “freak” by the locals because I had feelings and cared about the poor souls. I vowed to start helping them. Dead centre Mexico, in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, considered the “jewel of Mexico, I took that vow.
I formed Mex-Can Pet Partners as a non-profit society in B.C. and raised funds to purchased supplies for spay/neuter campaigns held by a local organization, as well as volunteered at the campaigns. Over the years there have been many changes and a marked increase in local people getting involved in animal rescue and animal rights. In 2006 I purchased a home in Guanajuato and the rest is history! People began to anonymously leave dogs at the gate. Of course, I was not there to collect dogs. Sadly, since good homes are very difficult to find locally, I started the transporting of dogs to loving forever homes in Canada.
Don't we have enough dogs in Canada?
Yes, we do! And, as long as breeders continue to supply puppies for the demand of individuals who feel the need to have a pure bred or designer dog, there will always be a surplus of dogs. We would prefer you adopt a homeless dog than fill the pockets of people who produce dogs for a market. We believe all dogs in need are worthy of a good home... including Mexican ones!
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A SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL WINNER ABOUT MEXICO’S DOG OVERPOPULATION AND CRUELTY CRISIS.