Mexican Street Dogs, My Favorite Breed
by David Ellison
Life is always full of surprises, ever leading me to experiences, people, and places I never could have imagined. In fact, just four years ago, I’d not even contemplated the prospect of retiring in Mexico, but here I am.
Similarly, I was deathly allergic to dogs when I grew up. Now I am a volunteer shift-leader here at SOS Chapala DOG Rescue, hugging all sorts of canines, large and small, short-haired and long. And, while I used to have no patience for Chihuahuas or Pit Bulls, now they’re among my favorites. Go figure...
Dog of Week
by Edgar Antonio
Looking for a big hairy lover boy with piercing blue eyes? Panda is your man! Panda is the quintessential gentle giant who so very much wants to have a home again. Panda was one-half of a very bonded pair, but his girlfriend Paloma was recently adopted. Hooray for Paloma, but boohoo for
Panda. Like so many previous family dogs who find themselves turned out into the street through no fault of his own, Panda has struggled somewhat to adjust to life in a kennel. He stares longingly at all passersby, and vocalizes his frustration at being penned up. When he is taken out for a walk though, he snuggles happily with his walker. He’s not a puller when on leash, which is a nice feature in a giant dog!
Panda seems to be a mélange of European high-country breeds such as Bernese Mountain Dog, Great Pyrenees ...