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Rescued dogs are accepted exclusively from the Chapala Department of Ecology
​A Reluctant Flight Angel's Tale of
Happy Tails

by David Ellison

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We have more than 70 dogs at SOS Chapala DOG Rescue, and at least 40 more waiting to get in. We can’t build new kennels fast enough. Meanwhile, U.S. Northwest and Canada has few dogs, but many individuals and families longing to

adopt one. It’s a basic challenge of supply and demand. If we can just get travelers who are flying from Guadalajara to these places anyway to agree to shepherd our dogs north with them, to be “flight angels,” everyone will win, especially the hapless, lovable dogs. ...

​Mexican Street Dogs, My Favorite Breed

by David Ellison

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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...

Adoptable Dogs
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Rescued is our favorite dog breed!
Tattle Tails
SOS Tattle Tails Page

For Mexican nationals with limited means, free spay/neuter and assistance with emergency veterinary care is available

​Free
​​Spay/Neuter
Cats & Dogs

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Upcoming Events

May 9, 2021 (Sunday) - Please join us at the Centro Laguna Mall in Ajijic between 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM to meet some of our dogs and puppies, and to learn more about what we do to help abandoned and mistreated dogs find new homes.