Adopt Lovely Lizette

Adopt Lovely Lizette

9 August 2010 Animals in the Yucatan 0

Lovely Lizette is Looking for a Home

This little dog was found  running down the middle of Calle 68 at 9:00 at night.  She would have been a meat pie for sure if she wasn't picked up, as she was so frazzled, she wouldn't get out of the middle of the street.

She has been named Lizette after her foster mom, but she can only keep her for 2 weeks, so we need to find her a permanent home.

Lizette is slightly built and will not be a big dog as she is almost full grown now.  She is 7-8 months and she weighs about 10 pounds. What a perfect little dog! She is small enough to be easy to carry and travel with, and yet has the great, big, wonderful heart of a Yucatecan malix! And look at those ears!

Want to see Lizette in action? Check out Lizette's video!

If you want to adopt Lizette, call
Jill Benson at
Evolución, Albergue y Santuario
at 9991-43-47-11 or email

Are you Crazy about Pit Bulls?

People in the know KNOW that pit bulls are some of the sweetest dogs around. This three year old, named Molly, is looking for a home. She may not be the prettiest dog you've ever seen, but what she lacks in looks, she makes up in sweetness.

You can see Molly in action in her video here. You can read about Pit Bull Personality Traits here.

If you want to adopt Molly, call Jill Benson at
Evolución, Albergue y Santuario
at 9991-43-47-11 or email

Please Support Yucatan's Independently-Run Animal Shelters

Here are the two animal shelters in Merida that are mentioned above. If you want a new dog, please look here first. If you have lost a dog, look here first as well.

If you have found a dog you cannot keep, please contact them for instructions. If they are able to give the dog a temporary home, they will. We encourage you to be generous with a donation when you bring them a stray dog.

If you are visiting Merida and want to take a dog home, please know that this is NOT difficult and they can help!

For information about the situation of companion animals in Mexico, go to Companions to None.

Evolución, Albergue y Santuario (Shelter and Sanctuary)

Evolución is located in Uman, south of Merida. Sylvia runs this large enclosed shelter like a bed & breakfast for dogs, giving them lots of space to roam free. Jill Benson helps out and will be the one talking to you if you wish to adopt a dog. Evolución has events, like dog baths, that you can participate in if you want to visit the dogs. Just give them a call! If you don't see a pet you like on these pages, give Evolución a call and arrange to visit to find your perfect companion.
Email: (replies will be in English)
Phone: 9991-43-47-11

AFAD - Albergue Franciscano de Animal Desprotegido

Franciscan Shelter for Unprotected Animals (ask for Lidia, who understands English) AFAD has these dogs and more at their shelter in north Merida, just off the Periferico on the way to Cholul. They think it is very important that, if you want to adopt a dog or cat, you come and meet with them at the shelter. AFAD is very careful about the families that they allow to adopt dogs, and the conditions that the dogs will be kept in on a daily basis. If you know that you will give a dog a loving home for the rest of its natural life, please visit AFAD to find the dog that it is just right for you!

AFAD is only open Saturdays and Sundays between 11 am and 2 pm. This is when the volunteers are there to assist you with the dogs, and to explain the adoption process. AFAD is located almost opposite the University Modelo on the road to Cholul (orange fence and gate cafe).

You may not see a dog from AFAD on this page, but if you live in the North and want to adopt a dog, call or email AFAD right away and they will help you out! There are always more wonderful dogs and cats looking for a home than people to adopt them.
Email: (replies will be in English)
Phone: 044-999-947-6319

YAPA - Yucatan Ayuda Para Animales

YAPA is a new organization, started by English-speaking expatriates to make it easier for those of us who don't understand Spanish very well to organize, volunteer and share our skills to help the animals of the Yucatan.

Anyone interested in volunteering, donating or finding out more should please contact Debbie Moore at

YAPA is currently looking for foster homes to foster a number of abandoned kittens and dogs until we can find more permanent homes for them. Email Debbie today!!




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