PV Pooch Rescue
The same passion that broker Tere Kimball has for her profession in real estate, she has for the unfortunate dogs and cats of Puerto Vallarta.
She has, on her own penny, actively been rescuing these four legged quadrupeds since 2006.
Below find short captions and photos from some of the dogs I have rescued in the past 6 years. They have all been spayed or neutered, vaccinated and have gone to their adoptive homes in healthy conditions.
This process takes between 3 to 6 months, sometimes even more. In difference to many associations who get donations, I have done this by myself, on my own time and money.
Eli was walking close to us when we were walking our dogs in our neighborhood. Not sure where he came form he was just there looking bad. Tootsie our oldest rescue female, followed him for a block or so, and he stopped. I grabbed him and brought him back home. He was filthy, hungry and thirsty. Immediately after he went to the vet. Eli was fostered by our office and the staff. He occasionally went to some of the agents homes, but he basically lived in the office. Eli was adopted in Victoria, BC by a very nice family.
Gali was hanging on the beach by the Icon towers one Sunday morning. We were with our dogs and there she was. She was full of energy and ¿definitely wanted to come with us, so we took her. Gali was later adopted by Isabel and her family here in Puerto Vallarta.
Camila II was rescued with Tara another Boxer from an abandoned construction. This was a planned operation to get these two dogs from a horrible situation. Unfortunately, Camila II had advanced case of distemper so it was decided to put her to sleep. As a result, Tara the other Boxer had to be put in quarantine and several distemper test were given to her for a period of 5 weeks. When we knew she was clean, then she was fostered by Teres family until she went to Vancouver where she was adopted.
uba was the first dog we rescued outside of the Ocho Tosatadas restaurant by the Stadium in Puerto Vallarta. As we left the restaurant we saw this very think dog eating a stereofoam plate. We had some left overs and we gave them to her and decided to put her in the car. She was noble and didn’t resist. We weren’t sure what we were going to do after with her, but step one was to take her to the vet of course. Buba was fostered by Ana Maria my good friend and then adopted by another lady named Ana in PV.
Brandi was found wondering around our office at the Holiday Inn and in the parking lot. She was very thirsty and very dirty. Brandi went to Tibet Canino and then later was fostered by Berenice another rescue lady. Brandi was later flown with Uma to Vancouver, they met at the airport the day they were leaving and loved each other. They got adopted together, Hurrah!!!!!
Blii was abandoned at the vets door, I offered to help. She went to Calgary and was adopted.
Bli was rescued from our neighborhood garbage pile. She was a rebel dog and would not let herself be caught until one day strangely enough she went to look for us at our house and was barking outside the gate, like telling us I am finally ready to be taken. Of course we took her. Bli was a beautiful dog, thankfully she was adopted by a very nice lady who lives in PV.
Betty was found in Ixtapa in the middle of the square giving birth. By the time I got her there were no pups. Betty lived in Boca de Tomatlan for many years until one day a nasty bug (we believe a scorpion bit her) and she died within 20 minutes. Nothing we could do, Boca is 30 minutes from the nearest vet. Rest in peace sweet Betty.
Flek was hanging around our neighborhood one night, she seem friendly and was very hungry. We gave her some sausage and ham and for a couple of blocks she followed us home. Flek was an outstanding dog, intelligent and noble. She was fostered by Marisol who after a week of having her in her house with her family, announced to me that she wanted to adopt Flek forever. Great news. At that time nobody knew Flek had epilepsy…. Marisol gave her the best medical treatment available but in the end after 3 wonderful years, she had to be put to sleep
Lady, Dandy, Copo and Bala were 4 of the 5 litter from a female dog in Guadalajara that was abandoned. Mama finally was spayed and adopted by a nice lady in Aguascalientes. I was called to help with the 4 pups as one died. I said yes, took them in, foster them at home and the 4 of them were flown to Calgary were they all found great homes.
Kasha was found after she was hit by a car. Her stomach was huge I thought she was pregnant but thank god no, it was her spline, about to explode. The vet operated on her almost immediately and she was safe. After some weeks, when she was recovered from spaying and the spline, she had surgery for both of her leg fractures. We decided to keep Kasha as the third dog in our family, we adore her.
Looney and Tooney were terrace dogs. Finally they weren’t. They were flown to Victoria, BC where they were adopted. They are happy campers now.
Hannu was tied up in a tree near our house by a construction worker. We finally made a deal with him and got Hannu, poor thing. He was old but needed to have a second chance to a good life. Hannu went to live to Boca de Tomatlan where he lived for 4 years until he died of old age.
Humi was a few blocks away from our house just wondering. We took her in. To the vet we went to get all of the testing done. She had distemper. We put her to sleep. Snif snif.
Ilani went inside the garage of Arturo one very stormy day, poor thing. Arturo called and asked me if I could help with her of course I said yes. She was small, just a puppy. She came to live with us and later on was sent to Vancouver and adopted there.
Jack was surrendered by one of Teresa neighbors. They couldn’t have him, he was growing and they decided they didn’t want a large dog…… Jack was a adopted by a wonderful man here in PV, they became best friends and still are. Jack has thrived in the wonderful large dog he was supposed to be with someone who loves him.
Becca was the third and youngest puppy of a litter of a rescued female Chihuhua mother. The mother and the two siblings males, found a home here but Becca didn’t so she ended up with me in our house. She was absolutely adorable, gentle like a princess. Becca went to Calgary and was adopted by a very nice couple.
She was removed from a high dangerous home, frankly right on time. She is tranquil and very grateful, as she knows her life has changed forever and she doesn’t have to worry about a thing. You can see it in her eyes. She is going to a foster home and hopefully to Canada in August 2015. Candy, your life will never be the same, all good news from now on, we promise.
Sweet Fida had a home but they totally neglected her. She had skin problems, eye problems, she was a mess. She removed from that horrible situation and found happiness and peace with a Calgary family that adores her. Great ending for Frida!!!
This little sweetie had an owner as well that couldn’t take care of her. In difference to the owner surrendering the dog, the dog surrender to us, she came to our office while following her troubled owner, she couldn’t follow this person anymore and made a stop in front of our door, how strange this is? I would say is cosmic. In any case this bundle of joy went to Calgary and was adopted by a super nice lady that adores her. Happy life sweet little Ika now Caddie. We love you.
rescued this girl on October 15th, two blocks from our house, she was under a car she looked exhausted. She was thirsty and hungry. She put no resistance when we put the leash on her. Ilana is a very smart and loving dog. She was adopted by a wonderful man in Vancouver, they are companions for life. Thanks David!!!
Sweet Jordi pretty much the same story as Blondie living behind our neighborhood with not such good people. They used to leave him tied him to a tree every day and left the poor dog in the sun with no water or food. One day we snatch him, period. Sweet Jordi was a bundle of joy, what a great pup, playful, grateful, just a joy to be around. He found his forever home in Victoria. Enjoy life sweet Jordi you deserve to be happy.
Another neighborhood dog, she came from the back but later I learned that some good Samaritan had cut her free form being tied to a tree in an empty lot. She ended up in our neighborhood. She was shy and scared at first but then after a bit she gained confidence and began to show her true colors, lots of energy, protective, and a working dog. Kyla was intelligent but a rebel. Needed a home where they understood her breed, Blue Heeler Mix. She went to Calgary to a wonderful home where the people knew about her breed and knew how to deal with her. Thank you Rob and Sara for loving Kyla.
Poor Mali was in the corner in downtown PV with the garbage men, just looking at what she could get. We saw her as we were parking and followed her some steps but immediately got her. She was so hungry, we took her to the vet around the corner and gave her food and water, she devoured. She had a skin condition but we were sure she would recover and she did. Mali became an Alpha female full of confidence and strength. She was particular about which dogs she liked and which ones she didn’t. She was adopted by a Calgary couple who have spent endless hours in training with her to make her a better dog. Thank you Pamela and Nill.
Ozzie was hanging out by the huge garbage pile near my house. Same story as many of my rescues, called him he was friendly and loving, maybe he got lost but he had no leash or collar and had knots in his hair and looked like he had been out in the streets for a while. Ozzie was grateful full of energy and wanted to be loved. We found Ozzie a foster home in PV with a great Seattle couple who ended up falling in love with him and adopting him. Thanks Kevin and Lea Ann
Sweet Blondie was living with the squatters behind our neighborhood. I would see her form time to time just hanging out shy and all dirty. One day I went to look for the people who had her and asked if they would give her tome and they said yes. I took her immediately. Blondie little by little came out of her shell and she became a lovely dog. She was adopted to a wonderful home in Victoria. She is now happy as can be with her new forever family
Poor Bentley was found by a humble family who knew a friend of mine that rescues animals. They contacted Bere and she contacted me immediately as she knew I was going to help her. Bentley was grateful to get reliable food, water and care but was a bit of a grouchy fart. Very protective of his food. Finally he flew to Victoria where he was adopted by the same fantastic couple from Victoria that adopted Tea 6 months before. Bentley know leaves with Tea and they are both so happy, thanks David d and Pat.
Avner was sitting in middle side walk by the parking lot outside of Walmart just by my car, like if he knew. He was dirty and hungry. I had cat food so I gave him some and he let me hold him so I put him in my car and off we went to the vet. Avner was a sweet little guy and was fostered by Ana Maria and later flown to Vancouver where he was adopted.
Ari was hanging out at the parking lot of Home Depot one rainy afternoon when I drove in. He looked like hell. When I came out of the store he was right by my car. What else could I do, I open the back sit and there he went. Ari was a wonderful dog but unfortunately develop a severe case of distemper just 5 weeks after his rescue. It was the rainy season so the poor dog had been suffering outside for god knows how long. We had to put him to sleep. Ari enjoyed 5 weeks of love and care with Nicole his foster mom.
Amore was rescued in Mojoneras by Diana a friend of mine who immediately called me to tell me if I could help. I said yes of course. Amore as her name says was full of love and affection, high energy but loving to the max. Amore was fostered later by Ana Maria and was flown to Vancouver where she got adopted by a super nice family who were willing to work with her high energy.
I found Tea by the huge garbage pile near our neighborhood. It was September very hot and humid, I call her and she came trotting toward me, I lift her up and put her in the car, she had the largest ticks I had ever seen. She was so thirsty when we arrived to the vet she drank a bowl of water.
Poor Tikva, he has had her fair share of suffering at such a young age, but from now on, things will only get better for you. She was rescued from a mechanic car shop where she had been hit by a car 2 months ago and her owners did nothing to help her or end her suffering. Selfish people out there, on top of ignorant. Tikva is on water therapy as well as acupuncture and responding well. We only have good wishes and hopes for her that someday not very long, she will find the loving family that will take care of her forever. We love you Tikva, keep up the good work.
This dog, was amazing. She parked outside of our house and wouldn’t move even with our dogs barking at her telling her to go away. She waited until I came out, fed her and gave her water. Took her to the vet and that was it. A month and a week later she flew to Calgary and was recently adopted. She was very special, loving and affectionate. A very amazing dog, as she was determined to be one of our rescues, how did she know to come to us, who knows, but she did. Happy life Amber, you are beautiful!
Was wondering around the neighbor’s house curious of the cats and looking for food and water. We heard some new barking so we came out. There she was, sociable friendly and very thirsty. We took her and thought she was pregnant it was Sunday so we couldn’t take her to the vet. Next day we took her, lucky us she wasn’t. Asia is very intelligent and very very loving. She flew to Vancouver where she was adopted by Kathy who loves her to pieces. Than you Kathy!!
Kuka was rescued across from Costco, she was following two ladies with no destination, she was hungry and thirsty and very very dirty. Kuka was scared, shy but friendly. Kuka was adopted in Vancouver by lovely ladies.
Makaio was rescued outside a restaurant in El Pitillal, the dog was dirty, think, and scared. Tere was with clients and they didn’t mind stopping to get the dog. The usual questions were made to the people around the scene and nobody knew anything. Makaio had a family waiting for her in Victoria but a fatal accident happened while she was being fostered in PV. She died immediately after a car crashed on her while running in the park. She had 4 months of love, care and joy. Rest in Peace sweet Makaio.
Tara was rescued from an abandoned construction. Initially there were 2 Boxers, one died, we could only save Tara. Tara spent 1 month at the vets clinic, she was in poor condition. Tara was fostered by my mother and Mikie our poodle rescue. Tara was flown to Vancouver where she had Gina and her family already waiting for her. Tara is now Maya and she and Ginas family live super happy; Maya is very loved and very well taken care off, she also took a piece of my heart with her and I will never forget her. I am extremely grateful to Gina and her family for having given Maya a second chance
Tane was one of those dogs that are neglected and tied up all the time. We finally were able to get him and was fostered by Diana a friend of mine who adored him but couldn’t keep him. Tane went to Calgary where he was adopted by a very nice couple
Tamy was found in a cul-de-sac around our house. She was scared and not very friendly but really hungry. I left food for her for 4 days until one day she finally decided she could trust us. Tamy was fostered by Evelyn and later flown to Victoria, BC where she was adopted and now goes by the name is Kady.
Ora was right by the side of highway when I found her one morning. I was driving from town to work through the Libramiento (the by-pass). She was hanging by a large puddle of garbage shivering. As I stopped I asked a few people that were waiting for the bus if the dog was theirs and the answer was no and a man kicked her and she landed thank god by my feet. I picked her up and in one second we were in the car driving to the vet. She had more fleas than any other dog I had rescued, she was almost blackened with fleas. Poor thing, badly nourished, with a bone in her ribs out, she was a mess, a few teeth etc, bad bad. Ora lived in the office and we all took care of her. Ora left for Victoria, BC where she lived with a nice family for a year but they couldn’t kep her so she was finally adopted by a very nice couple in Vancouver, BC. They love her to pieces and she is their little queen.
Raffi now Watson was rescued from a garbage container in downtown PV. He was a puppy, poor thing. Raffi was fostered by Mari and later flown to Calgary where he was adopted
Tigre was fed by my mother and later Cristi for 3 years, 2 blocks from our house he wouldn’t come any closer. Good food and water was left for him every day and finally one day he decided to follow Cristi home. Tigre went to live to Tibet Canino with Angel until he became ill. Initial test didn’t show any bad illnesses but the truth is that we never did renal test to check his kidneys and he had a bad case of diabetes and kidney failure. We had to put Tigre to sleep. Rest in peace sweet Tigre.
Wolf came to our street looking for food and water with another female dog. Both were starving literally. We tried picking both dogs but the female was reluctant, ate a lot drank water and she left, he didn’t. We rescued him, she didn’t come back. Wolf went to live at Tibet Canino and later was flown to Vancouver where he was adopted to a great couple.
Venice was found by a garbage pile. Many people had seen her and we were told about her so we went looking for her several times until found. It appeared she had a litter but no signs of the puppies. She also had a severe case of mange. Many people wondered why we didn’t put her to sleep, simply because she told us she wanted a second chance to live. Venice lived at the vet for 2 solid months, she had to have a bath twice a week and all kinds of medication. After the 2 months she went to Tibet Canino with Angel and later was fostered by Berenice. Venice was flown to Edmonton where a beautiful family adopted her after week of her arrival.
Uri was running like a maniac outside of our house in the main stret one block away, from one end ot the other, he will not let himself be caught but we could see he was in a very poor condition. Finally a neighbor offered his net and one of the guys that was working late in a construction got him with the net. I thought he would be ferocious, but no, he was tired and finally didn’t resist. I made him a little bed, fed him, brought water and he spend the night with us until the next morning when the vet took him. Uri was a sweet little dog, shy at first but little by little he became more sociable. Uri was fostered by Liliana and later flown to Vancouver where he was adopted and is now Buddy.
Uma was laying in the middle of a dirt road on the way back from Brischas and Teds ranch. She wouldn’t move so we all step out of the car. She very slowly picked herself up and started walking toward a shack. I asked if it was their dog and they said no, she was nobody’s dog she was just there. We decided to put her in the car and off we went to the vet. Also in the same road we found a super little kitten so we also took him. Uma was fostered by Ana maria my friend and later flown to Vancouver where she was adopted with Brandi another rescue. The kitten was also adopted of course delivered spayed.
Tov followed my mom to church one Sunday morning. My mom called and told me that a small dog had followed her and she needed me to come and get him as he couldn’t be inside the church. I went. He went to the vet the next day and was fostered by Alejandra until he left to Edmonton where he was adopted a week after he arrived.
Tootsie was found outside of our house wondering for food. We had seen the dog pack that hanged around our house and the garbage pile, there were around 5 dogs and Tootsie was one of them. One Sunday we had left some chicken outside my mother’s house and of course she came and ate it all, didn’t leave anything. We got her and the next day the vet came to get her. Tootsie was initially adopted by a family in PV who 3 weeks after they got her decided they didn’t really wanted her. We decided to keep her as she was sick had cancer and was too weak to be moving from place to place. She became our first dog and we absolutely adore her, the universe works in mysterious ways and in this case, everything happened for a reason, her illness, her failed adoption…… thank god for our Tootsie we love her to pieces.
Rocco was found in the garbage pile near the vets office. He had a severe infection in his skin and some of the hair in his body won’t come back. He is being fostered by Ana Maria and is waiting his chance to be flown to Canada. Hopefully he will go soon.
Max was found in the garbage pile near our home. He and Shana were regulars at the garbage pile but this time, they were there for a while and I had time to pick them both up. First stop the vet. Max was adopted by Clarisse a local lady who had lost her sweet cocker spaniel recently and fell in love with Max
Hanne was found in the back of a car wash place in PV. As I was walking my own rescued dog, we went to the bushes in the back while our car was being washed, and my dog Tootsie, started sniffing hard and took me to this puppy who was almost dead. Il ift her up and thank god the vet was literally across the avenue, 5 minutes from where Hanne was lying. I left her with the vet and later on Hanne came home to live with us until we found her a permanent home. Hanne was adopted by June and Dan who were season residents in Puerto Vallarta. They gave her love and care for many years until one day, accidentally Hanne ate something from the street that had poison…. They called me to tell me the bad news, they were devastated. Hanne had 3 years of nonstop love and I am grateful for that.
Camilla was seen by my mother first hanging out in an abandoned construction a couple of miles away from our house in the main avenue. High trafficked area so hard to stop sometimes until one day we finally stopped and she was so friendly she jumped in the car. Camila was a wonderful dog and took a large piece of my heart with her, she was fostered by my mother and her older rescue dog Lucas. Camila left for Victoria and was a adopted by super nice ladies and is now called Camy.
Gingi was found at the beach near the Holiday Inn Hotel where our office is located. He went to live at Boca de Tomatlan and later was adopted by some people who had a ranch in Talpa. Gingi was a beach bump and became a ranch dog
Laila was rescued from La Laguna restaurant in Nuevo Vallarta. As we were leaving we saw this little pup in the parking lot. We asked and there was a guy who told us we could take her. We did. We also saw a very old dog tied to a tree but we didn’t ask and felt bad all the way to the vet. As soon as we left Laila at the vet, we decided to go back and ask about the old dog. We had to pay $100 pesos to get him, but we did, we called him Billy in the car. We arrived at the vet and an hour later he called to let us know that Billy was not only old but had many illnesses some of which were lethal, so we put him out of his misery. Rest in peace old Billy. As for Laila she was fostered by Ana Maria a good friend of mine and then later adopted in Aguascalientes by a very nice family who had other dogs she could play with.
Shana was found in the garbage pile near our home. She and Max were regulars at the garbage pile but this time, they were there for a while and I had time to pick them both up. First stop the vet. Shana was fostered by Vania, and then good news came, she had a flight to Victoria where she was adopted and is now called Snowy.
Shay was found playing with Luna our neighbors Lab. He as dirty and thin and nobody seemed to know where he came from. The same procedure off we went to the vet and when I picked him up I brought him to the office where Vania fell in love with him and decided to adopt him
Shy was rescued from a drunk man who had him in a dark room tied up. Shy had severe panic problems and didn’t like other dogs or humans, understandably. He went to Tibet Canino first to get some therapy and training from Angel. After he was better we moved him to Ted and Brischas ranch. Shy came out of his shell and became a super dog. He was later flown to Edmonton where he found a great couple who adopted him
Sosha was at the pound in PV. Unfortunately for Shosha she also had distemper so after 2 weeks of leaving the pound, she had to be put to sleep. She was a beautiful dog that never had a chance to a real life, snif snif.
Ness was also a pound dog. She was in the list to be euthanized that week, so we took her out of there. Ness had Cancer, so she had to be on a heavy duty treatment. After weeks of treatment she finally showed signs of improvement, her hair started to grow back and her spirits were up. We called her Ness because it means miracle in Hebrew and she was a true miracle. Ness lived in the office and during the weekend was fostered by Isabel. Ness was also accepted by Mexpup and was adopted by one of their founders and lives forever happy in Victoria, BC
Namer was left on our front gate one Friday evening. Our dogs started barking like crazy so we came out and we saw this little shadow under the tire, he came out very scared but walking on his own. The people who dropped him had dry food with them that spilled out all over the side walk, we had to broom. Namer was barely 9 weeks old, probably just taken off his mother’s teat. Namer was taken to the vet the next day and after he came to live with us. We are fostering sweet Namer until he is ready to fly to Canada and find his forever home
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Apple and Macky were found in Bucerias in a corner totally scared and panicked. Sisters of course who knows where they came from but didn’t move. Not aggressive they let themselves be picked up and put in the car. Both of them with severe anxiety and very very scared of everything. They were both fostered by Ana Maria and later flown to Victoria where they went through training and therapy and later both successfully adopted. Thanks to everyone who contributed to their well-being.
In most instances Tere has been able to find homes for these rescues, however many unfortunately when found, are in really bad condition so have to be put to sleep.
A special thanks to: All foster families here in Puerto Vallarta, to Angel at Tibet Canino, to Brischa and Ted, to Mexpup, CAARE in Vancouver, Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals and Nobars for having helped get my dogs adopted.
All of the money donations will go to pay for medical veterinary bills. Dr. Manuel Peña at Mascotas Vet Clinic, is Tere´s dogs veterinary and has been for more than 9 years.
He is located at Melchor Ocampo #105, Los Tules, and the clinics telephone number is 224.0319.
If you prefer to donate food, that is swell as well. We ask that you please consider the Lamb and Rice Food sold at Sams or Costco.
Thank you for reading.
If you would like to give a little bit of support and make a donation to her ongoing rescue labor, please contact Tere at: firstname.lastname@example.org