We came upon Misha the other day by accident, during a walk in our Tulum neighborhood a young man asked if we'd like some puppies. 'Show us', we said... and then he took us up to the roof where poor Misha was struggling to protect and feed her 7 puppies. Completely exposed to the hot sun and rain on the rooftop, with just a tiny piece of wood as shelter--- she and the puppies were literally burning up. We gave them food and water, and returned the next day to try and provide some shade and secure them so they didn't fall off the rooftop. The next day we took them all to the vet, some of the puppies were coughing and Misha needed an assessment too. Now, all are in our care.
Misha, the gorgeous mother, is doing great, has gained weight and is learning how to play like a normal dog :) she LOVES balls and stuffed animals and plays tug o war with her remaining puppies. We will be looking for a great forever home for gentle Misha.
The excerpt above is an account of how Misha and her puppies were taken into the care of Help Tulum Dogs based in Tulum Mexico.
Myself and my boyfriend were one of the lucky families fortunate enough to adopt one of Misha's beautiful puppies. We adopted our puppy Pepita in October and could not be happier with our decision to do so. She has brought nothing but love and joy into our lives.
When we heard that her mom was looking for her furever home we jumped at the opportunity to foster Misha and help her find the loving furever home she so deserves. Misha arrived into our care on Sunday March 13th. She took the long flight up from Mexico to Vancouver BC Canada. She was understandably a little stressed and nervous with her new surroundings.
She has been in our care now for 2.5 weeks and with each passing day she has become more and more comfortable and has really started to thrive. We are now able to see her personality shine through.
Misha is an approximately 3.5 year old red nose pitbull. She is spayed and up to date on all her shots. Her energy is calm but playful. After her puppies grew up a bit and she got healthy (she was rescued in a pretty sad state) she really started to play and enjoys a good romp with other dogs. We would love to find a home for her where she gets the dog interaction and playtime she has come to know with us and with her foster home in Mexico. Don't get me wrong, she enjoys snoozing and laying around too, but she is young at heart.
She LOVES playing at the beach (see video evidence below). She has that irrespressible spirit that many pitbulls have that has allowed her to go through hell and come out on the other side with a huge smile on her face and a wagging tail.
She is a huge lover and all she wants is pats and your unconditional love. She has been the easiest foster dog we have ever cared for and we have a truly invested interest in finding this beautiful lady the best furever home possible. If you or someone you know would be interested in giving this lady her much deserved happy ending please email me - Taylor Nicholson - at email@example.com :)
Help Tulum Dogs was created as a means to communicate and share information and photos of dogs in Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico who are in the process of being assisted through whatever means are necessary and/or available. They are a local group associated with Lost Dog Foundation in the USA/Mexico (www.lostdogfoundation.org) and they operate solely on donations and volunteer actions, along with discounted veterinary assistance from Playa Pet Tulum and other local vets as needed. They are not a shelter, in fact, Tulum has no shelters at this time to help homeless animals.
Tulum has a huge dog overpopulation, which is even more problematic due to the lack of education and financial means of the Mayan community that dominates the area. Their main goal is to sterilize the majority of dogs in Tulum, however this is a long-term process and they struggle with little resources available to do so. Therefore, their day-to-day focus is to identify and help dogs who live in conditions that range from abusive to negligent, as well as the countless street dogs trying to survive. Please consider making a donation or even better, fostering or adopting one of their dogs who have made the first step from despair to living a life full of love and care. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)