Dogs kept on hot cement roofs without shade and water or tied up on short chains, others left to roam the street foraging for food, injured by cars, beaten, neglected and/or abandoned by their owners are a common sight.
Founded in 2008, Perros en Puerto (PEP) has made it its mission to help, rescue, provide safe refuge and care for those dogs and to create a community that is more compassion towards animal needs. The association is led by Annette who is supported by dedicated local and foreign volunteers.
Perros en Puerto is a registered non-profit organization funded solely through donations and Annette’s personal savings. Located in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca it is the only dog rescue and shelter in Puerto and surrounding area.
FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN 2017
HOW YOU CAN HELP
PEP receives no government funding and relies solely on donations. With 60 to 70 dogs in the shelter at any given time PEP needs volunteer help with the daily work such as feeding and walking, maintaining the shelters and finding loving forever homes for our dogs. We are also often in need of local foster homes for small puppies or dogs recovering from illness and surgery.
You can volunteer to be a flight escort and help one of our lucky dogs get to their forever home outside of Mexico. Or simply spread the word about the work we do at PEP.
"We currently feed 60+ dogs, 2 horses and a cat. The dogs alone eat 150 kg of dry food every week. We always need and gratefully accept donations of dog food for the shelter."
Annette, founder of PEP
About the daily work at "Perros en Puerto"
Akasha – another dog rescued from the streets of Puerto Escondido
In August 2016 Akasha was found roaming the streets in Zicatela. Because of her physical condition, Akasha was chased away by shop and restaurant owners. Then Akasha was brought to our shelter where she received not only medical treatment for her mange but also the love she so desperately needed. In December 2016 Akasha was finally adopted by a Canadian family.
A new shelter for Bernard and Bernadette
Bernard and Bernadette had been living on long chains for almost two months due to lack of space in our shelter. After 4 days of hard work we finished their new enclosure. Now they can enjoy their freedom once again ...
The very old Rosito – one of two horses at PEP
Rosito was abandoned by his owner after he was injured by a car on the highway and because he was too old to work. He will turn 40 years old in 2017 – a stone age for a horse. PEP rescued him in 2014 and since then all he does is eat and sleep.
Big changes ahead – PEP is moving to a new location!
As our two shelters are currently build on borrowed land, PEP needs to move all the dogs soon. After a long search we finally found the perfect place. NOW WE HAVE TO START FROM SCRATCH WITH BUILDING A NEW REFUGE.
Perros en Puerto A.C. (PEP) was formed in 2008 to help the stray dogs of Puerto Escondido, Mexico. The association is led by Annette who is supported by ambitious local and foreign volunteers. PEP is focusing on ...