Perros en Puerto A.C. (PEP) was formed in 2008 to help the stray dogs of Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Dogs kept on hot cement roofs without shade and water, left to roam the streets while foraging for food, tied up on short chains, injured by cars, beaten and even abandoned by their owners are a common sight. PEP has made it its mission to rescue and care for those dogs and to create a community that is more compassionate towards animal needs.
PEP is a non government, non-profit organization depending on donations and funding from other sources. With currently over 60 dogs PEP needs a lot of help with the daily work, such as feeding and walking, maintaining the shelters and finding new loving homes for our dogs.
DONATE OR SPONSOR
Help us to buy dog food, pay for medical treatment and improve the shelters. Support all dogs or even sponsor a particular dog of your choice.
Visit the beautiful state of Oaxaca in Mexico, discover a new culture and experience new tastes while helping us with our daily work with the dogs at the shelter.
Our dogs are waiting for a permanent and loving home. Visit us and get to know our four-legged friends and while taking them for walks or playing you might just fall in love with one of them.
"We currently feed 60+ dogs, 2 horses and a cat. The dogs alone eat 150 kg of dry food every week. If you would like to HELP us you can make a donation of dog food to 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, looking for someone that would give her a little food and water, but mostly she was begging for love and attention. Because of her physical condition, she was suffering from severe mange and was covered in fleas, 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 condition but also the love she so desperately needed. In December 2016 Akasha was finally adopted and travelled all the way to Canada to be with her new forever family.
Blanca found a new home in far away Finland
Blanca arrived as a tiny puppy at the shelter and lived with us for over 5 years. Then in 2016 her life changed completely. After 3 days of travelling and a long flight to Europe, Blanca (left dog) finally arrived at her new home in Finland. She was adopted by Nadja, a former PEP volunteer. Blanca can now enjoy the love and affection from her new family and long walks through the Finnish forests.
A new shelter for Bernard and Bernadette
After 4 days of hard work in the hot mexican sun we finished the new enclosure for two of our dogs that were inseparable. Bernard and Bernadette had been living on long chains for almost two months due to lack of space in the other enclosures. 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. He is a very happy old fellow ...
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 dog shelters soon. It was a long search for new land that was affordable, large enough and away from people and traffic. But we found the perfect place, and now we have to start from scratch with building a new shelter.
HISTORY AND OBJECTIVES
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 ...
... where rescued animals can find a safe home, care and food as well as human interaction.
... of the local dog population through providing a low cost spaying and neutering service.
RAISE THE PUBLIC'S
... and respect of animals and the environment through extensive education.
PEP is based in Puerto Escondido, on the pacific coast of Oaxaca, Mexico. Puerto Escondido has a population of 50,000 inhabitants, is a beach town and is privileged to have one of the best beach breaks in the world. The main income in this town is from tourism, especially surfers that will come here year round.
Puerto Escondido can be easily reached by domestic flight connections from Mexico City or by a comfortable over night bus service.