Save A Mexican Mutt

Save A Mexican Mutt, or SAMM, is a dog rescue and adoption organization in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Dogs are rescued from the streets, local kill shelters and pounds where they've suffered from neglect, abuse, starvation and illness. They are placed in loving foster homes, fully vetted, and brought back to good health.

Once they are completely healthy, these lucky dogs are then placed for adoption on our website and multiple networking websites. Some SAMM dogs are adopted locally in Mexico, but most are adopted in the U.S. and Canada. Some are transferred to other rescue organizations or 'no kill' shelters in the U.S. that help find them excellent homes.

All SAMM dogs are sterilized, temperament tested, given all mandatory vaccinations, and if they are being transported are examined by a veterinarian and receive a certificate of health within three days of their transport to the U.S. from Mexico.

OK. Get yourself a Martini and a cigarette, turn off cell phones, lock doors and settle back for an amazing story you could not imagine, nor could I describe in adequate words yet feel compelled to share the misadventures and miracles of this memorable day. Read more…

Why adopt a rescue dog from Mexico?

Suffering is defined by Webster's Dictionary as 'to endure death, pain, or distress.'

Suffering is universal; it knows no boundaries.

So, for those compassionate individuals who cannot close their eyes to the suffering of companion animals, adopting a dog from a foreign country is another option, an individual choice, and a very personal decision.

We may not be able to save them all but for those we do rescue and commit to their suffering STOPS.

Click here to learn more about Companions to None an award-winning documentary about Mexico’s pet overpopulation crisis.

Freindly Bruno!

As the name implies, we are a rescue out of Mexico. Please go to our website ( to learn more about SAMM and our mission to stop the suffering of homeless street dogs.rnrnBruno is not only beautiful on the outside he is a sweetheart on the inside, too! rnrnBruno was rescued from the streets of Guanjuato, GTO, Mexico. He was filthy and super thin. Now, he is neutered, vaccinated, and on his way to a normal weight. Food does not seem to be high on his list of priorities. rnrnWe feel Bruno will do best with other female dogs and gentle/submissive male dogs. He is great with all dogs but a couple of male dogs have 'gone after' him. Bruno simply cowers. He does not defend himself. Bless his heart. And, preferably no cats as he would not likely hurt them but he will give chase.rnrnThis dog is currently in foster in Mexico and will be until foster/adoption and transport arrangements can be made to Texas.rnrnIf you are interested in Saving A Mexican Mutt you can submit an online application from our website.rnrnCurrently, we can transport to most major cities in Texas along the I-35 corridor and will meet someone along this same route. We can also fly dogs via the airlines at the new owners expense. Email for pricing.

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To donate using a credit card, please click the above button and look to the lower left of the PayPal login information, where you can input the credit card information. SAMM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to SAMM in the United States are tax-exempt to the extent provided by law. Tax ID 56-2630399