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.

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.

Happy to be Rescued!

Dancer is a long-legged toy poodle. He is happy, sweet, playful, affectionate and just an all around good boy with an adorable underbite. We are at a loss as to why he has been overlooked for so long.

Dancer's looking for a home

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Neuters & Spays

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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