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.

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.

Friendlies dog in the world!!

Chimichurri 'Chimi' is a 3-4 year old, 35 lbs., Terrier mix dog. She is a total love sponge and is terrific with children. She was originally rescued from a local orphanage where she was not being cared for properly. She has been working with a trainer and is doing quite well and is eager to learn. Her current temporary situation is not ideal, either. We would love to get her into a forever home where there will be no more shuffling. She needs a family with children she can play with and who will give her the attention she craves.

Chimi's looking for a home

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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