About A Dog Rescue Society was started in October 2018 by Mike Edwards, Lisa McElheran and Dog Behaviorist Monika Herzig. We have worked together previously to rescue and rehome dogs and decided to take our passion and create a non profit.
Our dogs come from various backgrounds, some as simple as owner surrenders, and others from situations of neglect and abandonment. We work alongside an amazing group of people in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Josefina Naya started rescuing dogs along with her sister Leonora Naya in 2010. It was fate that we all met, people in 2 different cites/countries but all with the desire to help animals, that led to the formation of About A Dog Rescue Society as we all shared the same ideals and passion to help animals.
We are a 100% non-profit registered Canadian Charity and rely solely on donations. Every penny raised to the dogs. We do not have a shelter so we rely on a small group of wonderful volunteers and foster families to care for our dogs, conduct home visits, spread the word, and help us organize events.
We are a ethical, honest and transparent rescue, we would be happy to answer any and all of your questions about our dogs or how donations are spent.
About Our Dogs
Our dogs are rescued in Puerto Vallarta Mexico, rescuing our own dogs allows us to understand their needs immediately.
We have a wonderful group of families in PV who open their homes to foster which allows us to socialize them with other dogs, cats and children. Our dogs are able to spend time recovering in a home with the love and care of a family. This is how we get to know our dogs, understand their needs, and learn about their personality which helps us match adopting families with them.
Once the dogs travel to Vancouver we have amazing fosters who open their homes and help the transition from Puerto Vallarta to Vancouver while we find the perfect family.
Not all dogs rescued will come to Vancouver, many cannot to fly due to age, health or sadly some are too sick. Although these dogs cannot travel they still deserve rescue, care and a chance. These dogs stay with our fosters in PV and donations are always needed to help their care.
All dogs are spayed/neutered, blood tested, treated for parasites, kennel cough, giardia and fully vaccinated prior to adoption. We work with one veterinary clinic and so we know who treats them and can have a consistent health protocol.