DIBS goal is to help get Dogs In Better Spots – but we can’t do it alone! We have an incredible group of DIBSters who volunteer, we have a whole virtual community who contributes in every way they can!
DIBS works with several rescues in Mexico, once we have an established relationship. We see cute photos from new organizations all the time, and our heart says “oh yes” but it’s not that simple. We work with our trusted partners, to get a dog ready to come to DIBS. Unfortunately we can’t take all dogs, and our rescue partners help figure out the best matches for DIBS.
We work slowly to bring on new partners: we want to know where the rescue dogs come from, quarantine procedures, mandatory vetting, willingness to incorporate the extras, shelter protocols, ability to test the dogs (we try for cat and kid testing as often as possible, but we realize this is sometimes a lot to ask), and getting an accurate bio of the dogs before we select. This includes a biography, photos and videos. Once we have the foundation – bring on the cute photos!
What a great organization! We work closely with the U.S. founders of PAR (Playa Animal Rescue) and their team of volunteers. PAR has a shelter facility in Playa del Carmen, where they can house as many as 80 dogs. Their shelter boasts a quarantine area, an on-site vet, and weekly charm school.
Coco’s Animal Welfare is dedicated to reducing and controlling cat and dog populations in Playa del Carmen (PdC) and the Riviera Maya (RM), Mexico, through our permanent clinic facility and mobile spay and neuter clinics throughout the region.
Their mission is provide temporary shelter to stray, abandoned, and surrendered animals for the purpose of finding permanent suitable, caring and loving new homes. To provide assistance and financial aid to reduce ,overpopulation through spaying and neutering programs. To support a healthy pet community by providing reasonably cost general veterinary services, as well as low/no cost general veterinary services to those unable to afford care for their pets. To engage the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals through education, volunteer programs and promotional awareness.
The Dog-Go Project is based in Puebla, Mexico and saves abandoned, surrendered, and street dogs. They quarantine, vet, and prep them for a life in Canada. In addition to helping existing dogs, they frequently fund-raise and host spay/neuter clinics to help control the pet population.
The Snoopi Project is located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Their mission is to ensure every dog - homeless or poor - has the shelter they need to project them from the elements. What is really cool, is they have a gifting program! If you don't know what to purchase for the person who has everything, contact Snoopi to donate a dog home in their name! It will be the best $50 CDN that you have ever spent! https://www.facebook.com/snoopiproject/
Pet Valu is an amazing chain of stores (corporate owned, and franchise locations) that believes in giving back! They support rescues across North America, as they allow groups like DIBS into their stores to promote their non-profit org, their adoptable pets, and general awareness. DIBS is lucky enough to work with several locations in Mississauga, Oakville, Etobicoke, Brampton, Pickering, Toronto, and beyond!
Ren's Pets are passionate about pets (and their people). They are partners, not competitors, with local groomers, humane societies and other pet professionals. Their passion for pets and their well-being has led to adoption and pet license programs, as well as being a national sponsor for OVC Pet Trust, Canada's first charitable fund benefiting the health of companion animals. Ren's Pets provides each DIBS foster home, and each DIBS adopter with a $25 gift voucher to be used in their stores. They want to ensure our rescue dogs get a bit of pampering along the way.
Your pet's safety and well-being are my main priorities. I work by individual appointments, ensuring your pet has my full attention while in my care.
Based in London, ON, Kara Brown is an amazing pet photographer. Like many animal lovers, she donates her time to help animals in need!
Foundations and Organizations
If you haven't heard of Earth Rated, you have been missing out! Earth Rated poop bags are bigger, thicker, tougher and totally leak-proof. From time to time, they support rescues like DIBS with items for events, or in support of foster homes. Great company, great products, great people!