Tito (AKA Huerito)
Mixed Breed (Medium)
A local fosters & transport stop, San Francisco, CA 94116 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats.
1 - 1 of 1 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter
USA + Canada
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
Vancouver BC, Canada
Toronto, ON, Canada
Application Link can be found at https://www.surfersforstrays.org/adopt
Use the "Adopt" button.
A volunteer will be in touch to request a virtual home check by photos or video.
Let's chat on the phone or with a video call. We'd love to get to know you, so we can make the best match for your new family member.
After your application is approved, we can consider which dog will best match your family and lifestyle.
We will email you the Adoption Agreement for you to sign.
Payments can be made through our website, our Facebook Page and with PayPal or Venmo.
We will arrange transfer of the pet to you through our Foster Family or Transport Coordinator.
Surfers for Strays was started in January of 2017 by Isabel Velasco and Natalie Ritenour when they rescued 7 puppies and their mother, who had been abandoned at a local hot springs in Lagunillas, Guerrero, Mexico. The puppies were being eaten alive by parasites and their mother was severely malnourished.
Working together the women devised a plan to house and care for the animals and raise funds and more importantly, raise awareness to sterilize pets. They gained enough support in the local community to start helping “callajeros”, street animals in the villages of Troncones, Los Llanos, La Saladita and surrounding regions.
With the help of local veterinarians and citizens, they started organizing spay and neuter clinics and a children’s education program on how to treat and care for animals. Visiting surfers and travelers began volunteering and growing the network to foster and adopt animals in the US and Canada. With that momentum and the love and support of key volunteers, Surfers for Strays Inc. was founded in August of 2019 to cover more ground and help more animals escape the cycle of neglect, abuse and abandonment. In 2020, Surfers for Strays adopted out 126 dogs and cats to homes in North America and paid for 1,220 dogs and cats to be spayed and neutered in local communities in Mexico through partnerships with other nonprofits and local as well as international vets.
Your donations support our programs to sterilize, rehabilitate, find fosters and adopters for animals in need. Your donations also support education programs for the humane treatment of animals in underserved communiites. Together we are saving animals and sharing the Mucho Aloha spirit.
Meetings are by appointment only. Our Rescue Centers are located in Zihuatanejo and Troncones Mexico, but we have Foster Families in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland OR, Seattle WA and in Vancouver and Toronto, Canada. We can arrange virtual meets, or coordinate a meet with the foster family if you are nearby.