(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Spayed or Neutered,
Fill out an application to Adopt or Foster me at the website for Surfers for Strays. https://www.surfersforstrays.org/adopt
***Currently located in Troncones, Mexico***
Meet Alya/ Female
Approx. DOB: 03/15/2022
My name is Alya. Since I was a little puppy, I was being cared for by Surfers For Strays volunteers. I was born in an impoverished fishermen-village near Troncones. My mom is a guard dog and had me and my brother in the back of the house, where she was and still is tied up. Even though our owners didn't have a lot, they still tried to take care of us. They fed us tortillas when they couldn't afford dog food, so we hardly ever experienced hunger. But we lived in a very dirty place, which never got cleaned, we lived in our own poo, our water bowl was filled with algae. Surfers For Strays visited us at least once a week. They took care of getting us sterilized, they vaccinated us, brought us bags of dog food, dewormed us regularly and gave us tick and flea preventatives every month. When our owners started to tie me up next to my mom, Surfers For Strays took us on walks on the beach and to the jungle. Whenever me or my mom saw them, we would go mental of joy! We couldn't keep calm, we would jump around and spin in circles, we would lick them and wiggle like crazy!
I don't know what happened, but at one point the volunteers talked to my owners and came back to me all happy and excited. They took me on my leash and brought me to what they call their "Hopequarter". And you know what the best part is?? I got to stay!! I am not tied up anymore, I can play all day long with my doggie friends and I eat the best food!
When I meet new dogs, especially bigger ones, they sometimes scare me a bit and I will hide in between my favorite human's legs, but after a quick introduction and a little sniff, I really love being around other dogs. Playing and hanging out with them is a lot of fun! I have been growing up around children. Even though I can be a little whirlwind, I am also very good at relaxing, sleeping on the porch and taking naps on the sofa cuddled up next to my caretakers or another doggie-friend.
If you look veryyy closely my left hind leg sometimes limps a little bit, probably due to an old injury. I have been to the vet and had X-rays taken. I show very clearly that I am in no pain and the vet says no surgery is needed judging my current state. I run and play and jump around like any other dog. If you want to know more about my medical history, please reach out to the Surfers For Strays team!
I already know the commands Sit, Down, Paw and Come and I am crated-trained.
I picture the family that will adopt me as patient and loving with me. Maybe I will have a yard and another dog-friend to play with? But I would be very happy in a single-dog household as well! We'd also go on a lot of adventures together, not too long ones and not every day, but I love being outside and going on walkies, swimming in lakes and learning tricks! I would love to cuddle with my family as much and as tight as I can! I can't wait to show my future family my happy move, when I wiggle my tail so much, that I nearly lose my balance, while I make some very cute noise to show all my love!
I send you all the hugs and kisses,
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Surfers For Strays, Inc. Contact Information Below:
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Phone # (619) 719-1182
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