ABOUT US

Baja Dogs La Paz, Inc. was formed in 2008 as a 501(c)(3) charity to support a Mexican dog refuge that operated in La Paz by the same name. This Mexican dog refuge was incorporated in Mexico - so the distinguishing characteristic in its name was the "A.C." at the end instead of the "Inc." While both organizations were legally separate entities under completely separate governments, they had the same name to show that they worked together seamlessly for the benefit of US donors as well as the Mexican community. It didn't matter that the public thought of them as one entity because both organizations existed solely for the purpose of rescuing stray/abandoned dogs and rehabilitating them at the La Paz shelter.
The benefit to having a US charity was that donors filing a US return could receive a tax deduction. Several years ago, the Mexican refuge (Baja Dogs La Paz, A.C.) closed its doors and ceased its operation. However, the US charity (Baja Dogs La Paz, Inc.) opted to continue operating and sought out other Mexican charities it could support to address the problem of stray/abandoned dogs in and around the city of La Paz, BCS, Mexico.
It continues to operate today as a funding arm for Mexican charities and projects. So while many people still think of the local La Paz shelter when they hear the name Baja Dogs La Paz, its mission and purpose has grown and expanded well beyond that into an organization that seeks to address the overpopulation of dogs through a more wholistic approach that encompasses education, sterilization, community support programs to prevent abandonment, as well as rescue efforts.
It is run by a US board of directors who all spend a significant amount of time in La Paz furthering the important work here.
Meet the team!

TEAM

Michele Gaylord

President

From my first visit, I was enchanted by the warm, friendly people and unsurpassed beauty of the Bay of La Paz. But I couldn’t ignore the unbelievable number of street dogs. ➤ Read more.

Michele Miller

Secretary

When vacationing in La Paz, I started volunteering at a local dog refuge by walking dogs and doing anything else I could to help out. One thing led to another . . . ➤ Read more.

Michelle McCormick

Treasurer

Looking for a second home in the area, my family and I discovered La Paz. I read about a local dog refuge in one of the English language newspapers and started volunteering. ➤ Read more.

HOW TO HELP

Shop at your favorite stores and select Baja Dogs La Paz as your charity of choice - we get a donation from these organizations!

Remember - we can always use volunteers and you don't even need to be in La Paz to help! Check out our Volunteer page

Amazon-smiles Amazon will donate 5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Baja Dogs La Paz whenever you shop on AmazonSmile - same Amazon you know. Same products, prices, and service. So when you shop online at Amazon, make sure Baja Dogs La Paz is your charity of choice and do it via AmazonSmile to help us raise more for the dogs!
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iGive.com Shop normally. Nothing to remember. Over 1,600 favorite stores and the iGive Button make helping easy, free and automatic to shop with coupons while the stores give back to Baja Dogs La Paz!
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Donation button Donate directly to Baja Dogs La Paz to support the wonderful causes all devoted to helping the stray/abandoned dogs of the city. You can make a one-time or recurring donation - all tax deductible.

CONTACT US

For general information, you can email us at: USCharity@BajaDogsLaPaz.org or use the form below to contact us. We answer every inquiry so it is important to include an valid email address. Also - be sure to check your spam or junk mail folder when looking for our reply. Thank you so much for your interest in Baja Dogs La Paz, Inc.!

CAUSES

We provide support to many causes. Here are three you can donate to directly.

Baja34 Rescue Project

Saving the dogs and cats of Pichilingue
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Huellitas del Corazon

Footprints of the heart
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Yo Amo A Mi Mascota

I love my pet
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*For charities or projects wishing to obtain financial support, visit our Funding Requirements page for details.

RESOURCES

Dog Rescue Newsletter

Rescue

Dog air travel

Baja Dog News

Need information about rescuing a dog? ➤ Read this first! Flying into or out of the area with a dog? ➤ Read this first! Interested in the the latest news about dogs and other domestic animals in our area? ➤ Read this first!

PARTNERS

We are grateful to all of our partners for their contribution and help. Please support them because in doing so - you support us!

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