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 U.S. 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 U.S. charity was that donors filing a U.S. return could receive a tax deduction. Several years ago, the Mexican refuge (Baja Dogs La Paz, A.C.) closed its doors. However, the U.S. charity (Baja Dogs La Paz, Inc.) opted to continue operating with the goal of helping 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 U.S. board of directors who all spend a significant amount of time in La Paz furthering the important work here.
Meet the team!


Michele Gaylord


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


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


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.


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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 a 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.!


We provide support to many causes. Here are some 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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Rescatistas (Rescuers) of La Paz

Help provide food and veterinary care to abandoned/stray dogs.
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