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. Both organizations worked closely together rescuing stray/abandoned dogs and rehabilitating them at the La Paz shelter.

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.) continues operating with the goal of helping address the problem of stray/abandoned dogs in and around the city of La Paz, BCS, Mexico.

Our mission and purpose has grown and expanded into an organization that seeks to address the overpopulation of dogs through a holistic approach that encompasses education, sterilization,  community support programs to prevent abandonment, and of course, our rescue efforts.

We are run by a U.S. board of directors and a team of volunteers that operate on the ground in La Paz, as well as in select cities in the US and Canada. Meet the team below!

The Board

Michelle Gaylord

President

From my first visit of La Paz, 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 and I knew I had to do more . . . ➤ 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

        The Volunteers

        Sara Manetti

        Adoption Coordinator and Post-Adoption Support for Seattle, WA

        Sara lives in Seattle, WA and came on board with Baja Dogs when she adopted a beloved 5 year old Shepherd Mix from us. She works to advertise the dogs, writes the profiles for each dog’s web page, interviews adopters, and performs home checks. ➤ Read more

          Cindy Crane

          Volunteer Coordinator

          Cindy and her husband, Bernie, came to La Paz in 2007 from Nanaimo, BC, Canada for a visit and decided to make La Paz their home. True to Cindy’s generous nature and organizational skills, she immediately got involved in local charities, including Baja Dogs La Paz. ➤ Read more

            Caroline Hyatt

            Foster Care Coordinator-Vancouver, BC, Canada

            Caroline lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada and supports the adoption process by doing telephone interviews and home checks. Having adopted a Baja Dogs rescue herself, she knows exactly what is involved and how to assure the dogs and owners are the right fit for each other. ➤ Read more

              Warren and Lori Paulin

              Transportation Outreach

              Warren and Lori Paulin live in La Paz full time and like all volunteers, they are often involved in rescuing a stay or abandoned dog in need of help. Both help forge new relationships with airlines and transportation organizations. ➤ Read more

                Linda DiMeglio

                Intake

                Linda processes all dogs at intake including their initial photographs and temperament assessment. ➤ Read more

                  Sandra Bicego

                  Media/Volunteer Recruiting

                  Sandra works in environment and sustainability and on her free time she loves to kitesurf and surf in Baja and above all, working ➤ Read more

                    Irene Phillips

                    Public Relations

                    Irene and her husband spend winters in beautiful La Paz and are only too willing to get involved in many efforts to make life better ➤ Read more

                      Charlene Angelo

                      Webmaster

                      After 25 years as a serial entrepreneur, Charlene came to La Paz with her husband to retire. Always a dog lover with an I/T background ➤ Read more

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