In Monterrey, it seems like everyone owns a dog or has a dog that needs a home. There are so many stray pups.. and it’s starting to make us wonder if we should consider taking one in. Crazy, right?
On Thursday night I got an e-mail from a coworker who was desperately searching for someone to adopt an abandon puppy that she found in the pouring rain. She named her ‘Ingrid’ after the hurricane – fitting. Matt and I offered to take care of Ingrid, without committing to keep her.. but by the end of the day someone else had already agreed to take her permanently. I was surprisingly (ha, ya right) disappointed.. and we’ve been talking about all the pros / cons of owning a dog ever since.
Living internationally doesn’t make dog ownership simple at all. We have to consider the cost of doggy day care for our vacations and long weekends, veterinary expenses and possible options for Christmas and summer when we go home.
We laughed when a friend told us that when they travel within Mexico they use this kennel: http://www.canineco.com.mx/lomabonita/canineresort. Apparently it is far away from where we live, but a chauffeur comes to pick up your dog and drives them to the ‘resort’. It is about $200pesos/day, but extra for the chauffeur service. Hilarious!
There is an animal shelter walking distance from our apartment, Luca, with over 200 dogs needing a home. I’m feeling like our apartment is incomplete without Zoe or Tasha around..
Click on the link below to see all the dogs that are up for adoption.. maybe you could help us pick one?