Hey! Look how handsome and healthy I look in my picture!

June 20, 2017: Well, I’m healthy and happy now but 14 months ago, when I came to Evolución, I had so many nasty health problems. I’m mega-social, loving and playful. I’m already vaccinated, dewormed and sterilized and waiting for a family to call my own. I’m hoping someone will call 9991 93 06 28 real soon. If you cannot adopt me, please share my post; a simple touch of your finger in “sharing” could mean a home for me. Hugs and Kisses, Negris.

Hello! My name is Kau!

June 13, 2017: I arrived at Evolución because my family did not have adequate security in their home; there were no fences so I could easily escape onto the streets of Uman. One day after a problem with a neighbor the police intervened and, sadly, my family decided that they did not want me anymore! The police took me into permanent custody and brought me to Evolución so I could find a responsible family to care for me. I was very weak and full of ticks so I was given vitamins, good food and treated for Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis. At the shelter I do not lack for food or medicines or TLC. I have been vaccinated, sterilized and dewormed. I’m very affectionate with humans, very protective, so I need to be an only child. I have lots of energy so am looking for an active family. And I require a fenced yard to play in! I’m ready and waiting! Are you ready to adopt me? Hugs Kau.

Layla is an absolute sweetheart!

June 6, 2017: Layla is fun, young, active, playful and happy. She adores being around other dogs but her favourite thing in the world is her paddling pool. She loves treats. Layla is spayed, vaccinated and dewormed. Meet her at Evolución, Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 12 pm. Google Map https://goo.gl/AjJ9Pn. Call 9991 93 06 28 for more details on this lovely lady.

Hello! My name is Archie

May 30, 2017: I’m about 2 1/2 years old! I’ve been through a lot in my short life so I’m hoping that I will be in my forever home real soon. I’m lively and full of fun, and will make a great addition to a family willing to do a spot of training. I’m neutered and up to date on all my shots. Can you adopt me? Did I say that I’m cheerful, playful, and get along with everyone? Please call Evolución at 9991 93 06 28 to meet me. Hugs Archie. XXXX

Vitola is a noble lady!

May 23, 2017: Vitola is a noble lady, big of size and big-hearted! She is very affectionate, calm and is pals with all the dogs at the shelter. She is spayed, vaccinated and dewormed. Come and meet Vitola at Evolución from Monday to Sunday from 9am to 12pm. (Google Map https://goo.gl/AjJ9Pn) or call 9991 93 06 28.

Fella is waiting for you!

May 16, 2017: Fella is hoping for a special someone to call her very own. She is happy and affectionate and gets along well with all the dogs at the shelter. Fella loves a cuddle and a treat. She is spayed, vaccinated and dewormed. Come and meet Fella at Evolución, Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 12 pm, (Google Map https://goo.gl/AjJ9Pn) or Call 9991 93 06 28. Fella is waiting for you!

Hello, my name is Mozart

May 9, 2017: Mozart has been returned to the shelter through no fault of his own. Mozart was one of a large litter of pups who were left outside Evolucion’s gates. All 9 of his siblings are now in loving homes so its time Mozart had a forever family to call his own. He is very affectionate, not too energetic and very well behaved. Mozart loves everybody! He walks nicely on the lead. He is vaccinated and up to date on his shots. For more information on Mozart please call 999 193 0628 or come and meet him at Evolución from Monday to Sunday from 9am to Noon. (Google Map https://goo.gl/AjJ9Pn)

Hello, my name is Julieta

May 2, 2017: I was found outside the gates of Evolución a few months ago. The volunteers say that I’m about 3 years old, vaccinated and spayed. I’m very petite, affectionate and I get along with everybody. A while ago I lost part of one of my little ears but everything is fine now. I can hold my own with my bigger pals at the shelter but I would be sooooooo very happy in a home to call my very own! I’m hoping someone will call 9991 93 06 28 real soon. Hugs and Kisses, Julieta

Rufo, Pet of the Week

April 25, 2017: Rufo loves everyone! He is playful and affectionate. He is neutered and up to date on his shots. Rufo’s “family” abandoned him and all his siblings so he is patiently waiting for that special someone to come along. Come and meet Rufo at Evolución Monday to Sunday from 9am to 12pm. (Google Map https://goo.gl/AjJ9Pn)
Or call 9991930628. Rufo is waiting for you!

Melody, Pet of the Week

April 18, 2017: Melody is a Pitbull cross. She is very affectionate, intelligent and has lots of energy. She loves to cuddle. Melody was abandoned by her previous “family” and needs a home where she will be a single child as she is territorial and defends her food from other dogs. Melody will be a beautiful addition to your family and a faithful companion. Come and meet Melody at Evolución Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 12 pm. (Google map https://goo.gl/AjJ9Pn) or call 9991930628.

Buchita, Pet of the Week

April 11, 2017: Buchita is charming, playful, curious and affectionate. She gets along with all the dogs at the shelter. Buchita loves to walk and needs to be a part of family activities. She loves her treats. She is up to date on her shots and spayed. Come and meet Buchita at Evolución Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 12 pm. (Google Map https://goo.gl/AjJ9Pn). For more info on this special girl please phone 9991 93 06 28.

Hola! My name is Cindy!

April 4, 2017: I wish you a sunny and joyful day! I’m an 8-month-old, medium-large pup; vaccinated, dewormed and sterilized. I’m a bit shy but when you gain my confidence I’ll cover you with kisses. I’ll always be by your side and we’ll play a lot! Come to Evolución to meet me! If you cannot adopt please share my post with your family and friends. Call 9991 93 06 28 right away – I’m waiting for my special family to come along! Hugs and kisses, Cindy.

Kau, Pet of the Week

March 28, 2017: Kau was officially handed over to Evolución by the Umán police. The police were called to attend a family that did not have the appropriate facilities in their home to house Kau in a safe way. Kau was escaping on a regular basis and attacking animals. However, Kau is very sociable and very affectionate with humans, ideal for an active family who will take her for daily walks. She needs a secure, fenced yard and to be an only pet. Can you offer Kau the good life she deserves as an important part of a home and a family? Come to the shelter to meet Kau. You will enjoy taking her for a walk as she is very well behaved on a leash. Evolución hours Monday to Sunday from 9am to 12pm. (Google Map https://goo.gl/AjJ9Pn) 9991 93 06 28.

Bongo, Pet of the Week

March 21, 2017: Hola! My name is Bongo and I’m a very handsome 2 ½ year old boy! I was rescued from the streets of Merida by a very kind family. I’m cheerful, very playful, and affectionate and all I want with all my heart is a family to call my own. I have been neutered and vaccinated. My foster family is taking such good care of me but cannot keep me forever. Please call 9991 93 06 28 today – I am waiting for you to call! Hugs and Kisses, Bongo.

Bonita is one of our long timers!

March 14, 2017: 7 year old Bonita was found at a bus station when she was one year old! Bonita is playful and affectionate, but nervous and anxious. She will do best in a home that can provide plenty of love and attention as she is happiest when she can spend time with her human companions. Bonita is excitable and ecstatic when she greets you but soon settles down. She walks very nicely on a lead. She is good with other dogs. Bonita has had all her shots and is spayed. Call 9991 93 06 28 for more info on Bonita. Please share Bonita’s story and photo with your family and friends as its time this pretty lady had a forever home. Gracias.

The face of an angel…

March 7, 2017: Hola! My name is Cotton. I’m about 5 months old. I’m vaccinated, dewormed and will be sterilized very soon. I’m playful, cheerful but a little shy with people I meet for the very first time. I was dumped on the streets a couple of months ago and brought to Evolucion. I was fostered until my shots were completed but I am back in the shelter and in search of a home that is all mine! If you are interested in adopting me, please call 9991 93 06 28. If you cannot adopt, please share my story as your contacts could be my new family. Hugs and kisses, Cotton. I’ve been adopted!

Archie is adorable. He’s been through a lot.

March 1, 2017: My name is Archie, I’m 2 years old. I had a family but one day they closed the door behind them and left me in an empty house without food or water. I was alone, afraid for many days as I couldn’t understand why my family did not come back for me so I started to bark. A neighbour rescued me and contacted an Evolucion volunteer. Now I’m very happy at the shelter, waiting for a family to love me forever. I’m neutered and up to date on all my shots. Can you adopt me? I’m cheerful, playful, and get along with everyone. Please call Evolucion at 9991 93 0628 to meet me. I’ve been adopted!

Turix, Pet of the Week

February 21, 2017: Turix lived with a family; however, a few years ago his family moved without taking him. After many weeks on the streets he suffered a serious accident which was not immediately attended to. Evolucion stepped in and got Turix the medical attention he needed before taking him to the shelter. He has lost an eye but that doesn’t hold him back, he is a confident, intelligent, affectionate little dog who gets on well with other dogs but not so much with cats. He walks very nicely on a leash and he LOVES cookies! He is neutered and up to date on his shots. To meet Turix please call 9991 93 06 28.

Vaquita, Pet of the Week

February 14, 2017: Vaquita is very brave and strong! She overcame ill health and now is one healthy and happy lady. She is very affectionate, curious about her surroundings and loves her walks. She is spayed and up to date on her shots. Vaquita is patiently waiting for that special someone to call her own. Be that special someone by calling 9991 93 06 28. I’ve been adopted!

Beasley, Pet of the Week

February 7, 2017: Beasley was rescued with his siblings when they were barely a few weeks old, now he is a 4 month old puppy. He is now healthy, vaccinated and sterilized and is ready for a forever home. Beasley is an extremely well socialized, playful, active puppy who gets along with other dogs. If you are interested in adopting Beasley please call 9991 93 06 28.

Ginger, Pet of the Week

January 31, 2017: Ginger is 4-month old pup who was rescued from the streets of Yucatan with her siblings when they were barely a few weeks old. Ginger is now healthy, vaccinated and sterilized and is ready for a forever home. Ginger is an extremely well socialized, playful, active puppy who gets along with other dogs. If you are interested in adopting Ginger please call 9991 93 06 28.

Cloe, Pet of the Week

January 24, 2017: Cloe gets along with everyone! She is calm and very intelligent. Cloe is spayed and up to date on her shots. Help us find Cloe her forever home by sharing this post with your family and friends. It only takes one person to fall in love with this beautiful face to change her life forever! Cloe has been at the shelter for far too long so please call 9991 93 0628 to meet her!

Mozart, Pet of the Week

January 17, 2017: Mozart was one of a large litter of pups who were left outside Evolucion’s gates. All 9 of his siblings are now in loving homes so its time Mozart had a family to call his own. He is very affectionate, not too energetic and very well behaved. Mozart loves everybody! He walks nicely on the lead. He is vaccinated and up to date on his shots. For more information on Mozart please call 9991 93 0628 or come and meet him at Evolucion from Monday to Sunday from 9am to Noon. (Google Map https://goo.gl/AjJ9Pn) I’ve been adopted!

Sonrisas, Pet of the Week

January 10, 2017: Sonrisas is a dog who shows his teeth when he is happy and excited resulting in a beautiful smile. He gets on with all the dogs at the shelter and is a very playful boy. He loves the attention of the volunteers and then likes to find a high spot to chill out. Sonrisas walks nicely on a leash. He is sterilized and up to date on his shots. For more information on this lovely boy, please call 9991 93 0628 or come and meet him at Evolucion from Monday to Sunday from 9am to Noon. (Google Map https://goo.gl/AjJ9Pn) Sonrisas is waiting for you! I’ve been adopted!

Molly and Salbut, Pets of the Week

January 3, 2017: Looking for love? So are 8 month old Molly and 2 year old Salbut. They did not have such a great start in life but are now ready for their forever homes. They are healthy and have had all their shots. If you’ve got room in your heart for one of these bundles of joy, please call 9991 93 0628 today. Salbut and Molly are little balls of energy and sweetness, eager to lick your face and ready to play. If you cannot adopt but want to help, please share this posting and photo with your friends and family. Gracias.

Bismarck, Pet of the Week

December 27, 2016: Handsome Bismarck is a playful and very intelligent pup. He loves his walks and hugs. Bismarck is sterilized and vaccinated. Bismarck is hoping that you will call Evolucion at 999 193 0628 to meet him. I’ve been adopted!

Ron, Pet of the Week

December 20, 2016: Puppies!! We have a number of lovely puppies of various sizes and ages at Evolucion right now. Today, we’d like you to meet “Ron Burgundy”. Ron is an extremely laid back, affectionate 3 month old puppy who needs a home. He is extremely well socialized, having been in a foster home until now. He would make a wonderful addition to any family, with or without kids, or with or without other dogs. He is fully vaccinated and dewormed. If you’d like to meet Ron or any of our other pups, pop by the shelter any day of the week (including Saturday or Sunday), between 9 am and 12 pm, or call 9991930628 (English spoken).

Steel, Pet of the Week

December 13, 2016: Steel is another Evolucion long-timer who has been at the shelter way too long! 10 year old Steel has been through a lot in his life, having been removed from his “owner” 5 years ago because of an untreated injury to his leg. He underwent major surgery; his leg was reinforced with steel pins for a few months to hold the bones in place. Hence his name! Steel recovered from the surgery but one of his back legs is slightly shorter than the other. This gentle soul enjoys the attention and treats he receives from the volunteers. He is calm and affectionate and just needs a home where he can meander in the backyard as he cannot do heavy exercise because of his injury. Make Steel’s dreams come true by calling 9991 93 06 28 to visit the shelter to meet him.

Choco Chip, Pet of the Week

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December 6, 2016: We’d like to introduce you to Choco Chip. Choco Chip is about 3 months old and an absolute sweetie. We think he will grow to be no more than 12-15kgs (he is the smallest of a litter of 7). He is sweet, playful and has been fostered with his 3 brothers and 3 sisters until now. He is fully vaccinated and dewormed and is looking for a home. If you are interested in adopting Choco Chip or any of his brothers or sisters, please call 999 193 0628.

Milana, Pet of the Week

November 29, 2016: We are amazed after all that Milana’s been through just how affectionate she is towards people. She’s an active little dog who loves company and she’s learnt that new people bring treats and cuddles! Milana is very well behaved on the leash and loves to walk. She is good with other dogs and would be suitable for a family with children. She has had all her shots and is spayed. If you can offer a loving home to this confident girl with a big personality, please call 9991 93 06 28. I’ve been adopted!

Junior, Pet of the Week

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November 22, 2016: Junior was born at Evolución 4 1/2 years ago and was the only surviving puppy in his litter. He was extremely attached to Spirit who was adopted and, sadly, he has not bonded with other dogs so finds life at the shelter very stressful. Junior is a sensitive and anxious boy who worries about many things. He’d love someone gentle and patient who would visit Evolucion several times so he can get to know and trust them before they take him home – someone with time to settle him to make him feel safe and relaxed. Junior can live with other dogs. If you think you might be able to provide a home that Junior so desperately needs and deserves, please call 9999 70 50 36 today.

Puca, Pet of the Week

November 15, 2016: Puca is an Evolucion long timer. 7 year old Puca was rescued from the streets when she was about 4 months old so she has been waiting way too long for a family to call her own. She can be a little shy at first but warms up when she knows you – especially if you take her for a walk! Sometimes Puca can be a little dominant with dogs, so would need to be tested with existing dogs in the household before she goes home. She is playful and great with kids. For more information on this pretty lady please call 9991 93 06 28. I’ve been adopted!

Titis, Pet of the Week

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November 8, 2016: Titis – female, spayed – approx. 3-4 years old – size: small-medium. Titis is a friendly and affectionate girl who absolutely ADORES little girls! Please help us find Titis her forever home by sharing with your family and friends. It only takes one person to fall in love with this beautiful face to change her life forever! Call 9991 93 06 28.

Matilda, Pet of the Week

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November 1, 2016: Evolución responded to a report about an animal suffering on the streets and found a female dog of about six months old. On the drive to the vets she threw up the trash that she had been eating trying to survive. After three months of treatment, Matilda was born again! She’s now a happy, outgoing dog, playful, learning to walk on a lead, and waiting for her forever home. She’s already vaccinated and spayed; all she needs is for you to call 9991 93 06 28.

Horacio, Pet of the Week

October 25, 2016: Horacio is the largest dog at Evolución right now. He could be a cross of an English Pointer (but who knows!). He spent the first year of his life chained with barely any shelter so he lived out the rainy season in pure mud. He was rescued and brought to Evolución where he has learnt to trust humans again. He adores playing catch and loves to go on short walks. He would do best in an adult home or in a home with adolescent children who can appreciate that he needs his own space as he can be a little possessive with his food bowl. He came to us skinny, sad and with skin problems but, as you can see, he is a happy, healthy boy today and needs a forever home. He is neutered, dewormed and up-to-date on his vaccinations. Please call 9991 93 06 28 or visit Horacio at the shelter any day of the week (Sundays included) between 9 am and 12 pm. I’ve been adopted!

Box, Pet of the Week

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October 18, 2016: 1 year old Box was picked up by a Merida Police car in Centro and brought to Evolución. Sadly, we haven’t found his family so Box is up for adoption. Box is a very energetic and playful boy so he needs an active family and space to run and play outdoors. He would be very happy in a home with a female pal. Box is neutered, dewormed and up to date on his shots. Can you offer this handsome boy his forever home? If so, please call 9991 93 06 28. Box is waiting.

Emiliano, Pet of the Week

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October 11, 2016: Emiliano is my name! Two years ago, I was thrown over a wall with sharp glass on the top! I had many cuts after falling such a long way down. Happily, EA volunteers rescued me and today I’m telling my story in the hope that I will be in a loving home real soon. The volunteers tell me that I’m such a lovable, handsome boy. I’m a little nervous of new people at first, but I love treats and a good rub around my ears. I would be very happy to share my days with a female pal and/or humans who will love me and take me out for daily walks. I’m ready and waiting so please spread the word. Hugs Emiliano. Cell: 9991 93 06 28.

Boxní, Pet of the Week

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October 4, 2016: Boxní was abandoned at the gates of Evolucion with her litter of puppies. She was starving and very weak. She had no milk so had not been able to breastfeed her puppies. Sadly, bottle feeding her pups failed and only Boxní survived. It was obvious from the beginning that Boxní had no connection with people – she did not trust the volunteers and barked at everyone and anything. Boxní has made a complete recovery and is now one healthy and happy lady ready for her forever home. Boxní has just one question for you! “Can you adopt me?” Cell: 9991 93 06 28.

If you can’t adopt a dog right now, perhaps you can foster, volunteer or make a donation?

Evolución cares for 210+ dogs and 30+ cats at their shelter located south of Merida, Mexico.

Donations buy food, pay for veterinary care and medication, and fund spay and neuter clinics. Finding loving homes for our rescues is at the heart of what Evolución stands for! Evolución is also committed to the education of our children, our youth and our community about their responsibilities for the welfare of companion, street and working animals.

Every week Yucatan Today publishes a photo and story about a dog or cat available for adoption from Evolución Animal.

To see a gallery of photos of pets for adoption, click here.

To see some of the pets featured in videos, click here.

Although adoption rates are improving, for every dog that finds a loving home, there are two or more left outside the shelter gates or rescued from the streets.

YOU CAN HELP… $15 USD / $290 pesos feeds a shelter dog for an entire month! Go to evolucionanimal.org and donate online.

Evolucion is a voluntary run, non-profit Organization, registered with Hacienda – RFC #EKU110127FRA.

Thank you for your kindness to these dogs in need!

For more info about Evolución:

Website: evolucionanimal.org
Article: Stray Animals in Yucatan
Interview with Director of Evolución: 
Silvia Cortes