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

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 Sonrisas is waiting for you!

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.

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


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.

Junior, Pet of the Week


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 Weekpuca-15-nov-2016

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.

Titis, Pet of the Week


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


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.

Box, Pet of the Week


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


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


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 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:

Article: Stray Animals in Yucatan
Interview with Director of Evolución: 
Silvia Cortes