HOW TO ADOPT A DOG FROM US
ALL ADOPTERS MUST FILL OUT A VETTING FORM AND SPEAK DIRECTLY WITH SOMEONE ON OUR TEAM.
Our dogs are available for adoption within Mexico and the United States. If you live in another country and would like to adopt, please contact us to inquire.
If you live within Mexico and would like to adopt, the adoption process will not require much paperwork, but will require transportation logistics. Please contact us to discuss the possibilities.
If you live within the United States and would like to adopt:
First, animals traveling from Mexico to the United States do not need to be quarantined. If the dog is in good health, with vaccinations and appropriate paperwork, they can cross the border via car or plane and go straight home with you.
There are different ways to make the adoption process possible, depending on the adopters preferences and availability and the dog’s demeanor. We will work with each potential adopter 1-on-1 to come up with a plan that works best for the specific situation. Below is a general outline of the options. If you are considering adopting, please read through these options and then contact us.
DEPOSIT We ask that all adopters make a $50 donation to Caravana Canina via our PayPal page. If you’ve already donated prior to the adoption, you do not need to pay this. This deposit helps us cover the vet fees and paperwork associated with the adoption, and also helps show your commitment to the adoption.
FLIGHT ACCOMPANIMENT Below are the options of who can fly with the dog:
You can fly to Oaxaca, Mexico to pick the dog up yourself.
You can pay for someone from our team to fly from Oaxaca, Mexico to your city to bring the dog to you.
We can reach out to our community to see if we know anyone who will already be flying from Oaxaca, Mexico to your city and can bring the dog to you.
Some airlines provide a pet travel service, and the animal does not need to be accompanied by a human.
FLIGHT STYLE Dogs can fly in one of the following ways:
If the dog is small enough, (s)he can ride in a carrier case on the plane. This is likely the easiest, least stressful and most affordable option, but only suitable for dogs under a certain weight and size (amounts vary depending on airline).
If a dog is too big to fit in carrier case, it can still flight on board the plane with appropriate emotional support accreditation. This option is also less stressful for the dog; however, only an option in very select cases depending on both dog and human’s demeanor.
The dog can ride in a crate in the underbelly of a plane. Although this can be a traumatic experience, we believe that a few scary hours are better than a lifetime of potential trauma as a street dog.
Please contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to begin the adoption process.