I love dogs. Well, I love animals. Currently, we have two dogs and 3 cats. They didn’t all come to us on purpose, but I have a hard time turning down an animal in need.
Cabo to Portland Dog Rescue
A few years ago my boyfriend and I were hiking in the Sierra de Laguna Mountains just outside of Santiago, Mexico, about two hours north of Cabo San Lucas. We met a couple who was living in Cabo and told us that the Humane Society there is often over run and they transport animals to Portland to be adopted there. They told us that they’re always looking for people who are flying between Cabo and Portland to help transport those dogs.
As soon as we were back to civilization (had WiFi), I emailed the Los Cabos Humane Society to see if they could get any animals ready in the two days before we flew home. They scrambled, and managed to find two amazingly cute dogs to fly with us to Portland. And that was the first time I helped to transport dogs to the Rescue Faerie.
The Rescue Faerie is a Portland based organization that runs out of Lexi Dog. As far as I know, their main objective is to transport dogs from the Los Cabos Humane Society to the Portland Rescue Faerie and find them forever homes. Between the Los Cabos Humane Society and the Rescue Faerie they make it very easy. They meet you at the airport in Cabo and check the dogs in when you check in at the counter. The Rescue Faerie pays for all the fees. You will need to bring the dogs through customs, all of their paperwork is with them.
The Rescue Faerie will meet you at the airport in Portland to pick them up. The animals are then brought to volunteers to bathe, feed and give them a place to stay until they are adopted out.
A Special Place in My Heart
I know there are many organizations that do similar things in Portland. But the Rescue Faerie will always have a special place in my heart. We found our younger dog at the Rescue Faerie and it seems like fate that he should be with us.
So if you’re ever flying from Cabo to Portland keep this in mind, plan ahead if possible, and help make someone else’s life feel like furry fate from Cabo has intervened.
Debbie Lair says
Thank you for posting this!
I used to volunteer for Rescue Faerie until I moved to Redmond. I miss it desperately as it too had a special place in my heart. And I also have a Cabo dog!
Susan Fine says
There’s a Facebook page called Cabo Pet Escorts. Many travelers post when they’ll be flying and the area rescues get in touch with them if they have a dog to send North! Escorts help save lives….and it’s fun!
Found a terrier mix medium size female beauty on Cerritos beach at the Club House above the campgroup below the Mansion while we enjoyed lunch. She was about 2 & had No collar & had previously had a litter of pups. She wanted to jump into out rental car. How do I bring hee back to B.C. Canada to make this canine white & black sunburnt gal Ours forever? We lost our boy Harley a Year ago to Old Age. I said Never again until I met this Gal. She hid under our car…heart breaking to drive away without her. We are in Cabo till April 3rd 2022. What do I do?
Shayna Denny says
I would suggest contacting the Cabo Humane Society. I don’t know what the rules are for Canada, but hopefully the folks at the humane society there can help you. They are wonderful people!