Rancho La Bellota and Our Canine Friends

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Posted by Caroline Aguiar

At Rancho La Bellota, we’ve unintentionally started something very special which greatly benefits our canine friends, and we’d like to share this with you.

Our son Ricky is in vet school at the University Autonoma of Baja California UABC, and is now in his last year before graduating.  During the course of his studies, the students are often required to do surgical procedures which gives them practical experience  to become responsible, and capable veterinary surgeons.

In order to do this, they need patients.  These patients come from the Mexicali Animal Control Center (AKA The Dog Pound). We’re all familiar with how the dog pound works, if a dog isn’t adopted out within a certain time they get euthanized.  What the students do is they chose dogs that have been there the longest, do the assigned surgical procedure, take care of them for the post op period, and then find them a loving a caring home.

More often than not, some students can’t find homes for these dogs, so Ricky has helped them with this, and so far, four dogs have been adopted, and all are doing well in their new environment.  Rancho La Bellota has become the middle point between Mexicali, and a new way of life for these awesome canines!

One at a time, depending on the frequency of his surgery class, he’ll bring a dog to La Bellota where they stay until a home is found for them.  One little dog named Cosette, is now living with my mom, and they couldn’t be happier together.  Thanks to Ricky, this little dog was given a second chance.

Pulque, who is here in the picture along with our Australian Shepard, Brandy, will be leaving the ranch in about two weeks, where he’ll be living in San Diego, Ca. with a wonderful and loving family. Sammy, lives in Ensenada, turns out she likes to surf with her new owner Omar, while little Bellota, a female Border Collie mix, stands guard at Raul’s cousins architecture firm.

We are pleased at the success of our unintentional adoption program.  These dogs have turned into caring obedient pets, and it’s obvious they’re grateful for their second chance. If you’re interested in adopting a pet who needs loving care, and a good home, check back with us from time to time.

These dogs are not pure bred, and they’re not of pedigree stock, but they are intelligent, loving, caring, and surprisingly trainable.  Most of all, they just need their person to make them make happy.

If you have any questions you can email us at http://www.rancholabellota@yahoo.com

2 thoughts on “Rancho La Bellota and Our Canine Friends

  1. The dogs could not be in a better place in the world to start their new life! What a great initiative! Respect to you all and greetings from Mary!

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