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Why Do Dogs Follow You Into The Bathroom?

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Having a loyal pup... in the household certainly ensures an incredible amount of love from dog to owner, in a true “man’s best friend” fashion. Understanding your dog is fairly easy and it’s not hard to understand your pup wants to give you some delightful bits of love with kisses, but dogs can often behave in a more subtle manner…
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Rob's Ramblings: Packing Donations for the Trip South

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We met some people at a local thrift store today who were looking at clothing and other items to donate during their first trip south, planned later this fall. Here are some ideas and comments from fellow Snowbirds who winter in Jaltemba Bay and other Mexican locations, who also donate time and resources while in Mexico. First, lets…
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Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) needs Volunteers for upcoming Spay & Neuter Clinic

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Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) needs your help at our next free spay and neuter clinic which is soon approaching on November 13-16, 2013. To date, we have sterilized over 3,300 animals in our area! So many people have commented on the incredible difference these clinics have made to the overall health of our community. There are fewer…
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Rob's Ramblings: Make Sure Your Vacation Counts

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Many of us have taken our first trip to a new country under the great deal of an all-inclusive resort. Plenty of sun, a sandy beach, and lots to eat and drink for a week. For those that don't leave the gates of the resort, you really don't get a chance to see the new country or area, or knowledge of the people and culture of this new…
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Rob's Ramblings: 2nd Annual Mexi-Can Vet Project Dog Reunion in Victoria, BC

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Over 85 humans and 45 dogs enjoyed the great Mexi-Can Vet Project Dog Reunion in Victoria, BC on Sunday, September 8, 2013. This has turned into an annual event organized by Dr. Malcolm Macartney's crew from McKenzie Veterinary Service. (above) JBAR volunteers Deb Tomlinson and Sarah Walker greet Max the Dog, whom they rescued and personally…

Little Beans: Another JBAR Foster Failure

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Beans was 4-months-old when he came into the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinic in Rincón de Guayabitos last April. He was riddled with ticks and fleas, and if we didn't find a home for him, he would be left to his own devices on the street. We decided to foster him and bring him back to Canada where the Mexi-Can…
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Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) Invites Dog Owners to Walk Against Cancer

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Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) will be helping to fight against cancer by raising money to purchase a much needed mammogram in our area. Meeting place will be at Piña Colada in Guayabitos at 11 am or at the Bridge of Life at 11:30 am. Tickets are $100 pesos. Please help us make a presence... bring your dog, your neighbour or friend’s…

JBAR Pets for Adoption

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The following animals are currently in foster care with Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) volunteers. They are all looking for loving forever homes. Canela (shown above) is a little shepherd with yellow eyes. She's under a year and fixed. She lived her short life on a meter chain in a dungeon, filthy backyard with no touching or interaction.…
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JBAR "Paws for the Cause"

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In response to Lacy Brunetti's recent article, "Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue Needs YOUR Help," I think we should have a big PARTY FOR THE DOGGIES at Thomas Bartlett's Hacienda!!! Bring your dog on a lead and let's have some fun and food and make a little... LOT of money to keep the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) GOING! For those of…

Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue Needs YOUR Help!

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Our recent Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinics have been sponsored in part by McKenzie Veterinary Clinic of Victoria, British Columbia, thanks to Dr. Malcolm Macartney, who also brings a team of extra vets and vet techs to assist us due to the dramatic increase in the number of animals that we see at our…

Rob's Ramblings: A Change in Attitude

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My wife Heather and I have been involved with the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue spay and neuter clinics since their inception in December 2006. To date, JBAR has worked on over 2,700 animals in the Jaltemba Bay area. We have volunteered with clinics in La Peñita, Los Ayala, Rincón de Guayabitos, San Pancho, Lo de Marcos, San Blas, and…

JBAR Adoption Stories: Week 3

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May is National Pet Month. To celebrate, we have asked our readers to submit photos and short stories about the pets they have adopted from Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR). We are sharing these stories during the month of May.  This issue features four more stories about well-loved adopted pets from our area. (This photo captures Taco…

JBAR Adoption Stories: Week 2

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May is National Pet Month. To celebrate, we have asked our readers to submit photos and short stories about the pets they have adopted from Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR). We are sharing these stories during the month of May. This week, we are featuring two of Sarah Walker's dogs. Sarah is a familiar face to the JBAR organization.…

JBAR Adoption Stories: Week 1

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May is National Pet Month. To celebrate, we have asked our readers to submit photos and short stories about the pets they have adopted from Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR). If you would like to submit your story, email it to Tosia@JaltembaBayLife.com. We will share your stories every other week during the month of May. (Note: Submissions…

Meet Our Little Panchito

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I would like to introduce you to Panchito, our new rescue pup. I saw his photo online and knew right then and there that he needed to be part of our family. We lost our beloved Tucker unexpectedly over the summer, and Taco (our second rescue pup from Mexico) had made it abundantly clear that he was ready for a new companion. We rescued…

Reporting in from Jaltemba Bay

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La Peñita life in the Jaltemba Bay summertime is good; good and hot, good and quiet. In the afternoon heat of the day, the streets are all but deserted. The dogs that we are used to seeing, laying out in the streets and across the sidewalks, are more reluctant than ever to move for the occasional passing car or pedestrian. The grand…

From a Volunteer's Perspective

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I have yet to divulge much about who I am or what I do, other than the fact that my husband David and I have lived here in the Jaltemba Bay area for 7 years, we run a Bed & Breakfast, and we operate a community website called JaltembaBayLife.com. I don’t particularly like to be the center of attention or in the public eye, but…

A Tale of Three Puppies

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About three weeks ago, our family’s Saturday afternoon took an unexpected turn when we discovered a small cardboard box sitting on the step in front of our house. It had a handwritten sign on it that said, “Se regalan perritos.” The Spanish had us Canadians guessing, so we opened the box, and here’s what we saw: Three…