Street Dog Love
Street Dogs

What is a Street Dog?

We know these photos are hard to look at, but please don’t turn away.  The reality is that at this very moment, millions of homeless dogs are trying to survive on the streets in both urban and rural settings throughout the world.

They are present in all types of environments, but are most common in impoverished regions with warm climates.

They may be abandoned pets — or they may have been born on the streets. 

Some are purebred dogs (more common in cities), but most likely they are mixed breeds. In some regions of the world, many of the street dogs come to have a distinct appearance.

There are always exceptions, but it is safe to say that the life of the vast majority of street dogs is not a good life. 

They face starvation, thirst, and illness from diseases like heartworm, parvo, distemper, and mange. They are frequently infested with fleas and ticks. They lack companionship which — as pack animals — most dogs crave. They sustain injuries from fighting other dogs over limited resources, being hit by cars, or being subjected to physical cruelty. With little chance of receiving veterinary and other care, many die on the streets from these conditions.  It is a sad, painful and lonely existence — and we have a responsibility to help them.


Street Dog Love’s mission is to improve the plight of street dogs by (1) providing direct care and rescue; (2) funding free and low-cost sterilization (spay/neuter) and vaccination clinics; and (3) offering emergency aid to local rescue groups with limited resources.  Whether it is helping hundreds of dogs at a large scale clinic, or one dog at a time through direct aid or rescue, with your help we can make a difference.

Our initial work is focused in the Yucatan Peninsula region of Mexico (Cancun, Tulum, and Merida and smaller surrounding pueblos), but we hope to expand to the southern United States and onward as we grow.


A $35 donation will fund one street dog spay or neuter.