The Pet Adoption Process at Amigos de los Animales

The adoption process at Amigos de los Animales is quite simple. The fee for adopting a dog or puppy is 450 pesos; for a cat or kitten it is 250 pesos. This payment covers the cost of spaying or neutering, deworming and first vaccinations. The adoptive parent must present official identification (INE card or passport) and a copy of a utility bill showing the address where the pet will reside. Our extraordinary shelter manager, conducts an interview to confirm that the animal will be placed in a good home and that the people know how to care for and treat a pet. She will also ask about the other members of the family – both human and animal – to ensure that all members of the household will be compatible. The adoptive parents describe the living conditions for their new pet. No animal is allowed to live as a rooftop dog or to roam the streets unattended. Finally, we work with the adoptive parents to find a qualified veterinarian in their neighborhood. The happiest days at the shelter are when our precious animals walk out the door with their Forever Families – a real cause for celebration.


We require an official ID (INE, passport), a proof of residency with your current address, and a donation, which is $550 Mexican pesos for a dog or $350 Mexican pesos for a cat. This donation allows us to continue helping other animals, because we deliver them to you vaccinated, dewormed and sterilized.