the Ranch, Lakeside Spay and Neuter Adoptions in Ajijic
Lakeside Spay and Neuter Center Ajijic



The Lakeside Spay and Neuter Center, A.C.

About Us:

Lakeside Spay and Neuter Center AjijicIn response to the desperate situation of many dogs in the Lake Chapala area, the Ranch was founded in 2001 as a community project. Originally called Lakeside Spay and Neuter Center, The Ranch was - and is - a no kill shelter that accepts all homeless and abandoned dogs in need of a safe place to live. The Ranch’s runs are large and roomy with both sun and shade so the dogs have plenty of room to exercise. The Ranch is a refuge primarily for large dogs, but all dogs are welcome except for very small breeds.

As a nonprofit organization, located in the beautiful mountains north of Lake Chapala on land leased at a nominal fee, The Ranch relies on monetary donations as well as the time and dedication of volunteers who keep the wag in the tails of all the dogs. A few paid staff handle the cleaning and maintenance of the facility, but the volunteers who exercise, bathe and train the dogs are the heart and soul of The Ranch and its 65 to 70 dogs.

Lakeside Spay and Neuter Center AjijicWhile Lake Chapala is a beautiful place to live, it is difficult to see so many dogs in need of care. Often families that are responsible and loving for a puppy turn the dogs out once they’ve grown. The importance of spaying and neutering can also be overlooked. And too many visitors living in the area for only a few months adopt dogs for short periods of time only to abandon them when the season comes to a close. These dogs and many more live at The Ranch.

The Ranch is run on an extremely tight budget with an almost all volunteer staff. Costs for food and vet care are the primary expenses. Your donation goes toward feeding and the health of all The Ranch dogs. Volunteers with time spent at The Ranch find it to be an opportunity to exercise physically and fulfill their souls. Volunteers are always needed to tend to dogs, as well as participate in fundraising activities.

Come join us as ambassadors for The Ranch - our dogs’ happiness depends on it!

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