Our sweet Jasper, goofy Lucy, and love bug Zippy were all adopted from Baja Animal Sanctuary. We had such a great experience with BAS after our first adoption, I began volunteering at adoption events as I was so inspired by their passion, dedication and endless love for animals. BAS is an amazing organization.
My dog that I adopted from Baja is about to Turn 14. The process of adopting her all those years was fantastic and the volunteers made it a great experience. Awesome organization still doing great things.
I can not save enough positive admiring things about this rescue group! Dogs stay for life is not places in a living forever home. No cages but freedom to roam. Spay neuter clinics for all people and the cost is low or covered by donations. Great dogs and people who share the passion of deep love for each animal they come across BAS 4ever. ♥️♥️♥️♥️
I’ve been volunteering for about a year with Baja Animal Sanctuary and it’s been a very enjoyable and satisfying experience. Kathleen and the other volunteers really care about all the kitties, and you can tell by how happy and playful all the cats and kittens are. I highly recommend Baja for volunteering and adopting. There is just so much love and care put into caring for these adorable babies ❤️❤️
We adopted our precious dog, Baylee from BAS. They were very thorough in making sure she was going to a good home and that we were a good match for each other once she went home with us. The BAS folks go to great efforts to rescue and find homes for animals. We rescued Baylee, and she brightens our lives every day.
I adopted my puppy Cody from BAS back in 2014. The staff at BAS was very friendly and let me meet Cody first with my other dog Ace to make sure they got along well. Ace took to Cody right away. BAS staff even visited my apartment to make sure Cody was settling in and well taken care of. Now Cody lives in MA with 1/2 acre to run around on and is very happy. So glad BAS gave Cody the chance to get off of the streets and into a loving home. Thank you!
I volunteered for a few weeks in Rosarito last October, 2019. I was so impressed with this wonderful organization and the little amount they have to work miracles with. Animals at their shelter are spade/ neutered, receive all medical attention and trained and loved before they are adopted.
But....its endless...just as they get 20 dogs adopted, someone leaves 15 abandoned puppies and 5 baby kitttens at their doorstep. IT IS CONSTANT.
They even offer to their neighbors, free spaying and neutering to help the local population of neglected and abused dogs and cats.
I cried when I had to leave to go back to California.
PLEASE GIVE TO THIS AMAZING FAMILY OF ANIMAL LOVERS.
They will have a special place in Heaven for these people.
This is such an Amazing organization, we adopted our awesome two fur babies from them. I recommend them to all our friends and family. Thank you for all that you do Baja Animal sanctuary!
My daughter adopted her best friend Leroy from Baja Animal Sanctuary..he had many issues, great fear of humans and trust issues..they allowed her extra time..so wise and Leroy is this families spoiled pup..saved from the streets and now living the dream!
I have been volunteering with the Baja Animal Sanctuary for over 12 years now and I have never been more impressed with their care and compassion for the animals. I couldn't be more proud to be apart of such an amazing organization. We have adopted several kitties from them and all have enriched our lives. This organization is truly one that deserves all the recognition possible.
I got my dog Cider from them in 2006. Sadly, he passed away in 2017 of old age issues. I volunteered with their adoption events in San Diego. This organization rocks!!!!
Can’t say enough good things about this organization. Well run, great attention to the well being of the animals within their care.
Will adopt again from them when the time is right.
There is no other place that I would adopt a dog from. Our family has adopted many dogs from BAS. What the staff and volunteers do for the animals of Baja is so incredibly needed and a very thankless job. We appreciate everything that you do!
We have adopted one cat and one dog from BAS. I support this organization wholeheartedly as they face an uphill climb that many rescue organizations do not. They live in an area where they not only rescue neglected, abused, forgotten animals, but they also face a constant struggle of trying to educate a local populace which does not value these animals. I applaud them for the never-ending work they do. They are also very diligent in trying to place the animals in the best home possible, including home visits to the prospective families.
I have adopted 2 dogs from the Baja Animal Sanctuary , Sugar and Billy. They are wonderful dogs who were well taken care of at the sanctuary. The best dogs ever!
We adopted our sweet boy Dexter from BAS! He has by far been the best dog we have ever had and I think BAS for taking great care of him for the time they had him in their care. Adoption fees and reasonable and their vetting process is solid. I will use them again when the time comes.
One look at his face says it all—pure love. Baja Animal Sanctuary is by far one of the best shelters I’ve come across. They care and work to ensure dogs and cats find good homes. I know our home is better off for their part in bringing this guy into our lives.
Amazing organization that has helped save so many lives. They helped me find my best friend! They save dogs from the streets that suffer horrible neglect and abuse and find them loving homes. The world is a better place because of people like this.
I have adopted two amazing pups from BAS. The work that this group does is so wonderful - they care so much about the animals and do everything they can to ensure that each adoption is the right fit for both the owner and the dog!
I got my sweet Mocha from Elsa and BAS two years ago!...Such awesome people doing amazing things for all those amazing animals in Mexico!
I can not thank them enough!
I adopted two puppies from BAS. These people are so caring and loving with the fur babies. Their priority is the doggies and kitties. I love my babies. They both got a great start at BAS
We have adopted 3 amazing dogs from BAS. All 3 had been taken care of, examined, given vaccines. BAS makes sure you are a fit for the dog and the dog is a fit for you with the 2 week trial. They truly care for the dogs and love to hear from their “alumni”. We highly recommend adopting through BAS.
My family has adopted four dogs from Baja Animal Sanctuary! They are wonderful additions to the family. The volunteers are so committed and passionate, and take wonderful care of all the animals that come into the sanctuary.
I adopted “Jacob” and had him about 14 years. He was a rescue who had a very hard life but with Sunny caring for him he recovered and eventually crawled deep inside my heart. Who saved who?
I adopted my sweet Charlie from BAS 4.5 years ago. I can’t imagine our lives without him. We are so thankful that we stumbled upon him that day in the Petco lot and adopted him. Our lives were forever changed for the better.
12 years ago we began fostering for the Baja Animal Sanctuary. Before fostering, we completed a lengthy application. Volunteers then conducted an interview and checked out our home. Our foster dogs were adopted by amazing families after being thoroughly screened.
When it was time for us to adopt, we drove to BAS to bring home our baby. We were so impressed with their facilities, the caring they showed to all of the dogs. They never give up on any dogs, even those who are not adoptable.
I once rescued a mangy dog off the street. BAS picked him up, spent months treating and caring for him, then found him a forever home.
We regularly refer friends who are looking to adopt, including one just last week. All are thrilled with how BAS found them their perfect match.
I cannot say enough about this caring organization.
I have adopted 3 dogs from BAS and have been a volunteer for over a year. This organization only cares that the dog is in the appropriate home and provides that opportunity with the 2 week foster period before the final adoption. The dogs are very well socialized and have had all their vaccinations. The adoption applications are carefully screened and follow ups are done very shortly after the dog is placed. The volunteers are very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable and deeply care for all of the dogs. I would never adopt from another organization.
I have just adopted my 3rd dog from BAS. This is the only rescue organization from which I would adopt. My first dog was adopted 14 years ago but died in 2018. He was a smart funny guy with a terrier personality. We were devastated so I started volunteering for BAS, thus the 2 new dogs. It is such a positive experience and the dogs are healthy and well socialized. The volunteers are so helpful and knowledgeable; the most important thing is they truly care that the dog is placed in the appropriate home. The foster/adopt is such a great way to get to know the dog and make sure it’s the right fit for everyone. My Maxwell came from a hoarding situation so he has taken a lot of patience to allow him to work through his fears but I see so much improvement from 6 months ago. Our newest member (Willow) is a beautiful perfect larger dog who is friendly and well socialized. BAS provides support and help for as long as you need it, even after the final adoption. I highly recommend this organization for the kind and knowledgeable volunteers and for their devotion to helping dogs.
We have adopted four cats from BAS. I am very impressed with Kathleen’s dedication to find a good home for the animals in her care. She gave us several good tips on home safety and cat care. Our kitties were in very good health and settled into their new home very nicely.
We’ve adopted 4 cats from BAS over the years. Kathleen came to our house and had a few suggestions on preparing our home for our new babies. She even came over the next day to give 2 of our kitties their last vaccinations. I’ve e seen the volunteers in action and they are very ‘personable’ and give the kitties one in one attention. We are very happy with our new family members.
Kind, caring, sanctuary for so many lost or unwanted animals. They care deeply for their, hopefully temporary, resident animals and work tirelessly on a shoestring budget and donations. Thank u Baja Animal Sanctuary!
We adopted Layla this Feb and it was such an easy process. I first saw her online and contacted BAS who told me she was already set to meet a family but they would keep me in mind. Luckily for us it wasn’t a right match and Layla’s foster mom contacted me to see if we were still interested. I was, and she was so kind to send more pictures and videos. Knowing how shy Layla was, we met Layla at her foster house. It was love at first sight although since things were contingent on her getting along with my present dog, it was reassuring that BAS has a 2 wk foster period before finalizing adoptions. Now Layla and Chestnut play together all the time and it’s been so helpful for her to learn from him. I have been very impressed with the dedication of BAS Volunteers/fosters to find forever homes for the animals! They truly care to match the right family to the dogs and they even do an extra step of a home visit to make sure everyone is happy.
My precious pups were rescued by this wonderful group! I adopted them together and our lives have been blessed by both of them. Thank you BAS for your commitment to these helpless animals.
I met my heart dog through Baja Animal Sanctuary. We've been together for about a year and a half and she's the best dog ever. Everyone who meets her loves her, can't believe she was a rescue, and tells me they wish they'd adopted her. If I ever get another dog, I'll only adopt from Baja.
The adoption was thorough and fair, putting the dog's best interest first but keeping the process easy and straight forward.
We adopted Marcus about 5 years ago and he has become the best friend ever. He is gentle and goofy and loves walks more than anything.. Except maybe food. We had a great experience with the Baja Animal Sanctuary. You can tell how much they care about animals. So happy to have Marcus in our lives.
This rescue was very communicative and wonderful to work with. Each of the volunteers I spoke with has such passion for animals and I was impressed with the efficient system they have to find homes for their animals. Our senior dog Allie (on the right) was cared for by them for a few years before being considered socially ready for adoption. We recently took her to the vet and she got a glowing bill of health— it is apparent that their dogs are very well taken care of. I had spoken with multiple rescues before we adopted our new family member and we really enjoyed the whole experience with Baja Animal Sanctuary.
I adopted a 4 month old puppy from BAS. I love how they begin with a foster period to ensure a good match, and will actually come out to conduct a site visit before they are officially adopted. He is now going on 2 years old, and is the best dog ever. Thank you BAS for your efforts in rescuing and giving him a better chance at life!
I adopted my dog from BAS about four months ago and I’m still in awe of how much they truly care for their animals! The adoption process was so easy and they were so friendly! When they came to do the home visit, I knew for sure that I adopted from the right organization. They go above and beyond to make sure there is a good fit and set you up for success with your new fur baby!
Great non-profit saving homeless dogs from Mexico. The adoption process was quick and easy. We live our Rubi.
We have adopted two dogs with BAS and our experience from beginning to end through the whole process was incredible. The volunteers and staff are friendly, supportive, and truly are passionate about what they do. I could not be happier with our experience and our BAS rescues have brought so much love and light into our lives.
We adopted Kobe in February 2016. The staff is very friendly and professional. We love Baja and we will use them again for our next pet.
Awesome nonprofit. I got my pup from them and donate when I can!
We adopted our fur baby Cali, formerly Ashley over a year ago. The representatives from BAS were very kind, informative, helpful and professional. We were impressed with how they came to check our home and make sure it was suitable for our future dog. They followed up with us and made sure Cali was a good fit for our family. If we choose to add another dog to our family, we will surely go to BAS first.
I called them about this poor dog that was obviously lost from her family (a few days after fireworks 4th of July). They came right over, we’re kind n gentle to this shy frightened dog. They took her to Thier sanctuary and looked for her owners, eventually finding her a new home. ❤️
Baja Animal Sanctuary is the best. They truly care about matching animals who need homes to the perfect family. Out Lani was a Baja Dog, and the sanctuary helped complete our family!
Baja Animal Sanctuary truly stands behind their mission to provide a safe haven for dogs and cats. I’ve been able to experience many of their adoption events firsthand and have visited the sanctuary many times. Every volunteer I’ve worked with has exhibited the utmost professionalism and care for animals. I’m so impressed with the work they do with their regular spay/neuter clinics. I’m so grateful to be part of their volunteer network.
I have 2 dogs from BAS, 7 and 11 now. The volunteers and director were wonderful to work with. They made the process easy and answered all of my questions. They are dedicated to finding the right home for their animals.
I adopted Max in 2009 and Cookie in 2013 from BAS. I had a great experience both times. Max was a very shy dog that took a bit to get adjusted but once he did, he became the best dog ever. Cookie fit right in immediately. They both get along great with my other two dogs and cat. The adoption process was easy with both being fixed and having all shots. It is great the first 2 weeks are a foster period to make sure everything is working before becoming official. I love these pups more than anything and thank BAS for giving them a chance to live a happy and healthy life. Now I volunteer with BAS at their adoption events and many of my friends have also adopted and had great experiences.
BAS is so nice to work with, we are so lucky we found our pup through them 6 years ago. Highly recommended!
I adopted my pup from BAS and loved working with them. It was smooth, no-hassle process. They do a really great job of socializing the dogs, before they're adopted and you can tell they're really invested in making sure the dogs go to great homes.
We adopted our beautiful little Girl, Poppy (formerly known as Vanilla) from Baja Animal Sanctuary (BAS) in September 2018 following the loss of one of our beloved corgis, Annie, to stomach cancer. As this is the second Corgi we lost to cancer, we decided we would adopt our next dog. I looked through PetFinders and found Poppy who was available through BAS. When we brought Poppy into our lives, we had to introduce her to our Corgi, Cody, who for the first week wasn't very welcoming but after that time, they became best buds. We also had to work with Poppy on separation anxiety in coordination with our wonderful vets at Mast Blvd Pet Hospital (Santee, CA) with a combination of medicine and behavioral modification. Poppy is our sweet little sunshine as she is so happy to see us that if I just look at her, her tail wags so fast that her whole body gets into that wag. As BAS is located in Baja, they bring dogs to the San Diego area for adoption at a pet store. When we picked up Poppy, she was well cared for and had her shots. The adoption process is not super invasive as other groups I have past experience with, but it is thorough and a volunteer does a home check several weeks after adoption to see how things are going before the adoption is finalized. Please check out BAS' website (http://www.bajaanimalsanctuary.org/) as the story is so heartwarming to read and there are photos so you can see their facility. BAS is a no-kill facility with wonderful volunteers who take care of animals who for whatever reason are not adoptable for the rest of their life. I think BAS' tag line says it all: "On behalf of those who have no voice." If you are unable to adopt a pet from BAS, please consider donating money to this very worthy organization as they take in any animal in need. Please check BAS out!!
I have been loosely involved with several rescues and closely involved with Baja Animal Sanctuary. My commitment to BAS over the other rescues is due to the ethical and professional way they operate. They truly focus on the welfare of their animals before, ,during and after the adoption process. I have seen them go out of their way and what is required of a rescue to help the family and their adopted dog.
We adopted our first dog from Baja Animal Sanctuary 6 months ago, she brings so much joy and love into our lives. Baja is a great organization that provides care, shelters, socialization, spay and neuter, vaccinations, and services for sick and injured animals. We had a terrific experience adopting through the sanctuary and working with their volunteers to find the best dog for us. Would highly recommend.
I found out about BAS when my sister adopted her pooch from them 8 years ago. She had such a great experience that I decided to adopt from them as well. They were very helpful and supportive during the adoption process, answering my many questions. I like that they do a two-week foster period to make sure it's a good fit for the pup and you. I've recently started volunteering with BAS at their dog adoption events; it's so much fun to meet the pups and see how happy people are to take them home. BAS does such great work in Baja rescuing dogs and cats, including providing free spay and neuter clinics. I can't say enough good things about them!
We were grieving the loss of one of our two dogs and our remaining dog was really sad and listless. We searched around and happily found BAS and their many adorable pups which we could see and read about online. We love the way they educate, and emphasize the responsibility, and commitment to the nurture of animals—- our pets are family members, not just cute commodities. The adoption process is easy and is followed up by a home visit to insure good matches of families and pets. We went to meet the pup we had preselected online and ended up with two!!!❤️❤️Another dog had been passed over twice but we knew she was meant for us. She is so smart and wonderful! She lives up to her name “ Whoa Nellie “.
Our 2 BAS dogs are now 3 years old, well trained, very healthy, and are devoted to us, each other and to our original “ alpha” female,
Willow. The BAS pups are well socialized from birth.
Do not hesitate to support this committed group that does so much good for all of us in managing the population of tragically abandoned and abused animals, preventing spread of disease and unwanted litters, and especially uniting families with beloved pets.
We can’t thank you enough!
Cate and Mike
We adopted our dog Rosie front Baja Animal Sanctuary and it was such a pleasant experience. They care so much about every animal and put so much love into everything they do. Highly recommend them to anyone looking to adopt!
Both of my dogs I have adopted from BAS within the last 2.5 yrs. All of the volunteers/directors are truly dedicated to helping animals in need and finding them their forever homes. Before adopting my first dog I spoke with several other rescues who didn’t have half of the compassion BAS does for both the animals and families they pair them with. They are helpful, organized, personable, and possess every quality you would want to see in a non profit rescue.
The organization is top notch. They helped me adopt a 5 Month old Labrador mix. She’s been a great addition to the family.
This fabulous animal rescue provides the best care and active involvement to find forever homes for animals from the streets of Mexico. They provide spray and neutering clinics at a very low cost. They also Provide medical treatment to sick and injured animals who have no one else. We have adopted from them for years and have been amazing by the wonderful pets and caring volunteers.
i adopted my first BAS dog in 2008. I had recently lost one of my dogs and his brother, Buster, was very lonely. Although the dog I had applied for was already spoken for, after describing my situation I was given a recommendation for an available dog. I took Buster to meet her and it was love at first site! Her name was Nadia, which I changed to Molly. She was extremely timid but instantly bonded with Buster and quickly came out of her shell. She's honestly the sweetest, affectionate dog I've ever had. Shortly before I was time to say goodbye to Buster I went back to BAS to find a companion for Molly, knowing she would have a difficult time with his loss. Her name was Anita!!! So of course i renamed her to Bella. She was and is still a timid girl but when she warms up to you she'll be your best friend. And finally 2 years ago I adopted my 3rd BAS dog. Bertha, now named Daisy, was a senior who instantly stole my heart. She's quiet, so well behaved despite what was probably an sad and rough life prior to being rescued, and incredibly loving and affectionate.
Shortly after adopting my 2nd dog I began volunteering because I truly appreciate the work BAS does and the effort that's made to find the right home for their animals - not just putting any dog in any home. Over the last several years I've been volunteering more, helping with adoptions and following up with adopters. It's some of the most rewarding work I've ever done. And while I've always been an animal advocate the experience has helped me see the hard, tireless work from the rescuers perspective.
We adopted our dog from here almost 8 years ago and we just love her. We were very happy with the adoption process. I really love how BAS has you technically “foster” the dog for the first two weeks. I think that’s a great way to make sure the dog has found the right forever home. I think BAS does great work for the homeless dogs in Baja!
There was this poor homeless dog and I called Baja Animal Sanctuary. They came right over, coaxed the dog into Thier car and took her to thier facility. They vaccinated her, bathed her, fed her and took her across border to US and found her a new forever home. They are wonderful loving people!!
I have volunteered with BAS for the last 9 years. Everyone from the folks who bring in rescues to those who place them to those who foster and finally to those who adopt are amazing, generous people who have an additional gene in their makeup. I’m so fortunate to be part of this rescue organization.
Our dogs all had their start at Baja Sanctuary. Their first priority is matching dogs to the right owner- Judy is a Saint!
The animals here who so often comefrim terrible situations om the street, and with Sunny and amazing team, they are cared for, healed and loved. A true sanctuary. A wonderful place to find a furever friend.
We've been talking about adopting a rescue for a few years but wanted to wait until our children were older. This summer we decided it was time. I found Baja online and started looking at their available dogs. One particular puppy caught my eye. I filled out the adoption application and was approved. We went to pick him up the very next day! We called him Harley and he's such a sweetheart! I knew exactly what to do in case he got sick during the 2 week foster period and a volunteer called me a couple times during those 2 weeks to see how Harley was doing. It's been two months and we are so happy with Harley! He brings light to our world and our children love spending time with him. He's truly a part of our family!! I love the work Baja does. They are amazing!
I adopted a 8 year old Wheaten Terrier/Baja Blend from Baja Animal Sanctuary. She had been living on the streets for years. A BAS volunteer recused her and she was given wonderful care at the sanctuary. Undoubtedly, she was a puppy machine while living rough and was spayed immediately, given all her vaccines and is living a wonderful life because of her care.
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I adopted a German Shepard puppy from Baja Animal Sanctuary. After searching for 2 months for just the right puppy for a play mate for my 2 yr old Rottie. After bring the puppy home on Sat. I gave her a drink of water and took her out to the back yard so she could go poddy. As soon as I had put her down she went pee the let loose with the runniest smelliest poop I had ever seen. Now I knew I was getting her so I had already made a vet appointment with my vet For Monday morning. For a puppy check. She had diarrhea Sat and Sunday. After letting my vet know where she came from and the Oder of the diarrhea. My vet needed a sample and feared Giardia. I took the puppy home and by 2pm had the sample for my vet. The results were back by morning at the vet. In the mean time late Monday night my 2 yr old Rottie starting having the same smelly diarrhea. He was very healthy. Up to date on all his shot. All his yearly examams. No problems with him. By morning when the vet called to tell me it was Giardia. Both dogs were fully infected. It's now Tuesday morning. So I am back at the vet with both dogs. Getting educated by my vet about picking up the running diarrhea right away. And wiping there butts and paws. I wore rubber gloves. I washed there bowls there toys in bleach. Thursday night I start getting pain in my adamond like I was passing a kiddey stone. That is what I thought it was having gone threw that 2 yrs prior. Low and behold I also had Giardia. Of course I am keeping the puppy. The dogs stools r not completely hard but r harder. I am in $700.00 in vet bills and I am still not done there they both have to go back in a week for more test. And $300.00 for my medical. Plus the $200.00 I spent to purchase the puppy. My vet said they knew this puppy was sick and had diarrhea. Sure they do wonderful things by taking in strays. But to be that desparet to pass off sick dogs to people. Is unexcusable.
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