Baja 34 Animal Rescue Fund

$75,509 of $80,000 goal

Raised by 1,945 people in 54 months
Diana Finman Hall
for Baja Dogs La Paz, Inc.
 Eagan, MN

100% of Donations are going to help these neglected pets. Through our partnership with Baja Dogs La Paz we are saving lives every day! Read below to hear the story of how we came to help these pups.

Even though traumatic cases capture the most attention, food remains our highest expense. Annual food cost is $48,680.00 (USD) and this allows us to save 160 dogs. You can help us with this by becoming one of our monthly donors. Even a small donation can help. For example:
​      $20 a month feeds a puppy or small dog
      $50 a month feeds a medium to large size dog

If you are interested in adopting, please go to  http://bajadogslapaz.org/adoption-process/ 

If you live in the US or Canada and prefer to mail a check, please make payable to and send to:
Baja Dogs La Paz, 11149 Bootes Street, San Diego, CA 92126
Please note that your donation is for the Baja 34 Pack!

Our Story:

On a vacation trip to La Paz, Mexico, we discovered a large pack of stray dogs and cats living on the beach together. Most of them were very thin and in need of medical attention. We counted 34 puppies, dogs, and cats living together in one big pack. 

The overpopulation of dogs in Mexico is a known problem, with an estimated 10,000 dogs in the state of Baja California Sur alone, but we were awestruck by the number of dogs and cats living in one pack and trying to survive together.

We knew immediately that we needed to help these dogs and cats as best we could. We discovered on our trip there was no way to bring any of them back with us due to regulations and requirements. We provided food and water for them daily, but felt helpless not being able to do more. We researched rescue groups in the area and discovered K9 Rancho Del Perro, a no-kill shelter, was working hard to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome the dogs of La Paz, however, their facility was full.  We also found Baja Dogs La Paz, an organization created out of the US to help the dogs of La Paz with donations and organizing transfer of dogs to the US and Canada for adoption. These organizations have been very helpful and have assisted us in our creation of a project to take care of the Baja 34 Pack!


We are determined to do our part to raise funds to help this pack of stray dogs and cats. This site will generate tax-deductible funds that will go straight to the Baja 34 Rescue Project. Our goal is to help the dogs that are already at the refuge facility so they can be found homes which will open up space for our pack to get help. There are many that need immediate medical care, we need to spay and neuter in a clean and safe environment, and we would love to bring some of these pups home to find their forever families in the the state of Minnesota!

More about the Baja 34 "pack”…
·     We counted 34 in total: 8 puppies about 3-4 weeks old, 5 puppies about 14 weeks old, 14 adult dogs and 7 cats.
·     There is a homeless man sharing his meals with them. His name is Jorge and he is an animal lover and takes care of them as best he can. Unfortunately, since none of the dogs are fixed, things have gotten out of hand. Jorge gets some money helping folks with their fishing boats but he lives there on the beach in his makeshift home. We don’t speak Spanish and he doesn’t speak English, but he knew we were there to help and accepted our water and food (for him and the animals). He showed us the new puppies and I think he hoped we would take some with. Sadly, we couldn’t.
·     Of course they are skinny – some more than others and many need medical help. One appeared to have a broken tail that was infected for example.
·     We couldn’t believe how they all got along! We fed them as one big pack and they just dove for the food and had no food aggression – even with the cats! We had some wet food and could feed them a forkful of food one at a time and they would all sit there and take turns, yes, even with the cats. They were well behaved and very friendly. It took a while for a couple of them to trust us, but in the end they were all happy to eat out of our hands – even the toughest little guy finally came around.
·     Those of you who know us, know our passion for taking care of animals. It wasn't a surprise that as soon as we saw the pack, we didn't even have to say anything, we just pulled over and immediately went up to them to learn more. Was it coincidence that we were there or destiny? We truly believe we were meant to be the people to help rescue these animals. At one point we drove down a side road so we could take a picture of the beach on which these animals were living. It wasn't until reviewing pictures that Jeff noticed the name on the boat in front. Coincidence?


Each and every one of these dogs and cats are well behaved and would make wonderful family pets. We were in awe of their trust in us and we saw hope in their eyes. Although they are starving for food, it was apparent they are also starving for love. Anything you can spare will help us toward our goal of rescuing them. A few dollars here will fill an empty puppy belly, help an animal in pain, or give them another day to survive.  Reaching our funding goal will help the Baja 34 pack and so many more animals in need. Thank you for reading and sharing our story with those who can also help.   
Sincerely,
Jeff & Diana Hall

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LET'S HELP ROCO!

Roco is a calm, quiet and gentle medium-large dog with the most stunning golden eyes. He is a happy go lucky dog who absolutely loves his human companion and shows it by smiling wide when you are near . Roco is infinitely grateful for his new life being cared and is waiting for his forever family.

Roco is considered special needs because he has diminished hearing in both ears. In spite of that, he loves humans, is friendly, and deserves a great home. We can help get the word out for him and find him that home! Please share his story and link. His family is out there somewhere!

Find out more about Roco here: https://bajadogslapaz.org/adoptions/Roco-2018153D
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Did you know you can see many of the "Happy Ev-Fur After" pics of pups we've found homes for? Just check out this page of our website! http://www.baja34.org/happy-e-fur-afters-.html
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Heading from MSP to SJD soon? We need your help! These 3 crates need to be transported back to La Paz, Mexico so we can fill them with more puppies heading north to their new homes! A standard carry-on will nest in them (as shown) and we will pay the overweight checked bag fee for you (the crates weigh about 30lbs). We will arrange for a volunteer to meet you at Cabo. Easy-peasy! Let us know if you are willing to help us get them back or pass this on to anyone you know going who could help. Thank you!
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I can't believe it's been 4 YEARS since we found our struggling "Baja 34" pack on that beach in La Paz. So much has happened! Together we have raised enough funds to rescue over 300 dogs and several cats too!
From getting those first 40 out of the local shelter and to Minnesota so our pack could go to the shelter for aid, to seeing them again after they were well enough to travel north, to finding them forever homes (even the tough ones), to officially partnering with the fabulous Baja Dogs La Paz, Inc. for continuous rescue of dogs locally and to the US, a new wellness program for the animals there, countless rescues and care of animals by tireless and dedicated volunteers, and the creation of some life long friends with folks who love these deserving pets as much as we do, it's been a fantastic ride!
We can't thank everyone enough for your continued support. Rescuers & Rescatistas, Fosters, Transporters, Supporters and anyone who has ever shared our story - THANK YOU! We are constantly amazed and humbled by the passion of so many that are dedicated to making a difference "four paws at a time". We are looking forward to more great rescues and rescue stories in the next year. :-D Thank you for following along and supporting when you can, whether its with donations, spreading the word, adopting, or just your words of encouragement.

Sincerely,
Jeff & Diana
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Kirsten Jungert Horcher
51 months ago

I'm part of a rescue in IL.... if these dogs can get to the U.S. we can help place them. Pls contact me - AHeart4AnimalsAnimalWelfare@gmail.com

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Marilyn Holzerland
51 months ago

You guys need to use a program that takes Paypal. That is the only way we donate and many others as well. You are losing out on many impulse givers by not taking Paypal. We want to donate, but can't. ARGH!

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Wendy Thiessen
51 months ago

I agree with the PayPal comment. I think you would get a lot more donations with a paypal link. Even if it's one on your camp bow wow page. Thanks for helping all these animals. It takes special people to take on so many strays at once, especially when they are in another country.

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Diana Finman Hall
47 months ago

Please go here to donate via PayPal: http://tinyurl.com/q358fk4. And, please like this comment so it shows at the top of the comment page and others can find the link. Thank you!

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Elisabeth Perrin
52 months ago
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Hi, glad the dogs are all out, just wondering how the cats are doing?

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Rita Dluzak
51 months ago
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Jeff and Diana...Bless both of you! If only more people were like you two, the world would be a much better place. Thank you for caring for these creatures that needed you.

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Lisa Brueckner
51 months ago
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Thank you for rescuing these dogs and cats. I would love to adopt a Dog and make a contribution...

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Robbie Mar
51 months ago
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Tips for goFund me. . How about explaining the pet adoption process for Mexico on the front page and show the fee. This would REALLY help you and people who want to adopt a pet

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Bella Mersea
51 months ago
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Your choosing to help...the conviction, the courage, the compassion, and commitment is so greatly appreciated. Thank-you.

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Ro Huntington
51 months ago
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Fantastic news that you have placed 34 animals. I am pleased to have donated and thank you for everything you have done for them,

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Lori Rundle
51 months ago
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Glad to see you have almost reached your goal. Could you please give the name of the rescue that was in charge of the sterilization program? Seems like the best way to help that country's strays is to contribute to programs like that.

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Teran Neff
51 months ago
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I see alot of stories about the dogs getting rescued. What about the cats and kitttens??

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Theresa Garzon
51 months ago
3
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Amazing teamwork and love to get these babies what they need. You simply are Angels!!!!!

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Diana Finman Hall
48 months ago
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You can donate via pay pal at http://www.bajadogslapaz.org/page/481381602 thank you!!

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Diana Hall
50 months ago
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Check payments or Paypal donations can be via the Baja Dogs La Paz site: http://www.bajadogslapaz.org/page/481381602 Please note that your donation is for the Baja 34 Pack! Thank you!

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Sonya Lee
51 months ago
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Such an amazing story

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Naomi Perez Marchand
53 months ago
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Thank you for helping these animals!

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Judy Zwyghuizen
51 months ago
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That is the most kind a generious thing I've seen of facebook GOD BLESS you guy's If it was me I'd also do the same thing!

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Jamie Girard
51 months ago
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I don`t have the money to contribute right now, but God bless you for what you have done!! I have shared your post and will pray for you and the babies!!! Thank you for being the best of humanity!!

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Fangfang Wen
51 months ago
1
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You are doing a great thing! Its an amazing story!

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Raised by 1,945 people in 54 months
Created February 18, 2015
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I donated because of the extraordinary effort it takes to handle these furry humans and find homes.

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So really proud of you all helping animals and changing lives for the better

Kirsten Jungert Horcher
51 months ago

I'm part of a rescue in IL.... if these dogs can get to the U.S. we can help place them. Pls contact me - AHeart4AnimalsAnimalWelfare@gmail.com

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Marilyn Holzerland
51 months ago

You guys need to use a program that takes Paypal. That is the only way we donate and many others as well. You are losing out on many impulse givers by not taking Paypal. We want to donate, but can't. ARGH!

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Wendy Thiessen
51 months ago

I agree with the PayPal comment. I think you would get a lot more donations with a paypal link. Even if it's one on your camp bow wow page. Thanks for helping all these animals. It takes special people to take on so many strays at once, especially when they are in another country.

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Diana Finman Hall
47 months ago

Please go here to donate via PayPal: http://tinyurl.com/q358fk4. And, please like this comment so it shows at the top of the comment page and others can find the link. Thank you!

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Elisabeth Perrin
52 months ago
9
9

Hi, glad the dogs are all out, just wondering how the cats are doing?

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Rita Dluzak
51 months ago
7
7

Jeff and Diana...Bless both of you! If only more people were like you two, the world would be a much better place. Thank you for caring for these creatures that needed you.

+ Read More
Lisa Brueckner
51 months ago
6
6

Thank you for rescuing these dogs and cats. I would love to adopt a Dog and make a contribution...

+ Read More
Robbie Mar
51 months ago
5
5

Tips for goFund me. . How about explaining the pet adoption process for Mexico on the front page and show the fee. This would REALLY help you and people who want to adopt a pet

+ Read More
Bella Mersea
51 months ago
4
4

Your choosing to help...the conviction, the courage, the compassion, and commitment is so greatly appreciated. Thank-you.

+ Read More
Ro Huntington
51 months ago
3
3

Fantastic news that you have placed 34 animals. I am pleased to have donated and thank you for everything you have done for them,

+ Read More
Lori Rundle
51 months ago
3
3

Glad to see you have almost reached your goal. Could you please give the name of the rescue that was in charge of the sterilization program? Seems like the best way to help that country's strays is to contribute to programs like that.

+ Read More
Teran Neff
51 months ago
3
3

I see alot of stories about the dogs getting rescued. What about the cats and kitttens??

+ Read More
Theresa Garzon
51 months ago
3
3

Amazing teamwork and love to get these babies what they need. You simply are Angels!!!!!

+ Read More
Diana Finman Hall
48 months ago
2
2

You can donate via pay pal at http://www.bajadogslapaz.org/page/481381602 thank you!!

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Diana Hall
50 months ago
2
2

Check payments or Paypal donations can be via the Baja Dogs La Paz site: http://www.bajadogslapaz.org/page/481381602 Please note that your donation is for the Baja 34 Pack! Thank you!

+ Read More
Sonya Lee
51 months ago
2
2

Such an amazing story

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Naomi Perez Marchand
53 months ago
2
2

Thank you for helping these animals!

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Judy Zwyghuizen
51 months ago
1
1

That is the most kind a generious thing I've seen of facebook GOD BLESS you guy's If it was me I'd also do the same thing!

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Jamie Girard
51 months ago
1
1

I don`t have the money to contribute right now, but God bless you for what you have done!! I have shared your post and will pray for you and the babies!!! Thank you for being the best of humanity!!

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Fangfang Wen
51 months ago
1
1

You are doing a great thing! Its an amazing story!

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