Adopt A Pet
If you’re in the market for a new furry family member, please consider adopting a dog or cat from our shelter. There are limited options for finding animals good permanent homes here in Cozumel Mexico but you can help. Some of our animals, especially our adult cats, have lived at the shelter for years.
Whether you live in Cozumel Mexico or not, check out our 100% Island Critters and contact us if you would like further information on adoption procedures.
If you don’t live here, we can help you get your new friend home. A dog or a cat can travel with you depending on the airline. There are no quarantine requirements and all you need is a health certificate, which our vet can provide. If for some reason your pet cannot travel with you, we can request help to escort the dog/cat to your home.
Help Foster An Animal In Need
Our Foster Program is a cooperative effort on the part of our shelter and generous volunteers, to provide specialized care to animals that are not yet ready for the adoption process or shelter environment. Orphaned kittens and puppies whose immune systems are not yet fully developed or were separated from their mothers’ before they were fully weaned and animals that require special care are placed into foster homes.
You can help by fostering which is a very rewarding experience – you get to prepare an animal for adoption, plus it allows us the space for more animals at the shelter so that more pets can find their forever home. When you foster an animal, we provide you with guidance and all the essentials for their care. You provide the love!
Help Escort An Animal To Their New Home
So many people visiting the island fall in love with a dog or cat at the shelter, or sometimes even a stray that they find. Once they return home they can’t stop thinking about those sweet eyes, that wagging tail or those funny ears. They are determined to save the animal’s life by giving them a good home and the love they need. They want to somehow get the animal to their home in the U.S. or Canada.
We are always looking for friends who can escort that lucky dog or cat to their new home abroad and you can help. If you have it in your heart to help with this step, we make it easy for you. We will take care of all the details such as paperwork and booking the animal with the airline.
One of our volunteers will meet you at the Cozumel Mexico airport (or sometimes even the Cancun airport) with the animal in an approved carrier and assist you at check-in.
All you have to do is be the person attached to that animal, and you will truly be giving them the opportunity of a great life. All escorts have reported nothing but good experiences and all say they would do it again. So before your next trip out of Cozumel Mexico, please contact us about escorting a pet on your flight. Being an escort is truly helping save an animal’s life! Please contact Laura at: [email protected] if you would like to be a Pet Escort.
Sponsor A Kennel
Kennel sponsors are individuals, families or businesses that make a commitment to support our shelter for an entire year. Their name and/or business logo is colorfully painted on the wall of a kennel, which not only lets us express recognition to our supporters but also makes the overall look of the shelter more cheerful. We have now 19 kennel sponsors, some of whom give their contribution monthly or annually, and some who support us with services rather than cash. The minimum in cash for one year is $500 dollars.
For more information on how you can help by sponsoring a kennel, please contact Deb McBride at [email protected].
Sponsor Our Free Spay and Neuter Program
We have a free spay and neuter program available for Cozumel Mexico. We perform on average 2,000 surgeries a year and just the supplies needed to perform them are very high.
For $300 USD you can help sponsor the materials needed to perform an average of 20 surgeries. With this we will be preventing unwanted litters of dogs and cats.
Be An Active Volunteer
If you are the type of person that enjoys hands-on work with the animals at the shelter, we can always use help walking and bathing dogs, playing with the dogs or cats, socializing those with special needs, etc.
We also hold monthly Adoption Fairs in the Mega parking lot, which is coordinated by our volunteers. This is a great way to get to know some of our shelter pets as well as make new friends with other volunteers!
If you have medical skills, you can help our vets in a variety of ways – from administering treatments to helping in the surgery room. If you have a particular skill or talent, there may be something you can do to better the shelter operation or facilities, or simply to make our animals happy.
Be A Corporate Sponsor
If you’re looking for a great way to get your business involved in the community and enhance your image as a good corporate citizen, look no further than our Corporate Sponsorship program. This is an excellent opportunity to let hundreds of people know that you care!
Businesses that donate a minimum of $500 pesos per month to The Humane Society of Cozumel are given space on our Corporate Sponsors page with your company logo, information about your business and a link to your company’s website. Everybody wins!
Please contact Deb McBride at: [email protected] to learn more about Corporate Sponsorship opportunities.
Help Donate Supplies
Make wishes come true for our shelter animals by donating items on our Wish List. These items help us care for them while they await their new homes and provide our resident vets with much needed medical supplies. Please contact us at [email protected] if you can help donate any of these items or if you would like to make a cash donation towards their purchase. New or gently used items are gratefully accepted!