Here’s how to help Tulum’s stray dogs your next vacay



 When I was thinking about writing my very first Tulum, Mexico blog post, I wondered where I would start.  Would it be about the night I spent at the insta famous Azulik Hotel, or about all of the different Cenote’s I went to? Or on where I found the best veggie tacos and the booziest of cocktails? Or perhaps about how I hired a kick ass female photographer to take my vacay pics and how you should do the exact same. Nope, it’s gonna be about the day I spent bawling over all the stray pups and how I hooked up with Help Tulum Dogs.



I have done so many amazing things in Tulum, but none called out to me to be my very first blog post ever. I had read a ton of Tulum blogs and wanted my first one to be different than the others and there was one problem in Tulum that none of the bloggers or Instagrammer’s talked about. The one thing about Tulum that never came up in any of my countless hours of travel research was …. THE PUPS. Tulum has a very serious stray, neglected, abused, abandoned dog issue. 




On my first trip to Tulum, Mexico I was completely caught off guard. After spending a couple of blissful nights on the beach, I moved into the more economically friendlier town. I was absolutely crushed by what I saw. There were so many stray hungry pups. The very first night there, I went back to my hotel in tears. I’m pretty sure as I dramatically wailed, the staff must have been convinced that it was the margaritas or hormones. I returned the very next day in the exact same distraught state. I spent the afternoon sprinkling dog food like confetti. I had filled my bike basket up with dog food and hit the streets. Upon my return my new pal at the front desk realized that I was serious, and not an emotionally unstable loon. She showed me a group of gals on facebook that I should connect with.


Help Tulum Dogs – Home | Facebook


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helping Tulum dogs



Dog food for tulum dogs



Immediately I got in contact with Help Tulum Dogs. I wasn’t exactly sure of what I could do, I just knew I had to try. Tulum has no shelter and these ladies do what they can to help the dogs. They improve the life of street dogs in Tulum through education, fostering, sterilization clinics, adoption and a shit ton more. They informed me they always need Flight Angels, peeps to fly Tulum dogs to their new foster or furever homes in Canada or the U.S.  I couldn’t wait to get onboard 😉 and jumped at the chance.




Help Tulum Dog’s got it all organized for me. All I had to do was give them my flight info. They set everything up for me and had all the required paperwork ready to go. Someone even went with me to the Cancun airport, making sure every thing went well. Super easy, rewarding as all hell, and stress free. The new family or foster meets your arrival airport.




I brought back a mom and pup that were rescued from the streets. In trying to keep her babies safe she somehow managed to get them stuck behind a wire fence, where she was unable to reach them. She was absolutely the sweetest. I am so happy someone came to their rescue. Mom and son have both found their furever homes and are living their very best lives. I even get updates. Help Tulum dogs is just freaking spectacular.











For the puppy lovers out there, there’s another way you can help Tulum dogs. YOGA WITH RESCUE PUPS! Yoga Dicha Studio in town has donation based , all levels, Aligned flow yoga classes with the pups! All monies raised support Help Tulum Dogs and Peso for Paws. Richelle is the yoga studio owner as well as Pesos for Paws founder. She is also an integral part of Help Tulum dogs. I kind of secretly worship her 😉


I had the chance to meet my idol, as I attended the class as well. I’m very much a beginner when it comes to yoga, aka zero experience. Yoga in the evening I found out was not my forte. I may or may not have spent the entire afternoon on the beach guzzling boozy concoctions. Next time I will do the morning class. 😉 I was lucky enough however, to be saved. Right when I thought I could go no further, I was blessed enough to have a pupster pee on my yoga mat.


I can’t tell you how hard the ladies involved with these rescues work. Next time you head to Tulum visit the yoga studio. Make a donation . Foster if you’re there for an extended period. Volunteer at a spay/neuter clinic or  help bring a mexipup to its new home. Trust me its super fucking rewarding.


Yoga with Rescue Pups – Yoga Dicha Studio in Tulum,Mexico


Pesos for Paws – Yoga Dicha Studio in Tulum, Mexico


                  YOGA WITH RESCUE PUPS



  1. Stacey says:

    Wow! Thanks for shedding some light on this issue! And kudos for jumping right in to help this cause! I can’t wait to read more of your posts.

    • stacey birch says:

      Thank you so much!!!! It’s totally why I have started blogging. I want to be able to work remotely and help and foster the pups.

  2. Maria says:

    This was so interesting to learn about. I too had never heard about this issue. Thanks for writing about it!

  3. Kelly says:

    I love this post! Oh my gosh you nailed your first one out of the park girl! Yes!

    • stacey birch says:

      OMG ! Thank you so very much. I was really unsure of myself, being my first blog post and all, then add the pressure of a cause that’s so near and dear to me… so i really appreciate this. xoxo

  4. Valerie says:

    Thank you so much for this info and your big heart!! My girlfriend and I are going for my birthday and I’m going to see if I can connect there and maybe fly a pup back to LA.
    : )

  5. Loren says:

    Hi, thanks for your post. I recently travelled to Tulum and so heartbroken to see all the homeless pups roaming the streets. I’d like to get involved and help out. If you have more info to help the homeless dogs in mexico, please email me. Thanks <3

  6. Flavia Jasmine Falletta says:

    I am so glad I stumbled across this. I have been so sad since I left Tulum pre-covid. As soon as I got back to Canada we literally went into an extremely long lock down for 3 months. We have been continuously on and off going into lock downs and it has ruined my plan to go back to Mexico. When I left Tulum in 2020 I was devastated by all of the stray dogs and cats everywhere. I am an animal lover and have been rescuing for many years. I was a magnet in Tulum, so many of the strays were approaching me almost as if they knew I was going to help them. I fed as many as I could but felt hopeless. How could I help all these strays??? I really want to help in any way I can but would love to adopt and help find homes for them. What can I do to help?

  7. nikki says:


    I just wanted to say how GRATEFUl and relieved I am for you guys. Today is my first day back home in FL from a sad sad vacation in Tulum, MX. What I thought was going to be an amazing relaxing week in Mexico turned into very depressing days. Felt like I ran into a nightmare.

    First day was sad and it got worse the more I walked the street the more I saw. I cried almost everyday, it was truly heartbreaking. I couldn’t believe the amount of poor helpless pups roaming the streets.

    I kept thinking over and over how much I wanted to help them, as I left MX I was sad leaving all these helpless pups behind. Today I came across your page and I can sleep better knowing there are people out on a mission to help these animals.

    I will be donating and looking into ways I can help.

    THANK YOU !!

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