For the Love of Dogs
For the Love of Dogs
Calendar Photo Contest
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For the Love of Dogs

Beach Dog Rescue of Costa Maya Mexico is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) public charity (Federal Tax ID: 83-1586043) that rescues and rehabilitates stray dogs in Costa Maya, México and the town of Mahahual.

A few years ago, a beach dog named Pinto wandered into my yard looking for food. His bones were sticking out, and he had a sadness about him that I will never forget. I cried. A lot. He was no one’s dog.

I spent the next few weeks feeding him and nursing him back to health. Since I wasn’t yet living here full-time, I left food and medicine with a local couple who promised to take care of him. When I returned two months later, I learned that he had died.

I knew from the moment I met Pinto that I would start a rescue to help save others from the same horrible fate. He was a sweet, gentle soul who didn’t deserve to suffer the way he had.

Since I moved here a few years ago, I have begun taking in homeless dogs. Lots of dogs. Some have literally wandered in, others I have found alone on the streets and some I have rescued from neglectful homes.

I have received many generous donations in the last few years (thank you). The money is spent on spay/neuter clinics, food & medicine for the dogs here at the rescue and outreach programs (free food and medicine) to local communities who cannot afford these things.

There is a lot of sorrow here, but one dog at a time, it’s getting better.

Heather Johnson


1st Place

The top vote getter will be featured on the cover of the 2023 “For the Love of Dogs” calendar in addition to their choice of month, a $100 AMAZON gift card,  plus 2 free calendars.

2nd-12th Place
Featured on a month and one free calendar


Donations made through the Beach Dog Rescue of Costa Maya Calendar Contest and Online Voting donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Contact us for more information if a receipt is requested. Proceeds from the voting and calendar entries go to Beach Dog Rescue of Costa Maya for the care and maintenance of rescued dogs .

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