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Leo Rat Terrier & Chihuahua Mix Sherwood, OR

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Small


Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats, children.
Adoption fee

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Meet Leo

The Meximutt Project is on a mission to help Mexico’s street dogs! Established in 2019 under the Portland-based organization Born Again Pit Bull Rescue, we now support 1,000+ dogs each year through free spay/neuter programs, adoptions, food, and medical care.

In Mexico over 70% of the 18 million dogs are estimated to live on the street. By adopting a Meximutt, you will not only be welcoming a loving companion but also supporting our efforts to control the street dog population and help thousands of dogs in need.

****INTERESTED IN ADOPTING? Please read all of the following information carefully and fill out the application at We cannot respond to the inquiries made through Petfinder.****


“NAME” is currently in Guadalajara, Mexico in foster care. We are listing this dog for adoption now so that we can find him/her the perfect family BEFORE arriving to Oregon. Once we have an adopter lined up for this dog, we will book a flight to PDX. Please note: It can take 2-4 weeks to arrange for the dog to fly to Oregon due to the USDA customs import paperwork.

ABOUT: Leo came to MexiMutt after being rescued from a hoarding situation. Following the passing of the individual responsible, Leo, along with the other dogs from the same environment, found themselves homeless on the streets. Leo is an exceptionally sociable and affectionate dog who thrives on human interaction, enjoying the warmth of pets and hugs. An ideal home for Leo would be one where he can either be the sole canine companion or share the space with another dog, as he is highly adaptable. In this perfect setting, Leo could indulge in his love for snuggling with his humans, making him a delightful addition to any caring household.


AGE: 2 years old (estimated by our veterinarian based on their teeth).

WEIGHT: 15 lbs

BREED: Rat Terrier/Chihuahua Mix (This is our best guess, we don’t know for sure, since he/she was a street dog.)



KIDS: Yes, but please remember that kids need to know to be respectful of the dog’s space, bodies, and toys/food.

HOUSEBROKEN: No, not 100% yet -- Please keep in mind that our dogs are rescued off the streets, they are NOT always 100% housebroken and will need time and patience to adjust. Even in a foster home in Mexico, the dogs are often living in an environment with no carpet or grass or living outside. In the house, it is usually tile flooring and outside it is dirt/concrete. Most of our dogs transition well and only need about 1-2 weeks to get on a potty schedule/routine.

LEASH TRAINED: Not yet, working on it -- most dogs in Mexico have never walked on a leash before, she will need to be desensitized to leash walking and you will need to work on it slowly with them.



Our adoption program is exclusive and personal. Here is how it works:
1. Angela Adams – the founder and director of “The MexiMutt Project/Born Again Pit Bull Rescue” will call you and approve your adoption application for the dog, and she will chat more in depth with you about our adoption process.
2. We will purchase the flight to Oregon (this is already included in the adoption fee). Angela will communicate every detail with you!
3. Angela will text you weekly updates (photos/videos of your new MexiMutt dog while awaiting the flight to Portland).
4. Once the dog arrives in Portland, you will pick up the dog at PDX (the airport), pay the adoption fee, receive all vet/medical records, and take your new dog home!

Adoption fee is $650 --- What does that cover?
• All vaccines (DHLPPi=Distemper, Hepatitis, Lepto, Parvo, Parainfluenza, Rabies and Bordetella-for kennel cough)
• Sterilization (spay/neuter surgery)
• Heartworm/Lyme/Ehrlichia/Anaplasma Blood Parasite Test
• Parvo/Giardia/Canine Coronavirus Test
• CBC (Complete Blood Count) bloodwork results (printed and put in your adoption folder)
• Dental/Teeth Cleaning (if needed)
• Current on flea/tick/heartworm treatment with SimparicaTRIO (a pill that is good for 30 days)
• Deworming x3 (upon intake, 15 days later and again before flight to Oregon for reinforcement)
• Microchipped with prepaid lifetime registration for you to register your new dog
• Grooming/bath before transport to Oregon
• Flight Health Certificate
• USDA Import Permit
• Airplane ticket for the freedom flight from Guadalajara, Mexico to Portland, Oregon
• Collar, Leash and MexiMutt ID tag
Adoption fees are payable via: Venmo, PayPal, Cash App, Zelle, or cash.

• Fill out an online application at:
• We are a 100% volunteer-run organization and due to the large number of applications we receive, we are not able to reply to everyone individually. If we think you are the right match for our dog, we will reach out to you. Please understand that we really love our dogs and are very invested in their success in life. We try very hard to place our dogs into homes that will make both the dog and their people happy. Thank you in advance for understanding.
• Likewise, we are not able to respond to all the Petfinder inquiries (through email and phone calls) due to the large volume of applications we receive.


Each dog we fly from Mexico to Oregon for adoption costs us a minimum of $550 USD (if they have no other medical issues), so any extra of the adoption fee goes BACK into our programs to help fund the spay/neuter surgeries for the street dogs and owned dogs in the poor rural villages in Mexico. We average about 55 sterilization surgeries a month for the dogs and pay about $50 USD each spay/neuter surgery.
Most of our adoptable dogs are homeless/abandoned street dogs or owner surrenders in Mexico. Please, follow us on Instagram: @MexiMuttProject and Facebook: “The MexiMutt Project” to see what we are doing in our community.

Please read more about WHY Born Again Pit Bull Rescue (BAPBR) started an organization in Mexico:

Whether you adopted, fostered, volunteered, donated, shared a social media post or helped us raise awareness for dogs in need, we thank you for your efforts! Your support has made all the difference for The MexiMutt Project in 2022.

These are your donations at work in Guadalajara/Chapala Mexico (Lakeside area) in 2022….
• The MexiMutt Project “Free Sterilization Services” for the street dogs and owned dogs in Mexico = 887 dogs + 71 cats sterilized ($31,665 USD spent).
• The MexiMutt Project “Full Bellies Fund” = 16,000+ lbs of food purchased to feed street & owned dogs ($7,210 USD spent)
• The MexiMutt Project “Flea Free Fund” = on average we treat 30+ dogs a month with a Simparica TRIO or NexGard pill – it’s about $11 USD per pill. ($3,380 USD spent). This helps the dogs that have mange and kills the fleas/ticks.
• The MexiMutt Project Adoptions (locally in Mexico and stateside thru BAPBR and our other rescue partners in the Northwest) = 100 dogs placed into loving forever homes!
• We couldn't do these things without your support. THANK YOU for believing in us and supporting us. By contributing a donation to The MexiMutt Project, you'll be part of making a difference to the dogs in need in 2023.

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