Surfers for Strays Logo
Puppy with an "adopt me" bandana and the word "adopt". Link to adoption page
Volunteer holding three puppies with the word "Donate".  Donation link

Surfers for Strays is a volunteer-driven 501(c)3 non-profit organization that reduces the number of stray animals in Mexico through spay and neuter programs and inspires compassion and awareness for the humane treatment of neglected animals, through education, rehabilitation and adoption programs.

Upcoming Events

Ongoing - Troncones Farmers Market. Thursdays from 9am to 1pm.  Meet our volunteers and pups and get your own SFS merch and more! 📍Hotel Tres Mujeres


Spay and Neuter Campaigns

- 📍Neighborhood Lomas del Riscal - Highschool (Secundaria) Luis Guevara - Saturday February 10th, 2024

- 📍Neighborhood Colonia 6 de Enero - Covered Court (Cancha Techada) - Sunday February 11th, 2024

Surfers for Strays Merchandise

Volunteers wearing SFS shirts

Surfers for Strays Tops

Water bottle on beach

Water Bottle

Mucho Aloha Shaka

Tote Bag

Man wearing Surf Dog shirt

Surf Dog Tops

SFS dog tag

Dog Tags

Spay and Neuter Campaigns

Surfers for Strays provides monthly spay and neuter clinics to local communities in Guerrero, in partnership with Defensa y Rescate Animal.   Since 2020 we have raised enough to spay and neuter over 5,000 dogs and cats. Learn more about our partnership with Defensa y Rescate Animal here.  Sponsor a campaign today!                                          

Check out our Surfers for Strays Alumni! If your Surfers for Strays pup has an Instagram account, Use the hashtag #sfsmeximuttalum to be featured on our Instagram Alum Highlight and connect with other alumni.

Our Story

Surfers for Strays was started in 2017 by Natalie Ritenour and Isabel Velasco when they rescued seven puppies and the puppies' mother who had been abandoned and left to suffer from malnourishment and parasites. With the support of their community, their work grew and two years later Surfers for Strays became an official organization with programs that supported the adoption of abandoned dogs, youth education, and free spay and neuter program for underserved communities. To learn more about Surfers for Strays click here.