Can You Imagine Guatemala Without Chuchos

Rudy Giron: &emdash; Dog drinking water at Central Park

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. —Mahatma Ghandi

One can be in fashion or one can be in style. If given the choice, I rather be in style, but if I could I would also like to make a fashion statement. Let me explain. I remember I few year ago I posted a reference to an article in the New York Times which claimed that the latest fashion statement was to go around with a Latin American adopted chucho. I will share the post below.

Believe it or not, I read recently in an article in the New York Times (printed edition, so no link) that the latest fashion statement in the U.S. was to adopt Latin American street dogs, mutts, commonly known here as “chuchos”. Well, maybe this should be the type of Guatemalan adoptions that should make the headlines. There is an abundance of chuchos or street dogs available for adoption in La Antigua Guatemala and throughout Guatemala.

So if you want to be in fashion this upcoming season, head down to Guatemala for your own chucho. You can start at Animal Welfare Association Rescue/Education ( or at Asociación de Amigos de los Animales ( for details on how to adopt your own personal chucho friend. You will never regret this fashion tip! 😉

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  • Scott

    Nice post, Rudy. You’re doing a public service.

    • Well Scott, I try whenever possible.

  • Rosa

    Adoption is not the solution…sterilization is! There are too many, and unfortunately the most common practice in many towns is a “snack” of bocado.

  • Eric

    No I cannot imagine Guatemala without chuchos. Then again, i cannot imagine Guatemala in the dry season, either, ja-ja-ja! Rudy, I was very close to visiting in the dry season this year, but it just isn’t going to happen. Expect an e-mail message from me when the downpours start, ja-ja. Y cuidase, acerca de los chuchos…