Facebook_off Twitter_off Pinterest Instagram_off Googleplus_off Youtube_off Emailnewsletter

Welcome to DogHeirs, Where Dogs Are Family! Log in or Sign Up

Dogheirslogo




Metro-riding stray dog whose photo went viral is rescued and adopted

Custom_sam_sheepdog_300_thumb By Martha | July 22, 2013 | Comments (5)

Chili-dog_large

Pepe Marvel became famous after this photo went viral. Photo credit: Yamal Chahuán/Twitter

A stray dog who regularly rode a commuter train in Chile was rescued and adopted this week after his photo went viral on the Internet. Nicknamed Pepe Marvel, the dog became an Internet sensation after a commuter on a train in Chile posted a photo of the homeless dog sleeping on the seats of the Valparaiso Metro during rush hour.

Yamal Chahuan posted a photo of Pepe Marvel on his Twitter account that shows commuters letting the dog rest on the seats. The dog was apparently a frequent user of the STI and known to cleverly evade transit security. A video Carlos Farias posted to Youtube (see below) shows Pepe Marvel sneaking back onto the train after transit guards eject him from another cabin.

Pepe Marvel was just one of many homeless dogs in the Valparaiso region of Chile. In recent years various districts in the area have begun supporting spay and neutering programs to reduce the stray population. 

When Leonor Zamora learned about Pepe Marvel she wanted to help and try and find him a home. She said, "Thanks to the concern of the people, support animal organizations and the support of the Metro guards, we rescued the dog on Saturday June 22." She took him to a vet where he was neutered and treated for a mild skin infection.

He stayed at the home of Leonor and her boyfriend for the past month while they tried to find him the perfect home. Being a large dog, Leonor wanted to find the 2-year-old dog a home with a yard..

She said Pepe Marvel is very docile, quiet and gets along with other dogs. Finally, after several attempts at adoption, Pepe Marvel found a loving home. A family in Buenos Aires, who prefer to keep their identity anonymous, decided to adopt him.

Pepe Marvel now lives in a home with a yard and home that overlooks the harbor and with another dog also rescued from the streets.

 

via

 

Related:

 



View more articles in: Rescue

You may also like

Heroic mother dog saves her puppies from blazing house fire

A German Shepherd mix rescued her pups from a house fire. Photo: J. Monsalve A heroic mother dog saved her 10-day-old puppies from a house fire in Santa Rosa de Temuco, Chile on Thursday. Sensing the danger to her babies, she picked the pups up in her mouth and moved them from the burning house to the safety of the nearby fire truck. She then gently placed the pups on the steps of the fire-truck...
Read more

Emotional family reunion with dog who lived as a stray for over four years

After living on the streets for four and a half years, a dog named Chuck was reunited with his family. Chuck went missing from his home in 2007 after breaking out of his yard. Although the Nakkim family searched extensively for their beloved dog, they were unsuccessful. "He was gone. We looked everywhere. We drove up and down the streets," said Lisa Nakkim, Chuck's owner. Just a few miles from their home, Linda Shelton was...
Read more

Formerly abused dog finds her way back to her rescuer after running away from new family to find him

Pepper before and after Pepper had a very rough life until Josh Woodyard rescued her in Houston, Texas. Josh had been alerted about a hoarder and went to investigate. Pepper was in terrible shape when he found her, so he took her in. Josh fostered Pepper, nursed her back to health and paid for her rehabilitation. But Pepper's story took several other twists and turns before the Labrador Retriever / Pointer / Jack Russell Terrier...
Read more

Maybelle rescues the man who rescued her

This is one of the most moving submissions we've received so far. "My name is Maybelle. When I was a sick, stray puppy with nowhere to go, my human gave me a home... you might say he saved my life. As most humans, he has his flaws & at the time a serious drug problem. When he was going to jump in front of the train because he couldn't stop using... the only reason he...
Read more

Group finds and rescues puppies thrown into tar pit (Part 1)

A group of Airsoft players struggle to save a pair of dogs thrown in a tar pit. 1 of 3 On Sunday, two dogs were dramatically saved from a tar pit by a group of Airsoft players. The Axios Airsoft Group heard the dogs' cries for help and went to investigate the pit located 10 kilometers from Antofagasta, Chile. The dogs were covered with tar and sinking fast. The people rushed to the dogs' rescue...
Read more

Comments on this Article

in brasil there are millions of stray dogs and cats too. there aren't so many in the usa because north americans capture them and kill them in their high kill shelters. i'm just glad this baby found a home, i wish they could post update pictures of him.
Why are there so many stray dogs in Chile? This is the second article in two weeks about it. Someone there needs to step and help them find homes. Glad to hear they are addressing spay and neuter programs.
Glad to hear they are doing spay/neuter. Grats Pepe Marvel on your new home; it sounds great!
I love how the security guards are like "Opppss he went back in... Our bad....."
I'm very glad that Pepe Marvel has found a good home thanks to the good people of Chile. I have to admit I loved the video. I liked the stern faced guards just before they brought Pepe out the door. Instead of getting angry and chasing the dog, they laughed at themselves and with others. Well done Chile.
» View all comments

Add Your Comment!

Log in to leave a comment or Create an account

Must See

Questions About Rescue

Follow DogHeirs

Also find us on: DogHeirs on Twitter DogHeirs on Pinterest DogHeirs on Instagram DogHeirs on Google+

Copyright 2014 DogHeirs