Please meet Fassa’s Friend Napo.10-18NapoSitting

UPDATE 12-13: Napo Playing:

10-18 UPDATE: Napo is quickly learning the joys of being in a foster home and is liking it far  more than his life on the streets.  He is doing really well and his foster mom is doing a great job working with him on his house manners.  Napo is not fond of cats or small critters, so we are looking for a home where dogs are the only furry resident.   if you want to learn more about possibly adopting him, 10-18napoondeckplease drop us a line.


Update: 9/15/13:  Napo is Fassa’s Friends quirky Boxer Boy from Puerto Rico. What a happy, fun-loving fellow! Everyone that meets this guy, just loves him! He is a pleasure to watch and is very sweet indeed! He’s a silly goofball for sure! He is treat motivated therefore teaching him basic commands would not be an issue. Napo will not jump a fence. He is approximately 5 years old and in great health. He is current on vaccines and has been successfully treated for heart worm! He has also been neutered.  He loves everyone and is good with other dogs. 9-2013-full body-side For more information about Napo read below. This guy needs a great home interested in a great dog that will keep you laughing! Napo is ready to explore his new life on the “mainland” and is looking for a great home to explore with him!

If you’d like to meet Napo, please9-2013 Napo-camera complete an Adoption Application found at the top of this page under the Adoption Tab. If you’ve been pre-approved, simply email us letting us know and we’ll gladly schedule a Meet and Greet! If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at


Napo is a purebred, 3 year old male Boxer.  Napo is current on his vaccines and has been neutered.  Fassa’s Friends  (FFBR) first heard of Napo during the first week of May 2013.  FFBR was contacted by Eric, Stray from the Heart Rescue in New York.  Eric shared with us the plight of the dogs on the island of Puerto Rico.  There are approximately 200,000 stray/homeless dogs on the Island of Puerto Rico. Stray from the heart has a donor that donates spay and neuter days in Puerto Rico, however they are met with some resistance   Due to cultural differences regarding spaying and neutering, most of the strays are still intact, fathering and producing litter after litter of puppies, compounding an already extremely serious problem.  The majority of the Island dogs are starving to death.  From what we’ve learned, it is a dog lovers nightmare to drive down the streets of Puerto Rico only to look out of your window to see highly adoptable dogs starving!  We couldn’t turn our backs on Puerto Rico’s Stray dog need for assistance.  Stray from the Heart will be flying Napo to us, hopefully 5/19/13.  Napo_sitting

We have been informed Napo is socialized and very friendly with other dogs. It is  our understanding that most all dogs living in Puerto Rico, live as outside dogs.   Napo will thereforeNapo_standing sideways glance be fostered by one of FFBR’s officers so that his level of house manners/housebreaking can be evaluated and addressed if need be. The arrival of Napo into Fassa’s Friends Rescue marks the beginning of our assistance to those starving hundreds of thousands of Island Dogs!   We will keep you updated on Napo’s manners and progress as we learn more about him.  If you think you may be a match for Napo, please complete an adoption application at the top of the page under the Adoption Tab.  If you are a pre-approved home, please simply email us at and we will gladly set up  a meet and greet.