This is Zippy. (My mom likes to name the dogs she likes so that they feel like they are loved and someone looks out for them.) Zippy is a good friend of mine. She lives in the streets of the Colonial Zone. The locals call these street dogs Viralatas.
Zippy lives in the Plaza Bartolomé de las Casas and Parque Duarte. The people there take care of Zippy as do other neighbors in the area. Zippy also hangs out on the corner of Calle Meriño and Arz. Portes where she likes to visit the Colmados.
Zippy is very friendly and loves to run around. She usually always has a stick, bone, ball or whatever toy she can find hanging out of her mouth. She loves to play. If you see Zippy make sure to say hi to her. She is very sweet.
Zippy is what I would call a red colored dog. She has big ears that are usually up and alert at all times. She is friendly but hates to be held or on a leash. She will cry like a little baby if you try and trap her. She loves to follow me and my friends around and pretty much does as we tell her. Zippy is sterilized and is up to date on her shots thanks to PADELA.
If you would like to donate to help the Street Dogs of the Colonial Zone with medicine and sterilization let me know or visit the PADELA FaceBook page. Go to the ABOUT section and there is information on how to make a donation. Make sure to state it is for The Dogs of Colonial Zone or Los perros de la Zona Colonial. We are trying to raise money to take care of our local Viralatas.