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SPCA PV
 Sociedad Protectora y Compasiva por los Animales de Puerto Vallarta (Protective and Compassionate Society for the Animals of Puerto Vallarta)

Founded in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Mexico, in 2007 by a long term resident originally from California, Janice Chatterton.

We opened our  sanctuary in January of 2012 on the outskirts of Puerto Vallarta.  We are a no-kill shelter and can house up to 130 animals at once.  We rescue and find permanent homes for over 200 animals each year.

Our main focus is to rescue the abused, homeless animals from Puerto Vallarta’s streets and place them in foster homes in both the United States and Canada until permanent homes are available.  We are not supported by the government, corporations, foundations or businesses. We fully function on private donations.  Animals are often found living on the streets after being discarded and/or extremely abused.  We devote ourselves to their physical and emotional rehabilitation and invite everyone to come and interact with the animals at our private shelter on our weekly escorted tours.

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Spend the DAY at the SPCA
Ordinary people come to Vallarta to vacation. Extraordinary people come to Vallarta and volunteer!
Spend a rewarding afternoon cuddling with the animals at Puerto Vallarta’s SPCA Sanctuary. Our dogs and cats are awaiting “forever homes,” and your help is needed to jump start their socialization. The goal is to get these animals adjusted and ready to interact in the real world.
The majority of the SPCA animals either come from extremely abusive situations or they have been abandoned. Your love and attention can make up for that lost time. During your visit, you can interact with the animals and even take a dog (or two or three) for a walk. You can also play with the animals, assist the vet or help with dinner time.
There are so many positive benefits when you decide to volunteer. No matter the amount of time and effort you share, it’s always returned to you in multiple ways. Enjoy the satisfaction of helping others, increased self-esteem, lower blood pressure and meeting new people. If you have children, this is a great opportunity to teach them how to work with animals, respect others and give back to the community. Volunteering builds a child’s confidence, brings them a sense of achievement and offers a unique experience in another country making for the best “What I did on My Mexican Vacation” report.
Create lifelong memories by sharing just a few hours of your time with the dogs and cats of the SPCA. Your act of kindness will mean the world to these lovable, furry creatures.
So, you’re ready to get involved? Every Tuesday and Thursday (Note, days subject to change) we get a group of people together and we travel to our SPCA Sanctuary. Please contact Tina at spcapv@gmail.com to make a reservation.

Pack your bag for an amazing afternoon at the SPCA! Please bring water, a sack lunch and any treats you might enjoy during your visit. Sharing food with the animals is prohibited, but our vet and Sanctuary staff might enjoy an extra treat!
We encourage you to bring your camera. Take as many photos as you’d like, and share them with us and your social media community. Your photos and videos can help these dogs and cats find their forever homes with people who will treat them with the love and care they deserve.
Want to make a donation? The SPCA Sanctuary runs strictly on donations, and our animals are in great need of the following items: towels, leashes, collars, dog and cat toys, animal beds, carriers and sweaters. If you cannot deliver the items to the Sanctuary, please contact us and we will schedule a drop off.

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Spend the DAY at the SPCA Ordinary people come to Vallarta to vacation. Extraordinary people come to Vallarta and volunteer! Spend a rewarding afternoon cuddling with the animals at Puerto Vallarta’...

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Kassandra Dawn SisonJoe Sison something to do while we are away...3   ·  11 months ago

Bobbi OnisimchukI would spend my va-cay there ♡2   ·  11 months ago

Janet HoffmanIf I visit can I bring my dog? (I adopted him in PVR a few years ago)11 months ago

Parsla PudwellYou are so awesome!11 months ago

Kelsey SheppyWe were there last week and I had e-mailed someone so we can visit but never heard back but now I see its a different e-mail so I must have sent it to an old address :( Next time11 months ago

Peggy BachorI'd love to. Must raise travell money first. I will be the best dog cuddler!3   ·  11 months ago

Roxanne OfstieWe had a wonderful day ! It is a wonderful place they are doing a great job .3   ·  11 months ago

Parsla Pudwellgreat job everyone!!!1   ·  11 months ago

Joan BowdenIf I come again, I will definitely visit and cuddle them!1   ·  11 months ago

Tom CopelandWe had a great time. This is an incredibly well run organization. The staff and volunteers are totally dedicated to improving the lives of their charges. When it comes time to adopt our next pup, SPCA Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta Spca will be on our list. #Dedication #Devotion #Inspirational7   ·  10 months ago

Gwenna Williamsi am here but leaving Sunday. Wish I would have thought of bring ing a pup back for someone or even stopped by for a visit ?2   ·  10 months ago

Leanna MailhotWe'll be in Bucerias from the 8th until the 23rd and would love to come and volunteer for a day!2   ·  10 months ago

Vanessa DLAshley Costa10 months ago

Arlene NeillWhere do we meet if we want to volunteer for a day we are in Bucerias?1   ·  10 months ago

Robin MCcaffrye mail SPCAPV ........ spcapv@gmail.com to book your spot on a tour!10 months ago

Javier Sanchez BringasThank you every for your time1   ·  10 months ago

Coral DeGrootThank you so much for having us out there. I was prepared for poor conditions and unhealthy animals yet all I saw was one of the cleanest and largest SPCA and very well loved and healthy animals. Truly an experience I will never forget💗5   ·  10 months ago

Robin MCcaffryDennis Plaizier......thanks for joining the tour yesterday!10 months ago

Margot ShawGreat job!!! I adopted a Mexican dog. The most gentle, beautiful, little guy!!1   ·  9 months ago

Kiera Singer DanychukShawn Danychuk were going here!!9 months ago

Anne MiddletonNext time I'm there, I will volunteer and bring what I can to the SPCA Puerto Vallarta2   ·  8 months ago

Traci TappHow do I find out what dogs you have available for adoption?8 months ago

Janet HoffmanThe little gray and white one with the two ladies looks JUST LIKE ME! I was rescued with the help of Dr. Pena in March of 2011 and have been living in NYC ever since. I'm a real New York "hot" diggidy dog! Lots of smells here.....1   ·  8 months ago

Hilary TuitmanCannot wait to volunteer in two weeks with Sally Pender Tuitman!! (:1   ·  8 months ago

Jay WolfIacey Iayne can we go when we are there?!?!1   ·  7 months ago

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Lupita wrote us asking for help for Muñeca.
Muñeca lived with her, but she was working all day and had to leave Muñeca home alone.

Muñeca being young and a playful little girl deserved a home where someone could care for her more and play with her, maybe even with another dog for her to play.

We agreed to help and find a nice home for the pup. Muñeca is now at the sanctuary and we are hoping to be able to send her to a foster home in Canada before Christmas to find her a furever family.

Welcome Muñeca (her name means Doll in Spanish!).

Please help us care for her and donate:

http://www.pvcarescue.com/

Thank you!!
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Lupita wrote us asking for help for Muñeca. Muñeca lived with her, but she was working all day and had to leave Muñeca home alone. Muñeca being young and a playful little girl deserved a home w...

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Judy WebberAnd she is a little doll!13 hours ago

Carole Conway ThomWhat a cutie!13 hours ago

Marilyn Field-VeenhofWell if Dakota falls thru, we'd love to foster her here in 🇨🇦!9 hours ago

Barry Janice PierceLeah Treleaven Galdones8 hours ago

Taylor EdwardsonEvelyn Edwardson8 hours ago

Taylor EdwardsonChris Edwardson8 hours ago

Courtney BryantI am so excited to be transporting her! She is so adorable ❤️7 hours ago

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All of these sweethearts are still waiting on their FURRever homes!

More information is available on each dog if you click on the link underneath their names in the photo description, it will lead you to the dogs personal album.

Next to the dogs name it says the city where she/he is being fostered,
if there is nothing written it means the pup is still in Puerto Vallarta.

For more detailed information on a specific dog please email us to spcapv@gmail.com.
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All of these sweethearts are still waiting on their FURRever homes! More information is available on each dog if you click on the link underneath their names in the photo description, it will lead y...

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Julie Anne MontaganoShe has the most expressive eyes.1   ·  4 years ago

Jamie GrantBeautiful eyes.1   ·  4 years ago

Bongo AGBella : )1   ·  4 years ago

Diane Tinsleysooooo pretty.1   ·  4 years ago

Beverley McMullan-KunglShe is a lovely dog. Looks like she is wearing eyeliner!!2   ·  4 years ago

Ann ChalifouxHe's gorgeous2   ·  4 years ago

Wendy BrighamI wish could scoop them all up4   ·  3 years ago

Darlene Terepockihe looks just like my Oreo did, brought tears to my eyes, he is a beautiful guy2   ·  3 years ago

Elaine OrtizWhat an adorable doggie. :)2   ·  3 years ago

SPCA Puerto VallartaGuys these are 3 different dogs. All sisters4   ·  3 years ago

Elaine OrtizHow funny. Lol1   ·  3 years ago

Elaine OrtizI thought it was different stages of haircuts. :)1   ·  3 years ago

Kathleen M Dean<31   ·  3 years ago

Mike GiacaloneAre this in calgary?3 years ago

Mike GiacaloneDog3 years ago

SPCA Puerto VallartaMike Giacalone they are in Puerto Vallarta1   ·  3 years ago

Kathleen M DeanSHARING1   ·  3 years ago

Shirley Arriagada AlarconSUCH BEAUTIFUL BABIES... CANT WAIT TO BE PART OF YOUR TEAM AND BECOME A VOLUNTEER ON HELPING WITH ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL BABIES.....1   ·  3 years ago

Dwana AtkinsShared. Beautiful dogs1   ·  3 years ago

Tracy JonesThey all look so loved and well cared for.2   ·  3 years ago

Lynda Burrquiero el perrito primero que aparece a donde tengo que ir o que tengo que hacer?3 years ago

SPCA Puerto VallartaLynda send an email to spcapv@gmail.com. English is preferred3 years ago

Lynda BurrSORRY I dont speak english veri well3 years ago

Elaine OrtizI thought the first dogie has a flower in her fur. But her ear is turned inside out. HAHAHAHA.2   ·  3 years ago

Cynthia Beuselinckoh my gosh, there's so many I'd love to keep!!2   ·  3 years ago

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