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 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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Coco, a little Cairn Terrier-Chi mix girl and Peaches, a Chihuahua girl are very sweet, shy pups, Peaches about 1 year old, Coco around 2.
Their owner just didn´t want them anymore and when he moved, he just left them in the old house. Luckily we heard about it and brought them to the sanctuary.
Both girls are now with us and are learning that it´s ok to meet new people and to trust them. Coco is doing very well, little Peaches still needs some convincing.
Welcome girls! You are safe and loved here!

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Coco, a little Cairn Terrier-Chi mix girl and Peaches, a Chihuahua girl are very sweet, shy pups, Peaches about 1 year old, Coco around 2. Their owner just didn´t want them anymore and when he moved...

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Carole Conway ThomPoor little girls left behind. So glad they are with you now.2   ·  1 day ago

Vickie HarleyHow can people desert their pets? Poor little things. They are lucky to get away from that heartless family2   ·  1 day ago

Brandon HiltsWhat's the adoption process like to bring a dog back to Canada? I will be in PV the first 2 weeks of April and am thinking about bringing a new friend home with me.5 hours ago

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Thank you so much Michael and Joel for giving our boy Dusky finally the loving home he deserves!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Well there's good news and bad news: the good news is Dusky and Baron are getting along really well; the bad news is we now have 2 Velcro dogs. Their view from the Juliette balcony of my office overlo...

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Susanne JensenDusky is a great dog. But where is the photo?1 day ago

Julie ClarkGreat news. When I was there a couple of weeks ago Michael and Joel were in Dusky's enclosure still making sure they were making the right decision. Way to go guys!1   ·  1 day ago

Janet Leereally really good news. Finally caught an amazing break!1   ·  1 day ago

Shauna PedersenBest news ever!!! 😍1   ·  5 hours ago

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One love seat, one large Doberman, one large human, one medium Pit Bull. One of us needs to lose weight! Thanks to everyone that made this happen! ... See MoreSee Less

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Corinne Janet EasthamBetter then sitting in n the floor at the shelter I bet! I'm so happy to hear that the dogs are getting along!1 day ago

Scott KlannMy money is on the dog1 day ago

Cari LeClairSooo happy!! :)1 day ago

Michael LindnerLast night: 1 king-size bed, 2 humans, 1 Dobe, 1 Pit Bull. Humans shoved to the edge and the dogs had tails touching. Getting into the routine.1   ·  11 hours ago

Cari LeClairlolol - yes but I'm sure you felt soooo loved!!! lol11 hours ago

Cari LeClairI just got a chill thinking of how different Dusky must feel being adored by the two of you and having the companion of another dog. You are good people :)11 hours ago

Michael LindnerWell thanks...it was the right thing to do and sometimes going out on a limb is worth it. They go everywhere in the house together.2   ·  11 hours ago

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