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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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Spirit was seen lying on the sidewalk downtown. Someone already posted him on facebook asking for help. The dog was hardly moving and didn´t belong to anyone.

We drove by and picked him up.
Our vet couldn´t really find anything wrong with him and all of a sudden his spirits lifted and he seemed to be very happy to be somewhere people took care of him and nothing looked wrong with him.
Very smart pup! Maybe he just wanted to be rescued! :)
Spirit is not yet a year old we think and seems to be maybe a Collie mix. He has one blue and one brown eye and is a beautiful pup 40 pound pup!
Welcome Spirit! You are safe and loved here and we will find you a good home!

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Spirit was seen lying on the sidewalk downtown. Someone already posted him on facebook asking for help. The dog was hardly moving and didn´t belong to anyone. We drove by and picked him up. Our ve...

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Keri LynnI LOVE HIM!!!2   ·  5 hours ago

Valerie StubbsLook at that sweet face 😍1   ·  5 hours ago

Judy WebberPretty boy!1   ·  5 hours ago

Michelle BattyJason Kiser look at him! 😍1   ·  4 hours ago

Ricardo UrtusasteguiI love your motto "you are loved and safe here. " You guys are awesome.1   ·  4 hours ago

Effy KatahanGreg PhilpJasleen Hundal-Chahal2   ·  4 hours ago

Christine LockhartBless his little heart!1   ·  3 hours ago

Denise Pepin De Vinasdepressed, poor baby! Such a gorgeous boy!1   ·  3 hours ago

Patricia MorrisonWhat a beautiful pup Spirit is!!!1   ·  2 hours ago

Deanna DelaneyAww, what a sweet face!1   ·  2 hours ago

Carole Conway ThomNina's trainer has mentioned something called shutting down. Happens when the dog feels powerless and hopeless I think. What A Beauty!1   ·  2 hours ago

Becca GoodwinNative Americans believed dogs with one blue eye, and one brown, could see heaven and earth at the same time! Beautiful dog!1   ·  2 hours ago

Karen WillsonWhat a gorgeous dog. I hope he finds the loving home he deserves.59 minutes ago

Heather UriasOmg that face!! Shared 💜59 minutes ago

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SPCA Puerto Vallartasend us message to inbox please!8 hours ago

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Amanda PerryTanis Mitchell !?1 day ago

Tanis MitchellWe are flying out of comox! Amanda Perry1 day ago

Ashley JardineWe would be forever grateful to anyone who can help! <33   ·  22 hours ago

Jeff DyckI'm sending the info to a friend that is there now. We'll see.2   ·  20 hours ago

Sharon LachmanecGlenda Aikenhead1   ·  11 hours ago

Celine MicheleCorrie are you going ??1   ·  8 hours ago

Merelee PanychWhat is involved in bringing the puppy back? We are going all-inclusive to PV Jan 26- Feb 3, I'd like to help if I can but I'm not sure what the airline's policy is ..2 hours ago

Jeff DyckWho do we contact? My friend is willing to bring Pablo home to Vancouver.1   ·  2 hours ago

Maximo De PaoliI've brought back a dog from PV to Vancouver. The only requirements for the airline, is that you provide rabies vaccine, and a certificate from a vet stating that the dog is in good health. Which I am sure the SPCA PV will provide for you.1   ·  2 hours ago

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