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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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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   ·  4 years ago

Darlene Terepockihe looks just like my Oreo did, brought tears to my eyes, he is a beautiful guy2   ·  4 years ago

Elaine OrtizWhat an adorable doggie. :)2   ·  4 years ago

SPCA Puerto VallartaGuys these are 3 different dogs. All sisters4   ·  4 years ago

Elaine OrtizHow funny. Lol1   ·  4 years ago

Elaine OrtizI thought it was different stages of haircuts. :)1   ·  4 years ago

Kathleen M Dean<31   ·  4 years ago

Mike GiacaloneAre this in calgary?4 years ago

Mike GiacaloneDog4 years ago

SPCA Puerto VallartaMike Giacalone they are in Puerto Vallarta1   ·  4 years ago

Kathleen M DeanSHARING1   ·  4 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   ·  4 years ago

Dwana AtkinsShared. Beautiful dogs1   ·  4 years ago

Tracy JonesThey all look so loved and well cared for.2   ·  4 years ago

Lynda Burrquiero el perrito primero que aparece a donde tengo que ir o que tengo que hacer?4 years ago

SPCA Puerto VallartaLynda send an email to spcapv@gmail.com. English is preferred4 years ago

Lynda BurrSORRY I dont speak english veri well1   ·  4 years ago

Elaine OrtizI thought the first dogie has a flower in her fur. But her ear is turned inside out. HAHAHAHA.2   ·  4 years ago

Cynthia Beuselinckoh my gosh, there's so many I'd love to keep!!2   ·  4 years ago

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Someone posted Beau´s photo asking for help. Berenice and Maria organized to get him and we took him to Dr. Peña.
He gave us no good news at all. Beau had pretty much everything a street dog can have:
A contagious form of mange (skin disease), Ehrlichia, Anaplasma. contagious TVT tumor and a possible femur out of it´s socket and needed x-rays to confirm that.
We already agreed to help him but contagious mange is a big problem for us. It´s not so easy, even though we keep him isolated in one kennel, the staff needs to go in and out and in that same quarantine area our momma dogs with the little babies are right next door. We are always worried about them catching something because it has happened so many times before even though we try to be sooo careful.
But what are we to do, we already had Beau.
So we took him to the sanctuary and hoped all goes well.
Beau has been with us for a bit more than 2 weeks now and his skin already looks better and he is getting treatment for everything.

Welcome Beau, you are safe and loved here.

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Someone posted Beau´s photo asking for help. Berenice and Maria organized to get him and we took him to Dr. Peña. He gave us no good news at all. Beau had pretty much everything a street dog can ha...

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Barbara Lake Heinemann KremerYou all are great and so is Dr. Pena2   ·  4 months ago

Maria Amstad MondriaThank you SPCA Puerto Vallarta2   ·  4 months ago

Sharon GuayAwe, poor boy4 months ago

Wende AndermattSo happy I'm crying. He is so lucky1   ·  4 months ago

Jenn StonnerPoor baby :/ ❤️4 months ago

Angie HutchinsonOmg the sadness if it all... I hope he makes it through and finds a loving family1   ·  4 months ago

Karen HoltzmanYou are angels!1   ·  4 months ago

Nancy Foster DiBellaYou guys are angels. These poor animals finally have some love in their sad lives. Now to be happy lives1   ·  4 months ago

Trina HollowayI am so glad you got him he is looking so much better!1   ·  4 months ago

Harriet WilsonHe looks so sad in the first picture all curled up but after you got him, he looks so very happy and relieved.. :). :)4 months ago

Brenda HymanykSo sad but such an improvement in 2 weeks. His eyes just tear at my heart.4 months ago

Tami MadelineThank you 💝4 weeks ago

Barb Paterson4 weeks ago

Denise A McLean😍😍2 weeks ago

Brenda HymanykSo handsome and happy!!2 weeks ago

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We were alerted of a highly pregnant Pitbull momma on the streets last week and seeing her photo, we knew she wasn´t far from giving birth.
We didn´t have any, but still managed to somehow make room at the Inn and took Candy and what was obviously her daughter Chloe in.
And good thing as that was last Wednesday and Candy gave us no less than 12 healthy puppies on Saturday. 12!!
We won´t be taking in any more dogs for a while it seems.. sigh..

Please help and donate, we really need it.

US: http://spcapv.com/donate/

CANADA: http://www.pvcarescue.com/

Update: only 10 of Candy´s pups survived.
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We were alerted of a highly pregnant Pitbull momma on the streets last week and seeing her photo, we knew she wasn´t far from giving birth. We didn´t have any, but still managed to somehow make roo...

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Amanda ShoemakerThank you for doing everything you do!!!!3   ·  2 months ago

Blanca Cristina PachecoThank you1   ·  2 months ago

Darla ClintonDonation made1   ·  2 months ago

Carolyn ScheirichCandy, Chloe and the 12 puppies have hit the rescue lottery! Wish all rescues could be so lucky! Gracias for doing what you do.🐾🐾💓💓2   ·  2 months ago

Keny RainsThank you for all the ❤️ you guys give!!2   ·  2 months ago

Csaba HegedusBlaine Bradley2 months ago

Tammy Owens-OlsonRaechel Olson2 months ago

Kim BrycelandI just do donated thanks for everything you do!2   ·  2 months ago

Carole Conway Thom12 puppies!! Wish I could be there to see them . They couldn't be in a better place.❤❤🐶🐶😘3   ·  2 months ago

Marnie VickeryYou're not kidding that there were 12 in there, look at that marvelous belly!1   ·  2 months ago

Richard McMillanSaw them last Tuesday, she's a great mum, Thanks SPCA!!!!1   ·  2 months ago

Rachel EldredOh that poor bursting mom! At least she'll never have to go through that again.6   ·  2 months ago

Melanie GreeneYeah glad they are safe and loved2   ·  2 months ago

Karen HoltzmanBless you...oh my 12!1   ·  2 months ago

Vickie HarleyWow! That's a lot of babies. She would have never been healthy enough on the streets to feed all those little mouths.2   ·  2 months ago

Kia HesterCesar Robles1   ·  2 months ago

Donna J CraneSo glad the sweet girl was rescued in time for her babies.3   ·  2 months ago

Carrie HummelAWW so glad she's safe, don't you have whelping fosters in PV?2 months ago

Kelly MarquezShannon Needoba looks like she could be Milo's mama!1   ·  2 months ago

Lisa M. HallDear Candy Perro, Yo envió algo de dinero para tú y tu cachorros1   ·  2 months ago

Malachite ToMoPorque solo publican y comentan en inglés? Se inglés pero es mi duda...2   ·  2 months ago

Regina LimaOMG, thank you God for you guys, and for the great work you guys do!!1   ·  2 months ago

Kiana KobusStephanie Reid look how cute 😍2 months ago

Deborah SummersI saw her the day after you rescued her and she was so big, and not surprised she had 12!! She must feel so much better now- thank you !!1   ·  2 months ago

Steven FacconeJane Gregory-Herbold2 months ago

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