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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 during winter season (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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Anna RomigCan't wait to come to the tour!!!1   ·  2 months ago

Charlaina ScondoThis is such a great opportunity! I want to come to PV!!1   ·  2 months ago

Carole Conway ThomBe there soon!1   ·  1 month ago

Monica Costello PetrucelaKelly Puffer???!!!!1   ·  4 weeks ago

Antje CrawfordOn which days are you offering tours in March? We will be there on the 15th through the 29th. What can we bring?4 weeks ago

Parsla Pudwellgreat people!1   ·  4 weeks ago

Sue Steinhauerwell, look who got into the picture!4 weeks ago

Nina HennebryIt's a wonderful place with caring ,loving people ! Got our Benito there ! Thanks Janice and staff !1   ·  4 weeks ago

Julie ClarkSee you Tuesday!3 weeks ago

Brenda KilburnSydney Kilburn2 weeks ago

Amy EllaTracy Forsythe Mom!! CAN WE VOLUNTEER WHEN WE GO DOWN!! I want all the aminals.1   ·  2 weeks ago

Taylor WellsSue Wells next time I come with you to PV we are doing this!!!2 weeks ago

Trish MooneyAmazing people!1 week ago

Tracy Kimberley CulverPage Haas1   ·  1 day 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   ·  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 well4 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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Callie is the dog we stumbled upon when we were out trying to rescue Carmen in San Vicente.
That happens quite often unfortunately that we set out to help one dog and can´t resist bringing in another that we find on they way and who also needs help urgently.

Callie is about 1 year old and has not had an easy life so far from the looks of her. She has mange, not as bad as her friend Carmen whom we picked up at the same time, but also affecting her whole body.
On top of it she has a TVT tumor which is very contagious to other dogs and has to be treated with chemotherapy sessions.

Good thing we found her! She is now at the sanctuary being cared for.

Welcome Callie! You are safe now and we love you!!

Please help us help Callie and her friends at the sanctuary. We cannot do it alone!!

Thank you!!

http://spcapv.com/donate/
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Callie is the dog we stumbled upon when we were out trying to rescue Carmen in San Vicente. That happens quite often unfortunately that we set out to help one dog and can´t resist bringing in anothe...

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Patricia MorrisonSo glad you found her!!❤️️1   ·  3 months ago

Judy WebberWhat a sweet face, so glad she is in the sanctuary now, she won't believe her good luck in no time!1   ·  3 months ago

Trina HollowayThank you for saving her!1   ·  3 months ago

Sharon GuayWhat a blessing for her that you rescued her. Truly amazing organization.1   ·  3 months ago

Lorilee LefebvreBless you for the work you do !! <33 months ago

Carole Conway ThomSo glad you found her and brought her to the sanctuary.1   ·  3 months ago

Carly DubJacky Kane1   ·  3 months ago

Rhonda MaczulatJay Brisson I think u need her1   ·  2 months ago

Carolyn ScheirichI wish you could take all the dogs that need help here in PV!2 months ago

Carole Conway ThomSo happy for Callie and her family.1   ·  8 hours ago

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