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October News from Puerto Vallarta's SPCA Sanctuary

October 5, 2017

Get involved... rescue, adopt, foster, volunteer, donate or educate. For more information, contact us at spcapv(at), or learn more about SPCA de PV by checking us out at, or on Facebook.

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Founded by a group of dedicated animal lovers, the SPCA de PV is a no-kill shelter that can house up to 130 animals at once. Supported by individual donations and fund raising events, these volunteers rescue and find permanent homes for over 200 animals each year.

Here's the latest news from SPCA de PV:

October is "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month" and we have lots of lovelies looking for their forever homes. Check out our album on our Facebook page for those dogs who are currently available for adoption in Canada and the United States.

If you can't adopt these wonderful creatures that are so deserving of a loving home, but still want to help, you can foster, sponsor, volunteer, donate, educate, or help us spread the word.

And speaking of volunteering...

It's getting close to the start of high season here in Puerto Vallarta. We are hoping that some of you would consider giving us a hand while you are here. We are actively recruiting volunteers in two specific areas:

First, we need some personnel to help us staff the weekly tours out to the sanctuary. Many visitors to Vallarta are quite interested in spending time at the sanctuary and we encourage everyone to visit. The majority of the SPCA animals either come from extremely abusive situations or they have been abandoned. The goal is to get these animals adjusted and ready to interact in the real world, and your love and attention can jump start their socialization. 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. This would enable you to make some new friends while you have fun with the rescues awaiting their forever homes. (You must have your own car for transportation.)

Second, there are several "markets" that are held around town during the high season. We have had great success in finding "forever homes" for our dogs and cats at these markets in previous years and would like to continue our involvement. Volunteering to man a SPCA de PV booth at these markets is a wonderful way to meet more members of your community while lending a helping hand to our rescue organization.

We look forward to all our friends arriving back in town. If you would be interested in volunteering some of your time or want more details, please contact us at spcapv(at)

Just a reminder to spread the word that free spay/neuter clinics occur monthly at the Cultural Center on La Isla Cuale. Clinics are held on the first Sunday of each month and are sponsored by various individuals and organizations here in Puerto Vallarta. The next clinic will be held on November 5 and sponsored by Puro Gato.

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.

Get involved... rescue, adopt, foster, volunteer, donate or educate. For more information, contact us at spcapv(at), or learn more about the SPCA Puerto Vallarta by checking us out at, or on Facebook.

About the SPCA de PV: The mission of SPCA de PV is to help fund and promote sterilization, adoption and health care efforts for companion animals in the Puerto Vallarta area, with the goal of eliminating the euthanasia of healthy and adoptable animals. In January 2012 they opened a sanctuary on the outskirts of town. It is a no-kill shelter and can house up to 130 animals at once. The people at the shelter are devoted to the animal's physical and emotional rehabilitation and everyone is invite to come out and interact with the animals. A registered 501(c)(3) charity, donations are tax deductible in the US. Learn more at