Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit • Mexico

Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals is a group of dedicated and passionate volunteers who are committed to the well-being of the homeless pets staying at the local animal shelter.

We rely strictly on donations to provide food and medicine to the animals in the care of the shelter.

Donations of supplies or in the form of cash are much appreciated.

We need volunteers, foster homes, and donations of food, supplies & equipment.

Visit some of our current adoptable animals here.

There are many ways to help…

Volunteer

Thank you for considering volunteering for the Puerto Vallarta Animal Shelter. We value your interest and appreciate that you want to make a difference for animals in our community. By volunteering at the shelter you can add to the quality of animals’ lives and enhance the quality of your life too!

The gift of your time and friendship means so much to the animals while they wait patiently for their forever homes. We need volunteers to:

  • Walk and socialize the dogs or cuddle and play with the cats.
  • Assist with adoption events by transporting animals to the venue.
  • Take photographs of the shelter animals for this website. Showing an animal in her best light can make a big difference in becoming adopted.
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Click the button above to make a donation to the Friends of the Puerto Vallarta Animals PayPal account.

Donate

Donations of cat/kitten and dog/puppy food are greatly needed. The shelter relies entirely on donations to feed its resident animals. Medicine such as antibiotics and vaccines are also needed.

Donate a Bed

Consider donating a Kuranda bed for a shelter dog to sleep on. Kuranda beds are durable, easy to clean and keep our dogs off of the cold cement floor. Click on the Kuranda bed icon on to purchase a bed.

Foster

Sometimes a shelter environment is not the best place for very young or sick and injured animals. Consider helping a vulnerable or special needs pet get the special attention and care she deserves. Foster homes are needed in the Puerto Vallarta area as well as in Edmonton and Calgary areas.

Last updated: October 21, 2014 · Charity ID: 314

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17Feb2014
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week. Senator Tom Hayden is in town, Paws for the Cause and Children with Cancer fundraisers, Alberto Mejia in Concert, Mass Appeal theater event, and a lot more.

07Feb2014
'Paws For The Cause' Fundraiser at Coco's Kitchen

Friends of the PV Animals

All proceeds from the Fundraiser on February 19 will go towards helping the stray and abandoned animals of Puerto Vallarta, including the Centro de Acopio Animal Pound. Join us for a fabulous 3 course dinner and silent auction.

06Dec2013
Holiday Bed Drive - Give the Gift of Comfort to a Homeless Animal in PV

Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals

This year, Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals is introducing our first ever Holiday Bed Drive! The season of giving is not only for fellow humans, but also for the less fortunate animals that are in the care of shelters over the holidays.

09Sep2013
TVC's Coverage of Adopta Campaign in Puerto Vallarta to Reach Millions

NotiVallarta

The goal of finding forever homes for at least 20 dogs and cats was met as well as raising awareness about the importance of families to care for and respect their companion animals in being responsible owners.

06Sep2013
Adopt-a-Pet Campaign Broadcasts on TVC Networks

TVC Networks Press Conference

The first televised event of the Adopta project in Puerto Vallarta will take place at the Agustin Flores Contreras Sports Stadium on Saturday, September 7. Future events will be broadcast on the various TVC Networks' channels.

18Jul2013
Urgent Help Needed for Puerto Vallarta's Acopio Animal Shelter

Friends of the Acopio Animal Shelter

The Acopio is in dire need of work in the quarantine area. The quarantine area is vital to the health of the animals as it provides a safe place to keep the new arrivals before they join the general population.

01Jul2013
PEACEAnimals Needs Volunteers and Donations

PEACEAnimals

Gretchen of PEACEAnimals in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay reports on the ongoing activities of the free Mobile Spay & Neuter Clinic and how they can use your help in continuing to help the animals.

24Jun2013
A Growing List of Charities Needing Assistance in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

Because of the overwhelming response from our local charities in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay about their needs for help and volunteers, we have put together a summary of how you can help.

12May2013
News About PEACEAnimals, Formerly Known as Ayuda a Los Animales

PEACEAnimals

Thanks to Gretchen DeWitt and all the support, donations and volunteers, the "help the animals" program will continue in the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit areas with the mobile spay & neuter clinics, adoptions and more.

21Apr2013
News from Banderas Bay Help the Animals Program

Ayuda a Los Animales

There are enough funds for one more Spay/Neuter Clinic. Please help support our clinics - they cannot continue without your donations. We very much appreciate all the generous donations we are receiving to continue this needed program.

20Mar2013
PEACE Help the Animals Program Update on Adoptions, Clinics and Volunteers

PEACE Ayuda a Los Animales

Gretchen reports on happenings in and around the Ayuda a Los Animales Program by PEACE in Puerto Vallarta. Read about the difference being made by all the workers, volunteers and generous supporters.

12Feb2013
First Adopton 2013 For Vallarta Animal Rescue Groups

Paraiso Felino

The rescue groups will be at the Presidencia Municipal on February 16 with adoptable animals and information about their group, how to adopt, where to sterilize, and of course will receive donations of money, food, towels, litter, medicine and other needed items.

29Oct2012
Improvements Taking Place in Vallarta's Animal Shelter

PV Mirror

A couple of months ago, a group of friends and I decided that it was time we did something to help out our local animal shelter. It has been practically abandoned for years and the animals there were living in very poor conditions.

18Aug2012
International Homeless Animals' Day

Care2.com

On International Homeless Animals' Day, individuals and organizations around the world organize awareness-raising activities like candlelight vigils, adopt-a-thons, microchip clinics, slideshows, rallies, dog walks, open houses, award ceremonies, live music, raffles, and games. Learn how you can help in Vallarta.

31Jul2012
Jalisco Approves New Animal Protection Law

PV Pulse

There is a wave of awareness about the living conditions of animals in the Mexican society, and this new law is a sign of it.

22Sep2014
Canada Animal Rescue Group Aims to Aid Peers in Hurricane-Hit Cabo San Lucas

Metro

Organizers with a Calgary animal rescue group say they’re doing everything they can to help a group of Mexican peers who are caught up in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane.

06Sep2014
Mexico Sees 1st Artificial Insemination Wolf Pups

The Associated Press

Mexican officials presented the first litter of Mexican gray wolf pups conceived in the country by artificial insemination, part of an effort to save one of the hemisphere's most endangered animals.

08Aug2014
Already Went Swimming with Dolphins? Now You Should Go Dancing with Wolves

TakePart

Little Red Riding Hood was wrong - at least according to the owner of the Seacrest Wolf Preserve in Florida, where for a $25 fee, humans get to hang out with a pack of wild dogs.

15Apr2014
Luxury Pet Business Booms in Mexico with Strong Growth of Middle Class, Smaller Families

The Associated Press

Over the last decade, the growth of Mexico's middle class has created a new market for fancy goods and services for dogs including clothing and accessory boutiques, spas and restaurants with doggie snacks cooked by a pastry chef.

27Feb2014
Paralyzed Dog Abandoned in Mexico Gets New Life

KTLA

After seeing a photograph of "Thor" posted on Facebook, The Mutt Scouts stepped in to rescue the sick puppy.

20Feb2014
Soaring Medication Costs Driving US Pet Owners to Mexico Seeking Bargains

KGUN9

Imagine having to spend as much as $1,200 every month to keep your dog alive. It's an issue confronting more pet owners due to the skyrocketing cost of medications.

15Feb2014
Twelve Aztec Canine Skeletons Unearthed by Investigators in Mexico City

The Associated Press

Archaeologists have announced the discovery of "an exceptional" old burial site under an apartment building in Mexico City containing the remains of 12 dogs, animals that had a major religious and symbolic significance to the Aztec peoples of central Mexico.

31Jan2014
New Pet Food Tax in Mexico Could Lead to Increase in Animal Abandonments

Fusion

As 2014 gets underway, Mexicans are discovering that they have a lot more more taxes to pay. But there is one particular tax that has angered thousands of people here and could do some serious damage to the country’s dogs and cats: A 16% sales tax on pet food.

19Jan2014
Animals Given Annual Blessings of Protection in Mexico City

ITN News

Pet-owners in Mexico City have attended an annual blessing ceremony for their animals, to protect them from danger and misfortune.

15Dec2013
Petsy.mx Raises $1M to Bring US-Style E-Commerce to Mexico's Pet Lovers

TechCrunch

Launched in June 2013 with the aim of bringing “US-style” customer service to the Mexican e-commerce market, Petsy.mx sells a wide variety of pet care products, including premium dog and cat food brands.

02Dec2013
All Good Dogs May Go to Heaven, But Now, Some Go to Hospice

The New York Times

More and more, cats and dogs get the human treatment. There are pet spas, pet therapists, pet clothes. And as it goes in life, so it now goes in the twilight. The latest phenomenon: pet hospice.

26Nov2013
Animal Advocates: Mexico's Dog-Food Price Hike May Yield More Euthanizations

San Diego Reader

The skyrocketing cost of dog food along with new rules on its importation into Mexico have led animal advocates to warn of a new wave of canines abandoned in the streets, adding to the numbers already put to death each week at municipal dog pounds.

03Nov2013
IN LOVING MEMORY: On Day of the Dead, Mexicans Visit Man's Best Friend

Agence France-Presse

The Narvaez family congregated around the tiny dirt grave of their loved one on Mexico's Day of the Dead, laid a handful of marigolds and recalled the joy he brought to their home - their beloved Siamese cat Facundo.

18Sep2013
Candigato Morris Calls For Protests Against Taxes on Pet Food in Mexico

Latinos Post

Morris has kept his word not to abandon politics and has started a campaign through his Facebook page, where he asks pet owners to join civil organizations to protest in favor of animals against the tax on pet food.

08Sep2013
Mexico's City of Dogs: A Portrait of Ambitions and Failures in Ciudad Juarez

Al Jazeera America

In better times - and there were better times in Ciudad Juarez - even the mangiest street dog could count on kindness for its survival. Now, the bond between man and his best friend has been corrupted.

22Jul2013
Bullfighting, Dog Fighting, Cockfighting Banned in Veracruz, Mexico

Opposing Views

Veracruz has become the most recent city in Mexico to update its Animal Welfare Code to ban bullfighting. The city will now also address other blood sports that have long been accepted, and his new legislation will end the traditional festivals that offered animal fighting as entertainment.

12Jun2013
Vegan Hiker Makes 2,655 Mile Trek From Mexico to Canada to Support Mercy for Animals

The Ski Channel

June 10, 2013, marked the starting point for Josh Garrett’s journey across the 2,655-mile Pacific Crest Trail – a grueling path from Mexico to Canada.

26Apr2013
Dog Fashion Show Brings Out Mexico Prime Pooches

NTDTV

Pooches were preened and pampered in Mexico City this week as fashion went to the dogs in the capital for a fashion parade of a different kind.

02Jun2012
Animal Welfare, Human Welfare Linked

Jane Addams Hull House Association

Social services are usually thought of as pertaining to humans only. But investing in services to those in need can also help animals.


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In the next few months we hope to start construction on a second level of Casa Felina shelter at Paraiso Felino Cat Shelter affording us more space and infrastructure.

We would like to invite any who have extra building material to consider a donation to our project.

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