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Our new quarantine area suffered damage as a result of Hurricane Nora. We are determined to have the needed repairs done before the upcoming rainy season. Any support would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made here

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…


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.

Our group meets at 9:00 am each Wednesday and Saturday morning at Costco's front doors and we car pool up to the shelter together. Please join us if you can. In the event of rain, the group does not meet.

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.
Click the button above to make a donation to the Friends of the Puerto Vallarta Animals PayPal account, or click on the image below to donate a Kuranda bed.


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.


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.

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