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We have more than 15 years of experience in providing care, shelter and rehabilitation to rescued dogs in Puerto Vallarta. To date, we have already matched more than 1000 dogs with adoptive families around the world!

We’ve dedicated our lives to help animals

What is LADRA?

Las Animas Dog Rescue Association (LADRA – which also means “bark” in Spanish) was formed by Brischa and Ted Borchgrevink, in 2012 to rescue dogs in the Puerto Vallarta area. LADRA operates with the aid of donations, volunteers, and friend organizations.

What We Do

Rescuing Animals: We help sick, injured and abandoned pets – no matter what circumstances.

Giving Love: Dogs need love and affection to be well and happy: we love to spend our time with them.

Spay & Neuter: All our newbies get spayed and neutered as soon as they are ready.

Finding A Home: Finding an ideal and loving furever home for our darlings is what drives us.

Adopt & Foster

Save a life and be rewarded with a new best friend! Many of our dogs are currently looking for a family that will give them the love they deserve. We promise you that you will not regret it! Browse Our Dogs

$10 Feed a Dog for a Month

You can’t adopt but are looking for a way to help? Show your love with a donation that helps keeping this project alive. With only 10 Dollars, for example, we can feed a dog for a whole month. Make a Donation

Be a Volunteer

Do you want to do something special and worthwhile? We are constantly looking for volunteers who take initiative and are not scared to get their hands dirty. If you love animals more than anything this will be paradise for you! Read more

Become a Guardian Angel

Are you travelling between Mexico and the US, Canada, or Europe? Escort a dog on the plane ride to their new home. All of the dog’s expenses are paid and the dogs are delivered and picked up from you at the airport. Contact us

Last updated: September 13, 2023 · Charity ID: 340

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