A Dog’s New Life Bucerias
Our organization consists of volunteers dedicated to providing rescue to stray, abandoned, abused, or surrendered dogs, with the goal to re-home the dogs either in Mexico, Canada or the US and promote the welfare of animals in our community.

Alianza Jaguar San Pancho
Alianza Jaguar is a non-profit civil association with a platform of more than 10 years of experience at ensuring the survival of the jaguar, mainly in the state of Nayarit.

Butterfly Sanctuary Jardin Magico
Mariposario Jardin Magico is the only butterfly sanctuary in Banderas Bay. Enjoy an unforgettable encounter with nature in all its beauty and diversity, led by Puerto Vallarta’s most passionate guides.

Centro de Control, Asistencia Animal Pound
Centro de Control in Puerto Vallarta is the government run animal collection center for stray and runaway animals. They need animal food, medicines, newspapers, towels, cleaning products, pesos to help buy medicines and care for these animals.

Colina Spay and Neuter Clinic
Colina is a permanent facility in Old Town/Romantic Zone Puerto Vallarta providing spaying and neutering services for cats and dogs. Services are offered free to those who otherwise would be unable to get their pets neutered.

Cuale Spay & Neuter Clinics
When SPCApv board member, Luz Maria Wong first came up with the idea of a free Spay & Neuter clinic on the Isla Cuale, she didn’t keep it to herself.

El Cora Crocodile Sanctuary
We promote conservation through educational and development programs in coastal communities in Nayarit and Jalisco.

Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals
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.

Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR)
Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue advocates humane and healthy practices for animals in the Jaltemba area by promoting health, education, spay and neutering, adoptions, foster care and positive relationships with animals and their owners.

Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.)
The Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) is a non-profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes horses, donkeys, mules, dogs, and cats in the Jaltemba Bay area of Mexico.

La Orca de Sayulita
La Orca de Sayulita is Banderas Bay’s first pure whale watching and research company. We are a small group of biologists who offer a non-invasive, environmentally-conscious option for whale watching in Sayulita.

LADRA - Las Animas Dog Rescue Association
Las Animas Dog Rescue has 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.

Marine Mammal Research Group
GRIMMA is a civil association that carries out research, conservation and environmental education projects on marine mammals and other species present in our marine and coastal ecosystems.

Mex-Can Pet Partners
Dogs are taken into rescue in Guanajuato, Mexico, thoroughly vetted, vaccinated and tested, and prepared for adoption. They then travel to British Columbia and are adopted out into loving homes.

MexPup Adoptions & Foster Homes
Everyone who works for, volunteers with or supports MexPup shares a bond created by a shared empathy for the homeless dogs of Mexico. That communal connection to animals is what drives their mission to serve the best interests of the homeless animal community in Puerto Vallarta.

Monarch Defenders
Monarch butterflies are threatened, in part due to loss of habitat along their annual migratory routes. Our mission is to ensure their survival by restoring habitat, one yard at a time, across North America.

No Borders Animal Rescue Society
No Borders Animal Rescue Society (NOBARS) consists of volunteers dedicated to providing rescue to stray, abandoned, abused, or surrendered animals, to prevent cruelty, to re-home and promote the welfare of animals in Puerto Vallarta.

Paraiso Felino Cat Shelter
Paraiso Felino is a local cat refuge and adoption organization that will gratefully accept any donations of cat food, supplies or cash donations, as they work hard to care for the felines in their shelter while searching for good homes for their homeless kitties.

Paws and Claws Bucerias Spay and Neuter
Affordable, accessible spay and neuter programs are key to reducing the population of unwanted pets. We thank you for your support!

PEACEAnimals Free Mobile Clinics
Help the Animals responds to the challenges of the unwanted pet population in Mexico through aggressive spay/neuter programs, education and adoption.

Pets for Life
Pets for Life is a non-profit organization that provides free spay/neuter services to dogs and cats in Puerto Vallarta and Nayarit.

Protectora Puro Gato y Perro
Puro Gato is a nonprofit organization that works to end animal suffering by helping cats and dogs in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We’ve been working for the wellbeing of cats and dogs here since 2008.

PuRR Project No Kill Feline Shelter/Adoption
PuRR Project is a no-kill cat shelter located just north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with approximately 260 resident felines. Situated on a 1/2 acre parcel of land, our adult population roams free within our lush green gardens allowing them to live in a natural environment.

PV Pooch
With the same passion that broker Tere Kimball has for her profession in real estate, she rescues dogs and cats in the Puerto Vallarta area.

RVETS - Rural Veterinary Experience
The RVETS mission is to promote quality and affordable veterinary care in underserved rural areas in the USA and abroad, by providing veterinary students with practical experience and training in the medicine and surgery of horses and other animals.

Salty Dog Rescue
Salty Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abandoned and abused dogs in Bucerias, Mexico

San Pancho Animales
The mission of San Pancho Animales is to eliminate animal suffering primarily in the pueblo of San Francisco. We strive to provide education and veterinary services to shape an environment of care and compassion towards animals.

San Pancho Bird Observatory
The San Pancho Bird Observatory is dedicated to provide environmental education and training on birds and nature for local children and youth in the village of San Francisco (San Pancho), Nayarit, and surrounding area.

SayulitAnimals was founded in response to the overwhelming need of street animals for medical assistance, population control, and protection from maltreatment.

SPCA Puerto Vallarta
Founded by a group of dedicated volunteers and animal lovers, SPCA-PV funds and promotes sterilization, adoption and healthcare for animals.

Sunshine Sanctuary
The Sunshine Sanctuary is run by a caring woman who takes in animals that have been abandoned, mistreated, neglected, or injured, or have been surrendered or dumped by their owners.

The Science Exchange Sea Turtle Internship
We are the only non-profit organization that creates affordable, customized, field-based sea turtle research internship packages for undergraduate and graduate students from around the world.

The Sula Society
We are a group of volunteers led by mother-daughter team Lisa and Barbara that provide veterinary care, shelter and rehabilitation for animals in Puerto Vallarta.

Wet Noses Rescue
Wet Noses rescues cats and dogs in the Nayarit area. Once they are healthy, happy and tested, they are transported to the their new homes in the United States.

Yvonneka Foundation
The Yvonneka Foundation operates a shelter. Dogs that come to us come to live a fulfilling life. They will want for nothing — food, shelter, care and company.

Zoologico de Vallarta (Vallarta Zoo)
They care about animal health and well-being of all species that habitat with them. With your donations as well as a lot of effort, sacrifice and dedication, they have successfully achieved the birth of several species of fauna within the location.

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