Boomer is a sweet boy rescued from a horrible situation. He is a Staffordshire Terrier mix about 2.5 years old and weighing a bit less than 73 pounds.

He loves his people and gets all puppy-like when he is being cuddled. Boomer can also be quite protective of his humans so needs an experienced owner. He is very obedient and responsive to corrections. Boomer is not a fan of long walks but prefers car rides or leisurely strolls!

He is okay with other dogs as long as they are not alpha. Boomer is not good with cats, however. Now ready for his forever home, contact us at for an application to adopt Boomer if you think he would be the right dog for you.

SPCA of Puerto Vallarta  News

We want to welcome back to Puerto Vallarta all our dear friends and supporters.  We are looking forward to a wonderful new season.  We have begun scheduling our weekly tours to the sanctuary on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  If you have your own transportation, please let us know.  To reserve a spot on a tour, contact us at

We appreciate any donations you can bring for our rescues and please feel free to bring treats for sanctuary staff as they truly appreciate it.  Those items we ALWAYS need include:  collars and leashes; toys and more toys! both stuffed and hard plastic (no soft plastic as they can chew off pieces and swallow); large towels; blankets; sweaters and coats.  Our rescues are now fed a total raw diet so please refrain from bringing any dog food or treats.  Thanks in advance!

And, 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 visitors.  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 much success in previous years and would like to continue our involvement.  These markets are a wonderful way to meet more members of your community as well as give a lending hand to our rescue organization.

If you would be interested in volunteering some of your time or want more details, please contact us at

The SPCAPV has started a new opportunity for businesses to contribute and become sponsors. We thank all our sponsors who are dedicated to making a difference.   If you are interested in helping, write to to join us.

To see our animals available for adoption, visit our Facebook page at  Go to Photos where you will also find individual albums for all the animals available as well as a bit of their history.  Please be aware that our adoption fee within Mexico is $1,500 pesos.

To make donations via PayPal, select the “Donate” option on our Facebook page or on our website at

You can drop off any donations for the SPCA at Hacienda San Angel located at Calle Miramar 336, above Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in El Centro.

Get involved…rescue, adopt, foster, volunteer, donate or educate.  You can learn more about the SPCA Puerto Vallarta by checking us out at or on Facebook.




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SPCA de PV or Sociedad Protectora y Compasiva por los Animales de Puerto Vallarta (Protective and Compassionate Society for the Animals of Puerto Vallarta) was founded in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Mexico, in 2007 by a long term resident originally from California, Janice Chatterton.

We opened our unique sanctuary in January of 2012 on the outskirts of Puerto Vallarta. We are a no-kill shelter and can house up to 130 animals at once. We rescue and find permanent homes for over 200 animals each year.

Our main focus is to rescue the abused, homeless animals from Puerto Vallarta’s streets and place them in foster homes in both the United States and Canada until permanent homes are available. We are not supported by the government, corporations, foundations or businesses. We fully function on private donations. Animals are often found living on the streets after being discarded and/or extremely abused. We devote ourselves to their physical and emotional rehabilitation and invite everyone to come and interact with the animals at our private shelter on our weekly escorted tours.

Contact us via email at

You can learn more about the SPCA by checking us out at

To see our animals available for adoption, visit our Facebook page at Go to Photos where you will also find individual Albums for all the animals available as well as a bit of their history.

To make donations via PayPal, select the "Donate" option on our Facebook page or on our website at