Adorable Dog In The Spotlight: Leo

We think this boy is just beautiful with the most unique coat! Leo is a Plott Hound mix, about 1.5 years old and weighing almost 64 pounds. He is high energy so he would be perfect for an active family. Leo is so loving with his humans we feel he would be a good family dog. He especially likes playing with big dogs. Not good with cats as he will give chase.

Leo has been neutered, dewormed and vaccinated and is now available for. If you are looking for a lovely family dog, contact us at for an application to adopt Leo.

SPCA of Puerto Vallarta Readies for Champagne Brunch Fundraiser

Tickets are now on sale for our upcoming fundraiser, the Year of the Dog Champagne Brunch on Wednesday, March 7. Enjoy an incredible champagne brunch at The Iguana in Casa Kimberly. If you haven’t been to Casa Kimberly before, you will enjoy the stunning views at this gorgeous boutique hotel while dining on a large variety of dishes that includes prime rib and Eggs Benedict. Our guests will be treated to Designs by Maracuyá, fashions from Tanina Croche and jewelry by our friend Cassandra Shaw.

The fundraiser is totally underwritten by our founder, Janice Chatterton, with 100% of the proceeds going to the SPCA. Doors open at 11:00 and the ticket price is $595 pesos. You can contact us at spcapv@gmail. com to purchase a ticket or stop by our table at the Olas Altas Farmers Market on Saturday to pick up a ticket.

Be sure and come by to visit us. You can find us at the Olas Altas Farmers Market each Saturday from 9:00 am until closing at 2:00 pm. The market is located in Lázaro Cárdenas Park. This is in addition to our presence at the Marina Art & Market each Thursday from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm. Be sure to come by and say hello. You can pick up one of our special “Kiss my Mutt” t-shirts or a special bag made locally by our friend lisa love. All these items and a few other goodies can be yours for a small donation which helps support our rescue efforts. Your donations are always welcome and needed!

We have scheduled tours to our sanctuary, by reservation only, 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 if going to the sanctuary, please feel free to bring treats for the 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; post-surgical cones (both the cone shaped and donut inflatable ones). Our rescues are now fed a total raw diet so please refrain from bringing any dog food or treats, but we do have healthy home- made treats available (at cost) for the dogs when you visit the sanctuary.

To see our animals available for adoption, visit our Facebook page at There are photos and also individual albums of our rescues as well as a bit of their history. Please be aware that our adoption fee within Mexico is $2,000 pesos. Contact us at to obtain an adoption application.

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 the Olas Altas Farmers Market, the Marina Art & Market or 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