Adorable Dog In the Spotlight: Perla

Perla would make a great family dog! She is very sweet and just loves her people.

She is between 5-6 years of age, a Terrier mix weighing a bit less than 29 pounds. Perla is missing a paw on one of her back legs and we think she may have been born that way. She is in no way hampered and loves to run and play with all the other dogs she meets. She is even good with the felines. Perla has been spayed, dewormed and vaccinated. She is now ready for a loving family to call her own, so if you have been searching for the perfect family dog contact us at for an application to adopt Perla.

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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.

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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.

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