Love knows no boundaries. That’s the premise at the SPCA Puerto Vallarta.
Dogs that other shelters (even in America or Canada) may not rescue because their medical needs are so significant are rescued by SPCA Puerto Vallarta.
Living at the SPCA Puerto Vallarta animal sanctuary isn’t so bad. There’s a veterinarian on staff, which is somewhat rare in Mexico, and there’s even a therapy pool for rehabilitation. Dogs hear calming music in the background. When recovering from medical treatment, dogs receive cuddling from “professional cuddlers.” Outside, there are fenced-in play areas.
This dog was tied up on a balcony for who knows how long. His pelvis maybe be broken, he suffers from severe mange, and he may have internal injuries. Despite all that, his temperament is wonderful! He’s so sweet. When the SPCA Puerto Vallarta takes in a dog, it’s their dog. But SPCA Puerto Vallarta better defines “no-kill” and means it; they are literally no-kill. Sometimes it takes a while, but nearly all dogs are adopted. However, if need be, the facility will even serve as a hospice until the time is right to euthanize.
Most stories, though, have happy endings, even for a dog named Carmen. No one could have imagined how happy this ending would be. Carmen was hit by a car and left for dead at the side of a road. Somehow, she survived, but she lost her rear legs and was given a wheelchair following medical treatment and rehab at the SPCA Puerto Vallarta. And, Carmen was just adopted by amazingly big-hearted Kathy Mackal in Washington state. (More on Carmen’s story here.)
Kathy fell in love with Carmen, looking beyond her disability and into her heart.
When Stephanie Dubinsky saw the SPCA Puerto Vallarta, she said it changed her life. She’s delivered well over 100 dogs back to Canada.