This sweetheart has had a rough early start in life as evidenced by her scars. Dancer is between 1.5 and 2 years of age, a Labrador mix currently weighing almost 40 pounds. She is a survivor of distemper, which has left her with a slight tic in her back leg.  But for all her early suffering, she has blossomed into a wonderfully sweet and loving companion animal. Dancer has a medium high energy level and is very playful enjoying her canine friends. She is even okay with cats. But mostly she relishes any attention she gets from her people. This special girl has been spayed, dewormed and vaccinated and we are now looking for the most perfect home that will appreciate such a survivor. If you can look beyond her blemishes and would love to provide her a safe and loving forever home, contact us at for an application to adopt Dancer.

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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.

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