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A network of volunteer rescuers and researchers dedicated to supporting Puerto Rico's local communities and saving the lives of its abused and abandoned street dogs

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Punta Santiago Dogs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your tax-deductible donation supports our mission to provide community support, care, and transport for the abandoned dogs of Puerto Rico. 

Puerto Rico has one of the most out-of-control populations of street animals in the world, which has resulted in a unique mixture of dog breeds referred to as SATOS. These dogs are abandoned, neglected, starved, abused, and often die of injuries, parasites, disease, and infection that could be easily treated with minimal intervention.

Despite everything, satos are notorious for their loyalty and affection, surviving only because they are such exceptional companions.

Our team has been living and working in the town of Punta Santiago, Puerto Rico for over a decade, studying a population of monkeys at the Cayo Santiago Biological Field Station off the coast. As full-time students and volunteers, we spent all of our remaining time and money to offer care and relocation for the satos in need.

Now, many of us no longer work on the island, but our hearts are always with them, and we will continue do everything we can to support the healthy future of Punta Santiago's dogs and communities.


Already we have rescued and homed over 230 dogs AND cats, and we have treated and cared for many more. Please support this effort by DONATING!


Please SHARE our FEATURED DOGS currently available for adoption!

And CONTACT US for more information! 

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