SayulitAnimals is NOT a shelter, and so we are unable to keep homeless dogs and cats on site. That said, we do use all of our resources and contacts to help animals find loving, fur-ever homes.
When an animal is in need of a home, we first attempt to find a temporary foster. This is always a challenge, so if you are interested in offering a space in your home to help an abandoned dog or cat, please send us a message on our Contact Us page. Once we have a foster, we place a photo and a short description of the dog or cat in the Available Animals section of our site, and also on our Facebook page, in the hopes of finding the animal a new home.
If you are interested in Adopting one of these lovely animals, please fill out the Apply To Adopt form below, and we will help with the arrangements, whether you are here in Sayulita or abroad.
SayuitAnimals’ FREE Spay + Neuter program is provided to any dog or cat brought to SayulitAnimals, whether it is a beloved family pet or a newly-noticed stray.
It remains the crux of all of our work, as it is THE most effective and humane form of population control available, and also helps reduce the number of street animal medical emergencies by simply having less helpless cats and dogs wandering around town. With less homeless animals, the ecosystem balances, the streets and beaches are more sanitary, abusive methods of population control become unnecessary, and we create a safer and saner home for us all.
Part of the Spay + Neuter program is cat trapping. The only successful way to deal with the abundance of feral cats is to have a committed “Trap, Neuter, Return” program. In Sayulita, people need to accept that cats are going to live everywhere — around houses, hotels, businesses and restaurants. The only thing we can do to control the cat population is to trap the cats, spay or neuter them, and then put them back where they came from. This ensures that new cats will not take over the area, and that the cats that do exist in the area cannot reproduce.
Spay + Neuter surgery is available at SayulitAnimals every Wednesday. We also do quarterly 3-4 day campaigns in neighbouring towns such as San Ignacio, Punta de Mita, Higuera Blanca and many small towns that you’ve never heard of! All of our sterilizations are FREE, or with a pay-as-you-can donation.
NOTE: For our weekly Wednesday clinics, as we can only do up to 10 animals in these sessions, please make sure you make an appointment as much in advance as possible, and have your animal prepared and ready to go!
To make an appointment, please Contact Us.
To learn how to prepare your cat or dog BEFORE the operation, as well as the AFTER-CARE they will need, please see the Getting Ready + Post-Op Care section of our site.
As with any small town or big city across the globe, stray dogs and cats are part of the fabric of life in Sayulita. But make no mistake, life on the streets of Sayulita is not easy… For cats and dogs, the dangers include infestation with internal and external parasites, starvation, physical abuse, and the all-too-frequent run-ins with motorcycles, cars and trucks that can maim and kill. And while dogs and cats generally have very strong immune systems and wonderful coping mechanisms, the extreme circumstances that they deal with, demands that we assist those who cannot cope, or are too old or injured to help themselves.
If you happen to find an animal in need, please take it to a local Vet. A list of local Vets can be found on our FAQ page. SayulitAnimals is here to help you with your rescue animal — whether it’s financial or foster assistance, or to answer questions or offer moral support — SayulitAnimals is on your side. Unfortunately, SayulitAnimals does NOT have a Vet on premises, and is not able to provide overnight care.
Sometimes, finding someone to care for an injured animal until it recovers can be the most difficult step. If you would like to be on our Emergency Aid Foster list, please Contact Us.
SayulitAnimals believes that animal cruelty and suffering will only end once individuals and communities become more educated and aware about both the basic needs and the outstanding capabilities and consciousness of the animals that we share space with.
In both our outreach programs and day-to-day interactions with locals and ex-pats alike, we provide information on everything from basic dog and cat care and disease prevention, to the need for population control, as well as compassion and respect. Our office is full of free literature for all to take away, and similar resources and training are provided to local schools.
At SayulitAnimals, we continually search for ways to incorporate animal care into the culture around us, and aim to make the community aware of the progress and needs of our educational programs through our Facebook page and the annual fundraising and awareness Events we host. If you want to assist us in the Community Education program, or have ideas you’d like to tell us about, please Contact Us.