Playa Animal Rescue Spa and Play Day Saturdays

Dog with sudsHave fun with local dogs and help a great cause by participating in the Playa Animal Rescue Spa and Play Day. Occurring every Saturday at 9:30 AM (weather permitting), this event gives you the chance to interact with the dogs from the shelter and have some fun in the process. You can help pamper these friendly canines, play fun games with them and help socialize them during their time at the shelter, while they wait for a new family to take them to a new furever home.

Playa Animal Rescue (PAR) provides transportation to and from the shelter. You can meet them in the parking lot of the Mega Store located on 30th Avenue and Constituyentes at 9:30 AM for this transportation option.

I was surprised when I moved here how many street dogs there are in Playa del Carmen. As an animal lover coming from the US, it was a bit of a shock…  I learned about Playa Animal Rescue when I picked up a dog in my neighborhood who was in horrible shape.  She was on the verge of starvation and after some much needed food and a few calls, a local friend of mine got in touch with PAR and “Luna,” my first Playa street rescue was on her way to a foster home.

Playa Animal Rescue
Luna finally warmed up to me…
Playa street dog
Some good food and clean water
Street dog Playa del Carmen
She didn’t want to come with me


 Playa Animal Rescue

Playa Animal Rescue has helped more than 150 either get adopted into new forever homes or be placed in loving foster homes since December 2011.

Playa Animal Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit, organization that assists in fundraising our no-kill animal shelter located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

“Playa Animal Rescue is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating injured and abandoned dogs, and to finding permanent, loving homes for each of them,” the website states. “Although our primary focus is on dogs, we work with other local and international animal rescue organizations to get help for cats and kittens in need as well.  We are also dedicated to promoting responsible pet ownership with community outreach and education, as well as promoting spaying and neutering of pets.”

If you live in Playa Del Carmen, please consider participating in this or other events that the shelter hosts to support their worthy cause, or supporting them financially. If you’re looking for a new furry addition to your family, please consider adopting one of these loveable pets.

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