This is Thanos.  One of the thousands of stray Satos in Puerto Rico.

Helping the animals of Puerto Rico

Helping the animals of Puerto Rico

Helping the animals of Puerto RicoHelping the animals of Puerto RicoHelping the animals of Puerto Rico

Rescue Missions

Two stray Satos on the side of the road.

Our Mission

Save the Satos Inc. is a non-profit, registered 501c3 organization.

Save the Satos has a three-part mission.

1. We are focused on changing the lives of the stray dogs "Satos" of Puerto Rico. Save the Satos rescues the unwanted, adoptable dogs of the island, transports them to New Jersey, where they are placed in foster homes. They are made happy and healthy, socialized, spayed/neutered and put up for adoption to find their forever home.

2. Save the Satos also focuses on helping pet owners in Puerto Rico by providing food, shelter, spay/neuter, flea/tick/heart worm prevention, vaccines and veterinary care to families in need.

3. Save the Satos also focuses on “TNR” Trap, Neuter and Release of the feral dogs of the island that can not be put into homes because they have lived most of their lives on the streets and are not socialized around people. This will decrease the stray population by sterilizing the true strays of the island so they can not produce any more unwanted litters of puppies. 

Volunteers rescuing puppies from "Dead Dog Beach"

Our History


There are an estimated 250,000 stray dogs in Puerto Rico, a US Commonwealth about the size of Connecticut. Back in October of 2018 four team members went to the island to see if they could help. Throughout the week, the team saved over 30 dogs. Within the next 8 months, the team visited the island 3 more times and continued to save another 50 Satos and placed them in loving homes. They volunteered at The Spayathon for Puerto Rico, doing everything they could to make a difference, but it still was not enough. This is when Save the Satos was formed. We have made it our life’s mission to not stop until we make a difference in the stray population on this beautiful little island.   

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Your support and contributions will enable us to help these animals. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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