Save A Sato is a non-profit organization dedicated to easing the suffering of Puerto Rico's homeless and abused animals. "Sato" is slang for street dog. We rescue Satos from the streets and beaches, give them medical care, food and shelter, and plenty of love. When they are healthy, we send them to one of our partner shelters for adoption into loving homes.

( Gloria Marti / Raquel Malaret )

We are located in the heart of Puerto Rico, San Juan, where we try to help our neighbors, friends, and people from all around the island take good care of their pets, providing them food, vaccines and medical care if possible. We also help tourists and visitors that want to take a rescue back to their home in the mainland, to make it possible!


 Save A Sato has been around for 26 years now! And Gloria Marti has been keeping this organization alive and working 365 days a year to run the shelter.
 The main shelter of Save A Sato foundation is known as the "Shelter of Miracles", where the organization takes care of over 120 dogs and close to 200 cats (sometimes more).
 We also have over 150 cats in our second shelter "Gatolandia" maintained by Raquel Malaret.


 All of our dogs and cats are rescues from the streets or abandoned, we don't receive pets from people looking to get "rid" of them. But if you need advice, or maybe medical help with your pet, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., we will help you!

 Save A Sato is a non profit registered 501c3 organization. We do not get help from any government agency, our shelters are working 24/7 and are maintained by the help received by volunteers, social organizations and donations.  Please donate for the satos and help us to keep our cause alive! A 100% of donations are used on the shelter, on our dogs and cats.