Island Dog is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization dedicated to building animal-friendly communities in Puerto Rico through our spay and neuter work. We focus on preventing unwanted births and reducing the homeless animal populations on the island.
Island Dog is located on the East Coast of Puerto Rico in Luquillo. We work to help animals in the surrounding areas. Our spay and neuter program is available on the East Coast, Centrally, and the metro area. We work daily in local communities.
OUR MISSION & WORK
*To facilitate programs offering free or low-cost vaccinations & spay/neuter services.
*To provide medication, food, and supplies to local pet owners in need, animal rescues, and welfare organizations working to help animals in the U.S. Caribbean Islands.
*To aide tourists and locals with adoption services and transportation of dogs and cats to the mainland U.S.
*To promote responsible pet ownership.
*To advocate shelter adoptions and work to eliminate puppy mills and backyard breeding.
*To provide the local population with a humane education that encourages kindness to animals, respect for natural habitats, good citizenship, and peaceful conflict resolution.
Prevention is better than a cure!
We believe education breeds kindness.
We believe overpopulation, abuse, and neglect are preventable with spay & neuter & education.
We realistically believe not every animal can or will be saved.
We believe in a safe, happy, and healthy future for the animals in the Caribbean Islands.