Island Dog is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization dedicated to building animal-friendly communities in Puerto Rico. We focus on changing animal cultures and raising public awareness of the suffering and cruelty animals endure in the U.S. Caribbean Islands.
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 feed and medicate homeless dogs living on beaches throughout Puerto Rico.
*To provide medication, food, and supplies to humane societies, animal rescues, and welfare organizations working to help animals in the U.S. Caribbean Islands.
*To promote responsible pet ownership.
*To provide rescue and rehabilitation services for abused and adoptable animals.
*To advocate shelter adoptions and work to eliminate puppy mills and backyard breeding.
*To provide children with a humane education program encouraging 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.