Puerto Vallarta Dog Pound Stats

The Shelter by Numbers

We started compiling data in June 2017, since then 1111 dogs have been registered at the shelter. They arrive by different causes: left by their owners at our door during closing hours, brought in by the Green Patrol after reports of abuse, bites or neglect, found injured or very sick on the streets of Puerto Vallarta. etc. Of these 1111 dogs, 850 dogs have been adopted and 210 dogs have died or have been sacrificied for health or safety issues. A total of 51 dogs are currently waiting to be adopted. Please consider giving them a chance, especially the ones that have been waiting a long time.

The following stats are related to all the dogs in our records not just the ones currently available for adoption

Distribution by Dog Breed

Australian Cattle dog: 1

Australian Sheppard: 15

Belgian Sheppard: 19

Boston Terrier: 1

Boxer: 6

Boxer mix: 1

Bull Terrier: 2

Bulldog mix: 1

Chihuahua: 63

Cocker Spaniel: 7

Collie: 11

Dachshund: 2

Dalmatian: 5

Doberman: 14

German Sheppard: 15

Golden Retriever: 3

Greyhound Mix: 1

Husky: 6

Jack Russell Terrier: 1

Labrador: 54

Maltese: 1

Mastiff: 2

Mastiff + Australian Shepherd: 1

Mixed Breed: 651

Pitbull: 133

Pitbull + Great Dane: 1

Pitbull + Labrador: 1

Pitbull + Mastiff: 2

Pitbull Mix: 15

Poodle: 18

Pug: 9

Rottweiler: 7

Schnauzer: 6

Sharpei: 3

Sharpei + Boxer: 1

Staffordshire Terrier: 1

Terrier: 30

Yellow Lab: 1

  1. "Adopted" means the dog has been placed in a home localy or internationaly, returned to its original owner, or transferred permanently to another institution such as SPCA. Dogs currently in foster homes do not count as adopted.
  2. Dog sizes are assigned at the discretion of the staff and for puppies they mean the expected size once they reach adulthood.
  3. Breeds are rarely pure - they are assigned by aproximation of the specimen's look to the closest breed.