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Pet Sanctuary in Puerto Rico Opens B&B: New York-based Pets Alive has opened a six-acre sanctuary including a bed and breakfast where animal lovers can stay to support the sanctuary.

Mrs. Brown at Pets Alive Puerto Rico

New York-based Pets Alive, one of the nation’s oldest and largest no-kill animal rescue and advocacy organizations, has recently opened a new six-acre sanctuary in Puerto Rico, including a bed and breakfast where animal lovers can stay to support the sanctuary’s mission.  

 “Tens of thousands of abandoned and abused dogs wander the streets and beaches of Puerto Rico, starving and struggling to survive,” says Joy Sarnelli Carson, executive director of Pets Alive Puerto Rico. “Unspayed and unneutered, these animals multiply at an alarming rate.” Pets Alive Puerto Rico has already rescued more than 175 dogs from the streets and sent 100 dogs to Pets Alive in New York for adoption. In addition to rescue and transport, Pets Alive works to provide affordable spaying and neutering, humane education and responsible pet ownership, and to promote local adoptions through community outreach.     

Animal lovers from all over the world are invited to stay at the bed and breakfast, where they can volunteer at the sanctuary or adopt their next furry family member. “This is a unique opportunity to help animals in a meaningful way and to change the world for the abandoned and abused animals of Puerto Rico,” Carson says. 

For information about visiting or donating, visit,, or For more information, e-mail [email protected] or write to Pets Alive Puerto Rico, PO Box 1904, Utuado, PR 00641