Adopt A Sato

All About the Organization in the US

What Is A Sato?

Satos are dogs that live on the streets and beaches of Puerto Rico. Some are born there and some are dumped there. Most Starve to death, get hit by cars, or are picked up and immediately euthanized. The lucky ones are rescued, nursed back to heath, and are sent to the mainland for adoption.

Save A Sato rescues between 2-3 dogs per week and they have over 200 dogs in their shelter. 


Satos in the Pittsburgh Area

Adopt-A-Sato working along with Save A Sato has placed many dogs here in the Pittsburgh, PA area.

If you want to meet a Sato, Please contact:

Pam -  724-217-0595

Mission Statement

Adopt-A-Sato-Helping to bring abused and abandoned dogs from the streets and beaches of Puerto Rico

Commonly Asked Questions about Satos

1. Are the dogs healthy?   Yes all the dogs are up to date on all of their vaccinations and come with a health certificate, which is required by the airlines before they can fly.  All dogs are spayed or neutered…

2, Are the dogs aggressive?  No, because there are so many dogs at the shelter, we always make sure that there are no signs of aggression before bringing them.

3. Why bring more dogs to the USA when our shelters are full?  Because even though Puerto Rico is part of the USA, there is little or no help for the shelters and rescues… The euthanasia rate in the USA is around 50% in Puerto Rico it is 99%, which means that most dogs are picked up, and euthanized immediately.

4. Are there purebred dogs? Yes, because many of the Satos were once someone’s pet, there are some pure bred dogs on the streets.

5. What makes a Sato different than any other dog?  I guess because most of them have suffered in one way or another, they are the most affectionate and appreciative dogs you will ever meet



September 9, 2018

1 PM - 3 PM

13421  Ardara Road, Ardara Pa 15615



Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about this wonderful organization. We are always looking for volunteers, foster homes, or even more wonderful homes for our adoptable dogs.


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