"What originally started out as
one couple opening their hearts to a few injured and needy dogs while
searching for a new business venture in April 2007, became something
much more when the local people of Playa Del Carmen witnessed love
and care they these two people offered to the stray and neglected
animals of the streets.
Gradually over time, more and more dogs
were brought to them to the point that pens were erected for homes of
these canines. It was around this point that the decision was made
put all of their focus in taking in, rehabilitating and re-homing as
many of these overlooked animals as they could.
statement is this
"We are a no-kill animal shelter
dedicated to rescuing and finding permanent homes for injured and
abandoned dogs and cats. Our shelter is located in Playa del Carmen,
heart of the Riviera Maya in Mexico. We focus on dogs, but have also
opened our hearts to several needy cats.
All of our animals
receive quality veterinary care and special attention to ensure that
they are healthy, happy and ready to be adopted into a loving
We have many adoptable pets waiting for the right home.
Even if you don't live in the Playa del Carmen area, it's a simple
matter to bring your Playa pet back home to the U.S. or many other
countries. We will be happy to help you coordinate the process."
road ahead was filled with new challenges to overcome, but as time
passed many more people became aware of the work both Andy and Jen
provided and more and more loyal support was given through generous
donations, fundraising and the attention it deserved.
Now one year
on, the organization which was once just a house with a few
cinderblock pens, has now become something much more. Work has now
both commenced on a new, larger shelter, with 26 dog-pens and two
large runs for exercise.
What was at first nothing but a
scrapheap beside the house, gradually with the help of a little bit
of elbow grease became something ready for the foundations of this
new doggy home.
Once the walls were erected, a 5' wide path was
cleared on two adjoining sides of the shelter area for the new pens.
As soon as the cement had settled, wooden beams and the rest of the
framework was put in place for the roofing. Over time everyone really
started to get an idea of what the shelter would look like.
derelict lot no longer looked like it did, and now more a shelter
than anything else.
The roofing came next, and barring a few
minor hiccups, was finished in record time. The "shelter"
had been put into the shelter, so to speak. From there, walls were
put into place for each individual pen and with the inclusion of a
few makeshift doors, the Peanut Pet Shelter got the first batch of
puppies into their new temporary homes.
Since then, more canine
visitors have been taking up residence in the Shelter.
shelter is still incomplete, but around 90% done. Given a few more
weeks and the place should be fully operational with a pen free for
every new arrival."
To learn more about this wonderful shelter please visit their website