Our Mission

All Sato Rescue (ASR) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives, and reducing the numbers, of abandoned dogs in Puerto Rico. (Sato is Puerto Rican slang for a mutt.) We rescue and rehome Satos, and we also strive to address the root causes of overpopulation, abuse, and neglect through initiatives aimed at raising public awareness, facilitating low-cost spay and neuter, and expanding the involvement of the judiciary and government in implementing humane solutions.

Every cent of every dollar donated goes directly into helping Satos! You can make a one time donation or become a monthly donor using your credit card or paypal. You may also send a check payable to All Sato Rescue PMB 595, 220 Domenech, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918.

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All Sato Rescue!

Northeast US address:
313 Summer Street, Somerville, MA 02143


Welcome to All Sato Rescue

Help trim the Sato tree!

We need your help because so many Satos need ours! In the year since Hurricane Maria we have seen an increase in abandoned animals and we are trying our best to keep up with an ever increasing demand for our services. We are rescuing, and helping others rescue, literally dozens of litters of puppies. This in addition to the many injured dogs and horrific cases of cruelty and neglect. But we can make a difference together. This holiday season, we’re asking for your support to help us rescue and care for animals in need by trimming our virtual tree. Our fundraising goal is $20,000, and with your help we can reach it.

Donate and decorate here!

Saving Malia

This tiny puppy named Malia is one of our newest rescues. We're introducing her to you on Giving Tuesday, the international day of charitable giving, in hopes that you will consider sponsoring her. She's just two months old and was rescued recently with multiple broken bones. Some athletes practicing in Guayama saw her and noticed she couldn't walk. One of them took her home and contacted us. A veterinary surgeon with whom we work says her bones are healing in place and she may not need surgery. Her condition is improving and we are hoping and praying Malia continues her recovery. Please consider making a donation to help Malia, and so many other special needs dogs we are caring for right now. Your donation will help us continue saving lives, and for that we'd like to say thank you!

Donate here

Get your 2019 Sato Calendar!

Brighten up your year with twelve months of rescued satos! All profits go towards helping rescue more stray dogs from Puerto Rico. We couldn't do what we do without supporters like you. Let's celebrate all the dogs who have new homes and continue to work hard to save satos who still need our help!

Pre-order here

Lucky puppies

Abandonment, abuse, and neglect. Every day we see the effect of cruel treatment towards Puerto Rico‘s Satos. Then there are dogs hit by cars and those with special needs. We are on the front lines every day working as hard as we possibly can to help these defenseless animals. All summer long and into the fall we have been rescuing, and helping others rescue, dozens of litters of Sato puppies each month. Literally dozens of litters each month.

One of our rescuers found a pregnant Sato in a pharmacy parking lot. Three days later she gave birth to seven puppies. Now they have a chance to live a life where they are loved. Will you donate to help them get adoption ready?

These three siblings, Jadon, Noah and Ayden were found on the side of a road with their skin in awful condition. They barely had any coat and had sores on their skin. We’ve nursed them back to health with assistance from our talented veterinarians and amazing fosters and look at them now.

You can help us continue rescuing Satos like these with a donation of any amount.

We've been very busy saving lives this week!

We sent 18 puppies to Sterling Animal Shelter in MA on Monday. Then on Wednesday, we sent a total of 25 dogs to our amazing shelter partners! Seven puppies went to One Love Dog Rescue, Inc. in Ronkonkoma, NY; six dogs went to Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland in Maine; and nine went to Buddy Dog Humane Society, Inc. in Sudbury, MA. We also sent a mother and her two babies to Washington DC into the loving hands of a wonderful woman who was sent to the island as part of a power authority brigade from Maryland to help restore power. She alerted us to the dogs and one of our volunteers picked them up in the inland town of Comerio and took them to a vet clinic in San Juan to prepare them for their big trip. And we aren't done yet! This Saturday, we will send six dogs to Pet Tails Rescue in Northwood, New Hampshire and six puppies to the Monmouth County SPCA in Freehold, New Jersey. If you're doing the math, that's 55 dogs launched into their wonderful new lives this week alone. We couldn't do it without your support, without our incredible rescue partners, and without our spectacular adopters!

Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland Visits

We were grateful to have had volunteers from our partner rescue group, Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, visit us in Puerto Rico and bring back 15 satos for adoption.

See the NECN segment here.

Krystal and her pups need our help

We received a call for help awhile back about a lovely female dog that had been hit by a car and was limping badly and in terrible pain. Fortunately, one of our volunteers was able to rescue her and another dear friend is fostering her. We named her Krystal--because of her piercing blue eyes. She is a lovely dog and an excellent mother--she gave birth to two babies (Little Debbie is shown here.) in December. Krystal had her leg amputated and is taking her recovery with grace and spirit and will be ready to find her own home soon. We hope to send her and her babies ​to one of our shelter partners in March. If you could help us pay for her surgery and ongoing care, and to fly her and her babies on to their new lives.

Thank you for caring!

Happy New Year!

Thank you to all of our donors, shelter partners, supporters, rescuers! With your generosity and support close to 3000 lives have been saved in 2017 and we couldn’t have done this without you!

Give to help pups in need

Can you afford to help the Satos for Giving Tuesday?

Help trim the Sato tree with a donation!

Working together to get animals to safety

All Sato Rescue is proud to have been a part of a major transport initiative undertaken by the Humane Society of the United States over the weeks since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. HSUS chartered planes and sent more than 1,500 animals off the island and into shelters across the country--from New Jersey and Georgia, to Indiana and Washington. ASR's dedicated volunteers provided on-the-ground assistance and logistical support. HSUS helped many local animal welfare groups transport their rescued dogs, cats, and even some pot-bellied pigs on the last leg of their journey to find loving homes. This photo is from yesterday's trip to Seattle, which included about 50 dogs and more than 100 cats. We are so grateful to HSUS and to the many shelters that stepped up to help in our time of need.