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

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!

T-shirts helping Satos!

2018 is a Year of the Dog and The Marvelous Mutts has come up with a t-shirt to help raise funds for All Sato Rescue! The purchase of this shirt is a fundraiser to benefit abused and abandoned dogs in Puerto Rico.

Order yours here!

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!

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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.

About 200 Satos land in MA!

An amazing transport yesterday thanks to the support of I Love My Dog, Wings of Rescue and Mission: Miracle K9 Rescue, Inc. Satos are headed to Animal Rescue League of Boston, The Boxer Rescue, Inc., Buddy Dog Humane Society, Inc., Cape Ann Animal Aid, Sterling Shelter, Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, Coastal Humane Society, Humane Society Waterville Area, animal welfare society in Kennebunkport, Caribbean connection puppy rescue and Tall Tails Beagle Rescue Freeport Maine!

See the Fox 25 Boston Video


It was a successful day at woofstock! Lots of satos and their humans came by to say hello and express their support

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Many thanks to everyone for your support and outreach during this very tough time.

We finally heard from ASR President, Edilia Vazquez, that she and the many dogs and cats that she is caring for are all right. We are slowly hearing from the many other rescuers that work with us and so far, every one of them is safe as well. But, things on the ground are very bad. Most of the island is without power and communications. The infrastructure is badly damaged, the airport is closed, and there are so many trees down that getting anywhere is challenging. The weeks ahead are going to be very difficult and we are not sure when we will be able to resume normal operations. Many of you have very kindly asked what we need most. Much as we need basic supplies--dog food, kennels, medications--delivery is impossible. Gift cards to local chain stores, like PetSmart and Petco would be much appreciated, as would monetary donations to cover what will surely be extremely high vet bills as we attend to the many animals that were injured during this ordeal.
Your outpouring of support has meant so much to us. We couldn't keep going without you--you are giving us the strength to continue.

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