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The Sato Project

The Sato Project
We fight for the dogs of Puerto Rico!

Fostering is one of the most valuable ways you can help our dogs and The Sato Project. By temporarily welcoming a sato into your home, you will give him or her the best chance at a successful adoption, and you will help us save more dogs.
Some of our dogs have been abused or neglected. They are frightened, and need to learn that not all humans are bad. Imagine being able to foster that change in a dog’s life: you might witness the first time they wag their tail, play with a toy, or stop trembling when touched. It is one of the most rewarding things you can do, and you will help ensure that the dog will be ready to win over a new forever family.
The Sato Project provides a leash, harness, crate and food. We will also cover any necessary veterinary expenses, and are available to talk through or provide help with any behavioral issues that may arise as your guest adjusts to their new surroundings.

Foster families must be able to bring the dog to appointments at one of our two vet clinics - Candelero in Humacao or Mi Mascota in Las Piedras so local foster homes are preferred.

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No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About The Sato Project


130 Water St, C/O Gleason's Gym, Brooklyn, NY 11201, US

Mission Statement

The Sato Project is dedicated to rescuing abused and abandoned dogs from Puerto Rico.


The Sato Project primarily works in the municipality of Yabucoa, on the southeastern coast of the island, which has been rated the poorest of all 78 Puerto Rican municipalities. The median household income is well below the national average and over half of its population lives below the Federal poverty line.

We concentrate our rescue on a place known as Dead Dog Beach. As its name states, it is usually a last resting place for dogs, and it is not a happy one. No dog walks to Dead Dog Beach - it is at the end of a long road with no residences - they are dumped there. There is no food or fresh water on the beach. We are the dogs’ only source of food, fresh water, and most importantly, love, on a daily basis.

We take our rescue mission very seriously. Rescuing dogs means more than just pulling them off a beach or the streets. We are dedicated to each and every one of our dogs and we want to give them the greatest chance in life. After what they have been through, what they have witnessed, we never want them to suffer again.

The Sato Project is making permanent change in Puerto Rico. We encourage you to join us.

Disaster Relief


We'll work with your schedule.


Buena VistaHumacao, Puerto Rico






  • Driver's License Needed
  • 2-6 weeks

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