Sato Heart Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which is run exclusively by volunteers only. We operate for charitable purposes, bring education and awareness to the issues of animal welfare & neglect whom reside on the island of Puerto Rico. Transporting dogs from PR to NH giving them a second chance at a beautiful life.
The first step in the adoption process is the completion and submission of an adoption application. Completing an application does not obligate you to adopt a dog from Sato Heart Rescue. However, filling out an application IS required to begin the review process if you are interested in a dog from Sato Heart Rescue. There is no application fee. Please be certain to complete all sections of the application including your Veterinarian’s telephone number. A “vet review” is a critical step in the adoption process. Upon receipt, your application will be reviewed by the Director of Adoptions and you will be contacted to arrange a phone interview. Our primary objective is to find the best suitable home for each pet. We do not operate on a first come, first served basis. We take pride in matching the desires of each family to the needs of each dog. Phone interviews, therefore, are an important phase of the process. Once approved, a time will be arranged to meet the dog(s) that has been identified as adoptable to your family. If there is a match that is acceptable to the family and the rescue, the adoption can then take place at our licensed location. An adoption contract will be signed at that time. Presently, we only accept cash or check. Adoption fees are currently $425. The majority of the adoption fee is sent back to the Second Chance Animal Rescue, in Puerto Rico, which enables them to continue their work of rescuing animals and providing them with the proper medical care so that they may be adopted to loving families.