About Us

Two women, one American, and one Mexican met in Sayulita through their mutual concern for the many sick, abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs and cats in the area.

They began working together informally to rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for these animals. Their efforts eventually led to the formation of Wet Noses Rescue, which has grown from a small backyard operation to an expanding nonprofit housed on a property with dedicated facilities in Punta de Mita.  Providing the animals with health care, rehabilitation, socialization, and careful evaluation which is needed for a successful adoption to new homes in the United States and Canada.

Wet Noses Rescue also provides Spay/Neuter clinics in the local community to reduce overpopulation and vaccinations to reduce the prevalence of serious diseases such as Parvo and Distemper.


We rehabilitate and provide a safe space for as many seriously at-risk animals as possible while offering resources and educational opportunities to the Punta de Mita area.

We work to:

  • Rehabilitate and provide a safe space for as many sick, abandoned, neglected, and abused animals as our funding and resources allow, with the goal of finding each animal a loving and safe home,
  • Reduce the population of animals in the community through spay/neuter clinics,
  • Reduce the prevalence of serious, community-wide diseases such as Parvo and Distemper through providing vaccinations, and
  • Offer educational opportunities.


While we focus primarily on dogs and cats, we will welcome any type of animal we are able to accommodate.