About Us

Adopting A Friend

A little face has stolen your heart. The first thing to do is submit our online application form. This ensures that you are first in line to adopt the pup: http://www.thesatoproject.org/applicationform

If you have questions/concerns prior to submitting an application, please email Adoption Coordinator Samantha Gurrie: adoption@thesatoproject.com

Our adoption team will them get in touch with you and get the ball rolling to welcome your new furry family member!

Who We Are

The Sato Project is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to rescuing abandoned and abused animals from Puerto Rico.

We officially started in November 2011. The Founder and President of The Sato Project, Chrissy Beckles has been rescuing dogs in Puerto Rico since 2005.

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 has HUGE plans for the dogs of Puerto Rico.  We encourage you to look at the various projects we operate and propose to start.

We fight so the dogs of Puerto Rico don’t have to.

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