San Francisco Mexico, affectionately known to the locals as San Pancho, is still a relatively undiscovered piece of paradise, hidden along the largely unspoiled Pacific Coast of the state of Nayarit, also known as Riviera Nayarit.   This quaint little fishing village has become increasingly popular with visitors from all over the world who come here to enjoy our peaceful setting,  sparkling sea,  and incredible sunsets.   Some of us were so taken with the tranquility of the area, we just gave up our visitor status and stayed!  

The area is surrounded by a lush palm rain forest, the Sierra Madre Mountain range, and the Pacific Ocean, providing us a warm, tropical climate.  Our proximity to Puerto Vallarta (25 miles south of San Pancho) allows us to enjoy the amenities of one of Mexico’s most popular tourist resort towns, but the ability to scurry back at the day’s end to the tranquility that defines San Pancho.

Over the past 21 years,  with spay/neuter clinics and animal awareness programs, there has been a marked improvement in the care and respect of animal life around the entire community of San Pancho.   However, from time to time, we still encounter abused or malnourished animals but,  thankfully, the frequency is not as prevalent as in the past.   Your donations and efforts are working to improve the lives of all animals in San Pancho.

One of our volunteers is often the first point of contact when an animal is identified as a rescue.   Here is one of our many success stories.