How You can Help


Amigos de Animales is a British Columbia, Canada registered non-profit Animal Welfare society, operating south of Zihuatanejo with the home base in Barra de Potosí, Guerrero, Mexico.

100% of every monetary donation goes directly to covering expenses such as shelter for 50-100 animals, food, vet care, medication, spay  and neuter clinics, education program etc .




Amigos de Animales normally has between 50-70 wonderful cats and dogs available for adoption, kittens and pups … seniors … and our goal is to help you find a companion who suits your household, lifestyle and personality.

Learn more about the adoption process, fees, and the currently animals available for adoption. If you would like more info, please contact Shelley Juss on facebook or email at

Bring Supplies


Financial donations are the most effective way to support our organization with the exception of a few hard to find or expensive supplies that we need.

If you are able to bring/send any of these items, we greatly appreciate it:


Dog & Cat Carriers/Crates

Traps for dogs and cats like this one , it has to be as large as possible

Leashes and metal tie outs cables for dogs

Flea and tick prevention medication and shampoo

Heart worm medication

Mange medication

Ear mites and cleaning solutions

Metal dog bowls

ShopVac (medium size)

Summer Clothing adults and kids

Shoes any kind of work shoes or sneakers to work in the shelter

Become a Transport Buddy

Would you like to help us transport one of our animals to their forever home?  We make it super easy for our transport volunteers by handling the animal’s airline reservation and preparation of the health certification paperwork.  We even meet you at the airport and go through the check-in process with you to insure everything goes smoothly.

If you are interested in being a transport volunteer hero, please contact Shelley Juss on facebook or email at



If you are visiting or live full/part-time in the Barra de Potosí area and want to volunteer with Amigos de Animales, please contact Stasya  Briggs on Facebook or at

We will be also offering  Service Vacation packages  for volunteers who would like us to arrange accommodations and some activities but for those who simply wish to spend a day, week, or longer, we have plenty of work to offer.

Depending on your interests, your physical fitness level, access to a vehicle, Spanish skills, etc., we can find tasks that are just the right fit for you.  Whether it’s cleaning the corral, walking/bathing dogs, transporting animals to/from the vet, community surveys, school presentations, video and photography, statistical analysis, fundraising, or any number of other things we do each day, we know we have something that will make your volunteer time with us a memorable experience.