COVID-19 Adoption Policy Changes

Due to social distancing requirements of COVID-19, SALDEA does not foresee being able to conduct our beloved adoption events at Novey in the near future.  However, we are still adopting pets!  Here is our COVID-19 adoption process:

  1. We advertise available animals on our website, Facebook, and Instagram.  If you see an animal you are interested in, contact us and we will provide you with more information, extra photos, and videos, if you like.
  2. If you would like to adopt an animal, you will need to take us on a virtual tour of your home using video chat.  We need to see that your doors, screens, and windows are secure (for cats) and that your fence and gate are secure (for dogs).
  3. We will make a socially distanced visit to the outside of your property, standing on the street.  We will inspect the windows (cats) and fence (dogs).  
  4. You will need to purchase basic items before the pet is delivered to you. You will need a litter box and cat litter for cats, and a collar/harness and leash for dogs.  You will need to have high quality pet food, such as Kirkland, Animal Planet, or Purina.  
  5. If you are ready to adopt, we will fill out the adoption application ahead of time and have you sign it and pay the donation fee at the time of adoption.  We will bring the pet to you and deliver it at the time the contract is signed.  SALDEA volunteers will wear masks and maintain 6 feet of distance from you.
  6. As always, SALDEA is available for follow-up support if you have questions or concerns.

Quinty had her puppies!

Quinty the homeless street dog who was hit by a car had eight gorgeous puppies!  All are doing well.  SALDEA is facing significant costs to pay for feeding and vet care for nine dogs.  We are conducting a fundraiser to help defray costs of their care.  100% of donations go directly to the care of this little family.  You can see her fundraiser page here: Quinty and her Puppies

See us at the NEW Tuesday Market!

The new Tuesday Market in Bajo Boquete is now open at the Arco Iris Room at the Feria de Boquete.  SALDEA will be there every week.  Come see us!

Adoption Event at Charlie’s Pet Fashion

MINSA has given formal permission for Saldea to hold socially distanced adoption events at Charlie’s Pet Fashion in Bajo Boquete once a month!  Our first event is October 9, from 10-4.  Please come down and see our beautiful animals ready for their forever homes!

COVID-19 Food Distributions

SALDEA has been responding to the needs of pet owners impacted by job loss due to COVID-19.  Agencias Escoffery, S.A. in David is selling us food at wholesale prices.  We are, depending on donations, able to purchase pet food at steep discounts and donate it to families that need help.

Beauty Dog Salon Offer

Every dog adopted at Novey by La Casa de los Animales, SOS Colitas Callejeras, and SALDEA is eligible for a FREE salon grooming session!  Shampoo, conditioner, nail trimming, and ear cleaning will be done for FREE.  Beauty Dog is conveniently located very near Plaza Terronal.  GREAT VALUE for adoptive families!  The phone number for Beauty Dog is 6374-5688‬.  Email is  You can find the owner, Kassandra Perez, on Instagram at @kassandrapetsgroomer