Available dogs


Updated: April 15, 2014  

It’s easy to adopt!

A little face has stolen your heart. The first thing to do is contact us by phone or email and let us know which angel you are interested in adopting. We do have a mandatory adoption application that EVERY potential adopter must complete. Please fill out our adoption application or contact Meryl Alexander - adoption@thesatoproject.com.

Once we have approved you for adoption then we can begin the logistics of getting your new family member to you. So check our available dogs now or follow our Facebook/Twitter pages to get the latest news on our rescues, and meet your new best friend soon!

The dogs are located either in Puerto Rico (while they undergo their vetting before flying to the US), in Foster care in the US (New York, New Jersey mostly) or in Boston in our beautiful sanctuary. If you fall in love but the dog is in another city, don’t hesitate to inquire about him/her because we will do everything we can to unite our doggies with their families.




——– Nico (M) ————–

Name: Nico
Age:  3 Months
Weight: 30 lbs
Location: Boston 

Nico - Meet Nico!  A handsome young chap that just arrived to our sanctuary. Nico is just a youngster who made his journey to MA in search of a loving home. He is so anxious to get started and be your best buddy.  He’s young, dashing, and charming. What more can one ask for!  Are you ready to write the next chapter in Nico life??
Stay tuned as we update his bio.
Bienvenido  Nico!
Our meet and greets are Friday 1-4, Saturday 12-3 and Sunday 12-3. We are also happy to set up a private appointment should weekends not work out for you!


——– Romeo Montague (M) ————–

Name: Romeo Montague
Age: 2  years
Weight: 17lbs
Location: Boston 

Romeo Montague - Oh Romeo, Oh Romeo.. wipe the worry off your sweet face. Dead Dog Beach is in your past and New England is now in your future. This sweet little boy was rescued just in time and lovingly nurtured back to health. He’s never known a kind hand until The Sato Project came into his life. Now he’s ready for someone to adopt him and show him that love does exist for him. Check back in as Romeo begins his new chapter at The Sato Project Sanctuary where we’ll get to know him and have him pose for many more photos. I bet he’s a ham at heart.

Bienvenido  Romeo!
Our meet and greets are Friday 1-4, Saturday 12-3 and Sunday 12-3. We are also happy to set up a private appointment should weekends not work out for you!

——– Ethan (M) ————–

Name: Ethan
Age:  4 Months
Weight: 23lbs
Location: Boston 

Ethan - is so handsome! He has movie star looks and a head of fur to be envious of. He’s a little reserved at first, but once he knows you are a friend, he comes in for affection. Then that’s it, you are smitten! He’s such a happy spirit that he loves to bounce around the grass and show off his black curly fur and his agile body. He will be updated with more info and 8×10 glossies  for autographs. Can you handle having a star in your family? He won’t be here long, so in the meantime he’ll share his sweet disposition with us at the sanctuary!

Bienvenido Ethan!
Our meet and greets are Friday 1-4, Saturday 12-3 and Sunday 12-3. We are also happy to set up a private appointment should weekends not work out for you!


——– Lady “Pipa” Middleton (F) ————–

Name: Lady “Pipa” Middleton
Age:  2 years
Weight: 40 lbs
Location: Boston 

Lady “Pipa” Middleton - Proud Pipa! Gorgeous young boxer new to The Sato Project sanctuary. Heads will turn indeed when Pipa takes a stroll. Saved from Dead Dog Beach, Pipa has found  new meaning in her life and is waiting to share hers with yours. We can’t wait to watch her blossom at the sanctuary, so check back in for updates and new photos.

Bienvenido Senorita Pipa!
Our meet and greets are Friday 1-4, Saturday 12-3 and Sunday 12-3. We are also happy to set up a private appointment should weekends not work out for you!


——– Juliet Jolie (F) ————–

Name: Juliet Jolie
Age: 2 years
Weight: 23 lbs
Location: Boston 

Juliet Jolie - 

Oh sweet Juliet. How you melted our hearts with your beautiful eyes. Who could possibly have abandoned you on Dead Dog Beach! No more worries . You are now on your way to a fairy tale ending. Juliet is a young 2 yr. old Shepherd mix, with a little hound and a sprinkle of miniature pincher which would explain her petite stature. A multicultural beauty! Still searching for her confidence, Juliet is blossoming more and more with each new day she’s with us.
Available at the Sato Project Sanctuary in Dedham, MA. Please check back as we update her profile.
Bienvenido bonita Juliet!
Our meet and greets are Friday 1-4, Saturday 12-3 and Sunday 12-3. We are also happy to set up a private appointment should weekends not work out for you!

——– Jedeye Amy (F) ————–

Name: Jedeye Amy
Age: 1 year
Weight: 20lbs
Location: Boston 

Jedeye Amy - Meet Jedeye Amy! A prisoner of the Puerto Rican dark side called Dead Dog Beach. Saved by a galactic power called The Sato Project , she is now a true Jedeye representing all Satos standing up for peace and justice.  She is about 1 year old and 20 lbs., spayed, fully vetted and microchipped.  She is a personality plus gal!  She would be a great hiking partner and would probably love agility too!  She is a great size. The patch around her eye is the mark of a dog with super powers. Come meet our Jedeye Amy and may the Sato force be with you.  She is at our shelter in Dedham, Massachusetts.

We have meet and greets, Friday 1-4, Saturday 12-3 and Sunday 12-3. We also would be happy to see you by private appointment at the farm  Monday through Thursday.

——– Fred Astaire (M) ————–

Name: Fred Astaire
Age: 4 years
Weight: 25 lbs
Location: Boston 

Fred Astaire - Fred is packing his bags and getting ready to leave Puerto Rico. He will be available for adoption from The Sato Project Sanctuary , Dedham MA. This 4 yrs. young Basset Hound will melt your heart. Fred is a survivor of Dead Dog Beach and is ready to begin a new chapter with a permanent dance partner. Please check back in as we get to know Fred. He’ll have new photos and more detailed info on his awesome personality. Adopt Fred and we’re certain you’ll be dancing with a star!

Our meet and greets are Friday 1-4, Saturday 12-3 and Sunday 12-3. We are also happy to set up a private appointment should weekends not work out for you!
Bienvenido Fred !

——– Ray  Charles(M) ————–

Name: Ray Charles
Age:1 year
Weight: 35 lbs
Location: Boston 

Ray -Meet Ray Charles at the Boston sanctuary.We love this dog! He’s got  smarts, lots of loving to give, an all around spectacular dog with soul. He’s in foster and getting stellar reviews.  What more can we say about Ray?To paraphrase a famous Ray Charles song..“The whole day throughjust a young sweet dog,keeps Ray on our minds.I say Ray, Ray,

A song for you

Comes as sweet and clear

As moonlight thru the pines.

Yes Ray, you’re just a young sweet dog,

and we know someone is on a road that leads to you”

Come meet Ray and make sweet music together.

———-  Zeus (M) ——–—–—–-

Name: Zeus
Age: 5 years
Weight: 50lbs
Location: Boston 

Zeus - was our resident ‘King of the Beach’ who looked after his pack very well.  He is a very friendly lab mix.  Unfortunately Zeus has cancer.  He has undergone treatment in Puerto Rico and we are moving him to our sanctuary in Boston to continue his chemo.  At this time we are still unsure as to Zeus’s prognosis.  What we do know is that this regal boy will not die without having experienced grass beneath his feet and the love of many of our volunteers at our Boston sanctuary.  We would love to find Zeus a foster home so he can be part of a family whilst he continues his treatments.

———-  Becky (F) ——–—–—–-

Name: Becky
Age: 3 years
Weight: 25 lbs
Location: Boston 

Becky -  is incredibly bonded to Zeus.  We jokingly call them Man and Wife.  Becky is very, very shy and we have been working hard to gain her trust.  Becky is going to need an experienced family with a lot of patience.  In an ideal world Becky would be placed with the love of her life, Zeus.

———-  Johnny Ocean (M) ——–—–—–-

Name: Johnny Ocean
Age: 11 months
Weight: 55 lbs
Location: Boston

Ocean -  Rescued from Dead Dog Beach on Puerto Rico this spectacular dog is now ready to meet you!  Meet Johnny Ocean and he is an amazing dog!  One look at those ears and the way he shifts his head and your heart will melt.  He is a very smart dog. I put a brain teaser in his yard and in about 5 minutes he had it figured out.  He is eager to please and enjoys meeting whoever comes to the farm.  He loves his daily walks and is a great on a leash.  He is a delightful dog.He loves smelling the scents of spring and gets excited every time he sees a leash and harness taken out.  He is about 11 months old and 55 lbs.  The shelter is in Dedham, Mass. and he is available for meet and greets. Our meet and greets are Friday 1-4, Saturday 12-3 and Sunday 12-3.  We are also happy to set up a private appointment should weekends not work out for you!.




NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY (foster care)


——– Wilma (F) ————–

Name: Wilma Flintstone
Age:  5 year
Weight: 9 lbs
Location: New York

Wilma Flintstone -  is a sweet little bundle of joy.  She is a Pomeranian/chihuaha mix and loves nothing better than to be petted and get belly rubs.  Her foster family in Brooklyn loves and adores her and says she is the talk of the neighborhood with her adorable looks. Wilma is spayed, fully vetted and vaccinated and microchipped.

——– PB (F) ————–

Name: PB
Age:  6 months
Weight: 12 lbs
Location: New York  

PB- is a 12 lb, 6 month old terrier/chihuaha mix. She  is being fostered in NY City with 2 other dogs, a cat and an 11 year old and is good with all.  PB is incredibly sweet and would be a wonderful addition to any family.  PB is spayed, fully vetted and vaccinated and microchipped.

———- Marshall (M) ——–—–—–—–

Name: Marshall
Age: 1-2 year (young adult)
Weight: 50 – 55  lbs
Location: Bloomfield, New Jersey

Marshall is a cartoon dog!  He looks like he should be in the movies with his big goofy smile and freckles.  Marshall loves nothing more than to sit next to you (or in your lap!).  He is being fostered in Bloomfield, New Jersey and his foster parents absolutely love him.  They say he is a great, snuggly dog who seems to be good with other dogs.


———- Cuddles (F) ———-—–—–—-—–

Name: Cuddles
Age: 1 Year
Weight: 9 lbs
Location: Brooklyn (foster)

Cuddles – adorable lap dog, terrier/chihuaha mix, very small.  Being fostered in Brooklyn, NY.

———- Myritza (F) ———-—–—–—-—–

Name: Myritza
Age: 1 Year
Weight: 15 lbs
Location: Long Island (foster)

Myritza – fluffy terrier/lab mix, really sweet, 15 lbs.  Being fostered in Long Island.




PUERTO RICO (traveling soon)


———- Fleur (F) ——–—–—–-

Name: Fleur
Age: 2 years
Weight: 62 lbs
Location: Puerto Rico

Fleur is a gorgeous 62 lbs female, brindled pitbull who was dumped on Dead Dog Beach starving.  When we rescued her she had dreadful scarring on her chest, and tightly cropped ears, which suggests she was used as bait dog in dog fighting. Fleur is fully vetted, vaccinated and is spayed and microchipped. She just completed an intensive professional training camp and received her diploma of Canine Good Citizen. Fleur loves people and kids and loves to snuggle.

19 Responses

  1. Nancy Poelstra
    Nancy Poelstra January 26, 2013 at 7:34 pm · Reply

    My daughter Jennifer adopted Sherman from the Sato Project 2 weeks ago. Sherman is the most loveable dog. We were amazed at how quickly he adapted to life in Michigan, to other dogs, and is a great pet in general. He will live like a king with my daughter. If you are thinking about donating to this organization or better yet adopting I would highly recommend them.

  2. Tory
    Tory February 3, 2013 at 3:09 pm · Reply

    I’m in love with the ewok puppies! They are too cute!!!! I’ve just learned of you guys from reading about the puppy bowl, great work!

  3. Tee
    Tee February 22, 2013 at 10:31 pm · Reply

    I have been trying to set up a rescue team in the town of Las Piedras, there is great need but I am requesting help on how to start a campaign on how to stop mis-treating these poor babies. Can you please contact me.

  4. Mary Ann Olsen
    Mary Ann Olsen April 10, 2013 at 5:48 pm · Reply

    I am happy when I see any of the dogs doing better but I am especially happy about Hope and little Prince. I am so happy these little angels are improving and learning what kindness is. Thank you, Thank you. Mary Ann

  5. Abby
    Abby April 11, 2013 at 11:40 pm · Reply

    Have you guys ever thought of trying to expand? The Portland area of Oregon is the #1 dog friendly city, and there are many fosters/rescues willing to partner with anyone who has Animals needing help.

  6. Alice
    Alice April 15, 2013 at 8:18 am · Reply

    Scott and Michael Angelo look so much like our Sato Lola (Jeni), they really are special, and a breed of their own. Very smart pups too. Thank you for all that you do.

  7. Regine
    Regine April 26, 2013 at 9:16 pm · Reply

    Unfortunately right now I have a dog that is dog reactive and doesn’t do all that well with other dogs in the house. But I have already decided that when the time comes for another dog, I will definitely check out the Sato Project :-)

  8. Bernard Corr
    Bernard Corr April 30, 2013 at 2:06 pm · Reply

    I recently adopted Luna from the Monmouth (NJ) SPCA through the SATO project. She is full of love & affection and has become a welcomed addition to our family. THANK YOU for all your hard work and dedication to these dogs,

  9. Ardes
    Ardes July 13, 2013 at 10:58 pm · Reply

    I met James at Broadway Barks in NYC today and fell madly in love!!! I think you are an awe inspiring organization and will be spreading the word about the terific work you are doing in PR!!!!

  10. Johanna
    Johanna July 23, 2013 at 7:15 pm · Reply

    Your project is admirable!!
    I just moved back from the Dominican Republic after having lived there for almost six years. I moved into an apartment w/ my sister and we’ve been thinking of adopting a pet! After all, a home is not a home without one! Your cause seems so noble and I’d very much like to know the process (and costs) of possibly adopting one of your available dogs. My sister took a liking to Soleil, as did I. I also like Jasper, Mary Kate and James!
    Is there anyway someone could get in touch w/ me through e-mail, or even here, to discuss it??

  11. Anne
    Anne July 29, 2013 at 10:17 pm · Reply

    Johanna, email Meryl at meryl@thesatoproject.com for an adoption application. I’m sure she can answer your questions.

  12. Betty Arce
    Betty Arce August 2, 2013 at 9:46 am · Reply

    I just lost my dog of 13 years – Sasha, and I am heartbroken. It has also left my home dogless for the first time in over 25 years. While I am not yet ready to adopt another dog, I will continue to visit this site, and hopefully in a few months when my heart has healed, I will be ready to open up my heart and home to a new dog. I continue to support the Sato Project through my monthly donations and encourage all my family and friends to adopt, not shop, and well as contribute financially to this worthy cause.
    Much love to the wonderful and dedicated staff

  13. Nilsa I Martinez
    Nilsa I Martinez August 20, 2013 at 10:29 am · Reply

    I will do my best to donate often to your organization. You are doing such great work in Puerto Rico. Thank you so much!

  14. George
    George October 26, 2013 at 7:15 am · Reply

    Our family adopted Bandito (now named Max) back in May of 2013. A beautiful brindle mix, he has turned out to be one of the smartest and devoted dogs. He is a perfect companion for our 3 year rescue dog DeDe. I am telling everyone to adopt a Sato.

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