Refugio Animal Holbox

The Refugio Animal Holbox is a charity on Holbox island where they rescue, help and take care of animals.

They always looks for volunteers.

Are you visiting the shelter and would like to help us? Your help is always welcome! You can help us by: walking dogs, bathing dogs  cleaning kennels, bowls or the courtyard, playing with the dogs and loving them or monthly voluntary work.


Every day we welcome animals in emergency situations, such as cruelty victims, abandoned animals, animals who have suffered an accident or who are ill. After the rescue, our veterinarians perform examinations and provide a diagnostic in order to begin the necessary treatments. From that point on, many of the rescued animals have a new temporary home. For some of these animals, this is the first home they have ever had. We care for and love them to make them feel as part of our family. Once a dog, cat, bird, raccoon, etc. has healed, the adoption or habitat re-integration stage begins.

At our shelter, we believe that in order to improve the wellbeing of living creatures, it is necessary to achieve a change in the environment. Therefore, we also provide environmental education activities for the Holbox community and the surrounding area. Additionally, to encourage and support these changes, once a week, our veterinarians travel to communities within the Lazaro Cardenas Municipality where they provide free consultations and treatment to animals in need.

We are also consistently performing small scale Sterilization Campaigns in Holbox Island and within the surrounding communities, as well as, two massive campaigns every year along with our friends from “Holbox Island Spay and Neuter Project.”

Rescuing, advocating, caring for, sterilizing, educating…

Every day working in order to build a better place!

We thank you for your interest, support and assistance to the Shelter.

Our motivation, work and team grows every day thanks to people like you!


Holbox Animal Shelter does not receive any financial support from the State; therefore, whether it is any amount you can give, either as a onetime donation and/or monthly donation, it helps us a great deal in meeting the needs of our animals.

If you prefer, you can donate gifts, accessories, gear and/or medical supplies, (flea/tick treatment, medication, syringes). This will also be of much help to us since we are constantly using such supplies to guarantee the health, happiness and well-being of the animals at our shelter.

Visit the refugio in front of the airport

Address: Calle Tintorera, Holbox, Q.R., Mexico

Horas: Abierto ⋅ 10-6pm

Phone: +52 984 875 2352

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Call us on +52 1984 136 8852 or email us on to book.

Excellent Service. We used Go Holbox Transfers for Cancun to Chiquila and our return trip. They were on time, had courteous drivers and nice vehicles. During our arrangements we had several changes to our itinerary and they easily and quickly made the changes. Steffi was wonderful and easy to work with! I highly recommend!


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