I came to Guatemala to complete a circle. Back in 2008, my husband Matt and I were looking for a dog to adopt. We looked for quite some time, but that magic connection just wasn’t quite manifesting…until one day I went to the Marin Humane Society in Novato, CA and saw a dog that would […]


They came, they rolled up their sleeves, they performed miracles. The Incredible Marni Hills has done it again. Twice! AWARE recently hosted two yes two groups of intrepid Groomers from the US and Canada working for her new 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Groom for Good.  Marni and her groom teams were unleashed on scores of dogs at […]

Thank You for Giving!

We want to thank everyone who gave on GivingTuesday and supported us. We are delighted to announce that thanks to everyone who took part in our #GivingTuesday campaign and joined the global good will movement we raised $1,380. Though we did not quite reach our goal it is still a great start! We are excited to now put our […]

Better Living Quarters for the Dogs

World Animal Day Funds Improve Dog Pens! Thanks to all the generous donations we received for our World Animal day campaign on Causevox and at the Event, we were able to buy the materials to repair the dog pens.  The walls between pens have started going up, replacing the fencing so the dogs are more […]

Update From Hound Heights

A lot has been happening at the Shelter recently! We would like to acknowledge and thank the wonderful people who have volunteered or contributed to help us continue running the shelter and promote animal welfare. We hosted a group of international students who came to volunteer. They were part of Teen Leadership Conference organized with […]

World Animal Day 2016

Saturday October 1st – an all-day event for Family and Friends This year AWARE is celebrating World Animal Day (a few days early so as to take advantage of the weekend) at Suburbia Lounge in Antigua (4a Avenida norte No2) with Live Music, a Raffle, a Silent Auction, food specials, an outstanding Exhibition of Photos, and […]

How to help AWARE

HOW TO HELP AWARE Just knowing that there are people out there sending us positive (and pawsitive) thoughts is a great source of strength for us, both when the going gets tough, and when the sun is shining on a calm and pleasant day. To those of you who want more involvement we also offer […]

Monthly Spay/Neuter Clinics

All this rescuing and nursing is great and very gratifying for all concerned, but when will it put a stop to cruelty to animals, and reduce pet over-population to a nice round zero? AWARE continues the search for the wise benefactor who will help us create Guatemala’s first Humane Education Centre – and if you […]

Summer Newsletter APPEAL + SHELTER US

AWARE is currently looking for a General Manager for the Shelter (fluency in English and Spanish essential), a Full-Time Vet, and also for people willing to undertake some serious voluntary fund-raising operations: ‘200 People Donating $10 per Month’ to help cover the food bill, for example. AWARE also needs help with an unusual fund-raising opportunity: […]

Spring Newsletter 2016

Thank you for coming all the way to the AWARE website, again! Just click on the link below to read or download the Newsletter. Before you do, sign up for future Newsletters – the SIGN UP button is here, just to the right, and just above the DONATE button. That way future newsletters will be delivered straight to your […]

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