Showing puppy love and volunteering at CEBIAM in Playa Del Carmen

CEBIAM Playa Del Carmen

Showing puppy love at CEBIAM

CEBIAM (Centro De Bienstar Animal Municipal) is the “dog pound” or animal control  agency of Playa Del Carmen. CEBIAM collects stray dogs off the street and removes pets that are not being cared for in homes. They do a lot for the health of the animals and residents of the city. Recently a group of volunteers has been working with CEBIAM to show some love for the dogs.

Several times a week volunteers go to walk the dogs and spend time with them. Here is everything you need to know about how CEBIAM works, how you can volunteer and information if you would like to adopt a dog from here.

How CEBIAM works

CEBIAM works in several ways for the health of animals and residents of the city. If someone calls CEBIAM and says that a neighbor is not treating an animal well, an inspector will go to the house and see. If the animal is in danger then they remove the pet and take them to CEBIAM.

CEBIAM also collects dogs on the street and take them to the dog pound. Once the animals are at CEBIAM they are given a chance for adoption.

There are many stray dogs and cats in Playa Del Carmen. This is just one agency that is trying to control the population.

How you can adopt a dog at CEBIAM

  1. Bring I.D.
  2. Copy of light or water.
  3. 2 references with name and phone number.
  4. Fill out adoption form.
  5. 350 pesos.

CEBIAM will make sure that your home is suitable for a pet. The dog will get shots and spayed or neutered and then you can take your new dog home.

CEBIAM volunteering with dogs

Our video of volunteering at CEBIAM

We visited on a Saturday when volunteers came to walk the dogs and give them some love. Here you can see what it is like and learn more.

What volunteers do with CEBIAM

Volunteers offer:

  • Love to the dogs.
  • Walk the dogs.
  • Give baths with medication for fleas and ticks.
  • Help with adoption fairs.
  • Help with transportation of the dogs to low cost spay and neuter clinic.

Currently volunteers got to CEBIAM on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

CEBIAM volunteering with dogs
Getting the dogs out in the fresh air and letting them play a little.

How you can contact them to volunteer

If you would like to go to CEBIAM to walk the dogs, show some love and maybe give them a bath, you can contact Voluntarios Perrunos. You can write to them in English or Spanish. Someone will get back to you with information on times and how to get there. The link above will take you to their Facebook page.

Other places to volunteer with animals in Playa Del Carmen

This is just one of the places you can volunteer in Playa Del Carmen with animals. See also our article on Coco’s Cat Rescue and PAR (Playa Animal Rescue). 

Have you been to CEBIAM before? Have you volunteered with animals in Playa Del Carmen? Let us know your comments below. We would love to hear from you. 

CEBIAM volunteering with dogs

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  1. Please share and adopt!
    Beautiful doggies for adoption!
    They are at Cebiam / City Pound (located at the end of Av. Juarez, directly behind the prison). Opening hours Monday to Friday 9 to 4, Saturdays 9 to 12.
    Tel.: 8773050 ext. 10079
    Things needed for adoption:
    1. Copy electricity/water bill
    2. Copy ID / passport
    3. Fill out adoption form
    4. 2 referencies (name and phone number)
    5. Home visit

  2. we brought home the sweetest and most loving street dog. We live in an apartment and can’t keep him.
    He is obviously used to being inside as his tail began wagging when inside.
    He ate and is resting on a blanket
    We cannot keep him.
    We are at 1 and 14
    Please come as soon as possible, once the owner knows we can’t keep him.
    Please come save him
    He is the sweetest most chill loving and totally trusting
    He needs help!
    Please get me on WhatsApp
    Or email
    [email protected]

    • Your comments go here to our article. If you want to contact one of the shelters, you will need to contact them directly. We hope you find a home for the dog.

    • Hello

      Your comments come to our article about this place. You will need to contact them directly to see about volunteering.

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