• Megan Gabel
    September 19, 2018
    The Sociedad Protectora de Animales de San Miguel de Allende, A.C. is the only no-kill shelter for dogs and cats in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In operation since 1980, we house approximately 100 animals. We also have a clinic within our facilities which takes care of our resident animals and offers lower-cost medical care for pets owned by the public. Our website (https://www.spasanmiguel.org) has information about adopting (including photos and videos of our available animals), volunteering, donating, how to help, our clinic, and more. To donate instantly by PayPal, please click this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DSAVMCCDAEKKW The S.P.A. does not receive any government support and relies upon donations to keep our doors open.

    A good way to stay up to date is by following us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/spasanmiguel) which also albums of our adoption success stories. More information is available by emailing

    Our video gives you an idea of who we are and what we do: https://youtu.be/6grULRHi6Sk

    We have many goals at the S.P.A. We strive to educate our community about the importance of taking care of their pets and giving them the health care they need, i.e., vaccinations and sterilization, and we provide economical options to satisfy these responsibilities. We would like to increase awareness and appreciation of animals so that others can enjoy the magic that comes from owning and cherishing a beloved pet. Teaching people to be kind to and tolerant of animals is another one of our goals. Regarding our own S.P.A. resident animals, we are searching for permanent, loving homes for all of them. We also want to provide the best possible living conditions for our animals while they are at the S.P.A., waiting for their forever families.

    We hope you will join us in supporting these goals.
  • Ira Goldman
    August 20, 2018
    I though I would start a restaurant review discussion. I know there is a discussion of favorites, but we've all eaten at places that are not our favorites but we return for a variety of reason. So I felt we needed more of a review style discussion. So here's my first.
    Last night 4 of us went to Fatima 7 in the Casa Blanca Hotel which is on Jaurez between San Francisco and Mesones. It's about 6-7 steps up so I'm not sure if people with mobility issues will have a problem.
    There is a nice bar and the restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating. We sat outside as it was a lovely night. The menu is mostly small plates, lamb meatballs, lots of vegetable dishes, hummus etc. Pricing is either for 3 plates, 5 plates, or 7 plates. We ordered 7 plates for the 4 of us and it was fine.
    We also had a bottle of wine, 1 coffee and 1 dessert. The cost was $1750 before the tip(I got a 10% discount with the VIP card). Service was great, the food was very good, the setting was beautiful so on a scale of 1-10 I would give this an 8.5. A little on the expensive side for SMA but worth the cost
  • Glenn Wilson
    August 14, 2018
    A slice of life in San Miguel de Allende in photos. Please feel free to add your own photos here or start your own discussion.

    POD: Picture of the Day August 14, 2018
    A flat white from Inside Cafe. At Insurgentes 66 across from the Biblioteca. Photo © 2018 Glenn E Wilson (CC BY 4.0).
  • Glenn Wilson
    August 1, 2018
    A slice of life in San Miguel de Allende in photos. Feel free to add your own photos here or start your own discussion.
  • Glenn Wilson
    July 16, 2018
    POD: Picture of the Day July 16, 2018
    Street art detail at 2 de Abril at Calle Antonio Villanueva in Colonia San Rafael. Festival "la Calaca" 2015. Photo © 2018 Glenn E Wilson (CC BY 4.0).
  • Glenn Wilson
    July 14, 2018
    A Gringo's Guide to Mexican Wiring by David Cunningham is an informative and fun read. If you are building, remodeling, making any electrical changes, interested in wiring, or just wondering "what were they thinking?" or "how do I fix that?" this book might be for you.

    There is more information on his website mxelectric.org and you can buy the book there.for $5 USD.

    I took the photo recently here in San Miguel de Allende in a mixed commercial / residential building. Photo © 2018 Glenn E Wilson (CC BY 4.0).
  • Sherry Harper
    July 12, 2018
    I started going to yoga classes to improve my overall health and fitness. Much to my delight, I discovered that they also provide Spa services. So, I scheduled a much overdue massage, mani and pedicure. Wow was I glad that I did! It was easily the top mani/pedi I have ever had. Erica was so thorough in her skills. She has been trained very well and I loved the fact they they do not use any electronic machine to smooth your nails or take off polish. I have been to many that they do and I would come out with sore or even injured skin from them. She took her time and didn't skip on any detail. It was a great massage as well. They really paid attention to the form I filled out and concentrated on the areas I wanted addressed. So glad this was recommended to me. Thank V!
  • Victoria Wilson
    July 10, 2018
    I have been using Ramon Salazar as a hair stylist since moving to San Miguel almost 1 year ago and highly recommend his salon, called Merak. He and his lovely wife Laura have a wonderful business on the Ancha, upstairs in the same space as Paprika. Ramon is a master at his craft as well as a lively conversationalist. As if that isn't enough, Ramon and Laura are business partners and share a space with Sofie Betancourt, well known makeup artist and skin care specialist. What a combo. The first time I had a facial with Sofie I viewed it as an indulgence. My skin responded so well and I enjoyed the experience so much, I now "indulge" once a month! I say this: if you don't think you're worth it, who will?
    Hairstudio by Ramon Salazar 415.688.1309/415.115.7133
    Skincare by Sofia Betancourt 415.156.3160 Ancha de San Antonio #9A
  • Glenn Wilson
    June 28, 2018
    POD: Picture of the Day June 28, 2018
    This is, I think, a Violet-crowned Hummingbird. She has been building a nest in our garden here in San Miguel de Allende. We can see a little into the nest from our terrace. It still looks empty. If things go as we expect we will have pictures of eggs then baby hummingbirds to share.

    Photo © 2018 Glenn E Wilson Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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