The PURA VIDA FOUNDATION is more than just a nonprofit. It's a symbol of hope, compassion, and love for all living beings on this planet. It's a movement that aims to amplify the interconnection between animal welfare, environmental protection, and the human experience. And it's a testament to the power of community and collaboration in creating a better world for all.


Our Purpose

To help end suffering by spreading the “Pura Vida” spirit of love, joy and appreciation to make the world a better place for all.


Our Mission

We rescue animals from suffering, help less fortunate people in need, and protect our precious planet and its resources.


Our Vision

To make a profound impact on the lives of voiceless animals, people that are suffering and to protect our only home; our precious planet.

Our Activities and Programs

01. Sanctuary Saves

Pura Vida Sanctuary Project: The Pura Vida Sanctuary is a project we are raising funding for on in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. It will be the largest animal rescue in the area with an in-house local veterinarian and will help rescue, rehabilitate and re-locate animals that are in need.


02. Helping Hands

We support the Adaptive Surfing with their mission to help people with physical disabilities getting in the water and learn how to surf; Surf therapy and Competitive Adaptive Surfing are both very successful programs to get involved with and support.

03. Protect the Planet

1% for the Planet will be our first outreach affiliate program we have established to connect corporations to meaningful causes to protect the environment especially beach and the ocean clean ups in Costa Rica and California.


"We view the world as a place where humans, animals, and the environment are all interconnected. For one to be healthy, they all must be healthy. It is our purpose to protect this synergy”

- Joe Liebke - Founder/President (Pura Vida Foundation)

How To Find Us

7080 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90028 USA

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