Heaven Is Real Inside This Costa Rican Dog Sanctuary
Most people go to Costa Rica for the white sand beaches, lush jungles, and great surf. But did you know there are about 900 reasons to skip all that and go to Territorio de Zaguates instead? Well, OK, you don’t have to skip the white sand beaches, but you should make an effort to go to Territorio de Zaguates, or Land of the Strays.
Land of the Strays is dog heaven. It’s a free-range, no-kill sanctuary that holds more than 900 dogs. The dogs have sprawling green hills and hiking paths in what looks like acres upon acres of room to roam. The dogs are free to interact with each other and visitors are allowed to go in and play with the dogs, take them hiking, or adopt them. The haven is run by volunteers and has about 80 percent of its dog food donated. Each dog gets spayed or neutered as well as vaccinated. Volunteers also give each dog a name and a unique “breed name” depending on the dog’s personality. Indoor space is also available for the dogs to sleep in and fresh, flowing water is given in multiple places over the property. Visitors must schedule a time to meet them and while adoption isn’t mandatory, they do encourage donations. You can make a donation by checking out their Facebook page. Check out a video of the massive sanctuary below!
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