Welcome to the Land of the Strays


Imagine a place where all dogs are welcome. Imagine a place where they can relax and enjoy free, open spaces; where they have plenty of socialization and access to clean water and food.

Sounds like a Canine Utopia and it absolutely exists for the strays of Costa Rica. Rather than cram poor, half-starved puppies and dogs in overcrowded shelters in urban areas where the pup’s time has an expiration date, Costa Rican strays have the opportunity to live in a “kill-free” shelter in the mountains about an hour away from Costa Rica’s capital city, San Jose.

The shelter, called Territorio de Zaguates, means Land of the Strays in Spanish. It is a privately funded and is an all-volunteer run operation.

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