Costa Rica’s ‘Land Of The Strays’ Is The Pup Paradise Of Your Dreams

In need of an all-day cuddle session with more dogs than you could ever imagine? As if Costa Rica’s melt-in-your-mouth coffee and breathtaking beaches aren’t enough to get you on a plane, this small country is home to a dog lover’s heaven on Earth.

Territorio de Zaguates, otherwise known as “Land of the Strays,” is a volunteer-run, no-kill shelter that more than 900 stray dogs call home. And each one of them is available for adoption!

Land Of The Strays - Stairs

The privately funded organization, founded by Lya Battle and Alvaro Saumet, is open to the public and encourages visitors to take a hike around the pup-filled pasture to frolic with the hundreds of stray and rescued pooches.

Land Of The Strays - Puppies

They even have custom breed names, from “The Alaskan Collie Fluffyterrier” to the “Chubby-Tailed German Dobernauzer.” And when the dogs get tired of running around and basking in the sun, they can take a break in the sanctuary’s 1,000 square meters of indoor facilities with cozy beds and feeding and bathing stations.

Land Of The Strays - Happy Pups

Costa Rica reportedly has more than one million stray dogs, and the organization aims to rescue and re-home as many of them as possible. Check out their Facebook page for more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating!

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