Costa Rica's Land of the Strays Shelters Over 1,000 Dogs (15 Pics)

Posted on May 03, 2016

There is an enormous shelter in Costa Rica that houses over a thousand stray dogs. The resort is in the mountains, and the dogs can run free: there are no cages. This is a dream of any dog lover or stray dog activist. For the dogs, it's an absolute paradise!

1. This Is Territorio de Zaguates or Land of the Strays

This Is Territorio de Zaguates or Land of the Strays
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2. The Dog Rescue Organization Was Founded by Volunteers

The Dog Rescue Organization Was Founded by Volunteers
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3. Over 1,000 Dogs Have Been Rescued

Over 1,000 Dogs Have Been Rescued
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4. The Spacious Countryside of Costa Rica Allows Hundreds of Rescued Dogs to Run Free

The Spacious Countryside of Costa Rica Allows Hundreds of Rescued Dogs to Run Free
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5. Dog Lovers and Volunteers Travel from All Over the World to Get to the Land of the Strays

Dog Lovers and Volunteers Travel from All Over the World to Get to the Land of the Strays
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6. Many People Can Adopt a New Furry Friend from Here

Many People Can Adopt a New Furry Friend from Here
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7. But Adoption Is Not Required, Tourists Can Visit the Resort to See and Play with the Dogs

But Adoption Is Not Required, Tourists Can Visit the Resort to See and Play with the Dogs
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8. The Dogs Are Safe and Healthy, as the Estate Provides Them with Food, Water, and Medical Care

The Dogs Are Safe and Healthy, as the Estate Provides Them with Food, Water, and Medical Care
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9. The Dogs Can Also Use the Indoor Areas and Bathing Facilities

The Dogs Can Also Use the Indoor Areas and Bathing Facilities
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10. Volunteers Take Care of the Dogs and They Are with Them at All Times

Volunteers Take Care of the Dogs and They Are with Them at All Times
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11. Lya Battle, the Founder of Territorio De Zaguates, Stated: “I Realized Then and There That These Wonderful Animals Had Few Chances in This World”

Lya Battle, the Founder of Territorio De Zaguates, Stated: “I Realized Then and There That These Wonderful Animals Had Few Chances in This World”
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12. Lya Battle Kept Seeing Stray Dogs on the Street, and She Started the Organization

Lya Battle Kept Seeing Stray Dogs on the Street, and She Started the Organization
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13. There Are Over 1,000 Dogs of Mixed Breeds and All Ages

There Are Over 1,000 Dogs of Mixed Breeds and All Ages
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14. They Can Live a Happy and Peaceful Life in This Canine Paradise

They Can Live a Happy and Peaceful Life in This Canine Paradise
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15. Their Slogan States: “When You Adopt a Mutt, You Adopt a Unique Breed.” These Dogs Are Unique and the Land of the Strays Is an Amazing Place for Dogs and Dog-Lovers

Their Slogan States: “When You Adopt a Mutt, You Adopt a Unique Breed.” These Dogs Are Unique and the Land of the Strays Is an Amazing Place for Dogs and Dog-Lovers
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