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Land of the Strays

Hundreds of stray dogs are roaming the countryside in Costa Rica.

Photo courtesy of the Territorio de Zaguates Oficial via Facebook

And, believe it or not, this is actually a happy headline.

You see, these strays are at home in a spacious sanctuary called Territorio de Zaguates (Land of the Strays). This privately funded sanctuary, run by volunteers, turns no stray away.

Photo courtesy of the Territorio de Zaguates Oficial via Facebook

Multitudes of mutts at Territorio de Zaguates roam grassy fields, lounge on cozy beds and mattresses,

Photo courtesy of the Territorio de Zaguates Oficial via Facebook

nibble from troughs of kibble,

Photo courtesy of the Territorio de Zaguates Oficial via Facebook

and generally play their days away while they await adoption.

Photo courtesy of the Territorio de Zaguates Oficial via Facebook

For some, that day never comes, but they still have a comfortable, loving place to retire.

Photo courtesy of the Territorio de Zaguates Oficial via Facebook

In addition to providing a haven for homeless dogs and actively seeking potential pooch parents for their residents, the clever Territorio staff created a campaign to make mutts more appealing to the masses. Take a look:

If you would like to help Territorio de Zaguates continue caring and finding homes for dogs, you can donate directly through Paypal at territorio.de.zaguates.oficial@gmail.com or contribute to the sanctuary’s ongoing campaign at GoFundMe.com/costarica-dogs.

Keep up with the Costa Rican canine capers on the Land of the Strays’ Facebook page. Continue reading