Hundreds of stray dogs are roaming the countryside in Costa Rica.
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.
Multitudes of mutts at Territorio de Zaguates roam grassy fields, lounge on cozy beds and mattresses,
nibble from troughs of kibble,
and generally play their days away while they await adoption.
For some, that day never comes, but they still have a comfortable, loving place to retire.
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: