A doggy heaven!
Territorio de Zaguates or in English land of Stray Dogs. This is an amazing territory located in the mountains of Heredia. Directly north of San Jose, you will find a large farm full of stray dogs. This is ever animal lovers dream fields of dogs running free. It is full of almost 1000 stray dogs running and playing and being free. Truly an enjoyment to see animals having so much fun.
The Shelter of Territorio de Zaguates
First things first when a dog arrives at the shelter he or she is Neutered and then vaccinated to get rid of parasites and other diseases. This ensures the health and longevity of the dogs. many of the dogs have come from the streets or abusive households. The facilities aren’t glamorous or fit for a king but are more than suited for a fluffy friend. The housing has soft beds, a feeding area, and washing stations to get rid of the fleas. The Zaguates always have fresh water to wet their mouths after a long run.
Sometimes a dog might have special needs and is put into quarantine if necessary. The shelter is a non-profit and no-kill, This also means it can get very expensive to keep running. The dogs don’t feed themselves and they do need shots and surgeries to keep healthy so at the end of the month a health budget is needed. You can support the shelter by visiting during their large walk or by donating some money.