The Territorio de Zaguates shelter in Costa Rica is a paradise for stray dogs. The name means “Land of the strays”. The now-famous animal shelter has a no-kill policy and you can work here as a volunteer.
Every day the (castrated) dogs are allowed to roam a large field, and you can join them. For a walk or a play. Instead of doing volunteer work, a visit is also worthwhile as your money is used to maintain the shelter and taking good care of the dogs.
How do I get here?
The shelter is located in the hills of Santa Barbara, Heredia, Costa Rica which is not far from the capital San José. It is advisable to get in touch with the shelter before you go, so you know what activities are planned and they are expecting you.