by : Founded nine years ago by a couple passionate about animal welfare, Territorio de Zaguatas is a non-profit organization that operates with help from donations, volunteers, and a small but hardworking staff…


The Super Perro dog food factory donates approximately 80% of the dog food. All dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and treated for parasites before they enter the sanctuary.

Dogs of all sizes and breeds interact freely on the haven’s giant property. Each dog is given a name and is even assigned their own personal “breed” based on their characteristics. Staff members who watch over the dogs 24/7 make sure to break up any fights and maintain safety among the pack. A modern indoor facility offers soft bedding as well as feeding and bathing stations. Troughs of water are placed in multiple locations throughout the property.

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While Territorio de Zaguatas is free and open to the public, interested visitors must first call in advance—(506) 8883-9337—to schedule a visit or they can check the Facebook page for upcoming public hikes. Though volunteers regularly come to exercise the dogs, this steadily expanding doggy heaven requires donations to survive; all donation options can be seen on the Territorio de Zaguatas Facebook page.

Source: Inhabitat