A Thousand Happy Faces & Wagging Tails

Territorio de Zaguates – Land of the Mutts, a sanctuary where every stray is greeted with hearts full of love.

Saved from abuse, abandonment and starvation on the street, given veterinary care, nourishing food, and a multitude of friends to run and play with in freedom and safety, it’s a new life these dogs had never imagined could be theirs.


Awesome Costa Ricans Álvaro and Lya have dedicated their lives to giving these strays the kind of life they deserve. With 1,300 dogs currently in their care, they have a mammoth task.
Take a look at this uplifting little video


In a dark world blackened by the unspeakable acts humans too often perpetrate on other animals, stories such as this shine a light of hope.

For anyone with Netflix, click here for the episode of ‘Dogs’ devoted to Territorio – a riveting and moving closeup view of life at the sanctuary. And the true cost, emotional, physical, mental, as well as financial to those who work there, in particular Álvaro and Lya.

Support their amazing work here 

All their gorgeous mutts are up for adoption. Apply here

Follow Territorio de Zaguates on Facebook and like their page

(Pics & video from Territorio de Zaguates’ Fb page)

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6 thoughts on “A Thousand Happy Faces & Wagging Tails

    1. Oh Alexandra, I can’t thank you enough for posting this video. What a remarkable and inspiring woman – a beautiful soul. I did see that there was an episode of “Dogs” on Netflix devoted to the Territorio. I look forward to watching it. Thanks again so much🐾💕

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    1. What a wonderful video Marina – thank you so much for posting the link. It made me cry. What an awesome guy. There is so much love there, and the dogs look so happy. They know they are loved and safe. I hope he keeps getting plenty of support so he can keep saving those precious lives 🐾💕

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      1. I too found out about him a few months ago but I’m so happy that he gets support from all over the world. I admire him so much and all those people who dedicate their lives to saving other beings. They’re like bright stars in a dark dark sky.

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