“Land of the Strays” is a privately funded, volunteer-run organization in Costa Rica with over 900 dogs ready for adoption. The dogs roam free and any visitor can play with them. There is also no pressure for visitors to adopt a dog. The shelter follows a no-kill policy and the dogs are well cared for.
The dogs are no purebreds but to boost the popularity of these dogs shelter workers invent funny breed names for them based on their characteristics like “Chubby-Tailed German Dobernauzer” or “Fire-Tailed Border Cocker.”
The shelter became famous after a popular Costa Rican TV show featured several dogs. They also put up billboards with ad for these mutts.