March 31, 2016 03:45 PM

Known as Territorio de Zaguates, the Land of the Strays is a volunteer-run, no kill animal shelter that is basically a paradise for dogs (and dog lovers).

The shelter, where over 900 stray dogs run free on rolling green hills, refuses to let mixed-breed dogs be looked upon as inferior, working to find their pups safe and loving homes. To help them get adopted, Territorio de Zaguates celebrates the one-of-a-kind traits unique to mixed breed dogs. They’ve even had artists draw “new” breeds to represent their dogs, like The Alaskan Collie Fluffyterrier, reports Barkpost

Source: Territorio de Zaguates Oficial/Facebook

“When you adopt a mutt, you adopt a unique breed,” reads the billboard and advertisements of the shelter, which has helped challenge public opinion that pure breeds are superior.

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While zooming around the scenic Costa Rican landscape, the dogs also enjoy an indoor facility with comfortable bedding, feeding and bathing stations. 

Source: Territorio de Zaguates Oficial/Facebook

We have never wanted anything more than to live among these beautiful dogs in such a majestic landscape. 

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