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Costa Rica Dog Rescue & Adoption

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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While vacationing for the first time in Costa Rica we had to spend some time volunteering at this... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2019
Calgary, Canada
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A great experience

By chance at lava lounge in La Fortuna a poster was noticed and I was able to participate. This is... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2018
Edmonton, Canada
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Costa Rica Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization based in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, that helps rescue, care, and place homeless dogs from Costa Rica into loving homes. At Costa Rica Dog Rescue we are always in need of volunteers! We offer morning...more
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| 300 meters before the La Fortuna Waterfall main entrance, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1569
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Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

While vacationing for the first time in Costa Rica we had to spend some time volunteering at this wonderful rescue. We walked 10 different dogs and spent time interacting with lots of others as well. There is a genuine love for the dogs in their...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 20, 2018

By chance at lava lounge in La Fortuna a poster was noticed and I was able to participate. This is a fund raiser so one pays. There are numerous dogs and they are taken care of but more donations would help a great deal. They...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

We learned about the shelter while eating at lava lounge,and decided to make a trip. The staff is very friendly and informative. They take wonderful care of the pups. They offer playtime with pups, or you can be a volunteer for the day. T-shirt sales...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Learned about this and spent the afternoon there. Walked about 20 dogs. Got a great workout in too. So many great pups that need love and attention. Wish I could adopt them all. Sophie was great at bringing us dog after dog! We didnt want...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pointerchick
Reviewed July 4, 2018

We learned about CR Dog Rescue while having dinner at Lava Lounge, and unfortunately our time in La Fortuna was quite scheduled already. But Sophie was super lovely and accommodating, and let us volunteer to walk some of the dogs for just an hour, which...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lindsay M
Reviewed May 31, 2018

I've volunteered for this rescue many time and they're just amazing. Costa Rica doesn't have much help with their stray animal population and these folks are really making a difference. I watch the employees and they truly care for the animals. It's such an amazing...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank LisaPitBullLover
Reviewed January 7, 2018

These guys are doing some great work in Costa rica. A very passionate team here who deserve to be supported.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank simplyme4
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

this is an odd review for me to write. i give the cause 10/5 stars but the experience itself was a lackluster. i think it may have been different if the owner was there.. we were greeted by a young man who was very nice....More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank kahruh
Reviewed April 17, 2017

We spent an afternoon at the cafe and Dog Rescue - the cafe serves excellent food. We were shown around the rescue facilities and then able to take some of their dogs for a walk...the walk is uphill so be prepared to get a bit...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank AngeleG10
Reviewed April 11, 2017

this dog rescue is a great place, we got to take a tour and the grounds are super clean for having over 60 dogs. the dogs all looked well groomed and well fed, they had beds and lots of room to run and play. we...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank travelspy1304
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Alicia L
February 22, 2017|
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Response from Tony W | Reviewed this property |
I wish I could answer that but I can't. Sorry
November 4, 2016|
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Response from lavalounge | Property representative |
Hi there! Hope you are doing great! Sure we can help you with accomodation, we dont have in our place but we have deals with a couple hotels just 3 or 2 minutes away from our rescue area. Sure you can volunteer with... More
Marianne S
April 18, 2016|
Response from lavalounge | Property representative |
Hi Marianne, Thanks so much for your message and we would love you to come and volunteer! The best Airport to fly in/out of is San Jose. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to ask and we look... More