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Costa Rica Dog Rescue & Adoption

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Casa Rustica | 300 meters before the La Fortuna Waterfall main entrance, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 0406
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Making a difference

I've volunteered for this rescue many time and they're just amazing. Costa Rica doesn't have much... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LisaPitBullLover
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Burbank, California
Great work

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

Reviewed January 7, 2018
simplyme4
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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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 and afternoon volunteer programs where you can walk, play, and spend time with our dogs, as well as assist with the care of our facilities.
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Casa Rustica | 300 meters before the La Fortuna Waterfall main entrance, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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+506 2479 0406
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank LisaPitBullLover
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Reviewed January 7, 2018

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

1  Thank simplyme4
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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

2  Thank karaspeckman
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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

2  Thank Angele G
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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

1  Thank travelspy1304
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

Great organization, they are making a difference in such a wonderful cause. Please give when you there or online.

1  Thank Tony W
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Reviewed January 23, 2017

We purchased several T-shirts at the Lava Lounge in La Fortuna. Some sizes were hard to get, but my grandkids wear them as nightshirts.

1  Thank Pseudopod
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Reviewed January 3, 2017

Stop by the Lava Lounge (on the road to La Fortuna Waterfall), grab a bite to eat and a cold beer, and ask to see the dogs!! This dog rescue houses numerous dogs in need, and even if you can't adopt, you can help out...More

1  Thank GibbonTravel
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

The owner runs the lava lounge, does great work and uses his restaurant to help fund dog s to find great homes for. Thank goodness for his kindness

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Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

I unfortunately did not actually get to visit the site. I learned about the organization when we grabbed drinks at Lava Lounge in LaFortuna . They fully support the rescue efforts and we got to enjoy the company of some great local rescue dogs. I...More

2  Thank Sunny8795
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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
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AltaGrobbelaar
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
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Marianne S
April 18, 2016|
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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
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