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Costa Rica Dog Rescue & Adoption

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Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Help a shelter out🐶

We learned about the shelter while eating at lava lounge,and decided to make a trip. The staff is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wendy B
Hammond, Louisiana, USA
via mobile
So worth it

Learned about this and spent the afternoon there. Walked about 20 dogs. Got a great workout in too... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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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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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 1569
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 18 August 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

Thank Pointerchick
Reviewed 5 July 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

Thank Lindsay M
Reviewed 1 June 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

1  Thank LisaPitBullLover
Reviewed 8 January 2018

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

1  Thank simplyme4
Reviewed 6 May 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
Reviewed 17 April 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 AngeleG10
Reviewed 11 April 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
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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

1  Thank Tony W
Reviewed 24 January 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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Alicia L
23 February 2017|
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Response from Tony W | Reviewed this property |
I wish I could answer that but I can't. Sorry
5 November 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
19 April 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