Animales de Asis
Animales de Asis – Costa Rica is a private no kill sanctuary founded in 2000 with the capacity to shelter up to 200 dogs and cats, many of whom have been victims of animal abuse or cruelty, are senior animals or have special needs.
The sanctuary, located in Alto del Roble in Heredia, serves the entire Central Valley, and provides food, shelter, medical treatment, and most importantly, much needed nurturing.
Medical treatment often involves expensive surgeries, testing, medication, as well as extensive follow-up care. Before being placed in adoption, our animals have been dewormed, vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, and socialized, On average, we place some 30-35 animals in their forever homes each month through weekly adoption events and social media postings.
Unlike other shelters that emphasize adoption but euthanize the un-adoptable, the mission of Animales de Asis is to find forever homes for adoptable animals and to provide lifetime care and shelter for those who are unable to be placed. Founder and Director Karin Hoad believes that every dog and cat’s life is worth saving and that every animal deserves a quality of life. Animales de Asis is a Costa Rican nonprofit association funded exclusively by donations.
She was rescued in late 2015 at just 2 months old, she and her siblings left them. In a cardboard box on the street in Santa Bárbara de Heredia, very sick, with parasites, malnutrition and ehrlichia, they spent more than a month at the vet, Cschorra was adopted but the couple separated and returned her
Product of the ehrlichia treatment at such a young age, she lost her teeth, but has no problem eating food, she is very good with other dogs and people, calm and affectionate.
Medium size female.
See Patitas Page
He was rescued in the Virgin of Sarapiqui, Heredia, he was run over but he was not given attention for more than a month, when we found out the leg could not be saved and had to be amputated, it is a dog with a lot of energy, it walks very well without the missing paw, gets along well with other dogs of its size, especially females, is healthy.
German Shepherd Mix, a little smaller.
Two years old.
See Canelito’s Page
Puppy was rescued, She was given up for adoption and after 5 years they returned her for lack of space, She is a calm female, and she gets along with other dogs, she had breast tumors but they were removed
Age 6 years
See Akila’s Page
Code: 0546 -E- 13
She rescued a puppy with her siblings in 2013 when she was 4 months old, she has had no luck adopting herself, perhaps she is very shy with people, she gets along with other dogs, medium size – Large, 7 years old, almost themselves from being in the hostel
See Angie’s Page
He was rescued in 2010 with only 4 months old and with scabies, in the Guidos de Desamparados, despite being a very good dog with people and other animals, he has had no luck in being adopted and has been living for more than 10 years. in our hostel expecting a family
Age 11 years / male
See Junior’s Page
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Karma – Playas Del Coco – Patos y Manos One of the best decisions we have over made was adopting Karma. Thank you Paws y Manos for rescuing this smart, goofy girl who has brought so much joy into our lives. By Steve and Lydia Hamel
This puppy had been mistreated and then abandoned. One Lovely Lady put her in a foster home hoping to fly her to the States. Instead, she kept Kia in the foster home until I arrived in Costa Rica. Kia is close w 3 years old and we’ve been together since Aug 10, 2010.
We moved here with our two rescue pets, an orange bob-tailed cat. Rex. and our dog. Titan in January 2019. Since then. we’ve adopted 2 street cats- one from Brasilito and another from Potrero. Cali. the calico. we took in after slowly gaining her trust.
The love that I could see in their eyes was so pure that I understood that they already had a pact. Today Tauro is a beautiful dog. Trained. Obedient. Loving. A real champion… Lol, he even has an Instagram account
Tootsie This is ‘footsie (he’s a boy). We rescued him as a small kit-ten in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia He flew with us to Costa Rica in 2015 and will emigrate to Can-ada as soon as flights open up. A true rags to riches story for our ‘Toots”! Unfortunately, the expat life-style has left him with a small drinking problem…the start of mydaughters first year in Uni-versity in Halifax.