Adopt a Pet at A.H.P.P.A.

Adopt a pet from AHPPA

Looking to adopt a pet in Costa Rica?  All of the animals at the Refugio are available for adoption: puppies, kittens, dog – young and old alike… all are awaiting a loving home and heart.

Our animal shelter is open 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday (except holidays). We are currently closed on Sundays. You are invited to visit and meet the animals available for adoption.


A.H.P.P.A. Shelter Hours for Pet Adoption

Hours at the A.H.P.P.A. animal shelter for pet adoption are:

[div class=”time-addy”]Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. [/div]

Directions to A.H.P.P.A. animal shelter, also known as the Refugio, are:

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Turn right on the road west of the large church in central San Rafael de Heredia, keep on this main road going up the hill towards La Condessa Hotel and/or Castillo Country Club.  Continue on this road about 4 km or 10 minutes. You will see a sign at the entrance: Refugio de Animales, Animal Shelter Costa Rica (A.H.P.P.A.) on the right side. We are located 1 km before the Castillo Country Club in San Rafael de Heredia, Costa Rica.

[div class=”note”]Note: There is a donation requested between ¢5,000 and ¢10,000* ($10-$20.00 USD) of the new pet owner at the time of pet adoption. This fee covers the required neutering of the animal to be adopted.Vaccination fees may also be needed, depending on the age of each animal, which is an additional ¢3,000.[/div]

*We encourage adoptions during the weekdays by charging a lower price to adopt a pet; this helps minimize the overwhelming impact on Sautrudays. Please refer to our Blog for any changes of hours.


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We encourage Facebook users to become a friend and visit our Facebook Fan page; current and recent animal photos and descriptions are posted providing a preview to the many dogs and cats available for adoption at our animal shelter here in Costa Rica.

For those who love animals but cannot adopt a pet, please consider any one of our donation options such as our Sponsor a Dog program. This type of animal charity allows an animal lover to adopt via sponsoring one of the many older, hard to place dogs who are living their lives safe within our Sanctuary. Learn more about donations options.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments with regards to adopt a pet.