The humane society /organization “Osa Peninsula Rescue and Adoptions” helps with rescue and castration of domestic animals in need. The organization is founded by the Non-Profit organization Green Life Volunteers (Cedula Juridica: 3-002-7000-64).

LogoOur mission is to offer animal rescue, find street animals new homes, and spay and neuter dogs and cats. We also educate the public on the Osa Peninsula about responsible ownership of pets, and to improve the animal’s quality of life.

For this, the Association Adoptions Osa Peninsula is trying to spay and neuter stray animals and rescue animals from the streets and find them new homes. We support especially the socially disadvantaged and those who have pets but do not have the economic resources for spaying and neutering their animals.

La Organizacion sin fines de lucro Adopciones Peninsula de Osa ofrece servicios de castración y rescate de animales en desventaja social.

Educar a la población de la Osa Peninsula sobre la tenencia responsable de animales de compañía, para mejorar así su calidad de vida. Para esto, La Asociación Adopciones Peninsula de Osa ofrece servicios de castración y rescate a los animales en desventaja social y a quienes tienen mascotas pero no cuentan con los recursos económicos para poderlos castrar.

Nuestra misión es ofrecer servicios de castración y rescate de animales en desventaja social y a quienes tienen mascotas pero no cuentan con los recursos económicos para poderlos castrar.

Osa Peninsula Rescue and Adoptions – Who we are


Osa Peninsula Rescue & Adoptions, is a project initiated by Green Life Volunteers, a non-profit volunteer organization in Costa Rica (Cedula Juridica – 3-2-700064). Our goal is to reduce the number of stray dogs and cats on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Not only do we rescue stray animals around the Peninsula, we also help the community with reduced costs for spaying/ neutering, and help poor families with spaying and neutering and food if they cannot afford to pay due to their economic situation.


The project is entirely funded by donations, and the money goes 100% to help the animals.


What we do

We identify, rescue, and provide medical attention and food to stray dogs and cats. We have the animals deparasited, neutered/spayed, and they receive the necessary medical attention to be healthy. We place them in a foster homes until they find new homes. We also promote neutering and spaying pets among the local population.


We need your help!

With as little as 20 US Dollars we can have an animal spayed and neutered, preventing more kittens and puppies being born on the street. With around 100 US Dollars we can rescue and cure a sick animal with heartworm, erlichiosis, mange, fungal infections, and other common diseases on the Osa Peninsula.


Donations are also constantly needed


At the moment we’re hoping to conduct more castration clinics throughout the Osa Peninsula. Each castration clinic day we can spay and neuter up to 40 animals. We try to have castration clinics in very remote rural towns, where people don’t have access to vet services. A castration clinic can cost us up to 500$. People in Costa Rica cannot afford to pay for castrations, nor food sometimes, so we help with offering the spay or neuter at a more affordable cost for them.


We are very happy to announce that we have also successfully adopted out many dogs and cats, and continue to do so. We also sent many dogs to the USA for them to find a good forever home. We hope to continue sending dogs to the US, but each animal needs funding and sponsoring in order to do so.


Each rescue animal needs an initial check-up at the vet and often intense treatment for common diseases here in Costa Rica (Erlichiosis, Heartworm, Parvo Virus, Anemia, and others).

Each rescue animal can cost us around $100- $200 depending on the severity of their state.


Other items that are constantly needed are:

– dog and cat food
– kennels, crates
– collars, leashes
– anti-flea shampoos & other care products
– vaccinations
– meds
– transportation


If you want to donate any of these items, get in touch with us- .


We also need help in the form of VOLUNTEERS. If you know anyone or would like to help out yourself, please consider helping out on our Dog Rescue Project and have an experience of a lifetime.
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Thanks for your help! Woooofff & Meaaawww !