Meet the Street Dogs of Morocco

I just love how he cocked his ear at this moment. Ilana Strauss

When I first got to Morocco, I was a little nervous about all the street dogs running around. But I quickly learned that Morrocan street dogs are a different breed from other dogs I had encountered.

The dogs I met were weirdly friendly for street dogs. In fact, they felt more like collective pets, rather than wild animals. Also, they were adorable. I have the photos to prove it.

puppy yawning in Morocco
Being a street dog is hard work. Even the toughest puppies get tired. Ilana Strauss
dog facing sunset
Here's the photo that should be on this dog's movie poster. Ilana Strauss
mother dog sleeping with her puppy
This mama had three puppies, and all but this one had been adopted by the time I left. Ilana Strauss
pack of dogs playing by the sunset in Morocco
A pack of dogs usually played by the beach around sunset. Ilana Strauss
puppy sitting in plants
He was hanging out by the beach, living it up. Ilana Strauss
two puppies playing on beach
A crowd of tourists couldn't stop photographing these guys, including me. Ilana Strauss
dog facing sunset
This guy sat still for me for almost 10 minutes, an eternity in dog time. Ilana Strauss
puppies playing in Morocco
These puppies were constantly playing outside a local cafe. Ilana Strauss