Thursday, April 16, 2009

Travel: The Pooches of Tulum

While we left our own pooches back at home, we were lucky enough to have our own resident beach dog. "Our Dog", as we called him, didn't live near our cabanas, but he did like to hang with us. He would lay in the shade under our beach chairs, bark at other people walking across our beach, and even tried to cosy up on the chair with me.
These beach dogs were skilled at swimming and leaping over waves and fortunately seemed fairly well-fed.
Most countries don't have the types of dog shelters we have to take care of dogs, but I did read about this couple who started their own "shelter" in Playa del Carmen to take care of unwanted dogs. Each weekend they have a dog wash and encourage tourists to take part.

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