So really it’s gonna be Dog Pack of the month. I couldn’t pick just one!
I took all of these dog photos last month in San Pancho, a quaint little beach town in Nayarit, Mexico.
I had heard there were lots of dogs there just roaming around town but I had no idea I would see so many. When I heard about the dogs running free in San Pancho, I was a bit worried I would see a lot of stray, unhealthy, unhappy dogs but that was not the case.
The normal way for dogs to live there is off leash, running around on their own free will, some out with other dogs, out and about in the streets, saying hi to people, playing on the beach and like the dog above, napping wherever and whenever the mood strikes. We named the dog above Siesta as we found him napping in a new place each day. Some dogs wore collars, others didn’t. A few dogs were on leashes walking alongside their owners.
The locals told me the dogs roam free during the day and go home at night to be with their people. I found this to be true as I ventured out at 6:30 a.m. to roam the streets with my camera and found it virtually empty. The dogs as well as the people started populating the little downtown area around 7:30 or 8 a.m.
It was great to see how the dogs co-existed with one another and with the people. Restaurant goers filled tables set out on the edges of the streets with dogs walking by, not begging for food. Dogs walked into and around slow moving traffic as drivers slowed down and gave passage to the dogs. Dogs were excited to meet other dog friends and play and run on the beach.
I hope you enjoy the photos below of the dogs we met in San Pancho, as much as I enjoyed meeting them and taking their photos!
If you have any questions at all, please let me know.
Stay Healthy! Marsha