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