The Wander Dog: Philippine Travel Stories

We won’t be surprised if dogs, because they are man’s best friend, are featured not infrequently in Philippine travel photos. Hyper-active and curious, dogs go everywhere, so, it makes sense to feature these Wander Dogs from the VisitPinas-tagged photos in Instagram.

The initial idea for this post is to feature ALL kinds of animals encountered by travelers in the Philippines. There’s a lot of animals to choose from — zebras (yes, the Philippines has zebras), giraffes (the Philippines has giraffes, can you believe that?), eagles, cats, dogs, deers, just to name a few. We even have red horses in the Philippines, like this one, courtesy of Patrick Labelle (check his Instagram account, @patricklabelle, for more photos), captured at the 3 Brothers’ Beach Resort in Santa Cruz, Marinduque:

We decided, however, to limit this post to live animals, particularly dogs (we’re planning of having a separate post for cats, but we’re thinking cats don’t like to travel?). We’ll never have a definitive to the debate on whether dogs or cats are better as pets.

Anyway, this photo of a “happy-lookin’ pooch” at Mt. Balagbag, Licao-Licao, Bulacan, is courtesy of Ze (check his Instagram account, @masterzezeze, for more photos).

In the photo below, at Sagada, Mountain Province, Elijah Hernandez says that, “Just a touch of your love is enough to take control of my whole body” (check his Instagram account, @elijah815, for more photos). Sweet.

In Lakawon Island, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, E.C.S. (check her Instagram account, @iiiyenn, for more photos) contemplated “dognapping” an island dog. She said: “What made this trip more memorable. Meet blacky, he’s an island dog and he stayed with us the whole span of our stay. I want to bring you home, blacky.”

We will revise this post, so tag us with photos of your dogs in travel.

[Photos reproduced with permission (thanks). Tag your Philippine travel photos with #visitpinas so we can track it down. Photos will be featured in this blog’s photo of the day and in instagram/VisitPinas, facebook/VisitPinas, twitter/VisitPinas.]

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