We just recently got back from vacationing in St. Maarten. While we were there, exploring the beautiful island for a week, we encountered numerous stray dogs roaming around the busy roads and gorgeous beaches.
I thought it would be great to spotlight some of the dogs on the island of St. Maarten this November and talk about the animal foundation on the island.
With the weather being so hot and humid all day I found it amazing that all the stray dogs were so resilient and it seemed they all had their own routine which they repeated daily.
We took some pictures of some of the stray dogs we saw throughout the week. They were all very cute!
This cute dog found shade under our umbrella at the beach.
We did learn that St. Maarten is making an effort to care for stray animals and to educate the community on the proper care of animals. Many of the people on the island are actually very fond of their own pets. There are plenty of pet friendly outdoor bars and restaurants.
The St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation was founded in 1992 to address the problem of homeless and neglected animals on the island. To encourage responsible pet ownership, the Foundation holds several public activities each year: Annual Dog Show, DogWalks, Dog Washes. These activities celebrate the pleasure dog owners receive from pet ownership.
An example of one of the pet friendly places was Loterie Farm Tree Lounge. There was a very cute pup hanging out.
We had a great time in St. Maarten but we really missed our girl. Gracie had a rough time without us, but we've made sure she's received a bunch of hugs and kisses since we've been back!