Hundreds of dogs roaming around Siargao’s roads and shorelines may be mistaken for stray, but they can’t really be called as such. Free might be more fitting. With the ocean as their pool, free to take a bath day in, day out, they seem happy to go about their day’s business: welcoming every tourist they encounter.
Well-fed and often well-groomed, it’s easy to call them. With a few clicks of the tongue, most would easily give you their attention, reach out to you, and ask you to pet them. Meanwhile, others have a scheme: they would calmly put their head on your lap, stay still, and wait for you to feed them. Trust me, it always works.
At night, they turn into guards angrily barking at the dark shadows on the shore.
Seems like all’s good in this dog haven.
Bonus: we found some kitties, too!