Wherever we go, we can’t help but keep an eye out for furry babies to play with. So just for fun, here are some of the cute doggies we’ve met on our travels.

If you’ve been reading my blog, you probably know that we love dogs. Not surprisingly, we seem to bump into a few pretty much wherever we go (probably also because we go looking for them). Some have been friendlier than others, but almost all have found their way into our camera. So here, just for fun, are a whole lot of cute doggies we’ve met on our travels.

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Bali, Indonesia

We were thrilled to see doggies everywhere we went in Bali, and mostly well taken care of, too.

Nusa Ceningan

Our favourite part of our Bali trip was on Nusa Ceningan, not least because of all the friendly doggos.

Read more about our time on Ceningan.

Nusa Ceningan - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
Tom-tom looking to share our meal
Mahana Point - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
Hygiene was obviously important to this chap

Ubud

Our time in Ubud wasn’t as nice as we’d hoped, but the cute doggies at our homestay were one of the things that made it bearable.

Read more about out experiences in Ubud.

Doggie, Ubud, Bali
This little friendly fellow was always underfoot at our homestay

Bhutan

The tiny mountain country of Bhutan is filled with fluffy canines, all as quietly dignified as the people.

Read more about what to experience in Bhutan.

Tiger's Nest (Taktsang) - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
This chap was napping on the stairs up to the Tiger’s Nest monastery
…while this fluffy fellow was guarding his mistress’s cottage
Doggie in Thimphu, Bhutan
Curious doggy in Thimphu (no, he’s not the same as the ones above or below)
Bhutan - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
This one at the Dochula Chorten monument was a little confused by me
Doggie near Punakha, Bhutan
This sad-looking chap kept us company while we picnicked near Punakha
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Belgium

Before starting our road trip through Germany, we hopped over to Belgium to pay our family there a visit.

Read more about our time in Belgium

Brussels

We started out by spending some time with my aunt in Brussels, and tried to get her doggie to like us. No luck.

Coco, my aunt’s shy Dalmatian, never really got used to us

Nieuwpoort

While we were in Belgium, we did a quick day trip to the beach at Nieuwpoort with my aunt’s friends. And their two pooches.

Nieuwpoort - Cute doggies we've met  on our travels
Sufian and Sara’s tiny chihuahua preferred being carried around the Nieuwpoort pier
Nieuwpoort beach
…while their other fellow, a chihuahua mix, enjoyed the sand

Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

A long weekend in the hills in Coonoor was made even more special by because of a few sweet fur balls.

Read more about our visit to Coonoor

Coonoor - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
This sweet doggie at a tea plantation shop couldn’t stop wagging her tail
Doggie in Ooty
Our motorbike hire shop had made this little fellow a bed in an old tyre
Coonoor - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
Xena waiting anxiously for her brothers Gami and Karma at our homestay
Cute doggie in coonoor
Gami waits patiently for us to stop fussing over him, while Karma potters around in the background
Coonoor - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
This funny chap soon lost interest after realizing we weren’t a source of food

Coorg, Karnataka

We had an interesting time in the jungles and plantations of Coorg, and loved the company of the doggies at our homestays in both Madikeri and in Mangalore on the way back.

Read more about what to know before visiting Coorg

Coorg - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
Roly-poly Lisa and a visiting friend take in the sun at our homestay in Madikeri
Doggies in Mangalore
These two pups were playing with a coconut shell at our homestay in Mangalore, on the way back from Coorg

Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

Besides the incredible mountain views in Dharamshala, we also thoroughly enjoyed the furry company.

Take a look at the photo diary of our time in Dharamshala

Dharamshala - Cute doggies we've met  on our travels
One of the many sleepy fellows relaxing in a meadow on the way to Palampur
Doggies in Palampur
A mamma and her little pup at Neugal Khad taking a nap after a meal of bread from a nearby tea stall
Dharamshala - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
This little chap at the Norbulingka Institute obviously wasn’t happy with his haircut
Doggie in Naddi, Dharamshala
This extremely friendly fellow at our homestay in Naddi refused to stay still for a photograph
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Gau-Algesheim, Germany

During our road trip through Germany, we drove down the Rhine river to Gau-Algesheim to visit a friend, and take long walks through the hills with her curly-haired cutie.

Read more about our drive down the Rhine

Gau-Algesheim - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
Our friend’s doggie Taps seems very happy to have led us to this viewpoint

Goa

Besides great beaches, Goa is also full of friendly, well cared-for doggies. Which is one of the reasons we’ve been there so often.

Read about our road trip to Goa or about why you should stay in Agonda on your next Goa trip

Goa - Cute doggies we've met
This four-legged fisherman and his friend kept us company on Galgibaga beach
Doggie in Goa
A bad shot of this reticent chap who’d made himself comfortable under our table on the beach in North Goa
Goa - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
This cute fellow seemed to have the run of the traditional Goan bakery we visited in Aldona

Hampi, Karnataka

We’ve been to the ruins of Hampi quite often, but only encountered one friendly doggie while wading through rice fields on the other side of the river.

Take a look at some of the interesting sights Hampi has to offer

Smiling doggie, Hampi
This one seemed to be laughing at us as we climbed over boulders in the middle of his rice fields

Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

When we visited the Andamans, we found little puppers wherever we went on Havelock Island.

Read more about our quick trip to the Andamans

HAvelock Island - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
This little one appeared at our cottage door one morning…
Beach doggie on Havelock Island
…while this one wanted to know what we were doing on her beach…
Andamans - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
…and this one jumped out of the bushes to welcome us.

Kalimpong, West Bengal

We didn’t meet any doggies near the mountains in Kalimpong, but that changed when we stopped for tea on the way back from drive into the valley.

Check out some interesting things to do that we discovered in Kalimpong

Kalimpong - Cute doggies we've met
This little sweetie refused to let go of us after we’d finished our tea at a little shop

Kampala, Uganda

We spent two weeks with relatives in Kampala before going off on safari, and were entertained each minute by their funny black furball.

Read all about our safari experience in Kenya

Doggie in Kampala
While staying with our aunt and uncle, we found that Piazzolla loved that ball more than life itself

Kolkata, West Bengal

During our motorbike ride to Kolkata, we bumped into quite a few canine cuties.

Read more about our 2,000 km ride up India’s east coast

Kolkata - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
Sweet Mishty couldn’t take her eyes of the snacks we were eating
Doggie in New Market
This cutie was curled up in a corner of the busy New Market
Kolkata - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
We stopped for tea on the way to Kolkata, only to find this little chap busily tearing up dry leaves
Doggie in Mandarmani
A ‘beach dog’ if I’ve ever seen one, on Mandarmani beach

Kutch, Gujarat

We were happy to see that the dry landscape of Kutch was relieved by brightly coloured locals. And some cute furry fellows.

Take a look at some of the colours of Kutch that we saw

Bhuj - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
This sleepy one at the Khamir Craft Village seems to have everything figured out
Puppies at Khamir Craft Village
…while these two enjoy the evening sunshine.
Lakhpat Fort - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
This chap at Lakhpat wanted to know what we were doing in his fort

Ladakh

One of the amazing things we found out about Ladakh (besides that the Himalayan landscape was spectacular) was that lots of the doggies look like furry little bear cubs!

Read more about the things we discovered in Ladakh

Mulbek - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
This little sweetie couldn’t get enough of us when we spent the night at Mulbek
Doggie at Changla pass
This little bear cub was confused when I picked him up at Changla pass
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Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh

On our day trip to Lepakshi, we found lots of little four-legged chaps strolling around the temple complex.

Take a look at some pictures of our visit to Lepakshi

Lepakshi - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
This sad little fellow at the temple looked lost without his mum, but growled at us when went close!

Lonar, Maharashtra

We did a motorbike ride to the Lonar crater lake a few years ago, and encountered this cute chappie on the way.

Doggie in Lonar
This one seemed to just want a bit of company, and settled down close to us

Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

While exploring the rock-cut cave temples of Mahabalipuram, we encountered this sweet doggie mama.

mahabalipuram - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
This expecting mom was thrilled to share our fresh coconut

Nepal

One of the things we loved about Nepal was that, not only were there doggies everywhere, they were friendly and well-fed too.

Kathmandu

The quaint bylanes and historic squares of Kathmandu were a haven for furry, sleepy and roly-poly doggies, we discovered.

Kathmandu - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
This roly-poly cutie was one of many that were taking it easy on their makeshift beds at the Kathmandu durbar square
More doggies in Kathmandu
This bunch obviously love this street vendor (there’s another sleeping next to him, outside the frame)
Kathamandu durbar square - Dog and goat
This cute fellow had a friend to help him ward off the cold
Indsu home, Kathmandu - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
This sweet old chap had the run of the ground floor at our homestay
Doggie in Bhaktapur
This little sweetie in Bhaktapur was super excited to meet us
Bhaktapur - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
This incredibly handsome fellow was enjoying the sun surrounded by his hoomans
Doggie at Boudhanath Stupa
This cute fatty was sunbathing at the Boudhanath stupa and ignoring me…
Boudhanath stupa - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
…while this bored fluffball was just generally ignoring everyone
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Pokhara

Spending time at the lake in Pokhara and hiking through the surrounds was great fun, especially because of the friendly furries we bumped into.

Doggie in Pokhara
This sweet fellow decided to keep me company while we waited for our taxi
Doggie in Deurali
This little chap in Deurali couldn’t get enough chin-scratches
Pokhara - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
This pupper at a restaurant was very interested in what we’d ordered

Pondicherry

Our visit to Pondicherry was a mixed bag, but one of the things we definitely enjoyed was the company of some furry cuties.

Doggie at Arikamedu, Pondicherry
This old boy didn’t like us exploring the Arikamedu ruins
Serenity beach, Pondicherry - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
This cutie on Serenity Beach scrambled up into my lap without so much as a ‘by-your-leave’
Doggie on Pondicherry promenade
This chap trotted up to me on the Promenade and said hello

Seychelles

We didn’t encounter too many doggies in the Seychelles, but this pair was quite a lot of fun to watch.

Read more about our visit to these coral islands

Seychelles - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
These two watchdoggies decided we weren’t allowed on the beach below their house

Sydney, Australia

There was never a dull moment during our three weeks in Sydney, and these two sweeties added to the entertainment.

Read more about great things to do we discovered in Sydney

Doggie in Sydney
This sweetie couldn’t get enough of the water in Lavender Bay
Southern Highlands - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
This old baby made us feel very welcome at our homestay in the Southern Highlands

Udaipur, Rajasthan

Udaipur isn’t just ‘the most romantic city in India’; it’s also got a few sweet doggies hanging around.

Read more about why you should visit Rajasthan

Udaipur - Cute doggies we've met on our travels
This old sweetie greeted us atop Sajjangarh Palace
Doggie in Udaipur
This baby was sunbathing and dreaming of O’Henry

Every vacation is special for us, with lots of new things to discover and lots of new experiences to have. But add a few furry babies into the mix, and that’s when we believe a vacation is truly complete. Which is why we try and make sure we keep pictures of all the cute doggies we’ve met on our travels.

Also read: Nine basics that everyone should know about dog body language

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