Hundreds of animals call Tamraght and Taghazout home. Whether they're hanging-low on the beach enjoying the sunshine or keeping it real in town, these animals are as much part of the local community as the surf schools.
Whilst you should always be cautious with stray animals, Tamraght and Taghazout do have a particularly lovely breed of street dog skulking about and these are just SOME of our favourites.
During your stay, make sure you look out for these characters,. As you've probably noticed they're pretty chilled out and if you come with a cheeky snack, they'll be your best friend for life (or...the rest of your trip).
MOROCCO ANIMAL AID
It's all well and good writing about these animals but the reality of the situation is pretty sobering. Without homes and shelter from the often harsh weather in Morocco, these animals are often exposed to extreme conditions, parasites with little access to food and water. However through the hard work of Moroccan Animal Aid, more and more of these animals are getting the attention they need to lead happier and healthier lives.
Lucy and her amazing team at Moroccan Animal Aid work hard to provide vaccinations, emergency treatments for injuries and sickness, provide them with love and sustenance when they need it, a neutering and fostering program. You'll often see lots of the dogs, much like these guys in the pictures, with colourful ear tags which means they have been vaccinated. More and more of these tags keep popping up on the local dogs and its amazing to see the impact Moroccan Animal Aid have on these animals' lives.
If you would like to find out more about Moroccan Animal Aid and Morocco's street animals, click here.