Buenos Aires – Dogs

Buenos Aires is a very dog friendly city.  One of the stand-out sights is the dog walkers.  These people take 5-15 dogs for a walk at the same time!

One of the many dog walkers with a pack of dogs

One of the many dog walks with a pack of dogs

According to a local friend, these dog walkers are paid about 100 pesos  month (about 30 US$) to take care of the dog for 5-6 hours per day.  The extensive park system is the meeting area for the city’s dogs.

One of the dog inhabited parks

One of the dog inhabited parks

Most of the dog walkers go by foot, but some travel by van.  You can hear these vans coming up the street with all of the barking dogs inside

Most of the dog walkers go by foot, but some travel by van. You can hear these vans coming up the street with all of the barking dogs inside

Some of the dog walkers keep the packs together tied to a tree

Some of the dog walkers keep the packs together tied to a tree

Others spread out along a fence

Others spread out along a fence


Others let the dogs roam free

Others let the dogs roam free

Some pair the dogs up, knowing they'll never agree on where to go.

Some pair the dogs up, knowing they'll never agree on where to go.

Not all dogs are sent with the dog walker.  Many of them travel alone.

Not all dogs are sent with the dog walker. Many of them travel alone.

It's common to see dogs waiting for their owners outside of store - often without a leash.

It's common to see dogs waiting for their owners outside of a store - often without a leash.

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One of the dog inhabited parks

One of the dog inhabited parks

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