Oh To Be A Dog In Sweden

A dog on the ferry from Sandhamn to Stockholm.

A dog on the ferry from Sandhamn to Stockholm.

I will admit right at the start to being a dog lover.  But I live in a rather dog unfriendly state, so it was wonderful to see how dogs are included in everything in Sweden, or almost everything.

We saw dogs just about everywhere.  My theory is that the dogs are introduced to this inclusion at a young age, and their good behavior in public is the result.

Dogs on the beach in Sandhamn

Dogs on the beach in Sandhamn

We saw them on the ferry, on the bus, at cafes, on the street, at the ruins in Visby, and at the palace at Drottningholm.

A poodle on the ferry.

A poodle on the ferry.

Getting of the bus to take the big ferry to Visby, Gotland.

Getting off the bus to take the big ferry to Visby, Gotland.

A woman gives her puppy a drink of water in the waiting area for the ferry to Gotland.

A woman gives her puppy a drink of water in the waiting area for the ferry to Gotland.

There was a special seating area for passengers with dogs on the large ferry to Gotland

There was a special seating area for passengers with dogs on the large ferry to Gotland

This sign on a gate in Gamla Stan warns people to be mindful of the laws on dogs in church, one of the few places dogs do not seem to be allowed.

This sign on a gate in Gamla Stan warms people to be mindful of the laws regardings dogs in churches.

 

This dog was walking the grounds of the palace at Drottningholm, a UNESCO site.

This dog was walking the grounds of the palace at Drottningholm, a UNESCO site.

A dog in the ruins of St. Catherines in Visby, Gotland.

A dog in the ruins of St. Catherines in Visby, Gotland.

The only place that I saw the following sign, “No Dogs Allowed”, was on the gate of The House of Nobility in Gamla Stan.

No dogs allowed in The House of Nobility in Stockholm.

No dogs allowed in The House of Nobility in Stockholm.

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One Response to Oh To Be A Dog In Sweden

  1. Teresa says:

    Cute! Liked the lab checking
    Out the scenery on the ferry

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