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I'm a landrace dog fancier, birder and amateur arachnologist. Founder of the INDog Project (www.indog.co.in) and the INDog Club. Before that, worked with urban free-ranging dogs of Mumbai from 1993-2007. Also a wildlife conservationist working in the tiger reserves of central India with Satpuda Foundation.

This blog is for aboriginal breed enthusiasts. It is part of the INDog Project www.indog.co.in. Only INDogs (Indian Pariah) and INDog-mix mongrels are featured here. The two are NOT the same, do please read the text on the right to understand the difference. Our aim: to create awareness about the primitive natural breed called the Indian Pariah Dog/INDog. I sometimes feature other landrace breeds too.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Picolo's siblings need loving homes

Above: Picolo, recently adopted by June Basar

Above and below: Picolo's siblings who are living in the building compound. Both need good homes.

All these pretty pups live at Sangeeta Apartments, Juhu, Mumbai. Little Picolo recently got adopted by June Basar and now lives in her apartment. Look out for more Picolo photos in a future post.

June would have loved to keep them all but due to limited space (a common problem in Mumbai) she can only keep one dog. The other two pups are living below a car in the building compound. One is male and the other female. Their mother was lame and very malnourished and has vanished recently, possibly poisoned by some building residents. There was a fourth puppy who was run over a few days ago.

June is taking care of these two but wants to find good homes for them soon. Their family history shows all over again how risky life is for street dogs and especially for puppies. So do spread the word and try your best to find nice owners for them. Anyone interested can contact June on
june@image-quotient.com or call her on 09820501101.

Photos: June Basar
Juhu, Mumbai

1 comment:

Andreas said...

I've gone to Mumbai many times, and each time I've wanted so much to take one of the street dogs home to Denmark with me. They are such sweet dogs.
- Next time maybe, I hope Picolo's sisters get a good home...