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I'm a landrace dog fancier, birder and amateur arachnologist. I'm also a wildlife conservationist working in the tiger reserves of central India with Satpuda Foundation. Founder of the INDog Project (www.indog.co.in) and the INDog Club. I worked with urban free-ranging dogs of Mumbai for 14 years.

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.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hugo's incredible journey















Remember little Hugo Boss? The feisty pup in this adoption video I posted a couple of weeks ago?

Life has changed rapidly and dramatically for Hugo, and I haven't been able to keep up with posting the updates, thanks to my recent hectic trips here and there.


Hugo has travelled to another hemisphere, a new owner and a new life. He has a new name too: Pete.


He's even become quite a media darling! The Times of India, Ahmedabad, wrote about him thrice:


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/news/city/ahmedabad/Ahmedabad-slum-dog-finds-home-in-Canada/articleshow/4917160.cms
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/City/Ahmedabad/Ahmedabad-bids-Hugo-tearful-goodbye/articleshow/4947129.cms
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/news/city/ahmedabad/Slum-dog-from-Ahmedabad-wins-over-Canada/articleshow/4966312.cms

And here's his story covered by the Ottawa Sun: http://www.ottawasun.com/news/ottawa/2009/08/30/10680601.html

Hugo/Pete's new owner is a photographer, so we are going to see brilliant portraits of him quite often, I hope. Here are the first ones. The beautiful adult dog in the pictures is his new "sibling" Jorja, a Canaan Dog.

Photos: Sarah O'Neill
Ottawa
Canada


Photos by Sarah in this blog: Street dogs of Santo Domingo

2 comments:

Sarah O'Neill said...

Thank you so much for this post and for all the help you gave Lisa. :)

Rajashree Khalap said...

You're welcome :-) I'm so thrilled it all went off so well and he reached safely!