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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.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


In February this year, Devraj and Preeti Khare found an adorable little pup in the slum behind their house. He had a bad wound on his head with maggots in it.

They took him to a vet for treatment. The vet advised them to keep him at home for a week.

Instead the Khares decided to make him a permanent member of their family. And here's how he looked after healing up, thanks to their care.

Fast forward to the present: A handsome grown-up Phantom

Above, below: His favourite cooling-the-tummy pose

Above: Sofa takeover - a common story in Indi-ruled homes! Including mine!

Photos: Devraj Khare


Mehmood said...

they take great care of him. phantom is their baby not a pet. they've trained him very well.

Rajashree Khalap said...

He looks like a real darling. All our dogs are our babies. The nicest thing about doing this blog is I get to know so many kind people like the Khares. In the middle of all the horrible cruelty stories we read daily, it's a relief to remember that there are good people around as well.

wandereress said...

It's great to read about Phantom's story. He was such a cute puppy.
Good to see compassionate and kind people like the Khares adopting Indies and letting their sofas get taken over :).

Lucy said...

He's really a darling... he was like a small baby who would fit in my palms when he was a small kid n now he's a grown up baby....
Phantom Love you... n i miss you... hope to see u soon..... :)