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I'm a landrace dog fancier and birder. 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, November 4, 2015


Meet Helo, gorgeous little INDog-mix from Delhi! (Don't Indies have the loveliest eyes in the canine world?)

In August, at the age of three months, Helo was flown to his forever home in the US. To someone who had been waiting all her life for a puppy from India. 

'All those years ago I had wanted to adopt a puppy...in every city that I lived in in India,' writes Mita. 'But to no avail, thanks in part to the fact that we were constantly on the move as my father was in the army.

'Finally this is like a dream come true.'

'I have surrounded myself with pictures and objects from my beloved home country. Yet nothing is more iconic than these beseeching eyes in this sharp and intelligent face. 

'He takes me back to every street corner where one or several such little creatures eke out a living.

'At three months. Such a low-maintenance, spirited puppy.'

'Life has completely changed. It's ridiculous how much we love him and what a smart dog he is.'

'This last picture is Helo taking a nap with our 12-year old Muffy, who is mostly retriever and mutt.

'Since his travel was completely paid for by me, his two litter mates were also added to the flight. All of them have been adopted.

'He seems to know a lot of things instinctively. I know this will be an amazing journey.'

Photos and text: Mita Roye
Pittsburgh, PA

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