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You're an angel for considering to adopt and we love to help out angels like you.
Your magic helps change the world. One life at a time.
Deciding to get a pet can be a life changing decision.
And adopting a pet instead of buying, makes that decision even more special 💖
The Indie or commonly called the "desi dog" is actually one of the oldest known races of dogs! They descend from an old dog group called "pye" dogs. And hence they get the name "pariah" dog. Some say this race of dogs are as old as 4,500 years! They have erect ears, a wedge-shaped head, and a curved tail.
Some common traits of the indie dog are:
We have written an in-depth article on Indie dogs for you to read in peace.
Adoption centers exist in every city in India. You can research the nearest adoption center close to you. You can also try out your friends circle to see if anyone has a dog or cat that they can recommend for adoption. You'll be surprised how effective a whatsapp text, an FB/insta post can be. Blue Cross of India should always be your first bet. You can also pick a pup off the street, however there are a few things to keep in mind before doing this.
Poochles has a list of adoption centers and people with pets for adoption that you are more than welcome to use! 💪
Do not be impulsive about choosing your dog/cat to adopt. Love at first sight does exist, but research shows that people that take their time to choose their pet before adoption, have happier pet parenthoods. You want to make sure you and your pet gel with each other. Think of it like the scene in Avatar where he chooses his dragon. Similarly, It's a worthwhile exercise to spend time choosing your pet.
Once you have locked your pet down, now its simple and easy from here on!
If its an adoption center, they may have some basic formalities for you to finish. Complete the documentation. This is actually very helpful for you as well, to hold on to adoption documents.
Remember to choose your name for your pet. Here is our guide on choosing pet names.
Bringing your adopted pet home is a special occasion for you, but it can be disorienting for your pet. Imagine your poor dog or cat, being shifted from a familiar surrounding to a strange new place. Give your dog the space and time it needs to get used to his new family.
That's it! Now you're on your way to a champion pet parent! Welcome to experiencing bliss! 🙌