Few things in life are more fulfilling than taking care of a furry little friend. And with miscreants on every street corner, you know how badly our poor urban pooches are treated. And we’re not talking just about those blasted patakas during Diwali. So if you’ve been thinking of expanding the family buy four legs, here’s where you can adopt them. And just to be clear, adopting, not buying.


shelter care to adopt a pet dog

Source: Care

Charlie’s Animal Rescue Centre (CARE) started in 2013. A place where stray and abandoned animals could be housed, given timely medical aid and rehabilitated, this quickly grew to an adoption centre. Charlie, the 3-legged in-house therapy-dog, is a testament to their rehabilitation. The three trustees have taken up a half acre in Jakkur for the purpose of a fully functional animal rescue centre, with another three centres on the way. With 9 to 5 ambulance service, medical equipment like OPD and X-ray, holiday boarding facility and adoption, Charlie’s Animal Rescue Centre is a good bet if you are looking to pick up a new cute companion.

Where: 19/1, Jakkur Village, Yelahanka Hobli

When: 10am-5pm (visiting hours are 11 am-4pm)

Contact: +91 9483911110

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Check out their website here.


krupa shelter to adopt a pet dog

Source: Krupa

Krupa is an NGO for the rehabilitation and treatment of animals. They manage only through donations and sponsors. Running on a shoestring budget, their facility, Krupa’s Mission is to help animals in distress, by means of care, medical treatment, boarding and rehabilitation. They accept and treat only abandoned strays, so if you are thinking about adopting a pet from here, you can be sure that it will definitely be living a better and more happy life with you!

Where: 16, 7 Main Road, Stage I, Kengeri Satellite Town

When: 10am-5pm

Contact: +91 9880563690

Check out their website here.

The Voice of Stray Dogs

In its new and revamped form, they currently have over 500 abandoned strays and mistreated dogs up for adoption. With the highest standard of service and latest technology, VoSD was started by Rakesh Shukla, immensely popular and nicknamed “Dog Father”. Despite receiving both online and real-life harassment, a problem not unheard of in the field of animal rescue, he still single-handedly pushed through and has saved over 2,000 strays in the last three years.

Where: WB Building, 4062, 19th Main Road, HAL II Stage

When: Monday-Saturday, 9am-6pm

Contact: 080 40741410

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Check out their website here.


Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA) needs no introduction. They have been around for years and foster several domestic animals until the day they are ready to be rehabilitated. Founded in 1991 and initially working out of two rooms of a house, they now have a state-of-the-art facility with designated areas and enough free space for all their animals to run around. They are also involved in legal issues for the protection of both wild and domestic creatures.

Where: 4, (Old No.39/1), New Devegowda Road, Thimmaiah Garden, 1st Main, RT Nagar

When: 9.30am-5.30pm

Contact: 080 22947312/22947313

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Animal Aid Alliance

Animal Aid Alliance is a charitable trust founded in mid-2012, providing foster care to strays, and officially established in 2013. It is now run by Jayaprakash Satyamurthy (bassist of new space-rock outfit Fourmyle Circus) and his wife, Yasmine Claire. Having a clan of doggies around, the duo gives them up for adoption for all those who want to.

Contact: animalaidalliance@gmail.com

Find them on Facebook here.

Let’s Live Together

As they themselves describe, the NGO Let’s Live Together is all about humans and animals living together in harmony for a better world. Achala Paani’s brainchild project ‘Life on the streets’ promotes the concept of people adopting homeless puppies instead of buying dogs and believes that adoption would definitely help in solving the street dog issue sensibly.

Where: 30, Ramamohanapuram, Maruthi Extension, Rajaji Nagar

When: 10am-5pm

Contact: +91 9986413916

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.


DogSpot.in is a national dog portal. The passion for dogs is a common binding force, and thus, the founder decided to set up an open-sourced portal where anyone in the country could put up their pets for ethical adoption, or indeed, scout out for pets to adopt. It is an open platform for information sharing and is not involved in the sale or purchase of puppies and dogs. The users can interact with each other directly for adoption of pets, making it sufficiently decentralized and convenient for the adopters.

Contact: +91 9212196633

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Featured image via: Let’s Live Together


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