Adopt, Don't Shop: Where to Get Your Wuffing Bundle of Joy

Navni posted on 10 March

So you think you’re ready to be mommy or daddy to a furball? Instead of going to a breeder and shelling out your savings, why not adopt a puppy in need? Not only will you doing a good deed, but you’ll also have a rather grateful buddy following you around.


Friendicoes has been one of the most active bodies in rescuing pups, providing medical treatment and shelter, and placing them in good homes. They always have dogs who need adopting, right from pups off the street to older dogs who have been abandoned by their owners. It’s a little difficult to get through to them over the phone {seeing they’re busy with their good work} so we’d suggest dropping in and picking up a doggie that you connect with.

Where: No 271 & 273, Defence Colony Flyover Market, Jangpura Side

Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar

Contact: 011 24314787, 011 24320707

For more details and regular updates, follow their Facebook page here.

Dogspot is a destination for all things dog {and some cat}. From brushes, shampoos to chew treats, they have it all. They also have a small section on their website dedicated to adoption. You can filter your search according to breed and gender and find your very own pet online. Next step: Contacting the people who are currently taking care of him/her to organise bringing him/her home.

Where: Browse online here.

Red Paws Rescue

These guys are on a constant mission to rescue homeless, mistreated and abandoned pooches. Once they dogs are stable, Red Paws puts up their deets on their website for people to check out, and consider.

Where: Browse online here.



Jeevashram is a world of animals, from dogs, cats, rabbits, to even cows. Jeevashram is constantly rescuing and treating animals who are, obviously, in need of permanent homes. We’d suggest driving down to the shelter and at least perusing your pet choices.

Where: Near Shiv Temple, Rajokri

Nearest Metro Station: Air Force

Contact: 011 25064114

Volunteer Tails Delhi

We recently came across this Facebook group when news of a month-old abandoned Labrador puppy reached us. Anyone can join {though, you’ll have to be approved}, post pictures and details of a puppy in need and help spread the message super fast. Social media FTW.

Where: Join the group here.

India Pet Finder

Another website featuring mostly Indies and strays that need rescuing, it’s worth taking a look at. India Pet Finder ties up with a bunch of shelters and individuals to find both foster homes and permanent homes for needy puppies, dogs and cats.

Follow their Facebook page, here.

Adopt a Pet

A Facebook group, Adopt a Pet has a constant inflow of photos of puppies that could be yours. Give it a little look-see, you might just fall in love with one.

Where: Joing the group here.


Select CITYWALK Saket has puppy adoption stalls every Wednesday in their outside area {near Keventer’s}. You can drop in, play with the pups, donate, and even take one home.