We rehome many abandoned pets and also try to find good homes for strays. Each
dog is put through a temperament test by trained volunteers. We believe the adoption procedure for a dog requires as much
care as the adoption of a child. People who want to take dogs from us undergo a screening process including an interview.
In some cases they are asked to visit the kennel several times prior to adoption so that they can develop a bond with their
chosen pet. Dogs are only given away when we are sure the owners are caring, sincere and responsible. Dogs over 3 months
of age are vaccinated against rabies before adoption.
An advertising and poster campaign was created for us by the advertising agency Bates India to popularise the adoption of pariah
dogs and mongrels (mix-breeds). The photography was done by one of Mumbai’s best-known photographers, Atul Kasbekar.
In May 2003, we organised Mumbai’s first “Adoption Mela”. 10 of the 14 dogs put up for adoption got good homes, and the event
received a lot of attention from the media. A second Mela in January 2005 was also very successful.
What makes our adoption programme unique:
Strict screening procedure.
Behaviour and temperament testing of dogs prior to adoption.
Behaviour counselling post-adoption
If you would like to adopt a dog from WSD, contact Daisy Sidhwa, Manager-Projects, +91 22 23733433 or +91 22 64222838. or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org