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What is The Indie Dog? The indigenous dog? The Indian Dog? The Independent Dog? All of the above?
The stories about the Indie dog are plenty. Everyone I speak to has a different story and yet there’s one common goal. To love, nurture and stop the rapid multiplying of hapless and helpless animals.
They are smart and have figured out how to survive amidst aggressive humans and vehicles each day, whilst looking for food. Humans are the only hope for this group of four-legged mutts.
Humans. Me for sure, but you? Yes?
In each episode I will speak to all sorts of people who have come into the world of animal rescue and rehab, mostly by chance, to discover a calling that they never dreamt they had.
Dogs are funny like that, especially streeties. They know how to yank at your heartstrings. I have cried and laughed through my interviews but come out on the other side with a sense of purpose: that I can make a difference.
Resize main navigation PREVIEW OF SPOTIFY Sign up to get unlimited songs and podcasts with occasional ads. No credit card needed. Sign up freeChange progressChange volume PODCAST EPISODE Beat Kaestli From Switzerland, Jazz Singer & Dog Trainer Says The Streets of New York Are Alive With The Sound Of Music Maybe some of you know […]
I first met Bismi Anil about 6 years ago when my streetie Brownie had disappeared. Vanished. I hunted for her for a month and gave up hope. Then a girl I knew on FB posted a picture of a doggie that looked so much like a little Brownie that I had to have her. So […]
ALAI (Animal Lives Are Important) is a dog rescue organization, about 5 years old here in Bangalore. Well it’s not in the city, but in a place called Mitganahalli about 15 kms from the heart of town. It’s well known in dog rescue circles in this city and Sajesh, the founder is legend. If you […]
Prestige Golfshire, in the Nandi Hills, is possibly one of Bangalore’s most beautiful residential areas. 275 acres of landscaped villas, with an 18-hole golf course, pool, tennis courts and other wonderful amenities that make life just special, besides being close to the airport and not that far from the heart of the city. But this […]
If you’re taking care of street dogs in Bangalore, I guess anywhere in India, it’s a heart breaking, pocket emptying, frustrating but ultimately very rewarding and joyous experience. Once you begin taking care of streeties… you mostly cannot stop. It becomes a lifelong addiction. Because these dogs are on the street, they are way more […]
https://open.spotify.com/episode/1giyCileqRmLUReQEHJczn?si=b91adb8842cd4ee1 When I first started podcasting The Indie Dog, one of the first stories was about a little dog named Inkling and a lovely lady named Vinita Rabbi. A little background:Inkling’s mother was Inky, and her uncles we believe, were Pinky and Ponky. Yes I named them, because I saw the three of them one […]
There’s something about the street dog community that feels like one belongs to a very special, very loving, very intimate family, even if you’ve just met someone. You can tell just by the work they do in rescue – rehab – fostering – healing or fund raising, that the connection is strong. Some months ago, […]
https://open.spotify.com/episode/5EwWJlhAZGky3uSbIFgxss?si=P1pPO-P-TDekSh6BOjekcA Warning: this is a very graphic and heartbreaking story. You may not be able to stomach the details. Just saying. It’s a story about medical and surgical heroism combined with human beings who refused, point blank, to let a streetie go. I’m talking to Archana Sreenivasan today. She’s an artist, illustrator and animal rescuer. […]
If there’s one thing about adopting a doggie or two and raising them… it’s that nothing is ever predictable. Especially in a city like Bangalore where dogs can disappear without the slightest warning. People will dognap them knowing you’ll pay ransom. Or they’ll just wander off… especially streeties who remember the freedom of the open […]