VISAKHAPATNAM: One might do a lot of research before getting an adorable pet dog, but once they get one, they hardly try to understand their dog or its requirements. Even though it is not a difficult task to tame a canine, one need to interact with experts or experienced people to find out what all has to be done to make a happy home for your pup.
Vizag has always had a special love for animals. The city has many dog clinics and vet doctors to provide protection and care for innocent animals. Adding to the crop of animal-friendly folks in the city and all the vet amenities, four youngsters and dog lovers founded an NGO, ‘Little Paws’, dedicated to the welfare of animals. The group will have gatherings every Sunday on the Beach Road from 6 to 8 am, where canine lovers from across Vizag are invited to take part along with their pets. Joining the volunteers are a few dog trainers and pet zone authorities, who will share useful tips and tricks to keep pets safe and happy.
On the first gathering at the Beach Road Sunday, the members showed various ways of dusting dog fur and also discussed how they manage and groom their pets differently. They also discussed behavioural differences in canines belonging to same breed.
“Such campaigns allow us to go out along with our pets and make new friends besides learning different ways to manage and take care of pets,” says Kiran Semwal, who came with her pet Cusy.
The gathering was a barking success, bringing together various breeds of dogs like St. Bernard, Golden Retriever, Chihuahua, Labrador, American CocoPaw, Pomeranians and many more.
“People forget to provide their dogs with necessary care these days. There is a need for the owners to spend some quality time with their dogs every day to understand them,” opines Vineet, founder of ‘Little Paws’.
The main agenda of this initiative is to make people learn better ways to take care of their pets, as no creature deserves negligence. “We have some trainers from Madhurawada and Gajuwaka besides some people from local pet zones to give expert opinions on all issues regarding canines,” Vineet adds.
Little Paws was founded by friends and B.Tech students Vineet, Ravi Teja and Manoj. The sessions would continue on Sundays at YMCA on the Beach Road where dog lovers can gather, share and acquire knowledge about dog care. One can visit the Facebook page of Little Paws for more details.