Shreya & Rohit’s HOPE – Buddy

"Last year on our first wedding anniversary, Feb 11th, we decided to bring home our bundle of joy and hope — Buddy. The double-coat, black & tan hunk is perhaps the most handsome German Shepherd Dog one would rarely see. He is a real head-turner and equally praised by kids and elders. Buddy came home when he was only 5 weeks old. From a frizzly ball of fur that used to comfortably fit in our arms to now outgrowing that space sooner than imagined, Buddy has captured our hearts to the fullest capacity.  This baby, who’s a little over a year-and-a-half, has changed and continues to change our lives in the most beautiful and amazing ways. We have become more attentive — no more dropping food; more sincere —…

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Subodh’s HOPE – Guddu & Mufy

"Since childhood, I always had a dog or strays dogs or some pet like a rabbit. I have stayed alone for many years but never felt lonely. A few years back I started feeling uneasy and was reluctant to return home. I used to pass my time at my relatives' or friends' homes. Going through this feeling daily wasn't easy and so I decided to get a dog home. Since I lived alone, a normal-sized dog would have been difficult for me to manage and handle so I decided to get a Chihuahua. Soon after getting Guddu, I started returning home like a magnet being pulled by another magnet. After a while I realized that Guddu was getting lonely whenever I went out or wasn't really…

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Apurva’s HOPE – Eva & Nia

"The biggest hurdle of getting a dog home is convincing the family members about it. For me the Chembur Festival's Dog Walking event did wonders. It eased my efforts of trying to convince my parents and convinced them of getting a furball home. That’s how Eva landed up in our family. I had been keen on welcoming a female dog into our family, as I found them way more affectionate. I liked the bows and hairstyles loved to have and carried. So, after a year of having this adorable new member we decided to have her mated as we wanted our loving and intelligent baby to have more offsprings, and lucky for us, we had another girl, the notoriously famous and very cuddly Nia. It was…

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Paricher’s HOPE – Aralez

Hi! I’m a 37-year-old, single mum to a 1 year old husky, Aralez. Moved to Mumbai nearly 2 years back, finally settled in the city my mum began her career as a model in after growing up as a third culture child. All my life I’ve lived abroad. It's only the last seven years that I have been in India and I love it here... so much so, when I was moving from Manchester I had the option to head programming for Mirchi in Mumbai or Surat. I picked Surat. I love challenges, growth markets, places where you can contribute and I’m to say, I did that for 6 years before moving to Mumbai. While in Surat in 2012, I lost my parents just as I…

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Shruti’s HOPE – Zorawar

"I am from advertising background, so my working hours are never fixed. Although I always loved dogs and cats, I never wanted to get one home for the fear of making them feel lonely. My ex-partner brought Zorawar into our life. Unfortunately, the relationship didn't work out, but by that time Zorawar was already my child and I, his mother. To be honest, I became one on the day I saw Zorawar for the first time. To my surprise, I've become a dedicated mother. I never thought I was capable of being one. Now I spend more time at home. I try to optimize my working hours so I could leave early and be with him. My weekends are reserved for him and if there's any…

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Rojhelle’s HOPE – Kitkat

"I met Kitkat 2 years ago, roaming alone on the streets outside my home. She jumped on me and played with me every single evening after I came back from work. One day, when I got back home and found Kitkat sleeping outside my house, that was the day I took her in. I just knew we were meant to be and today I feel so good about that decision. Since that day, I've known and understood what love is, actually even better. She gave birth to 7 babies and those 4 months with them were the most beautiful months of my life. What's most beautiful of my relationship with Kitkat is that, every single day, when I come back from work, she's there and she's…

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