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A Salute to Our Canine Sleuths

Our Canine Sleuths are always by our side, meet Babu & Babe–the star brother- sister duo. Babu a five-year-old Labrador Retriever won a ‘gold medal’ for being the best tracking canine at the All India Police Duty Meet 2018 while Babe bagged ‘bronze medal’ in explosives detection. Born on 27th April 2014, the brother and sister Labrador Retrievers joined Delhi police at the age of two. They…

Magical & Miracle—Twogether

When life & magic meet, it’s a Miracle. Our four-legged friends are pure magic and Sparkle our lives with joy each and every second. Whenever you want to feel happy, go meet a fur friend, look into their eyes and you know the meaning of true happiness. Touch, Tenderness, Tone, Talk all are very important to them— one thing they most want is to be TWOgether. It is super awesome that there are…

I Have the POWER—Power Pooches!

Dogs are naturally gifted with the power of scent as they have about 200 million scent receptors while we human have only 5 million. Their brain is dominated by the sense of smell that enables them to be trained into a lot of activities. A recent study shows that our canines can detect malaria, particularly among children, by just sniffing their socks. They can also sniff out certain cancers,…

Passion for Paws

Do you love talking to pets or dogs? Do people around you find this habit strange? It’s official and proven via research at Harvard University that people who talk to their pets have high intelligence. I am grinning, have always spoken to all my dogs, the stray buddies, birds and the squirrels on my balcony and often get hilarious sceptical looks from people around me. So time to celebrate and let…

Fabulous FOURTEEN for our #HEARTTHROB

Fourteen Years in promoting responsible pet patenting, a heartfelt ‘miss you forever’ to Sparkle because of whom Dogs & Pups came into being and also to all our canine buddies who truly are our family and heartthrobs. Our wonderful team believed in it and is continuously striving passionately in only bringing out the best. All our partners—as we all together strive with knowledge to improve…

Frustrated, Furious and Ferocious

Frustrated, Furious and Ferocious—it is a sad truth that we as a magazine have always believed in. Just unfortunate to have experienced it in real life! So, on first of March this year I was sitting at my home and sipping some tea at 7 pm, my son Suhaan, who is ten years old, had gone down with an elder to fetch something he forgot in the car. Unfortunately, and to all our dismay, Suhaan saw an…

Two-Gether You & Me

Two-gether you and me, being two-gether is always beautiful! Life and love... me and my canine member... beautiful when two-gether. It is official, 2018 is the Year of the Dog. In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a zodiac sign—dog is one of them, occupying the eleventh position. So, the Year of the Dog comes after a cycle of 12 years. It occurred last time in 2006 and next will be in…

ALWAYS FUR-MILY

What a lovely word – FUR-MILY, came across it on facebook – our four-legged furry friends are not only a part of our family but complete it too. The FUN-TASTIC fact is that they know us like no other. Every little move we make is monitored, and in their little minds they have completely mapped each and every action made. Whether it is siesta cuddle, happy running or food indulgence, we have…

Always on my mind

So the story goes on and I really thought my next editorial would not have Sparkle, but I guess we miss him most in the little things – every moment, daily joys we had with him. And actually those memories are most memorable, a magic potion for us to remember him and smile. Suhaan (my son who is 10) and I still jump with joy when we remember Sparkle’s antics. The best moment of our day was every…

We are all love struck

Life is more beautiful when you give. As pet parents we feel blessed with the gift of love which we get in abundance. How special are the moments when your furry heartthrob chooses you, when he or she simply wants to come, sit and snuggle close to you. They give love & adoration like no other – it sure does make you feel complete. The melting eyes and the warmth–“smuggle” your heart in a…

I miss you more too!

So, I miss black and white—the fur, the warm nose, the mesmerising eyes, the six dots on the nose, the way he jumped and wanted to be with only us in the morning. I miss him in all the big things and all the little things—his stubbornness, his playfulness, his anger, his highness being grumpy and demanding his meal, and not to forget, the right over each snack which was served. I knew I was in…

It’s never a goodbye!

What’s good in a goodbye I wonder? How do you say goodbye to someone so dear? Sparkle came into our lives when he was just 1.5 months old, the little heartbeat became our heartthrob from the very first moment. With Sparkle we came to know love in its most true form. With his antics and affection, he filled our hearts with a million joys. From the shoes he snuggled his nose into, to the furniture…

You owe it to them!

“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made. ”—Roger A Caras. Still, we hear cases of people abandoning their dogs because it is too much of commitment, expense or care for them. Cases of pedigree and senior dogs being…

‘Dog Beings’- our Friends 4Ever

Truely our best friends, our 'Dog Beings' give us unconditional love. They also go through varied emotional moments and it's our responsibility to understand and respect them. To help us co-exist and understand our little furry friends, we at Dogs & Pups have introduced Friends 4Ever campaign in schools across Delhi. Interactive workshops are conducted with school children, helping them…

Towards responsible pet parenting!

“When the Man woke up he said, ‘What is Wild Dog doing here?’ And the Woman said, ‘His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.'”— Rudyard Kipling (author of The Jungle Book). Pooches are a part of our family and pet parents are always ready to go an extra mile for their health and happiness.start button not working…

The amazing world of pooch!

Our furry friends never fail to amaze us – sometimes leaving us thinking, if only they could talk in human language. If they could, I bet we would love to talk more to our pooches than anyone else. They seem to understand everything – every mood, every joy and moments of despair – they seem to replicate our feelings. There’s never a dull moment when you are blessed with a dog. Here are a…

Celebrating 12 Years of Pawsomeness!

“After years of having a dog, you know him. You know the meaning of his snuffs and grunts and barks. Every twitch of the ears is a question or statement, every wag of the tail is an exclamation.” –Robert McCammon, author of Boy's Life As Dogs & Pups celebrates 12 Years of Pawsomeness… we look back and see how much paw love we have shared with our readers and vice versa. Things have…

Truly & Always for You!

Dining two-gether - We love to bond with our pets…love is extended to dining two-gether. The good news is…now we have a few pet-friendly restaurants in India, where you can smack a scrumptious meal with your pet. Delhi’s first dog café, Puppychino, offers pet-friendly yummy treats. Similarly, Doolally Taproom and ZooBa do in Mumbai. And such cafes popular in overseas cities are Coolbaby Pet…

Smart, Smarter, Smartest-Scientific Pooches!

We Can Decipher You - They are emotionally and socially intelligent, have great problem-solving skills, can follow human voice and gestures. Dogs have evolved with humans over thousands of years hence are capable of DECODING emotions in human interactions. No wonder they can understand our emotional expressions. Sparkle definitely knows the time to leave the room when he notices my angry emotions!…

Give back with GOODNESS in 2016!

How selflessly and loyally our K-9 companions have been giving protection to us and our surroundings, since time immemorial. It’s their dedicated protective nature that endorses them as the Sentry Sentinels for wildlife protection too; Madhya Pradesh has maximum number of dog squads trained by Traffic India for forest departments—five at present, asking for three more. Likewise, other states like…