Fill the Form
If you'd like to adopt a dog, you are required to fill an adoption/foster form.
This form link is provided in every adoption appeal that Paws for a Cause posts on Facebook.
Please be sure to mention the name of the dog you're interested in adopting.
Adoption form link: https://goo.gl/forms/mfBjDodMkUVk1D632
After filling the forms, make sure to immediately send a message to the number provided in that post. It is difficult for us to keep track of all enquires since we have many active cases, so please remember that keeping in touch with the adoption coordinator will help speed up the procedure.
Schedule House Check
The next step requires you to schedule a house check with your adoption coordinator. For a house check, a volunteer from our organisation will visit your house, talk to you and your family about the dog you're interested in, and make sure everything in the environment is dog friendly.
Wait For a Decision
After the housecheck is conducted, the volunteer submits the housecheck report to the coordinator of that case. It is checked by both our team and the rescuer/shelter who is handling the dog. A decision is then made about whether the lead is suitable for that dog. If not, we provide the lead with constructive feedback on the decision.
Sign the Contract
If our team feel that your family and that dog are a match, you are required to pick up the dog from their current location and sign an adoption contract. It will be sent via e- mail and must be printed, filled out by hand, scanned, and then sent back to us. All our contracts require an attached ID and address proof.
Send Happy Pictures
After the adoption procedure is completed, we ask the adopters to send us pictures of the adopted kid at their home. Our hope is that by sharing images of their happiness, other families will be inspired to adopt from our organisation. Our happy adoption posts aim to tell the beautiful stories of our dogs finding the home they so rightfully deserve!
Adoption is a process by which dogs who are incapable of surviving on the streets by themselves or have been abandoned by their families are given a second chance at a comfortable life. Shopping is a process where dogs are bought from breeders, who repeatedly exploit them for money.
When you adopt a companion animal, you are saving a life. You know the health and behavioural traits of the dog you are taking home. You are allowing a shelter or rescuer to make space for another dog to be helped and saved.
Most importantly, when you adopt you are not supporting the exploitation of a dog and her puppies or the abusive cruelty of the breeding industry.
Puppy mills and breeders indulge in immoral activities, wherein the mother dog is repeatedly exploited for her reproductive organs and her puppies are sold off like commodities. In addition to this, most breeders in India indulge in these practices unlawfully and you would be supporting an illegal industry if you buy a puppy from them.
The mother eventually dies out of trauma or is discarded after she cannot bear any more puppies. The puppies themselves are frequently unhealthy, and exposed to infections very early on. Many puppies that are bought die in the first two months after facing diseases like Parvovirus or Distemper.
The pups are also removed from their mother too early and usually develop multiple health and behavioural problems later in life. Purebred puppies often have a host of genetic disorders specific to their breed.
Myth: Rescued/ shelter dogs are aggressive and will be difficult to handle
Fact: Most of these dogs have usually been abandoned by and faced abuse from irresponsible humans. Remember that being abandoned does not mean that something is wrong with the dog- it means the family that bought them initially gave up on them.
Myth: Older dogs/ cats will not bond with their new companions
Fact: Age is not a factor that determines whether animals with bond with people who are new to them. The amount of affection given, the time spent, and the care provided, will determine this. We have had adult and senior dogs adopted who adjusted with ease into their new families.
Myth: Getting an animal from a breeder is safer because the breeder knows the animals bloodline and history
Fact: This is far from the truth. Pet stores and breeders indulge in exploitative breeding practices. They often fail to remove sick dogs from their breeding pools, as well as allow inbreeding to take place. This results in the puppies having many genetic diseases such as joint disorders, respiratory disorders, epilepsy, kidney and heart diseases.
The Indian pariah dog is a dog breed native to India.
Pariahs or any cross-breeds of pariahs and other dogs get classified as Indies.
Indies have evolved through pure and simple 'survival of the fittest'. Without human interference, only the strongest and most intelligent of them have survived.
Indies are more resilient, hardy, and resistant to genetic health and behavioural problems than most human created dog breeds. They are loving, friendly, intelligent, and trainable.
They are able to handle the drastic changes in the tropic Indian weather and are adaptable to different surroundings.
Indies only shed their coats minimally and do not require frequent visits to the groomer.
Purebred dogs have been genetically modified to breed certain characteristics that appeal to 'buyers'. Pugs get major breathing issues, eye problems and skin diseases. Dachshunds and Dalmatians suffer from back issues. Labradors are prone to obesity, arthritis, and hip dysplasia. Golden retrievers have the highest likelihood of developing cancer.
Dogs not meant for Indian climates need extra care in summer/winter. High air-conditioning or heating bills. The furry breeds tend to shed quite a bit and get lots of dog hair, especially in shedding season, all over your furniture.
Myth: Indies are aggressive
Fact: Dogs on the street are just protecting their territory and their lives from human intervention
Myth: They are strays hence can’t be domesticated.
Fact: All dogs are domesticated. Indies make wonderful companions, we have tons of photographs and live examples to prove that to you!
The process of ‘de-sexing’ an animal by removing the productive organs is called sterilization.
For female dogs, it means the removal of the ovaries/uterus.
For male dogs, it means the removal of the testicles and is also known as neutering.
The ideal time to sterilize a dog is before its first ‘heat’ period. That is when they have grown to full maturity, but will not face any health issues that can occur if the first heat is experienced.
In most dogs that is 6-8 months of age. In large breed dogs, adulthood is reached between 1 and 1.5 years of age.
The exact timing should be confirmed with your vet and is decided based on your dog’s health and well-being.
Unlike humans, dogs do not feel the need to mate emotionally. For them it is a purely biological urge, and even a painful experience. The world does not need more homeless dogs.
The responsible and moral thing to do as the parent to a companion animal is to break the chain- instead of letting your dog create more puppies, adopt one of the many dogs that is already alive and in need of a home.
Paws for a Cause mandates the sterilization of all dogs adopted through us.
Myth: Dogs gain weight after sterilization.
Fact: They gain weight due to lack of exercise and overfeeding. With some simple adjustments to their diets, they will do just fine.
Myth: It’s poses a risk to the overall and long-term health and well-being of the canine.
Fact: A safe and simple surgery, which is important for the health and happiness of your canine companion. Like any other surgery, there are minor risks, but then the risk of losing your beloved companion to cancer is much higher.
Thank you for considering making a donation to us! We, at PfaC, are always grateful for your donations. Any contribution that you make will be spent towards rescue work in the form of medical expenses, boarding expenses, transportation, etc.
All of the team members at PfaC work pro bono, and we have absolutely no regular source of donations. If you would like to donate to us, please drop a message to our Facebook page. We accept donations in the form of bank transfers, PayTM or PayPal.
While our primary aim is to help independent rescuers with adoptions,
we also collaborate with the following shelters:
-Animal Hospital & Shelter, Noida
-Umeed the Rehabilitation Centre, Gurgaon
-All Creatures Great & Small, Faridabad
In order to foster a dog, you need to fill in our adoption/foster form. Please get in touch with the coordinator of the dog you wish to foster. A house check will be conducted following which you can foster that dog if the environment and experience of the foster is deemed suitable. A dog must be fostered for a minimum of 10 days, and a foster contract committing to this time period must be signed.
No. The age of a dog does not decide whether they will make good companion animals. Some things to keep in mind are:
1. Pups under 8 weeks of age should not be separated from their mother or siblings. They require breast milk to develop a strong immune system and also learn several important social skills from their mother and siblings.
2. Adult dogs bond with adoptive families extremely well. It is a misconception that an adult dog would be aloof and only pups must be adopted.
3. Senior dogs make wonderful companions. They are usually gentle, low maintenance and can be left alone for some time every day. Most importantly, you would be giving them a respectful last few years of their life.
Once the form has been filled and house check conducted, you are free to visit the dogs you are interested in adopting.
We function as an adoption agency, and therefore we do not conduct rescues as we do not run a shelter or centre. We also have no medical facilities or transportation van. However we will guide you on who to contact and what to do depending on the situation.
Sterilization is mandated as per our adoption contract. All shelters we work with also deem sterilization mandatory.
While Paws for a Cause does NOT charge an adoption fee, some of the shelters we work with do charge a nominal amount. We do however function on donations, and would be grateful if anyone chooses to donate!
You can contact us on Facebook or through our e-mail ID to discuss the situation with us.
This depends on the comfort of both the family that is adopting and the rescuer of the dog.
We cannot guarantee adoptions within any specific time frame though we try our best to ensure no dog goes without a home for long. Purebred dogs, males, and young indie pups tend to get adopted faster due to breed, gender, and age biases.
Desi dogs, 8+ months old. Dogs being sent abroad typically have features that make them somewhat unadoptable in India, these include biases against sex, typical Indie features, a limp in their legs, or a disability. A significant attempt should be made to find them a home in India before considering this option.
We send dogs to Loved at Last Dog Rescue (LALDR), based in Vancouver, Canada. Website: http://www.lovedatlastdogrescue.ca/
Once we approve a case for an international adoption, our partner organization starts looking for a home for the dog. This can take between 2-4 weeks. Simultaneously, the rescuer is expected to fundraise and send the dog abroad in 4-8 weeks.
The major costs are divided into paperwork, crate, microchipping, boarding (unless the dog has a foster home), and flight costs. The total amount can range between 70,000 – 1,00,000 INR. The rescuer is reimbursed with a maximum fee of 400 CAD ( ~ 20,000 INR), once the dog has reached the destination.
Safety wise, it is exactly the same thing. The major benefit of having a flight volunteer is that it is much cheaper than cargo.
PfaC is the point of contact with our rehoming partner, LALDR. We will help the rescuer with finding a home for the dog abroad, and also with understanding and working out the logistics of travel. PfaC, in most cases, will also support fundraising by sharing fundraisers and with other innovative fundraising ideas. PfaC members will also try their best to find flight volunteers for the dog. Ultimately, the responsibility to raise funds lies with the rescuer, and whatever is not raised has to be paid for by the rescuer.
No. Once we have committed to sending a dog to LALDR, we have to do so.
Yes, LALDR provides PfaC with contact information of the adoptive and foster families for the dogs and we can remain in direct touch, if need be. PfaC will be the point of contact here.
No. We only send dogs once they have an approved adopter. In the event that the adoption fails, LALDR puts the dog in a foster. The dog will never be put in a shelter or be at the risk of euthanasia.
We can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Instagram handle: @pawsforacausencr
Twitter handle: @pfacncr
The quickest way to get in touch is to drop a message on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pawsforacausencr
We do not entertain calls but we promise you’ll get a quick reply on any of the above!