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Delhi Woman Exploring India With Her Dogs

Delhi Woman Exploring India With Her Dogs

A freelance journalist named Divya Dugar from Delhi is travelling across the country with her two pet dogs.

Divya says that travelling with her furry friends has completely changed her perspective on travelling and helped her rediscover India.

Divya says, “I had three dogs, and now two. I rescued them all when I was living in Nizamuddin West. Tigress and Pondi were my office dogs. When the office closed, they were back on the road and just kept waiting for the door to open. They were young pups back then of eight and four months. I couldn’t see that, so I decided to take them in and make them my family. Marcopolo was the last entry, he is Pondi’s pup and the most spoiled of the lot.”

When her dog Pondi passed away last year, Divya, along with her husband, decided to travel with Tigress and Marcopolo as a way to spend more time on the road as a family and to create awareness about rescuing and adopting Indian dogs.

Divya said, “Traveling with our pets is a completely new take on how we move around, our perspective has completely changed, it is no more about following guide book or top recommendations but it is charting our own way through the country. It is like having fresh eyes to see the world all over again from rediscovering our love for train travel, going to the beach for the first time, finding roadside stalls for date nights and watching sunsets all huddled together,” she says.

Challenges and rewards

Traveling with dogs in India, which is not the most pet-friendly nation, does have its challenges.

People have shouted at us. We’ve been mocked, too. But when we started to share our journey on Instagram, it was encouraging to receive notes of support and applause from pet parents across India.

Reference: NDTV

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