Meet Our Dog Models
“there is more to life than being ridiculously good looking”
Story: Suraj was found in a very poor state—hungry, tired, most of his fur gone, but he always wanted affection. The DAR staff named him Suraj, meaning “sun” in Hindi due to the bright yellow color of his eyes, which was also a hinted of his mischievous nature. To read his full story you can read his blog here.
Personality: Suraj, with his new celebrity status (you can follow him on Instagram with his other 13,500 followers), has become a bit of a diva. He sometimes refuses to turn his head towards the camera, or takes off in a huff if he is not getting what he wants. However, he still loves kisses on his forehead, lots of cuddles, and belly rubs. By sponsoring Suraj, you are helping him do his job, getting homes and donations for his stray friends.
Personality: The stud muffin who ended up developing a complex because he lost all his hair. Life is a big, strong dog who likes to keep the pack under control. His bark is deep and demands authority. But he’s calmed down a little since losing his fur and crown jewels, taking a step back and realising there’s more to life than good looks and power. He still has a very soft spot for the ladies and loves a good cuddle.
Personality: The stubborn old man with a Harley-Davidson in his garage. He had a youthful life, one with great risks taken and many adventures lived. He is getting older now, but he doesn’t seem to notice and just does not want to give up! He runs as fast as he can, though he is the slowest of the lot. He barks at everyone and everything because he has earned this right over the many years of experiencing life. He is a funny old man, with a slightly lopsided face.
Personality: Shamboo is a very intelligent and active puppy. Don’t think his slight defects have slowed him down. He likes to go on walks, and has learned all of the basic commands, such as sit, stay etc. . Shamboo plays with all of the other puppies and loves to take naps!
Personality: Paralympic bronze medalist, because the only thing keeping him from gold is his easily distracted mind when anyone new passes the shelter. Being the go-getter that he is, Scottie has trained hard and now has an upper body bigger than Arnold Schwarzenegger. He plays rough with all the other young ones, and when he’s tired he snuggles up for a good cuddle. He has an unbreakable spirit and soft heart and an adorable face to match.
Personality: Active gym member She is ferociously full of life and physically fit! She is a disciplined young woman who loves her mud baths when we go dog hiking. She is an independent, dedicated member of the pack who completes her tasks everyday, and she loves digging up bones whenever she can get her paws on one.
Personality: Pack Professor Cookie is the leader of the DAR gang. He teaches the newcomers the ropes on how to act at the shelter and teaches them how to do certain things. He takes care of his great following very well and imparts all the knowledge he has. “Look, you’re in my territory. Do as I say, and I will take care of you.”
Personality: Considering how much pain Pirate must be in, he is the so friendly and gentle. He loves coming to join our morning meetings to get some extra love while we are planning our day. We hope his treatments make him feel better soon!
Personality: Raring to go… on three legs. Coconut is a NUT! After her rough start you would never imagine that she was the one growling and howling at the gate everyday to be the first one let out for her daily hike. She loves hiking and playing with the other dogs, and getting dirty. She does not seem too concerned about keeping her white coat clean, as long as she is having fun.
Personality: At first, Neo was afraid to be touched, but after a lovely volunteer spent quality time with her, she began to trust humans again. She loves to be groomed and shown affection…but don’t get her wrong, she is the boss of the DAR front yard, keeping puppies in their place and first in line for food!
Personality: After healing at DAR, he has slowly started to like humans. He gets cold frequently because his fur still has not fully grown in, and we are not sure it ever will. He loves to be wrapped in blankets and hide underneath them. He even seems to enjoy it if puppies cuddle up next to him or rest there cute faces on him. This was, they can stay warm together.
Personality: Mutki is so sweet! She loves humans and wants a forever home so badly. In the mean time, she also loves running around with her best friend Abu.
Personality: She is only around 3 or 4 years old and is very mellow. She likes to sleep a lot and is very trusting of dogs and humans…which is very surprising considering her condition. No one will adopt her in India so we are hoping to find someone in Canada or the USA to take her in. We do not have the best facility for a blind dog.
Personality: Beautiful inside and out. Beauty puts on no airs with her looks…she is friends with all and loves playing with her mates Mutki and Abu.