For the first time in India, there are a comprehensive set of rules notified by the Central Government (therefore applicable across ALL states) called Dog Breeding and Marketing Rules 2017 they appear in the Gazette of India here. They define the requirements to be met by the breeders and the establishments used for breeding, such as those related to health, housing facilities and conditions for sale. You can read the VOSD FAQ on Dog Breeding and Marketing Rules 2017 here.
VOSD has always been at the front of rescuing breeder dogs and rehoming them at the VOSD Dog Sanctuary. 100s of breeder dogs have been rescued directly by VOSD and many accepted from other rescuers. Since now breeding and sales will become a tightly regulated business it is expected that there are hundreds of dogs that are discarded by breeders which are no longer viable for them to keep because of these regulations. Given the large numbers expected VOSD Dog Sanctuary will accept any dogs found rejected by breeders, given that:
- The rescuer can show it is a breeder dog,
- Get these dogs neutered (or they can be nuutered by VOSD vets if rescuer can't afford)
- The have a DLHPPi vaccine given at least 10 days before being handed over to us (we can't accept the dog without the vaccination since it puts our dogs at risk)
- Other terms for surrenders visitations etc are at the VOSD Help Desk
Surrendering a rescued dogs is a two-step process
- It is mandatory that you have filled in the VOSD Dog Surrender Request and receive an acceptance from VOSD BEFORE
- Then complete this surrender ticket upon which you will receive communication on where to bring the dog(s) or where and when will they be picked up from.
VOSD is a private non-profit organisation. We are not funded by the government, and neither do we avail of other public funds, unlike other NGOs. You may voluntarily contribute an amount if you so wish.