Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 23:
Preparing for a vacation during Dussehra and are wondering what to do with your cuddled canine? Worry not, because Tail Waggers is here to the rescue. Situated in Niladri Vihar area of the Odisha capital, Tail Waggers is an exclusive hostel for dogs equipped with amenities to give a ‘home away from home” ambience.
The man behind this initiative, Brijesh Das says, “We had eight dogs in the house, when I was growing up. I have always been a dog lover. While working in Kolkata, too, I had two of them. However, planning a holiday was always difficult because I could not delegate the responsibility of my dogs to anyone.”
On a regular day, the hostel houses about 10-15 dogs, while the number goes up to 35 during holiday season like summer vacations, Dussehra and Christmas. Prices of accommodation have been customized according to the breed of the dog. For instance, owners of Great Dane and Saint Bernard dogs are charged Rs. 600 while Labrador owners are charged Rs. 400 a day. Similarly, Pug owners have to cough up Rs. 300 a day.
Canines can also be taken to Tail Waggers in case of illness, pregnancy or for behaviour modification.
Dog owners are required to fill a form furnishing details like the name of their dog, age, gender, food specifications, address and contact details of the owner. The canines will be provided with healthy food as specified by their owner. They are brushed regularly, bathed at intervals and blow dried for a prim appearance. A vet is also consulted in case of any health issues. However, if the dog somehow dies during his stay, the authorities bear no responsibility of it.