1. VOSD is a dog’s best friend
    • The dog on the street that has been hit and left to die  will have care from VOSD.
    • The dog that lived in a house and that has been thrown on the road will have a home at VOSD.
    • The dog that no other rescuer or organisation can keep will have a home at VOSD.
    • The dog that lives in the home as a family — we will do everything to make its owners responsible pet parents. 
  2. VOSD is NOT a shelter. Dogs go out of a shelter only by two ways — they get adopted or they die. VOSD is a home. Dogs that come to us come to live a fulfilling life. They will want for nothing — food, shelter, care and company. 
  3. Creating the resources to make that happen is the responsibility of each person who works at VOSD. 
  4. Everyone’s bills get paid after the dogs’ bills get paid. If someone can’t put their weight behind the VOSD dogs they have no reason to be in VOSD.
  5. VOSD believes that all dogs should be neutered — that includes all pet dogs and stray dogs.
  6. VOSD is pro-life on mothers. If a female dog is pregnant she will not be aborted. If she has delivered, her babies are our babies for life. 
  7. VOSD will not euthanise a dog because we have no space, no resources, or not enough care. NO veterinarian will ever make that decision for any VOSD dog. Ever.
  8. The only valid reason to let a dog go is if that the dog is in insufferable pain AND has reached a point of no return. For no other reason. And that decision will ultimately be taken by the VOSD Founder until such time that the decision is deferred to someone else. 
  9. All decisions that VOSD makes — about raising funds, selling products and services, creating an organisation, hiring people, hiring vendors and using technology has one single purpose — how do we make the lives of Indian dogs better. 
  10. At the very centre of any decision are the dogs in our care. Any decision that endangers them in the short term, and that does not provide them with a better long term future, is invalid.
  11. VOSD does not exist to run businesses and make money to enrich shareholders. VOSD and VOSD’s business exist to create the best ecosystem and infrastructure for India’s dogs. VOSD will always be a non-profit that runs these legitimate enterprises to create the resources available for India’s dogs. 
  12. VOSD will be the undisputed leader and brand in India across every category we choose to operate. Not number 2, 3, or 4. 
  13. VOSD will always have the best canine talent in the country and internationally available for us to create these enterprises and deliver care for India’s dogs.