VOSD, India’s largest dog rescue, that runs arguably the world’s largest no-kill dog sanctuary, and operates India’s largest referral hospital for dogs within the VOSD SANCTUARY — has reached its capacity of 1400 dogs. Over the last 11 yrs, VOSD has rescued over 25,000 dogs from over 50 Indian cities as far as the North East and given them unparalleled lifelong care. But now we are FULL. Will you help us save more dogs across India?
India has the largest stray dog population in the world; and also holds the dubious title of being the country with the highest pet abandonment rate of over 50%.
There are absolutely no systems in place to care for stray dogs who in addition to suffering from debilitating diseases and road-accident injuries are subjected to hateful crimes against them. In some parts, they also become victims of structured and institutionalized genocide.
Across India, our beloved stray dogs face unimaginable challenges. They brave illnesses, road accidents, and even cruel acts of violence. It’s heartbreaking to think of these innocent souls enduring such hardships.
VOSD Sanctuary is the only hope of these neglected, abused, and down-on-their-luck stray dogs or abandoned pet dogs. Each month we admit more than 30 rescued dogs to our facility for lifelong care. These dogs come to us from every corner of India and find themselves in the most amicable and carefree environment. However, we are FULL and cannot take in any more dogs.
Without VOSD, our dear Indian rescued stray dogs will have no place to go, so we are expanding capacity. Please help us in building more kennels, so that we can bring home 1,000 more dogs and provide them with the best care possible.
Phase 1 of expansion will cost INR 89 lakh ($ 100,000). Kindly do come forward and support us in constructing more kennels for India’s most vulnerable and abused dogs.
Will you help us in saving 1000 dogs right away? Donate now!
It is not easy to do what we do, but you can help us care for our dogs. Monthly expenses to run the VOSD Sanctuary are extremely high, and your support helps us provide the best care for our resident dogs and fund VOSD stray dog rescues and sterilisation projects across India.
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Donate Directly to VOSD
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Why should you donate to a dog shelter?
Dog shelters house too many dogs and they all need care in the form of food, medical facilities, and a safe and protective shelter. In order to establish such shelters, they need help from the community or the government. Across the world, millions of dogs get euthanized simply because there is no room anymore and they have not been adopted. If the shelters had more resources, this can be avoided. However, it is not only money that can help. People can contribute with their time, energy, donate food, and bedding, etc.
Make a donation: Every bit helps. Donate what you can towards doggy care.
Give your time: Volunteering is always welcomed in dog shelters. You can walk the dogs, help in feeding them, be a friend to the dogs, get involved in the activities of the shelter as they try to garner funds for its upkeep. You can volunteer in an administrative capacity by answering the phones, managing the website, and promoting the shelter through social media.
Donate supplies: You can find out what your local dog shelter needs and donate toys, bedding, crates, heating pads, food, etc. Make sure the toys are safe for dogs of all sizes, and all that you donate have been checked for quality.
Adopt a dog: Adopting a dog from the shelter or getting one of the rescue dogs is a great way to contribute to the welfare of dogs and it would help the shelter in having one less dog to provide for.
Is VOSD the right charity for dogs? What makes us different?
VOSD prides itself on being the world’s largest ecosystem of no-kill rescue, rehabilitation and lifelong care for dogs, and the services that support it. We rescue over 200 dogs a year across 30 cities and take special care to provide the best environment for these dogs, giving them a second chance at life.
If you are equally passionate about the welfare of strays and abandoned pet dogs, do your bit to help safeguard your companions by supporting our charity for dogs in India through donations or by volunteering. When you donate to a dog’s welfare at VOSD, you can be assured that the highest standards of hygiene, safety, and welfare are adhered to as we scale up our operations.
Donation for Dogs in India: how do they help?
We help rehabilitate strays who are incapable of fending for themselves due to abuse or their health conditions and play an integral part in a stray dog’s life. VOSD is located near Bangalore, India, and hundreds of rescued dogs reside here lifelong without ever worrying about food, shelter, and care. Our entire workforce is passionate about helping these dogs live a life of dignity, and your donations for dogs help us continue on our mission.
Charity for Dogs in India: How VOSD uses your online donations
- VOSD is the world’s largest ecosystem of no-kill rescue, rehabilitation, and lifelong care for dogs, and the services that support it.
- VOSD is a home for life for dogs who have no hope of surviving on the streets and we have the infrastructure to take care of ~1400 dogs all of which receive the best nutritional care, veterinary services, and lots of love and cuddles for the rest of their natural life.
- VOSD Sanctuary was founded on the principle that no dog will ever be euthanized because of lack of space, money, or resources.
- VOSD is home to not just India’s most ‘unadoptable’ dogs, but also of ‘Patriot Dogs’ — India’s service dogs who have been retired from the Karnataka Police, Reserve Police, Railway Police, Kerala Police and the Indian Army.
- We provide the world’s first remote medical assistance service for dogs wherein our vets read diagnostic reports remotely and recommend treatments for injured/ ill dogs.
- VOSD has created a series of firsts, including the world’s first mobile app for dog rescue and custom CRM to boost rescue and treatment operations. We have also created India’s first blood bank for stray and pet dogs.
About VOSD: Your Questions Answered
How is VOSD different from other animal shelters in the country?
First and foremost, VOSD isn’t an animal shelter, but a sanctuary with the capacity to take care of ~1400 rescued dogs that can live at our premises for life. We cater to the most difficult cases of rehabilitation such as dogs that have been blinded with acid, sexually assaulted, run over & paralyzed. We give these dogs a second chance at life and a safe home.
How does VOSD cater to such a large number of dogs?
All dogs at VOSD Sanctuary are free to roam within their 50+ enclosures spread across the 3.5-acre area as they are never chained or left in isolation. The dogs also have access to a veterinary hospital, 24*7 water & power supply, agility parks & a jet-powered hydrotherapy pool.
How has been VOSD able to manage its expenses and overhead costs?
In the early days of inception, founder Rakesh Shukla privately funded the organization. Later, VOSD started creating a series of product and entertainment brands/properties to help support operations, funded and patronized by dog lovers worldwide:
- Art for Dogs (a dog inspired art exhibition)
- Barking Mad (a stand-up comedy special)
- Howling Mad (a music festival)
- Stars for Dogs (invites celebrities)
- Monster Bake (a dog food baking festival)
Since 2019, VOSD has started accepting donations online across India and the world, and since then over 20,000 donors/supporters have been sending in donations to help grow the VOSD ecosystem and care for the VOSD dogs.
What is the No-Kill policy of VOSD?
VOSD and its entire workforce believe in the ideology of serving our dogs with the same level of care and shelter as is given to a pet dog. It has never let go of any dog on account of a lack of resources, space, or finances.
As an organization, VOSD has a strong No-Kill policy. Only if a dog is in unbearable pain and has no chances of recovery is euthanizing considered an option. However, to prevent abuse of the dogs at any level, the process requires three signatures in total (two from professional vets and the third being of the VOSD founder).
What tax benefits will I get if I donate to your charity for dogs online?
According to Indian bylaws, all online donations/direct bank transfers for nonprofit organizations that you do in INR get an 80G tax exemption.
How will VOSD use the funds once I make a donation for stray dogs online?
Each month, VOSD requires a minimum amount of INR 17.5 lakhs to manage and run the VOSD sanctuary as is. Your funding is used to support one of these operational costs:
- Food & nutrition
- Operations & maintenance
- Medical aid & treatments for our dogs
- Speciality support from veterinary hospitals in Bangalore city
You can get a breakup of our monthly expense and figure out your donation for dogs in India by checking information given here.
What forms of payments does VOSD accept?
VOSD takes donations online through credit card /debit card / UPI in INR. You can also support the campaigns running live on the dog donation website, and cover monthly expenses of hundreds of resident dogs at the VOSD Sanctuary and Hospital by directly paying via IMPS / RTGS / NEFT modes.Bank details are mentioned below. For any donation related queries please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you prefer to donate to VOSD directly, here are our
Bank Transfer / Cheque Details:
All donations in INR get an 80G tax exemption.
Donate in INR only using IMPS / RTGS / NEFT
VOSD Bank account details (formerly called Corporation Bank) have got updated.
Bank Account Name: The Voice Of Stray Dogs
Bank Account Number: 520101075883577
IFSC Code: UBIN0920924
MICR Code: 560026055
Bank Name: Union Bank of India
Bank Address:Diamond District Kodihalli Branch
#1, Ground Floor, Victor Mansion, GDF, Near Diamond District, Golf Road, Kodihalli, Old Airport Road,
Once you make a direct bank transfer
please write to email@example.com with these details
so we can send you the 80G receipt
Name on receipt
PAN (Mandatory for issuing 80G receipts as per Govt. mandate)
Date of Donation
Transaction type: Online/Cheque