Friday, November 21, 2014

The WSD Street Dogs Of India Calendar 2015

The WSD Street Dogs of India Calendar 2015

 Souvenirs of a Different Kind… Canine Keepsakes

The Snowy Sentinel – “Undaunted by the sudden snowfall that blitzed the Nathula Pass, this brave soldier never gave up his vigil at the Indo-China border.  The sub-zero temperatures were freezing but he stood guard on his territory, unmindful of the inclement weather conditions.” – Rutu Dave

Holidays mean different things to different people.  While they, no doubt, provide a break from one’s everyday routine, they are enjoyed in varied ways. For some a holiday means catching up with family and friends, for others it could be a time to unwind in solitude, for yet others it could mean taking off to distant horizons to experience places unknown.  Whatever be the manifestation, every holiday leaves you with memories and souvenirs that last a lifetime.  

The Watchful Waif – While we went on an expedition of discovery on the area around the hills of Koyna Dam, this little puppy looked curiously at us as if to say, 'This is my territory and so it shall remain'. I managed to capture the look of total ownership and bewilderment on his face.” - Sreeya Sen

The WSD Calendar for 2015 is a collection of souvenirs of a different kind. All the pictures have been captured by dog lovers, while taking time off.  Whether they’ve been challenging the elements at our snow capped borders, or enjoying a beach vacation or simply wandering the city streets on a weekend.  Every image evokes a memory for the photographer… a memory that helps them relive the pleasure they experienced at that time. 

The Royal Ranger – This playful soul met us near the entrance of the Vijaydurg Fort in the Konkan region and proudly showed us around his little kingdom.  He led us to the highest rampart and surveyed the land that lay beneath as his own.” – Vishtasp Palkhiwalla

So come, join these Canine Keepsakes, as they take you on an incredible journey, spanning the length and breadth of our country.
The Monsoon Model – “I generally spend my weekends with my camera, roaming around Mumbai with my parents. One rainy morning, as I was strolling along Marine Drive, I chanced upon this little dog watching me curiously.  His smiling face prompted me to capture his friendliness through my roving lens.” – Rehaan Goregaoker 

About our photographers:  The images in this year’s calendar are as diverse as the people who have captured them.  Coming from varied backgrounds such as media and working professionals (Sreeya Sen, Vishtasp Palkhiwalla), blogger cum photographer and dietician cum diabetes educator (Anil Purohit, Rutu Dave), an 11 year old student (Rehaan Goregaoker) and NGO professionals (Rohan Mukerjee, Abodh Aras), these people have generously shared canine souvenirs they have brought back from their wanderings as also the memories and stories accompanying them.

This calendar would not have been possible without the support of  Direction Software Solutions

The calendar is available at various outlets in Mumbai. (Please see list given below). It can also be couriered to various cities outside Mumbai (check with us on the courier costs depending on the no and type). It is priced at Rs 150 each. (Wall and Desk) as a donation towards WSD's sterilisation, immunization and health care programmes. For outside Mumbai orders, you can e-mail on or call 022-64222838 and we can speed-post it to you.

Outlets in Mumbai

South Mumbai

Kala Ghoda

WSD Office: C/o Mr F. Broacha, 2nd Flr, Yeshwant Chambers, B.Bharucha Marg, Near Fab India, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai – 23 Tel : 64222838 
Rhythm House : 40, K. Dubash Marg (Rampart Row), Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400023. Tel: 4322 2727 


Sleight of Hand:  Trafford House,  6, Prescott, Opposite Queens Mansion, Fort, 400 001.
Big Daddy, Lobby of Sterling Multiplex, Near CST, Mumbai 400 001

Dr Leena Dalal’s Clinic :Green Fields, Opposite Oval Maidan, Churchgate, Mumbai – 21 Tel: 66153497

Marine Lines

Dr Kurush and Dr Dipti's Clinic: Shop No 4 & 5, Silk House, JSS Road, Opp Kayanis, Dhobi Talao, Mumbai - 400002

Kemps Corner
Ibrahim’s Pet Shop :, Next to Crossword, Kemps Corner, Mumbai – Tel: 23806278 

Pawfect:  46, Hussain Manor, Bomanji Petit Street, Near Parsi General Hospital, Kemps Corner, Mumbai – Tel - 9820625092

Shake Hands My Pet Store Shop No 8, Noor Mahal, Tardeo. Mumbai: 400 034  Tel : - 23515184
Central Mumbai


 Dr Makrand Chavan’s Clinic : Shop No 1, Matoshree Tower, Kohinoor Mills Lane, Shivaji Park, Dadar – Mumbai- 28 Tel: 24380756
Kings Circle 
NADS, Room12,Shanti Niketan, Opp Kapol Nivas, Dr B A Road, Near Kings Circle,Mumbai. Tel : 24171984

Western Suburbs

Paws and Furs : Shop No 3, Kailash,156, Waterfield Road, Bandra, Mumbai. Tel: 66990858
Tailwaggers : 16th Road, Behind Hawaian Shack, Bandra, Mumbai. Tel: 9820127572

 Pawwfect, Shop No1. T135 Coalho's Compound (near Sangeeta apts). Juhu Tara Rd. Santacruz West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 400049. Tel No :  9167719702


Doggiie Dog World : Bunglow No.81, SVP Nagar, Janki Devi School Lane, MHADHA, Andheri, Mumbai. Tel : 91672 42218

  P.S. Please phone and check with outlet about availability before going