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A Loving Hand of Adoption to Indian Pariah (Street) Dogs

Today I am going to talk about the Indian dogs (the local breed, or Pariah breed) we find all around us. I am writing this because I felt guided and also wanted to share some positive traits about these dogs along with some tips when, as a pet or animal lover, you decide to bring these beings home and adopt them as your beloved family member.

I am the owner of three Indian-breed dogs. I will surely share today my story and experience with this breed, as it was my very first experience adopting and raising it, as I had only raised a Spitz and a Labrador earlier.

We have been with dogs for 23 years now, and how my Indian breed came to live at home is another miracle story from the divine. My family and I were dealing with strange loneliness and depression after we lost our Labrador pet due to medical negligence by one of the government veterinarian hospital’s staff. We changed the vet, but by that time, his liver and kidneys were damaged due to the wrong medication, and unexpectedly, he left us too early at the young age of 6 years. He died in my arms, and this strange loneliness and depression continued for more than a year.

It felt like an important soul and a member of our family was missing from our family all of a sudden, and it felt like a wish to have had some more time with our beloved pet. It was heart-wrenching as he was very close to my sister, and we all tried to support each other, but there was a strange emptiness all around us, which was affecting our family a lot.

I came home late one night from work, got fresh, and sat sadly watching television for some time before going to sleep. Suddenly, I heard a puppy whining. I checked outside the window. I saw nothing. Suddenly, I realized the whining sound was coming from my room. I switched on the light and found a cute little Indian-breed dog that my sister got home from one of her NGO friends.

I was so happy and got overwhelmed when I picked him up and hugged him. That was the best gift I ever got. It felt like this is what was missing in our home and in my life. To be honest, my life and home are incomplete without these beautiful animals (dogs).

However, raising this adorable puppy was initially difficult for us because we had never dealt with an Indian breed before, not to mention that all dogs or pets come to our home for a specific reason (usually spiritually aligned; either they bring healing to us or they require from us). Whenever he growled, he used to literally say "Maa" (calling out to his mother). I deeply felt he was looking for motherly affection. This was not only shocking but miraculous too, as I never heard a dog growling or calling out "Maa".

Being a healer, I strongly felt it had a message from the divine to me to look deeper into it.

These breeds are the best security dogs and loving beings too, but we have to understand their breed and genes to understand them and deal with them efficiently and intelligently too. Let me tell you how and why.

The initial challenges (not really the challenges for me individually, it was more of an opportunity to understand him from a spiritual context) which were coming to my understanding were that first he had some soul-level issues that required immediate healing, and second, his behavioral traits were pointing towards him being unable to understand us as a family, unable to communicate and build that compassion towards us that other breeds easily accept, so acceptance was a big thing for this little baby here as he spent a few days in someone else’s home and later came to us after 40 days.

He was looking at my mom as his own mother and was expecting her to give him that cuddle and the love he was longing for. The pain of separation was clearly visible, but not from his mother in this life. It was way beyond what I could think as a pet owner and I could sense and feel a deep pain in his growling and urge to make us understand what the problem was. He also had some inbuilt behavioral traits I could sense coming from this life’s mother’s womb experience.

I am sharing my personal experience, and not every dog will have the same situation; some will have a completely smooth life, while others will face challenges based on their karmas, spiritual contracts, and vows with our souls before we even come to this life. I know some people who have never had these challenges, and even with the few stray dogs I feed, they have altogether different life patterns.

They are called stray or "street" dogs because no one has accepted them as a part of their families. This is also one of the reasons I am writing this article to bring this to everyone’s consciousness: why not accept them first, give them equal respect and acceptance, family, love, and care. The more volunteers come forward to adopt and accept them, the less you will see them struggling on the roads and streets. They are equally cute, loving beings. All you need to do is look beyond the veils of separation and illusions.

Dogs can be understood on a soul level only; you cannot just give them the tag of being a "dog" (an animal). They are much more spiritual and full of unconditional love than we humans are. They are babies forever. They equally feel emotions like us humans.

The initial months with my Indian breed pet were a little challenging to understand the root cause of his behavior. He tried to tell us something, but he didn’t know how, so he used to bite us. He also had weak bladder issues, so he used to pee multiple times a day. He used to growl or bark when he wanted to tell us something. Although the bladder issues were cured with medicine and healing combined, he still had some emotional issues.

One day, I got really upset and decided to go deeper into this problem and find out what was the cause. We are big-time dog lovers; no dog bites us or can bite us. We knew all the techniques to train and handle them, but he used to repeat this pattern with me and my family for no reason, even if he didn’t want to pee or go out.

I decided to contact an animal healer (I contacted a few, as at that time I was not much into animal healing). One of the animal healers asked me to share his picture and said they would send healing (but it showed minimal results; it actually worsened the problem as deep down I had faith in healing and I felt he wanted me to know what he was trying to share the divine messages with me and was more interested in getting healed by me only); one of the healers gave me a set of a few crystals to make an elixir and give that water to him. I tried different reiki techniques and charged the water to feed him; it did show some results, but not 100%.

I prayed to God and the angels to guide me to the right healer or animal communicator as deep down I had some questions to which I wanted answers. At the time, I contacted one of the Chennai-based animal communicators, who assisted me in obtaining answers to many of my questions, one of which was an overwhelming one: if this pet has any connections to my previous dog who died, you will be surprised to know that he did.

My current dog and the previous dog are soul friends. The reason he came to us was to push us for things and away from things that were not serving us anymore, and we also had to practice a lot of forgiveness for the issues going on in our family at that time, leaving old patterns and moving on. This was true because when the communicator, my dog’s soul, and I connected during a communication session, he revealed many things only I and my family knew.

He also gave me some tasks to complete or work on myself on certain things with my family and promised he would cooperate and stop biting if we listened to this divine message and worked on them.

Believe me, ever since we completed those tasks or worked on those areas of our lives, things changed drastically and became very positive with God’s grace. He did take birth as a local breed, but his soul had a greater mission for all of us, and the most loving thing is that he is being sent by my previous dog’s soul, as he used to stay very calm and could not help us for the purpose he wanted to convey to us during his life span. This message was really comforting for me as my sister and I used to miss him a lot and ever since he left us, there has been a strange emptiness in our hearts, lives, and homes too.

I then further decided to learn animal healing and started healing my dog. The issues revealed during these healing were astonishing. I regularly connected with his soul, and it was revealed to me that some of the issues were rooted in his mother’s womb and past life too. The pain he was expressing of separation from his mother was from his past life, where I got this vision of him as a five-year-old boy who lost his life accidentally while on a swing, swirling too fast in circular motions. In that life, he was also too mischievous and didn’t listen to his mother, and while doing such mischief, he lost his life. He got an injury on his forehead and died of the trauma of being separated from his mother. That cord had to be cut.

I healed the issues he had from his past lives and helped him release cords, emotions, pain, grief, and energies that were not serving him anymore.

I gradually started telling him verbally during the animal communication sessions that he is now a part of our family, we love him, we need him, he is safe, and he is accepted. I also told him to accept this life as a dog and fulfill his karma. His soul asked me why he became a dog, which I also answered for him, as I was in continuous communication with his angels and guides.

While raising him, I saw a tremendous improvement in spiritual growth for my family and myself. He had been a great mental, emotional, and spiritual support for me specifically. Because of him, I was able to learn many new techniques to heal and understand pets on a deeper level. His soul gave me this opportunity to work for the animal kingdom/species and connect with the animal spirits in a better way and understand the reasons and meanings of the messages they send to me from time to time.

I will always be grateful to his soul for coming into my life and into my family.

The Positive Traits of Indian (Pariah) Breed Dogs:

Mentally Super-duper Alert - They are extremely vigilant and will not miss a single sound.

Dutiful and Loyal – Very loyal beings and all they need is your love, attention, care, and acceptance. Their loyalty and love are unconditional. Even if you won’t have money or a home, they will stay beside you till their last breath.

Intelligent Beings – They are equally intelligent as other breeds and understand all that you speak from the heart to them.

Physical Fitness – Cute little babies forever but have long-term vitality.

Brilliant Watch Dogs – They are very good as watchkeepers. They will never ever let any suspicious person cross your gate.

Homely and Friendly – They are not fierce like some of the breeds we have, such as Pit bulls, Dobermans, and Rottweilers, etc. They are quite friendly if dealt with love.

Opportunities to work with Indian Breed Dogs/Behaviors to fix:

Ownership Issues Initially they might have ownership issues. You have to make them feel loved and that you are their family now. Build a relationship with them so they can understand that you are like a family to them. Treat them as you would treat other family members.

Hyper-activeness These breeds can sometimes be "hyperactive." You may heal them through "Bach Flower Remedy" (the best Bach remedy medicine for this is "Vervain"), which helped us a lot in bringing our dog’s hyperactivity syndrome under control, in addition to other combinations with Animal Reiki, Lama Fera, and Angel Healing. I personally used it due to the issues he went through in his past life as well as while being with us. However, you must consult an animal healer with Bach Flower Remedy expertise to know the appropriate dosage for the same. The healing techniques I used were in different patterns and at different times as per the divine guidance and not all at once. Also, we need to give some time to get the issues healed. Too much healing is not at all good. Pets accept only the energy they can handle. Furthermore, healing takes time; it is not a one-time occurrence.

Lots of Love They need lots of unconditional love and care. Each member must spend some time with them (this is equally practiced with other breeds too) and playtime improves the relationship with them and keeps them happy.

Understand Their Background – They have a habit of doing certain things that are due to their breeding and genes, so try to focus on the cause and heal the root cause as much as possible. I have observed this habit in almost all street dogs. Whenever you pour water from a bottle into a bowl to serve them, they will try to drink from the flowing stream, like drinking from a tap.
Survival Issues & Food Insecurity – They had seen and felt, from within the womb itself, their mothers living in fear and fighting for everyday survival, so they had a fear of survival or getting their food snatched by someone else. So, when you serve them food, never infuse fearing statements like "someone else will eat it." Do not name the person, like my mother used to tell our maid’s name and ask him to finish the food. If he wouldn’t eat it, she would come and eat it, so every time she comes home for household work, he gets insecure about his food and barks at her. Give them space to eat it as per their own will. Sometimes they may not like you to come near their food. Survival issues can only be healed with time and the amount of love and care you give them to help them understand they have a family now to care for them.
Minimal Training Required – They have some inbuilt qualities and intelligence. They need minimal training and make sure you accompany them during their training with the dog trainer. We were unaware initially of certain things and we never accompanied him. Later, we had to stop the training as he used to obey the trainer only and not us. I then consulted one of the best dog trainers of the Rashtrapati Bhawan Security Dog Training Team and found that a professional trainer will always ask the owner to accompany them, so during the training, the owner and dog will both learn how to train and deal with them. The latter would know that it had to obey the owner and not just the trainer. The best training starts at home and then outside. We then retrained him on our own to resolve this issue, and it did help. Do teach them basic etiquette and do’s and don’ts as per your family routine.
Aggression – While they grow into adults, their urge for breeding may lead to slight aggression. Here, sterilization may help, but before you go for a major operation, do consult your vet. Like humans, they also need a companion, so, depending upon your time and effort, they may get one too. There can be other reasons for aggression too, such as not giving them enough love, care, time, and attention. They may be feeling lonely, and as you play with them, it will help them stay grounded and reduce their aggression and hyperactivity too. At least 30–45 minutes of playtime must be devoted to them on alternate days or every 2-3 days. If they are feeling lazy, don’t force them much, but see to it this is not their routine.

Be very patient with these little cuddliest ones, as a few of them may take some time to understand their life’s journey, and only patience, faith, and love can heal them. Your dedication is equally required.

Respect their free will. Build a heart-to-heart connection with them so not only do they understand you well, but you are also able to understand them appropriately. Talk to them often as you would do with your kids. They will certainly respond to you. They talk to us through our mental body, thoughts, and intentions, and through the vibrations of love, we send to them.

Sometimes people ask me why dogs bark at certain people but are too cuddly with others. The only way to deal with this problem is not to fear or hate them, but to only love them. As I previously stated, animals, particularly dogs, sense our vibrations of love, fear, and hatred towards them even before we take any action, and this vibration is amplified through them, and they respond accordingly. If you fear or hate them, they will certainly bark at you fiercely, as they are also afraid that you may hurt them in fear or hatred. If you love them, they will never intentionally hurt you.

I fed 6 or more stray dogs often, and not a single one would ever bark at me or harm me. But I see them barking at a few people who do not like them or fear them. In fact, when I ask them not to bark or go away, they understand they must not do it, stop it, and go away. People are surprised at how well they understand me and obey me. The only key to every heart, whether of a human or an animal, is "Unconditional Love."

I have seen my dog’s journey from being a whining puppy to being a happy and well-mannered adult dog now. During these years, as we supported him in his life’s journey equally, he supported us, especially me. He holds a very special place in my life. Because of him, I was able to learn so much and am now able to heal other stray dogs and pets of my friends and clients too.

One thing I have learned from the animal kingdom is that they believe in the power of nature, they have inbuilt unconditional power of seeing beyond all earthly illusions and they teach us a lot about oneness (we are all connected, we are one, we are all love, one love), being one with the divine and, of course, loving and caring unconditionally.

Give them love and they will always love you back, be it any breed. But the Indian breed needs more attention and care because they are already suffering. Offer them a handful of love, care, food, acceptance, and respect, and see how miraculously they respond to you with their love and loyalty towards you.

Imagine if you were a dog or an animal in one of your lives and a group of people were eating, and you were seeing them from a distance hoping they would understand and feed you and show you some love, grace, and respect. However, they don't, but rather scold you or hit you to send you away with upsetting and harsh tones, emotions, and words. How would you feel? You have been given human life today, but who knows who and what you will be in the next life, depending on your karma and soul contracts.

Before I conclude this article, I want to raise a vital concern here as an animal and pet lover. If you hate animals or fear them, at least don’t hurt them. I have seen in the past people adopt or get dogs or other pets for show or just for the sake of it, and later either they don’t know how to handle them or care for them and abandon them, leaving them in a more stressful and traumatic state or harming them physically, emotionally, and mentally.

Please do not do this to these pure souls; you will not only hurt them but also earn bad karma for hurting them. Pets are not just for show; they are a big responsibility, as we have towards our elders, each other, and kids. If you can’t even love them, at least volunteer to give them shelter, water, and food. God made us humans. We are more blessed to be able to earn and cook for ourselves, but these souls cannot.

They are dependent on us; it is our social responsibility toward them as well as to Mother Nature. We cannot only continue to receive from the universe, but we must also return some good karma to the universe and accept the responsibilities of such lovely beings. They are harmless unless we have the intent to harm them.

The only difference between us humans and these animals is the human body and the animal's body. We are not just separated by these physical forms; we are all connected and are souls of the one divine light governing the whole cosmos. Being an animal is not a curse; we equally need them, it does not make them bad, and they equally contribute to the survival of Mother Nature.

I am mentioning all these facts here because it is evident from past life regressions of many of my acquaintances where they either saw themselves incarnated as an animal or their current beloved pet incarnated as their blood relative in a past life. Souls are souls, and they can come to us in any form to support us or get our support.

Don’t forget, dogs are also considered sacred and connected to Lord Kaal Bhairav, also known as Bhairav. Respect all species. They deserve it.

Live in compassion and mercy for all beings and creatures on this planet, not just yourself and humanity. Even in anxiety or fear, if they bark at you or try to bite, show them you care and love and they will certainly change their attitude towards you, I can assure you.

It is high time that we give animals equality, respect, and compassion. Remember, if you can’t understand the emotions and needs of these innocent and speechless beings, you will never be able to even understand human emotions.

I hope and pray to God and Angels to bring more compassion in our hearts and souls towards self, other humans, and all being & species on Mother Earth.

Remember we all are one; we are love; one love. Whatever we think and do will amplify back to us with the Law of Three!
Love, Light, Peace, Gratitude, and Lots of Blessings to All!!!
Should you need any assistance with animal communication and healing ever, you may always contact me.

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