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Now leave your pet at a 'guest house'

Going for a vacation and worried about who will take care of your pet while you are away? “Pet guest houses” have come up in the Capital to take away your worries. Read on...

india Updated: Mar 04, 2009 17:32 IST

Going for a vacation and worried about who will take care of your pet while you are away? Then stop worrying, for “pet guest houses” have come up in the Capital to take away your worries.

People who have pets at home and are frequent travellers are often forced to leave their pets at some friend’s place, who they believe will take proper care of it.

Though people often do this as a way to show they care, no doubt it affects them economically, says an entrepreneur who has come up with the idea of “pet guest houses.”

“I started this facility in June last year and I provide shelter and ‘lodgings´ to dogs, guinea pigs and fishes as of now,” says Vizal Atheya of such a shelter situated at Gurgaon near the Capital.

There is no specified time period and pet owners can keep their pets for as long as they are out of town, he says.
Atheya, however, adds that since his venture is a new one, he has only been keeping puppies and dogs of small and medium breeds.

Another young entrepreneur Mayank Chaturvedi says that they even provide ‘pick and drop´ facilities in a bid to attract more pet owners to keep their pets at his ‘guest house´. Chaturvedi’s company offer to come and pick up pets from the owner’s place in a vehicles that are specially designed for them.