Now a matrimony website for dogs in Indore

  • Nida Khan, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Sep 15, 2014 19:51 IST

Need to mate your dog? Dissatisfied with the options available? Worried about the pedigree? Rest assured, a dog matrimony website is the answer to all the problems.

Dogsvilla, the website aims at finding dog owners a suitable mate for their royal pedigrees. Akram Khan, a lad from Indore who is the mind behind the website, says: "At times, people are choosy and cannot mate their dogs with any other breed because they want to maintain the lineage of their dogs. It is then that the problem of finding a suitable other crops in. Through our services, we give them the chance to find a match all around the country."

Maintaining a database of 4,000 dogs placed all over the country, Khan initially came up with the idea of the site when he was faced with a similar problem.

"I had a Rottweiler of the finest pedigree and wanted to mate him with someone of the same quality. It was so difficult to find a qualified mate. It was only then that I felt many people would be facing similar problems; so the creation of a hub," he shares.

Getting featured in the top-100 best start-up ideas at a competition held at IIM-Ahmadabad last year, the idea wrestled its way amongst more than 16,000 ideas sent from all over the country. Akram worked on this idea for more than three years and came up with an interesting and user-friendly feature of the matrimonial website: the absence of any membership fees.

"We do not charge them any fees, because we want people to connect. Even if they are not looking for mates to their animal friends, they can always connect with us for other services like adoption and trading."

Khan, with a smile, shares the USP of the venture. "People usually don’t frequent the website, because they are not sure about the authenticity. One can easily cheat them. But with me, I know all the 4,000 members in my database. I personally look into adoptions and verify whether they are fit."

For getting closely connected to all these members, he created a Facebook page under the name 'My dogsvilla'. An animal lover, Akram feels it is important to keep a track of the animals after adoptions.

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