The Dog-Father of India

Rakesh Shukla Amongst Canine Friends at VOSD Sanctuary

The Voice of Stray Dogs (VOSD Trust)

Rakesh Shukla, known as “The Dog-Father of India,” founded The Voice of Stray Dogs (VOSD) Trust in 2012. VOSD is a 12A & FCRA registered trust and in 10yrs it has rescued 30,000+ dogs from across India. VOSD has brought in over 5000 most hopeless dogs to live out their lives at the VOSD Sanctuary at Bangalore and provided over 0.5 million sophistated treatments for free.  The VOSD Trust is

  • India’s largest dog rescue
  • World’s largest no kill shelter/ sanctuary aka the VOSD Sanctuary & Hospital
  • Operates India’s largest speciality referral hospital for dogs. 

1500+ rescued dogs live permanently at the VOSD Sanctuary. No dogs are ever euthanized because of lack of space, money or resources. EVER. EACH dog has the best, most sophisticated, most expensive, medical care in India. 

VOSD is also home to what we call ‘Patriot Dogs’ i.e. retired service dogs of the Karnataka Police, Reserve Police, Railway Police, Kerala Police and army dogs and horses. 


Heartfelt Moments with Dogs at VOSD by Rakesh Shukla.

The largest dog rescue in India

The VOSD Sanctuary takes in over a dog a day from across India (400 dogs each year). These dogs are brought in by flight, road and train not just from Bengaluru but from Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Chennai, Trivandrum, Indore, Coimbatore, Kolkata, Cochin with 30 other cities.

VOSD only takes in dogs that can’t survive without our help and are not being adopted by anyone. They include – old dogs, blinded with acid, run over and paralysed, sexually assaulted, slashed with knives, tied to train tracks and also hundreds of abandoned pet dogs

VOSD pays for the initial rescue, transportation, medical bills and rehabilitation and then lifetime care for the entire natural life of the dog. 


VOSD Hospital Veterinarians Conducting Examinations

The most sophisticated vet care in India

VOSD medical is comparable or better than the best private care available in the India. 

The Hospital at the VOSD Sactuary is over 10,000 square feet fully equipped hospital with simultaneous treatment of 10 dogs, 2 surgery rooms. 

  • 300+ treatments are delivered each day
  • 400+ surgeries are performed each year
  • 1000+ diagnostics tests including blood tests, sonography, xray, ECG are given each year to our dogs. 
In addition VOSD runs a fleet to Mobile Clinics in Bangalore that is taking sophisticated treatment to the streets of Bangalore. 
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