Bangalore: Sunday in Bangalore saw an adoption camp for Indian dogs - in a bid to get them off the streets and into homes. Call it puppy love, but it was something that drew Bangaloreans into the camp which was specifically designed to find homes for dogs without a pedigree.
And some dogs, like the young, black and white Friday, were lucky enough to find a home.
Friday's new owner, Paul had wanted a dog.
And while it was a happy moment for him, it was also a bit of a pang for Alexis and Mithun who had fostered Friday for the last couple of months after finding her in a ditch.
Alexis admitted there were some tears, to which Mithun quickly added that that was the reason he was wearing dark glasses!
Street dog adoption camps meet with mixed success in a society that still puts a premium on pedigree.
Volunteers Vinitha and Ankita from the Precious Paws Foundation, which had organized the camp, said people often looked at pedigree dogs as a status symbol and so overlooked the Indian street mutt.
Camps like the one held on Sunday are an attempt to find homes for Indian street dogs in need of shelter. They are also an attempt to change the obsession with pedigree and spread the message that the little Indian puppies are as good as they get.