Launching Gone A-Stray

Gone A-Stray products have been designed by members of the Deccan Gymkhana Animal Welfare Group. Follow the Gone A-Stray Facebook page for latest updates

All proceedings from sale of these items will go towards sterilization, rescue and treatment of stray dogs and cats.


It was a discussion on our DGPS Facebook group in March 2012 that got us to thinking of the stray dog population in our neighbourhood. Studies conducted by W.H.O show that sterilization is the ONLY scientific and effective way to bring down the stray dog population of an area. Since 2012 we have been conducting street dog sterilization drives in Deccan, Karvenagar, Kothrud, Model Colony and Junglee Maharaj Rd parts of Pune. Thanks to the efforts of our committed team of volunteers and with the help of the PMC dog squad, private Veterinary Surgeons and animal welfare NGOs, as of April 2016 we have sterilized more than 700 male and female dogs, rescued and treated hundreds of sick and injured dogs and cats, rehomed more than 40 abandoned pet dogs and found loving homes for more than 150 stray puppies. In addition to all this we conduct annual vaccination drives where 200+ dogs are vaccinated against Rabies.

Our main focus is on sterilization because it not only curbs the street dog population, it decreases aggression, howling and pack infighting, thus reducing dog human conflicts in neighborhoods. Sterilization also improves the health of both female and male dogs. Keeping dogs healthy and vaccinated reduces the risk of Rabies.

Each sterilization surgery costs us between Rs 1500 to Rs 5000. In some cases, even when the surgery is free, we need funds for post op foster care of the dogs. By buying our very reasonably priced products you will be contributing towards a good cause. We will be coming up with new ideas and designs every week – please stay tuned. To buy any of the items displayed in the photos please contact Avanti at 9881232446. Thanks

You can read more about our work here

New products launched in August 2016 include Toilet / travel kits, jewelry pouches, mobile phone pouches and coin pouches – all in animal print. Limited items available. If  interested in buying these, please send a whatsapp msg or sms on 9822061155. Collection points also on Karve Road and FC Road. Home delivery possible in Deccan, Karvenagar and Model Colony if the purchase is worth more than 1500/-