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“The Voice of 800 Dogs” Festival

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‘The Voice of 800 Dogs’ festival runs from 20 June 2018 for 3 months and will celebrate, showcase and support the 800 rescued dogs that call the VOSD SANCTUARY™ their home. ‘The Voice of 800 Dogs’ Festival has voices of artists, activists, comedians, musicians, celebrities and yours – to support the 800 rescued dogs of the world’s largest no-kill sanctuary & rescue.

VOSD has rescued over 7,500 critically injured or abandoned dogs, administered over 250,000 treatments and has 800 dogs that live for life on a lush sanctuary with nutrition, maintenance and onsite medical care that is unprecedented worldwide. The VOSD has been the subject of hundreds or television, radio, and newspaper stories and documentaries including in the BBC, Al Jazeera, CNN IBN, NDTV, The Times of India, Economic Times, Deccan Chronicle, News18 etc in India, Japan, Germany, South America etc. VOSD’s effort is supported by VOSD DOG CARE™  which is India’s only nationally available & complete dog care and provides Advice > Diagnosis > Treatments > Products > Legal Assistance > Classifieds > Communities > Rescue.

All Festival details including announcements, dates, schedule, and ticketing etc will be available on the “The Voice of 800 Dogs” Festival page


“VOSD National awards for the Best Dog Care in India”

The first pan India award that allows dog enthusiasts to nominate and vote for various dog related categories including veterinary services, rescue, businesses etc.

“The Land of 800 Dogs”: Exhibition

This exhibition a visual journey into the home and life of 800 rescued dogs, and those on the streets

Date: to be announced. Venue: to be announced.


Boman Irani (professional photographer & actor, Mumbai), Cop Shiva (professional photographer, Bangalore), Rahul Ajith (pro-am photographer, Bangalore), Tejol Kolwalkar (professional photographer, Mumbai), Natty Mason (multi-discipline artist, London), Shashank Jayaprasad (professional photographer, Bangalore), Asif Musa (professional photographer, Bangalore), Traer Scott* (Publisher of 8 photo books, Providence, Rhode Island), Romain ‘el henaff (Pro-Am photographer, France), Sudhir Shivaram (celebrated wildlife photographer)


Faizan Khatri (professional artist, Mumbai), Baadal Nanjundaswamy (professional artist, Bangalore)


Shail Suneja (professional artist, Bangalore)


Milind Mulick (watercolors, Pune), Bijay Biswaal (watercolors, Nagpur), Mohan Khare* (oil/ illustrations/ watercolor, Fremont CA), Papri Bose (acrylic on canvas, Mumbai), Gumi Malhotra (dog portraits, Bangalore), Aarohi Singh Phadke (Fempowerment Woman Achiever for Fine Arts: Painting and Sculpture – 2016, Bangalore), Zia Mistry (Srishty Design School student)

Vir Das for VOSD

India’s highest selling English comedian – Vir Das lends his support for VOSD.
Vir Das’ Under Construction | A Trial Show
Date: 6 July at 08 PM–10 PM | Venue: St. Andrew’s Auditorium,Bandra. Mumbai, Maharashtra


“Barking Mad” 12: Headlined by Abhishek Upmanyu (Delhi)

Barking Mad is India’s leading charity stand-up comedy franchise with sold out shows in support of VOSD

Date: to be announced. Venue: to be announced.

“The Book for 800 Dogs”, coffee table book launch

The coffee table book that shows the lives of the 800 rescued dogs of the VOSD Sanctuary. Photographed on location on digital, 35mm camera and medium formats. Produced by Kannan Mehta (Bangalore),  Sangeeta Velegar (Bangalore) & Susan Roberts (Hamilton, Montana)

Date: to be announced Venue: to be announced Purchase:

“The Ride for 800 Dogs” with Ducati

Ducati rides for VOSD in a fundraiser bike ride with India’s premium riding club that rides to the land of 800 dogs.

Date: 5th Aug 2018 Venue: UB City

  • Ride & participation details: to be announced


Outdoor family fun with dogs

Date: to be announced. Venue: to be announced. Ride details: to be announced

  • Furball brings dogs and their owners to experience fun and games together in great outside environments. So far these have included both gourmet experiences and flea market like feels in and around Bangalore.

“Monster Bake”: Bake Sales

Monster Bakes are India’s largest charity bake sales that is supported by Bangalore’s premium patisseries

Date: to be announced. Venue: MG Road.

  • Monster Bake has Bangalore’s most exclusive patisseries and bakeries such as Ganache from The Ritz Carlton, Fava, Caperberry, Amande, Lavonne, and Ovenderful bake for ‘The Voice of 800 Dogs’.

Online fundraisers

Sponsor 1 of 800 VOSD rescued dogs.

Date: to be announced. Venue: The VOSD 80G Store

‘Dogs are Babies’ online photo contest

For those who baby their dogs. They can share pictures with the world, get people to vote and win.

Date: 16 July 2018 to 1 Sept 2018. Venue: The VOSD Contest Page

VOSD Talks: Responsible Dog Ownership/Rescue

Awareness sessions about responsible dog ownership and animal laws, especially in the context of by-laws by BBMP and other municipal bodies. The VOSD Blog is the world’s largest legal, data and medical FAQ with a wealth of data about issues concerning dogs.

Date: to be announced. Venue: to be announced