Readers only offer: Get additional Rs 200 off on 'The Better Home' powerful natural cleaners. Shop Now
Meet the Freagles: Ahmedabad’s Dog Lovers Are on a Mission to Find Homes for Rescued Beagles

Meet the Freagles: Ahmedabad’s Dog Lovers Are on a Mission to Find Homes for Rescued Beagles

An online community in Ahmedabad is making it possible for the city’s homeless beagles to find loving homes.

The group, which calls itself Dog Lovers in Ahmedabad, has already found homes for seven ‘freagles’.

Image source: Facebook

Freagles, as you might have already guessed, is a sobriquet for free beagles. The adoption process is intended for 11 beagles in total, which were released from a laboratory in January. The beagles were intended for euthanasia when the dog lovers team took it upon itself to give the animals a new lease of life.

On release from the laboratory, the community housed the animals at a shelter in Sanand while an online campaign began to find potential homes.

You might also like: Welcome to Charlie’s Animal Rescue Centre, Where Animals Are Free and Love Is Unconditional

Richa Singh Choudhuri, who is part of the group, spoke to the Times of India about their meticulous screening process, which starts with an online form with 90 questions. Those interested in adoption are screened thoroughly and have to undergo counselling too.

“It is not easy to adopt a laboratory-rescued dog as it is incapable of doing a lot of things a normal dog will easily do,” said Richa. “Moreover, these dogs will initially be scared by common household sounds such as that of a pressure cooker whistle and even a doorbell. It takes a lot of patience to train these dogs.”

Once the adoption process is complete, a contractual agreement ensures that dogs are cared for and given regular medical attention too. These freagles cannot be adopted by anyone else without permission from the team. Richa told TOI that these measures are taken keeping these special animals in mind.

This February, The Better India & The Care Shelter have partnered together to bring an animal rescue van to Bangalore. If you #LovePawsitivity, support this campaign.

Unable to view the above button? Click here

Despite the challenges of raising these dogs, a number of citizens have stepped up to adopt these dogs. While some of the adopters are veteran pet owners, others have taken up the challenge to give these adorable dogs an opportunity to feel at home.

Know more about Dog Lovers of Ahmedabad here.

Like this story? Or have something to share? Write to us:, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
NEW: Click here to get positive news on WhatsApp!

Let’s be friends :)
Sign in to get free benefits
  • Get positive news daily on email
  • Join our community of positive ambassadors
  • Become a part of the positive movement
Before you go...

We have a favor to ask.

Our teams put in a lot of effort to create the content you love at The Better India.

The Better Home is a range of safe and eco-friendly home cleaners by The Better India. We put out curated content on our Instagram account- green living hacks, green innovations, leading a no-tox life and heroes in the sustainability space.

It would help us if you can follow our Instagram handle and spread the word around.