Hi my name is Shanti. I am a 4 month old girl rescued from the streets of New Dehli, India. My mom was in Janakpuri where one Swedish student came in a guest house for few months and she started looking after the puppies and they were five of them.

Luckily a kind woman named Premlata Choudhary rescued me and my siblings from the street before harm could come to us. She is my savior. Most likely I would have met my death by on oncoming car if it weren’t for her.

I am now in Wadsworth, IL waiting to find my forever family. I am a super sweet little girl who loves to cuddle and play. I will steal your heart if you let me.


Desi (day-see) dogs live on the city and village streets of India, with an estimated 400,000 in the capital Delhi, alone. Also called Indies, Indian Native Dogs, or pariah dogs, these dogs have changed little over thousands of years. Desi dogs are highly intelligent, alert, good-looking, athletic, and full of character. Many urban desi dogs have recent European breed ancestry too, along with sighthound sleekness and speed.

While most street dogs experience indifference at best, some neighbors and business owners look after their community dogs. Delhi’s extreme weather (cold winters, sweltering summers, thick smog, and monsoons), dangerous traffic, disease, human violence, and attacks from other dogs, ensure that most desi puppies die before reaching adulthood. It’s a great irony that increasing numbers of status-conscious Indians are buying expensive and ill-suited foreign breed dogs, while more resilient and regal-looking native Indian dogs often have to travel internationally to find willing adoptive homes. Most of the desi dogs that ISDF places could not survive on Indian streets due to early orphaning or injury or have been rescued from especially threatening situations. Would you like to take me home?

If you are interested in adopting me, please contact Dawn at info@istreetdog.com. You can also find our adoption application here.

  • HOMETOWN New Delhi, India
  • Age/Weight/Sex FEMALE/4 months/10 pounds
  • Arrival Date December 29, 2018
  • Rescue Partner Premlata Choudhary